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Camel Trekking in the Great Sand Sea

This route leads us on a path of the old road of the caravans which in the past left from the Mediterranean Sea to Sudan while passing through Siwa and Farafra.
This trekking takes us through an admirable dune landscape. The starting point of this trip is the farm of our local partner, where all the camels are. Almost all the foodstuffs comes from the organic farming what is unique here.

 

Duration 13 nights 14 days
Cities visit in this travel package Cairo, Oases & the Great Sand Sea
Accommodation 9 Nights desert camp, 2 nights Cairo, 2 nights hotel Bahariya
Meals as mentioned
Beverage  
Transportation Private air-conditioned mini bus - 4X4 jeep Toyota land cruiser - Camels
Entrance Fees included
Price on request

Day 1: Arrival in Cairo

Arrival at Cairo airport, assistance during entry visa formalities. Transfer and overnight in the hotel in Cairo.

Day 2: Cairo - Oasis Bahariya

After the breakfast, we leave in the direction of the desert towards the Bahariya Oasis, also known as the Golden Mommies Valley. Numerous sources of water make of the oasis a green island in a sea of sand. We thus discover the sources of hot water, the palm tree alleys and of course the exhibition of the famous Golden Mommies. Dinner and overnight in the hotel in Bahariya.

Day 3: Departure with the camels

You become acquainted with the camels at the Abu Nuss's farm. After loading the luggage, the trip begins in direction of Draa Mariam (approx. 20 Km). First night in tents

Day 4 - 11: Through the Great Sand Sea to Dakhla

After approximatively 25 Km, we reach Bir Dakar, the only source to Dakhla Oasis. Camels restock themselves with water can for the last time. You discover the first sand dunes while arriving in Ghard Abu Muharrak, where the first dunes of the Great Sand Sea should be seen - they have been expanding from Siwa until Dakhla. Crossing Sabaa Russ and Sukkak, we arrive in Harrafish, an isolated region. In Ghard El Maluf, we go up on a mountain where we already see the green of El Qasr-Dakhla landscape

Day 12: Return to Bahariya

In the morning we visit the small medieval and still well preserved city of Al Qasr. This picturesque place is on a hill and belongs Dakhla. The narrow paths were covered with set of clothes and with palm trees to protect oneself from the sun and the sand storms. Well preserved also are the minaret, the Madrasa (Koran's school), the Court and the prison. The majority of the houses today are unoccupied. In the afternoon transfer back to Bahariya oasis. Dining and overnight in the hotel in Bahariya.

Day 13: Return to Cairo

Return to Cairo. Overnight in the hotel in Cairo.

Day 14: Departure from Cairo

Transfer to the airport in Cairo and return flight

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