Egypt desert adventurers revel in oasis waterslide

Desert trips to the Egyptian oasis of Fayoum just got ramped up a gear, with a water slide that takes thrill seekers from climbing sand dunes to splashing in water in a matter of seconds.

The slide is one of a number of activities organized by 'Desert Adventures', a company that holds desert tourism trips.

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A girl slides down a ramp into the lake in Wadi el-Rayan Fayoum, Egypt, November 18, 2016.

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A man carrying his daughter slides down a ramp into the lake in Wadi el-Rayan Fayoum, Egypt. November 18, 2016. 

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A man sandboards down the mountain in Wadi el-Rayan Fayoum, Egypt, November 18, 2016.

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A man slides down a ramp into the lake in Wadi el-Rayan Fayoum, Egypt, November 18, 2016.

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A man carries his friend while climbing in Wadi el-Rayan Fayoum, Egypt, November 18, 2016. 

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A man slides down a ramp into the lake in Wadi el-Rayan Fayoum, Egypt, November 18, 2016. 

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A group climbs in Wadi el-Rayan Fayoum, Egypt, November 18, 2016.

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A man slides down a ramp into the lake in Wadi el-Rayan Fayoum, Egypt, November 18, 2016. 

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A man slides down a ramp into the lake in Wadi el-Rayan Fayoum, Egypt, November 18, 2016.

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A man slides down a ramp into the lake in Wadi el-Rayan Fayoum, Egypt, November 18, 2016.

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A man falls down while sandboarding in Wadi el-Rayan Fayoum, Egypt, November 18, 2016. 

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A man slides down a ramp into the lake in Wadi el-Rayan Fayoum, Egypt, November 18, 2016. 

(REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany)

A girl slides down a ramp into the lake in Wadi el-Rayan Fayoum, Egypt, November 18, 2016.

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A man sand boards in Wadi el-Rayan Fayoum, Egypt. November 18, 2016.

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A woman sandboards on the mountain in Wadi el-Rayan Fayoum, Egypt, November 18, 2016. 

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Hany Amr, the company's owner and manager, said Wadi el-Rayan in Fayoum was the perfect spot for the water slide due to its magical scenery, safety and existing lake.

The water slide concept is still quite new in the region and attracts around 20-30 people per week.

Trips organized by Desert Adventures range from $11 t0 $28, depending on the activities included.

The organizers hope to help promote Egypt's tourism industry which has struggled after instability following the 2011 uprising which drove tourists away.

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