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Cairo, the national capital, is situated about 55 miles (89 kilometers) northeast of El Faiyum.
It's recommended not to limit your tour to the attractions of El Faiyum because the surrounding region has been blessed with a treasure-trove of interesting natural and man-made attractions. You'll find Nazlat Khalifah, 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the north, and 6th of October City 45 miles (72 kilometers) to the south.
Around 55 miles (89 kilometers) to the northeast of El Faiyum is Cairo, an important regional city home to El Rifai Mosque, Egyptian Presidential Palace and Ain Shams University. Midan Hussein Mosque, Cairo International Stadium and Sultan Hussan Mosque are other good spots to visit.
If the weather isn't that great, plan to spend some of your time in Egypt's history museums, art museums and art galleries. Egypt is popular for its range of old towns; these are often windows into the area's colorful history.
If you are searching for a truly unique activity to do in Egypt, try parasailing. One of the nicest ways to enjoy the wild landscapes in the area around El Faiyum is to sign up for a horse riding or hiking tour.
When booking your vacation to El Faiyum, it's good to remember that the most convenient major airport, Cairo International Airport, is situated in in Cairo, 65 miles (105 kilometers) to the northeast.
Situated near the beach, this guesthouse is within 20 mi (32 km) of Valley of the Whales, Wadi Rayan, and Lake Qaroun. Medinet Madi and Dimeh es-Siba are also within 32 mi (52 km).
Situated on a lake, this luxury hotel is 12.3 mi (19.8 km) from Valley of the Whales and within 20 mi (32 km) of Wadi Rayan and Lake Qaroun. Medinet Madi and Dimeh es-Siba are also within 32 mi (52 km).
Situated in Sanhur, this luxury hotel is 4.9 mi (7.8 km) from Lake Qaroun and 9.9 mi (16 km) from Karanis. Valley of the Whales and Hawara Pyramid are also within 25 mi (40 km).