Wadi El Hitan and Wadi El Rayan From Cairo
Discover some of Egypt’s least visited sights in this adventure through the Fayoum Oasis.
See the fascinating whale skeletons during your Egypt desert safari at Wadi El Hitan and explore protected Wadi El Rayan.
Day # 1 ) Cairo – Fayoum – Wadi El Hitan
Pick you up from your hotel in Cairo to drive to Fayoum stopping en route to visit the pharaonic temple of Qasr el Sagha. Although never completed, its construction is unique in Egypt with irregularly shaped blocks that resemble the Inca structures of South America. From here, head to the remains of the city of Dima, originally a Greco-Roman town, in the heart of the arid desert where you can enjoy a picnic lunch. After lunch, head to the fascinating and remote UNESCO World Heritage sight at Wadi El Hitan or “Whale Valley”, with its abundance of fossilised whale skeletons. Discovered just over 100 years ago, it is the most important site in the world to demonstrate the evolution of the whales from a land to a marine existence. Lunch meal will be served during tours. Camping in Wadi El Hitan and overnight stay.
Day # 2 ) Wadi El Hitan – Wadi El Rayan – Cairo
Overnight stay in a desert camp and after breakfast drive to Wadi El Rayan, famous for its waterfalls created as a result of drainage programmes in the 1970s. Visit one of the falls then drive through the dunes and beautiful scenery as you head to the pottery village of Tunis on Lake Quarun – Egypt’s largest saltwater lake. Visit the pottery schools and shops founded by a Swiss potter in 1970. Enjoy a picnic lunch before returning to Cairo.
- Pick up and drop off services
- Transfers by jeep 4×4
- Camping in the Desert for 1 night
- Entrance fees to the sights
- English speaking Tour Guide
- Lunch meals during the tour
- Personal Expenses
Based on 2 sharing, including one-night accommodation at the desert camp, breakfast, packed lunch and dinner and 4X4 transfers with an English speaking guide.
|Number of Persons||Price Per Person|
|2 – 3 Persons||275$|
|4 – 6 Persons||250$|
|7 – 10 Persons||224$|