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Excursion to the Fayoum Oasis
Activities in Cairo

Excursion to the Fayoum Oasis

7.50 / 10
16 reviews | 104 travellers
It generates some concern that must be done escorted by the police.
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Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts
US$ 88.20
Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts
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Head south from Cairo and you'll find one of the most incredible natural spaces in Egypt: the Fayoum Oasis. Discover it, where history and nature meet.

Itinerary

Having picked you up at your hotel, we'll head southwards to see the fertile landscape of the Fayoum Oasis. No, it's no mirage, but a real and present experience!

The oasis takes up a vast swathe of land close to the canals of the river Nile. Ancient Egyptians were fully aware in fact of the relevance of this place, evidence for which is provided by the Meidum Pyramid, one of the oldest pharaonic pyramids, dating from around 2,600 BC. 

Then we'll pass through the city of Fayoum, eventually reaching Lake Qarun, one of the most important areas of the Oasis. Its salty waters are found below sea level, and it boasts an enormous surface of several hundred square kilometres. On its banks, we'll visit the Kas Karun archaeological site, an old settlement where temples and fortresses from different historical periods can still be found.

Then we'll fuel up with lunch on the banks of Lake Qarun: here we can appreciate the rich local fauna, especially famous for its large number of birds. Then in the evening, we'll begin our return journey, back to the hotels of Cairo.

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Price

Adults Children from 6 to 12 Children under 6
US$ 88.20
US$ 40
Free
  • Adults

    US$ 88.20
  • Children from 6 to 12

    US$ 40
  • Children under 6

    Free

* A reservation for one person will include a supplement.

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Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Show more

Tours or activities will not consist of more than 20 people per group.

A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.

The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.

Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.

All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.

All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear gloves throughout its duration.

Disinfected radio units will be provided, and headphones will be single-use.

Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.

The temperature and wellness of all those taking part in the service will be monitored daily, excluding and maintaining in quarantine any who display fever or symptoms.

The temperature of all attendees will be taken, and admission will be denied to those with a temperature of more than 37 degrees Celsius (99 Fahrenheit), and a full refund applied.

The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.

The capacity of all means of transport will be reduced to 50% of their maximum capacity.

At monuments, museums and attractions, the maximum permitted capacity will be a 50% of the total maximum capacity.

Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.

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Duration

10 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks en english.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks en english.

Included

Hotel pick up and drop off.

Transport in an air conditioned bus.

English speaking guide.

Entry to the Meidum Pyramid.

Entry to the Qarun archaeological site.

Lunch.

When to book?

You can book up until 30 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible. This must be indicated in the reservation.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more

No printing of documentation required.

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Pet-friendly?

Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - Does the tour include pick up from Giza?

    A - Yes.

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

US$ 88.20
Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.