Sol Y Mar Pioneers Hotel. This hotel can arrange tours of sites around the oasis. 1 km (¾ mi) north of Maydan Nasir on the road to Asyut, Al-Kharga, Muhafazat al Wadi al Jadid. 092/792–9751. www.solymar.com.
Tourist Information Office. A good starting point for any excursion is to seek the advice of a local. Emad Mahmoud, who works at the tourist office, speaks English and can assist in arranging tours to the antiquities near Al-Kharga city as well as to destinations further afield. Other employees at the tourist office are helpful and may even agree to take you in their own vehicle—though discreetly and for a price. Al-Kharga, Muhafazat al Wadi al Jadid. 010/431–1931.