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White Desert - Overnight Tour
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White Desert - Overnight Tour

By Desert Safari Home
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AU$367.08
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Ages 0-120
Duration: 2 days
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Mobile ticket
Live guide: Arabic, English
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Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best
2023

  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Entry/Admission - Black Desert
  • Entry/Admission - Farafra
  • Entry/Admission - Valley of Agabat
  • Entry/Admission - White Desert
  • Entry/Admission - Bawiti
What's not included
  • Entrance fees for the white desert national park

Start:
  • El Wahat Road, El Wahat Rd, Al Wahat Al Baharia, Giza Governorate 3035025, Egypt
    At the Desert Safari Home Hotel in Bahariya Oasis. Upon request can be arranged from Cairo.
Pickup details
  • Free Pick-Up can be arranged from the bus station in bahariya oasis .
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Service animals allowed
      • Near public transportation
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      • Most travellers can participate
      • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
      • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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      Itinerary
      Overview
      Full Map
      4 stops
      Day 1
      Desert Safari
      Day 2
      White Desert Safari
      About the operator
      Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator:
      • Desert Safari Home
        220
        Bawiti, Egypt
        Joined in March 2019
      • kyliecH4121UO
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Experience of a lifetime
        Visited the Black Desert, Crystal Mountain, Agabat Valley, and the Old and New White Desert. We’re amazed by the surreal scenery and the variety of landscapes in the area. Stargazing at night was incredible. And Mohammed is the best tour guide, chef and photographer all in one. He grew up in this area, was passionate about his work, and spoke excellent English. He made a great dinner right in the middle of the desert, which was one of the best food I’ve had in Egypt! He helped us to take so many amazing pictures too. Ahmed, the driver who drove us from and back to Cairo, was professional and friendly as well. It’s a 4 to 5-hour drive from Cairo to the staring point of the tour, but in the end I think it’s all worth it. Don’t miss it if you’re coming to Egypt!
        Written 8 December 2023
      • 414ningk
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing
        We had a very great journey with Mohammed. The trip is well-designed, they bring you to couple of different spot. Among those, I really enjoy the camping and white desert. I would recommend my friend who wants to visit Egypt to book a trip with them.
        Written 3 May 2023
      • RamonP1597
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Best experience in Egypt
        Best desert tour. Family run business, lot of respect and empathy for their customers. Mohammed Khozam makes you feel comfortable from the very beginning. We are a family with two daughters, a kid and a teen. Super safe. I hired a one night tour directly with them via email and WhatsApp, easy. Then everything was perfectly organized. Mohammed knows the desert like the palm of his hand, it was a truly wonderful experience far beyond our expectations: the places we visited were awesome, the overnight in the desert really comfortable and tasteful, the travelling in the roof of the off-road during a pair of safe and easy sand slots is something we will never forget. I'm writing this review after visiting Giza and Luxor which was great too, but I can 100% say that this was our best experience in Egypt.
        Written 26 April 2023
      • Y558BRreneg
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        WOW
        Amazing experience and very friendly host, will recommend to anyone to do this trip when u are in Egypt
        Written 4 March 2023
      • Demetriahotcake08
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Best guide in the white desert
        Best guide in the white desert ! My girlfriend and I just came back from the desert with Mohammed and it was a wonderful experience, better than we expected ! Mohammed is a very kind person who loves to share his experience. And he is a good cook ! We spent two days with him and we wish we had more time to spend another day in the desert with him. Thank you again !!!
        Written 23 November 2022
      • F110HJmichelleb
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        DO NOT MISS THIS!!!
        Let me just start by saying....book the tour!!!! I booked directly with Mohammed Khozam directly via What’s App +20 127 570 9430 This was the most amazing experience and Mohammed and his family made it one to remember for the rest of our lives. The sights were amazing, the food was delicious, and the kindness and friendships made priceless. He arranged everything including round-trip transfer from Cairo in a comfortable car with a professional driver. The communication was spot on from the first inquiry right up to him checking up on us after our arrival back to Cairo. He grew up in the white desert helping his dad give tours and is proudly following in his footsteps and doing it right!!! He knows all the hidden spots for the perfect photos and cooks the most delicious meals on the camp fire. I could go on and on but you're probably tired of reading and hopefully sending him a message via What’s App right now.
        Written 13 September 2022
      • juli234323
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Best Wild Camping Adventure 😍
        This tour with Mohammed and his cousin was just awesome! We’re still amazed by all the beautiful nature we could see in the desert. In addition they prepared really delicious food for us and we could sleep under the stars. We would recommend this tour to everyone who loves adventures and who wants to calm down from the business of the daily life.
        Written 23 April 2021
      • xCarlosMG
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Go for it!
        Well worth trying a memorable adventure.Very good services and friendly ambiance/guides, allowing visitors to see beautiful landscapes &natural formations along deserts. Good food provided,shisha,and makeshift accommodation at night time.
        Written 8 January 2020
      • coffei1028
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        The best experience and white desert
        We just coming back from the white desert with Mohammed family who know the desert very well and very very good desert experience. Food was very delicious and camping under the stars was really amazing. If you come to Egypt you need to not miss this experience with this Beduin family who are very friendly and kind. Really we feel very safe with them. Strong recommended this tour guide! モハンマドファミリーとの一泊二日の砂漠ツアーは今まで体験したことのない忘れられない最高の時間でした。家族で長くツアーをしているので知識量が多く、観光スポットや写真撮影ポイント、ベストな時間などなど何でも知っていました。何もない砂漠のど真ん中でのキャンプは最高で、ご飯も美味しい。テントや毛布、寝袋もすべて用意してくれるので冬の寒い時期でも快適でした。夜は人生で最高の星空… ツアーはガイドの知識や楽しさに大きく左右されると私は思います。モハンマドファミリーは最高のガイドでした。おすすめします!
        Written 26 December 2019
      • 55elena
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        White desert - overnight tour
        White desert tour with Mohammed was a great experience. It was like a tour to an another planet. Mohammed was very friendly, made us feel safe, he organised all this trip very well. He knows desert like his pocket. He showed us amazing places in the black and white deserts, prepared delicious food and was more than a guide for us. Mohammed is like your friend who knows what is better for you. Strongly recommended!
        Written 4 December 2019
      • jagarcia05
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Unforgettable
        The tour guide took amazing care of us. This easily is something I will remember for the rest of my life. True Egypt.
        Written 18 March 2019
      • Dave_Jones469
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great place wonderful people
        One of the best tours I have ever been on. Great family business they teat you as a member of thier family. Highly recommended 5 stars
        Written 18 March 2019
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      Angeline
      4 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Dec 2019 • Friends
      This is definitely the highlight of our trip to Egypt! Mohammed was an amazing guide, he took care of everything so seamlessly and ensured that we felt at home even in the desert. We also had enjoyable dinner and conversations which went late into night by the campfire. The sites from the desert tour were also stunning and unforgettable, highly recommended!
      Written 7 January 2020
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      Fabian Cabrera
      3 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      May 2021 • Couples
      First of all let me answer some of the questions we had before choosing this trip:

