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Red Sea Overview

The Red Sea is a large body of water among the first mentioned in recorded history. It is is one of the two seas that Egypt overlooks. Among other countries in the world, the land of the Pharaohs is blessed to be having the Mediterranean Sea in the North and the Red Sea in the East.

The Red Sea is popular all the globe for its wonderful species of fish, coral reefs, high salinty and various undersea creatures that grab the attention of numerous tourists to have their vacations in Egypt in cities like Sharm El Sheikh and Hurghada which some quite amazing beaches on the shores of the Red Sea.

The Red Sea is located to the East of Egypt with Sinai, the Suez Gulf to the West, and the Aqaba Gulf to the East, at its very top to the North. It passes by the lands of various countries including Egypt, Sudan, Eretria in Africa and Saudi Arabia, Yemen, and Jordan in Asia.

The Red Sea has a surface area of around 400,000 square kilometers. The length is about 2250 kms, the deepest point reaches more than 2200 meters as maximum depth and the average depth is around 500 meters. The Red Sea has always been famous for its wonderful coral reefs with more than 200 types.

The Name, the Red Sea is the direct translation of a Greek word that described the sea in ancient times. For the Arabs, it was called the Qalzam Sea and the word Qalzam means the strait. Some historians, nevertheless, assert that it was simply called the Red Sea because of the rich diverse underwater it has.

For Egypt, the shores of the Red Sea extend from the end of the Suez Canal till the borders with Sudan with a length of about 1000 kilometers. It played a major role in the number of tourists who visit Egypt to have a great vacation by the Red Sea.

Red Sea Tours

  • Best Honeymoon in Egypt 2021 | Classic Egypt Honeymoon Trip

    Classic Egypt Honeymoon Trip

    Book Egypt Honemoon Trip to Cairo, Honeymoon Nile Cruise and Red Sea. Ultra Luxury Egypt Honeymoon Trip Package at 4 Seasons Cairo Hotel, Oberoi Philae Nile Cruise & Oberoi Sahl Hashish Resort.

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  • Best Honeymoon in Egypt 2021 | Luxury Honeymoon in Egypt

    Luxury Honeymoon in Egypt

    Luxury Honeymoon in Egypt to Pyramids, Red Sea With Honeymoon Nile Cruise. Spend Your Luxury Egypt Honeymoon Package at Cairo 4 Seasons Hotel, Oberoi Philae Nile Cruise & Oberoi Sahl Hashish Resort. Luxury Egypt Honeymoon Tour at The Best Places in Egypt For Honeymoon.

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  • Best Luxury Egypt Tours 2021 | Cairo Nile Cruise and Hurghada

    Cairo Nile Cruise and Hurghada

    Escorted Egypt Tours to Cairo Nile Cruise and Hurghada. 12 Day Escorted Egypt Tour Package, Book Luxury Cairo Nile Cruise and Stay Hurghada. Start Your 12 Day Egypt Tours in Cairo Then to Upper Egypt For Nile Cruise and End in Red Sea.

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  • Best Egypt Classic Tours 2021 | Cairo, Nile Cruise & Sinai

    Cairo, Nile Cruise & Sinai

    Travel Around Egypt 12 Days Nile Cruise and Sinai Stay. Best Egypt 12 Days Travel Package to Cairo Sinai and Nile Cruise All Inclusive. Book Nile Cruise Cairo Sinai Package Online Now. Unmissable Historic and Leisure Egypt Itinerary 12 Days.

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  • Best Egypt Handicap Tours 2021 | Cairo, Nile Cruise & Hurghada Disability Trip

    Cairo, Nile Cruise & Hurghada Disability Trip

    Cairo Nile Cruise and Hurghada For Disabled 10 Days Friendly Handicap Tours Egypt. Book Egypt Wheelchair Accessible Tour to Cairo, Luxor, Aswan & Hurghada With Fully Equipped AC Cars and Disability Travel Guides, Hotels and Nile Cruise.

