2-Day El Fayoum, Wadi Hitan, and Wadi El Rayan from Cairo
- • Pick-up service from your hotel in Cairo and back
- • All transfers by a private vehicle - Jeep 4x4 WD
- • Entrance fees to the mentioned historical places
- • English-speaking guide
Day 1 : Tour to Giza Pyramids & Sphinx
Our representative will pick you up from your hotel in Cairo to enjoy El Fayoum famous sites. From Cairo to Fayoum is about 95 km. We will start with The Water Wheels which are said to be running since the Ptolemaic era. Then, enjoy Lake Qaroun where you can see different kinds of birds. Qaroun Lake is considered the oldest natural lake in the world and the third largest lake in Egypt and the rest of Lake Old Moerisi. You will have lunch at a good quality restaurant. Then, onto Wadi Al Rian Water Falls. Wadi El Rayan is a natural depression located in the western desert, 42m below sea level which consists of two lakes connected by Egypt’s only waterfalls, formed in 1970 by an overflow of drainage water from the farmlands in Fayoum. After that, enjoy Medinet Madi (Ancient City Uncovered) which dates back to the third pharaonic dynasty built by Emnemohoteb III and completed by Emnemohoteb VI. Then, continue your tour to Wadi Hitan (Valley of the Whales). Overnight camping at Wadi Hitan.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Day 2 : Wadi Hitan or Valley of the Whales
After breakfast, go on an early morning visit to Wadi Hitan or Valley of the Whales which is located in the Protected Area of Wadi Al Rian and it was designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in recognition of the 40 million-year –old whale skeletons found there.
Transfer to Qasr Qaroun about 55 km North West of Fayoum City. It consists of the well-preserved temple and remains of the Graeco Roman City of Dinysios. Then, onto Karanis which is the ruin of an old city. That city contains a number of monuments, dating from the Roman, Coptic, and Early Islamic. Return to Cairo and stay overnight. You will be transferred to your hotel.
- Bottled Water on board the vehicle and during the tour
- Lunch meal at a local restaurant in El Fayoum
- All taxes & service charge
- Entry visa to Egypt
- Any extras not mentioned in the itinerary
- Tipping Kitty