Yoga in the Desert

Time: October 2011

Price: 810 Euro

Start and end in Cairo, i.e. you arrange your own trip to Egypt.

Yoga and meditation led by Charlotte Skutta, licensed yoga and meditation instructor and masseuse.

Imagine a combination of inner peace and a breathtaking experience in the magnificent and beautiful western desert of Egypt. In this part of the Egyptian desert you will find the unique White desert (see BBC's Planet Earth program no 5!), Black desert, crystals formed after meteorite hits in the desert, mountains and sand dunes as far as your eye can reach.

Black desert White desert

The Black desert and the White desert

We start and end every day with yoga and meditation together with a licensed instructor. During the day we move through the magnificent landscape in 4x4 Toyota Land Cruisers with Beduins as our guides and drivers. Apart from the amazing landscape we visit villages and oasises were we can take a bath in hot springs with mineral rich water, renown for its beneficial effects. We also visit Bedouin families who generously welcome guests into their homes.

The first and last night is spent at Golden Valley Hotel in Bawiti, the capital of the Bahariya oasis, 350 kilometers south west of Cairo. Bawiti has a long history dating back to Pharaonic times, and in the village you can visit tombs with beautiful wall paintings, and at the local museum you can see some of the golden mummies from a newly excavated tomb outside of Bawiti.

Golden Valley Hotel in Bawiti

Golden Valley Hotel in Bawiti

In the price we include everything you need during your stay with us, such as transport to the oasis and back to Cairo, hotel nights at Golden Valley Hotel, all meals in the hotel and the desert, mineral water, safari, yoga and meditation sessions, all camping equipment for the desert trip etc.

All you need to do is to get to Cairo in time and bring your personal belongings!

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