White Desert, Farafra

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Bright white limestone formations define White Desert, a national park in Egypt. Pure white to cream-colored chalk formations feature rocks that have been abraded, pitted, etched, and polished by centuries of erosion and sandstorms that dominate the landscape here. Tour a natural museum of chalk rock and admire the hues of sunlight across its bizarre surfaces. This popular campsite area also features a number of oasis wells. Visitors typically hire a Bedouin guide; you will need a four-wheel drive vehicle. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to White Desert by using our New Valley Governorate day trip planning website .
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  • We had a fab weekend with Mohamed- pick up on time from cairo. Even during Ramadan, we were offered water.. stopped for a delicious lunch, then had a few stops to see cool formations/different parts o...  more »
  • I went on a tour of two nights and three days. A lot of white and small rocks are scattered on the flat ground. Some of them are shaped like sculptures due to the weathering of rocks and erosion due to rain. You can enjoy the extraordinary scenery.
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