Egypt Western Desert Oases
Activities and Tours
Siwa Adrere Ecolodge ... have a drink by the sea !! Sea of sand that
This program gives you an idea of the daily flow of activities in Adrere
Breakfast is served on a shaded terrace overlooking the lake. If you
do not know where to head for breakfast, just listen for the sound of
the cutlery and plates and they will lead you to the right place.
Around 10:00 am: Head towards the car park for a trip around the town
of Siwa in 4x4 vehicles with a guide: you will visit Shali fortress,
the tombs of Jabal el Mawta, Oracle Temple, Jabal Dakrour & Cleopatra’s
Around 2:00 pm: Lunch will be served under the palm trees by the pool.
It is a vegetarian meal, which is tradition.
Around 4:00 pm (in winter) and 5:00 pm (in summer): 4x4 vehicles will
take you into the Great Sand Sea, this depends of course on the mood
of the desert and the duration of your stay. You will visit Lake Shiata,
Bir Wahed and the Petrified Forest. Just as the sun is going down you
will be served mint tea.
Remember to take a jacket with you, because the temperature drops rapidly
in the desert once the sun goes down.
Around 8:00 pm: Return to Adrere Amellal and have a well deserved cocktail
in one of the bars of the lodge.
Dinner will be served – in a different dinner room every night
– at whatever time suites you. All you need to do is just let
the staff know when you would like to have your meal.
Dinner in the desert is also an option, but at an extra charge of $50
per person. It depends on the mood of the desert of course and the number
of people, as well as other factors.
Additional options are swimming in the Lake by the lodge, visiting our
library, climbing up the White Mountain, having a mud bath, having a
massage with Siwan olive oil by a Siwi or even a masseuse from Cairo
or abroad (not included in the price).
There is also the option of riding horses in the desert at an additional
cost of EURO 40 per hour per person. Please note that the horses are
not in Siwa from mid-May till mid- October.
If you do ever get lost or don’t know where to go, ask any of
our personnel who are dressed in white; they would be more than happy
to assist you.
Summary of activities NOT included in the room price:
1. Dinner in the desert: $50 per person
2. Horse riding: $50 per person per hour
When you book with us , please clarify what you would like to do from
mentioned activities in order for us to arrange it for you.
Adrere Amellal lodge ( 40 rooms and suites) , this is a boutique oases
of luxury in the Egyptian desert that was built with Siwan labour and
care so that it would fit entirely into the architectural styles of
the oasis. Siwa and the Adrere border the largest ocean of sands in
the world . Built out of indigenous material using traditional Siwan
building techniques and styles so as to have a minimal impact on the
land . The Adrere Amellal Ecolodge sets an example for being environmentally
friendly hospitality establishment . Situated at the base of a majestic
white mountain and overlooking palm groves and Siwa lake,
Adrere Amellal consists of a series of traditional Siwan houses that
have been restored and re-designed into guests suites and rooms, all
of which offer genuine desert-style comfort. Furnishing is simple, but
of the highest quality, drawing exclusively on local material and design
to reflect Siwa's rugged spirit. The Siwan homes are built using a a
mixture of sun dried salt rock mixed with straw for wall building. Furniture
and fixtures are made of palm trunks and ceilings are beamed with palm
logs , the carpentry and accessories display the rich and colorful variety
of Siwa's indigenous handicraft. Oil lamps and candles are used for
lighting. On cold winter nights, coal-filled braziers are used for heating.
A brazier is a container for fire, generally taking the form of an upright
standing or hanging metal bowl or box. Used for holding burning coal
as well as fires .Braziers are mentioned in the Bible. The Hebrew word
rendered “brazier” (´ach) is of Egyptian origin, suggesting
that the brazier itself was an innovation from Egypt. ) . Please do
not expect that you 'll be able to access e.mail tonight !
King's Chamber in the Great Pyramid was not meant to be visited:
Getting to it is challenging, and once you enter, it is very difficult
to turn back. The stone passage is only wide enough for one person.
You must be in good physical condition, able to climb several flights
of stairs, bend double, crouch and duck-walk for short distances.
The King's Chamber itself is the world's most claustrophobic place,
with dim light and heavy, hot, oxygen-poor air. There is no ventilation.
If you are at all sensitive to claustrophobia or confinement, or if
you have any sort of respiratory condition, for your own safety and
the safety of others, you must not enter the pyramid because it is
impossible to remove a person or to bring aid to them quickly .