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Valley of the Whales (Wadi Al-Hitan): Tours & Tickets

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Reviewed June 26, 2019

An amazing piece of history and a sad reminder of the effects of climate change. Not recommended to visit during the hot seasons. And be prepared for a long drive. The drive was amazing though, through a very white sandy desert.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Cleopatricia1969
Reviewed May 13, 2019

I went there with the help of great guide Ms. Mona Gomaa ( +20 100509 3086). From Cairo we did one day tour. During this one day tour we had great time in desert. She showed us very interesting sites as well. Whlae valley is...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Atila E
Reviewed February 9, 2019

This protected area is about two hours outside of Cairo by car and is worth visiting. My excursion included 4x4ing in the desert (great fun!) a visit to the Magic Lake (an oasis) dinner at a Bedouin site and the stunning Valley. It's must for...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Krista M
Reviewed January 28, 2019

We did a long, but fun, day trip to see the Fossil Whales, Al Ritan, Al Fayoum in the western Sahara at Wadi Al-Hitan with Nahla from Toursbylocals & it was amazing. She knows the area very well. My photos describe it all much better...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank David B L
Reviewed November 8, 2018 via mobile

This was a camping trip in the desert for us with a side trip to the whale bones. So firstly the journey from Cairo into the desert is tough, you’re going in a 4 by 4 across sand dunes and yes your driver is going...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank SophieB179
Reviewed October 12, 2018

wonderful place.. i was there several times... you have to go before sun up... you have to have sun block... sun glasses... and of course water enough to spend such a wonderful day... the land is flat...

Date of experience: November 2017
2  Thank Ahmed K
Reviewed October 8, 2018

so nice to see to feel to visit that area its date back for more than 1000.000 ago will get new experience

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank EgyptsTours-com
Reviewed July 10, 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

Date of experience: December 2017
2  Thank raghu67
Reviewed June 17, 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

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank samerelsaadany
Reviewed January 22, 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

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Ahmed Y
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March 13, 2018|
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Response from Ahmed Y | 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
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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!!