Valley of Whales

Overview

Trip Duration

2 Days / 1 night

Trip Operates

Daily

Route Map

 

Interested to see a 40 million years old whale in Egyptian Desert! Here in Fayoum Oasis, you will have a very special chance to see whale’s fossils in Wadi Hitan, which dated back for about 40 million years and contains petrified primitive whales skeletons, shark teeth, shells and roots of Mangroves preserved in soft rocks. Also, we will spend the night under tents before we return back to Cairo in second day

Program Itinerary Summary
Day 1

Pickup from Cairo and transfer to Fayoum Oasis
Visit Lake Qaron and have a felucca ride in the lake, visit Wadi El Rayan and drive to Wadi El Hitan
Overnight at camp in the desert

Day 2

Transfer from Fayoum Oasis to Cairo

Sightseeing Highlights

Fayoum

Wadi Rayan

Wadi Al Hitan

 

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Cairo – Fayoum – Whales Valley

Stylish Holidays representative will pick you up from you location in Cairo and you will start your trip using 4x4 jeep cars, heading south towards Fayoum, the largest oasis in the Western Desert. We stop at Lake Qaroun for a tour by felucca and then head towards Wadi Rayan where we visit the spring and waterfall.
After having lunch, we continue into the desert and reach Wadi Al Hitan (Valley of Whales), a surreal region where huge boulders seem to be capped with an imaginary icing of thick caramelized syrup, which appears to ooze down their sides. Within this extraordinary landscape the fossil remains of Zeuglodon have been found – whales that existed in the Fayoum over 40 million years ago.
We spend the night camping out under a canopy of stars

Day 2: Fayoum – Cairo

After breakfast at the desert, we head back to Cairo, and upon arrival to Cairo, you will be transferred to you location

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Prices & Dates

 

Departure Dates
DateGroup SizeAvailablePrice in DoublePrice in SingleSituation
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On Request

 

Package includes
  • 1 night at camp in Whale Valley with breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Lunches during desert safari
  • Beverages during desert portion of the tour: Mineral Water, Juice, Tea, Coffee
  • Professional English speaking escort through the trip
  • Professional English speaking guide (other languages are available) for all tours mentioned in itinerary
  • Entrance fees for mentioned sites
  • Meet and assist service and round trip transfers as per itinerary
  • Private air conditioned minibus for all transfers and tours
  • 4x4 Cars for desert portion of the tour
  • First Aid Kit and Emergency Gas/water Tanks
  • Safari Equipment: Tents, Mattress and Ice Box
  • Taxes and service charge
  • Assistance of Stylish Holidays throughout the trip
Package excludes
  • Airfares
  • Entry visa to Egypt
  • Tips
  • Beverage during meals
  • Any personal expenses
  • Any items not mentioned in itinerary

 

 

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Contact Information

Stylish Holidays - Adventure Division

6 Madfaiaa Buildings, Beside City Stars
Nasr City, Cairo, Egypt
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