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Marsa Alam: Ancient Cairo & Giza Pyramids Day Trip by Plane

1. Marsa Alam: Ancient Cairo & Giza Pyramids Day Trip by Plane

Explore fantastic Cairo on this day trip from Marsa Alam to the Pyramids. You will be picked up from your hotel in Marsa Alam and taken to Hurghada Airport. From there you will fly to Cairo, where you will be picked up and accompanied by your guide. Your Egyptologist tour guide will take you on a visit to the Great Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren, and Mykerinus. Then go to take memorable photos and to see the Sphinx with its lion body and the head of a pharaoh - the statue dates back to the reign of King Chephren. You will have lunch at a local restaurant in Cairo. After that, you'll have the opportunity to visit the Egyptian Museum with all its treasures from the times of the Pharaohs. It displays more than 250,000 real artifacts, including Tut Ankh Amun's treasure collection.  Continue to Cairo, where you will have the opportunity to visit Khan El Khalili, Cairo's oldest bazaar. In the evening you will be transferred back to the airport and fly to Hurghada. There will be a vehicle waiting for you upon arrival, which will take you back to your hotel in Marsa Alam.

Marsa Alam: Snorkeling Trip to Satayh Dolphin Reef

2. Marsa Alam: Snorkeling Trip to Satayh Dolphin Reef

Begin your day of adventure with a brief pickup from your hotel in Marsa Alam in an air-conditioned vehicle. Transfer to Marina of Hamata where you'll board the boat. This location is situated 165 km south from Marsa Alam airport. Be received by the crew with a welcome drink and enjoy it as you set sail on the Red Sea for about 2 hours. You will be also served with snacks and drinks during the day. Arrive at the Satayh Dolphin Reef, a protected area where you can snorkel. As you enjoy the underwater marine world observe around 60-80 dolphins who will put on a show for you as you get the opportunity to connect with them. This region is home to many dolphins and sea mammals and you will be mesmerized by the different varieties of corals and fish. Enjoy a delicious lunch prepared freshly on board by the chef.  Later on, make another stop to snorkel in a beautiful coral reef and see more fish. Then, cruise back to the port in Hamata Marina at around 4:30 PM and get dropped back to your hotel in Marsa Alam.

Marsa Alam: Boat Trip Snorkelling with Sea Turtles & Lunch

3. Marsa Alam: Boat Trip Snorkelling with Sea Turtles & Lunch

You will be picked up from your hotel in Portghalib or Marsa alam, It takes 30 minutes driving to Abo Dabab Bay. Abo Dabab Bay is a beautiful snorkeling and dive site in the area of Marsa Alam. It has coral reefs with plenty of colorful fish, which you can see when snorkeling. The bay has a sandy beach with sea grass and crystal clear, warm water. As well as hosting a great variety of colored fish, the Bay is also home to Green Turtles and the endangered Dugong that occasionally visit the sheltered bay to feed on the sea grass. Afterwards, return to your hotel.

From Marsa Alam: Private Day Trip to Luxor by Car

4. From Marsa Alam: Private Day Trip to Luxor by Car

After pickup from your accommodation in Marsa Alam, head off towards Luxor in an air-conditioned vehicle. First on the itinerary is the sprawling Temple of Karnak, containing the largest room of any religious building in the world. Amble through the grounds, learning about the significance of the statues placed against immense lines of pillars. After leaving the temple, you’ll stop for lunch at a fine dining restaurant situated on the banks of the Nile. After lunch, you’ll head towards the Colossi of Memnon, 2 60-foot-tall statues of the pharaoh Amenhotep III. When you’re done gazing at the immense relics, head to the Valley of the Kings, a series of tombs cut into the surrounding mountains. Visit 3 tombs before heading off the the Temple of Hatshepsut, rising over the desert, perched on a series of sandstone cliffs. After experiencing some of the foremost marvels of the ancient world, you’ll head comfortably back to your accommodation.

From Marsa Alam: 4-Days 5-Star Nile Cruise with Guided Tours

5. From Marsa Alam: 4-Days 5-Star Nile Cruise with Guided Tours

Begin your tour on Day 1 with pickup from any location in Marsa Alam at 6 AM. Drive to Aswan in an air-conditioned car with a representative, in case you need any help. Upon arrival in Aswan, meet your tour guide and head first to the Aswan High Dam, then take a motorboat to Philae Island. After your Aswan tour, check in to the cruise. Once onboard, get ready to snap great photos of both sides of the River Nile. Find out about both Nubian and Egyptian cultures, and see small boats, Nubian people, and villages all around you. Drink your tea on the sundeck as the cruise sails. Stop at Kom Ombo to visit the Kom Ombo Temple, then enjoy an overnight stay on the boat. On Day 2, sail over toward Edfu. Enjoy a wonderful experience by horse and carriage to visit Edfu Temple before heading back to the cruise and sailing on to Esna. Pass Esna Lock and continue to Luxor where the cruise will stop overnight. On Day 3, discover the Valley of the Kings and listen to your guide's detailed explanations about its history. Then, visit Queen Hatshepsut Temple and find out her secrets. Make a stop in Howard Carter House, where the famous Englishman who discovered Tutankhamun's treasures lived. Head back to the cruise and enjoy some time to relax before visiting the awe-inspiring Karnak Temple. Pay a visit to the beautiful Luxor Temple before spending the night on the cruise. After breakfast on Day 4, disembark the cruise and get transferred back to your original starting location in Marsa Alam.

