Riding Escape

House of Fayoum

A magical ride by the lakes
4 days, 3 nights
from Sept to May

from 800 € per person

House of Fayoum

A magical ride by the lakes

Embarking on a horseback riding adventure in Fayoum offers a deeply immersive way to explore the oasis, away from the usual tourist routes. Riding through this serene landscape not only allows you to access areas inaccessible to 4×4 vehicles but also fosters a profound connection with nature. It’s an unparalleled opportunity to experience the oasis’s tranquility and beauty firsthand, making your escape both unique and enriching.

You will also 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.

  • Riding level required : intermediate to advanced
  • Riding months : From October to May
  • Weight limit : 90 kg



Local activities








the program 

the program 

the program 


The House of Fayoum as a riding escape  is a unique immersive experience, offering a perfect blend of natural beauty, riding, and cultural immersion.

  • Ride through the lush fields and traditional villages
  • Visit of Tunis village & pottery making workshop
  • 3 unique rides/trails in the oasis (lakes, desert and village).
  • Local activities (Birdwatching, cooking class, farming activities..)

Day to day

Day 1 - 6 hours trail ride to the magic lake
  • Arrival in Fayoum by private transportation from Cairo (around 100km , 1,5 hours).
  • Check in at Tzila lodge
  • Meet your riding guides, their horses and visit the stables.
  • Drive with the horses to Wadi El Rayan, enjoying the stunning desert landscapes along the way.
  • Half day ride (trail ride) in Wadi Al Rayan and by the magic lake, known for its changing colors and beautiful setting, (possibility to swim with the horses).
  • Lunch in the desert, prepared by the bedouins.
  • Drive back to your lodge.
  • Free evening at the lodge or in Tunis village.
Day 2 - Art and local activities, 1 hour sunset ride in the village
  • 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).
  • Sunset horse back riding in the village and by the lake Qarun (short ride).
  • Free evening and dinner.
Day 3 - 6 hours trail ride in North lake Qarun
  • Breakfast at Tzila lodge
  • 6-hour trail ride to the north of Lake Qarun, allowing you to explore a completely untouched desert scenery.
  • Lunch at a camp in the desert overlooking the lake Qarun
  • Free evening and night at Tzila lodge
Day 4 - Departure from Fayoum
  • Breakfast at Tzila lodge
  • Check out from the lodge
  • Private transportation back to Cairo or airport
Your riding experience

Tunis stable

Tunis stable is a guest house is a family business. The story started when Mohammed Saleh came to Tunis village in Fayoum with a couple of horses and built a small stable with his family.

Together with Evelynne Porret who founded the pottery school and Abdo Goubeir who built the first guest house, Mohammed was of the 3 main people who turned Tunis Village into the magical destination it is today.

Mohammed established the first horse stable in Tunis in 2002, and now, together with his two sons Youssef and Hussein he is the proud owner of more than 30 beautiful horses, providing the utmost riding experience in Egypt to people of all riding levels.

About their horses and facilities
  •  30 horses in the stable, among them Arabian stallions and Egypt’s famous Baladi horses bred in their own stable
  • Horses for any riding experience
  • premium quality riders equipment (English style saddles) , helmets available
  • Team of experience riders and guides to accompany each of the ride

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.


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


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
Your riding team


Youssef is a skilled horseman and a passionate lover of horses.
He got his love for them from his father since he grew up around horses. Now, he’s helping grow the family business in Fayoum and all over Egypt. He’s part of a legit family of riders and breeders. Youssef’s not just an awesome rider, but he also knows his horses and the oasis inside out. When you’re with him, you’ll feel super safe and get a real, immersive experience, checking out hidden spots and learning the oasis’ secrets that most people don’t know about.
And on top of all that, he’s an excellent photographer who can capture amazing photos and videos to immortalize your horseback rides !

ready to escape ? 

ready to escape ? 

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Good to know
  • Language : English or Arabic
  • Horse ride level required : intermediate or advanced, riders must be fit, able to trot, canter and gallop and have experience with trail riding. This ride is for good intermediate and experienced riders only; you must be confident at all paces, able to take a light seat in canter and gallop and to ride with soft, independent hands.
  • Weight limit for riders is 90kg
  • Price pp based on 2 adults sharing
  • Private transportation from Cairo (2 ways).
  • Stay in a double room in Tzila lodge.
  • All breakfasts and lunch are included.
  • All horse rides and transportation.
  • 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

A magical ride
by the lakes

800 € 

If this escape inspires you to explore more of Egypt, Dunya can assist you in organizing an extension before or after. To extend the riding experience, we recommend to continue with the riding escape by the pyramids in Cairo [House of Kheops, riding escape] or to contact Dunya to book another escape of your choice at info@dunya-escapes.com