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Review: Siwa Oasis, Western Desert

Review: Siwa Oasis, Western Desert - Unique Egypt Blog

One of the wonderful places that you should visit on your vacation in Egypt is Siwa oasis. An urban oasis is located between EL Qattara depression and the Egyptian sand sea in the western desert. This place has a unique history being the birthplace of the oracle of Amun, the god of the sun, wind, and fertility in ancient Egyptian history. we will show you Siwa as a place not to be missed on your trip to Egypt.  

 

The Culture

Siwa inhabitants are Bedouins or Amazigh who are the original inhabitants of North Africa. The most outstanding thing about them is that they have preserved their culture and still use their language (Siwi) and are still strict with their customs and traditions. This will give you the experience of getting closer and looking at a different interesting culture.

 

Take a bath in Siwa springs

Siwa is rich and famous for its springs of mineral water, that’s said to have some medical benefits if you take baths in it, that’s why Siwa has a medical reputation for its sand and water. Besides these medical benefits, it’s much fun to take bath in its springs, as it’s natural and clear with natural bubbles in the water. The ancient Egyptians used to take baths in these springs. These are some of the famous springs at Siwa oasis that you should visit all during your trip to Egypt.  Experience ancient Egyptian bathing and the potential healing benefits of the natural water bubbles.

  • Cleopatra’s Spring (the fountain of the sun):

One of the most famous springs in Siwa or the whole of Egypt. Queen Cleopatra took a bath there while their visit to Siwa Oasis. It is beautiful and relaxing like a water massage with the giggling clear warm water.

  • Tamura Spring: 

The second famous bath, it was a tradition that any bride should take her bath there before marriage, and there are some rituals of passing the bride’s necklace of virginity to her younger sister.

  • Fantasy spring: 

It is a great landscape of water surrounded by palm trees and the sunset is magical from this place.

  • Qurayshat spring: the largest spring in Siwa, it has a place to take a bath with an outstanding nearby view.

 

  • Wahid Spring: a hot spring that’s surrounded by dunes and large trees

Siwa salt lakes

Siwa is rich in its salt lakes that have been said to have healing powers. the most famous is “Al-Tibtah” it is extremely salty and has healing powers for skin, sinuses, and eye issues, but it’s also relaxing and offers a beautiful landscape.

There is also Shiata Lake which is remarkable for its cold water even on the hottest days, and the Flamenco birds that inhabit the lake.

 

 Temples in Siwa

Temple of the oracle:

 

It is the temple of Amun where Alexander the great got the oracle during his visit to Siwa. The reason why it is called the temple of Oracle. The establishment of this temple has many myths, the first is that it was established by black priestesses from the Temple of Amun from Luxor, and the other tells that it was built in the honor of ham the son of Noah by Danaus the Egyptian, both make the temple an interesting place to visit during your trip to Egypt.

 

Temple of Umm Ubayd:

The second famous temple at Siwa oasis was once a part of the temple of Oracle. It has inscribed colored rocks that still exist until now, it also still preserving its ancient writings and paintings, it is wonderful, you should visit t if you are interested in the ancient Egyptian heritage.

 

Share the Old City:

The magnificent view from, the top of this ancient castle offers self-esteem, especially at sunset. You can see the whole city as a whole. The old castle was built of mud, salt, plaster, and rocks.  There are also MSW Isis and Crocodile Tomb.

 

The house of Siwa Museum:

This place will allow you to take a closer look at the life of the inhabitants of Siwa, their ancient clothing, jewelry, wedding dresses, musical instruments, and ancient tools; you will be surprised by how beautiful they are, and they will leave you speechless of astonishment of how beautiful the Siwan life is.

 

 Mountain of the dead:

A mountain contains many tombs that cover every inch of its base. These tombs are beautiful. It is designed as a unique art exhibition with beautiful colored inscriptions. It is one of the most famous tombs in Siwa Oasis and the most beautiful ever.

 

The hot sand of Dakrour Mountains:

This mountain is said to have the healing potential of its hot sand for people who have skin issues. So people come there particularly to have sand bathing by burying their bodies in the sand. Some people say it’s like magic. Siwa has very rich in red pigment used in the pottery industry.

 

Siwa’s Nature Reserve:

Siwa has one of the most beautiful and rich nature reserves in Egypt or the whole world. As it has a variety of the rarest and most beautiful plants, animals, and fish. As Siwa has the largest wheel in Egypt, also there are some archeological monuments and pharaonic. We can assure you that you will see unique stuff in this place. You can never ignore it during your trip to Egypt.

