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Valley of Whales and Wadi El Rayan Water Falls Day Tour from Cairo provided by Emo Tours Egypt

Valley of Whales and Wadi El Rayan Water Falls Day Tour from Cairo

Valley of Whales and Wadi El Rayan Water Falls Day Tour from Cairo
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Tour snapshot
Go off the beaten track: Explore Egypt's Valley of the Whales
Duration:
8–10 hours
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    8–10 hours
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Go off the beaten track on this full-day, private tour to Wadi El Ryan. Head for some of Egypt's most magnificent natural wonders, including the country's highest waterfalls and the fossil-dotted Valley of the Whales (Wadi Al-Hitan). Includes lunch and round-trip hotel transfers.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8-10 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Arabic, German, Russian, Korean, Portuguese, Japanese, English, Chinese, Italian, French, Spanish
Highlights
  • Hassle-free pickup and drop-off from your Cairo or Giza hotel
  • Includes lunch at a local restaurant: No need to buy your own
  • Get insight into geology and history from your private guide
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8-10 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Arabic, German, Russian, Korean, Portuguese, Japanese, English, Chinese, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Hassle-free pickup and drop-off from your Cairo or Giza hotel
  • Includes lunch at a local restaurant: No need to buy your own
  • Get insight into geology and history from your private guide
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 10726P20
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Snacks
  • Lunch
  • Professional photographer guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Exclusions
  • Personal Items
  • Tipping
  • Entry fees
Duration
8–10 hours
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • At 8 am our tour guide will be waiting inside the lobby of your hotel and he will be holding a sign showing our company name Emo Tours
  • 1 Magles Al Shaeb, Ad Dawawin, El Sayeda Zeinab, Cairo Governorate, Egypt Cairo
  • كبده ومخ العمده(ام المصريين )الجيزه, 37شارع ربيع الجيزي بجوار مستشفى أم المصريين أمام البنك الاهلى، Al Omraneyah Ash Sharqeyah, Giza District, Giza Governorate, Egypt Giza
  • Al Massalah (6th of October), 6th of October City (2), Giza Governorate, Egypt Giza
  • X4RP+C33 Al Haram, Egypt Giza
  • 44 El-Omda St, Al Haram, Giza Governorate, Egypt Giza
  • Palma Residence Compound, المستثمرين الجنوبية، محافظة القاهرة‬،، Industrial Area, New Cairo 3, Cairo Governorate, Egypt Cairo
  • Airports:
  • Cairo Intl Airport, Cairo Egypt
  • Ports:
  • Cairo International Airport, Oruba Road، El Nozha, Cairo Governorate, Egypt
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult; Ages 0-5 are free of charge.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled 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
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Snacks
  • Lunch
  • Professional photographer guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Exclusions
  • Personal Items
  • Tipping
  • Entry fees
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • At 8 am our tour guide will be waiting inside the lobby of your hotel and he will be holding a sign showing our company name Emo Tours
  • 1 Magles Al Shaeb, Ad Dawawin, El Sayeda Zeinab, Cairo Governorate, Egypt Cairo
  • كبده ومخ العمده(ام المصريين )الجيزه, 37شارع ربيع الجيزي بجوار مستشفى أم المصريين أمام البنك الاهلى، Al Omraneyah Ash Sharqeyah, Giza District, Giza Governorate, Egypt Giza
  • Al Massalah (6th of October), 6th of October City (2), Giza Governorate, Egypt Giza
  • X4RP+C33 Al Haram, Egypt Giza
  • 44 El-Omda St, Al Haram, Giza Governorate, Egypt Giza
  • Palma Residence Compound, المستثمرين الجنوبية، محافظة القاهرة‬،، Industrial Area, New Cairo 3, Cairo Governorate, Egypt Cairo
  • Airports:
  • Cairo Intl Airport, Cairo Egypt
  • Ports:
  • Cairo International Airport, Oruba Road، El Nozha, Cairo Governorate, Egypt
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8–10 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult; Ages 0-5 are free of charge.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled 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
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 6 starting options
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Wadi El-Rayan
    Stop: 8 hours
    See details
  • 2
    Al-Fayoum Oasis tours
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Russell K
1 contribution
The tour to the Valley of the Whales was more fun then expected, and the lunch was the very best meal we had in Egypt. Mohamed Salah, our guide is very knowledgeable and speaks very good English. Our driver was Mohamed Hosney, and he is an expert Cairo driver!! Overall, I was very pleased with the excursion.
Written 24 January 2022
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Kkim
Edmond, OK4 contributions
We had a wonderful day! Great experience! I never imagined a waterfall or lakes at a desert. The surroundings were beautiful. Our guide Mohamed Salah was extremely knowledgeable and a fun person to be around. The driver Mohamed Hosney kept us safe with the crazy traffic. They are just the nicest people. I would highly recommend this tour.
Written 24 January 2022
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cmcaudillo
Fairfax, VA158 contributions
Dec. 2021
I highly recommend you take this day tour outside of Cairo and into the Sahara Desert-what an unforgettable experience! We had a great guide-Sayed Hamdy and he made the day so much fun! Egypt is full of wonder and ancient things and bustling cities, but this is something different and it is nice to see a different part of Egypt. We took a nice mini-bus to our entrance to the desert (with police escort for much of it for safety) and then took a Jeep/Land Cruiser racing across the desert-literally! Lots of fun on the sand dunes and crazy spinning in the sand which was unexpected and so fun. It felt so free to be in the middle of the desert. The Valley of Whales was very interesting and the waterfalls were so strange to see (the only ones in Egypt I think) in such an arid environment. We made a stop near Magic Lake and did the most fun thing we did in Egypt-Sand Surfing!! Well, we mostly actually just sat on the board and sort of went "sledding" down the sand dune but it was SO much fun! We were traveling with our 5 year old and she really enjoyed that as well (she went with an adult)-it was one of her favorite things in Egypt. We finished the day with a late lunch in a desert hut where the chicken was cooked in an underground (buried under the sand) bbq pit-the chicken was delicious! It was a great meal before heading back to Cairo. This was different from all of our other Egypt experiences and we are so glad that we went!
Written 10 January 2022
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Dear our valued customer First of all allow me to thank you for your time and consideration. we are more than proud and happy to hear that you have enjoyed every aspect of your tour and we will continue working hard to maintain the same level of progress. our biggest inspiration is your satisfaction. we are looking forward to welcome you again in the near future to try more of our tours. Sincerely, Emo Tours Egypt
Written 12 January 2022
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Oh2BTravelling
Greensboro, NC40 contributions
Oct. 2021 • Couples
I HIGHLY recommend you take this day trip — it is an amazing unique experience which will stand out in your memory unlike the many temples which you will struggle to keep mentally apart. We were the only two people on this tour, and hardly met other tourists in these places. No vendors either! In a way, I feel more people need to learn about this tour and take it. On the other hand, such private nature of it is part of what makes it so special. First, we went to see the incredible huge fossils of ancient whales and other marine life. This was followed by a safari in the sands climbing some huge rocks in a Jeep — my husband thought he was in heaven, but I held for dear life. The view from the top over the clearest lakes was breathtaking. We then went to the Magic Lake where we just waded, but you can really go swimming, and finally — to the picturesque waterfall. Before we headed back, we had an authentic Egyptian family-style meal sitting on the floor pillows around a low table with our tour guide and the drivers. The meal is included in the tour as well. A fantastic trip all around!

