Package: An Alexander the Great Tour - 7 Nights

 Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights

 Cities: Cairo, Alexandria, Mersa Matruh, Bahariya Oasis


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: Alexandria

Following the early breakfast, we hit the road to Alexandria and visit the Old Harbor, Catacombs, and Roman Museum, followed by a lovely lunch. Later on in the day, you can tour the city as you please, till dinner time and overnight at the hotel.                       

Day 3: Alexandria | Siwa

After breakfast we move from Alexandria in the direction of Siwa. We will stop at Alamein, and visit the WWII Museum and the War Memorial. Moving on with our road trip, we stop for lunch, and pass by Marsa Matruh. Upon reaching Siwa, we tour the old Siwan village of Shali, followed by a lovely dinner and overnight at the hotel.                    

Day 4: Siwa

After breakfast, we visit Cleopatra’s Spring, Mountain of the Dead, Alexander the Great Temple also known as the Temple of the Oracle; enjoy a lovely lunch in a restaurant, then ride a donkey- drawn cart for a tour around the city before heading off road to the Great Sand Sea. Upon arrival, we rest at the hot spring of Bir Wahid, to enjoy the spring, have dinner and star gaze the night away. Overnight at campsite.

Day 5: Bahariya Oasis

After Breakfast we head off-road (400 km) to Bahariya Oasis. We pass by Bahrein, Nawemisa and Sitra Oases. We visit the Roman Catacombs and pass through magnificent sand dunes of the Great Sand Sea. Upon reaching Bahariya, we will have lunch and check-in.  Later we go off-road to bathe in the hot spring under the stars. Overnight at campsite.

Day 6: White Desert

Breakfast in Bahariya then we tour the city; visit the temple of Alexander the Great, Tombs of the Nobles, the Golden Mummies and the English mountain. We'll stop for lunch on the way. Upon reaching the White Desert, we start exploring the formations, of different shapes and wind-carved sculptures resembling both human and animal faces. The night is spent in the hotel where dinner is served.                    

Day 7: Black Desert

After breakfast we go off-road to the Black Desert and the dune area. We start our climb of a 50meter dune. En route to Bahariya we visit the Crystal Mountain and the area of the wonders with the desert roses and the arch. In Bahariya we will have time to swim in the hot spring. After lunch we head towards Cairo. Upon arrival we head to hotel for check-in, dinner, and overnight.                    

Day 8: Cairo

After breakfast, transfer to Cairo airport where you will be assisted through to 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).