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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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What people are saying about Wadi El Rayan

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 19 reviews

This excursion was first class! It started with Fares. Pick up location was a mix up and he figured it out immediately! He was early and had a very clean newer car with air con. My hotel failed at breakfast so we stopped and got me some. Once we got out to the 4X4 and met our Bedouin driver, the tour new stopped wowing. With beautiful scenery and landscape filled will historical facts from Fares and he translated the Bedouin cultural heritage from our driver. The full day was more than I could have possibly expected. I work in the tourism industry and can tell the passionate ones and Fares and his driver are just that. I’d put them on my crew anytime. I have some many friends jealous I am here. All I can say to you and them is don’t worry I’ll come back with you just to see these guys!

Mostafa Ortega was very professional and kind with us. Trip into the desert was very fun and he let us to see a lot of place (mountains of sand and magic lake where we swam). Ali drived very well and had fun with us jumping with car in the sand. Food was very good and typical. We did a lot of things with them and this voyage would be the same without this experience. We appreciate professionality of Haitham that drived for us at home. We recommend this trip to everyone.

It was a perfect experience in the dessert! Our guide Fares Eman was a Very friendly and nice guy ! He behaved us like family ! We will never forget this experience! I recommend to everyone do this!

An unforgettable day, a visit totally mastered by the organizers. Magnificent landscapes, historical richness to make you lose your mind I highly recommend this activity.

Experiencing the Sahara for the day was awesome. Our guide, driver & host all went above expectations even following up after we got home w/pictures.