Siwa is nearly 350 miles away from Cairo, east of the Libyan border. Siwa Oasis is one of Egypt’s best western desert oases with its thousands of palm trees and gorgeous hot springs.
Until the 1980’s when a highway was finally completed connecting it to the coastal town of Mersa Mahruh, it was completely isolated from the rest of the country. Technologies such as television and phones were introduced relatively recently and the internet only within the past few years.
There is an increasing number of hotels ranging from budget hostels to a 5-star eco-lodge in the oasis and the tourist trade is now firmly rooted as part of the local economy, but this has not managed to affect the core of the life in Siwa. To this day Siwa is still a very conservative community and visitors are recommended to respect their local cultural values. Alcohol is banned and local women are rarely seen outside of their houses, it is very welcoming to visitors and the slow pace of the Siwan life is incredibly intoxicating.
Until 1926 the entire population of the oasis lived in a 13th-century mud-brick fortress at the center of town known as Shali, but it was completely destroyed by a heavy 3-day rainstorm.

Siwa Trips: 7 results found

, 3,400.00EGP

Albabenshal Trip

3 hours 45 minutes
, 3,200.00EGP

Dream lodge Trip

3 hours 45 minutes
, 3,800.00EGP

Ghaliet Ecolodge Trip

3 hours 45 minutes
, 3,800.00EGP

kenooz Shali Trip

3 hours 45 minutes
, 3,000.00EGP

Siwa Paradies Trip

3 hours 45 minutes
, 3,100.00EGP

Siwa Shali Trip

3 hours 45 minutes
, 3,000.00EGP

Wahet Siwa Trip

3 hours 45 minutes

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