Small group & tailor-made Egypt tours 0845 130 48 49

In this section...


Currency converter

Change the prices displayed on
the site with the click of a mouse


Tour finder


Cairo, Western Desert, Luxor

Isolated in a sea of sand, Egypt’s western oases don't see many tourists, and provide the chance to escape the crowds and enjoy a landscape mainly untouched by man. This tour loops through the Western desert visiting the Bahariya, Farafra, Dakhla and Kharga oases en-route to Luxor, where we visit the main sites on both banks of the Nile before returning to Cairo. We also feature an overnight jeep safari into the stunning scenery of the White Desert. Read more

Itinerary

  • Day 1:
  • Arrive in Cairo.

We greet you on your arrival into Cairo airport, and transfer you straight to your hotel where you can settle in before starting the main tour tomorrow morning. 

  • Day 2:
  • Cairo

Our first tour today takes in Cairo's most impressive, important and famous sites, the Pyramids and Sphinx at Gisa, and the Egyptian Museum in the centre of the city.

  • Day 3:
  • Drive to Bahariya

We leave Cairo today and drive out through barren and rocky flat desert to the villages in the Bahariya Oasis depression.

  • Day 4:
  • Bahariya Oasis & desert safari

This morning we tour the oasis, visiting several interesting sites including a pyramid shaped mountain. We then leave Bahariya by 4x4 jeep and start our main desert safari. This takes us through the Black Desert and past some huge sand dunes and spectacular cliff and sand scenery to the flat expanses of the White Desert, filled with strange rock formations that have been eroded by years of wind and sand. We make a basic but comfortable camp here and sleep under the stars. 

  • Day 5:
  • Farafra and Dakhla Oasis

We drive out of the White Desert this morning and leave our jeeps at the Farafra Oasis, one of the smallest and most traditional in the Western Desert. Here we may enjoy a welcome bathe in one of the hot water springs before driving on to one of Egypt's most remote Oases, Dakhla, where we tour the main oasis town of Mut, the Islamic village of Al Qasr and the restored Roman temple of Deir al Haggar. 

  • Day 6:
  • Dakhla & Kharga Oases - Drive to Luxor

We leave Dakhla this morning and drive on to Kharga Oasis where we stop to visit the Temple of Hibis, Deir-al-Kashef monastery, and Al-Bagawat necropolis. We then drive on through the desert and into the Nile Valley and the city of Luxor, home to the greatest concentration of Pharaonic historical monuments and sites in the whole of Egypt. This evening you have the option of visiting the huge temple complex at Karnak for a Sound & Light show.

  • Day 7:
  • Luxor - West bank tour. Free time. Sleeper train to Cairo

We rise early this morning and tour the West Bank of the Nile, including stops at the Valley of the Kings, Queen Hatchepsut and Medinat Habu temples, and the Colossi of Memnon. In the afternoon you can visit Luxor temple in the middle of town, explore Luxor's markets, take a felucca sailboat trip on the Nile, or visit the Mummification Museum, before we board the overnight sleeper train for the journey back to Cairo. There is also an option available this morning for a spectacular hot air balloon flight.

 
  • Day 8:
  • Cairo - Free day

After arriving back in Cairo this morning, your day is free to explore the city a little more, perhaps visiting the ancient churches in Coptic Cairo, the mosques and palaces of the Citadel of Saladin, and the busy Khan-el-Khalili bazaar on an optional city tour. We can also arrange day trips to the Mediterranean city of Alexandria, or to the World Heritage Site of the Valley of the Whales in the Fayoum region close to Cairo.

  • Day 10:
  • Cairo - Tour ends

The tour ends today and your time is free until we transfer you to the airport for your departure. 

Included



Not included


Similar tours...


Statues at the temple of Karnak in Luxor, Egypt

Pharaohs and Deserts

Egypt

From UK£750 per person

12days
Jeep in the White Desert, Egypt

Egyptian Desert Sa...

Egypt

From UK£695 per person

7days
Amphitheare in Petra, Jordan

Deserts, Tombs & J...

Egypt

From UK£0 per person

16days

Tour facts

User rating:
Group size: (what's this?)
3 - 18 people; minimum age is 12yrs
Highlights:
The Pyramids & Sphinx; Valley of the Kings; Temple of Karnak; Western Desert Oases; Bedouin Overnight Camp
Transport:
Sleeper train, 4x4 jeep, air-conditioned bus/minibus/car
Group departures:
Approx. once a month
Local payment: (What's this?)
None
Meals: (What's this?)
Breakfast: 8 | Lunch: 4 | Dinner: 5
 

Accommodation

We use a range of carefully selected hotels on our group departures. If you have specific requests for hotels, please ask for a private or tailor-made tour.

 

Customer feedback

"I was just shocked to get what I got out of this tour. I never thought that I would get this much for the price I paid! The tour guides were brilliant, I will recommend Egypt Uncovered to everybody I know going to Egypt! Thank you for everything!"

Ms. J. Santolla (Temples, Tombs and Alexandria)

Read more feedback


 

Signup to our newsletter

Our offers, straight to your inbox


  • Atol Logo
  • TTA Logo
  • TTA Logo
  • TTA Logo

Egypt Uncovered, Head office: Leigh House, Varley Steet, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS28 6AN

Phone: +44 (0) 845 130 48 49 Fax: +44 (0) 845 130 48 84

Office Hours: Mon-Fri 09:00-18:00, Sat 09:30-12:30. Registered in the UK: 7560987

Copyright © 2017 Uncover the World Travel Ltd.