Originally a fishing village, Hurghada has long since morphed into today’s dense band of resorts and hotels that marches along the coastline for more than 20km. It is a great destination for combining a diving holiday with the Nile Valley sites. Further offshore there is still superb diving aplenty; local NGOs are helping the town clean up its act, and the southern resort area and Sigala's sparklingly modern marina have brought back some of Hurghada's sheen.
FAYOUM OASIS Overday
FAYOUM OASIS Overday
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This is one of our absolute favorite trips. Off the beaten track, yet it has it all. A Pyramid in the desert, a real oasis, a museum, local food, ancient catacombs and even sandboarding. Immerse yourself in the desert valley landscape on this full day trip.
After pick you up from your hotel in Cairo we will head towards Fayoum oasis located about 95 km south of Cairo
Museum of Kom Oshim
Our first stop is at the village of Kom Oshim to visit its museum which exhibits different collections from Pharaonic and roman artifacts time including old beautiful burial portraits as well as various mummies.
In walking distance from the museum are the catacombs of Karanis, where you will explore one of the largest Greco roman burial grounds founded during the reign of Ptomoly ll in the 3rd century BC.
The next stop is at the Pyramid of Hawara, built by Pharaoh Amnemhat lll whose reign is considered to be the golden age of the pharaonic Middle Kingdom.
Your trip continues with a visit Egypt’s largest salt water lake, it is also the worlds oldest natural lake. Relax while watching the waterwheels turn and observe the migrating birds that call the Qarun Lake their home.
Stop for lunch at a local restaurant before continuing your adventure, vegetarian option is available, please advise at checkout. (Lunch is included, yet drinks are not).
Next get your thrill-seeking fix with dune bashing in a 4x4 vehicle, moving up and down the sandy dunes for around 1 hour. Try your hand at sandboarding. Fasten the board to your feet and slide down swiftly from the dune edge.
For your last visit of the trip, you will visit the valley of the whales, Wadi El Hitan is a UNESCO World Heritage site and its name translates to 'Valley of Whales,' Here you can witness fossils of whales more than 200 million years old. Learn about the important stages of evolution from your guide. Try to sight the common wild animals unique to this area, such as African wildcat and Egyptian mongoose before driving back to your hotel in Cairo.
Departure & Return
We will pick you up and drop you off anywhere within Greater Cairo. You can choose the exact location during the booking process. If it’s your hotel, your guide will be waiting for you at the hotel-lobby 10 minutes before departure.
Included in this Trip
Entry to sites
Excluded from this Trip
Drinks at meals
Tips or gratuity