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65 km southwest of Faiyum city | 80 km west of the Nile River, Al Fayyum, Egypt
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All reviews sand boarding wadi el magic lake off road beautiful place nice walk private transfer small boat peace of mind fun activity sand dunes activities lakes whales desert middle cairo
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place is nicely left raw ,great activities to please teens and young children , you can enjoy sand boarding and horse/ camel rides. Lovely scenery of the dunes and lake. Enjoyable day that is worth going.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Koko2013
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's not a common thing to see waterfalls in the middle of the desert but this place has them. You can also have a boat ride in the lake and a basic meal and drink. No alcoholic beverages are being served in the few cafeterias...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Omar A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place is so clean and safe and quite to spend a perfect for relaxation and enjoying the sun and the nature where u can c the water falls and u can have a trip in the lake with a small boat where u can...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank dr_ahmed_osama
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Waterfalls are amazing and the views there are great, the only problem is that we had to take our car off road for about 3 KM to reach the waterfalls as the road is not prepared

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kareemmallah
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took a lovely boat ride that took us around the lake and back to see the waterfall. The tour guide we had offered a lovely local snack of feteer with both a savoury and sweet dip.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank hadilhammad
Reviewed 11 December 2018

The drive there was the best part. If you don’t have a 4wheeler then don’t go. I saw people using their sedans and it just broke my heart seeing what will become of their cars. The dirt road was very bumpy and I was off...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank proshamen
Reviewed 26 November 2018

Amazing Nature and Landscape. Relaxing with no noise. Took a lovely boat trip in the lake. Enjoyed sand boarding so much.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Hadeel90
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

I visited Wadi El Hitan,with my family last week end( 30 September, 2018) We booked a Safari Trip with a landcruiser during our stay at Lazib inn hotel. Our ExpertTour leader, Etman, gave us such a wonderful memorable tour We drove into the vast beautiful...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Dina A
Reviewed 1 October 2018

Location : It is located on the middle of the Fayoum desert, about 140 Km from Cairo How to reach? By vehicle: If you need a private transfer, Memphis tours can arrange that for you by Air-conditioned modern vehicle from anywhere in Cairo or Giza...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank gracewaytravel
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

The landscape is adorable without any disturbing noises nor man-made lights. Sand boarding is a popular activity there, much enjoyable and quite safe as well. But the major attraction, in my opinion, is the charming view of the extremely clear sky with many constellations especially...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Response from 213ehabk | Reviewed this property |
Hi , For me I have only visited it in winter I don’t know about summer but I think it will be hot as it is a valley, safety is not a concern the place is totally safe . As for the driver or tour guid I prefer to be through... More
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