Bahariya Oasis

Visit the incredible White Desert, Black Desert and Crystal Mountain.

Camping Tour of White & Black Deserts

Visit the incredible White Desert, Black Desert and Crystal Mountain, and Experience the life of a Bedouin at a comfortable desert camp and on a camel caravan.

Tour Details

You will depart from Cairo at 07:00 for the 4-hour drive to the El Bahariya Oasis. Here you will change vehicle and jump on a 4X4 jeep for a thrilling ride along rugged roads to the incredible White Desert. This unique landscape is set in a depression, and its intriguing aspect is the result of the chalk rock formations caused by sandstorms and the chalk deposits that settle on the ground. You will also visit the Black desert where the sand is caked with a gold and black crust. Nestled between the two deserts, the start of Crystal Mountain offers yet more wondrous sights and is best known for its quartz crystals. Arriving at camp you will find spacious well-ventilated dome tents equipped with mattresses, blankets, sleeping bags and bed sheets. Enjoy a delicious dinner before retiring for a night beneath the stars.
After a delightful breakfast in the White Desert you will return to El Bahariya Oasis strong>for a tour of the city that has been home to Bedouin tribes for centuries. You will have the services of an expert Egyptologist guide to answer all of your questions and provide insights in to the area’s intriguing history. After lunch you will visit the ruins of the temple of Alexander the Great and the tombs of the nobles at the Valley of the Golden Mummies. You will then join a camel caravan for a 1-hour trip through the desert landscape. Depending on time, there may also be a chance to enjoy a bathe in a thermal spring before your transfer back to Cairo for your hotel drop-off or at Cairo airport for your onward travels.
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Prices and Dates

Prices shown are per person travelling. 'Twin/Double' prices per person apply when there are 2 people travelling, sharing a room. The 'single supplement' applies for single travellers and needs to be added to the 'Twin/Double' price. Single travellers will have to book a single room for any pre and/or post tour accommodation that is required. Child Prices are based on the child being under 12 years of age at the date of arrival into Egypt. The low season child price is listed below, for high child prices please contact us.


  • Transfers in a private air conditioned vehicle
  • 1 night desert safari camping / hotel on full board basis
  • Sightseeing as detailed within the itinerary
  • All tours and excursions by 4×4 vehicle

Not Included:

  • Entrance fees as detailed within the itinerary
  • City Tax
  • Optional activities

Pricing Table

Group Low season High season
1-2 $50 /night $90 /night
3-5 $150 /night $250 /night
5-10 $350 /night $450 /night

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  • Personalized Tour Option
  • Tours with local guides
  • Private transportation

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