Al-Fayoum Oasis Private Day Tour

1 Day

Al-Fayoum Oasis Day Tour will take you to the beauty of Egyptian Oases. One of these Oases is Al-Fayoum Oasis. It is situated about 70Km southwest of Cairo and is easy to be noted on the map due to the large lake (Lake Qaroun), which is close by.

Al-Fayoum Oasis is extremely rich in numerous archaeological sites, similar to the old City of El-Fayoum (Crocodopolis). It’s in a natural depression in the desert, connected to the River Nile by a branch called”Bahr Yousuf”, whose name was likely derived from the ancient Egyptian word”Baym”, which means sea or lake. It contains a lake known by the ancient Egyptians as”Mr-Wr”, which means”the great sea”, and in Greek, it turned to”Moris”. now, in Arabic, it’s called”Qaroun Lake”.
The word Baym was most probably the root of the word Al-Fayoum. In Ancient Egypt it was called”shedt” and it was a great city during the Middle Kingdom. Hawara Pyramid, which is believed to be one of the most interesting locations of the oasis, was the Pyramid of King Amenemhat III who ruled during the Middle Kingdom. Unfortunately, nothing is left of his huge and legendary mortuary Temple, which was called the Labyrinth.

The Oasis, with its lakes and sanctuaries, pristine desert areas (which includes fossil remains of world significance similar to Wadi El-Rayan and the valley of the whales and various cultural sites, plus the rural comforting atmosphere, form a stunning and unique place of adventure and beauty.

On our Al-Fayoum oasis day tour you will go off the beaten path on a full-day excursion to Al-Fayoum oasis. Explore Al-Fayoum’s major sites; Wadi Al Hitan protected area, well known as the Valley of Whales, Wadi El Rayan waterfalls. Enjoy a visit to Mudawara Mountain, and Medinet Madi founded during the reigns of King Amenemhat III and King Amenemhat IV (1855–1799 BC).


Al-Fayoum Oasis Day Tour: Enjoy a full-day tour to Al-Fayoum oasis from wherever you stay in Cairo. Explore the magnificent sightseen in El-Fayoum Oasis ; Wadi Al Hitan protected area (well-known as the Valley of Whales), Wadi El Rayan waterfalls, Go off the beaten path to visit Mudawara Mountain, and Madi city founded during the reigns of pharaohs Amenemhat III and Amenemhat IV (1855–1799 BC).


On Al-Fayoum Oasis Day Tour Our Egyptiva Experience Leader will pick you up from wherever you stay in Cairo to Start your adventure tour to Al Fayoum Oasis. The estimated drive time to the Al-Fayoum oasis is about 95 km. When you arrive at the oasis your first stop will be at Wadi Hitan Protected Area (Valley of the Whales). Before you head to Wadi El Ryan Explore the Mudawara Mountain. Then your next destination is going to be the ancient city of Medinet Madi. Lunch will be served before you head back to Cairo.

Meet your Egyptiva Experience Leader:

Your opportunity to meet your Egyptiva Experience Leader, and learn more about your tour. Feel free to ask him whatever you want about the itinerary before you start your excursion.

  • Wadi Hitan / Valley of the Whales

  • Wadi Hitan or Valley of the Whales was designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in recognition of the 40 million year – old whale skeletons discovered there. The Valley is located about 90 km far from Fayoum.

  • Wadi El Ryan

  • Wadi El Ryan was designated as Protected Area in 1989. It is a natural depression located in the western desert, consisting of two lakes connected by Egypt’s only waterfalls. The waterfalls were formed in 1970 by an overflow of drainage water from the farmlands in Fayoum.

  • The ancient city of Medinet Madi

  • The city dates back to the 3rd dynasty founded by King Amenemhet III and finished by King Amenemhet IV.

Cost Includes

  • Private, Expert Tour Guide at all of the listed historical sites and museums.
  • Round-trip transfer in air-conditioned cars driven by qualified drivers.
  • All of the listed historical sites and museums charge admission.
  • One small bottle of Mineral Water per person.

Cost Excludes

  • Lunch costs $17.00 USD per person.
  • Any optional tours that may be required.
  • Tipping the Guide, Driver, and so forth.

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Al-Fayoum Oasis Private Day Tour
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