Wadi El-Hitan is located within Wadi El-Rayan Reserve in Fayoum. It is 150 km away from Cairo and has an area of 400 sq km. The valley is located in a remote desert area in the northwest, near the foot of Mount Hell  

Egypt is one of the driest regions in the world, having just a few inches of rain a year, but the bodies of whales have emerged from the shifting sands of the Sahara Desert. The fossilized remains are revealing how much of Egypt was once covered by a vast ancient ocean around 50 million years ago.  

The splendor of the Wadi El Whale area is that it contains fossilized structures of whales and many marine creatures.