Great Sand Sea, Siwa

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See the wonders of the seemingly endless sand with a guided tour of Great Sand Sea. The 7.2 hectare (18 acre) stretch of dunes creates the feeling of waves when you ride across them. You can also see several hot and cold springs in the middle of the desert, as well as a salt lake. If you're feeling adventurous, try out the sandboarding. To visit Great Sand Sea on your trip to Siwa, use our Siwa vacation planner.
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  • One of the most beautiful experiences you can do is to "ride" the high dunes of the Sahara with a Jeep, is pure adrenaline. Stopping to contemplate the landscape, the sinuous shapes of the dunes shaped by the wind, the shades of color created by the sun, sinking in the fine sand like talon powder, almost impalpable, the enormous silence, that sense of infinity. Then, once you deflate the tires, you go down the downhill at full speed. The oasis of Siwa, in Egypt, is the starting point for the desert Safari to the great Sea of sand, a sandy desert among the most inaccessible to cross, at 300 Km from Marsa Matrou, on the border with Libya. A wonderful desert expanse consisting of high dunes that extend for thousands of square kilometers, not furrowed by any road or track, is the northern side of the Sahara and the third largest dune field in the world, arrive up to 150 meters high . In Siwa there are several resorts that organize this type of excursions with expert guides, one of them is the Siwa Shali Resort, an Eco lodge on the outskirts of the desert. Wonderful experience to do at least once in your life.
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  • One does not have to go far to leave the town behind and see the shifting sands of the desert. Make sure you get a good driver as they have fun up and down the dunes!. The visits to the oasis are a li...  more »
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