Siwa Oasis is a magical land of beauty filled with natural living entities as old and as classy as time. The goal of this article is to offer every traveler all the facts and information about Siwa Oasis. This article was written by a group of a very knowledgeable and professional team of tour operators, tour guides, and travel consultants who will shed some light on Siwa Oasis. One of the most beautiful hidden places in Egypt is the Siwa Oasis as it is famous for being a piece of heaven, a greenish spot in the ocean of Sahara sand.
Siwa Oasis is totally worth visiting filled with a mixture of hot and cold springs, major sand dunes, enchanting history, and marvelous culture. All the local habitants of Siwa actually speak their own language which is similar to the Zenata language, which is more like the language spoken by the Berber than the Egyptian Arabic spoken in the rest of Egypt. The geographical location, ecosystem, and inaccessibility of Siwa have created a special and rare society separate from mainstream Egyptian culture. Siwa Oasis of Egypt is very ancient and extremely enchanting with its own history and culture, there was found a human footprint that is thought to date back three million years, making it one of the oldest human prints in history. The name Oasis is an ancient Egyptian for palm land, and it was been to the Berber tribe and to the Asian (Falcon), a type of prey bird that was one of Amun-Ra Symbols which explain how the city gained the name Oasis of Amun Ra. It also gained quiet fame in 331 BC during ancient times as the home of the Oracle of Ammon who alexander the Great sought for her counseling.
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Early morning departure to Siwa Oasis our private limousine to Siwa oasis , The largest (23,000 habitants) & most remote Egyptian Oasis lying some 17m below sea level. Crossing the Western Desert with a stop in AL alamin 2 world War museum then move to Marsa Matrouh on the Mediterranean Sea for lunch break in one from the local restaurants there after lunch move to Siwa oasis arrive afternoon and overnight in hotel.
After Breakfast start our tour with Shali Old Town. Some buildings here are still in use but due to their construction of salt, mud & plaster they fall into ruin year after year then Following visiting the siwa museum located in a traditional siwan hoaus, the museum boasts traditional siwan objects such as silver, jewellery ,music instrument, wedding costumes , baskets and ceramic, then move to Amoun temple (Om Obayda) dates back to the 30th dynasty, and the Oracle Temple where Alexander the Great consulted the oracle to validate his status as the son of Zeus and thus legitimate ruler of the country, then move to Cleopatra Spring, enjoy the lunch in local cafeteria beside the water spring then Spend today’s afternoon at Bir Wahed set out 12 km southwest of Siwa. A hot spring and cold spring at the edge of Great Sand Sea with water right in the middle of the sand dunes and take a mazing sunset from a top of sand deunes, then move to the Bedouin camp for the attractive Bedouin dinner and back to the hotel.
After Breakfast, Departure to Cairo, crossing the Western Desert & back to hotel in Cairo and end the program.