Jeep Tours/ Trips to the Western Desert of Egypt and Eastern Sahara and the White Desert
"This star which is hanging in the sky - who can get it down?
And a man calling in the empty desert - who will come to him?"
Experience the incredible views and expanses of the Sahara, The Great Sea of Sand, the White Desert and the Western Desert. A once in a lifetime 4x4 adventure crossing towering sand dunes, fertile oasis and imposingly vast landscapes. Self-drive option available.
Tours depart: Oct-April
Duration: 8, 11 or 15 days
8 Day Tour - Western Desert
The shortest of the tours it is an edited version of the 11 day tour and is divided into legs of 2 or 3 days to allow for re-fueling and loading supplies. It may be the shortest and more economic of the tours but takes in many of the areas highlights. Routes include; the oasis' of Bahariya, Farafra, Dakhla, Siwa and Kharga, the Black and White Deserts, the Magic Spring and more.
11 Days Tour
This tour allows for a deeper and more adventurous delve into the desert, including in part, the Great Sand Sea and the White Desert. It explores the lesser visited and untainted areas and is divided into legs of 2 or 3 days to allow for re-fueling and loading supplies.
Routes include; the oasis' of Bahariya, Farafra, Daklha, Siwa and Kharga, the Black and White Deserts, the Gara stalegmites cave, the Magic Spring, Marsa Matruh and more.Price: 1790$ per person
15 Days Tour to Gilf El Kebir and the Great Sea of Sand
Price: 2390$ per person.
The optimum tour for the ultimate desert experience, crossing the largest sand expanse on earth The Great Sea of Sand. The tour covers an astonishing 3,000 km off-road. Starting just north of the Sudanese border and heading west towards Libya. Visiting Jabel Weinat, the Sugar Mountain, the Abu Balace pottery, the recently discovered meteorite field, the White Desert, Gilf El Kebir (+ its 7000yr cave drawings). Visiting also the oasis' of Farafra, Dakhla and the historic desert fortress town of Siwa.
Mitsubishi Pajero 4wd, Land Cruisers 4wd or Land Rover 4x4s
Mechanic + equipment
Cook + outdoor catering equipment
Guide - Excellent Israeli and Egyptian guides specializing in the area.
All food, drinks and outdoor equipment
3 GPS systems and satellite communication
All required permits and paperwork
Hotel accommodation as per itinerary
Emergency helicopter evacuation available - at additional fee.
White Desert - Jeep and Hiking Tour (seven days)
This tour into Egypts White Desert explores many of the elements that make this amazing desert so unique. It covers less ground than the longer tours and enables participants to get a more intimate perspective of the areas visited. In the White Desert we hike through the distinctive mushroom formations. We visit the bustling oasis of Farafra and Bahariya where sprawling orchards and date plantations cover the landscape. We stop En route at Cairo and take a sightseeing tour of the city including of course the Great pyramids of Giza.
Arriving in Cairo airport or overland from Eilat and Taba. Visiting The Great Pyramids at Giza and the bazaar of Khan el Khalili. Overnight at 3* hotel.
Leaving Cairo and driving to the Western Desert Oasis town of Bahariya. Touring the oasis ,plantations and town before departing for the White Desert. Setting up overnight camp
Days Three to Five
Exploring the sights and scenery of the White desert. Each day we take a different hiking route, each as rewarding as the next. Touring through these endless expanses and seeing the fabulous night skies, you experience the real magic of the Sahara desert.
Heading into the Western 'White deser',t where the stark white rock meets the Great Sea of Sand. We delve a little into the great sand sea to take in the spectacular views of the endless waves of sand. From here we head to the oasis town of Farafra. We visit the Bedouin museum and spend the night at a local hotel.
The tour draws to close and on the scenic route back we have plenty of time to reflect on our journey. The return journey again passes into Cairo here clients are either transferred to hotels / airport, or continue overland to Israel and Jordan.
Tour includes all 4 transportation (4wd Land Rovers and Toyota Jeeps) All meals and guides.
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For the map of the Western Desert click here for 'Map'
For the gallery of the Western Desert click here .