Cleopatra’s Bath – Unwinding And Swimming With A Queen

Located in the Siwa Oasis, Cleopatra’s Bath is a natural spring that bubbles up from the ground. There are actually numerous springs to be found throughout the oasis, but this would be the most well-known of them all.

Cleopatra's Bath

The water that comes from  this spring is so clear that it would be invisible if it were not in constant motion. It fills a natural stone pool that can be used for bathing, swimming, and relaxing.

Without question, Cleopatra’s Bath is the most favored of all the springs in the Siwa Oasis area, and legend has it that the queen herself chose it for her own bathing.

Good To Know About Cleopatra’s Bath

Cleopatra’s Bath is located in the town center, and it is well populated. For that reason, people should take care about choosing to bathe here.

Keep in mind that women from other parts of the world may look at clothing quite differently from the people of Egypt. If you choose to step into the waters and you are a woman, it would be best to stay fully clothed. If you are a woman, you need to expect stares no matter what you may be dressed in. If you do choose to change into other clothing before stepping into Cleopatra’s Bath, you will find that changing rooms are open to the public at Tanta Waa Café, which is adjacent to the bath itself.

Cleopatra’s Bath is one of the most favored attractions in the Siwa Oasis, so you can expect quite a few tourists to be in the area.

It is located on the same route you would need to take in order to reach the Temple of the Oracle. Additionally, the bath is just down the road from the Temple of Umm Ubayed. Most people who visit the area find time to stop at all of these attractions when they are in the Siwa area.

Getting There

The Siwa Oasis itself is about 752 km from Cairo. There are a few commercial flights that land directly at the oasis if you prefer to fly from your home destination.

Additionally, buses from Cairo have a regular schedule that will take you directly to the oasis. The day buses make stops along the way, which will allow you to see more sites, and take about five hours to get to the Oasis. A direct night bus from Cairo takes you to Siwa Oasis without making any stops.

A minibus is available to Siwa Oasis from Alexandria. You will have to make one bus change in order to get to the oasis.

Obviously, we recommend to have Cleopatra’s Bath included in your Egypt desert tour itinerary.

 

 

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