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Private Tour: Fayoum Day Trip from Cairo

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Cairo, Egypt
Private Tour: Fayoum Day Trip from Cairo

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Overview

The isolated oasis of Fayoum is located just 47 miles (76 kilometers) south of Cairo. But travelers who opt for this private tour from the capital city will find it feels almost a world away. Explore wooden waterwheels designed by ancient Egyptian engineers and check out the stone obelisk erected in honor of Senwosret I in Abgig on this private day trip.
  • Private day tour from Cairo to Fayoum
  • See Fayoum's famous attractions – the ancient wooden waterwheels
  • See the stone obelisk erected in honor of Senwosret I in Abgig
  • Lunch, a qualified Egyptologist guide, hotel pickup and drop-off, and transportation in an air-conditioned minivan are included

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Pickup included
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Experience a Private and an expert Qualified Egyptologist guide.
Transport by private air-conditioned minivans.
Pick up from hotel and drop off.
Lunch at king Farouk's favourite place.
Gratuities
Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino , 16 Saray El Gezira Street Zamalek, Cairo 11511 Egypt
8:00 AM

Please arrive 15 minutes before your selected start time for pickup. Your operator can coordinate exact time and location.

Tour departs from centrally located Cairo and Giza hotels
The quiet oasis of Fayoum, located a short distance from Cairo, was once known as Crocodilopolis, since the city was originally home to priests who worshiped these giant reptiles and gilded them with gold and sweet honey cakes. Today, travelers find their way to this unique destination where ancient wooden waterwheels highlight another of the incredible engineering contributions made by early Egyptians. Follow your expert Egyptologist on this private day tour from Cairo and explore some of the 200 plus wheels that transported water from the Bahr Yusef to Medinet. Learn about the impressive stone obelisk that was discovered in the 18th century and recently restored before it was erected in Medinet.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Wadi El-Rayan
Wadi El Rayan is a natural depression located in the western desert, 42m below sea level. Wadi Rayan consists of two lakes connected by Egypt’s only waterfalls, formed in 1970 by an overflow of drainage water from the farmlands in Fayoum.
Duration: 5 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY South Sinai Travel
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private Tour: Fayoum Day Trip from Cairo?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Fayoum Day Trip from Cairo.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Private Tour: Fayoum Day Trip from Cairo?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Fayoum Day Trip from Cairo.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Private Tour: Fayoum Day Trip from Cairo?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Fayoum Day Trip from Cairo.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Tour: Fayoum Day Trip from Cairo?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Fayoum Day Trip from Cairo.

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Our first stop was Beyt Sobek and...
Suzy
, Oct 2012
Our first stop was Beyt Sobek and the ruins of the ancient town that was along the road between Cairo and Fayum. Not much to see here as we wandered amongst the rocks. Then we went to see the waterwheels, which disappointingly were two wheels behind a wrought iron fence (not like the pictures we'd seen). We went to lunch at a restaurant on the lake and then on to Meidum (best part of the trip). We would have liked to have spent more time on seeing some better examples of the nearly 200 wheels and understanding their function. Meidum, the first attempt at the step pyramid, was very interesting...especially since the next day we were going on to Daschur.
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This was a terrific trip. Stopped...
Pamela B
, Mar 2012
This was a terrific trip. Stopped at the May Dom pyramid and were able to climb into the burial chamber. I think not many people visit this pyramid. Fayoum still is using the waterwheels although not as many as they used to have. They are beginning to use motors to pump water for irrigation.
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This was an awesome visit. The visit...
Rard
, Nov 2011
This was an awesome visit. The visit to the small farm actually helped bring a true appreciation for life.
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This was a very interesting tour. The...
Cynthia S
, Dec 2008
This was a very interesting tour. The ride to the oasis was entertaining as our guide told us many stories about Egyptian legends and myths. We visited a small park area where children were playing, stopped by the shore of a lake and took pictures of the ancient waterwheels. Very picturesque. On the way back to the hotel, we stopped for lunch at a restaurant overlooking the Pyramids. Our guide never stopped amazing us on his hospitality and we felt like we made a friend for a lifetime.
star-4
History of Oasis is interesting...
Wayne G
, Nov 2007
History of Oasis is interesting although little remains of the the historic structures. Lunch on the lake was very scenic and relaxing.

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