One-day Private Tour to the Whale Valley from Cairo
Come with me on a tour to the Whale Valley, Wadi Rayan Protected Area and Tunis Pottery Village. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005, the Whale Valley is a strictly protected zone that contains invaluable fossils of the earliest, extinct whales. The fossils represent one of the major stories of evolution: the emergence of the whale as an ocean-going mammal from a previous life as a land-based animal. The presence of fossils of other early animals like sharks, crocodiles, saw fish and turtles makes it possible to reconstruct the surrounding environment and ecological conditions of that time (40 million years ago).
Go around Wadi Rayan, a natural depression 43 meters below sea level, the waterfalls and the lakes. Visit Tunis Pottery Village where a Swiss potter, Evelyne Porret, moved in in the 1960s and built a pottery studio.
See my tour of the Whale Valley with Taylor and Kayla, owners of the travel blog the Wandering Route: https://thewanderingroute. com
- Pick up at the hotel. Drive straight to Fayoum. Get on board a 4X4 land cruiser and proceed to the Whale Valley. Visit the Climatic Change Museum at the Whale Valley.
- Explore the Whale Valley, one of the best places on earth to vividly show the evolution of whales. It's in this amazing valley that scientists have identified more than 400 types of whale and cow skeletons, other bones and shells and plant fossils. Some of them are preserved in soft rock.
- Playing with sand board.
- Head to Wadi El-Rayan, a natural depression. See the beautiful lakes and waterfalls. Enjoy the spectacular scenery where deep blue waters meet yellow desert sand.
- Stop for lunch (optional).
- Drive back to the hotel.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
End Point Options: Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 9 hours
Transportation by a modern, comfortable, clean and air-conditioned limousine, van, minibus or bus with a professional driver from Cairo.
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
- Admission Tickets
Estimated Local Cash Needed
300 Egyptian pounds - Lunch and beverages.
- Food, Drinks, Snacks