What better place to observe the birds indigenous to the region than from the lush oasis of Fayoum? Enjoy a full-day tour from Cairo and visit the ruins of Karanis, Lake Qaroun, the ruins of the City of Dionysius, as well as the amazing Wadi El Rayan.
What to Expect
There are few places better to enjoy a day of bird watching than in the lush oasis of Fayoum, located 95 kilometers from Cairo.
Enjoy a scenic ride through the Egyptian desert to the city of Fayoum, and begin your tour with a visit to the ruins of Karanis. Stroll through the ancient city and admire its many monuments, dating back to Roman era, as well as those of the Copts and Early Islam. Continue on with a visit to the Water Wheels, said to be running since the Ptolemaic era, and then head over to the beautiful Lake Qaroun to begin your bird watching.
Lake Qaroun is considered one of the oldest natural lakes in the world, and is the third largest lake in Egypt, making it a perfect spot to observe the colorful variety of birds that make the oasis their home. Enjoy lunch at a quality local restaurant, and then continue on to the temples and remnants of the Graeco Roman City of Dionysius at Qasr Qarun. End the day with a visit to Wadi El Rayan, a natural depression located 42 meters below sea level in the Western Desert, and designated a Protected Area in 1989.
- Transfer from hotel in Cairo and back in private, air-conditioned vehicle
- Entrance fees to the mentioned historical place
- English-speaking guide
- Bottled water
- Lunch meal at local restaurant in EL Fayoum
- All taxes & service charges
What's Not Included
- Any extras not mentioned in the program
- Personal expenses
Know Before You Go
Children up to 6 years old will be free, sharing parents room (the only charge will be for train or bus tickets where applicable).
Children aged 7-11 years will be charged 50% of adult price.
Children aged 11+ will be charged 100% of adult price.