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CS Siwa Trip - OCT 2012
Posted September 11th, 2012 - 6:03 am 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 FIRST trip to Siwa After marriage

I am going to Siwa Oasis to relax and enjoy the weather there just for the weekend 5-6 OCT 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 30th of August 2012 night

When are we going to be back in Cairo or Alexandria ?
Early Sunday morning 2nd of September 2012

What will we do there?
We will arrive early morning of Friday 31st August 2012 we will have breakfast and a small tour to Shali to see the sunrise if we arrive early if not we will see shali anytime during the trip

At around 11 Am we will start the Safari tour by 4*4 cars during the safari we will have a light lunch.
We will stay over night 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-Going to have lunch in New star hotel and have a free time to do shopping and exploring the market
4-Before sunset we will go to Dakrour mountian the highest mountain in Siwa to see teh sunset then return back to the town to catch 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 or ID for Egyptians [ important for the check points on the road and the desert permission
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 cold


Cost of the trip ?

Total cost of the trip once we arrive to the Oasis is 375LE including:

*Breakfast , light lunch(in the desert) , dinner for the first day ,, For the second day: breakfast , Lunch .

*Safari trip

*Sleeping in the camp (u dont need to get ur sleeping bag or anything but if u want to get yours no problem)

*All Transportation inside the Oasis

Cost Excludes:

*5.5le for Egyptians & 40 le for Foreigners which is the permission fees to enter the desert.

*Entrance fees for mountain of the dead & oracle temple


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

On Thursday 4th October 2012:

*We will take the bus to Siwa :

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

On Saturday 6th October 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 7th October 2012(it might be a public holiday in Egypt)

Alexandria bus leaves at 10PM it reaches Alexandria by 5am Sunday morning 7th October 2012

Please try to have your final confirmation on 27th September 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 by takeing the 6PM train and then we all leave from Alexandria

For more information or Confirmation please call or sms me on 012000 88553
email: capisco@gmail.com
FACEBOOK EVENT : https://www.facebook.com/events/153249391480287/
Invite all your friends

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

Thanks
Karim Kassem

MEETING DETAILS:
FROM: October 4th, 2012 - 18:00
TO: October 7th, 2012 - 7:00


LINK: http://www.couchsurfing.org/meetings.html?mid=172603

LOCATION: Egypt - Alexandria - Alexandria
ADDRESS: Bus station