Tour Availability: Daily
Pick up Time: 7 am (Available to change)
Tour Type: Private
Tour Duration: Full-Day (9 hours)
Pick up Location: Cairo or Giza Hotel
Site opening time: 8 am to 5 pm
Discover a range of scenic attractions on this relaxing, Egyptologist-led day trip from Cairo. Enjoy private tour to Al-Fayoum that explores nature, history, and wildlife in an ancient oasis. Visit the salty, scenic Lake Qarun, then explore the collection of Roman-era mummy portraits and statues in the Fayoum museum. Discover a series of waterfalls in the heart of the desert at Wadi El-Rayan, set sail on a traditional Egyptian felucca, and dine at a local restaurant before returning to Cairo.
Egypt Gift Tours Egyptology tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in Cairo or Giza to enjoy El Fayoum famous sites from Cairo to Fayoum is about 95 km. From the moment your tour starts, your guide will give you full attention. Once in the car, your guide will talk to you about all the things on the way as well as other aspects of your tour that will interest you.
Today, all visits are in Wadi El Ryan, designated as Protected Area in 1989. On the way to Wadi El Rayan Water Falls, visit Mudawara Mountain. Wadi El Rayan is a natural manmade depression located in the western desert, Wadi Rayan consists of two lakes connected by Egypt’s only waterfalls, formed in 1970 by an overflow of drainage water from the farmlands in Fayoum.
Watch some of the stunning birds that thrive at the edge of the salty lake Qaron, from black-necked grebes to ibis and flamingos. Then take a scenic trip on a felucca, a wooden sailing boat with an elegant, gaff-rigged sail.
Continue to the local museum to see stunning examples of Fayoum’s mummy portraits, cloth panel paintings with distinctive Greco-Roman influence. Learn about local history and culture while exploring the museum with your guide, and don’t miss the remarkable collection of statues from regional archeological sites.
Finally, drive in comfort and transfer to your hotel in Cairo or Giza.
Prices are quoted in US Dollars per person per trip.
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