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Posted April 9th, 2013 - 7:10 am by from Alexandria, Egypt (Permalink)
Dear everybody living or visiting Egypt

Since the Easter Holidays in Egypt are coming pretty fast & the whole country have holiday 3 to 6th of May 2013 so why not heading out to Siwa enjoying the desert ,the nature , sand boarding , swimming in cold lakes & hot springs..... Let's do ittttt

Here is the program I planned we will leave Alexandria or Cairo on Thursday 2/5/2013 at 10pm, people from cairo can come to Alexandria by 8pm or take the bus from Cairo at 7pm(must buy tickets in advance) .

First day:3rd May 2013

we will arrive to the Oasis in the early morning isa , then we will go to have a walk in the old city "Shali"

At around 10AM we will start our tour inside the Oasis by donkey carriage or Bicycles , we will go to :

1-Mountain of the Dead - Admission :15le for non Egyptian student &25le for non Egyptian Adult
2-Oracle temple - Admission :15le for non Egyptian student &25le for non Egyptian Adult
3-Amoun temple - no admission fee

after we finish we will go to have lunch and some shopping or rest then we will go to see the sunset in a very nice place.

After sunset we will go to the camp to have dinner and sleep there .

Seconday Day :4th May 2013

At arond 9 Am we will leave the camp to go & have breakfast ,
At around 11AM we will take the 4*4 cars to go to the Safari trip (Sand boarding, swimming in cold lake and hot spring ) and we will have light lunch & dinner in the desert & we will sleep in the desert [We will go to Shiata lake , Ber wahed hot spring , Ber wahed cold lake , do sand boarding ]

Third Day : 5th May 2013

We will have our breakfast then go to a place called Abu shorouf to have lunch and enjoy swimming the best cold Spring in Siwa there.

At sunset we will go to Dakrur mountain the highest moutnain in Siwa to see the sunset again

People going back to Cairo will take the 8PM bus to Cairo , people going to Alexandria will take the bus at 10PM to Alexandria.

What should you bring with you :
1-YOUR PASSPORT OR ID VERY IMPORTANTTTTTT also your student card & copy of it PLEASE
2-Sleeping bag if you have if not no problem they will provide us with sleeping bag or mattresses & blankets
3-Swimming suit & towel
4-Tanning lotion if you are very very white looooool
5-Mosquito spray because in the oasis a lot of mosquitoes at night but not in the desert there is a spray called "Off" you can buy it from any pharmacy in Egypt
6-A torch if you have.
7-Any playing card games you think we can use there
8-The spirit of having funnnnnnn

Cost of the trip:

625le including :

1-Breakfast , lunch , dinner & camp for hte first day
2-Breakfast , light lunch , dinner & safari the second day
3-Breakfast , light lunch third day
4-All transportation inside the oasis included

Costs excludes : Transportaiton to/from Siwa , admission fees , desert permission (Egyptians :5.5le , Non Egyptians :50le

***All meals doesnt include drinks.

****Please note that is the cost of the service & i am not gaining anything from this trip, the cost is according to the quality of the service given.

Kindly note that there are no credit card machines in Siwa so please have all the money you will need with you.

your are welcome to join us you and your friends please be sure to confirm before 20 April 2013 for me to arrange & buy the public bus tickets.

Any questions please call me 012 00088 553

Confirmation is only done by calling so please call me for information as just atending here doesnt mean you are confirmed.

Thanks & waiting to see ya all

Karim Kassem

FROM: May 2nd, 2013 - 19:00
TO: May 5th, 2013 - 20:00

LINK: http://www.couchsurfing.org/meetings.html?mid=177412

LOCATION: Egypt - Cairo - Cairo
ADDRESS: Cairo or Alexandria Bus station

Posted April 13th, 2013 - 11:07 am by from Cabarita Beach, Australia (Permalink)
Hi... my freinds and I would like to come.. we would be comming from Hurghada... How would we get there from Hurghada??

Posted April 13th, 2013 - 11:12 am by from Alexandria, Egypt (Permalink)
Hello Donna,

From Hurghada you could go to Cairo and take the bus from there or come to Alexandria and take the bus from Alexandria .
But you should check when will the bus form HUrghada arrive to Cairo , i think it arrives in the morning to Cairo then you can wait till 7 Pm and take the bus from Cairo or you can continue to Alexandria and enjoy Alexandria then take the bus at 10 PM.

The only difference is bus from Cairo takes around 11 hours or more to Siwa as it takes time to leave cairo and takes some time in Marsa Matrouh, while bus from Alexandria takes 7 or 8 hours maximum .

If you have any more questions let me know

Karim Kassem

Posted April 14th, 2013 - 2:50 pm by from Luxor, Egypt (Permalink)
you would come to luxor donna