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Silk Road Tours offer tailor made holidays through Central Asia, The Caucasus, Middle East and North Africa

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Prices and Availability

Available to run every day

Price per person from TBC for 2015 based on two sharing

Price Includes

  • Private English speaking guide
  • Separate driver with 4WD vehicle
  • All entrance fees
  • Medium locally graded accommodation
  • 6 nights accomodation Bed and Breakfast basis
  • 2 nights accomodation Half Board basis


  • International flights
  • Egyptian Visa (obtained on arrival)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal expenses (drinks, tips etc)

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Silk Road Tours offers the following alternative tours in this region. Please get in touch for more information.

  • Lebanon Jewel of The Levant - 8 Days
  • Home to one of the world’s oldest continuously inhabited settlements, Lebanon has an extremely rich history, and on this tour you will delve into the long and complex past of this wonderful country. Discover incredibly well-preserved Roman ruins at Baalbek, wander through the remains of Umayyad cities, and travel back in time as you explore imposing Crusader castles. You will also experience modern Lebanon’s cosmopolitan side in the vibrant capital, Beirut.

  • Lost City of Petra - 5 Days
  • Discover the ‘rose red city’ of Petra on this short tour, which also includes the fine Crusader castle of Kerak and the famous mosaics of Madaba.

  • Egypt's Nile Kingdoms
  • Highlights of Jordan - 7 Days
  • This compact tour of Jordan takes in its key highlights, with a whole day devoted to its most spectacular and iconic site – the rose-red city of Petra. Delve into Jordan’s fascinating history with visits to the Roman city of Jerash and the famous mosaics at Madaba and Umm al Rasas, and discover its natural side as you have a unique swimming experience in the Dead Sea and take a 4-hour jeep safari in the deserts of Wadi Rum.

  • Treasures of Jordan - 10 Days
  • A comprehensive tour taking in Jordan’s breathtaking variety of historical and archaeological sites. Wander the streets of Roman cities, discover magnificent Crusader castles, explore early Islamic hunting lodges and the incredible Nabatean city of Petra, and journey deep into the red sands of Wadi Rum before relaxing in the mineral-rich waters of the Dead Sea.

  • Classic Tour of Iran
  • This 9 day tour through the heartland of Iran starts in Tehran and continues to explore Isfahan, Yazd, Shiraz and the important sites in between. A comprehensive cultural tour of some of Iran’s most important sites.

    Silk Road Tours can modify these tours to meet to your exact requirements. Get in touch for more information.

    Featured Hotels

    The Mena House - Cairo, Egypt

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    Adrere Amellal -Siwa Oasis, Egypt

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    Egyptian Desert Safari - 9 Days

    A fascinating 9-day tour exploring the oases of the Western Desert. This is an intrepid journey far from the well-known sites of the Nile. From the remote oasis of Siwa, surrounded by the Great Sand Sea, you will travel deep into the Sahara towards Bahariya, where time is set aside to discover the surreal landscapes of the Black and White Deserts. The tour also includes the lively port city of Alexandria and the Second World War battlefields of El Alamein, a poignant reminder of this region’s place in history.


    1. Day 1 –Depart UK

      Fly to Cairo, where you will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel.

    2. Day 2 – Cairo – Alexandria

      Leave Cairo this morning for Alexandria, Egypt’s second city. An afternoon tour includes the vast catacombs of Kom Shuqqafa and the Roman amphitheatre. Alexandria’s museum contains a wealth of magnificent artefacts and a walk along the waterfront reveals the 13th century fort of Qaitbey, built using blocks from the Lighthouse of Alexandria.


    3. Day 3 – Alexandria – El Alamain – Siwa

      Today is quite a long journey as you travel towards Siwa. The journey starts by following the coastline, and includes a stop at El Alamein, site of the famous WWII battle. From Marsa Matruh, the road swings southwards and the landscape changes from scrubby desert to an endless sea of sand as you approach the oasis.


    4. Day 4 – Siwa Oasis Tour

      A full day spent in Siwa Oasis and the surrounding sand sea. Siwa was the seat of the Oracle of Amon and said to have been visited by both Alexandra the Great and Cleopatra. The old town of Shali is a maze of ruined mud brick buildings, while Gebel Al Mawta offers magnificent views. In the afternoon venture out into the empty desert, and enjoy a freshly brewed mint tea at sunset amongst the dunes.


    5. Day 5 – Day Free

      Today is a free day to further explore the oasis. The quiet palm lined tracks are ideal for cycling through and Cleopatra’s pool is well worth visiting for a quick dip and a glass of tea. The town is ideal for people-watching and it is easy to pass the time in a small cafe with a shisha on the main square while enjoying the gentle pace of life.


    6. Day 6 – Siwa Oasis – Bahariya

      An early start is required for the 8-hour journey from Siwa to Bahariya, which includes a mix of paved road and desert tracks. Along the way you will pass the remote uninhabited oases of Bahrein, Nawamisa and Sitra, and experience the feeling of being in a vast and inhospitable ocean of sand.

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    7. Day 7 – Bahariya and White Desert

      The morning will be spent discovering the sites of Bahariya, including the temple dedicated to Alexander the Great and the Valley of the Golden Mummies, a Graeco-Roman necropolis where excavations began in 1999. In the afternoon, travel out of town to see the bizarre rock formations of the White Desert and the otherworldly landscapes of the Black Desert.

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    8. Day 8 Bahariya – Cairo

      Leave Bahariya this morning for the 380km drive back to Cairo, arriving later in the day the rest of the time will be free.


    9. Day 9 – Return to UK

      Today you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight.


    B = Breakfast provided
    L = Lunch provided
    D = Dinner provided