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Egypt Easter Camp , CS Siwa Oasis APR 2012
Posted March 18th, 2012 - 7:59 pm by from Alexandria, Egypt (Permalink)
Dear my lovely CSers from All over the world,

For the FIRST TIME ON CS Egypt we will have an EASTER CAMP.

Most of you know that I have organized many CS Trips to Siwa and I cant stay much without going there so this will be my last trip to Siwa before getting married also it's one of the best times to visit Siwa

We will go to Siwa and stay in Camps we will enjoy the weather, relax and discuss everything in life while being there.

We will start Thursday 12th April 2012 at night and we will reach back Alexandria or Cairo early morning of Monday 16th of April 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?
3 days

When are we going to travel?
Thursday 12th of April 2012 night

When are we going to be back in Cairo or Alexandria?
Early Monday morning 16th of April 2012

What will we do there?
We will arrive early morning of Friday 13th April 2012 we will have breakfast if you want and a small tour to Shali ( No entrance fees) to see the sunrise, At 10 or 11Am we will start our tour inside the Oasis to explore it we will go to :
1-Dead Mountain -- Entrance : 25 non Egyptian Adult, 15 non Egyptian Student)
2-Alexander temple (Oracle temple) Entrance : 25 Adult non Egyptian , 15 non Egyptian Student)
3-Amoun Temple & Cleopatra path (you can swim there) – No entrance fees , we can have Lunch there if you want
4-After that we will go back to the down town ,Free time you can do shopping or exploring the downtown
5-At 4:30 we will head to Fatnas Island for the sunset then we will head to the camp for having dinner and staying there.

Saturday 14th April 2012
The 4*4 Safari cars will take us from the camp to start our full day safari tour ,We will visit
1-Roman cemetries
2-Foot prints
3-Shiata lake and have lunch there
4-Ber wahed cold lake and hot spring
5-Sunset and Sand boarding
then we will head to the camp and have dinner.

Sunday 15th April 2012
We will go to Abu shruf spring the best spring in Siwa , we will enjoy swimming & having lunch there ,then we will go to Dakrur mountain for the sunset.
We will leave at 8pm if you are going to Cairo and 10PM if you are going to Alexandria.

If you are from Cairo and never been to Alexandria you can come for Monday in Alexandria and enjoy the day there then head to Cairo back.

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 ID , or Passport for non Egyptians
1-Swimming Suit
2-something for the mosquitoes in case there is mosquitoes (there is one sold in pharmacies called off or anything like that) 3-If you are so white so you better get your tanning lotion
4-Towel to dry yourself after swimming
5-Any games you think we can play there



Cost of the trip ?

1-Cost of the camp for the first night :75le (including dinner & breakfast also a party)They will provide blanket & mattress if you have your sleeping bag you can sleep outside , at the dunes infront of the camp :)

2-Cost of the safari 220le including light lunch ,camp and dinner in the camp (camp name :Aman yakden, it's the best camp in Siwa)
Add 5.5le for Egyptians & 40 le for Foreigners which is the permission fees to enter the desert.

3-Internal transportation:70le ,Includes the first day around the oasis and going to the camp, also third day going to abu shuruf and going to the bus station also.

Cost of the bus from Alexandria :37le going and 45le coming back, from Cairo :70le one way
Average price for Meals in Siwa:
Breakfast : 15LE
Lunch: 15le for light lunch ( Tuna +Salads + cheese ) , 35LE for normal lunch (chicken or meat with soup)
Dinner: Same as Lunch 35LE
On Thursday 12th April 2012:

We will take the bus to Siwa :

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


We will leave by the bus from Siwa TO :
Cairo bus leaves at 8PM it reaches cairo around 6 to 8 AM Monday 15th April 2012 Alexandria bus leaves at 10PM it reaches Alexandria by 6am Monday 15th April 2012

Please try to have your final confirmation on Thursday 5th April 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 9PM on Thursday ,like to take the 4PM 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 confirmations are only DONE by calling me on my mobile , if you choose attend to the event doesnt mean you are confirmed until you call me.

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: April 12th, 2012 - 21:00
TO: April 16th, 2012 - 7:00


LINK: http://www.couchsurfing.org/meetings.html?mid=164676

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