Full-Day Fayoum Oasis And Waterfalls Of Wadi El-Rayan Tour From Cairo

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    8:00 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Centrally located Cairo and Giza hotels
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


On this 8-hour private tour to Al-Fayoum Oasis from Cairo, you'll see Lake Qarun, visit the Fayoum museum, and stop by one of the top natural sights in Egypt, Wadi El-Rayan. One of the oldest cities in Egypt, Fayoum is a paradise for photographers, bird-watchers, desert dwellers, archaeologists, or anyone looking to enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of Cairo. Enjoy a more personalized experience with a private guide.


  • All entrance fees included
  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Lunch included

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This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Al-Fayoum Oasis tours, Al Fayyum, Al Fayyum Governorate

After hotel pickup in Cairo or Giza by private air-conditioned vehicle, your day trip starts with the drive to Al-Fayoum Oasis, situated 65 miles (105 km) southwest of Cairo.
Visit the third-largest lake in Egypt, Birket Qarun, about 49 miles (80 km) southwest of Cairo, and keep a lookout for the many different species of birds who inhabit this saltwater lake.
Lunch is included at a local restaurant.

Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Wadi El-Rayan, Al Fayyum, Al Fayyum Governorate

Then visit Wadi El Rayan which are man made water falls created by agricultural excess waters in the middle of the desert. (in Case Wadi Rayan water falls are closed due to any circumstances a visit to Fayoum water wheels will be done instead). Take a ride on a traditional wooden sailing boat known as a felucca, and go for a walk to snap photos.

Duration: 2 hours


National Park fees

Professional guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Transport by private vehicle


Entry/Admission - Al-Fayoum Oasis tours

Entry/Admission - Wadi El-Rayan




Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

In case of the closure of Waterfalls of Wadi El Rayan due to any circumstances an alternative visit to Fayoum Waterwheels or Ain El Selein will be offered

Traveler Reviews

  • 26-Feb-2018

    Did not go to primary site on tour, possibly due to security problems. Tour guide kept trying to convince us to recommend him directly instead of through Viator

  • 15-Feb-2018

    Henry was our excellent guide on our trip to the Fayoum area which is about 80 km south west of Cairo. Away from the hustle and bustle of Cairo we could appreciate the comparative peace and quiet of the area as well as the many impressive attempts to conserve the flora and fauna of the region. We visited the lakes of Wadi el-Rayan and its impressive waterfalls before enjoying a short boat trip with a local fisherman enabling us to observe at close quarters several of its many species of bird life. But we also learnt a lot about the history of the region by visiting the ancient site of Karanis and the impressive museum at Kom Aushim. It was here that we fully appreciated the significance of crocodiles in the region with its temples dedicated to the crocodile gods. Following a tasty lunch overlooking Lake Qarun we headed back to Cairo and a hands-on demonstration of papyrus making near the pyramids at Giza. Overall a great day out from Cairo and good to get well off the usual tourist trail for a change.

  • 22-Aug-2017

    What an amazing experience!!! Highly recommended! Something different from the common tourists destinations. You can see how water meets desert and it's really magical! Great local food! Thanks!

  • 22-Apr-2017

    Galal and his driver were absolutely great on this day tour. The weather was not exactly cooperating, so due to high winds we were not able to enjoy the boat ride of the lake, but nonetheless the tour through the Faiyum Oasis and waterfalls of Wadi El-Rayan were an adventure worth seeing. Galal ensured a more relaxing, laid-back atmosphere for the entire tour, which was a nice change from the busy rush of tours in Cairo.

  • 14-Jan-2017

    This was the best tour. I am a water person and when i saw the waterfall i just wanted to just sit and enjoy that. Henry supprised us with a boat ride. It was the funnest part of our tour. We ended with a very nice lunch and met a pretty cat who shared our lunch . It was a nice visit where we saw how people lived .

  • 31-May-2016

    Our tour guide, Galal, was extremely knowledgable and taught us a lot about Egyptian history and archaeology. The waterfall and lake activity was relaxing and pleasant and it was a nice chance to meet some locals.