The desert of Egypt offers many possibilities for travelers like you. Or perhaps we should say Egypt’s ‘desertsThere are several: the Western Desert west of the Nile, the Eastern or Arabian Desert east of the Nile (in continental territory) and the Sinai Peninsula Desert, which is actually a continuation of the previous one but on the other side of the Gulf of Suez. In any case, if we take into account these three main areas, we can propose you the following ones activities in the Egyptian desert.
4×4 or quad safari
For many, ‘desert’ is synonymous with a 4×4 route, as we are used to seeing in major motor races, such as the famous Dakar. Well, in Egypt it is possible to get into a 4×4 vehicle and drive for miles on tracks (or even off-road) to feel the adrenaline of speed. Among the vehicles proposed by the organizing companies are quads and buggies, but there may be others.
Meditation in the Egyptian desert
Can you think of a more peaceful and quiet place for a meditation session? Probably not, that is why meditation trips are in great demand by people who love spiritual and relaxation disciplines, both traditional and modern: yoga, tai-chi, qi gong and many other options find in this environment free of external stimuli a perfect place for their realization. And our agency organizes tours with this theme.
Contemplation of the stars
Astronomy lovers set their sights on special environments that meet a number of requirements. Above all, they should have little light pollution, be free of natural or artificial features such as large mountains or buildings, and have cloudless skies most of the time. Well: the Egyptian desert has all these characteristics, making it an ideal place to contemplate the stars and planets at any time of the year.
A Bedouin experience
The nomadic cultures of the desert have something difficult to see in others: a plus of adaptability and respect for the environment, being clear that the human being is just one more element for the proper balance. For this reason, its members always develop a patient, friendly and hospitable character towards those who come to learn about their traditions, with due respect. In the case of the Egyptian desertDespite their tendency towards a sedentary lifestyle and the adoption of some modern habits and resources, the Bedouins have largely maintained their ancient way of life. So organizing a cultural experience in contact with them will be an ethnographic journey into the past.
At certain points in the desert there are places that arouse great fascination. Themed excursions are organized to them, especially from the nearest oasis. This is the case of the routes to the White Desert, the Black Desert or the Crystal Mountain from the Bahariya oasis, for example.
If you feel like doing one of these activities activities in the Egyptian desertor you have any other idea, do not hesitate to let us know: we will be happy to organize your trip so that you can make it come true.