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From Cairo: 4x4 Desert Safari, Sandsurf, and Camel Ride

1. From Cairo: 4x4 Desert Safari, Sandsurf, and Camel Ride

Start with pickup from your hotel or another selected location in Cairo or Giza between 7:30 AM and 8:30 AM. Board a comfortable air-conditioned car and enjoy a comfortable 100-minute ride to the Wadi El Rayan Desert. Upon arrival, enjoy fantastic views of the Wadi El Rayan waterfalls in the heart of the desert. Admire the powerful cascades of water which provide a stark contrast to the surrounding arid landscape. If you are lucky, catch glimpses of desert wildlife in the area such as the slender-horned gazelle. Next, make a stop for photos of the beautiful Mudawara Mountains. Then, get ready to enjoy the desert adventure. Board the 4X4 car for some dune bashing and experience the excitement as the car glides through yellow, soft sand. After riding over the dunes, stop to enjoy some sandboarding. Strap yourself to the sandboard and glide down the sparkling, yellow sand at a fast pace. Next, mount a camel and feel like a Bedouin explorer as you ride through the beautiful desert terrain. After the camel ride, stop at a Bedouin desert camp and enjoy an elaborate and delicious BBQ lunch. Once you are done with your lunch, you will be dropped back to your hotel or selected location in Cairo or Giza.

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Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 43 reviews

This was a fantastic trip! We started by getting picked up at our hotel in Cairo. Comfy van ride to Al Fayoum, picked up a police protection detail and switched to a sweet SUV. Went to the only waterfall in Egypt, had Turkish coffee, camel riding for the whole family, all 5 of us, both man made lakes, dune bashing, sand boarding, desert dining, and papyrus shop. Everything was top of the line. Our guide was Ahmed. He was the most wonderful man I have ever met. He knew EVERYTHING about Egyptian history. Any questions I had, he had the best answers. He was also very kind and also allowed me to ask cultural questions too. Our driver’s were very talented, especially our dune basher. Dude drives like a champ and needs to run Baja. This was without a doubt the best tour and guide combo my whole 11 day trip. I only wish I booked them for my whole stay. Tour with these guys. They are the best!

EXCELLENT EXPERIENCE OVERALL! Esraa Ahmed did an excellent job with the whole tour. She made it a very welcoming environment, helped and collaborated with us in anything we asked for . The driver Mr Sayed, also provided us with a safe, and welcoming car ride. My family and I are so grateful for their kindness and humbleness in helping us have a Super experience. Our second driver Sobhy was really nice as well with our services and tour guide through the desert. He also cooked very good lunch for us. My baby enjoyed it. Thank you I’m grateful for it all. I recommend you them 100%.

To start off, our tour guide Fares was amazing! He went over and beyond to make us feel comfortable during the 10 hour tour! We shared many laughs and will for sure be a memorable experience. The tour itself is amazing and has quite breathtaking moments! Seeing the desert far out from city life is exactly what we were looking for and was delivered. Many, many pictures were taken! :)

Really great experience. Everything was perfect. Fares is the best guide I have ever met. So funny, so informative, so helpful. This is the experience you must not miss.

Everything TOP works. The guide. Punctual pickup, delicious food. Great adventure. Everything was as described in the description.