Egypt Excursions and Day Tours
/ Al Fayoum Oasis Day Tour Karanais and Lake Qarun
Al Fayoum Tours
Tour departs from centrally located Cairo and Giza hotels.
Tour returns to the original point of departure
Explore the oasis of Fayoum, which is located 48 miles (80 kilometers) south of Cairo. The visitors, who choose to go for this private day tour, will have a very different feeling away from the capital. The day tour includes a visit to the ruins of Kranais. Karanis (Kom Oushim) is 40 away from Cairo on the main road. It contains two Temples, the South temple and the North one. Both date back to the Greek era as well as some cisterns, public baths, and mudbrick houses. Leaving Karanis, you will enjoy the agricultural landscape of vegetation. Rural life is one of the pleasant experiences of Al Fayoum. Your next destination will be Lake Moris as the Greeks called it but Arabs call it Lake Qarun. The Lake is an expansive one. It is not a big swimming spot, but even the sight of the lake on the edge of the desert is refreshing, and you can rent a rowing boat. The lake is now an important bird area where thousands of migratory birds rest during their winter migration pattern south, including large numbers of flamingos.
After cooling down and having lunch at a local restaurant there, you will return to Cairo.
Price quotes are in US dollars per person per trip and are valid until April 30th, 2020. Please inquire for pricing over Christmas, New Year’s, and Easter holidays.
Reservations should be made as early as possible to book the desired holiday. Space on a given tour will be secured upon receipt a deposit of 25% of the full price. This payment will be 50% during the Christmas and New Year holidays and on packages including airfare. This deposit counts as part of your final payment. Deposits can be made by bank wire transfer or sent via Western Union or paid using a credit card (Visa or MasterCard). Payment should be received within 7 days of booking.
8 years ago
Your Egypt Tours - thanks for the memories (and a first class service).
My wife and I have been visiting Egypt annually for several years now. On the first occasion, purely by chance, we enlisted the services of Mamdouh Ismail, one of the Your Egypt Tours organizers and guides. Thereafter we have actively sought him out in each of the last eight years' repeat visits - not just because of his excellent English and his extensive freely shared knowledge, but also for his personal kindness and consideration (and he is punctual - a bit of a rarity in these parts). He is a an informative but easy-going guide and a first class organizer, with trips ranging from outings to the various pyramid fields and places of interest in and around Cairo and Fayoum, to more lengthy tours to the Western Desert and its oases. Wonderful, wonderful memories. Written with thanks - Anne and George Chisholm.
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