Jeep tours & expeditions to the Western Desert of Egypt and the Great Sand Sea
Jeep Tours/ Trips to the Western Desert of Egypt, Eastern Sahara and the White Desert. Expeditions to the Gilf el Kebir, the Great Sea of Sand, Jabel Awainat, Baharia, Farafra, Dakla.
"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?"
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Sunset over the White Desert- Egypt
The map of the Western Desert of Egypt
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.
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, Dakhla, Siwa and Kharga, the Black and White Deserts, the Gara stalagmites cave, the Magic Spring, Marsa Matruh and more.
Tours to the Gilf el Kebir
15 Days Tour to Gilf El Kebir and the Great Sea of Sand
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.
Expeditions to the Great Sand Sea
White Desert - Jeep and Hiking Tour (7 days)
This tour into Egypt's 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.
Day One; 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.
Day Two; 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.
Day Six; Heading into the Western 'White Desert',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.
Day Seven; 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.
Tours to the Great Sea of Sand
Egypt tours- Western Desert & Egypt's Major Sights- 11 Day Tour
This tour into Egypt including the Western Desert (Egyptian Sahara)explores many of the elements that make this incredible land so unique. In the White Desert we hike through the distinctive mushroom formations. We visit the bustling oasis of Farafra and Baharia, where sprawling orchards and date plantations cover the landscape. Leaving the desert at Luxor we board our cruise ship and begin our adventure into the more familiar aspects of Egypt. We start and end this fantastic tour in the city of Cairo:
Day One- 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* Egyptian hotel.
Day Two- 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 Four- Exploring the wondrous sights and scenery of the majestic White desert. Each day we take a hiking route exploring different elements of the desert. In these endless expanses and under the exasperating night skies you cannot forget that you are wondering on the very sands of the great Sahara desert.
Day Five- Heading into the Western white desert 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 shifting sands . From here we reach the oasis town of Farafra. We visit the Bedouin museum and spend the night at a local hotel.
Day Six- From Farafra we travel due south covering a lot of terrain and taking in the sights en route before we reach remote oasis town of Dakhla here we spend the night.
Jeep tours to the Great Sand Sea
Day Seven- Setting off early from Dakhla we head east in the direction of Luxor we stop at the oasis town of Kharga, visiting the ancient irrigation system of Um Dabadeb and the sand dunes of Gharsa e lLlivha. We continue on to The valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens which face Luxor from the western banks of the Nile.
Day Eight - We get settled on our Nile Cruise boat (the most practical way to see the major sights of Egypt). We first tour Luxor Temples and the Karnak Temples before taking in the major sights of the Valley of the Kings. Here we enter the most prominent tombs that open during our visit before visiting the temples at the Valley of the Queens.
Day Nine - We continue on to the temple of Horus at Edfu (the Falcon God). Horse drawn carriages take us from our vessel to the site of the temple. We tour the site before returning to our boat.
Day Ten - Kom Umbo; the Nile is the singular most important asset that Egypt has, this is a true today as in ancient times. The Temple of Kom Umbo is testimony to the beliefs of the ancient Egyptians regarding the Nile. Within the temple we find a mummified crocodile god and an ancient water level. Having explored the Kom Umbo Temple we continue our cruise to Aswan.
Day Eleven- Taking in The highlights of Aswan including Elephantine Island, The unfinished Obelisk and the Island of Philae. We leave the boat and return by air from Aswan to Cairo. Here we pick up where we left off at the start of the tour using the time we have left.
Sand storm in the Western Desert of Egypt
Tours to Wadi El Hitan The Whales Valley
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Read what our clients had to say about their desert experience
Photo gallery of our tours to The Western Desert
Map of Egypt
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