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1-DAY FAYOUM OASIS TRIP FROM CAIRO
Full-day trip to El Fayoum visiting the Waterwheels, Lake & Qasr Qaroun and Wadi El Rayan
DAILY DEPARTURES FROM CAIRO, YEAR ROUND

 

Only 75 kilometers south of Cairo lies the oasis town of Fayoum. Originally named Crocodilopolis, then Arsinoe, Medinet El Fayoum was the main place of worship of the crocodile god, Sobek. The main attraction in this tranquil town are the wooden waterworks, yet another example of the ingenuity displayed by ancient Egyptian engineers. Also, a great stone obelisk was erected in honor of Senwosret I in Abgig during the 12th Dynasty. It was discovered on the ground in two pieces during the 18th century and was recently reconstructed and erected in Medinet, the capital of El Fayoum.

ITINERARY

07:00 Pick you up from your hotel in Cairo. To start your day tour to one of the most beautiful oases in Egypt, Fayoum is about 95 km.

08:30 Up on arrival in Fayoum, transfer to visit Karanis which is the ruin of an old city. That city contains a number of monuments, dating from the Roman, Coptic and Early Islamic.

10:00 Visit the huge wooden waterwheels, another incredible engineering feat by the ancient Egyptians, which are said to be running since the Ptolemaic era.

11:00 Then enjoy Lake Qaroun where you can see different kinds of birds. Qaroun Lake is considered the oldest natural lakes in the world, the third largest lake in Egypt and the rest of Lake Old Moerisi.

12:00 Lunch at a good quality local restaurant.

13:00 After that transfer to Qasr Qaroun about 55 km North West of Fayoum City. It consists of the well-preserved temple and remains of the Graeco Roman City of Dionysius.

14:30 Straigh ahead to Wadi El Rayan, designated a Protected Area in 1989, Wadi El Rayan is a natural depression located in the western desert, 42m below sea level. 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.

16:00 Transfer back to your hotel in Cairo.

Please note the exact sequence of sightseeing and sites visited may be altered to suit local conditions, weather or other circumstances beyond our control. All included visits will be operated where possible.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

• Pick up services from your hotel & return in an air-conditioned bus as per the itinerary.
• Private English Egyptologist guide.
• Entrance fees to the major sites as per the itinerary.
• Lunch meal will be served in a local restaurant.
• Mineral water on board the vehicle during the tour.
• All taxes & service charge.


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ESSENTIOAL INFO
Trip duration: 1 day
Group size: Min. 2 ppl, max: any
Age restrictions: Min.10 years
Departures: Daily
Tours customizable: No

TRIP DIFFICULTY RATING
Easy (grade 1 of 5)

DRESS CODE / WHAT TO BRING
Daypac for carrying personal items
Loose layered clothing
Walking shoes or boots
Head cover, scarf / hat, sun glasses
Sun cream / protection
Extra batteries for your camera / phone
Small snacks / energy bar for the hike
Your passport / ID


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