Cairo to Siwa Oasis

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Duration: 05 Days / 4 Nights

 

Visit Alexandria, the second largest city in Egypt, it is known as "The Pearl of the Mediterranean and its famed Libarary, the well preserved Roman Amphitheatre, Roman Catacombs, Quayet-Bey Fortress and Pombey’s Pillar. Then explore one of the oldest & the most fascinating oases in Egypt - Siwa Oasis, which is considered one of the virgin lands in the world.

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Day 1: Cairo / Alexandria

Departure from your location in Cairo or Giza by air-conditioned vehicle to the Mediterranean coast and the port city of Alexandria. Founded by Alexander the Great in 331 BC, Alexandria was the capital of Greco-Roman Egypt and a centre for learning in the ancient world. Its legendary Lighthouse was one of the Seven Wonders of the World and the city was also the setting for the fiery relationship between Cleopatra and Mark Anthony. As you explore this vibrant city with your guide you will discover some of Alexandria's most famous sights including Pompey's Pillar, an 82-foot tall column carved from red Aswan granite and erected in honour of Emperor Diocletian. View the ancient Roman amphitheatre which dates from the Second Century Enjoy lunch at your own leisure on the Corniche overlooking the Mediterranean head to the Catacombs of Kom-el-Shouqafa. Arguably the highlight of any visit to Alexandria, this warren of tombs, chambers and hallways occupies the largest known roman burial site in Egypt. See Alexandria Library Visit the Quitbay citadel from outside and then to your Hotel in Alexandria for check in and overnight.
 

Day 2: Alexandria / Marsa Matrouh

After breakfast check out and drive through the north coast to reach the Matrouh 180 mile west of Alexandria, known for its lagoons and white-sand beaches. Check in at hotel upon arrival and remainder of the day free at leisure. Overnight at hotel. 


Day 3: Marsa Matrouh / Siwa Oasis

After breakfast drive to Siwa Oasis, it is 305 km south-west of Marsa Matrouh, upon arrival check in at your hotel, and then enjoy a beautiful sunset from Fatnas Island, located on the salt lake of Siwa, surrounded by palm trees and beautiful scenery. Overnight at hotel in Siwa.

Day 4: Siwa Oasis

Breakfast and start your day by visiting the old city of Shali, proceed to visit Mountain of the Dead, over 700 rock tombs are carved into this limestone hill, then continue your tour to visit the temple of Oracle, built in the 6th century BC, it was dedicated to Amun (occasionally referred to as Zeus or Jupiter Ammon) and was a powerful symbol of the town’s wealth. One of the most revered oracles in the ancient Mediterranean, its power was such that some rulers sought its advice while others sent armies to destroy it, then you can enjoy a bath at Cleopatra’s pool, a stone pool fed by a natural hot spring, where the Egyptian queen herself is said to have swam on her visit to Siwa. In the afternoon drive by 4x4 jeep to Bir Wahid (Wheel no.01) in the middle of the sand dunes of the great sand sea, watch the sun set and bath in the hot water then drive back to our hotel for Overnight.

Day 5: Siwa Oasis / Cairo 

Breakfast, drive back to your location in Cairo and end of service. 

 

 

General information about safari trips:

All transportation are conducted using a new 4WD fully air conditioned with powerful diesel engines.

The cars are spacious to ensure comfort for all passengers with wide windows to allow good view.

The Safari jeep is equipped with GPS ( a special navigator tool connected with a satellite for direction) and first aid kit.

Cooling boxes are available in each car to ensure drinks are cool and food is preserved form the heat.

Books, maps of Egypt and binoculars, are available in the car.

Each vehicle is equipped with 400-liter fuel tanks, extraction equipment, sand mats, roof racks and spare tires.

Each expedition is secured with, complete set of spare parts and tools.

The tents are of doom shape and well ventilated, they have enough room for movement. Mattresses, sleeping bags, clean sheets and blankets are available for each client.

All necessary cooking utensils are available ( kitchen utensils, cooking gear and stoves, mugs and glassware, trash bags, ice boxes)

The hotels or camps used for accommodation in the Oasis are clean with running water bathrooms.

 

 

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Inclusions

✓1 Night  in Alexandria Hotel on bed and breakfast basis

✓1 Night in Marsa Matrouh Hotel on bed and breakfast basis

✓2 Nights in Siwa Oasis on bed and breakfast basis

✓Tours and Sighseeing as indicated in the itinerary

✓Safari trip by 4x4 Jeep in Siwa oasis to Bir Wahid.  

✓Entrance fees when applicable

✓Hotel pick up and drop off in Cairo

✓Transfere by Deluxe air-conditioned coach

✓Professional Local Tour Guide

✓All your visits include entrance fees when applicable

✓All taxes and service charge. 

Excluding the following:

Any optional tour

Gratuities or tipping (recommended)

Insurance

Personal Items

Route

  1. Cairo
  2. Alexandria
  3. Matrouh
  4. Siwa Oasis