Welcome to Bawiti


For many years, Bawiti was a quiet town dependent on agriculture. More recently, it became a tourist hub for trips to the White and Black Deserts, with the Golden Mummies an added draw. At the time of writing, however, it was quiet again, with many hotels closed and few travel agents operating. Everyone is waiting for tourism to the desert to return.


Top experiences in Bawiti

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Bawiti activities

$80 Multi-day & Extended Tours

White Desert and Bahariya Oasis overnight

Day 1: Cairo - Bahariya - White Desert - El Haize (L, D)Begin with pickup from your hotel in Cairo Or Giza to transfer you to the Bus station to board the sharing public mini van to Bahariya Oasis.  After a roughly 4-hour journey, arrive and enjoy lunch at a local Bahariya restaurant. Then, transfer to a 4x4 sharing other tourists with a local Bedouin driver at the wheel, and explore the village of Bawiti, Bahriya’s capital, taking in the lush palm groves set against the immense dunes. See the hot springs at Bir Al Matar and Bir El Ghaba, and climb ‘English Mountain’ to view the hilltop remains of a British World War I outpost. Then, pass the Salt Lake on route into the Black Desert, with its black-topped volcanic hills. View the hot spring in the Valley of El Haize, and check out Crystal Mountain, a chunk of glittering crystal rising from the sands.  Drive through the huge, rounded rocks of the Agabat Valley, and head into the White Desert National Park, a region of spectacular, brilliant-white rock formations eroded by wind into spires, mushrooms, animals, and other bizarre shapes. Admire the ghostly shapes, and then return to El Haize to your overnight camp. Enjoy a desert sunset and barbecue dinner under the stars before snuggling into your sleeping bag on mattresses in your tent. Overnight: camp in El HaizeDay 2: El Haize - Bahariya - Cairo (B)Absorb the desert silence during breakfast before riding your 4x4 back to Bahariya, then you will use the sharing public mini van again to return to Cairo, upon arrival at the bus station, you will be picked up and transferred to your hotel in Cairo or Giza and end of services

$99 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Cairo to White Desert and Bahariya Oasis Private 2-Day Tour

Day 1: Cairo - Bahariya - White Desert - El Haize (L, D)Begin with pickup from your Cairo hotel at about 7 am, and travel southwest by air-conditioned vehicle to Bahariya Oasis with  our  driver. After a roughly 4-hour journey, arrive and enjoy lunch at a local Bahariya restaurant. Then, transfer to a 4x4 with a local Bedouin driver at the wheel, and explore the village of Bawiti, Bahriya’s capital, taking in the lush palm groves set against the immense dunes. See the hot springs at Bir Al Matar and Bir El Ghaba, and climb ‘English Mountain’ to view the hilltop remains of a British World War I outpost. Then, pass the Salt Lake on route into the Black Desert, with its black-topped volcanic hills. View the hot spring in the Valley of El Haize, and check out Crystal Mountain, a chunk of glittering crystal rising from the sands. Drive through the huge, rounded rocks of the Agabat Valley, and head into the White Desert National Park, a region of spectacular, brilliant-white rock formations eroded by wind into spires, mushrooms, animals, and other bizarre shapes. Admire the ghostly shapes, and then return to El Haize to your overnight camp. Enjoy a desert sunset and barbecue dinner under the stars before snuggling into your sleeping bag on mattresses in your tent. Overnight: camp in El HaizeDay 2: El Haize - Bahariya - Cairo (B)Absorb the desert silence during breakfast before riding your 4x4 back to Bahariya. Here, reconvene with your original private vehicle, Then return to Cairo, where your trip ends with a drop-off at the original start point at around 5 pm.

