Adventure Holidays

Impressive sites abound throughout Egypt.
Holidays in Egypt boast the Red Sea with glistening crystal waters, beautiful sandy beaches, the inspiring Sinai desert, the great Giza Pyramids, the Valley of the Kings and the majestic River Nile… Take your next adventure holiday in Egypt and experience it for yourself!

  • High lights
  • TS Safari Gilf Escape
  • TS Safari Discovery
  • TS Safari Classic
  • TS Safari Tropical
  • Photo Gallery

High lights

Siwa is the westernmost of the five major oasesof Egypt and can be reached by car from Baharyia or from Marsa Matruh, on the Mediterranean coast.In comparison with the other oases, the most striking feature of the Siwan landscape is the presence of several salt lakes that diminish in size during the summer.
In the mostly abandoned village of Aghurmi in the Siwa Oasis is a most famous temple of Amun, now more known as the Temple of the Oracle because of Alexanders visit when he conquered Egypt. It is actually one of two temples dedicated to Amun at Siwa, the other being Umm Ubayda. It sits atop a flat rock, and is a spectacular sight. Built during the 26th Dynasty (though the Oracles origin is reputed to be much, much older), this temple and its Oracle flourished well into the Greek and Roman periods.

TS Safari Gilf Escape

"Gilf el Kebir 15 days 14 nights"

Day 01 (Friday): Cairo (D)
Arrival at Cairo Airport, assistance and transfer to ho-tel. Check in time starts from 1500 hrs.
Overnight at your Hotel.

Day 02 (Saturday): (B.L.D)
Cairo - Fayum - Wadi Rayan -Wadi Heitan
Departure by jeep to Fayum, an oasis that was cultivated during the reign of the pharaohs. Proceed to Wadi Rayan, where a branch of the Nile pours into the Qarun lake, and then to the National Park of Wadi Heitan. The fossilized bones of ancient sea mammals have given the area its name of “Valley of the Whales”.
Overnight camping.

Day 03 (Sunday): (B.L.D)
Wadi Heitan - Baharija – White Desert
After arrival in Baharija drive through the picturesque palm groves of the oasis and stroll through the town of Bawiti. Afterwards proceed to the White Desert. Overnight camping

Day 04 (Monday): White desert – Farafra – Dakhla (B.L.D)
In the morning two hours walk through the White Desert near Wadi Mushroom and its famous mushroom-shaped rocks, with enough opportunities to linger and take photos. Afterwards drive to Farafra, visit to the local museum. You will have the possibili-ties to bathe in the springs. After lunch drive to Dakh-la and visit to the old town of El Qasr with its covered walkways and carved doors.
Overnight camping

Day 05 (Tuesday): (B.L.D)
Dakhla – Sugar Loaf – Mud Lions - Gilf el Kebir
After breakfast the adventure begins – the jeeps leave Dakhla and go towards the Gilf el Kebir. We pass the rocks of Sugar Loaf with a memorial to Samir Lana. Afterwards proceed to Abu Ballas, a jar deposit dating back to Pharaonic times that served the caravans going from Dakhla to Kufra. After a few hours more we make camp near the Mud Lions, rocks shaped and formed by the wind from baked sand.
Overnight camping

Day 06 (Wednesday): Eight Bells – Kawal el Din Monument – Jebel Uweinat (B.L.D)
In the morning we pass the WW II airstrip of Eight Bells. Empty kerosene cans mark the landing strip. Proceed along the Eastern flank of the Gilf el Kebir to the monument for Prince Kamal el Din, one of the first explorers of the area. The route passes an ancient volcanic area, the Clayton craters which were formed by gas eruptions. Then we leave the Gilf area behind and go south. In the Karkur Talh or „Acacia Valley“ we entert he area of the Gebel Uwainat. Exploring the wadis with 4x4 approaching the most formidable mountain, the Uweinat is made of some of the oldest rock in Africa and straddles the borders of Egypt, Libya and Sudan. In Egypt the nearest water is a well 300 kms away! Tent overnight outside Karkur Talh. Overnight camping

Day 07 (Thursday): Karkur Talh (B.L.D)
This day is dedicated to the exploration of the area and its rock drawings. In the 1930’s Winkler recorded the rock drawings here - the first prehistoric rock drawings ever found in this part of the Sahara. Situated roughly at the centre of the most arid area, its height is sufficient to capture a little precipitation from the summer monsoon clouds of the Sahel belt that occasionally reaches this far north. These rains are very infrequent, the last one was recorded in September 1998, and probably as much as 10-15 years may pass without rain. However even this little rain is sufficient to allow some vegetation and wildlife in the larger valleys.

