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Al Fayoum Oasis Day Tour to Karanais and Lake Qarun

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From 125$

Durations

Durations10 hrs

Description

Al Fayoum Oasis Tour from Cairo : Enjoy our Cairo day tours to Al Fayoum Oasis and see Fayoum's famous attractions (the ancient wooden waterwheels). Enjoy the lake Qarun and natural landscape, a day out of the noise of Cairo and go through the rural life of the villages and farmers, visit the historical area of Karanis and the ancient ruins of it dating back to the Greco-Roman era. Have lunch at one of the local restaurant in the Fayoum oasis. A professional Egyptologist guide and hotel pickup and drop-off included.

Inclusion

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off.
  • Transport on air conditioned vehicle.
  • Bottled water.
  • Lunch.
  • Entrance fees to the mentioned historical place
  • Guide of your own language
  • All taxes & service charge

Exclusion

  • Any extras not mentioned in the program
  • Gratuities (recommended)

Tour Itinerary

Today “Your Egypt Tours” will take you only 47 miles (76 kilometers) south of Africa's most populated city of Cairo where the oasis town of El Fayoum is located. The main attractions in this tranquil town are the wooden waterworks, yet another example of the ingenuity displayed by ancient Egyptian engineers. Originally named Crocodilopolis, then Arsinoe, and lastly Medinet El-Fayoum, it was the main place of worship of the crocodile god, Sobek. It is said that during ancient times, crocodiles were adorned with gold and fed honey cakes and meat by the priests. Of interest are the huge wooden waterwheels, another incredible engineering achievement by the ancient Egyptians, though less known than the mighty Pyramids. The waters of the Bahr Yusef are distributed throughout the oasis from Medinet El-Fayoum, the capital of the Fayoum. Approximately 200 of the great waterwheels are located throughout the oasis. The Seven Waterwheels, a Fayoum landmark, are surrounded by mangoes, palms, and willows. A great stone obelisk was erected in honor of Senwosret I in Abgig during the 12th Dynasty. It was discovered on the ground in two pieces during the 18th century and was recently reconstructed and erected in Medinet El-Fayoum.

Prices Prices

Children Policy
  • Up to 2 years: FREE
  • Age from 2 and below 6 years: 25% of adult price
  • Age from 6 up to 11 years: 50% of adult price
  • Ages 12 and up: adult price.

Notes:

  • Children policy is applied to children who share rooms with their parents (Maximum 1 Child sharing parent's room).
  • If your tour includes airfare, additional charges for your children may apply.
1 Person

275$ Per Person

2-4 Persons

175$ Per Person

5-8 Persons

150$ Per Person

9-16 Persons

125$ Per Person

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Al Fayoum Oasis holds different and interesting attractions such as the Wadi Al Rayan and Wadi El Hitan. Al Fayoum day tours are also famous for the Pyramids such as The Pyramid of Sneferu, Lahun, and Hawara. You can enjoy felucca riding on Qarun Lake tour and a sandboarding experience

The closest oasis to Cairo is Fayoum, making it highly accessible if Cairo serves as your base while exploring different Egypt day tours. Nature, history, architecture, world heritage sites, lovely lakes such as Qarun Lake, natural wonders like Wadi Al Rayan, and amiable residents are all present in great variety.

There are 63 kilometers between Cairo and Faiyum by car. Driving time from Cairo to Faiyum is about 1h 27m so finish your Cairo day tours then spend a day tour in Fayoum.

From October to May, when the weather is perfect and the average temperature doesn't get above 24 or 25 °C, is the finest time to enjoy Fayoum day tours. Even during the warmest parts of the day, you may schedule trips to the towns and the desert due to the pleasant environment and limited rainfall.

Al Fayoum Oasis is a desert city the weather in Fayoum is very dry and hot in summer and cold in winter, so if you visit Al Fayoun in winter take a heavy jacket, gloves, and scarf, while in summer bring with you umbrella, t-shirts, shorts, and don't forget the sunscreen and hat.

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Your Egypt Tours Reviews

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Absolutely mind blowing. A definite must see. We flew from Aswan after I contact Your Egypt Tours, as I did not want to sit in car for hours with my 10-year-old daughter. Just so much history and ancient love. You cannot miss this one thing if you are in Egypt. The rocks are just HUGE, so special.

Peter Hamilton

USA

Peter Hamilton

I recently traveled with my wife, daughter, son in law and two grandsons (ages 4 and 2) to Egypt with Your Egypt Tours. We had a private tour experience. From the moment we landed at the airport on our arrival to the day we left we were treated with the utmost care and attention

Brent Sclafani

USA

Brent Sclafani

Our trip to Egypt was wonderful. The accommodations and travel was seamlessly arranged by customer service rep, Mona, and we visited so many of the famous Egyptian antiquities. I would not have done the trip without the very knowledgeable guides, Ashraf and Mamdouh

Sandra T

USA

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