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  • 2 days

Less than two hours west of Cairo, The vast salty Qarun Lake comes into view and the arid landscape is replaced by a lush patchwork of farming plots, sunflowers swaying in the breeze and tall date palms with water buffalo lounging in the shade. This large fertile basin, about 70km wide and 60km long, is sometimes referred to as an oasis, though technically its water does not come from springs, but the Nile via hundreds of capillary canals, many dug in ancient times.

The area includes a number of important archaeological sites and it is one of the few places in the world where the outer extremes of prehistory to the modern day can be visited. Some of the earliest whale skeletons from middle Eocene era can be seen in situ at Wadi al-Hittan.

The discovery Epipalaeolithic and Neolithic sites in this region remain some of the most important in Egyptian history. The historic period is also well represented in the Fayoum from from the age of the Pyramids to the vast cities dedicated to the worship of the crocodile god Sobek and the Graeco-Roman Period including the world’s first paved road.

Today the Fayoum is famous for its pottery production, you can visit the village of Nazla where local and traditional pottery manufacturing has been encouraged before enjoying lunch at Tunis village where a more contemporary pottery industry has developed.


Day 1Depart from Cairo

  • Depart from Cairo at 07:00AM to Samuel Dunes for Sandboarding and Dune Bashing
  • Picnic lunch beside the lake
  • Visit the whale valley and the climate change museum
  • Dinner and overnight desert Camping

Day 2Fayoum: Tunis Village

  • Drive to Tunis Village
  • Visit the Pottery school and gallery
  • Lunch at Ibis restaurant in Tunis
  • Drive around lake Qaroun
  • Arrive Cairo before sunset

Previous Experience & Safety

Our guide has proven commercial safari operations as main contractor with multinationals, Western embassies and International schools

  • Experience in sand dunes trips with high caliber 4×4 drivers
  • Familiarity with Western desert -field
  • Professional English-speaking desert guide, First Aid Certified
  • Experience with rescue operations for multinational companies, Western embassies, International schools
  • Familiar with Field trips safety procedures of multinational companies, international schools
  • We use SPOT and other Satellite Communication devices (e.g. Althuraya phone)
  • We handle communication and GPS navigation easily for coordination
  • Safe on- and off-road crew driving skills
  • First-aid and mechanical skills to handle emergencies

Trip includes:

  • English speaking desert guide.
  • One fully equipped 4×4
  • All meals starting from Lunch till lunch on the second day
  • Entrance fee to the protected area of Wadi el-Rayan and the climate change museum

Trip excludes:

  • Personal extras
  • Anything that not mentioned above

Payment Policy

  • Full payment required upon confirmation.
  • All payments should be done through our bank

Cancellation Policy

  • 25% cancellation fee up to one week (7days) before the trip.
  • 50% cancellation fee up to 2 days before the trip.
  • 2 days before date of departure: No refund
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