Fayoum Oasis Tour From Cairo

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 Fayoum Oasis Tour From Cairo 

Discover local history and culture on a private Egypt day trip to Fayoum Governorate, Wadi El Rayan, and Wadi El Hitan from Cairo. You can explore and make the most beautiful safari atmosphere with your own guide. Fayoum Governorate, often spelled as El-Fayoum, is a picturesque governorate in Egypt, known for its natural beauty, fertile farmland, and ancient history. Enjoy our Al Fayoum excursions and day tours and the famous sights of Al Fayoum. You'll see Lake Qarun and a series of waterfalls in the middle of the desert in Wadi El-Rayan.

Inclusion
  • Transfers services from your hotel to Cairo or Giza by Cairo Top Tours and return.
  • All transfers will be made by a private exclusive air-conditioned vehicle during your Day Tour to El Fayoum from Cairo.
  • English-speaking tour guide. (other languages are available too).
  • Tickets and admission fees to the sites in Fayoum and to the protectorate of Wadi El Rayan.
  • Your lunch will be served in an Egyptian cuisine local restaurant in Tunis village.
  • A horse carriage ride to the water wheels in Fayoum Oasis.
  • Bottle of water aboard the vehicle on your way to El-Fayoum.
  • Shopping tours in Cairo are provided during our Cairo Day Tours (Upon request).
  • All taxes and service charges are included during Egypt Day Tours.
Exclusion
  • Any extra tours or activities that are not mentioned in your Tour.
  • Tipping.

Early in the morning,

the guide and driver will meet you at your hotel in Cairo or Giza to visit the most beautiful tourist places in Fayoum. He will take you in a comfortable, air-conditioned car to Fayoum to visit Wadi El-Rayan using an air-conditioned 4-wheel safari vehicle.

Wadi El Rayan, which contains two lakes connected by waterfalls, is a beautiful sight as it plunges into the western desert of Egypt, at an altitude of about 42 meters below sea level. It was developed in 1970 by excessive production of wastewater from farms in Fayoum, giving a breathtaking view that does not You can see anywhere else (waterfalls in the middle of the desert are amazing!) Then we will head to Wadi Whalean by driving down the road to Wadi Whalean where there are whale skeletons everywhere you can see and take pictures of them. It is a 40km track within the Wadi El Rayan Nature Reserve, also known as Wadi El Hitan, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

On the way, stop at Al-Mudawara Mountain, which is located west of Fayoum Lake, a wonderful spot overlooking beautiful landscapes. We will take you to explore the Wadi Whale National Park, an open museum known in the history of Egypt, dating back 40 million years, and is among the ancient places in the world that tell the evolution of whales.

More than 400 species of whale and dugong skeletons, other bones, shells, and plant fossils, some preserved in the soft rock, have been identified here.

After the four-wheel drive tour, after completion, we will go to have lunch and Bedouin afternoon tea in the village of Tunis and then transfer back to the hotel in Cairo or Giza.

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Fayoum is approximately 100 kilometers from Cairo and can be reached by car (1 hour), bus (2 hours), taxi (1 to 2 hours) or train (3 to 4 hours). Booking a car through a travel agent or renting your own vehicle, and driving to Fayoum from Cairo on the Fayoum Desert Road is recommended.

Fayoum, located southwest of Cairo in Egypt, is known for its stunning natural beauty and historical sites. Here are some of the best tourist attractions in Fayoum:

Lake Qarun: Also known as Lake Moeris, this is Egypt's third-largest lake and a popular spot for birdwatching, picnics, and water sports. The lake area is home to several ancient ruins and archaeological sites.

Wadi El-Rayan: This protected area is known for its picturesque desert landscapes, sand dunes, and two connected lakes. Wadi El-Rayan is a great place for hiking, wildlife watching, and swimming.

Water Wheels (Sakia): In the town of Fayoum, you can see traditional water wheels (sakia) that have been used for centuries to irrigate the agricultural fields in the region. These make for an interesting cultural experience.

