Fayoum Desert Open Water Swim

  • April 22, 2016 - April 23, 2016
    1:30 PM - 8:00 PM



A Magical Open Water Swimming Adventure

Fayuom Magic Lake

Glide through the jade green and steel blue water of Magic Lake amid a stunning desert setting of yellow dunes and blue sky in this unique inland swim.

We’ll arrive Friday afternoon in Tunis, a Bohemian village known for its beautiful pottery and lush gardens and farmland. Stroll through the lanes of mud brick homes and into pottery workshops before dinner at our garden villa compound.

In the morning, we will set off in 4×4 safari vehicles to Magic Lake for amazing swims ranging from 1k to 5k according to your preference & fitness level. Then we will do a 5K barefoot run in the sand (no age groups– only according to your fitness level)- this fun / friendly challenge will be followed by a delicious Barbeque lunch by the Magic Lake in the shady tent that is setup. Afterwards, we’ll go by 4×4’s to visit the waterfalls at Wadi El Ryan, then visit the Valley of the Whales at Wadi Al Hitan, a UNESCO site with a new museum and astounding skeletons of whales from millions of years ago.

Safety: Your safety is of utmost importance to us, so rest assured that a boat with a Life Guard will be escorting swimmers along the way. An emergency first aid kit will also be available, too.

Registration:  Online registration must be completed by April 19. Registration alone does not guarantee your place; payment has to be made prior to the event in order to hold your booking.

Departure: From Cairo Friday 22nd at 1:30 pm after prayer by our bus. Arrival to Tunis Village and our lodging will be around 4:00-4:30 where we will check in, relax, explore Tunis village, shop at the pottery galleries and have an early diner & have an early night. Next morning, we will wake up at 6:00, have breakfast and at around 7:00 am, we will head to Magic Lake and start our swimming adventure.

Cost of Trip: All-inclusive 675 LE per person. This covers transportation from Cairo to Fayoum and back in an air-conditioned bus; accommodations at the Palm Shadow villas in Tunis Village; the 4×4’s to Magic Lake, the fellucas, the barbeque lunch at the lake; and the Safari to Wadi Al Hitan and the Waterfalls, the museum and finally a sunset bedouin tea by the waterfalls.

For Inquiries:

Please  Call 01009608012 anytime from 11-6 pm daily or email mastersofthesea.egypt@gmail.com

Your “Masters of the Sea” team can’t wait to serve you and share this amazing weekend with you.





  1. Has anyone ever swam across this Lake? I am an open water channel swimmer. Just wondering. PS- I grew up in Cairo 🙂


    1. Yes many of us have.It is a different swim but we do it sometimes. You should try it once if you ever come back to Egypt one day. 🙂 cheers


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