|Hurghada & South of Red Sea
|Originally a fishing village, Hurghada (Al-Ghardaka in
Arabic), 370 Km southeast of Cairo on the Red Sea coast, is now home to pioneer
tourist resorts and diving centers. Located some 400 Km south of Suez, the town
has developed over the last 20 years into a thriving vacation destination with
resorts and beach front hotels stretching along its north and south coasts. The
climate is mild and promises a year-round sunshine and crystal clear waters
which lends itself to all marine sports and activities.
Discover cities south of Red Sea mainly Safaga and Marsa Alam with their
attractive resorts, relaxation options, and water sports activities. Marsa Alam
gives access to the Abu Dabbab reef, where a trail through a large underwater
cavern leads to three huge coral towers rising up from the seabed.
Points of Interest
- Visit Giftun Island
Giftun Island, about a 40-minute boat ride from shore, is a protected area,
with a maximum of a hundred people allowed on the island each day. Several
tourist camps provide diving centers, refreshment facilities, and rest rooms.
an early Christian monastery, highlight some interesting places to visit.
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- Reef Life - Diving and Snorkeling
The coral reefs of the Red Sea are Egypt's crowning natural glory - every bit
as spectacular, in their own way, as pharaonic wonders like the Pyramids that
usually head the itineraries of most visitors. No adjectives or glossy
underwater photographs can adequately prepare you for that magical moment when
you don a mask and poke your face into the warm waters of this seductive
- Experience: Visit the Valley of the Camels
One of the most overlooked spots in Egypt is the Deep South - the mountainous
Eastern Desert. South of Marsa Alam lies the coastal opening to the Wadi
al-Gimaal, an area rich in birdlife that extends 50 miles (80 km) inland.
Driving along the coastal road, you will come across the stunning sight of
camels wandering by the mangroves on the beach. The camels belong to local
Ababda tribesmen, who brand them and let them graze freely.
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