As to provide the Fayoum visitors with an ultimate Fayoum experience. Explore Fayoum founder, Mahmoud a.k.a Fayoumer, a local 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.
- 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. Pick up point of the 4WD near Tunis Village. We will start the adventure with visiting Qasr Qaroun Temple in the ancient city of Dioynsias after that we’ll stop at Egypt’s only waterfalls in Wadi Rayan National Park before proceeding to Medinat Madi City where the crocodile god, Sobek was worshiped together with cobra goddess of harvest, Rennuttet then we’ll go back to the Lower lake in Wadi Rayan National Park where we’ll stop the car in the gulf area to have lunch and relax.
- 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 (Pt1), 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, we’ll follow our way to the petrified forest, 37 millions years old forest with its fine preserved trunks of tress and a newly built open air museum after visiting the forest we’ll have a light lunch. We’ll continue exploring the area with a visit to the oldest paved road and the Widan El Faras mountains. Finally we’ll go to Qatrani camp overlooking Qaroun Lake to relax, chill and watch the sunset after that we’ll have dinner and we will orient our heads up to the sky to watch the stars and if the moon visibility is weak we’ll be able to see and the milkyway!
- Explore the Lost World of Fayoum (Pt2), In and around Wadi Hitan:
We’ll start this adventure with visiting the upper lake of Wadi Rayan National Park and have an introduction about the protected area of Wadi Rayan. Then, we’ll proceed to the Panoramic View overlooking the lower lake of Wadi Rayan after that a visit to the Magic Lake we’ll be made. then we’ll have the chance to vist 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 the Area ( The Cannonballs valley, some exciting caves and bashing on the dunes ). At the end we’ll have a delicious bedouin dinner (grilled chicken – vegetables – vegetables salad) in Qosour El Arab Camp after dinner we will orient our heads to the sky to watch the stars and if the moon visibility is weak we’ll be able to see the milkyway!
- Explore the Eternal Lake Moeris and Beyond! “Ride and Hike within Nature and History”
In this adventure, Fayoumer will take you on motor boat ride to explore the natural and the cultural history of Lake Moeris, now called Lake Qaroun. We’ll start the adventure by taking a motor boat from Shakshouk village to cross the lake. Our 1st stop is the golden horn island… in the island we will have a great chance to observe the island’s birds and explore the ruins of King Farouk rest-house. The island is a haven for breeding seabirds like the Seagulls. I it also a resting and feeding post for thousands of species of birds. It supports globally significance as it has been classified as an “Important Bird Area”.
Our 2nd stop is the northern shore of the Lake, we’ll chill and relax and have a delicious lunch. After the lunch we’ll start the hiking part of the adventure. A 45 minutes hike to the ancient city of Dimeh El Sibaa, We will know the story of this mythical ancient city and we will wander around its vast and magnificent ruins. After that we will hike back to the shore to watch the sunset and have a dinner under the stars. Finally we’ll take the motor boat back to Shakshouk village.
- 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 old and unique irrigation system cannot found elsewhere all over the world. After visiting the handicrafts villages we will head to a field near to the city of Fayoum where we will see the farmers working on their lands and the hidden Falafeel Waterwheel!
- 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 full day guided tours.
- Fayoumer prefers to work with small groups but big groups are also welcome.
For more information and inquiries on how to book one of the tours please contact us.