Immersive Escape

House of Fayoum

Nature, art and local life
3 days, 2 nights
from Sept to June

Start 450 € per person

House of Fayoum

Nature, art and local life

Discover the hidden gem of Fayoum Oasis, a lesser-known destination brimming with natural beauty and rich history. Renowned for its exquisite pottery, Fayoum boasts a remarkable artisanal heritage. Immerse yourself in the heart of the oasis with a desert safari or on a horseback, exploring the stunning landscapes where the desert meets the tranquil lakes. Dive into local life with hands-on pottery workshops and other traditional crafts, offering a unique glimpse into the vibrant culture and skilled craftsmanship of Fayoum.

intensity

50%

Local activities

90%

culture

55%

Art

90%

nature

90%

the program 

the program 

the program 

Highlights

The House of Fayoum  is an authentic and immersive experience, offering a perfect blend of natural beauty, history, and cultural immersion.

  • Immersion in the heart of the oasis
  • Discover its artistic heritage (Tunis village, pottery workshops and other traditionnal crafts)
  • Exploration of the oasis and its lakes with a desert safari by 4X4 or on a horseback
  • Stay at Tzila lodge, a rustic ecolodge in the heart of the village
  • Participate in ocal activities (Birdwatching, cooking & pottery class, farming activities..)

Day to day

Day 1 - Desert Safari
  • Arrival in Fayoum by private transportation from Cairo (around 100km , 1,5 hours).
  • Check in at Tzila lodge.
  • Meet your guide and 4×4 driver at the hotel.
  • Drive to Wadi El Rayan, enjoying the stunning desert landscapes along the way and stop at the Wadi Al Rayan waterfalls.
  • Continue to Wadi El Hitan (Valley of the Whales), a UNESCO World Heritage site and explore the open-air museum and see the fossilized whale skeletons.
  • Lunch in the desert, prepared by the bedouins.
  • Drive to the Magic Lake, known for its changing colors and beautiful setting, have a chance to swim or relax by the lake.
  • Drive back to your lodge.
  • Free evening at the lodge or in Tunis village.
Day 2 - Art and local activities
  • Option for bird watching at 06:30 am – duration 2,5 h – Fayoum and more specifically Lake Qarun is one of the best birds watching location in Egypt.
  • Breakfast at the lodge
  • Walking visit of Tunis village, explore the fascinating history behind its famous pottery, understand its renowned craftsmanship, and even participate in a hands-on pottery-making class.
  • Visit and lunch in an agri lodge (baking class and farming activities will be offered to you).
  • Kayak, boat ride or horse back riding by the lake Qarun.
  • Free evening and dinner.
Day 3 - Transfer back to Cairo
  • Breakfast at Tzila lodge
  • Private transportation back to Cairo or Airport
Accomodations

Tzila lodge

Experience culture, art, and comfort all in one rustic ecolodge.
The lodge is located in Tunis village in the heart of the pottery schools, shops and art center.

Whether you’re escaping the busy life, looking for something different, or simply uncovering the beauty of Fayoum, Tzila Lodge will make your “back to nature” experience even more memorable.

About the lodge

Tzila Lodge, the second oldest building in Tunis Village, was renovated multiple times along its forty five years.

Its architectural structure is designed to follow the ancestral Fayoum method of dome construction whilst meeting the requirements of modern day life thus adding a spice of culture to your stay.

Amenities

Tzila’s location provides its guests a spectacular view of Lake Qaroun, making its rooftop terrace the perfect place to observe the sunrise. A private pool is also accessible to all guests to use anytime during the stay. A simple fusion of oriental & western cuisine is presented at Tzila Restaurant by combining rich influences from local ingredients to create an authentic culinary sensation.

More details
  • Rooftop & 180 view overlooking Lake Qaroun and Qatrany Mountains.
  • Pool and Pool bar, accessible anytime.
  • Restaurant : Tzila Restaurant offers a mouthwatering of local cuisines. The team can also creating special meals to suit your tastes or your dietary needs.
  • Campfire : Multiple campfire spots, scattered around the lodge, ideal for cold days, star gazing & roasting snacks

Rooms

Tzila Lodge has eleven unique rooms, each designed and beautifully furnished with the element of ancient motifs and traditional techniques reflecting Egypt’s wealth of inspirational culture and heritage. Domes, arches, thick walls, and absence of cement keep the rooms cool during the summer and warm during the cold winters. The rooms’ layout are spread in an Omda style house. Each room has a distinct layout but all offer the same traditional vibe.

More details
  • All rooms are equipped with air conditioning and mini bar
  • Queen or twin bedded rooms
  • Single , double or triple occupancy
  • Bathroom amenities
  • Private terrace

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Practical
informations

Good to know
  • Language : English or French or Arabic
  • A mixed stay accessible to all
  • This escape is recommended as an extension of another escape
  • Suitable for all type of travelers :  Solo, family with kids, small groups..
Included
  • Private transportation from Cairo (2 ways).
  • Price pp based on 2 adults sharing
  • Stay in a shared double room in Tzila lodge
  • All breakfasts and lunch are included.
  • Desert safari with guide
  • Entry tickets to cultural & historical sites
  • Local activities as per program
Not included
  • International flights
  • Individual travel insurance
  • Entry visa to Egypt
    [Dunya assists and guides you on these points]
  • Single or triple room supplement at Tzila lodge (€..)
  • Internet card (between €15).
  • Paid beverages (alcohol and soda)
  • Local tips

The House of
Fayoum

From
450 € 

If this escape inspires you to explore more of Egypt, Dunya can assist you in organizing an extension before or after. Egypt offers a multitude of beautiful places to discover, such as the Nile cruise, Cairo and the pyramids, Siwa Oasis, white desert and many more. For more information, contact the Dunya team at the following address: info@dunya-escapes.com