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  • Best Egypt Classic Tours 2021 | Cairo, Nile Cruise & Red Sea

    Cairo, Nile Cruise & Red Sea

    12 Egypt Escorted Tours, Nile Cruise and Red Sea Stay Holiday. Best Egypt 12 Days Tour to Cairo Red Sea and Nile Cruise All Inclusive. Book Nile Cruise Cairo Red Sea Holiday to Wander Egypt History Along With The Beauty of Red Sea Rivera.

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  • Best Cairo Tours 2021 | Sharm El Sheikh Tour From Cairo

    Sharm El Sheikh Tour From Cairo

    Fly to Sinai Peninsula to wander the marine life of the Red Sea, Sinai desert and Bedouin village. Book Cairo Day Tour to Sharm El Sheikh. Trip to Sharm El Sheikh for Quad Bike Safari in Sinai Desert & Red Sea Snorkeling Tour From Cairo By Return Flight.

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  • Best Tours From Hurghada 2021 | Snorkeling at Mahmya Island Hurghada

    Snorkeling at Mahmya Island Hurghada

    Enjoy Snorkling Egypt Hurghada Tour, Snorkeling at Mahmya Island Hurghada. Explore Red Sea Coral Reef and Colored Fishes. Book Hurghada Snorkeling Trips For A day of Relaxation at Mahmya Island While Holidaying in Hurghada, Kids Area is Available.

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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 Taba Excursions 2021 | Pharaoh's Island Egypt Tour

    Pharaoh's Island Egypt Tour

    Book Pharaoh Islands Taba Snorkeling Tour. Taba Island Yacht Excursion to Wander Red Sea Coral Reef & Colord Fishes. Book Pharaoh's Island Egypt Boat Trip in Taba to Visit Taba's Only Sightseeing Attraction and Experience Great Snorkeling Time.

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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 Sharm Tours 2021 | Blue Hole Dahab Tour From Sharm

    Blue Hole Dahab Tour From Sharm

    Enjoy Blue Hole Sharm El Sheikh Snorkeling. Trip to Abu Galoum Safari, Camel Ride & Blue Hole Egypt Snorkeling. Book Blue Hole Dahab Excursion From Sharm El Sheikh. Daily Adventure 4*4 Jeep Safari From Sharm El Sheikh Hotels.

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  • Best Sharm Tours 2021 | Semi Submarine Sharm El Shiekh

    Semi Submarine Sharm El Shiekh

    Book Seascope Submarine Sharm El Sheikh Trip. Sharm Family Excursion to Explore Red Sea Coral Reef & Colored Fishes. Book Sindbad Semi Submarine Sharm El Shiekh Tours. For One Hour, It Departs Hourly From Your Hotel With Return Transfer Included.

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  • Best Sharm Tours 2021 | Ras Mohammed Snorkeling

    Ras Mohammed Snorkeling

    Book Ras Mohamed Snorkeling For Full Day Cruising Ras Mohammed National Park From Sharm El Sheikh. Red Sea Snorkeling Tour & Lunch at Ras Mohamed National Park to Wander Coral Reefs of Ras Mohammed Egypt.

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  • Best Tours From Hurghada 2021 | Sharm El Naga Snorkeling

    Sharm El Naga Snorkeling

    Book Hurghada Boat Trips. Hurghada Snorkeling Trips Sharm El Naga Bay. Book Sharm El Naga Bay Snorkeling Trip With Lunch, Optional Diving & Water Sports. Leisure Ativity Runs Daily to Spend Wonderful Time Enjoying The Sunny Sandy Beach in Hurghada.

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  • Best Sharm Tours 2021 | Tiran Island Snorkeling

    Tiran Island Snorkeling

    Book Tiran Island Snorkeling Tour. Sharm El Sheikh Snorkeling Trip to Tiran Island Sharm. Tiran Island Cruise & Snorkeling Tour With Lunch to Explore Red Sea Coral Reefs From Sharm El Sheikh.