      How to get from Cairo to Bawiti? We contacted Mohammed to book us a private air conditioned car for an additional price. The trip was 4h30m. The price was within the average range of a long private trip.

      Is it safe to take this trip? Absolutely, we did not encounter any issues with security. The white desert is well maintained, safe, and clean.

      Is it cold at night? I think the answer here depends on the season. We thought it was going to be extremely cold at night but it was actually refreshing (we travelled in May 2021).

      Would I recommend this trip? Yes! I have to say that Mohammed’s hospitality is excellent. He speaks perfect English and is always happy to help you. We were lucky that not so many tourists were travelling these days so the tour was pretty much private and personalised for the two of us + Mohammed. He really made sure to deliver us the perfect experience, bringing tons of water as the weather is hot, food (Mohammed is a great cook), etc, and giving us the freedom to choose where to go with no rush at all.

      Who should take this trip? Those who like camping outside in the middle of nowhere, under a clear sky full of stars, drinking tea, smoking shisha, and enjoying Mohammed’s great food.
      Written 4 May 2021
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      leonardo l
      11 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Oct 2021 • Couples
      Wooow, Wood, and Woow!!! This was one of the best decisions that I made while traveling to Egypt. I saw pictures and videos but being there was an incredible feeling that you can only experience seeing it with your own eyes. Our guide, Mohammed is one of the nicest people I meet in Egypt. He took us to the black desert, crystal mountain, the valley, white desert, and to the hot springs. He provided us with unlimited water, snacks, and explained everything to us. That day was packed of activities and he made sure EVERYTHING was perfect!! The food that he cooked by the fire at night was incredible delicious, he even made us dessert and gave us two kinds of tees while we where around the fire under the stars!!! I highly recommend using Mohammed as your guide to the white desert camping. His wasapp # is +20 127 570 9430. His tour was one of the most affordable and it was worth every single penny. I am glad I made him a friend on Egypt.
      Written 24 October 2021
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      Jason
      Newport Beach, CA6 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      May 2021
      Mohammed arranged a driver to pick us up from the Mena House Hotel in front of the pyramids, equipped with AC (important, especially in the summer). Amazing experience riding around the Valley of Agabah, the White Desert, the Old White Desert, and more. We stayed only for one night, and I wish we were able to stay for more. He is also an amazing cook (I even tried making my own chicken at home from the recipe he provided me).