Day 08 (Friday):
Karkur Talh – Wadi Sura – Foggini Cave (B.L.D)
Today we turn north again and pass the hills of Peter and Paul, ancient volcanoes that are a geologists heaven, and then to Wadi Sura in the western Gilf el Kebir. There we approach one of the highlights of the tour – a cave with Neolithic rock paintings depicting game, domestic animals and humans, among them the famous picture showing swimmers that was first discovered by Count Almassy. AAfterwards drive to the site of Foggini cave which is even more beautifully painted. Overnight camping

Day 09 (Saturday): Aqaba - Wadi Homra or Wadi Abdel Malik (B.L.D)
We leave the caves and start the ascent to Aqaba pass. Afterwards we drive across the plateau of the Gilf; from high up one has a marvellous view of Wadi Homra before descending into the valley and driving north. Wadi Homra is aptly named the "Red Valley". Sand and rocks have a colouring unique in Egypt. Here one can find rock inscriptions as well. Sometimes the routing will lead through Wadi Abdelmalik instead, the long valley Almassy thought to be the lost oasis of Zarzoura.
Overnight camping

Day 10 -12 (Sunday – Tuesday): Silica Fields - Great Sand Sea (B.L.D)
Drive north to the Silica Glass Fields that were created by a meteor impact. The desert glass was a coveted material even in Pharaonic times and was used for jewelers like one of Tutankhamens breastplates. From here we have to drive for three days through the Great Sand Sea - one of the most arid areas on earth. Single dunes combine to an endless Sea of Sand. Getting stuck is now and then is nearly unavoidable and part of the adventure This is one of the most exciting parts of the tour. We camp on the outskirts of the Sand Sea near Siwa and take the opportunity to have a bath in the hot spring of Bir Wahid. Overnight camping

Day 13 (Wednesday): Siwa Oasis (B.L.D)
The last part of the tour through the sand sea and then entrance into Siwa oasis, the most remote oasis of the Western Desert. After arrival we start exploring the oasis: after a stop at the baths of Cleopatra we proceed to the old acropolis of Shali, then to the famous temple of Amun and the temple of pharaoh
Amasis, and to Gebel Mawta with its rock tombs.
Overnight: Hotel.

Day 14 (Thursday): Siwa – Matruh (B.L.D)
After breakfast drive to Marsa Matruh on the Mediterranean - the remainder of the day is free to enjoy the beach overnight: Hotel

Day 15 (Friday): Matruh – Cairo (B.L)
Early Morning Transfer back to Cairo airport for your final departure flight.
Tour Facts:
Package includes the following:
Meals: Cairo; Half Board Bases
Transportation: the entire itinerary from by 4WD Toyota land Cruiser maximum of 5 pax per car
Tented camp will include:
• Spacious, well ventilated dome tents including Mattresses, blankets, sleeping bags
• All necessary cooking gear, kitchen utensils, mugs and glassware
• Fire grill and cooking stoves
Accommodation
• Best hotels in the relevant locations
Food and beverages
• Picnic lunch or at a local restaurant
• On board of the 4WD every pax will have a 300 cl mineral water at disposal per day
Visits and excursions
• All entrance fees and permissions for all visits
• Professional Desert guides
Practical information:
Insurance: All cars and participants joining our tours are insured against accidents.
Participants should bring:
• Hats, sun glasses
• Sun cream
• Prescription medicine
• Passport’s and copies
• Sandals
• Bathing suits
• Sweatshirts and trousers for night time
• Shorts and t-shirts for mornings
• Scarf
• Flash light
• Depending on the location, expect basic conditions and some long driving days.

TS Safari Discovery

"Cairo/Luxor/ Western Desert Oasis 8 days 7 nights"

Day 1 (Friday): Cairo (D)
Arrive at Cairo airport where our representative will meet and assist you at the airport, transfer and check-in at the Hotel, overnight at your hotel.

