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Bahariya Oasis Tours

Beckoning like — well, an oasis — in the middle of a harsh, expansive desert, Bahariya is a respite from the dry sands of Egypt. Natural springs dot the oasis floor, shaded by date palms and fruit trees overhead. The black hills surrounding it are filled with quartz, and the lands contain several impressive ruins — including the Temple of Alexander the Great. 

Once an ancient center of agriculture and commerce (even wine was produced here and exported to the Nile Valley) known as the Northern Oasis, it remains part of an important route and hub for visitors. Excavations have revealed thousands of ancient Egyptian mummies here, with more to be discovered. Painted churches and tombs can also be viewed. Both the lands and the remains of the civilizations that once dwelled here give an incredible sense of time and history.

Practical Info

Bahariya is the closest oasis to Cairo in Egypt — a mere 230 miles (370 kilometers) from the city. There is a regular bus service from Cairo to Bahariyya that departs from Turgoman Square. Bahriya is a great base from which to explore both the Black and the White Deserts.

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3-Day Private Bahariya Oasis Tour and Desert Safari from Cairo, Cairo, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

3-Day Private Bahariya Oasis Tour and Desert Safari from Cairo

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Enjoy a private desert safari from Cairo for 3 days and 2 nights. After visiting Bahariya Oasis and spending a night in a hotel, this 4x4 Jeep safari will take ...  Read more

Location: Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $325.00
12-Day Tour of Abu Simbel, Cairo and Aswan, Cairo, Multi-day Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

12-Day Tour of Abu Simbel, Cairo and Aswan

Private 12 days, 11 nights Egypt adventure from Cairo to Aswan and Abu Simbel, including a desert safari and Nile cruise. You will have guided visits to Cairo ...  Read more

Location: Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 12 days (approx.)

From USD $2,500.00
2 Day Safari in the White and Black Desert, Western Desert, Multi-day Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

2 Day Safari in the White and Black Desert

Experience camping overnight in a traditional Bedouin tent in the dolerite black rocks and chalky white sand in of the Western Desert on this 1 night, 2 day, ...  Read more

Location: Bawiti, Egypt
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $275.00

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