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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....

Wadi El-Aat - Sinai Desert

Sinai Desert Naama Bay’s real name is “Marsa El-Aat” (marsa means bay) and is located at the mouth of Wadi El-Aat. Although a dangerous area to build such a conglomeration of hotels and resorts, as it’s the mouth of the valley, and could very easily be submerged in case of excessive rain and flood, the local authorities have built a dam north of Naama Bay,...

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...

Egypt Transportation Choices - Getting there and around Egypt

Egypt Transportation Choices - Getting there and around Egypt Egypt is reached by air, water as well as road and rail. Those travelling by air can come in through Cairo International Airport, Alexandria, Nozah, Luxor and Aswan in Upper Egypt, Hurghaba in the Red Sea area, and Sharm El-Sheikh in South Sinai. There are several airliners that offer Egypt flights including British Airways, Alitalia, Turkish...

Mount Sinai also called Jebel Moussa, a mountain in Egypt's Sinai desert

Mount Sinai also called Jebel Moussa, a mountain in Egypt's Sinai desert Mount Sinai also called Jebel Moussa, a mountain in Egypt's Sinai desert. Hike from the monastery built around the Burning Bush, where God told Moses to lead the Israelites out of Egypt, up to the summit of Mount Sinai, where Moses received the Ten Commandments from God. Through the centuries, his Bedouin tribe has intermarried with the original...

Red Sea/Ras Mohammed National Park just south of Sharm el Sheikh

Red Sea/Ras Mohammed National Park just south of Sharm el Sheikh Egypt has seriously taken on Eco-Tourism. Today, there are 21 national parks designated as Protected Areas in Egypt are devoted to eco tourism, the most famous of which is Ras Mohamed Protected Area in the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula (which separates the two outstretched arms of the upper Red Sea). The area is around the St. Katherine’s...

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...

El-Arish, Sinai

Bedouin crafts, El-Arish, Sinai The Sinai desert to the seaside village of El Arish just outside Rafah, where the Egyptian border with Gaza (about 30 miles from the Gaza Strip) lies on the Mediterranean coast at the mouth of the Wadi el-Arish, Sinai's largest river (dry for part of the year). El-Arish is a fishing port and a bedouin settlement with some recently established...

Egypt Essential Tourist Information

egypt pyramids - Essential Tourist Information Tourist Offices Abroad: Area/Country Address Tel. Fax Europe Athens, Greece Egyptian Tourist Authority 10671 Athens, Greece 10, Amerikis St (6th floor) 00301-3606906 00301-3636681 Frankfurt, Germany Agyptisches Fremdenverkehrsamt 60329 Frankfurt, Ammain Germany 64A, Kaiser Strasse 004969-252319 004969-239876 Madrid, Spain...

Aswan Travel Information

Aswan Travel Information Location: Aswan stands on the east bank of the Nile at the first cataract and is a busy market and tourist center. The modern city has expanded and includes the formerly separate community on the island of Elephantine. Its Upper Egypt is immediately north of the first cataract. Navigation to the delta was possible from this location without...

Aswan Transportation

Aswan Transportation Luxor and Aswan are two important commercial hubs of Egypt, so transportation links are very well established. They both have International Airports offering both international and domestic flights to quite a few destinations. Domestic flights are quick, convenient and fairly inexpensive. Luxor and Aswan are also rail heads so visitors can take a...

Day Trips from Aswan

Day Trips from Aswan Kom Ombo and Edfu are both easily accessible from Aswan, by day cruise, felucca, bus or taxi. Arriving by boat at the Temple of Haroeris and Sobek, near Kom Ombo, is recommended: the magnificent Ptolemaic temple is in a dramatic setting on high ground beside the Nile, surrounded by sugarcane fields. Dedicated jointly to Haroeris, The Good Doctor,...

Philae Temple (the Pearl of Egypt) on Philae Island, Aswan

Philae Temple (the Pearl of Egypt) on Philae Island, Aswan The temple of Philae and a granite quarry is south of the city of Aswan where the stone for many of the ancient monuments were chiseled. On the right side of the temple precincts stands the Trajan’s kiosk. This astonishing temple of Philae, the sacred complex of monuments constructed for the cult of Isis and Osiris. It was built under the...

Tombs of The Noble, Aswan

Tombs of The Noble, Aswan Aswan has the loveliest setting on the Nile. On one side sits the city, its shops, businesses, and the old Cataract Hotel, disguising the network of streets and alleyways which make up the souk, the second best next to Cairo's. There are major archeological sites along both banks of the upper Nile, necropoli such as the Tombs of the Nobles at...

Nubia, Aswan

Nubia, Aswan Nubian heritage is a vital element of Egyptian society. Nubia refers to the area in the south of Egypt along the Nile and in northern Sudan, 899 km south of Cairo. When the Aswan Dam was constructed in the 1960s, over 100,000 Nubians became displaced. Some moved north into Egypt, and others south into Sudan. Nubian sounds are kept alive today by...