Water activity

From Cairo: 4x4 Desert Safari, Sandsurf, and Camel Ride

Activity provider: OceanAir Travels
Water activity

From Cairo: 4x4 Desert Safari, Sandsurf, and Camel Ride

Activity provider: OceanAir Travels
Save up to 15%

From US$ 153 US$ 130.05 per person

Discover the beauty of the Egyptian Desert, witness the alluring Wadi El Rayan waterfalls, and marvel at the majestic Mudawara Mountains. Then, enjoy action-packed dune bashing, sandboarding, and a delightful camel ride on a full-day tour from Cairo.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
Reserve now & pay later
Keep your travel plans flexible — book your spot and pay nothing today.
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details.
Duration 10 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Live tour guide
French, English, Spanish, Italian, German, Arabic
Pickup included
· Pickup is available from your hotel or selected location in Cairo or Giza. The long-range pickup service from Nasr city, Cairo Airport, Heliopolis City, New Cairo, or on October 6th is available to book in the checkout process as "Add on". · You will be contacted via WhatsApp, email, or phone the day before the tour to confirm the exact pickup time.
Private group available


  • See the Wadi El Rayan waterfalls amidst the sprawling desert
  • Capture delightful photos in the foreground of the Mudawara Mountains
  • Experience some dune bashing on an exciting desert adventure
  • Slide along the soft desert sand during a thrilling sand boarding session
  • Drop into a charming Bedouin Camp and enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch
Full description

Start with pickup from your hotel or another selected location in Cairo or Giza between 7:30 AM and 8:30 AM. Board a comfortable air-conditioned car and enjoy a comfortable 100-minute ride to the Wadi El Rayan Desert. Upon arrival, enjoy fantastic views of the Wadi El Rayan waterfalls in the heart of the desert. Admire the powerful cascades of water which provide a stark contrast to the surrounding arid landscape.

If you are lucky, catch glimpses of desert wildlife in the area such as the slender-horned gazelle. Next, make a stop for photos of the beautiful Mudawara Mountains. Then, get ready to enjoy the desert adventure. Board the 4X4 car for some dune bashing and experience the excitement as the car glides through yellow, soft sand.

After riding over the dunes, stop to enjoy some sandboarding. Strap yourself to the sandboard and glide down the sparkling, yellow sand at a fast pace. Next, mount a camel and feel like a Bedouin explorer as you ride through the beautiful desert terrain. After the camel ride, stop at a Bedouin desert camp and enjoy an elaborate and delicious BBQ lunch.

Once you are done with your lunch, you will be dropped back to your hotel or selected location in Cairo or Giza.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Dune bashing in 4X4 vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • Sandboarding session
  • Camel ride
  • Photo stop at Mudawara Mountains
  • Photo stop at Wadi Al Rayan waterfall
  • BBQ lunch at a desert camp
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
  • Children under 2 years

Select participants and date



Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Dune bashing and sandboarding activities may be canceled in the case of bad weather conditions
  • Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing
  • The dune bashing portion of the activity is not suitable for toddlers, pregnant women, and people with back and heart problems
  • It is not recommended to carry jewellery, expensive watches, or cell phones
  • The long-range pickup service from Nasr city, Cairo Airport, Heliopolis City, New Cairo, or on October 6th is available to book in the checkout process as an "Add on"
  • Please do not eat the food right before the dune bashing
  • It is recommended to have international travel insurance for activities that are prone to risk, leading to serious injury and is covered only by your insurance companies
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 114 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Value for money
  • Service

Sort by:

Traveler type:

Star rating:

There aren't enough stars to rate this tour!! It was AMAZING!! Our guide Fares picked us up from the hotel and drove us to the meeting point where we changed cars and met Ali, our driver and bedouin guide. Firstly we stopped at the waterfall where we discovered Fares is a great photographer. We dipped our feet and enjoyed the sun. Afterwards, we enjoyed a camel ride, during which we met a lot of local people and kids on a school trip. Everybody was really welcoming and happy to see us. That's when we realised Egyptian people are really warm and friendly. After that came the best part of the tour, the adventure in the desert! Fares took even more wonderful pictures of us and Ali made our hearts beat fast driving fast on dunes and taking us on the edge of the cliffs. Great fun!! We stopped for lunch at Ali's camp where him and his family cooked for us. That was the BEST FOOD we've had during the entire holiday. Sandboarding was really fun too!

Read more

March 11, 2023

The excursion was awesome! Ahmed Sayed Afifi was our guide and he was very kind and helpful with everything. He explained everything in detail and arrange our day to be amazing. Ahmed was one of the best tour guide's we ever have. Ali the driver was amazing too. He is the best driver. The food was the traditional way and all fresh and delicious. We enjoyed every moment and it was the best day for all the group. We all believe that both Ahmed and Ali are the perfect match for this excursion. We all highly recommend both Ahmed and Ali for this experience in Egypt and we are coming back for this again :)

Read more

February 28, 2023

We had a great time on this tour. Ramy was our tour guide and was a top notch professional. He made sure we enjoyed every bit of the tour. The service was punctual, translation was perfect and good vibes all around. We felt well taken care of and enjoyed everything from the ride to Faiyum to the sand-boarding, lunch and everything in between. Highly recommend this tour operator and especially ask for Ramy.

Read more

February 24, 2023

Product ID: 362905