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Wadi El Hitan & Wadi El Rayan Overnight

Faiyum, Qesm Al Fayoum, Al Fayoum, Faiyum Governorate, Egypt (0)
from/per person $220
  • Fayoum Daily tours
  • Access for disabled
  • Tour guides

Description

Enjoy Camping in the desert, Escape the bustle of Cairo and spend two-day tours in Fayoum oasis exploring Wadi El Rayan, Wadi El-Hitan, the Magic Lake, Mudawara mountain and Karanis old city.

Itinerary:

Day One:

The tour guide & the driver will meet you in the early morning in your hotel’s lobby then you will travel to the oasis town of Fayoum which was the main place of worship of the crocodile god, Sobek.  You would Wander Qaroon Lake the largest lake in the entire country, 45 meters below sea level.  it’s also considered the oldest natural lake in the world. You will watch there a magnificent scenery of the winter immigrated birds around the lake and the different kinds of fruits and vegetables.Then you will stop to have lunch. You would continue your adventure and visit “Wadi al-Rayan” which is designated a Protected Area in 1989. It’s an amazing destination for a soft adventure day trip. You can swim in the lakes, jump off the water or just enjoy the terrific natural scenery there.

After that, you will continue your way towards Wadi Hitan area to start camping, Enjoy the Barbecue dinner, and watch the magnificent scenery of the sky full of stars. Then you will stay there overnight.

Day Two:

In the morning, after breakfast, you will visit the Valley of Whales “Wadi Hitan”. It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in July 2005, for its hundreds of fossils of some of the earliest forms of Whale. See fossils up to 200 million years old, from when the desert was covered in water. The most conspicuous fossils are the skeletons and bones of whales and sea cows. The fossils of whales vary from single bones to entire skeletons, and a number of partial skeletons are currently on display in the public part of the park.

Then ending this great trip and moving to visit Mudawara Mountain which is located only a couple of hundred meters to the south of Wadi El Rayan Road. It is more of a rock formation than a true mountain, its layered appearance is beautiful, with a certain symmetry to the feature that draws your gaze to it. After that you will be transferred towards Karanis which is the ruin of an old city dating back to the Ptolemaic era. That city contains a number of monuments, dating from the Roman, Coptic and Early Islamic.

 

Highlights:

  • Full-day tour of Fayoum’s main sites with a private guide.
  • Explore, Qarun lake, Wadi El Rayan, Wadi El Hitan and the magic lake.
  • Enjoy the flexibility of a private tour.
  • Entrance fees and hotel transfer included.

 

Price Includes:

  • Pick up service from your hotel in Cairo and back.
  • All transfers by 4×4 car.
  • Entrance fees to the mentioned historical place.
  • English-speaking Egyptologist/tour guide.
  • Bottled water on board the vehicle during the tour.
  • Meals during the tour.
  • All taxes & service charge.

Price Does Not Include:

  • Any extras not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Personal Expenses.
  • Lunch.
  • Gratuity.

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