Cairo Day Tours $40 Per Person
Spend a wonderful day tour in Fayoum, one of Egypt’s seven oases where you will enjoy the unspoiled nature and various landscapes. Fayoum is one of the most beautiful and a fertile region of Egypt as it is famous for its rich heritage of archaeology, flora and fauna. Two areas of the city were declared by the Egyptian government as nature reserves ( lake Qarun and Wadi El Rian)
Day 1: Fayoum Sightseeing Tours
Your tour guide will pick you up from your hotel then drive to Fayoum, An oasis where you will relax, clear your head and feast your eyes on the bewitching landscape. Once you arrive, you will start your tour with a visit to Qaroun Lake, the oldest natural lake in Egypt where you can practice fishing, water sports, birds watching and it is a home to several birds, mammals and reptiles.
Lunch will be served in a good local restaurant.
Continue on to Wadi El Rian which is a nature reserve located in the western desert and formed by two man –made lakes created by agricultural drainage water connected together by a channel and waterfalls, the only natural waterfalls in Egypt. Wadi El Rian is a home to beautiful landscape including sand dunes, mountains, waterfalls, lakes and geological formations. Move on to to the uncovered historical city of Madi which dates back to the XII dynasty, built by Amenemhet III and completed by Amenemhet IV. Then continue your tour to Wadi Hitan (Valley of the Whales). Overnight Camping at Wadi Hitan.
Day 02: Wadi Hitan / back to Cairo
After having your breakfast in the early morning, you will visit Wadi Hitan or Valley of the Whales located inside the Protected Area of Wadi El Rayan where you will find the fossilized skeletons of primitive whales that had been lived here for about 40 million years ago. The site reveals evidence for the explanation of one of the greatest mysteries of the evolution of whales: the emergence of the whale as an ocean-going mammal from a previous life as a land-based animal. No other place in the world yields the number, concentration and quality of such fossils, as is in the protected area of Wadi Hitan. That is why it was added by the UNESCO to the list of protected World Heritage sites. Move on to Mudawara Mountains known for its amazing dunes formations with three distinct summits. You will have a wonderful view of the surrounding terrain when you climb it. Continue on to temple of Qaroun which is famous for its astronomical phenomenon in which the sun rays penetrate the temple and lighten up the sanctuary on December 21st of each year. End your tour with a visit to to Karanis, an old city which includes some monuments dating back to Roman, Coptic and Islamic era including two temples dedicated to god Sobek and Roman bath.
At the end of your tour, you will be driven back to your Cairo hotel.
• Pick up service from your hotel in Cairo and back
• All transfers by private vehicle – Jeep 4×4 WD
• Entrance fees to the mentioned historical places
• Overnight Camping at Wadi Hitan
• English-speaking tour guide
• Bottled Water on board the vehicle and during the tour
• Lunch meal at local restaurant in El Fayoum
• All taxes & service charge
• Any extras not mentioned in the Itenerary