Explore the captivating landscapes of Fayoum, a standout destination in Egypt's desert. Prepare for a heart-pounding Egypt safari that will take you on a thrilling ride across the golden dunes. Explore this ancient wonderland of Egypt desert, where remnants of prehistoric creatures transport you back in time. Discover the secrets of Egypt's Wadi Al-Hitan, also known as the Valley of the Whales, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take another Egypt safari to journey between the contrasting terrains of the Black and White Deserts. Be captivated by the unique rock formations of the White Desert and experience the sheer diversity of Egypt's desert landscapes, each offering its own distinct charm.
- Tunis Village
- Wadi El-Heitan
- Magic Lake
- Salt Lake
- Magic Spring
- Flower Stone
- Cristal Mountain
- Black Desert
- White Desert
- Camping in the New White Desert
Your journey begins with a drive into Egypt's desert, heading towards Fayoum. Upon arrival you will enjoy a welcome breakfast at Tunis Village. As you roam through its streets, not only will you have the opportunity to soak in the local ambiance, but you will also encounter an array of unique local crafts and products, including pottery. You may even choose to indulge in the art of pottery yourself, guided by skilled artisans to mold clay into beautiful forms (optional activity). Prepare to unleash your inner explorer as you gear up for a thrilling Egypt safari, traversing the rugged terrain of the desert landscape. In the heart of Egypt's desert, stands the Magic Lake with its waters shimmering under the sun. At the camp, prepare for an unforgettable adventure in the form of sandboarding. Feel the rush of adrenaline as you slide down the dunes, capturing the essence of this beloved desert sport. It's a time to relax and let the serene ambiance and starry night sky transport you to a world far away from the ordinary.
Black Desert of Egypt
Your day kicks off with a visit to Wadi El-Hitan, also known as the Valley of the Whales. This UNESCO World Heritage site serves as an open-air museum in the heart of the Egypt desert, showcasing prehistoric evidence dating back millions of years. Continue your Egypt safari journey as you step into the vehicle headed towards the Black Desert. Upon arriving at the lodge, take a moment to freshen up and re-energize. Your adventure continues to the Salt Lake, and then back into the Black Desert. A special surprise lies in wait: a spring with inviting waters beckoning you for an unforgettable swim amidst this unique landscape. After your swim, enjoy the sunset in the black desert before making your way back to the lodge. Your evening is set to come alive with dinner in the lodge accompanied by the melodic strains of Bedouin music.
White Desert of Egypt
Your journey will take you through the landscapes of the Old White Desert and the New White Desert, adorned with rock formations that evoke a deep sense of wonder. These rock formations, sculpted by the forces of wind and sand over millennia, primarily made of chalk and limestone, give the desert its distinctive white color. Along the way, you will visit the Crystal Mountain and Wadi El Keber. Tucked away in the heart of the desert, you will discover the Magic Spring, a rare oasis that adds its own unique charm to Egypt’s desert. In Egypt's deserts, you will experience the sands presenting a palette of colors, from traditional yellow and stark white to a vivid red/orange. You'll also come across unique rock formations that resemble a chicken, mushroom, and a rabbit. In the afternoon, you will reach your campsite in the New White Desert, a perfect spot to witness the transformation of your surroundings as the sun slowly dips below the horizon, painting the sky with breathtaking colors. As the sky turns dark and is filled with stars, lose yourself in the beauty of stargazing.
New White Desert of Egypt
After breakfast, you leave the camp to head back to the lodge. As you journey through the Egypt desert on this final leg of your Egypt safari, the landscape captivates your senses. You will marvel at the intricate formations of the Flower Stone, a natural masterpiece sculpted by the wind. Once you reach the lodge, there's time to freshen up. Soon after, you'll begin your journey back to Cairo.
What is the best time of year to visit the Black and White Deserts of Egypt? While these destinations can be visited year-round, the cooler months from October to April are often the most comfortable for outdoor activities and exploration of Egypt’s deserts.
How can I reach Fayoum and the Black and White Deserts from Cairo, Egypt? Fayoum is about a two-hour drive from Cairo. From Fayoum, the Black and White Deserts can be accessed by a longer drive, usually in a 4x4 vehicle. It's recommended to travel with a knowledgeable guide due to the remote and rugged nature of Egypt’s desert terrain.
What kind of activities are popular in Fayoum trips and the Black and White Deserts of Egypt? In Fayoum, tourists can explore Tunis Village, delve into the art of pottery-making, and experience the thrill of a Fayoum desert safari and sandboarding. A highlight of the region is the chance to explore Magic Lake and the renowned Wadi El-Hitan, also known as Whale Valley. Wadi El-Hitan, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, offers a glimpse into the past with its remarkable collection of fossilized sea creatures. The Black Desert is characterized by its distinctive landscape formed by volcanic rock. In this fascinating setting, visitors can discover the Salt Lake, refresh in a natural desert spring, where swimming is an inviting option, and participate in sandboarding adventures. The White Desert is known for its breathtaking chalk-rock formations, sculpted by the forces of wind and sand over millennia. Here, tourists can discover Djara Cave, visit the natural Magic Spring, observe the Flower Stone and Crystal Mountain formations, and experience the unforgettable opportunity of camping in the New White Desert.
Is camping in the desert on Egypt trips safe? Yes, camping in Egypt’s desert is safe, especially when accompanied by individuals experienced with the desert terrain and conditions.
Do Fayoum and the Black and White Deserts have cellphone network and internet connection? In the populated areas of Fayoum Trips and at the lodge in the Black Desert, you can typically rely on steady network connectivity. However, as you traverse Egypt's desert landscapes, including those of Fayoum, the Black Desert, and the White Desert, expect some inconsistencies in network connection. Certain remote parts within these deserts may have limited or even no network coverage at all. Thus, when planning your adventures in Egypt's desert, it's wise to anticipate periods where you might be disconnected. Despite this, efforts are usually made to choose campsites where some network coverage is accessible.
Should I be concerned about sandstorms in the desert? While sandstorms may occur, particularly in the spring, local guides are well-equipped and experienced to handle such situations, ensuring your safety throughout the Egypt trips.
Are trips to Egypt's desert landscapes suitable for families? Is it suitable for children? Yes, the Egypt desert trip is family-friendly and appropriate for children. However, be aware that some activities, such as sandboarding or the desert safari, might be challenging for younger kids.
Delve into the world of pottery, where each spin of the wheel and touch of the hand transforms simple clay into remarkable art. Under the guidance of a seasoned instructor, immerse yourself in this meditative craft, discovering not only the art of pottery but also the joy of creation.
Djara Cave Extension
Complement your Egypt safari experience by journeingy into the heart of Djara Cave in Egypt's Western Desert, where nature has intricately carved unique rock formations over thousands of years. By opting for one additional night, you will have the chance to explore this natural wonder.
What is included in the tour
- Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary
- All meals mentioned on the itinerary
- All sightseeing tours and entrance fees as mentioned in the itinerary
- All transfers in a private air-conditioned vehicle
- Private local English speaking tour guide
- All service charges and taxes
What is NOT included in the tour
- International flights
- Meals other than mentioned in above itinerary
- Optional activities
- Personal spending