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Siwa Oasis | Western Desert Oasis of Siwa

Siwa is one of the most exceptional oases in Egypt, it contains Bedouin villages and two salt lakes, Lake Siwan and Lake El-Zeitoun, and is popular for the presence of the Temple of Alexander the Great, otherwise called the (Temple of The Oracle ).


Siwa Oasis is an urban oasis in a depression 10 meters below sea level and located between the Qattara Depression and the Great Sand Sea only 60 KMs from the Lybian borders, 350 KMs from Marsa Matrouh at the North Coast of Egypt, and about 600 KMs from the Capital of Egypt, Cairo. Trips from Cairo to Siwa Oasis mostly take from 8 to 9 hours driving including 2 or 3 stops. It is recommended to travel from Cairo to Siwa Oasis by a private car (Cairo Top Tours can arrange a tour from Cairo to Siwa Oasis with affordable prices) Siwa is one of the most unique Oases in Egypt, it contains Bedouin villages and two salt lakes, the Siwan Lake and El-Zeitoun Lake, and is famous for the existence of the Temple of Alexander the Great which is also known as the (Temple of the Oracle). The area of Siwa Oasis is 80 KM in length and 20 KMs wide, and the population is around 7000 inhabitants, all are a mix of Lybian and Tunisian tribes which have their own language, Amazigh language. The Islamic religion is the official religion in Siwa, just in 708 A.D and the individuals in Siwa are somewhat moderate individuals who had kept their conventions and it is to be conveyed all through ages.

The income in Siwa fundamentally comes from the horticulture of dates, olives, and gratitude to the underground normal water they have enormous plants for packaged and mineral water. They rely additionally upon the travel industry subsequent to being popular for sanctuaries and locales that go back to the old Egyptian age.


Siwa Oasis contains heated water springs like Cleopatra Spring, Bir Wahed, and different springs that come out from the lower part of Dakrour Mountain and other mountains. Siwa Oasis is viewed as one of the most attractive Oases in regard to Egypt because of its way of life and history. A dusk unwinding time at Fitnas Island is something you would prefer not to miss, you can get the opportunity to see the flamingo winged animals swimming at the lake while having a calming lemon-leaf conventional Siwan tea.


The most adrenaline-surge activities to do is the Siwa Oasis Desert Safari, you take a private 4x4 Jeep vehicle to dive deep inside the Great Sand Sea to appreciate a roller coaster before sand-boarding on the sand rises and washing at the cold salt lake or the natural spring of Bir Wahid while having snacks and respecting the fabulous sunset.

If you're planning to visit Egypt, then you should consider reviewing our detailed Egypt travel guide, as it is a very unique experience during Egypt Tours that is not comparable with any other things to do in Egypt. You can enjoy one of the Classic tours in Egypt, which all travelers would like to cruise the Nile River during Christmas tours in Egypt or while the best weather during Easter tours in Egypt. Covering most of Cairo day trips, Luxor day tours in addition to Aswan excursions, that is why our travel information section is meant to useful before proceeding with Egypt's best tours for those who seek culture, history of Egypt, and luxurious accommodation while sailing the Nile Valley. When you book your Egypt Day Tours to enjoy Siwa Oasis Tour from Cairo, you will learn more about the Amazigh culture and also you will see the Temple of Amun Re at Um Ubeida, the oldest footprint which dates back to 3 million years ago, the Tomb of Alexander the Great, Fortress of Shali and the Siwa House Museum which contains a lot of displays of the ancient Siwan People as well as their daily life tools and accessories. Enjoy visiting Siwa Oasis during many of the Egypt desert safari trips and Egypt Travel Packages: Cairo, Oases and Nile Cruise Tour Package Siwa, Bahariya and White Desert Tour Package Private Tour to Siwa Oasis Desert Safari from Cairo 5 Days 4 Nights Siwa Oasis Tour from Cairo and from our Egypt Day Tours and Cairo Day Tours through: Siwa Oasis adventure from Cairo 4 days 3 nights

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