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Expedition to the Great Sand Sea in Siwa

Tours in Siwa: Expedition to the Great Sand Sea



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Reviews Expedition to the Great Sand Sea


Reviewed by: ægyptus Intertravel

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7/10/2008

Expedition to the Great Sand Sea

Aegyptus Travel drives you into one of the most amazing landscapes worldwide, the Great Sand Sea.

A breath-taking 16 days trip along the desert, the valleys of Jebel Uwaynat and the Gilf el Kebir with ist neolithic rock drawings.

This impressive tour ends with a tour to the Siwa oasis.

Check the program to have an idea of the wonderful experience you can have by joining our expedition to the Great Sand Sea... see our fixed departures and prices here.

1. Day: Arrival

Arrival at Cairo Airport, transfer to Ho­tel.

2. Day: Kairo - Fayum - Wadi Rayan -Wadi Heitan

Departure to Fayum by jeep. Proceed to Wadi Rayan, and then to the National Park of Wadi Heitan. Tent overnight.

3. Day: Wadi Heitan - Baharija – White Desert

Arrival in Baharija and proceed to the White Desert.

4. Day: White desert – Farafra - Dakhla

In the morning two hours walk through the White Desert near Wadi Mushroom and its famous mushroom-shaped rocks. Afterwards drive to Farafra, visit to the local museum. After lunch drive to Dakh­la and visit to the old town of El Qasr.

5. Day: Dakhla – Shagar Loof – Mud Lions - Gilf el Kebir

We go towards the Gilf el Kebir by jeep, through the famous rocks of Shagar Loof. Proceed to Abu Ballas.

6. Day: Eight Bells – Kamal el Din Monument - Jebel Uweinat

We pass the WWII runway of Eight Bells. Proceed along the Eastern flank of the Gilf el Kebir toward the monument for Prince Kamal el Din. Then we drive through the Clayton craters.

Then we enter the area of the Gebel Uwainat and explore the wadis with 4x4. Tent overnight on the way to Karkur Talh.

7.Day: Karkur Talh

Arrival in Karkur Talh during the morning. This day is dedicated to the exploration of the area.

8.Day: Karkur Talh – Wadi Sura - Foggini Cave

Visit to the hills of Peter and Paul, and then to Wadi Sura in the western Gilf el Kebir. Tent overnight.

9. Day:Aqaba - Wadi Homra

Departure from Wadi Sura and arrival to the Gilf via el Aqaba. Tent overnight in Wadi Homra.

10.-12. Day: Silica Fields - Great Sand Sea

From the Silica Fields we drive through the Great Sand Sea

13. Day: Siwa Oasis

Entrance into Siwa oasis, the most remote oasis of the Western Desert.

14. Day: Siwa - Matruh

Sightseeing in Siwa, then drive to Marsa Matruh on the Mediterranean coast.

15. Day: Matruh - Alamein – Alexandria - Cairo

Departure on the coastal road, passing El Alamein. City tour of Alexandria , then proceed to Cairo. Hotel overnight.

16. Day: Departure

Back to Cairo airport.

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