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CS Siwa Trip - Feb 2012
Posted January 26th, 2012 - 7:42 pm by from Alexandria, Egypt (Permalink)
Dear Everybody living or visiting Egypt,

Most of you know that I have organized more than 10 CS Trips to Siwa and I cant stay much without going there so this will be my second trip to Siwa for this year 2012

I am going to Siwa Oasis to relax and enjoy the weather there just for the weekend 3-4th February 2012.

What is Siwa Oasis?
Get more info about Siwa Oasis here :
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siwa_Oasis

Where is it located?
Its 8 hours by bus from Alexandria
10 to 12 hours by bus from Cairo

How many days are we going to stay?
2 days

When are we going to travel ?
Thursday 2nd of February 2012 night

When are we going to be back in Cairo or Alexandria ?
Early Sunday morning 5th of February 2012

What will we do there?
We will arrive early morning of Friday 3rd February 2012 we will have breakfast if you want and a small tour to Shali ( No entrance fees) to see the sunrise
At around 11 Am we will start the Safari tour by 4*4 cars
We will stay over night in a camp in the desert and have dinner there we will return back on Saturday morning to start our tour in the Oasis and explore it by bicycle or donkey carriages
we will go to :
1-Mountain of the dead -- Entrance : 25le Adult non Egyptian , 15le non Egyptian Student)
2- Alexander temple (Oracle temple) Entrance : 25le Adult non Egyptian , 15le non Egyptian Student)
3- Amoun Temple & Cleopatra path (you can swim there) – No entrance fees ( we can have lunch there for around 35le)
4-After that we will go back to the down town ,Free time you can do shopping or exploring the downtown & having launch
at 4:30 Fatnas Island for the sunset
5- After Fatnas island we will go back to Siwa for preparing our stuff and catching the bus.
If you want to stay one more night or one more day no problem i can advise you about cheap hotels :)


What should you get with you ?
0-YOUR PASSPORT
1-Swimming Suit
2-something for the mosquitoes in case there is mosquitoes (there is one sold in pharmcies called off or anything like that)
3-If you are so white so you better get your tanning lotion
4-Towels to dry yourself after swimming
5-Any games you think we can play there
6-Good clothes for the night as it will be cold also the bus will be very cold


Cost of the trip ?

Cost of the safari is 200le
Add 5.5le for Egyptians & 40 le for Foreigners which is the permission fees to enter the desert.
Safari includes the camp cost and the dinner in the camp.
Cost of the bus from Alexandria :37le one way the way back the bus costs 45 le
Cost of the bus from Cairo :70le one way
Cost of donkey carriages or bicycles or toktokis around 30 le per day per person
note: Breakfast and lunch prices are not included it is around 15le for breakfast and around 30 to 35 le for lunch , you might need 2 breakfast since it's 2 days
Cost of a day use for a room in the hotel is 250le for all of us so if we are 10 it's 25le for 2days as we will use it the first day and we can leave soem lugguage there also take shower there the next day after coming back from the safari trip

On Thursday 2nd February 2012:

We will take the bus to Siwa :

From Alexandria bus leaves at 10PM
From Cairo bus leaves at around 7PM

On Saturday 4th February 2012:

We will leave by the bus from Siwa TO :
Cairo bus leaves at 8PM it reaches cairo around 7 to 8 AM on Sunday 5th February 2012

Alexandria bus leaves at 10PM it reaches Alexandria by 5am Sunday morning 5th February 2012

Please try to have your final confirmation on 30th January 2012 at the most as to get a good place In the bus.

My advice for people from Cairo is to come to Alexandria before 10PM on Thursday like to take the 6PM train and then we all leave from Alexandria

For more information or Confirmation please call or sms me on 0111 1117467
email: capisco@gmail.com

Please note that your confirmation means that you are really coming because I base everything on your confirmation (buy bus tickets arrange the safari cars)

Thanks
Karim Kassem

MEETING DETAILS:
FROM: February 2nd, 2012 - 9:00
TO: February 5th, 2012 - 5:00


LINK: http://www.couchsurfing.org/meetings.html?mid=157458

LOCATION: Egypt - Matruh - Siwa
ADDRESS: Alexandria Bus Station