Siwa & Great Sand Sea Expedition

The journey is a majestic blend of mesmerizing erratic beauty that unfolds itself for you all along the way. By visiting the oases, you will sense the impact of the captivating beauty and the glory of antiquity on the habits of the kind-hearted generous inhabitants of the oases. In the Great Sand Sea you will have an eye-full of an exceptional view of spaciousness. Besides, the aesthetic effect of the wind on the sand dunes in the driest desert of the world. After 10 days of being part and parcel of this magical nature, you will end your trip by exploring the tranquility and the serenity you seek within you.

 

 

 

Route & Program

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Day 1: Arrival to CairoSiwa & Great Sand Sea

Day 2: Cairo – Siwa (Via Bahariyah Oases)

Day 3: Siwa Oasis

Day 4: Siwa – Great Sand Sea

Day 5,6: Great Sand Sea

Day 7: Great Sand Sea – The White Desert

Day 8: Bahariyah Oases

Day 9: Bahariyah Oases – Cairo

Day 10:Departure

  

 

SiwaSiwa Oasis: The remote northern oasis, it's inhabitant of Barber origin an unusual history. It was in the ‘Temple of Oracle’ that Alexander the Macedonian received Ammons blessings to become the greatest man of his time. (To Zoom Ctrl+ - To Enlarge, Click on Pictures)

Great Sand SeaGreat Sand Sea: The Sand Sea is the pure sandy part of the Libyan Desert and extends from the south of Siwa almost 700km until it reaches the foots of the Gilf's Plateau. It is an area that is completely void of water and charms any traveller with magnificent expansive dunes. 

The White Desert

The White Desert: The Dazzling white of the chalky calcic formations are the remains of a limestone massif from the Cretaceous era, shaped out into the most strangest sculptures by the ever wailing sharp wind armed at all times with strongly effective sand particles. This unique desert has no parallel in the whole world.

Bahariyah Oases: Known as the “Black Oasis”, or the “Black Pearl”, Bahariyah distinguishes itself by lying within a deposit, rich in black quartzite and plenty of hot water springs, making out the unique sight of vivid green fields and a stunning dark glittering landscape. An overwhelming contrast of the yellow desert.  Bahariya Oases 2

The Golden Mummies, discovered in 1996. Dr. Zahi Hawasswith his Egyptian team, has found around 250 mummies dating to several different periods in history. The site dates to Greco-Roman Egypt, where the ruin of a temple to Alexander the Great can be found. It is believed by some Egyptologists that the Greek conqueror passed through Bahariya while returning from the oracle of Ammon at Siwa Oasis. Excavations of the Greco-Roman necropolis, known as the Valley of the Golden Mummies began in 1996. Approximately thirty-four tombs have been excavated from this area so far.

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