This jeep safari takes you from Cairo through beautiful Marsa Matrouh to the isolated Siwa Oasis where you can explore the ancient town and Temple of the Oracle where Alexander the Great was named ruler of Egypt. Then head out for a spectacular sunset over the sand dunes in the Great Sand Sea.
DAY 01 - Cairo / Al Almein / Marsa Matrouh:
Meet with your Safari Guide and depart on the early morning on the drive to Al Almein, the place where the Allied forces of WWII gained a decisive victory over the Axis forces. There is also a war museum with collectibles from Battle of Al Almein and other North African battles. Then to Marsa Matrouh to visit the Rommel Museum, hewn in the rock, where Rommel drew up the plans of his military operations. It has now been turned into a Military Museum and is also famous for British, Italian and German Cemeteries. Arrival to the hotel in Marsa Matrouh.
DAY 02 - Siwa Oasis:
Early morning we continue driving by 4WD to the fantastic Oasis of Siwa. Here visit the mud-brick town of Shali towering above the oasis, the remains of the ancient Temple of the Oracle of Amun with a panoramic view for the whole area, the Gabal El Mouta, the mountain of the dead, and the interesting tombs from the Greek-Roman period. Overnight stay.
DAY 03 - Cleopatra Bath & Siwan House Museum:
In Siwa we also visit the famous Cleopatra VII bath, a deep pool of bubbling water where you can bathe, along with the saltwater lake of Siwa located in the west. We will tour the oasis to know more about the Siwan and Bedouin by visiting the Traditional Siwan House Museum in the town center. In fact, the area is also well known for its crafts, particularly woven cloth, which is unique in Egypt. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.
DAY 04 - Great Sand Sea:
Drive to the charming spring of Beir Wahed to relax in a hot water spring and cool off in the cold water spring surrounded with palm trees amongst the sand dunes. Then there is the chance to witness a spectacular sunset over the sand dunes in the Great Sand Sea. Overnight camping.
DAY 05 - Cairo:
Awake early for an amazing sunrise in Beir Wahid the drive back to Cairo. Overnight in Cairo.
DAY 06 - Departure:
Breakfast at hotel with check out. Options to extend your stay in Egypt either before or after the safari can include sightseeing in Cairo, Nile Cruise or the Red Sea area, as per your preferences.