06 Am pickup from your hotel in Cairo then drive for 95 Km to El Fayoum. Explore the Water Wheels which providing the oasis with irrigation water since the Ptolemaic era. Then drive to Lake Qaroun; the third largest lake in Egypt, it is gradually developing into a resort, it is an excellent site for bird watching, water sports, wind surfing and fishing as well. Continue onto Wadi Al Rian small valley southwest of the Fayoum oasis, consists of two man-made lakes connected by Egypt's charming waterfall and one of best birding spots in Fayoum. Proceed to Tunis Village for another bird watching opportunity, get your lunch and refreshments then pay a visit to Fayoum Pottery school before we drive back to Cairo.
- Cairo hotel pickup and drop off service
- All trip transfers with modern AC van
- Entrance tickets as per trip itinerary
- Personal English speaking tour guide
- Botteled mineral Water & soft drinks
- Meals as per the trip itinerary
- All trip taxes & service charge
List of Migratory Birds in Fayoum:
Senegal Cucal, Grey Shrike, Kestrel, Fan tailed warbler, Moorhen, Purple Gallinule, Common Bulbul, Graceful – warbler, Crested Lark, Curlew, Hoopoe Lark, Coot, Glossy Ibis, Swallow, Pied Kingfisher, Little Green, Bee –Eater, Turtle Dove, Nile valley Sunbird, Collared dove, Little owl, Painted Snipe, Spur, winged Plover, Little Egret, Senegal thick, Cattle Egret, Black Shouldered kite, Squacco Heron, Cormorant, Spoonbill, Bee-eater, Grey Heron, Black winged stilt, Flamingo, Purple Heron, Ringed plover.
El Fayoum Quick Facts:
- Fayoum Oasis is capital of modern Fayoum Governorate 100 KM southwest of Cairo.
- Fayoum dates back to 4000 BC, one of the oldest cities in Egypt and Middle East.
- El Fayoum name comes from the Coptic word lake or sea referring to Lake Moeris.
- El Fayoum was the centre of Sobek, the crocodile god, cult in the Pharaonic era.
- The main sights in El Fayoum are; Hawara, Lahun, Wadi Elrayan and Wadi Al Hitan.
- Wadi El Rayan is one of Fayoum's natural National Park extends for 1759 km2.
- Wadi El Rayan is 2 connected lakes by waterfalls, which is the largest in Egypt.
- Wadi El Rayan is famous for its rare collections of plants, animals and birds.
- Wadi Hitan is one of Fayoum's natural National Reserve 150 km southwest of Cairo.
- Wadi Hitan is home 15 species of desert plants, sand dunes and 15 types of mammals.
- Wadi Hitan is now regularly visited by day trippers from Cairo with 4WD.
- Wadi Hitan lies within Wadi Elrayan Reserve with management plan and administration.
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