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Egypt ghost city – Umm al Huwaytat – Hurghada day trips

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Duration

Half Day

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

6 people

Languages

English

Overview

Egypt ghost city – Umm al Huwaytat – Hurghada day trips

Egypt ghost city, one of our Hurghada day trips from Sempre Travel Egypt, is perfect for all people that are interested in Egyptian culture.

Visit with the abandoned city Umm al Huwaytat and the former phosphorus mines.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 4x4 Jeep Tour to the desert city
  • Visit of a Bedouin Village
  • Camel Ride
  • Ghost city Umm al Huwaytat
  • Ghost city traditions
  • Visit of the phosphorus mines

Itinerary

Tour Program

4x4 Jeep Tour to the desert city   


4x4 Jeep tour to the desert city starts with the pick up from the Hurghada Hotels by our Sempre Travel Egypt employee. From here, we set off in direction of the desert for our first stop, the 

Visit of a Bedouin Village  


Explore the traditional way of life of the desert dwellers in a walk through a Bedouin Village. Look over the shoulder of Bedouin women while they prepare some food. Maybe we are right on time to see them making some bread. Just the smell of traditional break will make you want to try it!   

We are happy to help you to put on the headscarf for protection against the sun and wind before we continue our tour with a   

Camel Ride  


Bedouins use the camels mainly for transportation. After a fun ride on the Camel, we make our way to our main destination of our Egypt ghost city Tour with the 4x4 Jeep ride to the abandoned ruins of the 

Ghost city Umm al Huwaytat 


We interrupt our journey to take in the impressive panoramic view of the entire abandoned village. Here, our guide will explain to us some more about the history of the abandoned Umm al Huwaytat, that became one of the largest phosphate mining areas in Egypt and once was  inhabited by 16,000 residents. 

During the time of phosphate mining, a complete infrastructure was created for a school, a hospital, shops, apartments and mosques. In the ghost city, you can still find remains of a railway line, used to transport phosphate to the port. From here, it was delivered to England. On the way back, the train transported food for the village.   

Ghost city traditions 


Phosphate was used to power phosphate lamps, the lighting system of that time and predecessor of generators till today’s electricity.   

In 1996, Umm al Hawaytat was hit by a flood from which it suffered great damage. In 2000, as a result of the flood, it became one of the “Egypt ghost city”, after its inhabitants looked for another place to stay. Today the abandoned city is one of Egypt’s tourist attractions. After visiting some of the houses that have been preserved, we continue our way for a   

Visit of the phosphorus mines 


The phosphate mine leads deep down into the mountain range, where you can see the former phosphate mining up close. With some impressions of this abandoned ghost city and hopefully some good snapshots, we end the Egypt ghost city – Umm al Ha=uwaytat, one of our Hurghada day trips, to your accommodation in Hurghada.

Everything about the excursion:

TOUR TYPE: Culture   

TOUR LENGTH: Half Day 

PICK-UP POINT: Your accommodation in Hurghada    

PICK-UP TIME: around 11:00 a.m.     

RETURN: Your accommodation in Hurghada       

General information:       


Travel Guide:   

All our guides are experienced Egyptologists with at least 5 years of experience.     

Vehicles:   

All our vehicles are have modern equipment and air-condition.      

Payment:    


To secure the booking, a 25 % deposit of the travel price is due, this can be done online by credit card, Visa and Master or bank transfer.       

The remaining amount of 75 % must be paid before the start of the excursion on the day of travel and can be paid with credit card or cash.       

The booking of your trip is considered complete and confirmed by your tour operator, as soon as we have received the 25 % deposit.    

Children's prices:    


Children from 0 - 2 years free of charge (except for flight excursions)       

Children from 3 to 11 years of age receive a 50 % discount       

Children from 12 years old are considered an adult    

Included/Excluded

  • Transfer from and to your accommodation
  • All transfers with modern air-conditioned vehicles
  • All sights mentioned in the itinerary
  • All entrance fees for visits according to the itinerary
  • Professional Egyptologist during the privately guided tour
  • Mineral water and soft drinks during the tour
  • Assistance from travel agents with pick-up and return
  • Personal Expenses during the tour

Tour's Location

FAQs

What do I have to bring with me?
Sun and wind protection
Sunscreen
Sunglasses
Comfortable Shoes
Jacket in the wintertime
Light cotton clothing in the summertime
Passport valid for 6 months
Photo / Video camera
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