BAHARIA OASIS & THE GOLDEN MUMMIES

This 4-day/3-night extension to the Western Desert and the Baharia Oasis begins and ends in Cairo. The cost includes: guides, transfers, transportation, entrance fees, meals selected and hotels.

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"A heck of a trip."

Description

The Baharia Oasis is the site of many Late Period tombs. The coffins discovered there contained much gold leaf in their decoration thus leading to the term, Golden Mummies. The White Desert is a wonder in its own right owing to the unusual formations found there.
Itinerary

Day 1, - Cairo/Baharia Oasis
From Cairo you will be driven by private van to the Oasis where you will see the Sulfur springs, the Mountains of Deset and El Magrafa, the 19th century British House, and the ancient Egyptian and Libyan graffiti at El Zabw.
O/N (Overnight) - Hot Spring Hotel

Day 2, - Baharia Oasis, White Desert
Today you will visit the archeological sites at the Oasis including the tombs dating back to the 26th dynasty, the Greco Roman monuments and the ruins of the temple of Alexander the Great. You will also visit the tomb of Amenhotep-Hewy, governor during the late 18th Dynasty. The highlight will be a visit to the museum housing some of the mummies from the "Valley of the Golden Mummies." Drive through the Black Desert, enjoy the Crystal Mountain and plant fossils, the White Desert, and an Egyptian style, outdoor BBQ.
O/N - Badawiyah Hotel

Day 3, - White Desert, Cairo
After a sunrise breakfast you start your short Safari Tour of the White Desert where you will visit the Magical Spring and explore the surrounding area. After your return to Cairo, the remainder of the day is free.
O/N - Cairo

Day 4, - Cairo
You will either transfer to the airport for your flight home or join your tour.


Notes on Baharia Oasis & the Golden Mummies:
   


Baharia Oasis & the Golden Mummies Prices
         Meal
         Plan

 Accom.
     BB      HB      FB       SS
 Value   $  750   $  810   $   945  + $  200
Notes:
   Prices are per person in double occupancy.
   BB is Bed and Breakfast (Breakfast each day).
   HB is Half Board (Breakfast plus one other
             meal each day).
   FB is Full Board (Three Meals each day).
   SS is Single Supplement (Added cost for a
             single room).
   Only Value Accommodations are available on
             this extension.
Tha face of a "golden mummy", Baharia