We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Valley of the Whales (Wadi Al-Hitan)

Western Desert, Egypt
Review Highlights

Just amazing! The trip to the valley is a adventure for itself, and the valley of fossils is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Night in desert

We travelled here with our guide Mido from Tailor Made Egypt, I think everyone should spend a night... read more

Reviewed 17 November 2017
Will H
Appledore, null, United Kingdom
via mobile
Read all 47 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent80%
  • Very good12%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“million years” (9 reviews)
“whale bones” (4 reviews)
Western Desert, Egypt

Similar Things to Do in Egypt

Write a ReviewReviews (47)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 39 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just amazing! The trip to the valley is a adventure for itself, and the valley of fossils is amazing, pittoresque and interessting. Good explained whats happen in ancient times in the little museum. The guys in the little restaurant are helpful and really kind. I...More

Thank michlmichl
Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

We travelled here with our guide Mido from Tailor Made Egypt, I think everyone should spend a night under the stars in the desert. We arrived late afternoon and while our driver set up camp and cooked an amazing meal, we went to look at...More

Thank Will H
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

This trip was just amazing. I took this trip with Egypt tailor made and was looked after VERY WELL. I was a bit skeptical at first travelling out in the desert with 2 tour guides I had just met but they knew the desert very...More

Thank cherelle_harding
Reviewed 27 August 2017

If your are planning a vacation to Egypt or an Egyptian you should definitely go there. You will have an amazing view of the sky at night you will see a 50 million years old fossils and you will enjoy the camping place there and...More

1  Thank Ahmed_M_Farid
Reviewed 27 July 2017

One of the most amazing place on earth to see million years old skeleton of marine animals in very good condition, in the middle of dessert, hundreds km away from the ocean. The scenery is out of world. The museum is not big but very...More

Thank wisnu315
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

This place was submerged underwater, 40 million years old whales , so beautiful creatures , reserved in the stones, this place is peace of heaven. 3 hours drive from cairo, 4×4 cars is highly recommended to reach the place, as it wasnot a pleasant trip...More

Thank Mahmud E
Reviewed 28 March 2017

What a place! In the middle of nowhere! Egypt has done an incredible job with this site. A spectacular museum is on the site which displays the archaeological finds--whale bones dating from about 40 million years ago. I loved the serenity of this place. The...More

2  Thank James A
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

A very interesting museum to visit. It provides with new exciting information about this area. The indoor museum is very simple and quick. You can also walk around the 7km open air museum to see the fossils on site

1  Thank NohaSIsmail
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

This is a prehistoric valley that have fossils dated to 55 millions years including animals, whales , crabs and trees. The valley it self is a magnificent limestone shaped cliffs and Rocks with superb scenery and in the entrance of the valley there is a...More

1  Thank Ibrahim E
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Wadi Al-Hitan, Whale Valley, in the Western Desert of Egypt, contains invaluable fossil remains of the earliest, and now extinct, suborder of whales, Archaeoceti. These fossils represent one of the major stories of evolution: the emergence of the whale as an ocean-going mammal from a...More

1  Thank BOsoris
Nearby HotelsSee all 1,102 hotels in Egypt
Byoum Lakeside Hotel
64 reviews
45.75 km away
Lazib Inn Resort & Spa
137 reviews
47.61 km away
Helnan Auberge Fayoum
91 reviews
76.06 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Crystal Bakery
79.58 km away
2 reviews
79.66 km away
El Pasha Crepe
1 review
79.74 km away
Crystal Bakery
79.74 km away
Nearby Attractions
Al-Fayoum Oasis tours
62 reviews
39.26 km away
Wonders of Egypt Tours
37 reviews
51.81 km away
5 reviews
79.54 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Thereza L
13 December 2016|
Response from sanjay b | Reviewed this property |
We returned to Cairo. Did I mention that it rained the last time we were there! The desert bloomed with spiders and other insects!!