Day 2 (Saturday): Cairo (B.D)
After breakfast our friendly guide will accompany you to the awe-inspiring Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza to be transported back to the time of the ancient Egyptians. Free evening (Optional Cairo by Night).
Overnight at your hotel.

Day 3 (Sunday): Cairo/ Baharia (B.L.D)
In the morning our representative will pick you up from the hotel to start our safari trip by cars 4WD, Visit the English House to watch the sunset over the desert.
The English house which was a lookout post during World War I is today in ruins, but its location on the Black Mountain give a unique panorama view over the northern part of the Baharia Oasis.
Overnight in Baharia Oasis.

Day 4 (Monday): Bahriya/ White Desert (B.L.D)
At Baharia Oasis we will visite
Alexandre the great temple
The tomb of ZedAmonEfAnkh
 The tomb of his son Bannentiu
The ancient Roman spring Ain Bishmu.
The early morning is for visits around Baharia Oasis. There are several ancient temples in the oasis, The most famous is the one that has the cartouche (Pharaonic name presentation) of Alexander the Great. Unfortunately the combination of wind, location and time has eroded these temples and there is today not much left to see. We are going to visit the museum with some of the amazing Gold Mummies found here just recently. Further two ancient Egyptian tombs, first the tomb of ZedAmonEfAnkh and then the tomb of his son Bannentiu. Before starting our journey deeper into the desert, we will visit the ancient Roman spring Ain Bishmu and see how the ancient irrigation system could provide enough water for the farming land. Back to your four wheel car, the journey goes south but we cant leave Baharia before visiting the Crystal Mountain and the Black Desert with its many black topped mountains. Please remember when coming to places as the Crystal Mountain: Take nothing with you, leave nothing behind. Out of the Baharia depression and down the escarpment to Farafra Oasis, one will soon start to see smaller white chalk cliffs a forewarning of the adventure ahead. The white cliffs grows going south and suddenly you are in the White Desert . If any destination can be called magic , then its the White Desert.
The Governorate of Wadi Gedid work today together with the Egyptian Ministry of Environment on protecting the White Desert through making it a National Natural Preserved area. Before the magic night under the stars, in this one of the greatest treasures of our planet - we will visit the El Bahr Cave with wall paintings from prehistoric man. The name El Bahr come from the word sea as one here find remains from the ocean once covering this area. Ostrich eggs and other fossils have also been found here.
Overnight in camp in the White Desert.

Day 5 (Tuesday): Farafra/ Dakhla (B.L.D)
Today we will visit
• Morning dive in the hot spring of Bir Sitta
• take a tour in Farafra Oasis.
• The old Islamic town of Qasr Dakhla
After a magical, but often cold night in the White Desert, a morning dive in the hot spring of Bir Sitta is a most welcome start of the day. Farafra, or the Land of the Cow as it was named in Ancient Egyptian times, was up to recently the most remote human settlement in the desert. So remote that it was not long time ago when a representative of the Oasis had to take his camel and ride to Dakhla Oasis to find out what day they should perform their Friday prayers, as the inhabitants had totally lost track of the days. Today the inhabitants are mixed, as farmers have immigrated from the Delta and the Nile Valley. We will see the old city as part of the new agricultural areas of Farafra during our visit.
From Farafra we drive south towards Dakhla Oasis . In this huge green farming oasis we will visit:
The old Islamic town of Qasr Dakhla in its desert-medieval style, built on top of a city from Roman times. Mut, the center of Dakhla is still using its Ancient Egyptian name after the goddess of Waset (Luxor), and here we will visit the remains of the old city Qasr Mut.
The small but important Ethnographic Museum in Mut give aunique glimpse inside the traditional culture of the oasis. Plan of a traditional house, locally produced items as dresses, jewelry, rugs and more. The village scenes with clay figures by the local artist Mabrouk are our wide screen in to this culture. The local culture itself have its wide screen out of the culture in the next house, as thats the local cinema. Further visits will take you to the "Temple of the Rock and the Colored Mountain
Overnight in Dakhla.

