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Day Trip to El Fayoum Oasis From Cairo

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Itinerary in Brief

Today you will travel to Al fayoum Oasis only 76 kilometers south of Cairo where lies the oasis of Fayoum. The wooden waterwheels is the top attraction in the city; it gives an example of the creation of ancient Egyptian engineers.

The city of fayoum was the main spot of Sobek worship, busy with 200 of the immense waterwheels spread throughout the oasis with palms & mango around.

Explore Qarun Lake where various kinds of birds are living, Qarun lake is considered one of oldest natural lakes in world, the 3rd largest lake in Egypt. It is an internal lake not connected to any sea.

At the other side of the Oasis, lies many ruined temples in Karanis ancient city. You will visit Qasr Qaroun consists of the well conserved temple and ruins of the Dinysios Greco Roman city.

There is also an opportunity to visit Wadi Al Rian where you will enjoy riding a motor boat around before traveling back to Cairo.

What's included

  • Experienced Egyptologist guide
  • Entry fees as per itinerary
  • 01 Mineral water & Jiuce on board vehicle
  • Lunch meal during trip
  • Hotel pickup & drop off
  • All transport by modern Ac van
  • All taxes and surcharges

Places You’ll See

  • Tourist Attraction | Wadi El Rayan | Day Trip to El Fayoum Oasis From Cairo Itinerary

    Wadi El Rayan

    42km protected area below sea level & 65 km southwest Faiyum city about 2 hours drive from the Western Desert. Wadi El Rayyan national reserve covers an area of 1759 km2 and designated a national park in 2005. Consists of 2 man made lakes joint by channel and waterfall.

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  • Tourist Attraction | Al Fayoum | Day Trip to El Fayoum Oasis From Cairo Itinerary

    Al Fayoum

    90 km southwest of Cairo less than 2 hours driving located Al Faiyum. One of Egypt oldest cities and oases with several historic sites from various eras. Home to multiple activities from bird watching, hiking and fishing.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is Egypt safe to travel?

Egypt is safe country to visit with notable low crime rate, tourist attractions are well secured and there is no common negative attitude towards foreigners, with some sensible precautions and preparations you will feel at home and as safe as you'll ever be.

What to wear when visiting Egypt?

There is no special dress code when visiting Egypt tourist sites, modest dress is recommended in less tourist sites and there is no special concern for women traveling alone.

How to get visa to Egypt
Visitors to Egypt must obtain a visa from one of the Egyptian diplomatic missions or apply and pay online for one month visa to Egypt through Egypt E-Visa Portal. Valid Passport with 6 months validity beyond your travel schedule is a must, visitors from Australia, Canada, Croatia, European Union, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Macedonia, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Serbia, Ukraine, United Kingdom and United States can purchase a one month visa upon arrival.
What language is spoken in Egypt?

Egyptian Arabic is the most commonly spoken language in Egypt, it is also the national language in the country but Egyptians speak and understand English as they study it in school. Fewer Egyptians can speak other languages like French, Italian, Spanish, and German. Egyptians working in tourism sector are accustomed to speak enough English and other languages to fulfill the needs of most travelers.

What airlines fly to Egypt?

Egypt is very connected to the world, it has many direct flights with Africa, Asia, European Union and United States. Visit Cairo Airport website for a full list of Airlines that fly to Egypt.

What is the duty free allowance for Egypt?

Duty free allowances on arrival to Egypt are 1L alcohol, 1L perfume, and either 200 cigarettes, 25 cigars or 200g tobacco. Duty free shops are available in Egypt airports and major tourist cities (Cairo, Luxor, Hurghada, El Gouna and Sharm El Sheikh).

What time does the Pyramid open?

Giza Pyramids and most monuments and Museums in Egypt open between 8 Am to 5 Pm. During Ramadan, the holy month of the Islamic calendar, be aware that these hours will change significantly.

What are the opening hours for shops in Egypt?

Shops and stores in Egypt are usually opened from 10 Am to 10 Pm however in major cities it opens much later and some are open 24 hours.

Can non Muslim go inside mosque in Egypt?

Visitors are welcome in most mosques throughout the year. Modest dress is recommended, women should cover their hair, arms and legs. Both Women and men will remove their shoes before entering.

Can you take pictures in Egypt?

Taking pictures for people and streets is fine after people permission While Taking pictures for official type or army structures is not permitted. In most historical sites and museums in Egypt it is allowed to use camera,  some of them may charge you for camera but at the Egyptian Museum and some similar historical sites it is prohibited and you will be asked to leave camera at reception before entering.

What type of hotels are there in Egypt? check-in time?

Egypt enjoys big hotel variety from world class luxury to simple hostel accommodations; Check in time in most hotels in Egypt is around midday, 12 or 1 PM.

Do you need any vaccinations to go to Egypt?

There in no health concerns or vaccinations required to visit Egypt but we recommend to check with your own doctor, he knows you and your medical history best.

What currency is used in Egypt?

The currency in Egypt is the Egyptian pound (LE), it is about ,06 to USD. Money exchange is widely available, Credit cards are largely used in Egypt major cities and tourist spots.

How to get around in Egypt?

We do not recommend the public buses in big cities. Taxi and limousine service are fine every where but price is negotiable. Trains go to all big cities in Egypt except Sinai and the Red Sea. Flights from / to tourist cities are always available.

How much to tip in Egypt?

Tipping in Egypt is an appreciated habitual attitude but is Not obligatory. Generally 5 to 10 EGP for small favors is fine for carrying luggage, parking a car or to guys who clean bathrooms. 10 % is fine in restaurant and spa. Tipping your tour guide and vehicle driver should be considered if you're provided with good to great service, feel free to give what you think your experience was worth.

Good to know

  • The Day Trip to El Fayoum Oasis From Cairo is available in multiple languages
  • Package prices are fixed in USD but you can pay with any other currency.
  • Package price is always valid except for Easter & Christmas periods.
  • Package prices are per person per trip including all items in tour offer.
  • Package price does NOT include entry visa to the served destination.
  • Package price does NOT include fees of any special archaeological sites.
  • Day Trip to El Fayoum Oasis From Cairo price does NOT include personal expenses.
  • Package prices are updated always to give you the best possible price.
  • Prices would NOT be changed once you have tour package confirmed.
  • Children under 2 years old are free of charge in similar tour packages.
  • Children between 5 and 5.99 years would pay 25 % of adult package price.
  • Children between 6 and 11.99 years would pay 50 % of adult package price.
  • Children will be charged in case your tour package includes any airfare.
  • 25 % down payment is required to get your tour package booking confirmed.
  • 50 % down payment is required to confirm Easter & Xmas package bookings.
  • Full payment should be settled in cash or credit card upon arrival.
  • Day Trip to El Fayoum Oasis From Cairo itinerary is available in private or group.
  • Printable Payment voucher & confirmation would be emailed to you.
  • You will get our contacts list (operators & 24/7 customer care).
  • We never apply cancellation fees in all ‘force majeure’ cases.
  • Cancellation fees are applied in personal & business conditions.
  • We book airlines from Usa Uk Australia Canada Uae Ksa India & Europe.
  • We recommend you to buy good travel insurance as we do Not offer.
  • Ask our agents about group discounts and cancellation penalties.
  • Terms apply when you book Day Trip to El Fayoum Oasis From Cairo offer.

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