Sleep under the blazing desert stars amid the unreal chalk-rock formations of the White Desert. Soak in the tranquil, old-world ambiance and the unique culture of breathtaking Siwa Oasis.
Dip into one of the numerous cool and hot natural springs that lie peppered around the oases.
Wonder at the crumbling ruins of the medieval mud-brick fortified towns that protected oasis dwellers from marauding desert tribes in Al-Qasr and scramble over the ruins of Roman forts and the oldest Christian cemetery in the world around Al-Kharga Oasis.
Take the ultimate desert adventure, a multiday a safari into the foreboding Great Sand Sea and beyond.
The Eastern Desert, a large, arid expanse bounded to the east by the Red Sea Mountains and to the west by the Nile Valley, was formerly crisscrossed by historic trade routes and populated with villages that played critical roles in the formation of many of the region's greatest civilizations.Read More
Cairo can have its pyramids, and Luxor can retain its temples - here is the desert of deserts, an incomprehensible natural beauty like no other. The Western Desert of Egypt runs from the Nile and the Mediterranean to the Sudanese and Libyan borders, indifferent to any bounds put on a map.Read More
Farafra, the least inhabited and most secluded of the Western Desert's oasis, is easy to overlook if you close your eyes for a moment. Despite the fact that little evidence of Pharaonic habitation has been discovered, Farafra did make a cameo appearance in the mythology of King Cambyses' army, which is supposed to have vanished on its journey to Siwa in the 6th century BC.Read More
When you get your first glance of the White Desert (Sahra al-Beida) dreamscape, you'll feel like a contemporary Alice who has fallen through a desert looking-glass into a fantasy world. From a distance of just 20 kilometres northeast of Farafra, the yellow desert sands east of the road begin to be punctured by chalky rock formations that seem to have sprung out of the earth almost supernaturally.Read More