Days 10 - 11: El Kharga /El Dakhla Oasis
The next two days are spent driving at a leisurely pace to El Kharga and to the El Dakhla Oasis, stopping at a number of fascinating Egyptian sites. In El Kharga, visit the Temple of Hibis, one of Egypt’s few Persian monuments, and the old market, a stop on the old slave-trade route between the tropical south and the coastal north. In El Dakhla Oasis, check out the Museum of Inheritance, the Roman settlement of Al-Kasr and the old town of Bashandi, a place with a labyrinth of narrow, mud-walled alleyways separating houses. Overnights are at the Pioneers Hotel and the Sol Y Mar Mut Inn.