This is an amazing opportunity to explore and discover one of the hidden gems of the Western Desert of Egypt; an area hardly known or visited.
It’s the cross road of ancient routes, and area of spectacular beauty, and diverse landscapes.
You will get the chance to wander across magnificent hills, spectacular dunes, and shimmering outcrops as if in some lost or unknown planet!
Day 1: Thursday Jan 26th
7AM – Pick-up from meeting point in Cairo, and drive to Baharya Oasis.
11AM – Meet our crew and 4×4’s at the point pf departure to the desert.
12:30PM – Stop for an amazing group lunch courtesy of our Bedouin chef
2:30PM – Resume our course into the desert to watch amazing landscapes and stop at a number of sites.
5:30PM – Stop for our night camp in the desert; coffee and refreshments are served by the campfire. Delicious dinner is freshly cooked in camp as we watch the stars and listen to some Bedouin songs if our crew is inspired.
Day 2: Friday Jan 27th
7AM – Wake-up call and enjoy coffee, tea and juices by the fire. Freshly baked bread is prepared.
9AM – Wander for an hour hike in the desert as our crew loads the vehicles and follow us to resume our desert excursion.
12PM – Stop for lunch by an amazing spot to capture the landscape of our Western Desert of Egypt.
2PM – Ensure our course to the highlight destination for the trip; a spectacular area of high hills, that shimmer up over the desert plain. This is an area of immense beauty and variety.
5PM – Camp amid the dunes of the spectacular bAy Maharrik belt with an amazing dinner served.
Day 3: Saturday Jan 28th
6AM – A rather early wake-up call for hot drinks and refreshments
7AM – Breakfast is served
8AM – Leave our camp for a 1 hour walk of the desert until the crew loads the vehicles and pick us up. Our course is towards the oasis of Al-Harra, the northernmost oasis of Baharya
12:30PM – Stop for lunch in an amazing and spectacular picturesque area of “el-Garenat”
This area is hardly reached by visitors and one of the hidden gems of the Western Desert of Egypt.
4PM – Exit the desert at al-Harra oasis and arrive at the meeting point with the buses to take you back to Cairo
Price is 4400 for tourists or 3800le for Egyptians
– all transportation to and from Cairo
– all meals; 3 meals/day
– 2 nights camping
– all camping gear; mattresses, blankets and tents
– All water and refreshments
– guiding and permissions
What to bring:
– head lamp
– re-fillable water bottle
– wet nappies
– heavy warm jacket
– hiking or warm shoes
– favorite sleeping bag (if you wish)
– comfortable socks (we recommend wool/thermal)
– warm hat/toque
– warm comfortable clothes in layers