It may be surprising to know that Egypt is much older than the pharaohs! After reading a little about the history of Egypt, you will know that Egypt has fossil sites dating back millions of years and that Egypt was part of the ocean floor. Our trip will take you to this unique world on a wonderful visit to Wadi Al-Hitan and Lake Qarun’s ancient sites to explore ancient whale fossils and learn about the stages of their development until they reached their current form.
Enjoy a tour around Lake Qarun and its scenic views and attractions such as the petrified forest, Qarun palace, the colored mountains, &Tunis Village. We will see the only waterfalls in Egypt at Wadi El-Rayan and enjoy seeing the mountains, dunes, and lake views from the outpost of Jabal Al Mudawara.
2 Days 1 Night Camping Tour to Wadi El Hitan and El-Fayum Oasis
Day 1: Your guide will meet you at your hotel in Cairo and drive you to El-Fayoum Oasis, located about 100 km southwest of Cairo.
Begin your tour by visiting the Wadi El Rayan, a protected area that features two man-made lakes connected by Egypt’s only waterfalls.
Afterward, drive to the Magic Lake, a beautiful natural lake surrounded by dunes.
Then visit the Gebel Al Mudawara, a mountain with significant historical importance in the history of Egypt.
Drive back to El-Fayoum and enjoy a traditional dinner at a local restaurant.
End your day by camping overnight in the desert near El-Fayoum.
Day 2: Wake up early to have breakfast at the camp.
Begin your day by visiting the Wadi El-Hitan, also known as the Valley of the Whales, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site and houses several fossils of ancient whales and sea creatures.
Explore the area with your guide and learn about the history of the site.
Afterward, drive back to Cairo and drop off at your hotel.
Note that the exact itinerary may vary depending on your preferences. Camping equipment will be provided, but it is recommended to bring comfortable clothing, sturdy shoes, sunscreen, and insect repellent.
- Duration: 2 days 1 night
- Tour Location: El Fayum Oasis
- Tour Availability: Available Everyday
- Pickup & Drop Off: Your Hotel
- Tour Type: Private
- Pick up and drop off
- All transfers
- All tours
- Private tour Leader
- Mineral bottled water
- Entrance fees for the sites
- Air-conditioned vehicle or 4WD
- Lunch, dinner, and Breakfast.
- Tipping / Gratuities (recommended)
- Any extras