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Day Tour to Fayoum from Cairo 

Tour description:

Trip Notes:

Tour Includes:

Tour Excludes:

Wadi El Ryan,WadiHitan, Mudawara Mountain and MedinetMadi

In ancient Egyptian times Fayoum was known as Chdat which means the island. The main cult was dedicated to god Sobek, the crocodile god. In Greek times it was known as Arsinoe, during the Romans’ rule it was known as Crocodilopolis (the crocodile city) but the Christians called it Payom which means the lake or sea from which came the Arabic derivation Fayoum.

Fayoum is really a wonderful part of Egypt, rich in its pyramids,monuments and natural beauty. It is a depression with more than 1100 square km area. During prehistoric times the Nile flooded and separated the surrounding mountains from Fayoum. People who lived here during prehistoric times were hunters and gatherers, but later cultivated land near lake Qaroun. This became the earliest agricultural area in history. It has remained an agriculture center famous for its vegetables, fruits and chicken.

The Greek mummy portraits discovered in Hawara in Fayoum are believed to be the first true life portraits in the world's history. Also scholars think that the first dam was built here to control the Nile flood into the area.

You can enjoy the beautiful lake Qaroun or the waterfalls at Wadi al-Rayan.

Fayoum is not really an oasis since it depends on the Nile water instead of underground springs. The Bahr youssef, irrigation canal thought to be dug by Biblical Joseph, irrigates the land.

A long time before man existed on earth more than 40 or 50 million years ago WadiHitan(Wadi Al-Hitan), valley of the whales was submerged in water and constituted part of the ocean. Now the area contains invaluable fossil remains of the earliest, extinct whales. It was designated Tour itinerary: a UNESCO World Heritage Sitein July 2005.

Then Comes the huge area of Wadi El-Rayan Egypt Protected Area (Protecting the area's unique biological, geological and cultural resources) with 1800 square km area. It has upper lake, lower lake and beautiful waterfalls between them.

JabalMadwera orMudawara Mountain near the lower lake is known for its extensive dune formations.

MedinetMadi, city of the past has a temple of the cobra harvest goddess dating back to the Middle Kingdom (1800 B.C.). It was later extended and redecorated during the Greco-Roman period.

Tour itinerary:

Wadi El Ryan,WadiHitan, Mudawara Mountain and MedinetMadi

Our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel to visit the abovementioned sites in a modern air-conditioned van. Then drive you back to your hotel

(The drive to fayoum is about 90-120 minutes)

Tour duration: 12 hours

Meet up point: your hotel in Cairo or Giza

End point         : your hotel in Cairo or Giza

Availability:  tour runs everyday

All transfers by a Private air-conditioned vehicle.
Private English Egyptologist guide (other languages available at request).
Entrance fees to all the mentioned sites.
Free Wi Fi service on board the vehicle.
Free snack bag (fruit, chips).
Free soft drink
Free Bottles of mineral water during your tours.
All Service charges & taxes

Any Entry visa to Egypt
extras not mentioned in the itinerary
Gratuities   (recommended)

Activity level: minimal/light/moderate/high/extreme

[*]   yes/no                 Egypt wheelchair accessible tours

Kid friendly: yes/no

Things good to know

Comfortable shoes are recommended.




Price per single                            


Price from 2-4 persons                


Price 5-9 persons                   


Price 10-15 persons                   

Children policy:

0 - 05.99 free of Charge
6 - 11.99 pay 50% of tour price


Ages from 1-5 years will be free of charge

Tour voucher:

After your tour is confirmed with our tour consultant, we will email final confirmation and voucher to print and bring with you. Details will include contact numbers of your tour operator and customer care and additional information for your convenience.

Prices policy

Tour price currency is set to USD but you can pay in Euro or British pound. The prices quoted per person per tour all inclusive and prices are always updated to ensure you receive the lowest price possible. Once your tour is confirmed we guarantee the price will not be changed.


A full payment will be required when confirming your booking as requested and can be paid by credit or debit which will be secured for the company and our customers

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Tour code : CDT 17