With our Socotra tours starting and finishing in Cairo, and our newly added tours of Sudan and South Sudan, we have been getting a lot of requests for an alternative tour of Egypt, and we couldn’t leave you disappointed. Sure, you could go and get swarmed by the hordes of tourists and sellers in Giza or in Luxor, we like to do things differently however, and as such here is our foray into the lesser-seen side of Egypt.
We’ll be exploring the City of the Dead – an impressive neighbourhood composed of old buildings which have been now occupied by the poorer classes of the country. A frenetic hustle and bustle amongst ruins. You’ll also have the opportunity to visit the Garbage City – a slum neighbourhood of the capital literally overrun by trash, an easily overlooked side of our urban, globalised planet.
Obviously a trip to Egypt cannot be complete without visiting any pyramids, so allow us to take you way off the tourist path and explore the rarely seen Bent Pyramid, Red Pyramid and the Pyramid of Djoser. Each with their own unique history and designs.
We’ll spend overnight at a Bedouin camp to give you enough time to explore the White Desert of Egypt. An incredible scenery with a landscape made of white chalk rock formations. If you are going to Socotra or coming from it, this a whole different kind of alien scenery, like nowhere else in the world.
This tour can be booked as a standalone tour or in combined with our Sudan Combo tour.
Thursday 11th November – Cairo
Friday 12th November – Cairo Suburbs Morning
Saturday 13th November – Cairo – Black Desert – White Desert Morning
Sunday 14th November – White Desert –Bahariya – Cairo Morning
Monday 15th November – Cairo
Want to extend your YPT adventure? Join one of our great tour extensions
– Accommodation based on twin-share basis in Cairo
– Camping equipment in the White Desert
– Transportation in an AC-van as per itinerary
– Local guide and YPT guide
– Breakfasts and lunches
– Meals and water in the White Desert
– Visa fees ($25 for most nationalities)
– Single supplement ($110 valid for the 3 nights in Cairo)
– Pre and post-tour accommodation
– Travel insurance
– International flights
– Dinners in Cairo
– Personal spending
We have expert guides ready to help answer any questions you may have.