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the oases of the western desert KHARGA AND DAKHLA



Kharga is one of the most beautiful oases in Egypt, especially during sunset.
Kharga is the most modern oasis in Egypt; capital of the "New Valley"
The essential wealth of kharga lies in the date palms.
The old town has a special aspect with its alleys covered with trunks and branches of palm trees, which attenuates the heat and protects against sandstorms.

The oasis of Dakhla is so fertile. It is called "The fruit basket" because its inhabitants live mainly from the cultivation of dates, mangoes, olives and oranges.
The contrast between the greenery of the palm groves and fruit plantations and the yellow ocher of the desert offers a splendid view.

Day 1: Luxor

Reception at Luxor airport.

Transfer and installation at the hotel.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 2: Luxor - oasis of kharga
temple de douch kharga

After breakfast, departure towards the oasis of Kharga.

After about 250 km arrived in Baris , lunch in a local restaurant.
Visit of Hassan Fathy village .
23 km from Baris visit the temple of Doush ; built in Roman times.

It was transformed into a fortress in the 4th century.

18 km from Kharga visit of Qasr El-Ghueita , a temple of the 26th dynasty dedicated to the Theban triad.
Installation at the hotel.
Dinner next to a hot spring, possibility of swimming.

Day 3: oasis of kharga - oasis of dakhla
la necropole de Bagawat

After breakfast, visit of the Hibis temple , architectural testimony of the Persian occupation in Egypt, the best preserved of the monuments of the oases. Quadrangular in shape, it is characterized by its size and harmonious proportions.

Then visit the Christian necropolis of El-Bagawat , 263 chapels with mud brick domes. They were erected from the 4th century until the end of the 7th century.
Lunch in a local restaurant, then take the road to the Oasis of Dakhla. Installation at the hotel.

Departure in 4 * 4 in the desert for the sunset.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 4: oasis of dakhla
Tombe Mezawaga Egypt

After breakfast, departure to visit the temple of Deir El-Hagar built in the 1st century by the Romans.
The temple was occupied in the 5th century by Christian monks and used as a monastery.
Visit of the necropolis of Mezawaka ; Roman tombs dating from the 2nd century.
Visit of the village of El Qasr , it is a medieval city built on a small hill in the eleventh century. It is the example of the Islamic city dominated by a mosque with an Ayyubid minaret. Covered alleys shelter old houses with wooden doors, we visit an oil press and a school.
Lunch next to a hot spring and swimming.
Sunset on Lake Qalamoun , exceptional landscape.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 5: oasis of dakhla
safari dans le désert

After breakfast, departure to visit:
Qalamoun village , an ancient town built on top of a hill.
Old Mout , a medieval town. Mout is the capital of the oasis.
Balat , former capital of the governors of the oasis region.
It was a walled city with administrative and residential quarters as well as temples and funeral chapels.
Stop to see prehistoric graffiti .
Sunset on a sand dune in the village of Ganah .
Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 6: return to luxor
oasis kharga

After breakfast, departure to visit:

A government craft center, typical rugs and kelims as well as pottery.

Stop to buy dates.

Take the road towards Luxor.


Based on 2 people: 1220 dollars per person.

The price includes:

Accommodation in 4 * hotels in Luxor and the oases.
Transfers and trips by private air-conditioned vehicle.

Travel in the desert by 4x4.

Entries on sites motivated in this program.
The services of a private English-speaking guide

The price does not include:
Supplements not mentioned in this program.

The personal expenses.

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