Wadi El Rayan

Wadi El Rayan: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Cairo: 4x4 Desert Safari, Sandsurf, and Camel Ride

1. From Cairo: 4x4 Desert Safari, Sandsurf, and Camel Ride

Start with pickup from your hotel or another selected location in Cairo or Giza between 7:30 AM and 8:30 AM. Board a comfortable air-conditioned car and enjoy a comfortable 100-minute ride to the Wadi El Rayan Desert. Upon arrival, enjoy fantastic views of the Wadi El Rayan waterfalls in the heart of the desert. Admire the powerful cascades of water which provide a stark contrast to the surrounding arid landscape. If you are lucky, catch glimpses of desert wildlife in the area such as the slender-horned gazelle. Next, make a stop for photos of the beautiful Mudawara Mountains. Then, get ready to enjoy the desert adventure. Board the 4X4 car for some dune bashing and experience the excitement as the car glides through yellow, soft sand. After riding over the dunes, stop to enjoy some sandboarding. Strap yourself to the sandboard and glide down the sparkling, yellow sand at a fast pace. Next, mount a camel and feel like a Bedouin explorer as you ride through the beautiful desert terrain. After the camel ride, stop at a Bedouin desert camp and enjoy an elaborate and delicious BBQ lunch. Once you are done with your lunch, you will be dropped back to your hotel or selected location in Cairo or Giza.

From Cairo: Fayoum Oasis and Wadi Al Rayan Guided Tour

2. From Cairo: Fayoum Oasis and Wadi Al Rayan Guided Tour

Begin your adventure with a morning pick-up at your Cairo hotel. Travel to the Fayoum Oasis in a comfortable, air-conditioned van with your personal guide. Explore the desert lakes of Fayoum Oasis and gaze at ruined, ancient temples. Marvel at the waterfalls of Wadi Al Rayan. Board a private van at your hotel in Cairo. Go on a relaxing drive to Fayoum, 105km southwest of Cairo. Arrive at Fayoum Oasis in the desert and admire the birds at Quaroun lake. Delve into the ancient city of Karanis and see the collection of statues and Roman portraits at Fayoum Museum. Stop for lunch during your tour. Travel to Wadi Al Rayan nature reserve, known for its lakes, springs, and wildlife. Snap some photos of the largest waterfall in Egypt. Ride on a traditional wooden sailboat, known as a felucca. Finish your tour as your driver takes you back to your hotel in Cairo.

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What people are saying about Wadi El Rayan

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 66 reviews

To be honest: we think this was the best day we ever had in Cairo! The guide and our driver matched perfectly! Thanks for having us and a really big thanks to both for this awesome trip - we'll always remember that day! May god be with these two kindly persons an be blessed! It was very nice to meet you both and we'll never forget you! ❤️ To be honest: if I do this trip again in my lifetime, then I prefer these both - Nadia Ghanem as a guide and Tarek Mahgob as our driver! The whole day was absolutely perfect! ❤️

We were 11 days in egypt, and did a lot of tours, and this was by far the best of them all! Our guide and driver were the best! Awesome fun on the dunes, beautiful sights and delicious meal!!! Will definitely recommend

This trip is one for the bucket list. As solo female traveler my main concern is safety and when it comes to Fares EMS you’re more than safe. He went above and beyond. I couldn’t ask for a better guide!

unforgettable day for the breathtaking landscapes but also for the luck of having had Hany as a guide, special and super expert did not give us missing even so much fun

Fares took us into an amazing day trip in the deep desert, he is very professional, kind, and funny. Thank you very much for everything, we had so much fun.