As to provide the Fayoum visitors with an ultimate Fayoum experience. Explore Fayoum founder, Mahmoud a.k.a Fayoumer, Lonely Planet’s Fayoum’s only specialist guide and a researcher based in Fayoum Governorate will take you on curated tours to explore fabulous Fayoum in different thematic itineraries to ensure an ultimate Fayoum experience. He will share with you his knowledge of the area and his interesting Fayoum stories. Mahmoud and Explore Fayoum website are featured in the National Geographic’s article about the Fayoum, Lonely Planet Egypt’s Travel Guide and the Moon Travel Guide Egypt’s edition.
For more information and inquiries on how to book one of the tours please contact us or send a direct email to [email protected] - For quicker communication contact Mahmoud via Whatsapp: +201061454263 . Follow Fayoumer's Instagram here
- Explore the Legacy of the Crocodile:
Fayoum in ancient time was the chief cult place of the Crocodile god Sobek. In this adventure we will have the chance to visit some crocodile temples in Fayoum Governorate. We will start the adventure with visiting Qasr Qaroun Temple in the ancient city of Dioynsias after that we will proceeding to visit the fascinating ruins of Medinat Madi City where the crocodile god, Sobek was worshiped together with cobra goddess of harvest, Rennuttet then we will go back to Tunis Village where we will have lunch.
* Pick up / Drop off : Tunis Village or Cairo
- Explore the Legacy of the Pharaohs:
The world’s most mysterious place, the Fayoum invites you to reveal its secrets. In this adventure we will have the chance to visit Karanis, a greaco – roman city and its temples and Hawara and Lahoun Pyramids . Pick up point of the normal car near Tunis Village or in Cairo. we’ll start the adventure with visiting Karanis and Kom Ushim Museum after that we’ll stop at the entrance of Fayoum city to see one of Egypt’s myterious Obelisks. We will head to visit Hawara Pyramid, the last of the great pyramids in Egypt. Built by King Amenemhat III to be the resting place for his mummy. After that we will head to Lahoun Pyramid, the first and the largest pyramid in Egypt to be built of mudbricks. The pyramid’s burial chamber is now open to visitors! Lunch will be served in one of the restaurants in Fayoum city.
- Explore the Lost World of Fayoum, The North of Lake Qaroun:
On a 4WD, We’ll start this adventure with visiting Dimeh city or Soknopaious Nesos, a Greaco-Roman site with its magnificent ruins of temples, walls and a processional road. Then we’ll visit a 4000 years old temple of Qasr Sagha where we will admire its unique architecture. after that we will continue exploring the area with a visit to the oldest paved road and the Widan El Faras basalt quarrys then we’ll follow our way to explore Fayoum’s petrified forest open air museum, 34 millions years old forest with its well preserved logs of trees then we’ll head to hike in Wadi Afreet and have light snacks and drink bedouin tea.
Pick up / Drop off: Tunis Village or Cairo
- Explore the Lost World of Fayoum, In and around Wadi Hitan:
We will start this fun adventure with visiting the upper lake of Wadi Rayan National Park and have an introduction about the protected area of Wadi Rayan. we will have the chance to visit Fayoum’s Extraordinary Wadi Hitan, the first and the only UNESCO natural heritage site in Egypt. We’ll have picnic (a light lunch) in Wadi Hitan Cafeteria and then we’ll continue exploring Mudawarra mountain and its panorama view then at the end we will stop to see Egypt’s only Waterfalls then departure to Tunis Village.
* Pick up/drop off: Tunis Village or Cairo.
- Explore the Jewels of the Fayoum! “A Day with the Farmers and the Artisans of the Oasis”
The Fayoum offers visitors a glimpse into traditional Egyptian rural life style with rich and complex ethnic culture groups containing farmers, Bedouins, and. This adventure will combine experienced local lifestyles and its related type of products and activities such as pottery, basketry. Many villages in Fayoum have outstanding traditional handicrafts telling the history and traditions of local people in Fayoum. The abundance of palm trees and clay found in the Fayoum are the reason the basketry industry got its start here.
Fayoumer will take you on an adventure to spend a day with the artisans and to their local villages such as Tunis, Al Nazla and Al Agamiyeen the master craft centers of pots, baskets and open heritage museums that explains the culture and traditions. The countryside vacations are increasingly popular ways to experience farm living. They can also provide from 10 to 30 percent increase in the limited farmer’s income. The heritage of the agriculture industry in the Fayoum is a long and varied one. But agriculture land in the Fayoum is more than just a pretty landscape. It represents more than 60 % of the local economy as well. The Fayoum has one of the oldest and unique irrigation system which cannot found elsewhere all over the world. After visiting the handicrafts villages we will head to a field close to the city of Fayoum where we will see the farmers working on their lands and the hidden Hadeer Waterwheels!
- Transportation can be provided from Cairo to Fayoum and vice versa.
- Above mentioned itineraries are flexible, Fayoumer can tailor an itinerary that suits your needs.
- Above mentioned tours are based on full day guided tours.
For more information and inquiries on how to book one of the tours please contact us or send a direct email to [email protected] – For quicker communication contact Mahmoud via Whatsapp: +2 01061454263 . Follow Fayoumer’s Instagram here
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