P.S. I would recommend taking some toilet paper with you since you will be in remote areas, and it may not be always available.
Written 18 October 2021
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Dear Esteemed Guest, We are delighted that you have enjoyed your stay with us. We thank you for sharing your pleasant experience which will serve as a further source of inspiration for us to achieve higher standards of hospitality excellence. Your generous comments have been conveyed to our team and has greatly motivated us all. We greatly value your feedback and look forward to welcoming you again Sincerely, Emo Tours Egypt
Written 22 October 2021
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Amber
10 contributions
Jun. 2021 • Friends
Absolutely amazing! Went to the Valley of Whales, saw the Magic Lake, and the Wadi El Rayan Waterfalls. 4-Wheeling through the Fayoum desert!! It was really an amazing experience!
Written 25 June 2021
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Dear our valued customer Thank you for your support and we would like to inform that we are taking every measure to ensure better service and greater customer satisfaction at all time . I do wish to welcome you and your family in one of our tours soon Best regards, Emo Tours Egypt
Written 27 June 2021
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Anton A
London, England, United Kingdom10 contributions
Apr. 2021
There are things that you must see (like pyramids and Egyptian museum) and things you will remember for very long. This tour is the second one. It's not too popular, but you definitely should extend your stay in Cairo for at least one day to go to the desert and valley of whales.

Walking in the middle of Sahara while casually stepping on 40 million year old fossils and having chance to see skeletons of whales/dolphins with legs is an experience for life. Add to that building of the museum according to traditional ways of building - and you will find yourself in the middle of Tatooine. After that you get to have stunning views of lakes surrounded by desert and some jeep riding on sand. I think you can also ride a snowboard on sand, but we didn't take that since we were travelling with 5 year old daughter.

Both drivers (one takes you from the hotel to the desert, another one drives the jeep around the desert) were nice and helpful. Jeep was a bit old, but comfortable enough.

While experience is absolutely stunning there were couple of setbacks. They were not bad enough to reduce our enjoyment, but they are things to consider.
The price seems to be a bit too high and it does not include tickets. The latter was an absolute surprise for us as we took limited amount of cash to the trip. It's a bit strange not to include 10-15 dollars in to the price of a 250 bucks tour. I'm sure it will not affect desicion if it costed 265 dollars, but without a hassle of paying on site for tickets.

The guide was ok, he was very friendly and helpful, adapted the trip according to our requests, and he even brought some materials to tell a bit on history of pyramids, but overall was not very informative. The trip doesn't suppose a lot of storytelling, but wikipedia articles told us a lot more about the sites than guided tour.

