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Egypt Oases

Discover the best Tourist Attractions in Egypt Oases

Egypt oases are still among the most sacred in places in the world, each with a special character of its own. Wherever you stay, you can enjoy the tranquility of the Bedouin lifestyle, date woods, pigeon towers, and blue-washed mud houses. For adventure, you can explore the majesty of the desert by camel or jeep, spend a night under the stars, and have the pleasure of a morning dip in the hot springs.

We are going to immerse ourselves fully in the Western Desert -, that strip of territory that extends west of the Nile to the border with Libya, almost 1,000 kilometers dotted with large depressions whose bottom is located below sea level.

That justifies oases, the only places in the hostile desert where men are capable of settling and founding communities. Water provides life in an environment where its scarcity or its existence draws the line that separates the rocks and sand from the orchards.

Siwa Oasis

Siwa Oasis

Siwa oasis is a destination to more than 30 thousand foreign and Egyptian tourists every year and has been ranked among the 9 best sites for solitude on the planet. Discover with us the natural beauty of Siwa as a tourist place in the first position.
Bahariya Oasis

Bahariya Oasis

The Bahariya Oasis is the closest to the Egyptian capital, from which it is about 360 kilometers away, is located in the Governorate of Giza, and is surrounded by mountains and rich in springs. This oasis has been of considerable importance for centuries as a stopover for caravans coming from northern Africa to Mecca.

Farafra Oasis

The Farafra Oasis is located northwest of El Dakhla, near the ruins of Kasr El Farafrah, Kasr Abou Monkara, and El Bagawat Cemetery, 350 miles in the Western Desert, and is bordered by a limestone escarpment. An oasis entirely planted with olive and apricot trees, this is a community of about 3000 Bedouins who live in small earthen houses, mostly painted blue to ward off, according to a belief, evil spirits.
Dakhla oasis

Dakhla Oasis

This oasis is located 189 km west of Kharga and consists of more than 600 natural springs and lakes. Among orchards and lush fields, there are picturesque mud-brick villages. about 70,000 people inhabited with oasis. The old town is a labyrinth of small streets with clay-covered walls and, the houses have elaborate wooden lintels.

Kharga Oasis

The Kharga Oasis extends for about 180 km, reachable from Dakhla through the desert road that follows the left bank of the Nile to Asyut. Kharga is the most populated of the western oases of the desert, has over 60,000 inhabitants, and since ancient times has been a point of reference for the caravans that left Sudan to reach the Nile valley in the slave trade.
Fayoum

Fayoum

Fayoum is the largest oasis in Egypt and the closest to the Nile River and Cairo. Lake Qarun present in the region was formed about 70,000 years ago when the Nile flooded the depression that now occupies the region of Fayoum. Today, the channels that connect it to the river feed the lake.
White desert

White Desert

Located about 200 km from the capital, the Bahariya oasis is one of the main reference stations for safaris to the desert, due to its strategic location. This oasis is characterized by a privileged location, as close to the four desert oases as Cairo. This allows you to visit it easily and use it as a reference point when you want to go into the desert without having to travel for too many hours. Also, this location offers immediate access to the spectacular landscape of the White Desert, one of the most fascinating in Egypt.

Egypt at a glance

Sail in the Nile River in a felucca, marvel at the pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx, explore the Valley of the Kings where Egypt’s pharaohs were buried, most famously King Tutankhamun in gold. Join your expert Egypt Time Travel on the journey back in time to one of the first civilizations in the world.

What will you like there?

  • Your Truly One Stop ShopFrom monuments to flowing rivers, vast deserts, world-famous coral reef sites, beaches, world cities, and monuments, everything can be found in Egypt. This means you'll never have to browse hundreds of potential destinations around the world for the perfect vacation.
  • Home of the Great Pyramids… and Much MoreAlthough different tourist attractions all over the world provide only a glimpse of the past, only in Egypt can you really stand on the display platform on the Pyramids plateau and have a good look at the solo that has been excluded from the ancient wonders of the world. Tourists who come here for sightseeing discover that these legendary pyramids are only the tip of the huge icebergs.
  • Hospitality, Egyptian-StyleEgypt is said to be the most travel-friendly North African and Middle Eastern country. The people here are friendly and welcome and treat everyone in a way that makes them part of their family.
  • Budget-FriendlyCompared to other destinations in the world, Egypt is definitely one of the best places to guarantee real value for money. You can book a tour package according to your needs and budget, and you are categorized.

What to pack for Egypt?