Hawara Pyramid: Located near the town of Hawara, this pyramid is attributed to Pharaoh Amenemhat III of the Middle Kingdom. It is part of a larger complex that includes a mortuary temple.

Medinet Madi: This archaeological site features the ruins of an ancient town that dates back to the Greco-Roman period. Explore the well-preserved remains of temples, churches, and a theater.

Qasr Qarun: This is a Greco-Roman temple dedicated to the god Sobek, the crocodile god. The temple is situated near Lake Qarun and provides insights into the ancient religious practices of the region.

Magic Lake (Birket Qarun): This small, serene lake is known for its calm waters and scenic views. It's a great place for birdwatching and relaxation.

Fayoum Oasis: Explore the lush, green oasis that surrounds the town of Fayoum. The oasis is known for its fertile agricultural land, which contrasts with the surrounding desert.

Qaitbay Mosque: This historic mosque is located in the town of Fayoum and is known for its distinctive Ottoman-style architecture.

Tunis Village: A small artist's village near Fayoum, Tunis Village is known for its pottery and crafts. You can visit local workshops and purchase handmade goods.

Ain Selein Hot Springs: These natural hot springs are located near Fayoum and are believed to have therapeutic properties. It's a great place to relax and unwind.

Cave of Qasr Al-Sagha: Explore this ancient cave located in the cliffs near the Qasr Al-Sagha Temple. The cave is known for its prehistoric rock art.

The best time to visit Fayoum for tourists largely depends on your preferences for weather and the type of activities you want to enjoy. Fayoum is a beautiful oasis located in Egypt, and it offers a range of attractions, including historical sites, natural beauty, and cultural experiences. Here are some considerations for each season:

Spring (March to May): Spring is considered one of the best times to visit Fayoum. The weather during this season is pleasant, with mild temperatures and blooming flowers. It's an excellent time for outdoor activities like hiking, birdwatching, and visiting archaeological sites. The famous Lake Qarun is particularly picturesque during this time.

Autumn (September to November): Similar to spring, autumn in Fayoum offers comfortable temperatures and less intense heat compared to the summer months. It's a great time for sightseeing and outdoor adventures.

Winter (December to February): Winter can be a good time to visit Fayoum if you prefer cooler weather. While the days are generally mild, nights can be quite chilly, so pack accordingly. This season is suitable for exploring archaeological sites and enjoying the local culture without the scorching heat of summer.

Summer (June to August): Summer in Fayoum can be extremely hot, with daytime temperatures often exceeding 40°C (104°F). It's not the best time for outdoor activities, as the heat can be overwhelming. However, if you can handle the heat, you might find fewer crowds and lower prices for accommodations.

The best season to visit the Fayoum Oasis in Egypt is during the cooler months of the year, which are typically from late autumn to early spring. Here's a breakdown of the seasons and the recommended time to visit:

Autumn (October to November)

Winter (December to February)

spring (March to April).

summer (May to September).

Fayoum, an oasis located southwest of Cairo, is known for its natural beauty, historical sites, and cultural heritage. While the oasis itself has many attractions, there are also notable sites on its outskirts. Here are some tourist attractions near Fayoum:

Wadi El Hitan (Valley of the Whales)
   Lake Qarun.
Qasr Qarun (Temple of Dionysias)
Wadi El Rayan.
   Qatrani Mountain.
Kom Aushim (Karun Palace).
   Hawara Pyramid.
   Qasr Al-Sagha.

Visiting Fayoum from Cairo within a single day is possible but can be quite ambitious due to the distance. Fayoum is located southwest of Cairo and offers beautiful landscapes, archaeological sites, and natural attractions like the Fayoum Oasis and Lake Qarun.

While it's feasible to visit Fayoum on a day trip from Cairo, it typically involves several hours of travel each way, leaving limited time for exploration within Fayoum itself. Travel times can vary based on transportation and specific destinations within Fayoum.

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