Discover the best top things to do in Siwa, Egypt including Great Sand Sea, Shali Fortress, Fatnis Island (Fantasy Island), Temple of the Oracle of Amun / Aghurmi, Cleopatra's Pool - Spring of Juba, Mountain of the Dead, Lake Siwa, Dakrur Mountain, The Traditional Siwa House, Graeco-Roman Tombs.
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5 based on 106 reviews
The third-largest sand accumulation in the world (a sand dune the size of England) spans more than 600 kilometers forming a natural barrier between Libya and Egypt.
Having a safari in Siwa is the greatest experience u can ever have esp if u have an experienced driver..very amazing nature..the driving up and down the dunes..the scenes..the rush..the beauty u will behold...the silence and pure untouched nature..setting a fire and drinking tea in the middle of the desert..sandboarding..checking natural water Springs in the middle of the desert..having a boudien dinner..definitlety recommended..a day u will always remember as the best im ur life
4.5 based on 89 reviews
The oracle that foresaw Alexander the Greats future....well, as a grad student in Cairo this was a very challenging site to get to with bus, taxi and walking.....but back in the 80s it was very unruined. I'm sure things have drastically changed just as Sharm el Sheik has morphed beyond my recognition. But back then we took a cart around with villager kids, went to private homes and bought amazing Siwan traditional wedding garb, at local foods, and went swimming in the beautiful crystal clear giant spring. The little local hotel was fab and very exotic at night with the low salmon sunset walls reflecting golden warm lamp lighting.....it was simply unruined then. Climbing the old city ruins and imagining Roman courts and legions here with Alexander was - well - astounding.
4.5 based on 61 reviews
Covered in lush palm trees with a secluded Freshwater pool in its center, this island is a popular spot for swimming and sunbathing.
It is my favorite place in Siwa. I was enjoying the delightful afternoon there, swimming in the little spring pool with some kids, then having tea while comtemplating wonderful sunset, getting some breezes against my face...It should not be missed!
4 based on 60 reviews
From Amon worshipers to Alexandre the great and fulfillment of his father's promise to Mohammad Ali pasha the builder of modern Egypt to 1890 governor of siwa.
You better search about it cuz i'm enjoying safari right now
Through this temple u can see every single part of siwa.
4 based on 107 reviews
Although there's no proof that Cleopatra actually bathed here, this spring-fed pool is very popular.
We took a tour of the entire oasis with two young boys on a donkey cart! I still remember how oure and cool and refreshing the spring was to swim in....magic.
4.5 based on 39 reviews
Siwa is known of course for the visit of Alexander the Great to this beautiful oasis. Alexander was succeeded by his general Ptolemy I Soter and Greek settlers came to Siwa. Their tombs at the Mountain of the Dead are witness of wealth in agriculture in the oasis. Many travelers think of Egypt in terms of Pharaonic tombs. Those of Luxor and other places in Egypt are great but those in Siwa may not be as large as impressive as those Pharaonic tombs but they show that Siwa, with all the beauty it has today, also was a true oasis 2300 years ago. The entry fees are very low. Tipping local people who help you to find your way is always good.
4.5 based on 44 reviews
spectacular lake you can relax at sunrise!! Nothing much there are so you can chillin in cafe You can go by motorcycle car from the city it will cost around 15le
4 based on 21 reviews
Climbing this hill in the middle of the Siwa oasis makes for some fabulous panoramic views.
Dakrur Mountain is the highest peak in Siwa, you can view the whole oasis from up there and check all the sights you've visited. the place is great for watching the sunrise. it was beautiful with the sun reflecting on water with its different shades of orange! just stunning
4 based on 22 reviews
This authentic home created from mud and wood displays all the trappings of a traditional Siwanese family.
I'm an anthropologist, so any taste of another way of life fascinates me. The Siwan House gives you a chance to see inside a traditional house and all its rooms. Sit on the carpets, imagine life in these spaces. Ask questions.
4 based on 15 reviews
Upon Cleopatra’s death, the Romans settled the Siwa area and adopted some Egyptian traditions. These excavated Roman tombs are in the style of Egyptian pharaohs.
The Roman tombs gave us a real sense of the life the Romans led in Siwa. You can see how they adapted Egyptian motifs to Roman customs and vice-versa. People in Egypt live with their history constantly, and these tombs give some insight into one stage of that history. And, there are great views from the mountain.
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