560km west of Cairo is the most renowned, pristine oasis in the country: Siwa.
Known as one of the most isolated settlements in
Egypt, this oasis boasts several natural springs that make your skin feel silky-smooth
and have many health benefits.
Pace of Life.
This slow-paced life has gone for hundreds
of years without modern influences, making this an ideal health retreat for
slowing down and enjoying the ancient wonders of the Berber people.
Of the 23,000 people reside in Siwa, most
of whom are Berbers; an indigenous group to North Africa that encompass more
than their Siwi language or culture, but also the entire history and geography
of North Africa.
In Siwa, life has been unaffected by
today’s culture and reflects many unusual features even to those in Egypt.
Basketry, silverworks, embroidery and pottery are the staples to the Berbers
and you’ll often see this influence still prominent in their attire.
While their dress is amongst the most
iconic features of Siwa, their health-related activities should be at the top
of your list.
Particularly, visiting a few of the natural
springs and enjoying a local mud-bath. The same mud used by the Berbers to
create their homes have irresistible qualities that are great for your skin
Both the springs and mud baths have many
rejuvenating benefits like stress relief, absorption of minerals to the skin,
and even healing musculoskeletal issues.
But the real way to relax when you’re in
Siwa: Salt Therapy. Using 100% natural salt, you relax in a controlled-air
environment and breath the salt air that’s being created.
As you inhale, the salt air clears the
mucus from your lungs. It creates more room in the airway to breath and leaves
you feeling refreshed. This therapy can also help your body as an antibacterial
and anti-inflammatory agent.
If soaking in mineral waters or breathing
salt air is not your thing, then you can enjoy the many dates and olives that
make this oasis iconic. The dates and olives are often incorporated into the
many local delicacies in Siwa, like stuffed pigeon, or can be consumed as
stand-alone snacks throughout the day. Regardless of how they’re consumed, you
will certainly agree with us that they’re amongst the best in the world.
If you’re looking to experience the many
health benefits from traveling to this natural mecca, then this seemingly
surreal place could be perfect for you.
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Alexandria is a Mediterranean port city in Egypt. During the Hellenistic period, it was home to a lighthouse ranking among the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World as well as a storied library. Today the library is reincarnated in the disc-shaped, ultramodern Bibliotheca Alexandrina. The city also has Greco-Roman landmarks, old-world cafes and sandy beaches. Its 15th-century seafront Qaitbay Citadel is now a museum.
Discover the historic town of Siwa Oasis: Siwa was once the most mysterious of all of Egypt’s oases, and it is also the most fascinating. The Siwan people have their own culture and customs and, as well as speaking Arabic, they speak Berber and the people are considered North African rather than Egyptian. Siwa is different, it is not Egyptian and most of the ancient people roamed the coast from Tunisia to Morocco. Woman still wear traditional costumes and silver jewelry. The modern town of Siwa is set among thick palm groves, walled gardens and olive orchards, with numerous freshwater springs and salt lakes all clustered beneath the impressive remains of the ancient fortress town of Shali. 300, 000 palm trees, 70, 000 olive trees, 300 freshwater springs. Shali Temple of the Oracle, built in the 6th century BC, dedicated to Zmun (Zeus). Kings unsuccessfully sent armies to destroy this temple due to the power of the oracle. Visited by Alexander the Great, who asked if he was the son of Zeus. Temple of Amun This structure is almost completely destroyed, owing to its dynamiting in 1896 by an Ottoman governor eager to acquire building material. Cleopatra's Bath, A natural hot spring feeds this rock pool, a popular swimming hole for locals and visitors alike. Fatnas Spring, Idyllic setting among palm trees and lush greenery. Great place to watch sunset. Small Cafe. Gebel el-Mawta / Mountain of the Dead, tombs This hill features a large number of rock cut tombs, mostly dating back to the Ptolemaic and Roman periods (3rd century BCE-2nd century CE). Gebel Darkur, 4km from Siwa town, Get thrown into a bath of hot sand for 20 minutes at a time then drink tea. Supposedly good for rheumatism.
- 1 Night deluxe hotel stay in Alexandria.
- 4 Nights Bedouin style hotels (3/4 stars hotel/Camp in Siwa.
- Breakfast daily at hotels.
- Dinner per itinerary daily.
- 3 lunches during tour in Alexandria. AL Alamin and Marsa Matrouh.
- Full sightseeing’s per itinerary.
- All entrance fees and local taxes.
- Private transportation.
- All transport by private AC vehicle
- All desert transport by AC 4x4 car
- Private Guide/Qualified Egyptologist.
Tour cost per person in double for private tour of 2 Person.
First Class cost from
Deluxe cost from $1895
10% discount for tour
of 4 person
Day 1: —Cairo/Alexandria (B/D)
After Breakfast at your hotel in Cairo, Depart early morning to Alexandria. Upon arrival you will check into your hotel and visit The Bibliotheca Alexandrina, National Museum, Catacombs of Kom al-Shuqafa, Roman Theater, Pompey’s Pillar, and the Fortress of Qaitbey occupying the site of Pharos lighthouse, Return to hotel for overnight.
Day 02: —Alexandria/ El Alamein, / Siwa (B/D)
After breakfast check out, this morning you will finish visiting sites in Alexandria and then on to El Alamein, the place where the Allied Forces of WWII gained a decisive victory over the Axis Forces. We will visit the war museum with its collections From the Battle of Alamein and other North African battles. Drive from El Alamin to Siwa Oasis, Arriving in Siwa in time for sunset over the impressive remains of the Ancient fortress town of Shali, Authentic dinner at hotel.
DAY 3: Siwa (B/D)
After Breakfast, Start your tour to:
- Visit Alexander temple
- Shaly tour (ancient Siwa)
- Dead mountain
- Dakror mountain
- Sunset over Fatnas island.
- Authentic Dinner at Hote
DAY 5: Siwa (B/D)
- Free tour
- Meeting to head to one of the unique sites and hotel “Gafar” built in typical traditional style and enjoy Bedouin meal
- Later enjoy tea and sunset in one of the islands in the middle of the desert.
Day 6: Siwa/Cairo (B/L)
after breakfast Check out from the hotel, Drive to Marsa Matrouh city on the Mediterranean and stop for lunch, Drive back to Cairo.