About Egypt : Optional Tours : Red Sea

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Ain Sukhna the town’s name from the Arabic word for a hot spring. Ain Sukhna is a little more than an hour drive outside Cairo. It is a chiefly a weekend destination on the western Red Sea shore.
Ain Sukhna
Ain Sukhna the town’s name from the Arabic word for a hot spring. Ain Sukhna is a little more than an hour drive outside Cairo. It is a chiefly a weekend destination on the western Red Sea shore.

Safaga was a merchant port for many years; now the town, with its wide azure bay, long sandy beaches and pretty islands, is a favorite sports destination in the Red Sea Riviera. Safaga is especially popular among kite surfers and windsurfers, and was the host of the 1993 Red Sea World Windsurfing Championships.

This coast was named by the Arab Bedouins who were astonished by the glimmering sands which resembled gold dust. Dahab is considered to be one of the Sinai\'s most treasured diving destinations. It is world-renowned for its windsurfing. Reliable winds provide superb flat-water conditions inside Dahab\'s sand spit. Further away from shore, wavy conditions couple with strong winds to provide formidable conditions for keen windsurfers. Scuba diving, diving and snorkelling are also popular activities with many reefs close to the waterfront. The nearby Blue Hole-which is nicknamed as "The World\'s Most Dangerous Diving Site"- and Canyon are internationally famous dive spots. Land based activities include camel, horse, jeep and quad bike trips

Overlooking the Gulf of Aqaba, this beach resort is known for its scattered palms which give the area a unique nature. This is perhaps one of the most popular of the Sinai Red Sea coastal resorts.

A samall Egyptian Twon near the northern tip of the Gulf of Aqaba. It is the gate way to sinai, with magnificent landscapes, breathtaking mountains and turquoise waters. Taba is surrounded by reefs that is considered the diver’s paradise.

Ras Mohamed
Egypt’s first marine national park established in 1989 provides some of the best snorkeling it contains examples of most geological features found in the South Sinai including up-lifted coral reefs, alluvial plains, wadis, granite and sandstone mountains and sand dunes. Ras Mohamed, while being the habitat of an especially rich and diverse marine life, is home to many terrestrial species as well and is, without doubt, one of the best diving sites in the world.

St. Catherine Monastery
Situated 130 kms from Abu Zeneima, St. Catherine’s Monastery is a three-hour drive from Sharm El Sheikh, through the desert landscape. Its construction dates back to the 6th Century and today it is still functioning as a monastery. It was dedicated to the daughter of one of Alexandria’s rulers who converted to Christianity and was tortured to death for the sake of her new faith. The Monastery is surrounded by a huge 85 metre r wall, inside which a number of churches were built. St. Catherine’s Mountain has the highest summit in Sinai where, on a clear day, it is possible to see the whole of the Sinai and where a chapel still exists at the top. Mount Sinai, to the south, is where God revealed the 10 commandments to Moses.

El Gouna
El Gouna is on the western Red Sea shore specializes in Water sports, scuba diving, windsurfing, kite surfing, water skiing , parasailing and snorkeling.

Marsa Alam
Marsa Alam is a town in south-eastern Egypt, located on the shore of the appearance of tropical paaradise with palm trees, mangroves, and sea coasts fringed with barrier coral reefs. It has already gained a strong reputation amongst scuba divers due to its numerous and unspoilt diving sites both along the coast and offshore. Sightings of spinner Dolphins, Dugongs and Hammerhead Sharks are a frequent occurrence for those who venture into its waters.