In 1902, the world celebrated another great discovery that comes the second in importance after king Tut's in 1922, it is completely different though, as it is a world's heritage site like the valley of the kings, the Pharaohs had no clue how to find such place..It is the Whales valley in the Western Egyptian desert with much older history than the ancient Egyptian civilization.
Starting From: $59 | Trip duration: 10 hours Trip type: Private Guided Tour | Trip runs: Everyday.
In the Whales valley the one can see the history of our beautiful planet and how it looked like 200 million years ago before mankind. The Whales lived on the land not in the water! Yes, that was millions of years ago, and this was proved by the newly discovered wadi with over 400 fossilized whales.
Cairo, Fayyoum, Wadi El-Rayyan, Wadi El-Hitan.
After breakfast at your hotel/home/address in Cairo, start the trip to the valley of the whales. On the route, we stop first by Lake Qaroon where the famous Auberge still stands which was once the rest house of king Farook 1936. Proceed to Wadi ElRayyan with stops in El Mudawara mountain (the magnificent spot overlooks the beautiful landscape below where deep blue waters meet the golden yellow sands). Continue to the valley of Rayyan protectorate area where there is so much to see (the two lakes, waterfalls, natural life, birds,...etc). The most memorable is the spectacular scenery of Wadi El-Rayyan, the contrast between the blue waters of the lakes and the golden desert land. Continue our trip to Wadi El-Hitan which is one of the UNESCO sites classified as a world's heritage site. Visit the Hitan museum, see the fossilized whales 35 to 200 million years old, fossilized Mangrove, ... and much more. The site used to be part of the ocean millions of years ago.
Lunch is Barbecue served after touring the whales track and the fossils museum.
Start our trip back to Cairo and drop you off at your hotel/address/home.
7:00 am : Pick up
7:30 to 8:30 am : Drive towards El-Fayyoum oasis (110 k.m south west of Cairo).
8:30 to 9:15 am : Drive to Qaroon lake.
9:15 to 10:00 am :Tea/coffee by the lake.
10:00 to 11:30 : Drive to Wadi El-Hitan.
11:30 to12:00 : Visit the fossils museum.
12:00 to 13:30 pm : See Wadi El-Hitan & the natural track of the fossilized whales and sea life.
13:30 to 14:30 pm :Barbecue lunch served with rice, green salad, and cocked veges.
14:30 to 15:30 pm : Drive to Wadi El-Rayyan with stop in Mudawara Mountain.
15:30 to 16:15 pm : Visit Wadi El-Rayyan Protected Area & the waterfalls.
16:15 to 17:30 Drive Back to Cairo.