 

Sandboarding:

The sand of Siwa oasis is just perfect for all the activities the sand. Like sand boarding or sand surfing. Surrounded by the Great Sand Sea. It has suitable wind and high dunes that are very convenient and perfect. Therefore, if you are going to Siwa never miss sand activities, as it is the perfect place.

 

Safari:

Since it is a desert safari and camping is the best in Siwa Oasis. Such a place with palm trees, dunes, wind, salt lakes, hot springs, and an outstanding landscape. In addition, it will take safari and camping to a completely new level. Especially with real barbers, tribes who are experts in the dessert and can show you what you will never see. Any dessert else, safari there cannot be missed on your trip to Egypt at all.

Review: Siwa Oasis, Western Desert

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"Your Egypt Tours" is one of the leading and pioneer travel agencies in the Egyptian tourism industry. We offer very special care and personal touch to our clients making them feel at home with their family. Great and high-quality service to ensure that your trip with us is one of a lifetime. In addition, the commonly known reasons such as our customers’ feedback and testimonials, competitive prices - excellent customer service, punctuality and. Most important of all, our customers’ safety and enjoying every minute in your trip are our priorities. With us, you are in a safe hand.

Don't drink the tap water - it is highly chlorinated. However, with enough time in Egypt, you could potentially grow accustomed to the water. This doesn't mean that the tap water is polluted, it simply means that you are not used to it, and you might get stomach problems. This happened to most people when they visit a country for the first time. They were simply not used to water there. It's a similar situation here. It is advisable to drink Bottled water during your entire holiday. That is why it is strongly advisable that you don't drink the tap water, and use it only for washing and brushing your teeth.

Don't drink the tap water - it is highly chlorinated. However, with enough time in Egypt, you could potentially grow accustomed to the water. This doesn't mean that the tap water is polluted, it simply means that you are not used to it, and you might get stomach problems. This happened to most people when they visit a country for the first time. They were simply not used to water there. It's a similar situation here. It is advisable to drink Bottled water during your entire holiday. That is why it is strongly advisable that you don't drink the tap water, and use it only for washing and brushing your teeth.

From September until March. It is the perfect time when the weather is good and mild. From September until mid-November, when it is very nice and the temperatures are pleasant for all activities - around 25 C to 15 C. mid-Nov until the end of February is wintertime when temperatures during the day are around 12 or 15 C, and at night can drop to about 7 or 8 C. In March and April, the weather is still so nice and travelers can enjoy the Easter vacation. From May to September is the summer season. Spending summertime in a desert climate does not appeal to most travelers. Average daytime temperatures hover in the high 80s and low to mid-90s, although they can jump up into three digits in the South as in Luxor and Aswan. Summer is really hot here, prices go down and it is a good chance for travelers with a tight budget.

From September until March. It is the perfect time when the weather is good and mild. From September until mid-November, when it is very nice and the temperatures are pleasant for all activities - around 25 C to 15 C. mid-Nov until the end of February is wintertime when temperatures during the day are around 12 or 15 C, and at night can drop to about 7 or 8 C. In March and April, the weather is still so nice and travelers can enjoy the Easter vacation.

From May to September is the summer season. Spending summertime in a desert climate does not appeal to most travelers. Average daytime temperatures hover in the high 80s and low to mid-90s, although they can jump up into three digits in the South as in Luxor and Aswan. Summer is really hot here, prices go down and it is a good chance for travelers with a tight budget.

It is usually hot and sunny. winter falls between November and January, and the peak of the summer months is between June and August. Winters are generally mild, although temperatures can fall below 50 degrees Fahrenheit (10 degrees Celsius) at night. In the Western Desert. Cairo and areas of the Nile Delta may experience a few rainy days during winter. Summers can be unbearably hot, especially in the desert and other areas of the country's interior. In Cairo, average summer temperatures regularly exceed 86 degrees Fahrenheit (30 degrees Celsius), while the record high for Luxor and Aswan, popular tourist destinations on the banks of the River Nile, is 110 degrees Fahrenheit (45 degrees Celsius).

It is usually hot and sunny. winter falls between November and January, and the peak of the summer months is between June and August. Winters are generally mild, although temperatures can fall below 50 degrees Fahrenheit (10 degrees Celsius) at night. In the Western Desert. Cairo and areas of the Nile Delta may experience a few rainy days during winter.

