Join us on this trip to the Valley of the Whales to discover the history of Egypt before the time of the Pharoahs. Marvel at the magnificent landscape and fossilized wonders from the ancient past as you explore the region with your private guide.
What to Expect
Leave the bustling streets of Cairo behind to encounter the natural beauty and fossilized wonders of Wadi El-Rayyan and Wadi El-Hitan.
After breakfast at your hotel in Cairo, meet your private tour guide in the lobby of your hotel. Your guide will hold a sign with your name written on it. From there, we will board our private van and head off to begin this active and exciting tour. The day's itinerary is as follows:
7:30-9:00: Drive to Qaroon lake to see the famous Auberge, the 1936 rest house of King Farook.
9:00-9:45: Drive to Wadi El-Rayyan with a stop at Mudawara Mountain, where magnificent outlook provides views of deep blue waters meeting golden sand.
9:45-13:30: Visit Wadi El-Rayyan, a protected area where nature thrives. You will stop by two beautiful lakes, and will encounter waterfalls and birds. Here, you are sure to be impressed by the contrast of blue lake waters with golden desert sand.
14:00 Drive to Wadi El-Hitan, a UNESCO world heritage site with fossils that attest to its history. Millions of years ago Wadi El-Hitan was covered by the ocean, and is now home to some of the world's most fascinating archaeological exploration.
17:00: Discover fossilized whales, aged 35 to 200 million years old, at Wadi El-Hitan. You will also see fossilized Mangrove and much more. You can enjoy lunch before of after the tour at Wadi El-Hitan.
We will spend the night at a desert camp, where we will also enjoy an authentic Bedouin dinner.
Early in the morning of the following day, we will leave to desert to explore the remarkable city of Fayoum with your guide. Fayoum dates back to 4000 B.C., making it the oldest city in Egypt, and one of the oldest in all of Africa. From there we will drive back to Cairo, where the tour will end with drop-off back at your hotel or accommodation.
- Pick-up and drop-off services
- All transportation in a private air-conditioned van
- All tours as mentioned
- Private tour guide
What's Not Included
- Any drinks
Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a full refund
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.