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Siwa Oasis Best Places to Visit & Things to Do

Siwa Oasis Best Places to Visit

Siwa Oasis Best Places to Visit & Things to Do

Siwa Oasis Best Places to Visit & Things to Do –Planning a trip to Siwa became very easy. Siwa Oasis is one of the most mysterious of all Egypt’s oases and the most fascinating oasis in the western desert, Its history has not only been shaped through the ancient civilizations and the ages that witnessed. But also by the contrast of the surrounding desert and the great sand sea so it has no equal for a cultural trip in Shali the oasis’ main town check out the strange ruins of the Shali Fortress which dominate the town center and walk along sandy paths to find the Temple of the Oracle, once visited by Alexander the Great himself, to consult the Oracle of Siwa. Finish your day by taking a dip at Cleopatra’s Pool, where the legendary queen herself is believed to have once swum. Don’t forget to buy some Siwan Crafts on your way, and spare an hour or two for a visit to the charming Siwa House Museum. Nestled amidst the vast Sahara, Siwa Oasis emerges as a tranquil haven, a jewel waiting to be uncovered on the canvas of Egypt tours. A true oasis in every sense, Siwa captivates with its serene landscapes, ancient allure, and a tapestry of unique experiences.

Siwa Oasis desert

 

Overview of Siwa Oasis Best Places to Visit & Things to Do: Siwa Oasis has many unique attractions we will cover it all during your Siwa Safari tours here is an overview of the highlights of Siwa:

1-The Mountain of the Dead or ( Gabal Elmwata )

As part of Egypt tours packages and Egypt safari tours, this enchanting destination beckons travelers to immerse themselves in its wonders, offering a blend of cultural richness and natural beauty.This small hill at the northern end of Siwa Town is honeycombed with rock tombs peppered with amazing wall paintings. Its name is Gebel al-Mawta, which means ‘Mountain of the Dead’ and most of the tombs here date back to the 26th dynasty and Ptolemaic and Roman times, these tombs were used by the Siwans people as shelters when the Italians bombed the oasis during WWII. 

 

he Mountain of the Dead

2-Hot spring in Siwa ( Bir Wahid)

One of the best Siwa excursions is the freshwater lake at Bir Wahed, 15km away on the edge of the Great Sand Sea. Once over the top of a dune, you come to a hot spring, the size of a large Jacuzzi, where sulphurous water bubbles in a pool and runs off to irrigate a garden. Cooling down in the lake, then watching the sunset over the dunes while soaking in a hot spring is a breathtaking experience. Egypt safari tours in Siwa Oasis are a gateway to thrilling desert experiences. Traverse the dunes on a 4x4 excursion, camp under the starlit sky, and savor the tranquility of the desert landscape.

 

 

 

3- Temple of the Oracle

This is the most important temple in all the Egyptian desert built in the 6th century B.C., and it was dedicated to Amun the main Gad of the desert who was responsible to supply them with water. This temple was famous in the ancient time and was reputed by that his priests used to tell the future its power was such that some rulers sought its advice while others sent armies to Destroy it.

Temple of the Oracle

 

4- Cleopatra’s Bath

Following the track that leads to the Temple of the Oracle and continuing past the Temple of Umm Ubayd will lead you to Siwa’s most famous spring, Cleopatra’s Bath. The crystal-clear water gurgles up into a large stone pool, which is a popular bathing spot for locals as well as tourists. Tucked away in the heart of Siwa Oasis, Cleopatra's Bath is a natural spring that whispers echoes of ancient allure and rejuvenation. As a captivating stop on Egypt tours and Egypt safari tours, this freshwater oasis holds not only the promise of a refreshing dip but also a connection to the legendary Queen Cleopatra herself. Cleopatra's Bath is steeped in legend and lore, with tales suggesting that Queen Cleopatra herself sought respite in these tranquil waters. The allure of this oasis lies not just in its natural beauty but in the echoes of ancient royalty that resonate within its depths.

 

Cleopatra’s Bath

 

5-Quad biking in the Great Sand Sea

Quad bike tour across a beautiful landscape surrounding Siwa Oasis, You’ll find several places in the oasis that rent out bikes. If you are planning your trip to Siwa just contact us and we will customize the best of Siwa desert safari at very affordable prices. Contact us today. Venturing into the vast expanse of the Great Sand Sea, located in Egypt's Western Desert, promises an exhilarating adventure that transcends the ordinary. As an integral component of Egypt safari tours. The Great Sand Sea, with its undulating dunes stretching as far as the eye can see, provides an awe-inspiring backdrop for quad biking enthusiasts. The golden waves of sand create a natural terrain that begs to be conquered by the adventurous at heart.

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