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The Western Desert of Egypt is an area of the Sahara that lies west of the river Nile, up to the Libyan border, and south from the Mediterranean sea to the border with Sudan. It is named in contrast to the Eastern Desert which extends east from the Nile to Red Sea. The Western Desert is mostly rocky desert, though an area of sandy desert, known as the Great Sand Sea, lies to the west against the Libyan border. The desert covers an area of 680,650 km2 which is two-thirds of the land area of the country. Wikipedia

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Half-Day Quad Bike Safari and Giza Pyramids Tour with Camel ride

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Western Desert, Egypt

Experience the wonders of the ancient world and enjoy a desert adventure in this action-packed half-day tour. Zoom across the Western Desert on a quad bike for 90 minutes, enjoying panoramic views of the Pyramids of Giza. Then drive to Giza and admire both pyramids and Sphinx up close while riding your camel. Includes hotel pickup and drop-off.

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Private Day Tour to Camel Market of Birqash In Cairo

Western Desert, Egypt

CAMEL MARKET AT BIRQASH DAY TOUR AVAILABLE ON FRIDAY & SUNDAY At 8:00 am Pickup from your hotel in either Cairo or Giza By Emo Tours guide and transfer you to Egypt's Largest Camel Market - Birqash Camel Market is 35km away from Cairo. The best day to visit is supposed to be Friday, when the market is most lively in the earlier parts of the morning 7am-9am. The market is open till 1pm but most of the trading happens before 11am. This market used to earlier take place in Imbaba, but as the city expanded, the camel market was moved to the suburb of Birqash which is at the edge of the Western Desert. Hundreds of Camels are sold here everyday. But this is definitely not a market for the Animal lover. The animals aren't in pitiable condition, but they could be treated much, much better than they currently are. Camels from Sudan are brought into Egypt on the 40 day road via Abu Simbel to the market in Daraw. The unsold camels are then loaded into trucks and brought to Birqash after a 24 hour drive. Camels also arrive from the rest of Egypt and sometimes from Somalia. These camels are traded for other livestock or cash and are mostly bought for farm work or consumption. Photo opportunities abound, if you can get the angles right since the camels are almost monochromatic in color. The traders have wonderfully character faces and I would have loved to be able to take close up portraits and talk to them and listen to their stories. Then Back to your hotel in Cairo HIGHLIGHTS • Visit camel market at Birqash in Cairo • See unusual sites in Cairo • See Camel dealer in Egypt • Private Tour • Hassle Free • No Hidden Fees • Fixed Price

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Private Camel market day tour in Cairo

Western Desert, Egypt

At 8:00 am Pickup from your hotel in either Cairo or Giza By Emo Tours guide and transfer you to Egypt's Largest Camel Market - Birqash Camel Market is 35km away from Cairo. The best day to visit is supposed to be Friday, when the market is most lively in the earlier parts of the morning 7am-9am. The market is open till 1pm but most of the trading happens before 11am. This market used to earlier take place in Imbaba, but as the city expanded, the camel market was moved to the suburb of Birqash which is at the edge of the Western Desert. Hundreds of Camels are sold here everyday. But this is definitely not a market for the Animal lover. The animals aren't in pitiable condition, but they could be treated much, much better than they currently are. Camels from Sudan are brought into Egypt on the 40 day road via Abu Simbel to the market in Daraw. The unsold camels are then loaded into trucks and brought to Birqash after a 24 hour drive.

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