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  • Best Tours From Hurghada 2021 | Giftun Island Snorkeling

    Giftun Island Snorkeling

    Giftun Island Snorkeling Full Day Trip With Lunch. Hurghada Egypt Snorkeling Cruise to Explore the Red Sea Underwater Wonders. Book Giftun Island Trip and Spend The Day Swimming, Snorkeling With Transfers, Lunch Meal and Soft Drinks Included.

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  • Best Tours From Hurghada 2021 | Semi Submarine Hurghada

    Semi Submarine Hurghada

    Book Semi Submarine Hurghada Trip, Board Sinbad Egypt to Explore Red Sea Coral Reef and Colored Fishes. Book Seascope Hurghada Red Sea Tours for Easy Cheerful Time Exploring the Red Sea Underwater World.

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Beyond Red Sea

  • Tomb of Penout

    Tomb of Penout

    Penout Tomb is located in Aniba between Aswan and Abu Simbel. One of rarest ancient Egypt tombs known for the outstanding inscriptions found on the walls and columns. Uncover the Facts of Pennut Tomb, History and How to Visit the Tomb of Penout Egypt.

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  • Marsa Alam

    Marsa Alam

    Marsa Alam is one of the newest tourist destinations in Egypt. The development of the city began in 1995, experts assert that Marsa Alam would be a major city for tourism because of its wonderful beaches, warm weather, and the magical ambience.

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  • Port Said

    Port Said

    Portsaid, the courageous city, as best described Egyptians, has an extremely strategic location. Perhaps its location that made all this civilization emerge there. Situated at the entrance of the Suez Canal in the north, the Mediterranean Sea is located at its north. The city was once the only free zone commercial center of the whole country.

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  • Ain Sokhna

    Ain Sokhna

    El Ain El Sokhna is one of the newest touristic destinations added to the map in Egypt. It was a simple village with few local resorts. During the previous ten years, El Ain El Sokhna witnessed a huge development with the construction of the new direct route between the city and Cairo.

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  • Alexandria Egypt

    Alexandria Egypt

    For Egyptians and many tourists, Alexandria is their favorite city in Egypt. Uncover Alexandria Egypt on Map, Alexandria Egypt Ancient History, Alexandria City Sightseeing, Hotels, Weather, Population & Alexandria Egypt Airport.

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  • Ras Mohammed National Park

    Ras Mohammed National Park

    Lot of people believe that Ras Mohamed does not belong to this world with its unique environment, location & the cleaner and even smells different air than any other place. Uncover the story of Ras Mohammed National Park, Ras Mohamed Snorkeling & Diving Cruise Tours.

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  • Dakhla Oasis

    Dakhla Oasis

    Dakhla Oasis, one of Egypt’s mot remote oases, it is a splendid gateway for a vacation of unlimited relaxation. Dakhla is surrounded by a wall of colorful rock formations and fertile cultivated areas scattered between sand dunes within the area, offering natural magnificent scenery.

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  • Monastery of Saint Anthony

    Monastery of Saint Anthony

    St. Antony the Great, when orphaned at the age of 18, became a hermit and lived to 105 years old. Uncover the Monastery of Saint Anthony. Learn About St Anthony's Monastery Egypt History, Location and Map With Quick Facts About St Anthony's Cave Egypt.

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  • Sharm El Naga

    Sharm El Naga

    Hurghada is perfect for those seeking total relaxation with fantastic weather and warm sea temperatures around the year. Sharm El Naga is 45 minutes south of Hurghada, it is a very popular diving and snorkeling site and perfect for a relaxing day trip.

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  • Hurghada Egypt

    Hurghada Egypt

    Hurghada Egypt is the jewel of the Red Sea and one of the most important beach resorts in the land of the Nile. With a coastline that extends for more than 45 kilometers, from North to South, the city welcomes many tourists who travel to Egypt.

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  • Sakkara Necropolis

    Sakkara Necropolis

    Sakkara is one of the most extensive archaeological sites in Egypt! It was the cemetery for Memphis, still one of the virgin archaeological sites despite that so much has already been found here ! Best known for the Step Pyramid, the oldest known of Egypt's 97 pyramids.

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  • Nile River

    Nile River

    The Nile is a major north flowing river in northeastern Africa, generally regarded as the longest river in the world. Read more to learn about Nile River History, Nile River Map, Nile river Location , source of the Nile and the River Nile in ancient Egypt.

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  • Pharaoh Island

    Pharaoh Island

    Taba, in the eastern Sinai Peninsula, marks the location of the southern border crossing between Egypt and Israel. Pharaoh Island is as one of main attraction to explore in Taba. It is an island in the northern Gulf of Aqaba off the shore of Egypt eastern Sinai Peninsula.

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  • Al Alamein

    Al Alamein

    Approximately 130 Km west of Alexandria on the main coast road to Mersa Matruh. El Alamein has a hot desert climate , in common with most of the Middle East & North Africa. Al Alemein War Museum is one of the best museums in Egypt.

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  • Egyptian Museum

    Egyptian Museum

    Egypt is famous for its ancient civilization and some of the world’s most famous monuments. Cairo Museum in Tahrir Square is one of Egypt’s top attractions, known as the Egyptian Museum of antiquities, houses the largest collection of Ancient Egyptian artifacts.

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  • Dendera Temple

    Dendera Temple

    Dendera temple complex of is considered one of the best preserved temple complexes in Egypt. Located 2.5 km south east of Dendera (Tantere) the sixth Nome of Upper Egypt, known to the Greeks as Tentyris and it was a town of some importance.

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  • Abydos Temple

    Abydos Temple

    Abydos is one of the most ancient cities of Upper Egypt, also of the eight Upper Nome. Today, Abydos is notable for the memorial temple of Pharoah Seti I, the temple been built during the 19th Dynasty of Ancient Egypt.

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  • White Desert Egypt

    White Desert Egypt

    A white cream color and massive chalk rock formations that been created as result of occasional sandstorm in the area, intensified by the clear light of noon, shimmering gold at sunset or blackened and shrunken in a cloud filled sky.

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  • Siwa Oasis

    Siwa Oasis

    Siwa, the most mysterious of all Egypt's oases lying between Qattara Depression and the Egyptian Sand Sea with 23,000 people who speak a distinct language of the Berber family. Uncover Siwa Oasis facts, Siwa safety, places to visit in Siwa Egypt.

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  • Kharga Oasis

    Kharga Oasis

    Most of the desert tours visiting Egypt's Western Desert include a stop at Kharga. It is the capital of the governorate of the new valley, or Al Wadi Al Gadeed. It connected Egypt to Southern Africa through the forty days road.

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  • Farafra Oasis

    Farafra Oasis

    Egypt Western Desert is 262, 000 square miles of dunes, canyons, oases, mountainous plateaus, and valleys that span most of land west of the Nile Valley. The small oasis of Al Farafra is the second biggest depression by size in Egypt West Desert and the smallest by population.

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  • Bahariya Oasis

    Bahariya Oasis

    The most accessible of the Western Desert Oases, Bahariya offers many interesting attractions and a foretaste of how life goes in an oasis. Bahariya Oasis has a particular historical significance as it was a transit point for the Caravan tracks and Nile Valley.

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  • Djara Cave

    Djara Cave

    30m wide, 8m high contains animal engravings date back to Neolithic Period. Located at the middle of Western Desert next to old camel track connecting Farafra & Assiut. Uncover Djara Cave facts, when was the Djara cave first discovered and who discovered it?.

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  • Black Desert Egypt

    Black Desert Egypt

    Most people are not aware of the beauty of specific parts of Egypt desert. The section that attracts tourists the most in Sahara Western Desert is that particular area located between Bahariya Oasis in the South and Farafra Oasis in the North.

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  • Taba

    Taba

    Located near the Egyptian Israeli borders, Taba has always had a special unique character. Located near the borders of Israel, Jordan, & Saudi Arabia, Taba was the last city to return to Egyptian authorities 1989, after Israeli occupation of Sinai.

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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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