3 days tour to Siwa oasis from Cairo
Siwa Oasis has been Considered one the most mysterious of all Egypt’s oases, Siwa Oasis is also the most fascinating. It’s history has not only been shaped by all major civilizations, but also by the contrast of the surrounding desert with the lush soil of the oasis setting.
The Siwan people have their own culture and customs and, as well as speaking Arabic, we speak own Berber (Amazigh) language. Women still wear traditional costumes and silver jewelers and Siwa remains one of the best places to buy traditional local handicrafts.
Climb through the ruins of the old city for magnificent views of the whole oasis. Walk, hire a bicycle or ride in a caretta (donkey cart) to outlying sights and bathing places.
Take a dip in one of the many cool and refreshing springs. Taste traditional Siwan foods. Enjoy a truly unforgettable and unique cultural experience
Day_1: Cairo to Siwa oasis
After picking up from your hotel in Cairo or Giza at 05:00 am, drive to El Alamein , driving distance: 259 km. It takes 3 hours driving, on the way we stop for a coffee break. Arrival at El Alamein at 08:30
From 08:30 till11:30 Visit El Alamein Museum
, which gives good information about the battle of El Alamein
The museum, about 1 mile west of the British memorial, is located on the north side of the road, for anyone interested in the war Memorabilia. the tombs of the Italians and Germans, Commonwealth War Graves drive to Marsa Matrouh from El Alamein
At 11:30 drive to Siwa through Marsa Matrouh. From: El-Alamein, Al Alameen to Siwa, Egypt.
Driving distance: 485 km.
Duration: 6 hours 6 mins.
Light lunch will be served on the way.
Dinner will be served in the hotel.
Day_2: Explore siwa oasis
Pick up at 07:00 am from the hotel after having breakfast. You will visit Siwa attractions, we will start with Alexander the Great Temple is also known as the Temple of the Oracle
It is believed that Alexander the Great wished to consult the Siwan oracle to seek confirmation that he was the son of Zeus. The Greek god of gods, when he and his entourage arrived at Siwa oasis after a long trip through the desert. Then drive to the salt lake at 08:30
At 09:00 then Proceed to the salt lake
to get an amazing experience to swim, the water makes you float above
At 11:00 Then proceed to (Cleopatra's bath
)The spring of the sun. It has been mentioned by travelers to Siwa, The legend maintains that Cleopatra swam here, Then Proceed to the temple of Umm Ubaydah
or Amun temple
, Just 200 m further from the Temple of the Oracle, the temple was erected by the pharaoh Nectanebo of the 30th Dynasty, Then Proceed to Visit Gebel Al Mawta
12:00( Taste the Siwan lunch ) in a Siwan restaurant at Abdo restaurant,
Then you will adventure the desert by discovering the Great Sand Sea
. by Jeep 4x4, Visit the hot and Cold spring Bir Waheed
Later, we enjoy some traditional Bedouin Tea by sunset.
Overnight in desert Camp and Enjoy Bbq Dinner.( If you need to Sleep in a Hotel instead of the camp, This is also available. we have nice Ecolodges in Siwa)
Day_3: Siwa to Cairo
Breakfast at the Camp at 07:00 then drive back to Siwa oasis, Visit Shali Fort
, and free time for shopping, then drive to the Mountain of the Dead is a conical mountain a little over a kilometer to the north of Shali. Tombs from the twenty-sixth Dynasty, Ptolemaic, and the Roman periods are cut into the side of the mountain, There are four tombs worth seeing at Gebel Al – Mawta.
Then drive to Cairo , Through Marsa Matrouh ”North Coast of Egypt” for lunch
From: Siwa, Egypt.
To: Marsa Matruh, Mersa Matruh, Egypt.
Driving distance: 308 km.
Duration: 4 hours 9 mins.
Arrival at 13:00 and have some time at the beach Discover Marsa Matrouh, then drive back to Cairo
From: Marsa Matruh, Mersa Matruh, Egypt.
To: Cairo , Egypt.
Driving distance: 446 km.
Duration: 4 hours 42 mins.
Arrival to Cairo at 20:00
The Program Can be extended to be 4 days 3 Nights with 70 $ Per Person Extra
The Program Can be extended to be 5 days 4 Nights with 100 $ Per Person Extra