Wadi El-Rayan

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Egypt's Al Fayyum governorate is home to the breathtaking natural reserve of Wadi el Rayan. Approximately 65 kilometres southwest of Al Fayyum, the reserve can be found in the middle of the Western Desert. There is a lot of local and tourist traffic because of the area's stunning scenery.

Things to do at Wadi El Rayan:

  • Explore the water bodies and the treasures they hold:

The upper and lower lakes of Wadi el Rayan are connected by a cascading waterfall. The upper lake is a freshwater lake formed when water from the Nile River was diverted to the depression via a man-made waterfall. The lower lake, which is saltwater, has been around for a very long time.

  • Embrace the wealth of flora and fauna available here:

The reserve is teeming with exotic plants and animals. It is possible to see numerous species of birds, such as flamingos, white-eyed gulls, and slender-billed gulls. Dorcas gazelles, one of Egypt's rarest and most imperilled species, call this reserve home as well.

  • Get a powerful dose of oxygen and adrenaline rush at the same time:

Outdoor enthusiasts flock to Wadi el Rayan for a variety of recreational pursuits. Hiking through the reserve is a great way for visitors to see the beautiful scenery and search for the local wildlife. An additional favourite pastime is cooling off in the lakes during the hot summer months.

  • Bask in the heritage of the place:

Wadi el Rayan is a culturally significant location in addition to its stunning natural beauty. Several ancient sites can be found in the region, including the remnants of a Greco-Roman settlement from the third century BC.

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    5 hours

Address of Wadi El-Rayan

Youssef Al-Siddiq Center, Fayoum 2812001

Opening & Closing time of Wadi El-Rayan

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