The Whale Valley (Wadi al-Hitan)

One of the major steps in the history of the evolution of whales was their emergence as an ocean-going mammal from their previous life as land-based animals.

Join your guide on a discovery on its own, as you walk through bizzare geological formations formed by erosion and discover some of the once more than 200 very well preserved whale fossils of Wadi Al-Hitan. Have a close look and actually see these huge skeletons (up to 21m/68ft) being equipped with well-developed five-fingered flippers and hind legs, feet, and toes.

All in all, a remarkable journey into millions of years of costal maritime life.


Day 1:
Wadi Al-Hitan (“Whale Valley”) and Wadi Rayan

In the morning, drive southwest through parts of the Fayyum Oasis to the Wadi Al-Hitan, the “Whale Valley” and take your time walking through the bizzare landscape and discovering the fascinating whale fossils.

In the early afternoon, drive through the shifting sand dunes of Wadi Rayan and see some of the beautiful lime stone formations before arriving at the man made sweet water lakes creating a minimized oasis within the Fayyum Oasis.

Finally, make a photo-stop by the famous waterfalls of Wadi Rayan before returning to Cairo.

All transportation in 4×4 cars which can take a maximum of 4 passengers only!

Tour Details


All our tours are private tours including private transportation and private guiding.

  • All-day excursion to Wadi Al-Hitan including transportation by 4×4 cars and qualified guiding (all major languages available).
  • Lunch (incl. beverages, picnic boxes).
  • Recommended gratuities (app. 5 €).
  • All admission fees (app. 5 €) .
  • All government permissions.


All prices are inclusive of all mentioned services and valid throughout the year except major holidays during the high season. Please inquire for details.

  • Private tour, 1-2 people: Upon request.
  • Private tour, 3 to 9 people: 135 €
  • Private tour, 10+ people: 95 €

Customize Your Tour

Please feel free to provide us with your own ideas and preferences about your tour. Our travel professionals will be happy to tailor your personalized tour exactly as you want it to be!

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