  • Adaptor plugIn Egypt, the standard voltage is 220 V and the power plugs and sockets are of type C and F. The standard frequency is 50 Hz.
  • Comfortable shoesFrom exploring the Great Pyramids of Giza to wandering the Botanical Gardens, you’ll need a comfortable pair of shoes on your Egypt holiday.
  • Light clothingEgypt is known for its blazing heat, so it’s best to wear light, loose-fit clothing. Since Egypt is a Muslim country, you’ll need to ensure your shoulders and knees are covered.
  • SunglassesThe sunshine can be blinding in Egypt, so bring a pair of sunglasses to protect you from the sun rays and the sandy desert.
  • SunscreenProtect yourself from the sun with SPF 30 or higher and be sure to apply it regularly. It’s also advised to bring a hat and a light scarf to shield your skin.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a visa for Egypt? How does one get an Egypt visa?

Tourists going to Egypt need to obtain a visa from one of the Egyptian diplomatic missions. There are several countries that are exempted from countries or countries that are eligible for visas on arrival but India is not one for them. So for Indian citizens, holding passports that are valid for at least 6 months from the date of arrival to Egypt is a necessity in order to get a visa.

The application process for obtaining an Egypt visa can be done online by submitting necessary documents. The entire procedure is listed on the Egyptian government official website and is easy to understand.

When is the best time to visit Egypt?

Egypt can be visited anytime in the year. However, the months of summer can be particularly hot, dry, and sunny; especially in regions like Luxor and Aswan that are towards the south of Egypt. The best time to visit Egypt can be claimed from September through to April when the weather is rather pleasant and bearable to tourists belonging to cold regions.

What are the best things to do in Egypt?

Egypt is the home to ancient Pharaohs, vast tracts of desert, superb scuba diving, the famed Nile River and so many more things. There are several places to be visited and many activities to indulge in. So to choose a few activities amongst so many options becomes a task. However, we are ready with our homework and our top things to do in Egypt are-

  • Get amazed by the Pyramids of Giza
  • Visit Luxor’s Karnak Temple and the Valley of the Kings
  • Visit Islamic Cairo
  • Explore Aswan
  • Spend time at Abu Simbel
  • Visit Egyptian Museum
  • Discover the White Desert
  • Visit Siwa Oasis
  • Visit Alexandria
  • Explore St. Catherine’s Monastery
  • Relax at South Sinai
  • Pray at Abydos Temple

What is the local food in Egypt? Which are the best places to taste this food?

Egyptian cuisine makes it a blend of a lot of legumes, vegetables and fruits. Since Egypt’s rich Nile Valley along with the delta produces large quantities of these crops, all in high quality; people of the country consume the same in great numbers. Here are some dishes you must try on your visit to the country. You may not remember the names of every dish, so you can take note of them or refer to us whenever needed-

  • Ful we Ta’meya
  • Kushari
  • Kabab we kofta
  • Hawawshi (Egyptian meat pie)
  • Shawerma
  • Fattah
  • Sayadeya
  • Besarah
  • Baladi Bread

Which are the best shopping places in Egypt and what are they famous for?

The Souks, or the local markets, and the larger bazaars are among the most remarkable attractions of Egypt. The markets of Egypt are famous for selling The Shisha, the traditional Egyptian waterpipes, a large collection of backgammon boards, decorative boxes, and many other handicrafts, Sandals, bags, and shoes, marvelous pottery products, etc.

  • Aswan touristic market
  • Khan El Khalili Market in the Hussein District in Cairo
  • Cairo Festival City Mall. Ring Road
  • Emerald Empire (Twin Plaza)
  • Citystars (Stars Centre) Mall of Arabia
  • Downtown Mall.
  • Arkan Plaza
  • Dandy Mega Mall
  • San Stefano Mall

Which are some famous archaeological sites in Egypt?

Egypt is home to numerous archaeological sites. Each one depicts the history and culture of this land. A lot of them are in Cairo alone but exploring and visiting each one of these sites is not possible. So here are the best ones-

  • Giza Pyramid
  • Saqqara
  • Dhahshur
  • Memphis
  • Egyptian Museum
  • Mohmmad Ali Mosque
  • Khan El Khalili
  • Aswan – Temple of Hathor
  • Kartak Temple
  • Luxor Temple
  • Kom Elshuqafa
  • Roman Amphitheatre
  • Graeco Museum

Which are some romantic places in Egypt for a honeymoon?

While not everybody will consider Egypt to be a honeymoon destination, the uninterrupted and lesser crowded places are actually great to be at with your partner. In case you still can’t imagine where to go for your honeymoon in Egypt, trust us, the below places are the ideal choice.

  • Cairo
  • Sharm-El-Sheikh
  • Alexandria
  • Aswan
  • Luxor
  • El Gouna
  • Dahab

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