Explore the Samuel Dunes for a distinctive desert adventure. Break away from the traditional Fayoum routes for an off-the-beaten-path experience.

We don't visit touristic sites on this trip, so if it's your first time to visit Fayoum and you're interested in that, then this is probably not the trip for you.


1 Night 2 Days 25 Oct, 25 Oct, 25 Oct, and more Fayoum
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  • Tomato picking at a local farm
  • Simple, local breakfast at the farm
  • 4x4 safari to Samuel Dunes
  • El Wadi
  • Wadi El Bateekh
  • Ghoroud Samuel
  • Overnight camping in the desert
  • Sandboarding
  • Tunis Village
  • Pottery

We will meet up at the Emirates Embassy in Heliopolis at 6:00 am, with a secondary meeting point at Chillout Gas Station, Wahaat Road, 6th of October at 7:15 am.

Day 1

Samuel Dunes

On our way to Fayoum, we'll make a pit stop at a local farm. We’ll be getting our hands dirty with some tomato picking, and we'll even whip up a simple breakfast together. Think foul, feteer, honey, tahini, and lots of cheese to top those tomatoes! Continuing our bus ride, we'll reach the starting point for our 4x4 safari into the vast expanse of Samuel Dunes. Get ready for some real duning! We'll explore El Wadi, Wadi El Bateekh, and Ghoroud Samuel. Test your balance while gliding down the sandy slopes. After our desert expedition, we'll return to camp for a traditional Bedouin dinner, embracing the serene atmosphere of the desert under the starlit sky.

  • Tomato picking at a local farm
  • Simple, local breakfast at the farm
  • 4x4 Safari at Samuel Dunes
  • El Wadi
  • Wadi El Bateekh
  • Ghoroud Samuel
  • Sandboarding
Overnight at Samuel Dunes Camp (breakfast, snack, dinner)


Day 2

Tunis Village

We'll start the day by having breakfast at the camp before going on our visit to Tunis Village. There, we'll delve into the ancient art of pottery making, with the chance to craft our own pieces under the guidance of skilled artisans. Additionally, we'll have time to take a stroll through local shops and interacting more deeply with the local community.

We'll depart for Cairo at 4pm, with the same drop-off locations as to our initial pickup points.

  • Tunis Village
  • Pottery



Each tent comfortably accommodates 2-3 people, with a shared bathroom conveniently available onsite. For those seeking an authentic camping experience, feel free to bring your own tent.


What is included in the tour

  • Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All tours and entrance fees as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All service charges and taxes

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Meals other than mentioned in the itinerary
  • Beverages
  • Optional activities
  • Personal expenses
  • Tipping
Pickup point
Departure is at 6:00 am from the Emirates Embassy located on Thawra Street, Heliopolis or 7:15 am from Chillout Gas Station, Wahaat Road, 6th of October View on Map
Packing List
  • Comfortable Clothing
  • Comfortable Shoes
  • Sun Protection (sunscreen, hat, sunglasses)
  • Camera (if available)
  • Power Bank (if available)
  • Speakers (if available)
  • Snacks

Tipping directly supports local communities, benefiting drivers and suppliers. The tourism sector heavily depends on this support. While not obligatory, your tip is a meaningful 'thank you' for their service.


Will we have reliable cellphone network and internet connection throughout the trip? In the populated areas of Fayoum Trips and at the lodge in the Black Desert, you can typically rely on steady network connectivity. However, as you traverse the landscapes of Samuel Dunes, expect some inconsistencies in network connection. Certain remote parts within these deserts may have limited or even no network coverage at all. Accordingly, anticipate periods where you might be disconnected.

Does the camping spot at Samuel Dunes have cellphone network and internet connection? Yes, the camp in Samuel Dunes has both cellphone network and internet connection.

If I want to opt for the self-camping experience, is there assistance available to help me with the tent setup? Yes, our suppliers are available to assist you with setting up your own tent if you choose the self-camping experience.

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