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Siwa and/or White Desert
Posted January 9th, 2013 - 6:11 am by from Sullivans Island, United States (Permalink)
Hey... I'm looking to travel from Cairo to Siwa next week. I'm also interested in visiting the White Desert. I'm curious if Siwa and the White Desert can be done together as a roundtrip from Cairo. Anyone else interested in making a trip like this?

Posted January 9th, 2013 - 7:15 am by from Taipei, Taiwan (Permalink)
Hi. Ward

I am planing 22~23, Jan go to B&W desert from Bahariyya. Take bus from Cairo i will survey the tour before i arrive Cairo, they said usually need 4 people hire one car , now i and my friend 2 people so i look for 2 people join us.

Posted January 10th, 2013 - 6:56 am by from Bahariya Oasis, Egypt (Permalink)
Dear members in couch surfing
Now you have chance and possibility to make safari trip In white desert in the time
You want , because from now in till two month more we go to with desert every weekend Friday and Saturday, there you will be relax from work far form pollution in cairo , give energy back to you ,so u can start your work again more fresh there you
See gardens ,virgin life and Bedouins people , and the special place the white desert
This place back to 60 million years ago ,really you see the panorama off the desert
Rocks craving by wind so some looks like dog some looks like camels or chicken
Or mushroom ,and so great feeling when you sleep under the stars , so the programs going to be like this
Start in the morning from the bus station in monib close to the giza area ,move to bahariya oasis 350km about 4 to 5 hours , arrive in bawaiti there you will take the lunch or in el haiz village ,

- after that we start the safari tour to the white desert ( about 180 km ) this tour is going off and on road , with 4x4
jeep cars , we will stop and drive to all the special areas
between bahariya and the white desert , like
The black desert -
-The valley of el haize with nice spring and we can have lunch there
- the crystal area
- the valley of Agabat
- the white desert
- we will make the safari camp in the new white desert an d we cook fresh meal for dinner ( chicken grill )
- in the evening we make nice Bedouin music if you want
- after breakfast we back to bahariya oasis around 12 pm. u can and in aware way will go to the sand dun and we do sand board . after we arrive back to bahariya oasis
take the bus back to cairo and if you with big group will take microbus

price is 250 L E per person
include ( lunch – diner – breakfast – jeep 4x4 )
ps: we have all accommodation , you have to pay the ticket bus 40 le , white desert entry 40le
best regards

E-Mail :Hamada_kddora@yahoo.com
Mob : 0020123395988or 0144517354

Posted January 13th, 2013 - 9:36 pm by from Dahab, Egypt (Permalink)

I would love to do do that Baheriya oasis trip too, if there is a group going but hopefully before 23 January.


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Posted January 12th, 2013 - 8:33 pm by from Alexandria, Egypt (Permalink)
Hello Eva,
TO go Siwa you either take bus from Cairo to Siwa takes around 11-12 hours passes through marsa matrouh
Or you take bus from Alexandria aorund 8 hours passes through Marsa matrouh also,
If you need any more info just let me know

Karim Kassem