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Fayoum and Valley of Whales

A combination between the experience of safari in valley of whales and countryside of Fayoum
Fayoum and Valley of Whales
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valley of whales, fayoum

Chance to escape from the city to the oasis of Fayoum to enjoy the waterfalls and have picnic lunch in Wadi el Ryaan. At the end of the day you will sleep under  the blue sky of the Valley of Whales.
Day Program Meals Staying in
1 Cairo - Fayoum- Valley of  Whales Half Board Tent
2 Valley of Whales - Cairo Breakfast  

Day 1: Cairo – Fayoum – Valley of Whales

  • Pick up from your address in Cairo.
  • We drive around 100 km south of Cairo to reach the Semi Oasis of Fayoum, about 70km wide and 60km long, it depends on the Nile River water distributed around the depression by a system of canals going back to ancient times. This green spot south of Cairo has around 03 million inhabitants.  
  • Arrival and start our tour: visit the landmark of the city of Fayoum The Four large wooden Waterwheels, created by Ptolemaic engineers on the 03rd century BC to work as pump of water to the people then.
  • We proceed on the city more to see Lake Qaroun that covers 214 square Km at 45 m below sea level. The lake is a destination of birdlife: around 88 species including flamingos have a colony on the horn island at the end of the lake. We take a boat tour through the lake to enjoy the fascinating landscapes of the water and green scene dominant over the banks of the lake.
  • We go later 15 km out of Fayoum to The Wadi Rayyan Protected Area : a result of project of Egyptian Government to create 03 lakes on the Wadi. Wadi Rayyan is particularly conducive to large colonies of birds. We will enjoy the Waterfalls where one lake drains into the other. It  is wide life heaven and beauty spot.
  • We take picnic lunch in Wadi el Rayaan.
  • Some 55km further south into the desert is Wadi al-Hittan (Valley of the Whales), where the skeletons of primitive whales have been lying for about 40 million years.  The fossils consist of amphibious mammals deposited by the swirling waters and Marine life stranded when the sea receded. We will see the Basilosaurs (King of Lizards) and the Zegluodon which was the end of evolution system of whales.  Also we will see some fossilized Mangrove roots fromancient times.
  • Dinner and overnight camping under the stars.

Day 2: Valley of Whales- Fayoum – Cairo

  • Breakfast.
  • Drive back to Cairo. End of services. 
Number of Participates Price per person Period Notes
From To
2 140 USD $      
3 110  USD $      
4 100 USD $      
5 95 USD $      

 

Price includes:

  • 01 night camping in the Valley of Whales on Full board basis.
  • Lunch during excursions in local restaurant.
  • English Speaking Tour Guide.
  • All above mentioned tours.
  • All admission fees of visited places.
  • All Safari materials necessary to the camping experience.
  • Water and Soft Drinks only on the White desert.
  • All necessary clearances.
  • All taxes.
  • No hidden costs.

Price excludes:

  • Tips. 

Enjoy a unique expereince under the crystal clear sky of the Valley of Whales. You will have a pleasant doomed private tent equipped with mattress, sleeping bag, pillow and sheet. 

Your tent will be between the ridges of the rocks  that seem to have a frost on them. Then you’ll see a snowdrift, and pretty soon you’re in a winter wonderland. In fact, what you’re seeing is a combination of chalk and limestone. 

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Frequent Asked Question

Faq: payment should be 50% before coming

Faq: You should provide you license ID "international".

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