On this two-day trip, you’ll leave the hustle and bustle of Cairo and explore the tranquil beauty of Fayoum with Egypt desert safari tours. You can start your exploration by visiting the city’s ancient ruins, such as the Roman-era temple of Kom Ombo, the archaeological sites of Karanis and Fayoum, and the impressive Islamic fort of Qarun.
Our tour guide will pick you up from your accommodation in Cairo in an air-conditioned car early in the morning and take you "about 95km" to the Fayoum oasis. The ancient Egyptians considered it to be the centre of cult love for the crocodile god Sobek. Around 200 of these gigantic waterwheels are dispersed around the oasis. You will first see The Great Seven Waterwheels, one of the symbols of the Fayoum oasis.
The next thing you'll see is "Qaron's Lake," which is also the biggest saltwater lake in Egypt and is considered to be the oldest natural lake in the whole globe. You may find different fruits and veggies around the lake as well as a breathtaking array of winter migration birds in the vicinity. It's a great place to unwind after a hot day of touring. You will then pause for a picnic lunch. After that, we went to "Wadi al-Rayan," which was declared a Protected Area in 1989. It's a great spot for a day trip filled with adventure and relaxation. There are several lakes that are ideal for swimming, leaping off of, or simply admiring the stunning natural surroundings.
Following that, we will return you to the Fayoum Hotel, where you will stay the night.
You will proceed to the "Wadi Hitan" Valley of Whales in the morning after breakfast. It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in July 2005 because of the enormous quantity of fossils that have been preserved there that date back to some of the earliest forms of whales. Discover fossils from a time when the desert was inundated in water and dating as far back as 200 million years. The most prominent fossils are the skeletons and bones of whales and sea cows. Individual bones and whole skeletons of whales have been found as fossils, and several partial skeletons are presently on show in the park's open space.
Move a few hundred metres south of Wadi El Rayyan Road to Mudawara Mountain for a visit after finishing this beautiful tour.
You will proceed to the "Wadi Hitan" Valley of Whales in the morning after breakfast. Because there are a tonne of fossils there that date back tremendous
Although it is more of a rock formation than a genuine mountain, it has a gorgeous, layered appearance and an eye-catching symmetry. Then, you'll be driven to Karanis, a Ptolemaic-era city that is now a ruin. That city is home to a large number of Roman, Coptic, and Early Islamic monuments. afterwards we'll take you back to your hotel in Cairo.
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Fayoum is a charming oasis located southwest of Cairo, Egypt, and it offers a range of natural wonders, archaeological sites, and cultural experiences. Here are some remarkable travel itineraries to explore Fayoum:
2-Day Fayoum Oasis Itinerary:
Cairo to Fayoum: Start your journey by driving from Cairo to Fayoum, which is about a 2- to 3-hour drive. Alternatively, you can take a bus or arrange for a private tour.
Wadi El-Rayan: Head to Wadi El-Rayan, a protected area that includes two beautiful desert lakes. Enjoy the stunning scenery, and if you have time, take a dip in the lakes.
Rayan Valley: Explore the Rayan Valley, a lush area with date palms and fruit orchards. You can visit local farms and learn about date cultivation.
Lunch in Tunis Village: Tunis Village is a picturesque spot where you can have lunch at a local restaurant and immerse yourself in the village's arts and crafts.
Qarun Lake: Visit Qarun Lake, Egypt's third-largest lake, and enjoy birdwatching and the serene surroundings. If time allows, visit the nearby archaeological sites.
Medinet Madi: Start the day by exploring the ancient archaeological site of Medinet Madi. It features a well-preserved temple dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek.
Fayoum City: Head to the city of Fayoum and visit the local markets, where you can buy handmade crafts and souvenirs.
Lunch in Fayoum: Enjoy a traditional Egyptian meal at a local restaurant in Fayoum.
Lake Moeris (Birket Qarun): Visit Lake Moeris, an ancient lake that has played a significant role in Egypt's history. It's also home to various bird species.
Qasr Qarun: Explore the ruins of Qasr Qarun, a Greco-Roman temple dedicated to the god Dionysus.
Return to Cairo: In the late afternoon or early evening, make your way back to Cairo, completing your two-day Fayoum adventure.
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