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Valley of the Whales (Wadi Al-Hitan)

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Amazing Experience

A place which many centuries ago was a part of the ocean is today a dessert .And driving thru the... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
Stories and peace of mind.

I was amazed by the history the place has to tell, the fossils tell a story of whales and dolphins... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2018
Giza, Egypt
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

A place which many centuries ago was a part of the ocean is today a dessert .And driving thru the desert and visiting the museum is an amazing experience once should not miss. Had planned this safari with a night stay in desert along with...More

1  Thank raghu67
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

I visited this as part a safari trip to Wadi ElRayan, ElRayan water falls, the magic lake ... The place is located deep far in the natural reserve 1 hour to go (driving 30 ~ 40 KM/h in a land cruiser ) What to expect...More

Thank Samer E
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

I was amazed by the history the place has to tell, the fossils tell a story of whales and dolphins, the rocks tell a story of the earth and describes days that earth when through. And at the night, you just need to look up...More

Thank A-Yasser
Reviewed 4 January 2018

Just amazing! The trip to the valley is a adventure for itself, and the valley of fossils is amazing, pittoresque and interessting. Good explained whats happen in ancient times in the little museum. The guys in the little restaurant are helpful and really kind. I...More

Thank michlmichl
Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

We travelled here with our guide Mido from Tailor Made Egypt, I think everyone should spend a night under the stars in the desert. We arrived late afternoon and while our driver set up camp and cooked an amazing meal, we went to look at...More

1  Thank Will H
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

This trip was just amazing. I took this trip with Egypt tailor made and was looked after VERY WELL. I was a bit skeptical at first travelling out in the desert with 2 tour guides I had just met but they knew the desert very...More

Thank cherelle_harding
Reviewed 27 August 2017

If your are planning a vacation to Egypt or an Egyptian you should definitely go there. You will have an amazing view of the sky at night you will see a 50 million years old fossils and you will enjoy the camping place there and...More

1  Thank Ahmed_M_Farid
Reviewed 27 July 2017

One of the most amazing place on earth to see million years old skeleton of marine animals in very good condition, in the middle of dessert, hundreds km away from the ocean. The scenery is out of world. The museum is not big but very...More

1  Thank wisnu315
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

This place was submerged underwater, 40 million years old whales , so beautiful creatures , reserved in the stones, this place is peace of heaven. 3 hours drive from cairo, 4×4 cars is highly recommended to reach the place, as it wasnot a pleasant trip...More

1  Thank Mahmud E
Reviewed 28 March 2017

What a place! In the middle of nowhere! Egypt has done an incredible job with this site. A spectacular museum is on the site which displays the archaeological finds--whale bones dating from about 40 million years ago. I loved the serenity of this place. The...More

2  Thank James A
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Response from A-Yasser | Reviewed this property |
Hello, I checked with the company I used and unfortunately, they are not arranging any tours in that date, I don't know about single foreigner travellers, but we had foreigners among the group and there where no problems at... More
Thereza L
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Response from sanjay b | Reviewed this property |
We returned to Cairo. Did I mention that it rained the last time we were there! The desert bloomed with spiders and other insects!!