From USD 130
Duration: 8-9 hours approx
Departs: Daily 7:30 am
Type: Full day Cairo tour
Highlights: Day trip to Fayoum and Wadi Hitan (Valley of Whales)
A spectacular unique experience if you visit Cairo is to add to your tour a day trip to Wadi Hitan Whale Valley and Wadi Rayan Water falls. The Valley of the Whales (Wadi Hitan) is a protected area designated by UNESCO as a world heritage. The area includes fossils of prehistoric extinct whales. The fossils depict the evolution of whales from being land mammals to water based mammal. The area is rich of fossils of many other animals like sharks, turtles, saw fish which allows you to imagine how the ecology of the place used to be millions of years ago. The trip includes a visit to Wadi Rayan water falls which is a depression 43 meters below sea level and emerged recently due to inundation of irrigation water.
The tour includes a stop at Tunis Village for Lunch at a local restaurant
Pick up from your hotel early in the morning and head to Fayoum located 95 km from Cairo.
Pass by Lake Qarun one of the largest natural lakes in the world that extends to 40 km. Next, you will drive to the Valley of the Whales (Wadi Hytan)( 4x4 will be used if road is not open).
Wadi Hitan or Whales Valley is a natural protected area where scientists discovered early whales' skeleton and fossils of other animals and plants well preserved in rocks.
After finishing your tour to the Valley of Whales you will stop at the Mudawara Mountain round shaped mountain from the top of the mountain you will enjoy spectacular views of desert sand and water.
Finally, you will have lunch at Tunis Village
At the end of the day, return back to your hotel in Cairo
Languages: English, other languages available upon request
Free cancelation up to 48 hours
✓Hotel Pick up and drop off
✓Entrance fees of the mentioned sighseeing
✓Transfer by deluxe air-conditioned vehicle
✓Professional Certified English speaking tour guide
✓All taxes and service charges
x Tipping (recommended)
x Personal spending