The tour I took with Egypt Western Desert tours has been by far one of the best. The combination of the magnificence of the places that we visited with the warm treatment of Loly and his crew made it very special. I left Egypt satisfied by great experiences and new friends for life.
I spent 5 days and 4 nights in a tour which covered the White Desert, Bahariya Oasis and Siwa Oasis and each location had a bunch of glorious cultural, artistic, architectonical and natural sites that I’ll always remember.
I’m always looking for the BEST tours in the world which are original and different from the usual touristic attractions and this was a once in a lifetime experience.
Traveling with purpose
I spent a couple weeks in Egypt because I was on my way from Mexico to South Africa to work in Cape Town with a Critical Skills Visa.
1. Tour Description
I loved the advantage that all tour-packages offered by Egypt Western Desert Tours include food, drinks, accommodation, entry fees, tips and transportation with AC (also airport pick up and drop off if needed). In this way you don’t have to worry about anything, just enjoy your time, take lots of pictures and eat delicious food.
I spent 5 days and 4 nights in this tour, but if you have less or more time you can decide between the 9 tour packages available that come from 2 days, 1 night to 11 days, 10 nights. Also, if you want something specific you can talk with Loly and together you can create a customized tour.
You can read the full tour descriptions in the Egypt Western Desert Tours Website but let me share with you a short summary of my experience. I’ll focus on the day we spent in Siwa Oasis which was my favorite and which will also give you an idea of what you are going to do on a single day.
a. The White Desert
We spent 2 days, 1 night in this magnificent desert full of natural rocks and interesting animals. Here I was able to appreciate the beauty of nature, I loved that we slept under the stars and it was very comfortable, cozy and a different experience.
b. Bahariya Oasis
We spent 2 days, 1 night in this beautiful oasis. We visited a salt lake, pyramid mountains, sand dunes, camel house, hot springs, gardens, cold springs, and other amazing locations.
c. Siwa Oasis
We spent 1 day, 2 nights in this amazing Oasis. After Bahariya we travelled to Siwa and arrived at night to have dinner in Abdu restaurant (The best ranked in Siwa), the food was delicious and we were able to choose from typical Egyptian food to pizzas and vegetarian meals.
In this hot day it was very refreshing to swim in a Fresh Lake and also a Hot spring.
It was so cool that we also had a board and were able to do sand boarding.
We were able to see the beautiful unique colors of the sunset in de Egyptian desert with a cup of tea.
Finally, after dinner in a delicious restaurant we came back to the hotel to sleep.
Bahariya and Siwa Oasis are both located in the western desert of Egypt, you can arrive to Cairo and spend some days there and Loly can arrange to pick you up in any location or also pick you up directly from the airport. Otherwise, you can plan your own transportation to Bahariya Oasis.
It doesn’t matter in which part of the world you are located, you can always send an email to Loly and he´ll answer ASAP. On Trip Advisor you’ll find that Egypt Western Desert Tours is ranked top and you’ll find a lot of great reviews!
4. Discovering other parts of Egypt
Egypt is such a beautiful country full of historical and cultural places to discover. Make sure you visit:
- The coast: from Marsa Matrouh to Damietta and Port Said
- El Fayoum to Hermopolis
- Asyut to Dandria
- Luxor and the west bank
- Valley of the Kings
- Abu Simbel
I’m completely in love and grateful for the beautiful pictures and videos that we took; from sand boarding to sunset and sunrise watching in the desert to swimming in nice lakes. If you are like me always looking for awesome landscapes, cultural settings, nice food and interesting people, you will find all of this in the tour and event if you are traveling solo, Loly and his crew will take the pictures in which you want to appear.
If you are traveling through Africa I also recommend you to visit Zimbabwe. You can find the best sites to visit in the following post: