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Marsa Alam



Marsa Alam Overview

At the beginning, Marsa Alam was only a simple primitive fishing village. The history of this area dates to the Pharaonic and Roman eras of the Egyptian history, as some wall inscriptions show in various quarries near Marsa Alam. The word Marsa means port and Alam means highlight, and here, in the name of the city, the highlight is the huge mountains that surround the city from the Western direction.

With a surface area of more than 40,000 square kilometers, Marsa Alam is located to 732 kilometers to the South East of Cairo, 283 kilometers to the South of Hurghada, and 350 kilometers to the North East of Aswan. The city enjoys a magnificent location on the Red Sea with many distinctive diving and snorkeling spots. The population of the city is around 120,000 people. Most of them work in fishing, agriculture, and tourism lately.

The highlights of Marsa Alam include the Valley of the Camels, the Samday Protected area, famous for its dolphins, and many other wonderful places to explore. Tourists who travel to Marsa Alam usually spend the day around the beach. At night, they would go for a safari trip, go to a nightclub, or simply chill out at their resort.

Marsa Alam Tours

  • Best Marsa Alam Tours 2021 | Nile Cruise From Marsa Alam

    Nile Cruise From Marsa Alam

    Book Nile Cruise From Marsa Alam. 3/4 Days Aswan to Luxor Nile River Cruise From Marsa Alam. Marsa Alam Nile Cruise Luxury Trip Sailing Down The Majestic Nile River Onboard Deluxe Nile Cruise From Aswan in An Amazing Journey Through Ancient Egypt Top Attractions.

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  • Best Marsa Alam Tours 2021 | Marsa Alam to Cairo Tour

    Marsa Alam to Cairo Tour

    Book 2 Days Marsa Alam to Cairo Tour. Cairo Tour From Marsa Alam to Giza Pyramids, the Egyptian Museum and Old Cairo. Cairo Itinerary 2 Days From Marsa Alam By Plane at Any Day of Your Choice With Personal Egyptologist Guide and Accommodation Included.

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  • Best Marsa Alam Tours 2021 | Overnigt Trip to Cairo and Luxor From Marsa Alam

    Overnigt Trip to Cairo and Luxor From Marsa Alam

    Book Private Cairo and Luxor Tour From Marsa Alam. 2 Day Trips to Cairo and Luxor From Marsa Alam By Flight, Book Overnight Air Tour to Cairo & Luxor From Marsa Alam by Plane to Cairo, Giza Pyramids, Egyptian Museum, Karnak, Luxor Temples and Valley of The Kings.

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  • Best Marsa Alam Tours 2021 | Marsa Alam Pyramid Trip

    Marsa Alam Pyramid Trip

    Book Marsa Alam Pyramid Trips By Flight. Air Excursion to Giza Pyramids, Egyptian Museum, River Nile & Old Cairo. Book Marsa Alam to Cairo Tour By Plane With Daily Departures Available and Personal Skilled Guide.

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  • Best Marsa Alam Tours 2021 | Abu Simbel Tour From Marsa Alam

    Abu Simbel Tour From Marsa Alam

    Book 2 Days Abu Simbel Tour From Marsa Alam. Overnight Marsa Alam Abu Simbel Trip to Philae temple, Unfinished Obelisk, High Dam and Abu Simbel Temples. Private Marsa Alam Tour to Abu Simbel By Car.

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  • Best Marsa Alam Tours 2021 | Overnight Marsa Alam to Luxor Tour

    Overnight Marsa Alam to Luxor Tour

    Book Marsa Alam to Luxor Tour. Luxor Trip From Marsa Alam to Valley Of The Kings, Karnak and Hatshepsut Temples. 2 Day Trip to Luxor By Private Car With Personal Egyptologist Tour Guide.

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  • Best Marsa Alam Tours 2021 | Marsa Alam to Luxor Tour

    Marsa Alam to Luxor Tour

    Book Marsa Alam to Luxor Tour. Marsa Alam to Valley of The Kings, Luxor Temple, Karnak Temples and Hatshebsut Temple With Private Luxor Trip From Marsa Alam. Tour is Available Daily From Marsa Alam Hotels With Expert Egyptologist Tour Guide.

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  • Best Marsa Alam Tours 2021 | Kom Ombo and Edfu Tour From Marsa Alam

    Kom Ombo and Edfu Tour From Marsa Alam

    Book Edfu & Temple of Kom Ombo Full Day Private Tour With Lunch. Enjoy Escorted Kom Ombo and Edfu Tour to Visit Horus and Sobek Temples Privately From Marsa Alam By Car to Maxmize Your Ancient Egypt Experience While You Are Holidaying in Marsa Alam Egypt.

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  • Best Marsa Alam Tours 2021 | Snorkeling at Satayh Dolphin Reef

    Snorkeling at Satayh Dolphin Reef

    Enjoy Snorkeling at Satayh Dolphin Reef Marsa Alam Excursion. Snorkeling Marsa Alam Yacht Tour to Sataya Dolphin Reef. Book Satayh Dolphin Reef Trip By Boat From Marsa Alam. Snorkel and Swim The Red Sea Waters to Enjoy Dolphins, Fishes and Corals.

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  • Best Marsa Alam Tours 2021 | Aswan Tour From Marsa Alam

    Aswan Tour From Marsa Alam

    Private Day Trip to Aswan From Marsa Alam. Aswan Tours From Marsa Alam to High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk & Philae Temple. Book Marsa Alam to Aswan By Car With Expert Egyptologist Tour Guide to Maxmize Your Sightseeing While Holidaying in Egypt.

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  • Best Marsa Alam Tours 2021 | Snorkeling Port Ghalib

    Snorkeling Port Ghalib

    Book Marsa Alam Snorkeling Port Ghalib Marina Yacht Cruise. Red Sea Snorkeling Cruise to Marsa El Shone, Mubarak & Lagoon Zodiac. Port Ghalib Snorkeling Boat Trip From Marsa Alam Hotels.

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  • Best Marsa Alam Tours 2021 | Hamata Islands Egypt Tour

    Hamata Islands Egypt Tour

    Book Snorkeling Trip Marsa Alam to Hamata Island Egypt. Red Sea Boat Trip to Hamata Tropical Islands. Snorkeling Cruise Tour to Hamata Islands From Marsa Alam. An Awesome Cruise Excursion to Uncover Fishes and Corals of Hamata Tropical Islands.

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  • Best Marsa Alam Tours 2021 | Super Safari Marsa Alam

    Super Safari Marsa Alam

    Book Super Safari Marsa Alam Trip. Sunset with 4*4 Jeep Safari Marsa Alam, Dune Buggy with Camel Ride, Bedouin Dinner & Show. Book Marsa Alam Desert Safari Tour to Wander The Sunset Views of Egypt Eastern Desert.

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  • Best Marsa Alam Tours 2021 | Marsa Alam Quad Tour & BBQ Dinner

    Marsa Alam Quad Tour & BBQ Dinner

    Afternoon adventure trip to enjoy the amazing desert sunset. Wander the sunset view of the eastern desert of Egypt near Marsa Alam while riding an ATV quad. You will visit the Bedouin village for BBQ dinner, tea, water pipe and live show.

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  • Best Marsa Alam Tours 2021 | Quad Safari Marsa Alam

    Quad Safari Marsa Alam

    Enjoy Quad Safari Marsa Alam Excursions. Book Quad Tour Marsa Alam Desert Safari Trip with Bedouin Tea and Water Pipe to Experience Safari Marsa Alam For 3 Hours Explorin The Desert Side of Marsa Alam and Wander The Bedouin Life Style and Traditions.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is Egypt safe to travel?

Egypt is safe country to visit with notable low crime rate, tourist attractions are well secured and there is no common negative attitude towards foreigners, with some sensible precautions and preparations you will feel at home and as safe as you'll ever be.

What to wear when visiting Egypt?

There is no special dress code when visiting Egypt tourist sites, modest dress is recommended in less tourist sites and there is no special concern for women traveling alone.

