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Siwa Desert Safari
Best time to go: January to May, September to December
6 Nights | from £2,595pp
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- Alexandria National Museum
- 2,700 year old Temple of Amun
- Siwa's fantastic landscapes
Day 1 - Cairo/Alexandria
Arrive to Alexandria by road from Cairo and check in to the Four Seasons Hotel Alexandria at San Stefano with its expansive views of the Mediterranean. View papyrus scrolls, ancient perfume bottles and painted mummy cases showcased at the Alexandria National Museum.
Day 2 - Alexandria
In the morning tour the city and stroll through the intriguing Montazah Palace Gardens. See the underground Catacombs of Kom el-Shuga, the citadel of Bey and nearby Pompey's Pillar. Free time allows a visit the famous integrated cultural complex The Bibliotheca Alexandrina or time rejuvenation in the hotel's spa.
Day 3 - Alexandria/Siwa
Drive into the desert to El Alamein, scene of one of the decisive battles of World War II and a visit to the Allied War Cemetery. Stop for a light lunch at Matrouh on the coast before driving on through the varied desert scenery until you arrive at the oasis enclave of Siwa. Here, the unique environmentally friendly Adrere Amellal Ecolodge is your home.
Day 4 - Siwa
Today visit the main sites including the El Gabel tombs on the Mount of the Dead complete with mummies from 250 BC, the medieval Shali Citadel and the 2,700 year old Temple of Amun, once visited by Alexander the Great.
Day 5 - Siwa
Explore Siwa's fantastic landscapes, learning about its unique desert culture with your expert guide.
Day 6 - Siwa/Cairo
A full day drive back to Cairo pausing with lunch en route. Stay at the Fairmont Nile City.
Day 7 - Cairo/London
Morning transfer to Cairo Airport for your flight home.
At A&K all of our journeys are individually tailored to suit your needs and timescale. As a guide, this 7 day suggested luxury journey in Egypt will cost from £2,595 per person based on two adults sharing, subject to availability.
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Best time to be there
Winter (October to April) for cultural trips, although May to September is great for the Red Sea. Ramadan is a particularly exciting time to be in Egypt - it is celebrated here with more exuberance than anywhere else in the world.
Cairo, Luxor (British Airways, Egypt Air); Sharm el Sheikh (British from Sep 2015, Easyjet); Hurghada (Easyjet)
4 hours 50 minutes direct
GMT +2 hours
Required - obtainable in advance or on arrival
No mandatory vaccinations