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Whale Valley / Fayoum Oasis

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Whale Valley (Wadi Al Hitan) / Fayoum 1 night 2 Days

Wadi Al-Hitan, Whale Valley, in the Western Desert of Egypt, contains invaluable fossil remains of the earliest, and now extinct, suborder of whales, Archaeoceti. These fossils represent one of the major stories of evolution: the emergence of the whale as an ocean-going mammal from a previous life as a land-based animal. This is the most important site in the world for the demonstration of this stage of evolution. It portrays vividly the form and life of these whales during their transition. The number, concentration and quality of such fossils here is unique, as is their accessibility and...

Whale Valley / Fayoum Oasis

Package Includes

Transportation by Jeep Safari from and to Cairo

Sightseeing as described in the program

Valley of Whales visit

English Speaking Tour Guide

One night Camping

Lunch & Dinner in addition to soft drinks & one bottle of mineral water

Package Excludes

Entry Visa to Egypt

Extra sighsteeing

Extra entrance fees

Any meals or beverages not mentioned in the program

Gratifications, Photography fees if applicable

Package Itinerary

  • Day 1 Cairo / Fayoum / Whale Valley

    From Cairo we drive by jeep south towards Fayoum, the largest oasis in the Western Desert. We stop at Lake Qaroun tour by felucca (half an hour) and then kaser Qaroun , At Wadi Rayan we visit the spring and waterfall having lunch then continue to into the desert. We reach Wadi Al Hitan (otherwise known as the Valley of Whales), a surreal region where huge boulders seem to be capped with an imaginary icing of thick caramelised syrup, which appears to ooze down their sides. Within this extraordinary landscape the fossil remains of Zeuglodon have been found – whales that existed in the Fayoum over 40 million years ago. We spend the night camping out under a canopy of stars. Overnight Camping.

    Overnight : Camping

  • Day 2 Whale Valley / Cairo

    Breakfast and departure to Cairo.

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