$200 Kid Friendly

Day Trip To Bahariya Oasis with Black Sahara from Cairo

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Bahariya (Bahereya) Oasis, Bawiti, Giza GovernorateAt 07:00 in the morning our tour guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel in Cairo and transfer to private A/C latest model vehicle to Bahariya Oasis about 350 km west Giza, this journey takes about 4hours, upon arrival to Baharaia change your car to use the 4×4 then go through the desert 40 km to visit the black desert.Then lunch will be served at local traditional restaurant looking over well-called el Hez where you can swim relax before or after lunchThen travel 90 km to the crystal desert & Agbatat desert and some mountains and sand dunes then move to the white desert which is one of the prettiest desserts in whole wonderful of white amazing rocks take the shape of so many different things like; mushrooms, chicken & rabbit. Drive back to CairoDuration: 15 hours

$116 Cultural & Theme Tours

Day tour to White Desert and Bahariya Oasis Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Bahariya (Bahereya) Oasis, Bawiti, Giza GovernorateAt 07:00 in the morning your tour guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel in Cairo and transfer you to Bahariya Oasis about 350 km east Cairo this journey takes about 4 hoursPass By: Black Desert, Giza, Giza Governoratecontinue driving to visit the Black Desert and the natural hot spring of Valley of El Haize, then drive to see the quartz crystal at Crystal Mountain, and the rocky formations in the Valley of Agabat.Pass By: White Desert, Farafra, New Valley GovernorateContinue driving to the White Desert National Park the most well-known desert destination in Egypt – and for a good reason. The quantity of unearthly and beautiful wind-carved rock formations shaped in the form of giant mushrooms or pebbles is unequalled in any desert in the world.Pass By: Bahariya (Bahereya) Oasis, Bawiti, Giza GovernorateDrive to Bahariya Oasis to visit the Mummies Museum, that is a huge burial site at Bahariya Oasis in the Western Desert of Egypt and the Tomb of Bannantiu in the Bahariya Oasis. Then you will enjoy climbing the English House, the sand dunes and the Salt Lake.

$200 Cultural & Theme Tours

2 Days White Desert and Bahariya Oasis Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Black Desert, Giza, Giza GovernorateAt 07:00 in the morning your tour guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel in Cairo and transfer you to Bahariya Oasis about 350 km east Cairo this journey takes about 4 hours, lunch will be served at local restaurant at Bahariya oasis.Then continue driving to visit the Black Desert and the natural hot spring of Valley of El Haize, then drive to see the quartz crystal at Crystal Mountain, and the rocky formations in the Valley of Agabat.Duration: 6 hoursStop At: White Desert, Farafra, New Valley GovernorateContinue driving to the White Desert National Park the most well-known desert destination in Egypt – and for a good reason. The quantity of unearthly and beautiful wind-carved rock formations shaped in the form of giant mushrooms or pebbles is unequalled in any desert in the world. Transfer back to the campsite at Al Haiz for overnight stay.Meals: Lunch, DinnerDuration: 4 hoursStop At: Bahariya (Bahereya) Oasis, Bawiti, Giza GovernorateBreakfast at the campsite then drive to Bahariya Oasis to visit the Mummies Museum, that is a huge burial site at Bahariya Oasis in the Western Desert of Egypt and the Tomb of Bannantiu in the Bahariya Oasis. Then you will enjoy climbing the English House, the sand dunes and the Salt Lake. Enjoy your lunch at Bahariya oasis before driving back to Cairo.Meals: Lunch, DinnerDuration: 8 hours

$210 Cultural & Theme Tours

Day tour to White Desert and Bahariya Oasis Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Bahariya (Bahereya) Oasis, Bawiti, Giza GovernorateAt 07:00 in the morning your tour guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel in Cairo and transfer you to Bahariya Oasis about 350 km east Cairo this journey takes about 4 hours, continue driving to visit the Black Desert and the natural hot spring of Valley of El Haize, then drive to see the quartz crystal at Crystal Mountain, and the rocky formations in the Valley of Agabat.Continue driving to the White Desert National Park the most well-known desert destination in Egypt – and for a good reason. The quantity of unearthly and beautiful wind-carved rock formations shaped in the form of giant mushrooms or pebbles is unequalled in any desert in the world.Drive to Bahariya Oasis to visit the Mummies Museum, that is a huge burial site at Bahariya Oasis in the Western Desert of Egypt and the Tomb of Bannantiu in the Bahariya Oasis. Then you will enjoy climbing the English House, the sand dunes and the Salt Lake.Meals: Lunch.Duration: 10 hours