Duration: 1 Day
Departure time: 8:00 AM
After breakfast, early morning drive for 90-km to Fayoum, exploring the famous Water Wheels which providing oasis with irrigation water. Here your will enjoy some watersports, visit the hot springs and experience the refreshing power of a waterfall. El Fayoum is rich of its interesting history. Fayoum is not a true oasis since it depends on Nile water instead of underground springs or wells. The peacefulness of the area is a relief from the bustling Cairo, from which it is a short trip.
Then drive to Lake Qaroun that hosting several kinds of birds, Bird life still thrives around Lake Qarun, surrounded by some Bedouin settlements and small villages of the fishers.
Continue to Wadi Al Rayan 42m below sea level, it consists of 2 lakes connected by only existing waterfalls in the country. Near Fayoum are the hot springs of Ein al-Seliyin, where you can bath, and the waterfalls at Wadi al-Rayan, 40km towards Bahariya, is the only waterfalls in Egypt also suitable for swimming and picnics.
Explore the national park of Wadi Hitan, it exists within the Protectorate of Wadi El Rayan and it was named as a world Heritage Site aged million years due to old whale, skeletons discover there. Continue tour at Karanis ruins that consists of number of monuments goes back to the Roman, Coptic and Early Islamic ages. Drive back to hotel. Overnight in Cairo.
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