Fayoum day tour to the local community

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Pick up 07:00 AM
Duration 11 Hours
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Full day tour to local community of Fayoum, visit waterwheels, discover local crafts, participate in pottery master-classes, taste local cuisine.

Day trip to Fayoum oasis

Our one day tour to Fayoum oasis starts with early pick up from your Cairo hotel. Fayoum oasis is situated just 100 km far from the Pyramids of Giza, so our journey will not take long time. One and a half hour drive along a modern road will introduce you to suburbs of Cairo and local countryside. The trip combines authentic experiences with local desert and green landscapes together with some historical and cultural background.

Fayoum day tour involves discovering local community:

- Visit to craftsmen and their work-shops at Tunis village to know how pottery is made
- Practicing some ancient crafts that people of Fayoum succeeded to keep up to present days
- Explore Fayoum's crafts center
- Visit Fayoum's land mark that the province is known for - seven water-wheels
- Get lunch with locals at Eco village, try some of the local cuisine, such as feteer (a layered pastry) or grilled fish from Lake Qarun.

How to get to Fayoum oasis

Fayoum Oasis is a beautiful and unique destination in Egypt that is worth visiting. The Oasis is located about 100 km southwest of Cairo. The easiest way to get there is by a private car, either by renting one or hiring a taxi. There are also buses that go from Cairo to Fayoum, but they can be less reliable and comfortable.

What to see in Fayoum oasis

Fayoum has a rich history and many interesting sights to explore. Here are some of the top attractions:
Lake Qarun: A large saltwater lake that is great for bird watching and scenic boat tours.
Wadi Rayan: A stunning natural reserve with waterfalls and hot springs.
Tunis Village: A picturesque and traditional village with artisanal crafts and architecture.
Karanis: An ancient Greco-Roman city with well-preserved ruins and a museum.

When to go to Fayoum oasis

The best time to visit Fayoum Oasis is in the cooler months from November to March. During this time, the weather is mild and comfortable, and the natural landscapes are at their most beautiful. However, it is possible to visit year-round, just be prepared for hotter temperatures in the summer.

Make sure to bring sunscreen, a hat, and comfortable walking shoes, as you will likely be spending a lot of time outdoors.
Respect local customs and dress modestly, especially when visiting religious sites.

  • Pick up and drop off from/to your hotel in Cairo
  • Transfer to the location on a comfortable a/c vehicle
  • Lunch at locals
  • Workshops and activities mentioned in the program
  • Any extras not mentioned in the program

What to take with you
  • Documents
  • Cash for tips and souvenirs
  • Comfortable walking shoes

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Published: 09 May 2024 Last update: 09 May 2024