Fayoum and overnight camping in Wadi El Hitan from Cairo

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If you love camping and looking for a more adventurous experience, visit Fayoum City from Cairo  Day Tours and consider taking an overnight trip to Wadi El Hitan, this is the trip for you! This area is also known as the "Valley of the Whales" because it's famous for its fossils. It has been preserved as an archaeological site since it was first discovered in 1952, and it contains fossilized remains of whales and sharks that lived millions of years ago. 

You'll spend the night under the stars and wake up refreshed and ready for a day of exploring Cairo's beautiful landmarks and visiting all of the major Cairo attractions, such as the Pyramids, Sphinx, and Egyptian Museum. Your tour to Fayoum will be a great opportunity to relax, enjoy the enchanting nature, and discover the local heritage in this beautiful area of Egypt.

This tour allows participants to immerse themselves in the beauty of Fayoum and the history of Wadi El Hitan, with a unique camping experience in nature.


Overnight day at the Fayoum desert

Entrances to the mentioned sites

Tents for sleeping with equipment are also included

English-speaking tour guide. (other languages are available too).

All transports will be made by a private exclusive air-conditioned vehicle during your Overnight Day Tour to El Fayoum from Cairo.

Shopping tours in Cairo are provided during our Cairo Day Tours (Upon request).

All taxes and service charges are included during Egypt Day Tours.




International flights tickets

Visa to enter Egypt


Any extras activities not mentioned in the itinerary

Beverage during meals.

In the morning, you will depart from your hotel in Cairo on a coach to Fayoum, which is about an hour's drive. Upon arrival in Fayoum, you will be transferred to Wadi El Hitan by a private bus where you can see some of the most amazing fossils in the world. The valley is located on the west bank of the Nile River in the province of Fayoum, southwest of Cairo. There are many kinds of fossilized animals that can be found here, including crocodiles, hippopotami, turtles, and fish.

This tour takes us through the desert landscape of Fayoum, passing by the village of Tunis exploring the pottery art school, and enjoying the view of Lake Qaroun before arriving at our destination. We will spend the night camping in Wadi El Hitan with our own guide. We offer a buffet Lunch at our campsite and breakfast (Buffet) before leaving for Cairo early in the morning.

It's recommended that you spend at least one night here so that you can explore all of its natural beauty. And we believe that it's a truly unique experience that you'll want to relive again and again. 

wearing comfortable clothes and shoes for you and your family will be suitable for this tour to be able to walk in the valley.

Meals included: Lunch and dinner

After breakfast, you will enjoy the view of the magical lake, Lake Qaroun, considered one of the oldest natural lakes in the world and the third largest in Egypt. Wadi El Rayan has two lakes connected by Egypt's only waterfalls offering a spectacular view not repeated anywhere else in the world. Take a look at Egypt's only waterfalls before returning to the airport to travel home.

You can also take an optional excursion to enjoy sandboarding in El Fayoum, inside Wadi El Rayan, if you have time.

Meals included: Breakfast

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Fayoum, a tranquil oasis governorate southwest of Cairo, offers a unique blend of natural beauty and historical sites. Here are some of the best attractions to visit in Fayoum:

Wadi El Rayan: This protected area encompasses two man-made lakes, Upper Lake and Lower Lake, formed as a result of agricultural drainage. It's a beautiful spot for bird-watching and picnicking.

Qarun Lake: Also known as Lake Moeris, this ancient lake is a scenic destination for boating and bird-watching. It's surrounded by lush vegetation and is home to various bird species.

Wadi El Hitan (Whale Valley): This UNESCO World Heritage Site is renowned for its well-preserved fossil remains of early whales and other marine creatures. It offers a unique glimpse into the evolution of marine life.

Medinet Madi: Explore the archaeological site of Medinet Madi, featuring the ruins of a Greco-Roman temple dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek, as well as a Roman bathhouse and other structures.

Qasr Qarun: Visit the temple dedicated to the ancient Egyptian god Sobek at Qasr Qarun, which also houses a small museum displaying artifacts from the area.

Madinat Madi Archaeological Museum: This museum showcases artifacts from the nearby archaeological site and provides insights into the history of the region.

Fayoum Waterwheels (Sakieh): These traditional waterwheels, powered by oxen, have been used for centuries to irrigate farmlands in the oasis. They offer a glimpse into ancient agricultural practices.

Karanis (Kom Aushim): Explore the archaeological site of Karanis, an ancient Greco-Roman town that includes well-preserved ruins of houses, temples, and a bath complex.

Fayoum Markets: Visit local markets in the towns and villages of Fayoum to experience the region's culture and purchase traditional crafts and products.

Hot Springs: Relax in the natural hot springs located in the area, known for their therapeutic properties.

Desert Adventures: Fayoum's desert landscapes are perfect for sandboarding, jeep safaris, and camping under the starry night sky.

The Nile River is a really long river that starts in Africa and goes all the way up to the Mediterranean Sea. It starts from a place near the Equator and ends near a city called Cairo in Egypt.

Yes, there are day tours available from Cairo to Fayoum. Fayoum is a picturesque oasis and governorate located southwest of Cairo and is known for its natural beauty, historical sites, and unique landscapes. Taking a day tour from Cairo to Fayoum is a great way to explore this tranquil and culturally rich region. Here are some of the key attractions and activities you can enjoy on a day tour to Fayoum:

Wadi El Rayan: Visit Wadi El Rayan, a protected area with a series of stunning waterfalls and lakes. You can take a boat ride, swim, or simply enjoy the serene environment.

Mudawara Mountain: Hike or climb Mudawara Mountain to witness breathtaking panoramic views of Fayoum's landscapes, including sand dunes and the Qarun Lake.

Qarun Lake (Lake Moeris): Explore the largest saltwater lake in Egypt, Qarun Lake, known for its birdwatching opportunities and its place in Egyptian history.

Hawara Pyramid: Visit the Hawara Pyramid, an archaeological site with an unusual rectangular shape. It's associated with the 12th-century pharaoh Amenemhat III.

Lake Qarun Nature Reserve: Enjoy the birdwatching and wildlife in the Lake Qarun Nature Reserve, home to various bird species and other wildlife.

Waterwheels (Sakiehs): See the traditional waterwheels, known as sakiehs, that have been used for centuries to irrigate the agricultural fields of Fayoum.

Fayoum Oasis: Explore the charming towns and villages in the Fayoum Oasis, such as Medinet Madi, Tunis Village, and Karanis, each with its own unique history and attractions.

Fayoum Museum: Visit the Fayoum Museum in the city of Fayoum, which houses a collection of artifacts from the region's history.

It's advisable to dress modestly, covering shoulders and knees when visiting religious sites. Comfortable walking shoes, sunglasses, and sunscreen are also recommended.

Yes, tourists can visit Fayoum, an oasis located southwest of Cairo in Egypt. Fayoum offers a diverse range of experiences for visitors:

  •  Lake Qarun.
  •     Wadi El Rayan.
  •     Waterwheels (Sakia).
  •     Fayoum Oasis.
  •     Wadi Al-Hitan (Whale Valley).
  •     Mud Brick Temples.
  •     Local Cuisine.

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