3 Days trip wadi el Hitan and Fayoum Oasis from Cairo

We offer a unique 3 days Trip to Wadi Al Hitan( whales valley) and Fayoum oasis from Cairo with Overnight in Camping in the desert, Discover It’s ‘Wadi Al Hitan’ The site today is a Protected area and a Natural Heritage Site added in 2005 by the UNESCO as a world heritage site,

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We offer a unique 3 days Trip to Wadi Al Hitan Wadi-Al-Hitan Egypt 360 ( whales valley) and Fayoum oasis from Cairo with Overnight in Camping in the desert, Discover It’s ‘ Wadi Al Hitan Wadi-Al-Hitan Egypt 360 ’ The site today is a Protected area and a Natural Heritage Site added in 2005 by the UNESCO as world heritage site, discover this amazing place with 4*4 , Overnight in Tunis village lodge

Day 1-Cairo-Fayoum


Pick up from your hotel in Cairo and transferred by air-conditioned Car to El Fayoum oasis in the Western DesertStart the desert adventure with 4x4 Jeep from Tunis village  Qarun lake, Make a Desert Trip to Wadi El Hitan.
It’s ‘ Wadi Al Hitan Wadi-Al-Hitan Egypt 360 ’ The site today is a Protected area and a Natural Heritage Site added in 2005 by the UNESCO as world heritage site, WADI EL-HITAN is also known for scientists in the Zeuglodon Valley, have been discovered in 1936, it is located 35 KM west of the Wadi El-Ryan, right deep into the desert western desert, is It is an area of fossils; considered as an open museum, dates back to 45 million years and contains petrified primitive whales skeletons, shark teeth , shells and roots of Mangroves preserved in soft rocks. Everywhere you go here you find petrified sea shell and corals, Visit the  Fossil & Climate Change Museum Wadi-Al-Hitan#Change_Climate_Museum Egypt 360
 Museum which hosts a variety of whale fossils, and skeletons that are displayed outdoors, as for the museum it has a variety of fossils, skeletons, fossilized mangroves, and ancient seashells exhibited indoors in glass boxes, Enjoy your lunch, watch the sunset in the desert then Enjoy Bbq dinner and watch the stars like an Arabian Nights.

Day 2- Fayoum- Tunis village


Enjoy Egyptian Breakfast, following with sand dunes Trip, and visit  Qusur El Arab. Wadi El Rayan.

1-The Petrified forest 

Situated in the north of Lake Qaroun in Gabal Qatrani is the largest petrified forest in the world, home to 40 meters high trees that have survived in ossified form for thousands of years

2-Then Dimet el Sabah

Dimeh al-Siba (Dime, Dimia, and nearby Qasr al-Sangha) on the northern side of Lake Qaroun is one of the most interesting in the Fayoum,Dimeh al-Siba, Dimeh of the Lions, was a Ptolemaic city believed to be founded by Ptolemy II in the third century BC, on a site that shows evidence of habitation from the Neolithic period. Today, it is more isolated, but during Ptolemaic times it was at the shore of the much larger lake, situated at the edge of Moeris Bay and the beginning of the caravan routes into the Western Desert, The ruins of Dimeh al-Siba contain the two temples, houses, underground chambers, streets and ten-meter high walls that are sometimes up to five meters thick. The walls themselves are a testament to the survivability of mudbrick in the desert environment. The ground is strewn with debris. An uncountable number of shards cover the entire temple mound. 

3- Qaser Al Sagha

The Golden Fortress(Qaser Al Sagha) is an unusual  Middle kingdom, The building situated North of the lake, The temple is constructed of limestone. The Function of this unusual temple is unclear.

Drive back to Tunis village and overnight in one Tunis villages Lodge

Day 3- Fayoum to Cairo


After breakfast Drive back to  Cairo on the way Visit the Pyramids of Fayoum,

1-Hawra Pyramids

The Pyramid of Hawara ( Arsinoiton Polis) was built by King Amunemhat III during the twelfth Dynasty the Pyramid, its casing removed in Roman times, looks like a heap of rubble, but the site was one of the most important archaeological discoveries in Egypt.
The Mortuary temple was the labyrinth that so mazed The greek traveler ( Herodotus) I visited this Place and found it to surpass the descriptions( He said the Labyrinth was believed to have been hewn from one single rock and Contained over 3000 rooms, It was also mentioned by almost every ancient traveler Strabo, Diodorus
Here at Hawara 146, Fayoum portraits were found in the Cemetery North of the Pyramids( You Can see a few of them  at Kom Aushim Museum and in Cairo Museum)

2- Medium Pyramids

The pyramid at Meidum is thought to be just the second pyramid built after Djoser's and may have been originally built for Huni, the last pharaoh of the Third Dynasty, and continued by Senfru
This started as a stepped pyramid, but as it neared completion the steps were packed with stone and the whole structure was cased in finest limestone. In its final form, the pyramid stood approximately 311ft (95m) high.
Unfortunately, the pyramid was unsound. Its heavy outer layers eventually slid downwards, leaving a square, three-stepped core standing in a mountain of sand and rubble and the ruins of the pyramid complex. We do not know when this disaster occurred, although as there are New Kingdom tombs incorporated in the rubble we know that the pyramid had at least partially collapsed by the time of the New Kingdom (which started around 1550 BC).

 Then drive to Cairo to your Hotel

Inclusions:

  • Pick up and drop off services from Cairo
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle between Cairo
  • Mineral water and soft drinks
  • Transportation by private jeep 4x4 from Cairo to Wadi Hitan (Valley of whales)
  • English speaking tour guide throughout the Safari trip
  •  Entrance fees to the sights as per itinerary 
  • Lunch meals during the tour in Egypt western desert
  • 1 Night Camping in the Wadi El Hitan
  • 1 Night at  one of  Tunis Villages lodges

Exclusions:

  • Tipping
  • Entrance fees to the National Park wadi el Hitan 250 l.E p.p
  • Entrance fees to the National Park Qarun Lake 100 l.E

Please remember to bring:

  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun Cream
  • Torch
  • Tissue

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