Day 6 (Wednesday): Dakhla/ Kharga (B.L.D)
Today we will visit
• In the morning we visit The unique "upside down" mastabas
• Museum where artifacts from the whole of Wadi Gedids Ancient Egyptian
• The Amon temple in Hibis
After breakfast we will visit the unique "upside down" mastabas (burial monuments from the Ancient Egyptian Old Kingdom) found close to Balat. Important monuments, as the governors of Dakhla buried here show the importance of the Oasis already in times the Pyramids where built in the Nile Valley - some four thousand years ago. Then its time to say goodbye to the beautiful Oasis of Dakhla, and start our drive towards the last oasis for our desert journey. This is the Kharga Oasis, the center for the Governorate of Wadi Gedid - a Governorate responsible for 40 percent of Egypts land area.
-Kharga
Visits in Kharga will of course have to include the Museum where artifacts from the whole of Wadi Gedids Ancient Egyptian, Christian and Islamic periods are exhibited. The Amon temple in Hibis is one of the only two temples known built during Persian rule of Egypt (26th Dynasty). The inscriptions on the later built Roman gate give very important understanding about Roman imperial rule in Egypt. After Christianity came to Egypt with St. Mark the Evangelist, the Christian community was in periods under hard prosecutions from Roman rule with thousand and thousand of martyrs. Many fled to the desert for protection. Kharga was one of these places and the result of this is that we in Bagawat got one of the oldest and best-preserved Christian cemeteries in the world.
-Hibis temple
On top of a hill close to Hibis lies the Roman temple-fortress Nadura, a typical lookout as the English House visited in Baharia - apart from the fact that Nadura was built nearly two thousand years earlier.
Overnight in Kharga.

Day 7 (Thursday): Kharga/ Luxor (B.L.D)
• The old market area of Kharga.
• The village New Baris
We cannot leave the center of Kharga Oasis before you got the opportunity to visit the old market area of Kharga. The market is mainly serving the local population, but as visitor you will first of all be able to see the real desert market. Then it will always be items as hand-woven baskets that are good items to have back from the journey, and your "souvenir" will be a small contribution to the local industry as well. Especially Dakhla and Kharga have many beautiful and locally produced crafts as the mentioned baskets (most made from palm leaves), mats, rugs, pottery, some jewelry (silver work basically), local dresses and the traditional hats made of palm leaves in Dakhla.
Before leaving the oasis depression we will drive south passing many villages also belonging to Kharga Oasis. Of newer history the village New Baris is of special importance, as it was here the word renowned architect Hassan Fathy tried to build a village for the oasis. Now close to deserted, it still have the mark of a grand idea and a beautiful architecture built on local traditions and in local material. The counterpart to New Baris is Hassan Fathys New Gourna in Luxor.

Leaving the area where the prehistoric Nile was flowing, we are driving east towards the Nile and the famous Nile Valley - or should we rather say the "Nile Oasis" Fact is that the thin valley is a long Oasis surrounded by waste deserts on both sides. The Western Desert (before named the "Libyan Desert") - which we have traveled, and in East the "Eastern Desert" (formerly the "Arabian Desert") which cover the area all the way to the Red Sea.
Overnight in Luxor.

Day 8 (Friday): Luxor/Cairo (B.L)
After a good breakfast we will visit some monuments from the times of Ancient Waset (or Theben which the Greek called Luxor later). Then will be transferred to Cairo for your departure flight back.

Tour Facts:
Package includes the following:
Meals: Cairo; Half Board Bases
Transportation: the entire itinerary from by 4WD Toyota land Cruiser maximum of 5 pax per car
Tented camp will include:
• Spacious, well ventilated dome tents including Mattresses, blankets, sleeping bags
• All necessary cooking gear, kitchen utensils, mugs and glassware
• Fire grill and cooking stoves
Accommodation
• Best hotels in the relevant locations
Food and beverages
• Picnic lunch or at a local restaurant
• On board of the 4WD every pax will have a 300 cl mineral water at disposal per day
Visits and excursions
• All entrance fees and permissions for all visits
• Professional Desert guides
Practical information:
Insurance: All cars and participants joining our tours are insured against accidents.
Participants should bring:
• Hats, sun glasses
• Sun cream
• Prescription medicine
• Passport’s and copies
• Sandals
• Bathing suits
• Sweatshirts and trousers for night time
• Shorts and t-shirts for mornings
• Scarf
• Flash light
• Depending on the location, expect basic conditions and some long driving days.

