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Day 01: Arrival at Cairo airport, meeting and assistance by our representative. Transfer to hotel, dinner & overnight.
Day 02: Cairo After breakfast morning tour to the great Pyramids of Giza, the valley temple of Chephren and the sphinx. Lunch at local restaurant in the Saqqara area. Proceed to Memphis, the first capital of ancient Egypt, which contains a colossal statue of King Ramses II as well as the famous Alabaster Sphinx. Not far away is the necropolis of Saqqara with the step pyramid of King Zoser, the first pyramid ever built. Dinner and overnight at hotel.


Day 03: Cairo After breakfast, you will visit the Egyptian Museum where you will admire the splendid collection of Tutankhamen alongside many other fascinating artifacts. Then visit one of Cairo's most popular tourist attractions is Salah El Din's Citadel and the largest Ottoman mosque in the first half of the 19th century , Alabaster Mosque of Mohamed Ali. Combining fascinating history with shopping in a lively Khan El Khalili Bazaar and lunch at a local restaurant. Back to hotel, dinner and overnight in Cairo.


Day 04 Fayoum Oasis - Wadi El Rayyan: Pick up at your hotel in Cairo, via air-conditioned vehicle and drive to Fayoum that is the largest oasis in Egypt, situated 90 km south west of Cairo, 75 km from Giza Pyramids. Fayoum in the old ages was the county number 21 among the Egyptian counties. Fayoum consider one of the governorates of North Upper Egypt region. It is characterized by water wheels which make El Fayoum different from any other governorate. Drive until you reach the checkpoint at Kom Oshim. Transfer to Lake Qarun. It is considered the oldest natural lake in the world, the third largest lake in Egypt and the rest of lake Old Maurice. you will enjoy the bird watching as (Coots,Greebes,Shorebirds and Ducks) at Lake Qarun. After that you will be driven to Wadi Al Rayan. It is located on the middle of the Fayoum desert, about 140 Km from Cairo. It is now totally covered by two gigantic fresh water lakes, the two lakes have different altitudes, and therefore a waterfall was created where they meet. Visit the birds' Eco Tourism. Enjoy your lunch then back to dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 05 Wadi el Rayyan - Birdwatching near the lakes: Fayoum, once known as the Land of Wine and Roses, is the nearest oasis to Cairo and is still the most fertile in Egypt. This tour will take you to the Pyramids of Senusret II and Amenemhet III, the old waterwheels and Lake Qarun. Fayoum provides a splendid mix of Pharaonic, Christian and Islamic monuments and has been called the garden of Egypt. then proceed to the lakes created in the 1970, the 113 Sq Km of laks are fed by excess drainage from Fayoum`s irrigation system. The upper and lower lakes are connected by a canal and Egypt’s only waterfall. The lakes provide habitat for open water species like coot , great crested grebe and ducks species; as well as watlands species like pied king fisher, moorhen and purple gallinue in the shoreline reedbeds and the series of fish farms between the upper and lower lakes. While the upper lake is good for passerines like the clamorous reed warbler, sedge warbler and lesser whitethroat in the reed beds: the lower lke is better for ducks such as mallard, teal coot and herons. Winter waders include stint, red shank, and common sandpiper. Overnight at hotel.


Day 06 Wadi el Rayyan - Birdwatching in the desert : The desert is dominated by gravel and nummulite-covered plains, with sand dunes and cliffs and rocky outcrops. While the plains and dunes have little to offer birds or birders, the cliffs provide ideal nesting habitat for species like the sooty falcon, the brown-necked raven, the pharaoh`s eagle owl and black kite. The rocky outcrops also provide shelter for migrants crossing the Sahara such as lanner falcon, Barbary falcon and Montagu`s harrier during fall migration. Overnight at hotel.

Day 07 Wadi el Rayyan - Birdwatching at the mineral springs : The springs’ oasis consists of four springs; accessible only on foot .it is one of the only uninhabited oases in Egypt .the water and vegetation make the oasis an important habitat for many desert species in wrpa. Typical birds include year- round residents like the hoopoe lark and great grey shrike, as well as migrants like the rufous bush robin, red- backed shrike and ovilvaceous warbler. Overnight at hotel.

Day 08 Wadi el Rayyan - Birdwatching in cultivated area: The land pecalmation area on the lower lake has about 10.000 hectares of cultivated land. Similar to the habitat of the Fayoum oasis and Nile valley, some of the same species are found, spesies include the cattle egret senagel coucala, as well as collared dove and spur- winged plover. Overnight at hotel.
Day 9: Fayoum - Cairo After breakfast return to Cairo and overnight.
Day 10: Final departure Breakfast , Check out, transfer to Cairo International Airport for you final departure.