Private Tour: Fayoum Day Trip From Cairo

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • 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 :
    Tour departs from 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.

Overview

Only 47 miles (76 kilometers) south of Africa's most populated city of Cairo, lies the oasis town of Fayoum. The main attraction in this tranquil town are the wooden waterworks, yet another example of the ingenuity displayed by ancient Egyptian engineers.

Highlights

  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Led by a qualified Egyptologist
  • All entrance fees included
  • Lunch included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Know More about this tour

Originally named Crocodilopolis, then Arsinoe, Medinet El-Fayoum was the main place of worship of the crocodile god, Sobek. Apparently, during ancient Medinet, crocodiles were adorned with gold and fed honey cakes and meat by the priests.

Of interest are the huge wooden waterwheels, another incredible engineering feat by the ancient Egyptians, though less known than the mighty Pyramids. The waters of the Bahr Yusef are distributed throughout the oasis from Medinet, 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.

Inclusions

Experience a Private and an expert Qualified Egyptologist guide.

Transport by private air-conditioned minivans.

Pick up from hotel and drop off.

Bottled mineral water during the tour.

Lunch at king Farouk's favourite place.

Entry/Admission - Waterwheels in Al Faiyum

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Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Infants must sit on laps

Transportation is wheelchair accessible

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate