Monuments And Ancient Sites In The Fayoum Oasis Day Trip - Cairo

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: Flexible
  • Departure Time :
    8:00 AM (earlier or later departures are available until 10:00 AM if required, please advise us at time of booking) Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact picku.. read more
  • Departure Details :
    Tour departs from centrally located Cairo and Giza hotels
  • Return Details :
    Tour returns to original point of departure
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

Overview

Youregypttours.com will take you today Only 47 miles (76 kilometers) south of Africa's most populated city of Cairo,where lies the oasis town of Fayoum. The main attraction in this tranquil town are ...

Highlights

  • Free port pickup and drop-off included
  • Lunch included
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point

Know More about this tour

Today Your Egypt Tours will take you only 47 miles (76 kilometers) south of Africa's most populated city of Cairo where the oasis town of El Fayoum is located. The main attractions in this tranquil town are the wooden waterworks, yet another example of the ingenuity displayed by ancient Egyptian engineers. Originally named Crocodilopolis, then Arsinoe, and lastly Medinet El-Fayoum, it was the main place of worship of the crocodile god, Sobek. It is said that during ancient times, crocodiles were adorned with gold and fed honey cakes and meat by the priests. Of interest are the huge wooden waterwheels, another incredible engineering achievement by the ancient Egyptians, though less known than the mighty Pyramids. The waters of the Bahr Yusef are distributed throughout the oasis from Medinet El-Fayoum, the capital of the Fayoum. Approximately 200 of the great waterwheels are located throughout the oasis. The Seven Waterwheels, a Fayoum landmark, are surrounded by mangoes, palms and willows. A great stone obelisk was erected in honor of Senwosret I in Abgig during the 12th Dynasty. It was discovered on the ground in two pieces during the 18th century and was recently reconstructed and erected in Medinet El-Fayoum.

Inclusions

  • Entrance fees
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Professional guide

Exclusions

  • Gratuities (recommended)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not recommended for child aged XX and under

May be operated by a multi-lingual guide

The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions