Adventure Day Tour To The Whale Valley, Magic Lake, Pottery village By Jeep
Marvel the legendary whale valley, magic lake and the pottery village at the western desert of Egypt, get rid out off the hustle and bustle of the city, go to the serenity to explore the geological history of ancient Egypt while to go around by Jeeps, get up and down of the cliffs and hills.
enjoy having lunch prepared by the nomads, they are really wonderful chiefs and cookers as well, food there has different taste.
explore one of the most famous pottery villages on earth planet, Ms Evline the founder of this beautiful village and the re-creator of this Egyptian products, this activity is an excellent chance for discovering different part of Egypt especially for who loving Safari.
per adult from
8 to 10 hours
Hotel pickup available
What's included :
- Private transportation
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Bottled water
- Professional tour guide
- Free visit to pottery workshop
- pick up / drop off
- Entry/Admission - Valley of the Whales (Wadi Al-Hitan)
- Entry/Admission - Wadi El-Rayan
What's excluded :
- personal spending
- Any extra
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Valley of the Whales (Wadi Al-Hitan), Western Desert, Giza Egypt
Whale Valley is a paleontological site in the Faiyum Governorate of Egypt, some 150 km southwest of Cairo. It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in July 2005 for its hundreds of fossils of some of the earliest forms of whale, the archaeologist (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. 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 ( it is name in arabic ) 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, with well-developed five-fingered flippers on the forelimbs and the unexpected presence of hind legs, feet, and toes, not known previously in anywhere else, 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
Stop At: Wadi El-Rayan, 65 km southwest of Faiyum city 80 km west of the Nile River, Al Fayyum Egypt
Located less than two hours away from Cairo, Wadi El Rayan is one of Egypt’s most famous nature reserves. Named after King El Rayan Ibn El Walid who had lived in the area with his army, the nature reserve is part of El Fayoum governnate and located 40km away from El Fayoum itself.
The Wadi El Rayan reserve consists of seven parts; the (loosely
translated) upper and lower oases, El Rayan Oasis, El Rayan Falls, El Modawara Mountain (or Jabal El Modawara in Arabic), El Rayan Mountain (Jabal El Rayan) and Wadi El Hitan (The Valley of the Whales). All these areas are full of amazing landscapes such as oases, mountains, rock formations and waterfalls.
Egyptian wildlife can also be seen in the area including white gazelles,Egyptian gazelles, sand foxes and fennec foxes, as well as rare species of resident birds, migrant birds and various kinds of eagles and falcons.
The area is also a major attraction to archaeologists due to the volume of marine fossils and archaeological remains found in there. Wadi El Hitan is named after the pre-historic whale fossils discovered in the area, which are considered to be the earliest whale fossils ever found and earned the valley.
its position on the UNESCO list of protected World Heritage sites.
El Rayan’s waterfalls are about 20km away from the reserve’s gate on the left side of the road (of which nearly two kilometres are unpaved). The waterfalls are beautiful but the unfortunate lack of attention by authorities makes them look worn out.
Only five kilometres away, Jabal El Modawara is the definition of beauty, When you climb this amazing mountain– which
isn’t too bad to climb by the way– the view from above will easily take your breath away. It’s also a great spot for bird-watching, especially if you plan on catching a glimpse of eagles or falcons.
Venturing further past Jabal El Modawara, adventurers may take a right and drive east for 30km on a dirt road to Wadi El Hitan.
Arriving in Wadi Hitan itself is quite an experience. Although
the visitor centre is built as a Bedouin-style building; it does feel a little disorienting to come across it after 30km of off-road hiking. As you venture past that, you are literally taking a walk through history as every turn in the.
path set out in the valley reveals another set of fossils belonging to
pre-historic monoliths of the sea. Unfortunately, many of the remains were only partially fossilized but you still get a feeling of the sheer size of these animals.
Duration: 2 hours
Departure Point :Traveler pickup is offered
we do pick up from hotels, motels, hostel, inns, vacation rentals, point of interest
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.