      I highly recommend this trip as Mohammed can speak English fluently— this means you get to not only enjoy the views, but also enjoy the history and stories he will tell you as you ride throughout the desert. It was not terribly cold at night when I went, so I slept on a mat underneath the stars with just a blanket. Keep in mind that he does have a tent and sleeping bags available if needed during the trip. Water, food, shelter, and transport were all provided during the length of our stay. We were also able to go sand-boarding. It feels like you're on a completely different planet out here, and yes, the drive to the desert is worth every penny. When I do come back, I will go with Mohammed to give my other friends the same experience!
      Written 11 May 2021
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      jyorajan
      Milford, CT92 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Nov 2022
      I don’t know where to start with this experience at White Dessert with Mohammed, it was just so awesome. I’d start by saying that Mohammed is a very passionate and honest guide who is very interested in giving you an authentic and wonderful experience. A lot of reviews said that this is one of their best experiences in Egypt and I was not sure if that would be the case as there is so much to Egypt that it would be surprising that an unknown part of the country would be the highlight for many people. I can now see why they said it, it truly is unbelievable.

      The Bahariya Oasis area is a good 4 hrs from Cairo, but it is an east drive and not tiring at all, the driver arranged by Mohammed is a nice guy as well. We reached Mohammed’s home/hotel around noon and he served us a simple home cooked meal. Then we started to the desert, starting with the Black Dessert, and then the Crystal Mountain, and then finally to the White Dessert, some sand boarding fun and a great view for sunset. The drive thro the dessert is a fun adventure by itself, and Mohammed takes you to some great spots for pics. Then you reach the camp where he puts up the tents for the small group. We relaxed around the fire as Mohammed, his brother Mahmoud and his cousin start cooking dinner for us. The dinner was very sumptuous, and was served inside a beautiful tent, and then you also get warm mint tea which is perfect for a night at the dessert. You also get to see the beautiful sky, I’ve never seen so many stars in my life, and the milkyway is so cleary visible. Then you wake up in the morning for a beautiful sunrise, and a nice breakfast and tea/coffee before we head out to a few more scenic spots. We then headed back to his base, but before that stopped by quick at a Hot Spring for a very refreshing dip that took away all the sand in the body. We were back in Cairo by 5.30 pm.

      All thro the trip you see so many breathtaking views, changing landscape and colors of the desert, and some good stories about the place from Mohammed. This clearly was the highlight of our trip as well, and it definitely worth more than the money you pay. As someone who has travelled to many countries, and attended a variety of tours, I can say that this one by Mohammed is one of the best, and is total value for money, and Mohammed is one of the best guides I have ever seen, honest, passionate and so friendly. He also made sure that we reached safely to our hotel in Cairo.

      Thanks Mohammed for everything you did !!!
      Written 29 November 2022
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      Jonathan W
      2 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Aug 2022 • Couples
      100% one of the highlights of our 2 week trip to Egypt. What an experience to go off-roading in a 4x4 across some beautiful scenic desert planes. The Black and White Deserts are one of the most unique places you’ll ever see. We felt like VIPs taking some routes that our expert host, Mohammed, knew so well (he learned from his father, who was one of the first guides in the area back in the day). We stopped at great locations for photos (which he helped take!) and brief historic/educational overviews of what we were seeing. Mohammed scouted for the perfect overnight spot in the White Desert, set up camp, cooked dinner for us and we enjoyed a peaceful night’s sleep looking up at the breathtaking stars. The standard tour companies do not include desert safari options in their packages, but we are so very glad we went outside of our itinerary to do this. It may be a fair ride outside Cairo (but Mohammed arranged very efficient pick up and drop off from Marriott Mena House), but it is totally worth it. What made it even more special was his professionalism, kindness, and great company. You can feel and experience he cares deeply about his clients/guests. You are in the best, safest and most knowledgeable hands, from the moment Mohammed welcomes you to his family home with a authentic lunch before you set off on your overnight adventure, to the time you depart for Cairo the following day.
      Written 22 August 2022
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      TDWolsey
      Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA120 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Mar 2020
      I found myself with a little free time due to the Covid-19 emergency, so I decided with a colleague to practice social distancing by going to the White Desert. Mohammed and Samha at Desert Safari Home provided the best possible experience for us. Mohammed knows the area, its history, and its geology thoroughly. But the best part was the Bedouin hospitality that Mohammed and Samha showed us throughout the trip. They made us feel at home in the desert. Samha prepared excellent food while we explored the hoodoos and watched the sunset. Later, under the stars we drank tea and watched the fire burn low. I highly recommend this trip to anyone who would like to experience more than just the usual tourist places in Egypt.
      Written 20 March 2020
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      Kelson W
      2 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Mar 2023 • Couples
      My wife and I just finished the Overnight Tour of the White Desert with Mohammad.

