Overnight desert safari trip to Fayoum Oasis from Cairo

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Heading out on an exciting Egypt desert safari tour? Get ready to explore the breathtaking Fayoum Oasis from Cairo! The Fayoum Oasis, located in the Western Desert of Egypt, is one of the most stunning locations in the Middle East. From the capital of Cairo with our Cairo day tours, you can easily access this magnificent oasis for a desert safari experience like no other, you can visit it through our Egypt travel packages. The Fayoum Oasis is home to numerous historic sites and natural wonders, not to mention its unique desert ecosystem. On a desert safari to the oasis, you will have the opportunity to explore a variety of landscapes, including stunning dunes, lush palm groves, and vibrant salt flats you can see it with our Egypt trips. Let's go. 

Travel through the magnificent dunes and historic sites with our knowledgeable guides.

Inclusion
  • You'll be driven to and from the Cairo airport in a 4x4.
  • Admission is required at the aforementioned historical location.
  • a guide written in English for Egyptologists.
  • Inside the sightseeing vehicle, bottles of water are for sale.
  • For a late lunch, go to the EL Fayoum neighbourhood eatery.
  • all taxes and service charges.
  • 1 night's lodging with breakfast in a Fayoum hotel
Exclusion
  • any additional fees not included in the programme.
    Tipping.

Early in the morning, our tour guide will pick you up from your lodging in Cairo and drive you "approximately 95km" to the Fayoum oasis. It was regarded by the ancient Egyptians as the epicenter of religious devotion to the crocodile god Sobek. There are about 200 of these enormous waterwheels scattered across the oasis. The Great Seven Waterwheels, one of the emblems of the Fayoum oasis, will be the first thing you notice.

The next sight you'll come across is "Qaron's Lake," which is also Egypt's largest saltwater lake and is regarded as the world's oldest natural lake. Around the lake, you could come across various fruits and vegetables as well as an amazing variety of birds that are migrating south for the winter. After a hot day of sightseeing, it's a terrific location to unwind. After that, you'll stop for a picnic lunch. We then traveled to "Wadi al-Rayan," a place that was designated a Protected Area in 1989. It's a terrific location for an exciting but relaxing day excursion. Numerous lakes are perfect for swimming, jumping off of, or just taking in the breathtaking scenery.

We will then take you back to the Fayoum Hotel where you will spend the night.

Following breakfast in the morning, you will go to the "Wadi Hitan" Valley of Whales. Because of the vast number of fossils that have been preserved there dating back to some of the oldest forms of whales, it was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in July 2005. Find fossils that date back as far as 200 million years, to a time when the desert was submerged in water. The bones and skeletons of whales and sea cows are the most noticeable fossils. Whale fossils have been discovered, including individual bones and whole skeletons. Several incomplete skeletons are currently on display at the park's open area.

After this lovely excursion, proceed a few hundred metres south of Wadi El Rayyan Road to Mudawara Mountain for a visit.

Following breakfast in the morning, you will go to the "Wadi Hitan" Valley of Whales. Since there are a tonne of really ancient fossils there


It has a lovely, layered look and an arresting symmetry, but is more of a rock structure than a real mountain. Then, you'll be taken by car to Karanis, a ruin from the Ptolemaic era. There are several Roman, Coptic, and Early Islamic monuments in that city. After that, we'll transport you back to your Cairo hotel.

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In Egypt, many desert safari tours include meals and refreshments like authentic Bedouin food and bottled water. But you should check with your tour guide to make sure what's included.

Depending on the tour, lodging options can range from luxurious desert camps with comfortable beds to basic tents or even open-air camping under the stars.
 

Yes, during your safari, you must abide by some special laws and regulations to ensure your personal safety and to preserve the natural environment. Here are some tips and laws that may be relevant:

 

  1. Follow the guides' instructions.
     
  2. Prohibition of pollution.
     
  3. Do not tamper with wildlife.
     
  4. Stay away from wild animals.
     
  5. Use caution while walking.
     
  6. Abide by local laws.
     
  7. Respect the local culture.
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