Wadi El-Rayan day tour from Cairo

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Pick up 06:00 AM
Duration 12 Hours
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Transfer to Fayoum oasis
Wadi El-Rayan day tour
Boat riding along the lake
Hiking activities in the area
Lunch at Tunis village
Tunis village shopping tour
Return to Cairo hotel

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Full day tour to Wady el-Rayan protected area from Cairo to visit its beautiful nature, waterfalls, lakes and take part in some desert activities.

Where Wadi el Rayan location is?

Wadi El Rayan is a protected area and a depression located in the Western Desert of Egypt, approximately 65 km southwest of the capital city, Cairo. It is situated between the cities of Fayoum and El Minya, in the Fayoum Oasis.

How big is Wadi el Rayan?

Wadi El Rayan is a relatively small protected area, covering a total area of approximately 175 square kilometers (67.5 square miles). It consists of two main lakes, Lake Qarun and Lake Moeris, which were created by the construction of a man-made canal in the 1990s. The area also includes a number of sand dunes, cliffs, and rocky formations, as well as important wetland habitats that support a diverse range of plant and animal species. Despite its relatively small size, Wadi El Rayan is an important conservation area and a popular destination for nature lovers and tourists visiting Egypt.

Wadi el Rayan waterfalls

Wadi El Rayan is known for its beautiful waterfalls, which we will visit during out Wadi El-Rayan day tour from Cairo. Waterfalls of Wadi el-Rayan are actually a series of cascading rapids that flow between the two lakes, Lake Qarun and Lake Moeris. The waterfalls are formed by the runoff from agricultural drainage water, which is used to irrigate the surrounding farmland. The water cascades down a series of terraces and pools, creating a picturesque landscape that is popular with tourists and nature lovers.

We will take part in some water-based activities in the pools and lakes including a boat ride, explore the surrounding desert landscape on foot, visit Magic lake and Mudawara mountain.

What to do in Wadi el Rayan?

Wadi El Rayan offers a unique mix of natural beauty, outdoor activities, and cultural experiences, making it a must-visit destination for anyone traveling to Egypt. Our Wadi El-Rayan day tour from Cairo includes the following:

- Visit to the cascading waterfalls and pools which are a popular attraction and a great spot for swimming and relaxing.
- Explore the lakes. We will hire a boat or kayak to explore the two lakes and enjoy the beautiful scenery.
- Go for a short hiking in the area that offers stunning views of the desert landscape and the lakes.
- Wadi El Rayan is home to a variety of wildlife, including rare and endangered species like the Egyptian tortoise and the Slender-horned gazelle, if you are lucky enough you can spot one.
- Enjoy desert activities such as sandboarding, camel riding and horse riding (optionally) in the surrounding desert areas.

We will have lunch at a local restaurant and visit the nearby Fayoum Oasis. The nearby oasis town of Fayoum is a great place to experience local culture and try local food.

In the evening after we finish Wadi El-Rayan day tour transfer back to your hotel in Cairo.

  • Pick up and drop off from your Cairo hotel
  • Transfer to Fayoum by a comfortable a/c car
  • Visit to Wadi el-Rayan waterfalls and lakes
  • Entrance fees to the protected area
  • Boat tour along the lake
  • Sandboarding activity
  • Lunch at a local restaurant
  • English speaking local tour-leader
  • Drinks in the restaurant during lunch time
  • Extra activities not mentioned in the program

What to take with you
  • Comfortable clothes and sturdy shoes
  • Water bottle and snacks
  • Hat or scarf
  • Documents

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Published: 09 May 2024 Last update: 09 May 2024