      Summary: Incredible trip (10/10) that is completely worth doing if you are in Egypt. If you are in the fence about doing this, rest assured that it is a good choice. It's is a unique experience with great people that takes you to a part of Egypt that realistically deserves almost as much attention as Egyptian History. One night is good, but we would do at least two nights if we were to do it again!

      Mohammed was kind enough to find us a driver to take us from Giza to the Bahariya Oasis, and he also found us extra passengers which saves us half of the trip costs.

      All of the stops in the itinerary were great. The Black Desert was very cool with some amazing colour contrasts of black on yellow, and the short but steep walk up the hill was a good way to exercise the legs after the long drive.

      Crystal Mountain was really interesting. There are crystals EVERYWHERE and you get to spend some time trying to find the nicest one. For us it was probably the least enjoyable part of the tour, but it is a must-see destination in this area and was very enjoyable (the worst of the best).

      Next up was the Agabat Valley (the Valley of Obstacles). This area was absolutely incredible. Straight out of a movie and easily the most inspiring place during the entire tour for us.

      After this we went sand boarding on a dune. This isn't why you would go on this tour, so nothing crazy, but fun for some of the other people on the tour.

      We wrapped up the day by travelling into the White Desert to watch the sunset and enjoy a delicious charcoal barbequed chicken dinner. Also very vegetarian friendly.

      The stargazing was great in the evening, especially once the moon had set behind the hills. Tons of shooting stars!

      We woke up early to watch the sunrise and then spent the morning touring the White Desert. The desert is filled with rocky pinnacles and spires that are amazing. Lots of stops throughout this part of the tour to walk around and take photos.

      We wrapped up the tour at a local hot spring in Bahariya, which was very hot but also really refreshing.
      Don't let the look of the pool disappoint you, it is truly a volcanic hot spring and your skin feels fantastic afterwards. Just dipped ours legs and arms in because it was a hot day and also hot pool, but it was a perfect way to wash the sand off.

      All in all, 10/10 experience and we will absolutely go back if/when we are back in Egypt.
      Written 28 March 2023
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      Natalie Vizcarra
      Hayward, CA18 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Overall smooth and one of the best experiences I had in Egypt so far. If you like gazing at stars then this is the place for you. It is a gorgeous landscape and cannot believe it is not well known in Egypt. You will get food, drinks, spectacular views, photographs, and much more. I felt comfortable and safe throughout my trip as a solo traveler. I do recommend to wear hiking sandals or hiking shoes because you will be allowed to climb mountains to get an amazing view. It does get chilly at night even at night at least I did and I am super glad that Mohammed provides blankets and all the equipment needed to enjoy your visit to White Desert. Also there is fee to enter White desert which is only 150 Egyptian pounds which is very affordable and totally worth the ticket. Be prepared for an amazing adventure in the White Desert with one of the funniest guides Mohammed.
      Written 16 June 2021
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      Tommy M
      6 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      June 2022 • Friends
      If you are even thinking about doing this with Muhammad DO IT. He could have charged 4 times the price and we would have done it again in a heart beat. Of the 10 days we spent in Egypt these days here in the white desert with Muhammad were definitely our favorite and most memorable. Having Muhammad as the our guide was the crowning jewel of our Egypt trip. He was the nicest person we met in Egypt and one of the nicest people we’ve ever met (also his English is fantastic). We were greeted with a great lunch and hibiscus tea made by his wife, and we feasted that night on amazing food made by the man himself in a Bedouin camp. He took us to very secluded spots away from other tour groups and we saw some awesome stuff. Having a private tour made all the difference. We saw many other people crammed into small Jeeps and they looked very uncomfortable. If you can book this trip it will be some of the best money you’ve ever spent! We love you Muhammad! Salam!
      Written 16 June 2022
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