The Black & White Desert

A fascinating tour of contrasts – Travel along the thin line between the rich life and fertility of the oasis and the vast emptiness and hostility of the desert. Enjoy the beautiful green countryside with guavas, mangos, and dates growing; take an off-road vehicle and enter the fabulous world of the White & Black Desert; sleep under the infinite starry sky and imagine potential life on myriads of planets.

Itinerary

Day 1:
Arrival Day

Upon arrival at Cairo International Airport our representative will meet and assist you with passport control, customs formalities and handling your luggage. And be transferred to your hotel.

Days 2-3:
An expedition to the White and Black Desert

In the morning, take a fully equipped modern 4×4 car and enjoy an impressive 2-day off-road expedition through the Black & White Desert with its magnificent and very colorful formations and scenic panoramas.

Let the warm golden sand run through your fingers, discover the magnificent crystals atCrystal Mountain, pass by small oases lining your way, admire the so-called “Mushrooms”, bizarre chalk rock formations created by the desert’s occasional sandstorms and much more.

In the evenings, while you’ll enjoy your time and watch the sunset painting the sky in a million colors, your driver and guide will set up tents for the night and prepare dinner. Later in the evening you are welcome to enjoy typical folkloric music and share your experience with other travelers.

Day 4:
Farafirah Oasis

After breakfast, continue your tour through the fascinating landscape of the white desert and eventually reach the smallest oasis in the western desert of Egypt: Farafirah Oasis.

With only 5.000 inhabitants, most of them local bedouins, Farafirah managed to keep its authentic nature. Walk by the wonderfully decorated mud brick houses and visit the famous gallery and museum of the local artist Badr. Then Spend the afternoon “Camel Trekking” in the desert

Overnight in Farafirah Oasis.

Day 5:
Bahriyah Oasis

In the morning, head to Bawati, a quiet oasis town within the Bahriyah Oasis. Check in at your hotel and take some time to relax and refresh.

After lunch, start your tour of the oasis and learn about its different ways of cultivation and sophisticated water system. Also, pay a visit to the oasis’ museum and the Valley of the Golden Mummies with its recently discovered tombs from the Greco-Roman Era as well as to the ruin of a temple to Alexander the Great.

Afterwards, drive into the close-by mountains and enjoy the sun set.

Overnight in Bawiti

Day 6:
Great Pyramids of Giza

After breakfast, head to Cairo and meet with camels again as you will have a Camel Tour in the Giza Plateau to the Great Pyramids of Giza, the Solar Boat Museum and the Valley Temple with the giant Sphinx. Furthermore, get an excellent panoramic photo opportunity from a close-by outlook.

In the evening relax on board of a luxury cruising diner for a dinner and show with a touch of elegance to conclude your adventure.

Day 7:
Departure Day

After breakfast, be transferred to Cairo International Airport for final departure.

Tour Details

Including

All our tours are private tours including private transportation and private guiding.

  • Entrance visa for Egypt (ca. 12 €)
  • 3-day tour to Bahriyah Oasis including a 2-day expedition into the Black & White Desert and cultural program in Cairo as described.
  • Transportation by private modern & tourism-licensed a/c vehicles (Cairo to Bawati) and transportation in a good 4×4 car in the Black & White Desert.
  • Qualified guiding in the oasis (all major languages available).
  • Full board (excl. beverages), starting and ending with lunch.
  • Recommended gratuities (app. 35€).
  • All admission fees (app. 50 €).
  • All government permissions.

Not included: Intl. flights, personal expenses, everything not mentioned above.

Prices

All prices are inclusive of all mentioned services and valid throughout the year except major holidays during the high season. Please inquire for details.

  • Private tour, 1 to 2 people: Please inquire for individual pricing.
  • Private tour, 3 to 9 people: 825 €
  • Private tour, 10 to 15 people: 670 €
  • Private tour, 16+ and more: Please inquire for individual pricing.

Customize Your Tour

Please feel free to provide us with your own ideas and preferences about your tour. Our travel professionals will be happy to tailor your personalized tour exactly as you want it to be!

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