Package: Off the Beaten Path - 7 Nights

 Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights

 Cities: Farafra Oasis, Cairo, Bahariya Oasis, Al Dakhla Oasis, Al Kharga Oasis, Luxor


Day 1: Cairo

As you arrive at the Cairo International Airport, you will be greeted by a Travco representative who will assist you through the immigration and customs formalities. You will then be transferred to your hotel in Cairo to check in, dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Cairo | Bahariya

After breakfast we leave Cairo and embark on a (350 km) journey to Bahariya Oasis. Upon arrival, we check in at the hotel then start a tour of the city and have lunch. Later we visit the Temple of Alexander the Great, Tombs of the Nobles and the English Mountain. We join a camel caravan for one hour and proceed back to the hotel for dinner. There will be some time for you to bathe in the nearby hot-water spring. 

Day 3:  Black Desert | Farafra

After breakfast we go off road to the Black Desert and the dune area to climb a 50 meter dune. En route to Farafra we visit the Crystal Mountain, the area of wonders with the desert roses and the arch. Moving on we head to the White Desert and upon reaching there, you start your expedition with exploring the formations and wind carved sculptures resembling mushrooms, human faces and animals. Later at night, enjoy a traditional Bedoin dinner and overnight at campsite.

Day 4: Farafra | Dakhla

Upon arrival in Farafra Oasis we visit the city, bathe in the hot spring, and visit the Museum of Badr, an acclaimed local artist. We later move on to Dakhla Oasis (230 km) to visit the Old Covered City, with its oil press, school, courthouse and dwelling chambers, Muzzawaka & Deir el Haggar. Later we have lunch, check into the hotel and enjoy the hot spring of Bir El Gabal. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 5: Dakhla | Kharga

We move from Dakhla and we head to Kharga (120km). At 20km we head off road to Labakha Roman area, and explore the dwellings, the temple, and the spring. Enjoy a lunch picnic en route. Upon arrival at Kharga Oasis we check in the hotel, have dinner and spend overnight at the hotel.

Day 6: Kharga

In Kharga, we visit El Bagawat Cemetery, Hibis Temple, El Deir Temple and the museum. Enjoy a lunch break. Spend the day at Kharga and go back at night to the hotel for dinner.

Day 7: Kharga | Baris | Luxor

From Kharga we head to Baris (55km) to visit the temple of Dush, enjoy a lunch picnic and later on head to Luxor (300Km). Upon arrival we visit Karnak & Luxor Temples and proceed to check in at the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 8: Luxor

After breakfast you will be transferred to Luxor Airport for your final departure.

I- Transportation:

  • 4WD Toyota Land Cruiser will be used during the desert days  
  • A/C forward seats and A/C coaches for airport transfers and sightseeing.  
  • Every 4WD vehicles will be equipped with:
    • Powerful Diesel engines
    • Long-range gas tanks
    • Sand mats
    • Radio Am/Fm and cassette player
    • Refreshing wet tissues
    • Fire extinguishers
  • The car in the forefront will be equipped with:
    • GPS system
    • First aid kit
    • Tour leader and guide
    • Cool box
    • Sand mats 

II- Tented camp will include:

  • Spacious, well ventilated dome tents including Mattresses, blankets, sleeping bags and bed sheets
  • All necessary cooking gear, kitchen utensils, mugs and glassware
  • Gas and water
  • Binoculars
  • Reference books on Egypt
  • Cool boxes
  • Trash bags
  • Ice boxes
  • Fire grill and cooking stoves

III- Accommodation

  • Hotels used are clean, with hot water bathrooms (the best in the oases), and 5 stars hotels in Cairo.

IV- Food and Beverage

  • Picnic lunches during desert days (as per program)
  • F/B lunches included  
  • On board of the 4WD every pax will have three bottles of mineral water at disposal per day (during desert days)
  • 1 Soft drink per day (during desert days)
  • Sweet & salty snacks (during desert days)

V- Visits and Excursions

  • All entrance fees and permissions for all visits
  • Professional English/Italian/German/Spanish speaking guide
  • Transfer in & out.

  • Personal expenses and extras at the hotels or tours
  • Entry visa
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Any other item non-mentioned above
  • Tips




Children Policy:

  • Infants from 0 – 3.99 years of age are not allowed on a 4WD safari trip
  • Minimum child age: 4 years
  • 50% discount for children of 11-18 years of age

 Cancellation Policy:                  

  • In case of cancellation one week prior to the booked trip date, 50% of total amount will be charged.
  • In case of cancellation within one week, 75% of total amount will be charged.
  • In case of cancellation one day before the scheduled trip or No-Show, 100% cancellation fees apply.           


  • Collection of any stones, formations or relics from the desert (the rest of general information attached).