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Things to do in Fayoum

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From Cairo: 4x4 Desert Safari, Sandsurf, and Camel Ride

1. From Cairo: 4x4 Desert Safari, Sandsurf, and Camel Ride

Start with pickup from your hotel or another selected location in Cairo or Giza between 7:30 AM and 8:30 AM. Board a comfortable air-conditioned car and enjoy a comfortable 100-minute ride to the Wadi El Rayan Desert. Upon arrival, enjoy fantastic views of the Wadi El Rayan waterfalls in the heart of the desert. Admire the powerful cascades of water which provide a stark contrast to the surrounding arid landscape. If you are lucky, catch glimpses of desert wildlife in the area such as the slender-horned gazelle. Next, make a stop for photos of the beautiful Mudawara Mountains. Then, get ready to enjoy the desert adventure. Board the 4X4 car for some dune bashing and experience the excitement as the car glides through yellow, soft sand. After riding over the dunes, stop to enjoy some sandboarding. Strap yourself to the sandboard and glide down the sparkling, yellow sand at a fast pace. Next, mount a camel and feel like a Bedouin explorer as you ride through the beautiful desert terrain. After the camel ride, stop at a Bedouin desert camp and enjoy an elaborate and delicious BBQ lunch. Once you are done with your lunch, you will be dropped back to your hotel or selected location in Cairo or Giza.

From Cairo: Fayoum Oasis and Wadi Al Rayan Guided Tour

2. From Cairo: Fayoum Oasis and Wadi Al Rayan Guided Tour

Begin your adventure with a morning pick-up at your Cairo hotel. Travel to the Fayoum Oasis in a comfortable, air-conditioned van with your personal guide. Explore the desert lakes of Fayoum Oasis and gaze at ruined, ancient temples. Marvel at the waterfalls of Wadi Al Rayan. Board a private van at your hotel in Cairo. Go on a relaxing drive to Fayoum, 105km southwest of Cairo. Arrive at Fayoum Oasis in the desert and admire the birds at Quaroun lake. Delve into the ancient city of Karanis and see the collection of statues and Roman portraits at Fayoum Museum. Stop for lunch during your tour. Travel to Wadi Al Rayan nature reserve, known for its lakes, springs, and wildlife. Snap some photos of the largest waterfall in Egypt. Ride on a traditional wooden sailboat, known as a felucca. Finish your tour as your driver takes you back to your hotel in Cairo.

Sharm-el-Sheikh: ATV, Ras Mohammed with Lunch & Dive Option

3. Sharm-el-Sheikh: ATV, Ras Mohammed with Lunch & Dive Option

Head out to the desert outside of Sharm-el-Sheikh for some quad biking, and a visit to a Bedouin village. Go snorkeling in Ras Mohammed National park for snorkeling. Get picked up at your hotel and drive out to the desert. Start your tour with a briefing and learn how to drive a quad bike before going on a 35-minute ride through the dunes. Take memorable photos and enjoy views of the desert landscape. Then, go to a Bedouin tent and learn about their lifestyle. Taste some traditional tea. After that, head to Ras Mohammed National Park. Pass through the massive Gates of Allah and go for a swim in the crystal clear water of Magic Lake. Admire the scenery and the mangrove trees, the only trees that grow in salt water. Later, explore a huge crack that was formed by an earthquake thousands of years ago. Go snorkeling and discover an underwater world filled with colorful coral and a variety of fish.

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Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 84 reviews

This was by far the best desert safari experience we’ve had to date!!! A special thank you to our tour guide Ahmed Sayed Afifi who was very professional, accommodating, and well organised throughout the trip. All activities were planned and carried out in a timely fashion. A special thanks also to our 4x4 driver, Ahmed, for a wonderful adventure he gave us in the dune bashing activity as well as his host and accommodation. We loved every bit of the experience including also the camel riding and sand surfing. A final thank you to our transport driver Salah who collected us from our hotel and dropped us back.

Being 2 young girls in a foreign country, my sister and I were pretty scared to try anything or wander alone. But I cannot express enough how safe and amazing this tour was!!! Our guide’s name was Ramy Afifi and he was phenomenal. Always making sure we were comfortable, relaxed, and having fun! We tried so many new things and it was a jam packed full adventure. His team made our experience perfect! Very funny and kind. Would highly recommend this tour with Ramy!!

We cannot put into words how much we enjoyed the day today. We have not worked through all the points in the description, but have seen and experienced other things that we think are great. Our highlight was the Bedouin-style tea on the dune above the magic lake. In our opinion, the Felounkenfahrt is worth every penny, it's magical. The food was also very authentic and delicious!

Hello We spent a wonderful day in Fayoum with our guide Nasser El-Khattib. Thanks to him our day was and will remain unforgettable! The landscapes are exceptional, the welcome of the Bedouins for the meal was very pleasant. A quality vehicle transported us throughout our day. A real success!! Thanks !!

This is definitely a hidden gem. It was nice to leave the city. Our guide, Ali, was very knowledgeable. Our driver, Mostafa arrived on time. Both Ali and Mostafa took great care of us. This tour is a treat. The lakes and desert are so picturesque. We had a delicious lunch and boat ride.