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Best Time To Go

October - April

Holiday Length

4 nights

Price guide

From £3,995pp

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Desert Oasis of Siwa

Travel to Siwa from Alexandria with your expert guide. The journey will take you along the Mediterranean coast to a timeless oasis set among palm trees and desert springs.

During your stay visit the the 13-century Fortress of Shali and the ‘Mountain of the Dead’ to see the tombs.

Experience the peace of Fatnas Island, known locally as ‘fantasy island’ and take a 4x4 to the freshwater lake at Bir Wahed, on the edge of the Great Sand Sea.

Bathe in the Spring of Juba known as Cleopatra’s pool.

Learn more about the lifestyle of the Egyptian Berber people.

An A&K escort is included, and tours and experiences can be added during your stay.

* Why not combine this trip with Cairo and a Nile cruise. You can also fly to Siwa from Cairo. Speak to our travel specialist for more details.

Alexandria to Siwa

Today, you will travel along the Mediterranean coastal road by private vehicle with your A&K Escort to Siwa, located between Qattara Depression and the Great Sand Sea in the Western Desert of Egypt. En route you will stop at the World War II site of El Alamein and learn more about its history with a visit to the military museum. This will be followed by a light lunch before you complete your journey to Siwa where donkey carts replace cars, and the pace of life slows down. Relax in this timeless oasis among palm trees and desert springs.


Today, perhaps join our expert to explore Siwa, a desert oasis of natural springs, sand dunes, and ancient ruins. Start your day sand boarding followed by a refreshing dip in the Spring of Juba, favoured by Cleopatra. Head to central Siwa, dominated by the 13-century Fortress of Shali, and explore the labyrinth of buildings. Follow a path past the Old Mosque to the top for spectacular views. Finish the day with a visit to the archaeological site of the ‘Mountain of the Dead’ and view the beehive–shaped tombs carved on top of the rocks.


After a leisurely breakfast, you might like to head to Fatnas Island, known locally as ‘fantasy island’. Visit the secluded spring located in the salty Birket Siwa and lying in the shade of swaying palm trees. After lunch take a 4x4 to the freshwater lake at Bir Wahed, on the edge of the Great Sand Sea. Here, you will see a hot, bubbling spring of sulphurous water that irrigates the garden around the pool.


Today, why not soak up the atmosphere and peace of the hotel that lies between mountains and lakes. Enjoy a dip in the natural spring pool and linger over a light lunch served in the palm grove. Savour the taste of locally produced date jam with your afternoon tea. As night descends, relax with a sundowner as the candles are lit around this eco-friendly resort. After dinner, find a peaceful spot for stargazing.  

Siwa to Alexandria

After a leisurely breakfast, depart Siwa for the return journey to Alexandria. If you would like to extend your stay in Egypt, there is a myriad of options, from a cruise down the Nile, to viewing the pyramids of Giza and visiting the Great Library of Alexandria.

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