Summers can be unbearably hot, especially in the desert and other areas of the country's interior. In Cairo, average summer temperatures regularly exceed 86 degrees Fahrenheit (30 degrees Celsius), while the record high for Luxor and Aswan, popular tourist destinations on the banks of the River Nile, is 110 degrees Fahrenheit (45 degrees Celsius).

Safety and security are our first and foremost concerns! Egypt is a very safe country with a low crime rate. Now with the coronavirus outbreak, accommodations and sightseeing nationwide have finalized sterilization and disinfection in light of the Egyptian government's efforts to implement precautionary measures against the COVID-19. In addition, our company has followed the same procedures to make all our staff, guides, and drivers are well-trained with the current events to prevent and stop the spread of this outbreak. Traveling the world is a joyful experience and we want to do our part to keep the anticipation stress-free.

Safety and security are our first and foremost concerns! Egypt is a very safe country with a low crime rate. Now with the coronavirus outbreak, accommodations and sightseeing nationwide have finalized sterilization and disinfection in light of the Egyptian government's efforts to implement pcautionary measures against the COVID-19. In addition, our company has followed the same procedures to make all our staff, guides, and drivers are well-trained with the current events to pvent and stop the spad of this outbreak. Traveling the world is a joyful experience and we want to do our part to keep the anticipation stress-free.

There are many things to do in Egypt during your visit depending on your interests and character. Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor, and Aswan Nile cruise must be your first priority if you are a history and culture lover. You must visit the pyramids of Giza, enjoy a Nile cruise between Luxor and Aswan and enjoy visiting the most important tourist attractions in Luxor and Aswan. You can visit the city of Hurghada, Marsa Alam, or Sharm el-Sheikh Red Sea for relaxation and enjoy many activities there such as diving, snorkeling, sunbathing, or swimming. You may like to go on a safari trip in the western desert if you are an adventurer. Many other activities are available in every single Egyptian city

There are many things to do in Egypt during your visit depending on your interests and character. Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor, and Aswan Nile cruise must be your first priority if you are a history and culture lover. You must visit the pyramids of Giza, enjoy a Nile cruise between Luxor and Aswan and enjoy visiting the most important tourist attractions in Luxor and Aswan. You can visit the city of Hurghada, Marsa Alam, or Sharm el-Sheikh Red Sea for relaxation and enjoy many activities there such as diving, snorkeling, sunbathing, or swimming. You may like to go on a safari trip in the western desert if you are an adventurer. Many other activities are available in every single Egyptian city

The high season for tourism is all year with winter and spring being peak season for cultural travels with lots of sightseeing. Weather in Egypt is perfect for many kinds of tourism, and if coming in June, July, and August, head for the seaside resorts. Those months are very warm with temperatures that can reach around 45C. and the humidity is about 70 to 80%, but it is bearable with the sea and large swimming pools nearby. So the period of the high summer season is also a bit busy as hotels fill up with tourists from all over the world looking for a bargain, lots of sunshine, diving, snorkeling, etc. It is also a primary vacation time in Europe. If you come in the deep summer season you can still enjoy it because you can always sightsee early in the morning and go again at night when the sunsets. You will definitely need good sunscreen and a lot of liquids to drink with a nice hat on your head. Summer is a good time for people looking for good rates in accommodation and other services.

The high season for tourism is all year with winter and spring being peak season for cultural travels with lots of sightseeing. Weather in Egypt is perfect for many kinds of tourism, and if coming in June, July, and August, head for the seaside resorts. Those months are very warm with temperatures that can reach around 45C. and the humidity is about 70 to 80%, but it is bearable with the sea and large swimming pools nearby.

So the period of the high summer season is also a bit busy as hotels fill up with tourists from all over the world looking for a bargain, lots of sunshine, diving, snorkeling, etc. It is also a primary vacation time in Europe. If you come in the deep summer season you can still enjoy it because you can always sightsee early in the morning and go again at night when the sunsets. You will definitely need good sunscreen and a lot of liquids to drink with a nice hat on your head. Summer is a good time for people looking for good rates in accommodation and other services.

Egypt is a Muslim country and the dress code is towards the conservative side, especially for women. That being said, we are used to seeing travelers from all over the world. My suggestion would be to wear light clothes and not to wear short shorts, short skirts and alike to avoid the occasional unwanted stare. But it’s really up to you. When you visit religious places (synagogues, churches, and mosques) you do need to cover your shoulders and wear over the knee dresses, if you are planning to wear one of course. If you plan to attend the Nile dinner cruise, there is no need for formal wear unless you want to make that night a special night! Also, you will be sharing this experience with other travelers so you can dress however you feel most comfortable.