TS Safari Classic

"Luxor/Oasis+ Aswan/Abu Simbel/ Nubian Temples 8 days 7 nights"

Day 1 (Monday): Luxor (D)
Arrive to Luxor airport, our representative will meet and assist you and transfer to your Hotel. Check in, Overnight at your Hotel.

Day 2 (Tuesday): Luxor (B.D)
Visits of the West Bank of the Nile including The Valley of Kings,
The Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir El-Bahari and the two colossi of Memnon.
In the afternoon visit the Karnak and Luxor temples on the east bank.
Overnight in hotel.

Day 3 (Wednesday): Luxor/ Kharga Oasis (B.L.D)
In the morning we cross the Nile River by Ferry to the West Bank, continue our way through the desert towards Oasis Kharga, on arrival we visit Temple Hibis, Bagawat (The Christian Burial ground north of Kharga) and the old town of Kharga.
Overnight in Hotel.

Day 4 (Thursday): Paris Oasis (B.L.D)
Early morning we start our tour south passing by the Oasis Paris, (A village dedicated to the last century). After a short visit we continue our way south east towards Abu Simbel, Overnight in camp in Bir Quesiba.

Day 5 (Friday): Abu Simbel (B.L.D)
We drive with the sun rising in a very light sand, cloudless sky, golden sand dunes, enchanting rugged hills, a kind of nature magic which you will experience and lets you forget the stress of daily routine. We reach the Abu Simbel temple which was built by Ramses II more than three thousand years.
Overnight in Hotel.

Day 6 (Saturday): Aswa/Nubian Temples (B.L.D)
We will enjoy the sun rising by Abu Simbel temple. After breakfast we drive north to Aswan.
On the way we will visit the rock temple of Ammada (18 Dynasty), El Derr (Ramses II), Moharraka (which was destroyed in the Roman times) and Dakka. Arrival Aswan and transfer to your hotel.
Overnight in Hotel.

Day 7 (Sunday): Aswan (B.L.D)
Proceed with the visits of Aswan including the Temple of Philae; Finish the visits of Aswan with the high Dam passing by the old Dam of Aswan.
Overnight in Hotel.

Day 8 (Monday): Aswan/ Luxor (B.L)
Amazing tour by felucca around Elephantine Island & the Botanical Garden, transfer to Luxor for the final departure.

Tour Facts:
Package includes the following:
Meals: Cairo; Half Board Bases
Transportation: the entire itinerary from by 4WD Toyota land Cruiser maximum of 5 pax per car
Tented camp will include:
• Spacious, well ventilated dome tents including Mattresses, blankets, sleeping bags
• All necessary cooking gear, kitchen utensils, mugs and glassware
• Fire grill and cooking stoves
Accommodation
• Best hotels in the relevant locations
Food and beverages
• Picnic lunch or at a local restaurant
• On board of the 4WD every pax will have a 300 cl mineral water at disposal per day
Visits and excursions
• All entrance fees and permissions for all visits
• Professional Desert guides
Practical information:
Insurance: All cars and participants joining our tours are insured against accidents.
Participants should bring:
• Hats, sun glasses
• Sun cream
• Prescription medicine
• Passport’s and copies
• Sandals
• Bathing suits
• Sweatshirts and trousers for night time
• Shorts and t-shirts for mornings
• Scarf
• Flash light
• Depending on the location, expect basic conditions and some long driving days.

TS Safari Tropical

"Cairo/Alexandria/ Siwa Oasis 8 days 7 nights"

Day 1 (Monday): Cairo (D)
Arrive at Cairo airport where our representative will meet and assist you at the airport, transfer and check-in at the Hotel, overnight at your hotel.

Day 2 (Tuesday): Cairo/Alexandria (B.L.D)
Early Morning our representative will pick you up and start trip to Alexandria, we will arrive by mid-morning approximately. This will give us time for a brief stop at the fascinating monasteries of Wadi Natrun. The architecture here is simple and dramatic. We will visit one of the monasteries contained within its own walls. Pope Shenouda of the Coptic Church has his official seat here. We continue to Alexandria and visit the sites of Pompeiis Pillar and the Roman Theatre - both of great interest. Then we take a fish lunch, it is a chance to soak up the atmosphere of this most unusual of Egyptian cities. Drive to Alamein for our overnight stop.