How to get visa to Egypt
Visitors to Egypt must obtain a visa from one of the Egyptian diplomatic missions or apply and pay online for one month visa to Egypt through Egypt E-Visa Portal. Valid Passport with 6 months validity beyond your travel schedule is a must, visitors from Australia, Canada, Croatia, European Union, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Macedonia, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Serbia, Ukraine, United Kingdom and United States can purchase a one month visa upon arrival.
What language is spoken in Egypt?

Egyptian Arabic is the most commonly spoken language in Egypt, it is also the national language in the country but Egyptians speak and understand English as they study it in school. Fewer Egyptians can speak other languages like French, Italian, Spanish, and German. Egyptians working in tourism sector are accustomed to speak enough English and other languages to fulfill the needs of most travelers.

What airlines fly to Egypt?

Egypt is very connected to the world, it has many direct flights with Africa, Asia, European Union and United States. Visit Cairo Airport website for a full list of Airlines that fly to Egypt.

What is the duty free allowance for Egypt?

Duty free allowances on arrival to Egypt are 1L alcohol, 1L perfume, and either 200 cigarettes, 25 cigars or 200g tobacco. Duty free shops are available in Egypt airports and major tourist cities (Cairo, Luxor, Hurghada, El Gouna and Sharm El Sheikh).

What time does the Pyramid open?

Giza Pyramids and most monuments and Museums in Egypt open between 8 Am to 5 Pm. During Ramadan, the holy month of the Islamic calendar, be aware that these hours will change significantly.

What are the opening hours for shops in Egypt?

Shops and stores in Egypt are usually opened from 10 Am to 10 Pm however in major cities it opens much later and some are open 24 hours.

Can non Muslim go inside mosque in Egypt?

Visitors are welcome in most mosques throughout the year. Modest dress is recommended, women should cover their hair, arms and legs. Both Women and men will remove their shoes before entering.

Can you take pictures in Egypt?

Taking pictures for people and streets is fine after people permission While Taking pictures for official type or army structures is not permitted. In most historical sites and museums in Egypt it is allowed to use camera,  some of them may charge you for camera but at the Egyptian Museum and some similar historical sites it is prohibited and you will be asked to leave camera at reception before entering.

What type of hotels are there in Egypt? check-in time?

Egypt enjoys big hotel variety from world class luxury to simple hostel accommodations; Check in time in most hotels in Egypt is around midday, 12 or 1 PM.

Do you need any vaccinations to go to Egypt?

There in no health concerns or vaccinations required to visit Egypt but we recommend to check with your own doctor, he knows you and your medical history best.

What currency is used in Egypt?

The currency in Egypt is the Egyptian pound (LE), it is about ,06 to USD. Money exchange is widely available, Credit cards are largely used in Egypt major cities and tourist spots.

How to get around in Egypt?

We do not recommend the public buses in big cities. Taxi and limousine service are fine every where but price is negotiable. Trains go to all big cities in Egypt except Sinai and the Red Sea. Flights from / to tourist cities are always available.

How much to tip in Egypt?

Tipping in Egypt is an appreciated habitual attitude but is Not obligatory. Generally 5 to 10 EGP for small favors is fine for carrying luggage, parking a car or to guys who clean bathrooms. 10 % is fine in restaurant and spa. Tipping your tour guide and vehicle driver should be considered if you're provided with good to great service, feel free to give what you think your experience was worth.

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What is Egypt best known for?

In Cairo, visit the Egyptian Museum, Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx, Khan El Khalili Bazaar and relish a walking tour on foot in Old Cairo. In Luxor visit the impressive Luxor temple, Hatshepsut temple, Valley of the Kings and Karnak temple. Aswan tours go to Philae Temple, Edfu, Kom Ombo and Abu Simbel temples. Uncover the Western Desert oases like Siwa and Bahariya. Diving or snorkeling in the magic waters of Red Sea and Sinai beaches like Sharm El Sheikh, Dahab, Taba, Hurghada and Marsa Alam to explore the magic of the underwater world. Board a Nile Cruise from Luxor to Aswan or vise versa, Lake Nasser Cruise from Aswan to Abu Simbel or vise versa and Cruise from Cairo to Aswan or vise versa.



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