Weekend in Western Desert: 2023 Season – Djara Cave, White Desert, Caraween Dunes, Crystal Mountain, Aguabat Valley, Ain Khadra & Ain Seuf (Magic Spring)
Join us for 3 nights, 4 days out of Cairo for our program in the Western Desert of Egypt.
Day 1: Pick-up in Cairo 7:30AM, 4.5 hour drive just past Baharya Oasis to our land in Al Haiz. Here we will take lunch and finish loading the cars. 2Pm we leave for our adventure off road starting in Crystal mountain. Fro here we make 3 decent into the Aguabat Valley, making stops for pictures along the way. By sunset we will arrive at our campsite in the south end of Aguabat area.
Set-up camp and have a BBQ dinner, campfire and hot tea under the starry night.
Day 2: 7AM wake-up to hot coffee, start to pack up camp while the crew prepare a hot breakfast including fresh made Bedouin bread & fresh fruits.
10AM we start our journey through the gorgeous Caraween Dunes south to Djara Cave, the largest of its kind in Egypt. After a short time on the asphalt, a quick rest stop to re-fuel, grab snacks or use the restroom, we will arrive at the cave by lunch time.
As you tour the cave, our crew will prepare a hot lunch outside the cave, where we will eat, have hot tea/coffee before we continue on by 2PM.
After a short time on the asphalt, we will head off-road again, passing through a very unique area of ‘watermelon stones’. Our journey continues north west through Caraween dunes, for an afternoon of riding the dunes, sand boarding, until we find the perfect spot to set-up camp for the night.
Day 3: 7AM sunrise in the dunes, with the long shadows and picturesque landscapes, we will pack up camp, have a hot breakfast. Continuing to head northwest through the dunes, we will arrive at the southend of the White desert by 11AM. We will spend the next few hours discovering the large wind-swept rock formations, stoping to walk and take pictures.
As we leave the White Desert, we will be on the asphalt for a short while until we arrive in Aguabat Valley, we will find a nice lunch spot in this area.
After lunch we will pack up and head back to Al Haiz Oasis Ecolodge. We will unpack while everyone settles into their rooms for a swim, shower and a restful sunset until dinner is served at 9PM.
Day 4: Good morning! Last breakfast with us at 9AM, enjoy the fresh spring pool, the animals on the farm, or relax in the sunshine until the mini-bus picks up by 2PM. Arriving in Cairo by 7PM.
Includes: Transportation from Cairo-return, 4×4 Toyota Landcruisers, expert Bedouin guides, Bedouin chef, room for 1 night in Al Haiz Lodge, 3 meals/day including beverages, water and snacks, camping gear: tents, plush sleeping bag, mattress, park permission.
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