There are several tours at nearly the same price from different companies and you definitely should take one of them, although I'm not sure which will be the best organisationally wise.
Written 29 April 2021
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Dear our valued customer First of all allow me to thank you for your time and consideration. I would like to thank you for your positive and negative points of view which are highly appreciated and help us to improve our service by rewinding the good ones and taking a serious action with the bad ones as our priority is the satisfaction of our guest . And for the price of activities not included in the cost of the trip there is a misunderstanding because of the tickets and we would like to inform you that the tour that has been booked includes the main costs only, and any other ticket not included in the tour, and this is only a misunderstanding, and you will find in the reservation link that it is written what is included in the price of the tour. Best regards, Emo Tours Egypt
Written 1 May 2021
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JLC-1972
Hellerup, Denmark236 contributions
Nov. 2020 • Friends
This tour should not be referred to as just a visit to Valley of the Whales and the Waterfall. It should be described as a comprehensive dessert safari. The trip from Cairo was in a comfortable sedan, and after tea at on oasis we switched to a Land Cruiser. Then we took off across the dessert. The scenery in the Valley of the Whales is impressive - even without the fossils. It is also amazing to visit a top modern museum in the middle of nowhere. After the fossil walk, we again set off across the dessert - up and down steep dunes at high speed, until we reached a camp where sand boarding was offered. After yet more superb off-roading we reached the waterfall, and although not among the biggest you may visit, it is a nice area, and fun to see the locals playing in the water. We returned to the first oasis for a late lunch and then switched cars for the drive back to Cairo. The tour took 10 hours, not 8, but that did not matter at all - it was the best day of our week in Cairo, and we thoroughly enjoyed this our second tour with Mohammad.
Written 22 November 2020
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Dear our valued customer Thank you so much for sharing your travel experience you had with us. The fact that you mention that our tours were without doubt the best run tours that you’ve ever been on means a lot to us! We love to read that you enjoyed all the destinations and activities 100%, that the itinerary suited you perfectly, that you loved the restaurants we picked and that you had a lot of fun! Because that’s exactly what we want for you and our visitors We hope to see you again Best regards, Emo Tours Egypt
Written 25 December 2020
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Jtan77
9 contributions
Oct. 2019 • Couples
We did the tour valley of whale with Emo tour, and the tour guide name is Ahmed Morsy. The tour itself is very unique and spechless. Uniqe because we can see egypt from different side.
Mostly people only know about Giza pyramids, Luxor, Aswan, nile cruise and surrounding Cairo.
Spechless because we can't say anything about how good the tour is.
The night before the tour, when i told to my wife about the last tour we gonna do for tomorrow (we already did 6 tours before this tour include Giza pyramids, luxor, Abu simbel and many), she is not interested. But after we did the tour she's the one had big smile. And also we did the sand boarding in the middle of dessert. The tour become alive because our tour guide and our driver(he's name also Ahmed). He's not only good tour guide, he also good photographer. He took so many pictures of us. Along the tour he always make us comfortable and make us laughing because he is so funny.
After the tour we had lunch with traditional egypt food.
Overall this is the best tour we had in egypt.
If somebody wanna see egypt from different side, we recommend this tour.
Written 8 October 2019
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Dear Our Valued Customer First of all we would like to convey our heartiest thanks to you for your wonderful Feedback We are sure that Without your Feedback, it would not have been possible at all for any other travelers to know about who we are we are happy that you and your family enjoyed the day We appreciate your time and efforts in Providing a feedback to us . Thank you Kind regards, Emo Tours Egypt
Written 9 October 2019
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FERNANDO V
Miami, FL45 contributions
Let me started by saying that the Tour guy was very professional and knowledge. Let me honest the valley of the whale is very nice historical but there really nothing that will give you a wow factor. The tour guy believe he saw that and he made so much enjoyable. We drove through some sand mountain in old Toyota . Which was incredibly fun . He when out of his way and took us and show us different area of the dessert. He kept it fun and interesting through out the whole time. Great guide. Well definitely be using Emo tour again because of him.
Written 23 September 2018
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Dear Happy Guest. Thank you for giving us a perfect rating and for recommending our tours to other travelers. I’m sure our entire tour staff enjoyed catering to your needs as much as you enjoyed your tour We really Thank you! Best Regards Emo Egypt Tours
Written 6 May 2019
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Missy W
1 contribution
First time traveling to Egypt and was THRILLED with this tour! Great food, amazing scenery, detailed history lesson and friendly, thoughtful tour guide and driver. Both went out of their way to insure the tour met our expectations. Would highly recommend this to others!
Written 5 September 2018
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Dear Our Valued Traveller Please allow me to express Our sincere appreciation and thanks for your detailed review We are sure that Without your review, it would not have been possible at all for any other travelers to know about who we are and the services we offer. We Much appreciated Yours truly EMO TOURS EGYPT
Written 23 June 2019
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