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Day 1- Cairo Matrouh Siwa oasis
Pick-up time from your hotel in Cairo or Giza at 05:00 am. we do recommend ordering a breakfast box from your hotel because of the early departure, and drive to El Alamein , driving distance: 259 km. It takes 3 hours driving, on the way we stop for a coffee break. Arrival at El Alamein at 08:30
El Alamein Controlled the north African coast which opens the way to the whole of Egypt and the trade routes to the Far East via the red sea and the Indian Ocean. During the second world war, the Axis powers wanted to dominate Egypt in order to close Britain`s sea routes to its colonial empire, which the British were desperate to protect. starting in 1940 with the Italian invasion of Egypt via Libya, The coastal town of Al Diffa was the scene of the ongoing battle.
►❤ El Alamein Museum
The small El Alamein museum, about 1 mile west of the British memorial, is located on the north side of the road, for anyone interested in war Memorabilia. it is worth a stop. Created in 1965 from debris found on the battlefield, It contains uniforms, Weapons, Flags, and other war Paraphernalia. Displays include Photographs and the battle sites
►❤ El Alamein War Cemetery
It was designed by Sir Herbert Worthington and is maintained by the British war graves commission in Cairo , Here 7,367 men from Britain, Newzealand, Australia, South Africa, Greece, France, India, and Malaysia are buried in individual graves, while 11,945 men, whose bodies were never found, are honored in the cloister that precedes the graveyard
Beyond the cloister is the Individual graves, each, topped with white Marker, Approximately 815 soldiers were identified and their names are inscribed over the graves
►❤ The German war Memorial
Thee kilometers, west of the Italian marker, the German war memorial is a single octagonal building erected in 1959, overlooks the sea, Patterned after the castle del Monte. the memorial contains the bodies of 4280 German soldiers, at the Entrance, it stands an impressive golden mosaic, to the right of the entrance is a small chapel where families and friends honor the dead with wreaths, Photographs, and memorial ribbons.
►❤ The Italian Memorial
The Elegant white marble Italian Memorial, the largest structure at El Alamein stands 5 kilometers beyond the German Memorial, it was designed by Paolo Caccia dominoni who served at El-Alamein and also wrote a book about it
In the Entrance, there is a small museum and in the chapel is inscribed ( To 4800 Italian soldiers, sailors, and airmen, the desert and the sea did not give back 38,000 who are missing)
The main memorial overlooks the sea at the top
Light lunch will be served on the way.
►❤Enjoy the sunset at Fatnas Lake
Fatnas is a Small island in Birket Siwa, you can reach it by walk or by bike, It is a wonderful place to sit and enjoy the sunset, You will get a spectacular view of the lake with Gebel Bayda and Hamra forming the backdrop to the west, A walk in the Garden show a variety of trees including Banana, dates, and olive.
Dinner will be served in a restaurant in Siwa, Overnight in Ghaliet Ecolodge
Ghaliet is a unique SPA Ecolodge just located nearby Amoun Temple and Alexander the greatest oracle in Siwa Oasis. It has been built by nature and designed among palm trees. you can feel the history and the great ancient stories of Alexander the great while you are in Ghaliet. Enjoy nature, organic design, organic food, and different health programs. The ecolodge includes 12 cozy rooms; each room has its special personality and feeling. You can enjoy staying in the upper rooms with the transparent glass ceiling opening and you feel like you are sleeping in heaven. Also, you can experience the unique outdoor privacy in the lower rooms with their private backyard.
Have an amazing night in Siwa
Breakfast at the hotel. Pick up at 07:00 am from the hotel. You will visit today's Siwa attractions, we will start with Alexander the Great Temple.
►❤Temple of the Oracle
This site is also known as the Temple of the Oracle. It is believed that Alexander the Great wished to consult the Siwan oracle to seek confirmation that he was the son of Zeus. The Greek god of gods, when he and his entourage arrived at Siwa oasis after a long trip through the desert. The temple is located on a hill, the Temple of the Oracle has stunning views over Siwa Oasis’s lush vegetation and salt flats, so it’s worth the climb to the very top.
►❤Then drive to the salty lake.
The salty water takes you above the water and makes you float., You don't need to be a good swimmer. Take care when you go swimming and don't let the water reach your eyes. as it is really painful. Choose the crystal lake and they are many of them. But keep looking for the purest one, when you see the bottom. Take a bottle of Mineral water to shower with after swimming in the lake, The salt lakes have similar hyper-salinity properties to those of Jordan’s Dead Sea. This also means that the lakes hold great healing properties, much stronger than regular seawater. In all cases, You will make for a wonderful swim!
►❤ Then proceed to (Cleopatra's bath )The spring of the sun.
