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Two Day Tours Adventuring The Whale Valley, Desert Camping & Giza Pyramids

An unique opportunity for combining different activities in Egypt,, by adventuring the whale valley and the western desert of Egypt, plus camping at the desert which is marvelous way for watching the stars plus enjoying the serenity.

And then exploring Giza pyramids, such as the great pyramids which is the only survival of the seven ancient wonders, and then marvel the great sphinx, do not miss the chance for exploring the archaeological and geological history of the motherland Egypt.

per adult from

$254

AUD

Duration

2 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

Select Date and Travellers

No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • 2x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 1 night
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Private transportation
    • WiFi on board
    • One night camping at the desert
    • Bottled water
    • Private Egyptologist
    • pick up / drop off
    • snacks
    • Entry/Admission - Wadi El-Rayan
    • Entry/Admission - Valley of the Whales (Wadi Al-Hitan)
    • Entry/Admission - Great Sphinx
    • Entry/Admission - Pyramids of Giza
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
    • Personal spending
    • Any extras
    • Sand boarding
    • Entering the great pyramid ( inside ).

  • Day 1: Adventure the whale valley, magic lake, water falls, and then camping at the desert

    Stop At: Wadi El-Rayan, 65 km southwest of Faiyum city 80 km west of the Nile River, Al Fayyum Egypt
    The valley of Wadi El-Rayan is an area of 1759 km2, 113 km2 of which are the dominating water body of the Wadi El Rayan lakes. It is located about 65 km southwest of Faiyum city and 80 km west of the Nile River. The Wadi has been used for man-made lakes from agricultural drainage which has made a reserve of the two separate Wadi El Rayan Lakes.

    The reserve is composed of a 50.90 km2 upper lake and a 62.00 km2 lower lake, with waterfalls between the two. Among the springs, there are three sulphur springs at the southern side of the lower lake, with extensive mobile sand dunes. Wadi El Rayan Waterfalls are considered to be the largest waterfalls in Egypt.

    At the south and southeast of the springs is Gabal Manqueer Al Rayan, where marine fossils and archaeological remains are found. Gabal Madwera, near the lower lake, is known for its extensive dune formations.

    In the northwest is Wadi El Hitan, a protectorate containing fossils of extinct whales
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Valley of the Whales (Wadi Al-Hitan), Western Desert, Giza Egypt
    Wadi Al-Hitan, (Arabic: وادي الحيتان‎, "Whale Valley") is a paleontological site in the Faiyum Governorate of Egypt, some 150 km southwest of Cairo.[1] It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site[2] in July 2005[3] for its hundreds of fossils of some of the earliest forms of whale, the archaeoceti (a now extinct sub-order of whales). The site reveals evidence for the explanation of one of the greatest mysteries of the evolution of whales: the emergence of the whale as an ocean-going mammal from a previous life as a land-based animal. No other place in the world yields the number, concentration and quality of such fossils, as is their accessibility and setting in an attractive and protected landscape.[4] This is why it was added by the UNESCO to the list of protected World Heritage sites.

    The fossils found at the site may not be the oldest but their great concentration in the area and the degree of their preservation is to the extent that even some stomach contents are intact. The presence of fossils of other early animals such as sharks, crocodiles, saw fish, turtles and rays found at Wadi El-Hitan makes it possible to reconstruct the surrounding environmental and ecological conditions of the time, adding to its justification to be cited as a Heritage site.

    The first fossil skeletons of whales were discovered in the winter of 1902-3, For the next 80 years they attracted relatively little interest, largely due to the difficulty of reaching the area.

    At 1980 interest in the site resumed as four wheel drive vehicles became more readily available. Continuing interest coincided with the site being visited by fossil collectors, and many bones were removed, prompting calls for the site to be conserved. The remains display the typical streamlined body form of modern whales, yet retaining some of the primitive aspects of skull and tooth structure. The largest skeleton found reached up to 21 m in length,[6] with well-developed five-fingered flippers on the forelimbs and the unexpected presence of hind legs, feet, and toes, not known previously in any archaeological sites, Their form was serpentine and they were carnivorous. A few of these skeletal remains are exposed but most are shallowly buried in sediments, slowly uncovered by erosion. Wadi El-Hitan provides evidences of millions of years of coastal marine life.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: On night camping at the desert next to the lake, there is availability for rooms or camping tents as well.

    Day 2: Explore Giza pyramids, Great sphinx with an opportunity for shopping Egyptian handcrafts.

    Stop At: Great Sphinx, Al-Haram, Giza Egypt
    The Great Sphinx of Giza, commonly referred to as the Sphinx of Giza or just the Sphinx, is a limestone statue of a reclining sphinx, a mythical creature with the body of a lion and the head of a human. Facing directly from West to East, it stands on the Giza Plateau on the west bank of the Nile in Giza, Egypt.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Pyramids of Giza, Al Haram Str., Giza 12611 Egypt
    The Giza pyramid complex is an archaeological site on the Giza Plateau, on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt. It includes the three Great Pyramids (Khufu/Cheops, Khafre/Chephren and Menkaure/Mykerinos), the Great Sphinx, several cemeteries, a workers' village and an industrial complex. It is located in the Western Desert, approximately 9 km (5 mi) west of the Nile river at the old town of Giza, and about 13 km (8 mi) southwest of Cairo city center.

    The pyramids, which have historically been common as emblems of ancient Egypt in the Western imagination,[1][2] were popularized in Hellenistic times, when the Great Pyramid was listed by Antipater of Sidon as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. It is by far the oldest of the ancient Wonders and the only one still in existence.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    we do pick up from hotels, motels, inns, hostels, vacation rentals, points of interest, in case of pick up from the airport, it will be an extra charge.
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Wonders of Egypt Tours

Activity ID: V-69829P15

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