Interested in taking your family to the desert, but unsure if this is suitable for your kids? Our Desert Adventure for families was designed in consideration of the interests, typical needs and physical capability of young travelers.
Thus, we included some special services, such like child safety seats, very modern 4×4 cars, child-appropriate sleeping bags, family tents, qualified ITERU tour guides and an itinerary dedicated 100% to children. Also, the day prior to the expedition was added in order to adapt to the Egyptian climate and culture.
Welcome to Egypt
Upon arrival at Cairo International Airport our representative will meet and assist you with passport control, customs formalities and handling your luggage. Afterwards, transfer to your hotel. If you have an early flight, we will be happy to provide you with a number of choices what to do on your first day.
Child safety seats will be available upon request during the whole tour. Please let us know at the time of reservation.
Great Pyramids and the Egyptian Museum
After breakfast, visit the Great Pyramids and learn about the rich Pharaonic Era. Then proceed to the exciting Solar Boat Museum and enjoy a panoramic view of all three pyramids before you continue your tour with the Sphinx and the Valley Temple.
At the same time, your kids will start their own Pharaonic discoveries. Your guide will address them on their level of understanding and introduce them to the Pharaonic Era. If you and your kids like, take a short camel ride from the panorama back to the pyramids. A great fun for everybody and an excellent photo-opportunity as well.
After lunch, visit the Egyptian Museum with its rich collection from the Pharaonic Era, including the Tutankhamen findings and the impressive Royal Mummy Room (Highlight).
For the kids, your guide will especially address artifacts of daily life and the idea of mummification. Later on, he will take them to the exciting animal-mummies , including crocodiles, baboons, fishes and even snakes!
Afterwards, if you like, climb the recently restored Cairo Tower and enjoy an unparalleled panoramic view over the never ending city. Discover the pyramids on the horizon, follow little feluccas on their way up- and downstream or try to count Cairo’s numerous minarets (add. costs apply).
A Tour through Bahariya Oasis
In the morning, head southwest to the Oasis of Bahariya. Around noon, arrive in Bawati, an oasis town within the Bahariya 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 the 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 an Alexander the Great temple. Afterwards, drive into the close-by mountains and enjoy the sun set.
Bahariya Oasis is an exciting place for children and young travelers. Your guide will address different topics like the oasis’ water-system, the different ways of cultivation as well as its history and present importance to its inhabitants. Furthermore, your kids may enjoy discovering the oasis on their own by simply walking around in this all-green environment.
An Expedition to the White & Black Desert
In the morning, take a fully equipped modern 4×4 car and enjoy an impressive 3-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 at Crystal 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.
The Black & White Desert is a fascinating and thrilling experience for children. First of all, there is the exciting adventure of off-road driving through the shifting sand dunes, on gravel roads and along bizarre geological formations. Furthermore, the Black & White Desert is famous for the vast variety of its landscape; thus, even after two days nobody will get bored (cf. our pictures!). Finally, it is the adventurous experience of sleeping under the stars and making campfires which is especially appealing to young travelers.
After breakfast on the third day, find your way back to Bahariya Oasis where you have time to refresh and relax at your hotel. If you would tike to save time, you may also head back to Cairo immediately. Please inquire for a reprised itinerary.
Back to Cairo
After breakfast, leave Bawati and drive back to Cairo. Arrive in the early afternoon and either chose from our wide selection of optional tours or spend the day on your own. In case you have a late flight, you may also be transferred to the airport in the evening – please let us know about your individual travel plans.
Have a save trip home
After breakfast, be transferred to Cairo International Airport for final departure.
All our tours are private tours including private transportation and private guiding.
- Entrance Visa to Egypt (app. 12 € per person).
- Transportation to and from the airport in Cairo.
- Child safety seat upon request.
- 4 nights stay in Cairo, 2 nights in Bawati, 2 nights camping the desert.
- Only child-friendly accommodations.
- 3-day offroad expedition to the Black & White Desert in a modern 4×4 car with experienced driver.
- All mentioned sightseeing tours, including transportation by private modern & tourism-licensed a/c vehicles or limousines and professional guiding by a qualified & tourism-licensed Egyptologist.
- Guiding especially suitable for children.
- Admission fees to all mentioned places (app. 200 € per family).
- Lunch and Dinner, when mentioned (excl. beverages), full board in the desert.
- Recommended gratuities (app. 160 € per family).
- For the time of your tour: Free Egyptian mobile phone, including 100 Egyptian Pounds worth of calling (one per group).
Not included: Intl. flights, personal expenses, everything not mentioned above.
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 family (2 adults, 2 children 5 to 12 years), family room: 1995 €.
- All other groups upon request.
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!