It has been mentioned by travelers to Siwa, The legend maintains that Cleopatra swam here,
►❤Then Proceed to the temple of Umm Ubaydah or Amun temple
Just 200 m further from the Temple of the Oracle, the temple was erected by the pharaoh Nectanebo of the 30th Dynasty,
This structure is almost completely destroyed, owing to its dynamiting in 1896 by an Ottoman governor eager to acquire building material. An inscribed wall represents all that remains to be seen. Based on earlier drawings by pioneer explorers, however, scholars have deduced that the temple was erected by the pharaoh Nectanebo of the 30th Dynasty.
►❤12:00( Taste the Siwan lunch ) in a Siwan restaurant at Abdo restaurant.
►❤Have fun in the world’s third-largest dune field
Then you will adventure the desert by discovering the Great Sand Sea. by Jeep 4x4 and Enjoy sandboarding -The best sand dunes for sand boarding in Egypt is here in the Great Sand Sea near Siwa Oasis
►❤swimming in a secluded freshwater lake, and relaxing in Bir Wahed hot spring.
►❤Enjoy some traditional Bedouin Tea by sunset
Enjoy Camping in one of the most beautiful camping sites in Siwa. ( Al Nyhaya)
Al Nyhaya has 5 high-quality Lotus Bell tents placed within the protective outer walls of the camp. They are equipped with comfortable mattresses, mosquito nets, and a double layer to keep the heat out in summer and the cold out in winter!
The Bell tents are sitting on a Rocket Bell floor heating platform, which we can heat up by a wood fire that will cause the floor of the tent to warm up on the cold winter nights!
Each tent can accommodate up to a max of 3 persons comfortably, but 1 or 2 persons in the tent are very possible too.
Besides the Bell tents, we also have plenty of Bedouin tents to spend the nights in traditional local style.
There is no better opportunity to watch stars than a crystal clear summer sky and a cool night with the least light and minimal noise that Siwa desert offers.
Overnight in desert Camp and Enjoy Bbq Dinner. style dinner featuring a cooking technique called “Abou Mardam,” where the food is slow-cooked underground
If you need to Sleep in a Hotel instead of the camp, This is also available. we have nice Ecolodges in Siwa
►❤ Visit Shali Fortress :
The Shali Fortress was built on a hill inside a Protective wall originally breached by a single gate, the maze of mud-brick buildings that Comprises the Fortress served the people of the oasis for nearly 8 centuries. The inhabitants had to live in the narrow quarters, sharing their animals, which were herded into the fortress each evening. The huge chunks of salt so prevalent in Siwa oasis were used in the construction of the fortress, as they helped to strengthen the wall, Rain has unfortunately proved to be more destructive to the fortress than any human invaders. the fortress was built in the 13th century and served as the center of Siwan life for over 800 years. The fortress’ mosque is still in use today, with many of the homes restored, and some even turned into local guesthouses.
►❤Then proceed to the Mountain of the Dead i
s a conical mountain a little over a kilometer to the north of Shali. Tombs from the twenty-sixth Dynasty, Ptolemaic, and the Roman periods are cut into the side of the mountain, There are four tombs worth seeing at Gebel Al – Mawta. Si Amun Tomb is the most beautiful in Siwa oasis . Si Amun appears to have been a wealthy Egyptian, Perhaps of Greek origin, but a follower of the ancient Egyptians belief, The tomb contains an Image from the Egyptian pantheon, including an Exquisite painting of the goddess nut standing beside a sycamore tree.
►❤Relaxing half-day at Ali Khaled Camp
Also known as Mountain Camp, Ali Khaled lies at the foot of Dakrur Mountain amid a thick carpet of palm groves. Here, visitors can relax in a garden complete with hammocks, daybeds, and a treehouse. There’s also a hot spring and freshwater plunge pool, so you can alternate between lounging in the shaded canopy and soaking in the refreshing waters. If you’re in the mood for adventure, you can hike up the nearby Dakrur Mountain, known for its healing sand baths. The mountaintop is also an excellent spot to take in the sunset over Siwa town.
►❤Overnight in Siwa - Ecolodge
After breakfast, drive to Cairo , passing by Marsa Matrouh for lunch passing Discover Marsa Matrouh, Egypt’s Mediterranean shore. With sandy white beaches and crystal clear waters, many believe that Cleopatra herself bathed in the tranquil waters of Marsa Matrouh.
|► Price per 2 Adults (12-95 years) (1 ticket)||595 Euros|
|► Price per Child (06-11.99 years) Join two Adults||free $|
|► Price per 3 Adults (12-95 years) (1 ticket)||580 Euros|
|► Price per 4-5 Adults(12-95 years) (1 ticket)||575 Euros|
|► Price per 6-10 Adults (12-95 years) (1 ticket)||570 Euros|
|► Price per 11-17 Adult(12-95 years) (1 ticket)||560 Euro|
|► Price per 18-45 Adult(12-95 years) (1 ticket)||550 Euro|
|► Price per single Adult(12-95 years) (1 ticket)||1100 Euro|
►► Note: If you could make a group of 15 travelers, the sixteenth will be free.
►►NOTE: All times are guidelines so no times are definite
Hotel :Siwa Shali Resort