Day 3 (Wednesday): The Long Road to Siwa (B.L.D)
An early visit to the War Graves at El Alamein before we set off for Siwa. Now we begin our journey along the Mediterranean coast before we head off into the barren desert approaches of Wadi Istabl. We arrive in Siwa in time for a late lunch and go straight to our hotel - the Arousa el Waha, which affords great views from the terrace. We start our exploration of Siwa, the fabled Oasis, visit Gebel Mawta the mountain of the dead with many interesting tombs spanning the Greek-Roman period. Next, Shaali, the ancient fortress town of Siwa, with its mud brick mosque and intricate alleyways, finally on the Fatness Island to watch the sun go down over the salt lake before we return to the hotel.

Day 4 (Thursday): The Oracle of Amun (B.L.D)
This morning we will visit the Temple of Amun where the ancients came to visit the famous oracle. You can still see many interesting side and windows around the central temple site, which is within a ruined village, giving the whole site the most wonderful atmosphere. We will look at high quality hieroglyphics and caving at the temple of Umm Beyid and see the Pool of Cleopatra. We then drive to eastern Siwa, rarely visited, to see the fascinating remains of a Roman Town and an abandoned Libyan village with a Ptlemaic temple in among the ruins. We will take lunch at Ain Sharouf, a charming natural spring, and a pool where we can take a well-earned dip. Then we journey into the Western Desert and the little known and extremely beautiful Oasis of Bahrain where we will camp for the night. The low hills nearby contain a Roman Cemetery.

Day 5 (Friday): The Great Western Desert (B.L.D)
Today we travel across the expanse of the Great Western Desert. We pass by the Qattara Depression and will at times be some 50 feet below sea level. We will also pass by some of the many wonderful and ever changing sand dunes. This is the very area where the army of Cabyses disappeared under the sands. On arrival into the small Oasis of Bahariya we will make straight for our hotel, The Health Club. Time to take advantage of the hot springs or a massage. Later we will take a tour of the Old Town, unchanged for many generations and with its own unique Bawiti architecture.

Day 6 (Saturday): Baharia (B.L.D)
The Oasis of Bahariya is full of monuments. AWT has put together a tour including all the best and most interesting sites of the Oasis, and these are of great quality. First we visit the little museum in Bawiti with some fascinating local finds. Then we will enter the marvelous and refreshingly original tomb of Benantui from the 26th. Dynasty. Next, to the Amasis chapels which are being preserved in an unusually sympathetic style? After a visit to the Temple of Alexander, we head south to the rarely visited site of El Hayyez with a very early church and Roman fortress. Leaving the Oasis, past the mysterious crystal mountain, we will set camp in hauntingly lovely White Desert.

Day 7 (Sunday): Return to the Giza Plateau (B.L.D)
A full mornings driving through the desert takes us back to Giza. This route passes some of the most magnificent sand dunes we will have seen all week. Return to the hotel for a well earned-rest and a long shower.
Overnight at your Hotel.

Day 8 (Monday): Cairo (B.L)
Free day morning, later on will be transferred to Cairo Airport for your departure flight back.

Tour Facts:
Package includes the following:
Meals: Cairo; Half Board Bases
Transportation: the entire itinerary from by 4WD Toyota land Cruiser maximum of 5 pax per car
Tented camp will include:
• Spacious, well ventilated dome tents including Mattresses, blankets, sleeping bags
• All necessary cooking gear, kitchen utensils, mugs and glassware
• Fire grill and cooking stoves
Accommodation
• Best hotels in the relevant locations
Food and beverages
• Picnic lunch or at a local restaurant
• On board of the 4WD every pax will have a 300 cl mineral water at disposal per day
Visits and excursions
• All entrance fees and permissions for all visits
• Professional Desert guides
Practical information:
Insurance: All cars and participants joining our tours are insured against accidents.
Participants should bring:
• Hats, sun glasses
• Sun cream
• Prescription medicine
• Passport’s and copies
• Sandals
• Bathing suits
• Sweatshirts and trousers for night time
• Shorts and t-shirts for mornings
• Scarf
• Flash light
• Depending on the location, expect basic conditions and some long driving days.

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