From Marsa Alam: Day Trip to Luxor by Bus

6. From Marsa Alam: Day Trip to Luxor by Bus

You will be picked up from your hotel in Marsa Alam and driven to Luxor in an air-conditioned vehicle. Here you will visit the famous Temple of Karnak, the largest religious building ever constructed. The ancient Egyptian name for the place is Ipet-isut, meaning the holiest of all places. After this, you will enjoy a wonderful lunch at a restaurant. Then you will head to the western bank of the Nile, where the colossal statue of Amenhotep III, the colossus of Memnon, awaits. Continue on to the Valley of the Kings, to see the breathtaking graves of the Pharaohs. You will visit 3 tombs and then continue on to the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut in El Deir El Bahary. This imposing temple, dedicated to Queen Hatshepsut, the only female Pharaoh, rises in a series of terraces from the desert plain, perched on sandstone cliffs. At the end of your tour, you will be returned to your hotel in Marsa Alam.

Marsa Alam: Sunset Desert Safari Excursion By Quad Bike

7. Marsa Alam: Sunset Desert Safari Excursion By Quad Bike

You will be picked up from your hotel in Marsa Alam in the afternoon and drive to Sheikh Malek, 25 kilometers north of Marsa Alam airport. Once you feel comfortable on the quad bike, ride through the desert for approximately 22 kilometers between the mountains of the Eastern desert to a Bedouin village to visit a local tribe. At the Bedouin village, you'll be welcomed with tea and learn more about the life and traditions. See how traditional bread is baked, see the water well, and try smoking a water pipe. Then you'll take a camel ride to witness the amazing views of the sunset. Afterwards, have a barbeque dinner in the heart of the mountains. Enjoy watching a Bedouin show and you savour a delicious barbeque open buffet dinner. The show includes the performance of folk songs, and belly dancing. At the end of the evening, you will drive your quad bike back to the station, then transfer back to your hotel in Marsa Alam.

Marsa Alam: Private Snorkeling Trip with Dugong and Turtles

8. Marsa Alam: Private Snorkeling Trip with Dugong and Turtles

Take advantage of a convenient pickup service from your hotel, the airport, or the port and, after a journey of approximately 30 minutes, reach the bay of Marsa Hermes, also known as EL Naaba. Board a luxurious speedboat at the tourist wharf and begin your wonderful journey. Take in the views on the way while snacking on delicious treats and sipping coffee. A toilet is also available onboard. Jump in for an exciting snorkeling adventure in search of the dugong, also referred to as a seacow, a protected mammal who occasionally visits this sheltered bay for grazing. If they don't feel threatened, expect them to stay around the boat for 30 minutes or an hour. Continue by boat to reach Shaab EL Mahalhala, which is considered one of the finest snorkeling and dive sites in the area. Along the way, you may spot colorful fish, turtles, and/or dolphins. Onboard, enjoy hot tea, soft drinks, and snacks before diving back in to explore the next site, the so-called Sharm Abu Dabbab, where the reef will surprise you with its rich colors and curious inhabitants. Totally satisfied at the end of your tour, transfer back to the quay and then to your pickup location.

From Marsa Alam: Marsa Mubarak Sea Snorkeling Boat Trip

9. From Marsa Alam: Marsa Mubarak Sea Snorkeling Boat Trip

Enjoy a full day of snorkeling and exploring the underwater world of Marsa Mubarak. You’ll be picked up from your hotel in Marsa Alam by air-conditioned vehicle and taken first to Port Ghalib Marina. Then, you’ll set sail to uncover the beauty beneath the surface of the water around the Coral Reef Islands, located in the Red Sea.   Take part in 2 guided snorkeling dives at this stunning destination and explore the lush underwater world just off Marsa Alam. You'll be surrounded by colorful plant and animal life, and if you’re lucky, catch sight of some sea turtles. Enjoy a buffet lunch on board before heading out again to explore pristine beaches, warm lagoons, and coral reefs. As the tour comes to an end, you’ll be transferred back to your hotel.

Marsa Alam: Morning Quad Bike Desert Safari

10. Marsa Alam: Morning Quad Bike Desert Safari

Your tour will begin as your representative picks you up from your hotel at Marsa Alam. From there, they will accompany you to the meeting point of Sheikh Malek situated 25 kilometers north of Marsa Alam airport. Once having arrived there, you will receive your quad runner for a driving test before starting an adventure drive 22 kilometers between the mountains of the Eastern Desert. You will stop 2 or 3 times on your way to visit a Bedouin tribe, being able to learn about their life and traditions (such as houses, food, education, religion, etc.). You will later have the opportunity to experience a Bedouin tea, take a camel ride, and smoke a water pipe, before driving your motorbike back to the quad runner station. At the conclusion of your experience, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Marsa Alam.

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What people are saying about Marsa Alam

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 233 reviews

Quadtour is not Quadtour. This Tour is hosted by many different agencies, but I'd like to say egyptra travel is a one of a kind experience. 3 years ago I made the same Tour. Did I get the same experience? No! This year it was outstanding! Driving 45min through the desert to reach the beduin village, getting a fresh mint tea, petting goats, riding a camel, driving in the desert for 30min again, climbing a nearby mountain to watch the sunset, learning about Egyptian medicine and ending the day in a delicious dinner with dance and fire show. Just wow! Not to mention that you drive back to the starting point by Quad. At night.

Everything was fine and the tour guides were very nice! Quad biking great and also the food! The Bedouin village can be seen as a film set with shopping in a Bedouin pharmacy. It's a shame that you didn't really visit a "real" village! Nevertheless, a nice trip and you can definitely treat yourself to the price!

relaxed, tourists had a good time, so the route was changed as requested, a trip with dolphins <they sailed several times along the ship, turtles, of course the reefs, fish a lot of free time for snorkeling service unobtrusive

Excellent judgment: very kind and exquisite people, contents not to be forgotten. Experience not to be missed.

fantastic experience! we also got to see the dugong