is only 2h Cairo. One might think it is an oasis but
it would be a mistake because he was born Nile and
not from natural sources and wells.
In THE FAYOUM it is possible to engage in all kinds
of activities: fishing, boat trips, visit antiques,
discovery of 169 species of birds and fossils.
A great lake Qarun, which covers 214 km2 made the
reputation of Fayoum and is the main resource of
people who engage in fishing.
From EL FAYOUM you discover Wadi El Rayan and its
National Park where dunes, mountains, lakes and
waterfalls offer a magnificent moment.
Then you go into the world of Wadi El Hitan, the
valley of whales, classified as World Heritage Site
by UNESCO, an immense open-air museum that will open
its doors to you being back in time to fossils the
most incredible some than others. For those
interested in archaeology, sites are not lacking
those of Hawara and El-Lahoun where you can see the
pyramid of the Middle Empire. Médinet Maâdi about
him home to the only temple of the Middle Empire
known in Egypt as well as vestiges of the era
Ptolemaic and Roman Empire. A Qasr El Qarun is a
temple dedicated to Sobek (the crocodile god) is the
god of Fayoum that you can discover.
In these desert areas to nest, however, some sources
that say "magic" where Coptic monks invite you for a
break before looking for the best place to implement
the camp in the evening.
The closest Cairo to 380 kms. The oasis is located
in a great depression of 2000 km2. It was an
important agricultural center in ancient times
before its decline under the Roman Empire.
Iron is present in the region and which is known for
its numerous hot springs or cold beneficial.
It is composed of 9 small villages in heart of a
vast palm whose two main Bawiti and El Qasr. Bawiti
is today the main town became famous in 1996 with
the discovery of gilded mummies dating back to
Greco-Roman. Only a few of them are on display in
the museum of Bawiti but it said there would be more
than 10000 in the necropolis where archaeologists
Several sites are to visit as the remains of the
Temple of Alexander the Great, the tombs of Qarat
Qasr Elim colors remained intact, or that of Qarat
Al Hilwa the oldest discovered so far in the oasis.
You can also make a visit to the Ethnographic
Museum, chapels and Ayn Mouftella, discover the
Jebel Maghrafa (natural pyramid) and climb to the
summit of Jebel el Engliz where you will see the
fort built by the English during the Second World
War and where you will get a view over the oasis.
It is the smallest Libyan desert.
It is an oasis to many sources and in which it is
good to walk the detour lanes where small mud-brick
houses are proof that people keep their Bedouin
Strolling may also have the opportunity to meet the
artist Badr, born in the oasis and the museum
consists of his paintings and sculptures chronicles
the daily lives of oasis.
It is located 300 km south-west of Marsa Matrouh. Surrounded by miles of
desert, the two lakes that surround it make it magical. She really kept
all its charm and its traditions through his craft made its reputation.
There are many sites as the magnificent remains of two ancient villages
Shali Aghurmi north and south, the Temple of Amon or Temple of the
Oracle. In this temple as Alexander The Great in 331 BC has come to ask
the oracle the proclamation of his descendants as a divine son of
Jupiter Amon. The Temple of Umm Ubeyda where the famous "Cleopatra
bath." The El Jebel Mawta "Mountain of the Dead" in which the graves
were dug dating back to Greco-Roman. See also the museum's "House of
Siwa" which tells the story of the oasis.
From Siwa can be reached at 400 km in the Bahariya oasis from the runway
that allows us to discover a region of fossil El Areg in the middle of
rocky mountains and vast sand dunes known as "The great sand sea."
than 600 sources have enabled him to see the day. It
is inhabited since the Pre-History and were found
rock paintings which show the presence of animals
such as elephants, buffaloes and even ostriches.
She kept a lot of charm with its picturesque
villages mud-brick Bashandi, Balat and El Qasr.
Agricultural foremost, this oasis has a large fields
and orchards where they grow rice, wheat, oranges,
mangoes, olives… ..
The Ethnographic Museum
The old town of Mut (ruins of the citadel)
El Qasr (Mameluke and Ottoman era, the mausoleum of
Sheikh Nasr El Din…)
Balat and the typical alleyways and its pharaonic
The necropolis of El Muzawaka (Ptolemaic and Roman)
Deir El Hagar, which is a temple dedicated to Amon
Ra, Mout and Khonsou and built under Nero (54-68 AD)
called the "Island of the Blessed."
It is the largest and most modern oasis.
El Kharga was once an important step on the road
"forty days" between Sudan and Egypt. In the Roman
era, she was endowed with massive fortifications
still well preserved today as those that can be seen
in Ayn Umm Dabadib, Qasr Labeka or Deir El.
It visits the Valley Museum, the Temple of Hibis
dedicated to Amon and Osiris, the necropolis Bagawat
Christian (Coptic domed tombs, Chapel of Peace
Chapel of the Exodus…) and Douch with his temple and
Ptolemaic Roman dedicated to Isis and Osiris.
Deir El Kashef (early Christian relics).
Famous the world since the film "The English Patient"
whose story takes place in these places.
El Gilf Kebir is a big adventure where beauty sites is breathtaking,
where all the deserts seem to have given appointments, the caves where
the cave paintings show us history.
12, 16 or 24 days, three discovery programmes are available for this
extraordinary expedition to the confines of Sudan and Libya.