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Track from Nuweiba to Ain Khudra (via Wadi Saada)

Track from Nuweiba to Ain Khudra (via Wadi Saada) Heading out of Nuweiba, if you take the trail into Wadi Saada, you’ll reach the beautiful oasis of Ain Khudra. Going between the canyon’s high walls for 10 km (6 miles), you’ll find yourself in front of a well, then a broad valley called Wadi Samghi known for its big number of acacias. The local Bedouins call this area’s trees the “glue trees”...

The Blue Desert, Sinai

The Blue Desert, Sinai Thanks to Belgian artist Jean Verame, this spot has acquired the name of Blue Desert after he painted rocks and boulders of the area in bright turquoise blue, part of an art project celebrating Peace between Egypt and Israel. With the permission of late Egyptian President Anwar el Saddat, Verame worked on this unique project from 1980 to 1981,...

The Blue Desert: Wadi Mukattab, Wadi Maghara, Gebel Fuga

The Blue Desert: Wadi Mukattab, Wadi Maghara, Gebel Fuga Among the most ancient art work ever found in the area of South Sinai is the graffiti found at Wadi Mukattab (Valley of the Scriptures). Dating back to the period between the second and third century AD, the carvings were identified with the time of the Nabataeans. The area is also known for its mines, dug into the mountain of Gebel Mukattab,...

Sinai Desert

Sinai Desert Mountains (Red Sea mountains) while visiting Sharm El Sheikh Getting from one place to another in Sinai is a very scenic and interesting experience. The Sinai desert is so exciting, and it so beautiful, that it is a pleasure, and never boring to drive through it. In summer you can be driving in 45C temperatures, and as soon as you got into a valley between the mountains, the temperature drops by 20C. It is...

Sinai Desert Trekking: Wadi Kid – Oasis of Ain Kid

Wadi Kid – Oasis of Ain Kid Snaking through the desert from the Central Massif of the peninsula to the Gulf of Aqaba parallel with Nabq, Wadi Kid leads to the Oasis of Ain Kid. About 14 km (9 miles) into the valley, you will come across a pattern of smooth rounded pink granite crisscrossed with deep cracks and fractures. One kilometer further lays the sole Bedouin village of...

Wadi Mandar - Sinai Desert Trekking

Sinai Desert camel Wadi Mandar makes a very pleasant outing in the late afternoon if you’re staying at Sharm el Sheikh. Located at about 20 km from Sharm, if you take the Sharm - Dahab highway, Wadi Mandar’s entrance is marked by a local school attended by Bedouin children. Spreading over about thirteen kilometers in length, the wadi ends with a wall of rocks....

Sinai In the Water - Diving in Sinai

the-reef-Chill at the beach in Sharm El Sheikh The Red Sea is probably the main attraction for thousands of tourists visiting the place every month. No wonder: the sea is rich with minerals vital for our organisms. Add to this the fact that the temperature of the sea reaches 24-25 degrees in summer; the unique marine life, pleasant breeze; gorgeous sand beaches; proud mountains surrounding the...

Sharm el-Sheikh - The Red Sea resorts of the Sinai Peninsula

Sharm el-Sheikh - The Red Sea resorts of the Sinai Peninsula Sharm has so many activities to offer that we guarantee that they will keep you busy in every phase of the day. Those who like to wake up early and are fond of observing the sunrise, can try playing golf which is a perfect combination of sport activity, great fun and wonderful nature. If you prefer a more active way of spending your time, then...

Luxor Travel Information

Pharaonic statue in Luxor Temple Luxor (in Arabic: al-Uqsur) is a city in Upper (southern) Egypt and the capital of Luxor Governorate. The population numbers 487,896 (2010 estimate), with an area of approximately 416 square kilometres (161 sq mi). As the site of the Ancient Egyptian city of Thebes, Luxor has frequently been characterized as the "world's greatest open air museum...

Pharaonic Cairo

The Great Pyramid One of the Seven Wonders of the World, King Cheops' pyramid was built c. 2650 BC "...it is impossible to get tired of the pyramids." Amelia B. Edwards, 1877 The Solar Barque of King Cheops A cedar-wood craft built to take the pharaoh through the underworld. More details: Solar Boat Museum/Khufu (or Cheops) Boat Museum next to...

Marsa Alam on the Coast of the Red Sea

Marsa Alam on the Coast of the Red Sea A village with a small harbor and stone quay, Mersa Alam in the ideal base for a fishing holiday. The Dokki Shooting Club has a resthouse here and can arrange deep sea fishing trips. There are some fine offshore coral reefs and diving facilities are being developed. A nature reserve stretches from here to Gebel Elba in the south. Marsa Alam is a...

Port Safaga/ Bur Safaga on the Coast of the Red Sea

Port Safaga/ Bur Safaga on the Coast of the Red Sea Safaga has numerous diving sites which are accessible to everyone, thanks to the excellent visibility and generally weak currents which characterise the local waters. Rich and colourful fauna abound in the sumptuous coral gardens, especially at Ras Abu Soma and Sha’ab Tobia. From Tobia Arbaa to the mythical spot at Panorama Reef, passing through...

Hurghada, Red Sea

marmaid (statue in Sakalla) - symbol of Hurghada, Red sea About Hurghada Founded in the early 20th century, Hurghada has gone on to become the foremost tourist resort of the Red Sea coast and an international center for aquatic sports. if it takes place in or on the water you can do it here: windsurfing, sailing deep-sea fishing, swimming, but, above all, snorkeling and diving. The unique underwater...

Suez and Ain Sukhna

Suez and Ain Sukhna Suez has been a commercial port since the 7th century. The spice trade and pilgrimages to Mecca made it prosperous throughout the Middle Ages, it became a naval base in the 15th century and, in 1869, the opening of the Suez Canal ensured its development as a modern city. Today, Suez is one of Egypt's largest ports. Also Ayun Musa (Moses springs);...