Egypt is a Muslim country and the dress code is towards the conservative side, especially for women. That being said, we are used to seeing travelers from all over the world. My suggestion would be to wear light clothes and not to wear short shorts, short skirts and alike to avoid the occasional unwanted stare. But it’s really up to you. When you visit religious places (synagogues, churches, and mosques) you do need to cover your shoulders and wear over the knee dresses, if you are planning to wear one of course. If you plan to attend the Nile dinner cruise, there is no need for formal wear unless you want to make that night a special night! Also, you will be sharing this experience with other travelers so you can dress however you feel most comfortable.

You can get your visa when you arrive at Cairo Airport. It is an easy process for USA, UK, Canadian, Australian and European citizens. The visa is simply a stamp (like a mail or postage stamp) that you buy from the visa office, at the port of entry just before the immigration booth. The visa will cost you $25 US Dollars and after buying it; you just stick it on any empty page on your passport. Once you have bought your visa you then stand in line to get your passport stamped by the immigration officer. You can also apply for E-Visa via the official electronic visa portal: www.visa2egypt.gov.eg

You can get your visa when you arrive at Cairo Airport. It is an easy process for USA, UK, Canadian, Australian and European citizens. The visa is simply a stamp (like a mail or postage stamp) that you buy from the visa office, at the port of entry just before the immigration booth. The visa will cost you $25 US Dollars and after buying it; you just stick it on any empty page on your passport. Once you have bought your visa you then stand in line to get your passport stamped by the immigration officer. You can also apply for E-Visa via the official electronic visa portal: www.visa2egypt.gov.eg

Egypt has many historical sites that you can visit and enjoy. Each tour is different and unique. If you go on a Nile cruise, you can visit Abu Simbel, Aswan, and Luxor in the South and enjoy the temples, tombs, and the treasures of the Nile. In the North, enjoy the Pyramids of Giza, The Egyptian Museum, Sakkara. Mosques, churches in Cairo, and many landmarks located in the city of Alexandria. On the East, Enjoy a beach tour for diving, snorkeling, and swimming in the Red sea. Every city has its charm, history, and flavor where you can do many tours and activities.

Egypt has many historical sites that you can visit and enjoy. Each tour is different and unique. If you go on a Nile cruise, you can visit Abu Simbel, Aswan, and Luxor in the South and enjoy the temples, tombs, and the treasures of the Nile. In the North, enjoy the Pyramids of Giza, The Egyptian Museum, Sakkara. Mosques, churches in Cairo, and many landmarks located in the city of Alexandria. On the East, Enjoy a beach tour for diving, snorkeling, and swimming in the Red sea. Every city has its charm, history, and flavor where you can do many tours and activities.

If you are looking for great tours of Egypt and the perfect vacation, 5 to 8 days is a perfect period for a great vacation. This number of days will be enough to see the main attractions of Cairo, Luxor, and Aswan. You can visit the Pyramids of Giza, the museum and enjoy the Nile cruise tour between Luxor and Aswan.

If you are looking for great tours of Egypt and the perfect vacation, 5 to 8 days is a perfect period for a great vacation. This number of days will be enough to see the main attractions of Cairo, Luxor, and Aswan. You can visit the Pyramids of Giza, the museum and enjoy the Nile cruise tour between Luxor and Aswan.

There are many Nile cruises. Not to name one but your choice depends on many things to put in mind such as the number of nights you want to spend on the cruiser, your budget, and the standard of the Nile cruise. We recommend you choose a 5-star luxury Nile cruise, and if you are looking for a private Nile River cruise you can choose Dahabiya cruises, it is only for the small-group tour, about 15 people. Most cruises have. There is another way of cruising the Nile, which is the Felucca boat. It is traditional and charming but it is cheap as long as it will be ok to sleep on the deck exposed to mosquitos and most of these boats do not have a toilet

There are many Nile cruises. Not to name one but your choice depends on many things to put in mind such as the number of nights you want to spend on the cruiser, your budget, and the standard of the Nile cruise. We recommend you choose a 5-star luxury Nile cruise, and if you are looking for a private Nile River cruise you can choose Dahabiya cruises, it is only for the small-group tour, about 15 people. Most cruises have.

There is another way of cruising the Nile, which is the Felucca boat. It is traditional and charming but it is cheap as long as it will be ok to sleep on the deck exposed to mosquitos and most of these boats do not have a toilet