Fayoum: Gateway to the Sahara

  • Destination: Egypt
  • Duration: 2 days


An off the beaten path adventure to the beautiful Fayoum oasis where the golden yellow sands meet the crystal blue water.


- Tunis Village & the Pottery School
- Lakes & Waterfalls of Wadi ElRayan
- Modawara Mountain panoramic views
- Valley of the Whales
- Qosour ElArab Sand dunes
- Sandboarding
- The Magic Lake
- Camping under the starlit sky

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Itinerary & Trip Details

Day 1: Wadi ElRayan National Park
Wadi ElRayan National Park

Drive from Cairo to the beautiful oasis of Fayoum with its lush green environment, Qaroun Lake and magical desert landscape. First we make a stop at Tunis village to learn more about the local culture and join a pottery workshop at one of the pottery schools in the area. Later on we make our way to Wadi El Rayan National park where the golden sands of the desert meet the blue waters of Rayan lakes, visit the beautiful Rayan waterfalls then stop at Modawara mountain for some of the best panoramic views over the national park then continue to the beautiful Magic Lake, as we drive towards the sand dunes the lake suddenly appears as we come closer to the dunes. Enjoy the stunning view of the lake from the top of the dunes, have lunch by the shores of the lake then drive to our camp site, setup our camp, make our camp fire, have a bbq dinner and overnight camping under the starlit sky.

Accommodation: Camping
Meals: LD

Day 2: Valley of the Whales

Valley of the Whales

Breakfast at camp then get on 4WD vehicles and drive to the famous geological site known as valley of the whales. First we will visit the indoor museum to understand the history behind this place then afterwards start our hiking trail into the outdoor museum to explore Valley of the Whales with its numerous whales’ fossils in the middle of the desert and unique rock formations. Afterwards we will drive to Qosour ElArab area with its high sand dunes for some Sandboarding action then drive back to our camp, have lunch then drive back to Cairo

Meals: BL

Price Includes/Excludes

Price Includes

- Roundtrip transfers from Cairo in a private vehicle 
- 4WD cars for off-roading
- Camping Accommodation for 1 night in Wadi ElRayan national park
- All mentioned meals (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner)
- All mentioned activities and tours
- All Tickets & Permits

Price Excludes

- Tips and Gratuities


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