You will be picked up from your hotel in Luxor by an air-conditioned vehicle to go to Kharga Oasis (approx. 5 hours) in the Western Desert. On the way from Luxor you will drive through sand dunes to Kharga Oasis, the capital oasis of the New Valley. There, you will visit one of the oldest Christian cemeteries in the world, the Necropolis of El Bagawat. In some of the tombs you can see colourful paintings of biblical scenes, such as the Exodus of Moses, the sacrifice of Isaac by Abraham and Noah’s Ark. After visiting the tombs you will visit Hibis Temple, which was dedicated to the sun god Amun. Then you will lunch, after which you check into your hotel where you can enjoy the rest of the day as you like. For instance, you can go swimming in the natural Hot and Cold Springs. Its water contains iron, magnesium, sulfur and chloride and has a healing element which is good for rheumatism, colds, skin diseases and kidney stones. You spend the night in a hotel in Kharga (Meals included: Lunch and dinner).
After breakfast you will drive to Dakhla Oasis. Here you can see the beauty of El Qasr, the oldest and still inhabited Islamic town in the Western Desert, and also the Tombs of El Mozawaka, that include fresco’s made during the Greco-Roman occupation. You will have lunch with a Bedouin family, after which you will enjoy a 2-hour camel trek through the Oasis of Dakhla. During this trek you can see the sunset and you will set up camp in the sand dunes, where you will have a barbeque in the open air and sleep under the star-filled sky (Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner).
- All entrance fees included
- Qualified Egyptologist guide
- Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
- 1 Night hotel accommodation in Kharga (half board)
- 1 Night camping in Dakhla (full board)
- Camping equipment like sleeping bags, blankets, tents
- 2 Hours camel trek
- All taxes, fees and handling charges