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Red Sea & Sinai Attractions

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The Red Sea connects with the Ocean to the south. It is located south of the Sinai Peninsula and has a special position in the world.

Here you find some information about this sea and some places in Sinai like Taba, Dahab. Also the activities you can do in Sinai and the Red Sea like Scuba Diving and Snorkeling. Take the opportunity to read more about this great gulf.

Red Sea

Red Sea

Red Sea is 2,350 km long and 350 km wide and reaches a depth of 3,000 meters in the central area and 600 to 800 meters near the reef. In correspondence of the Gulf of Suez and the Bab el Mandab Strait, the depth varies from 60 to 100 meters.
Sinai Peninsula

Sinai

The Sinai peninsula is bordered to the east by the Gulf of Aqaba, to the north by the Mediterranean Sea, and the west by the Gulf of Suez and the Suez Canal.
Hurghada Tours

Hurghada

Hurghada, in Egyptian Arabic, is called El ghardaʾa (the name derives from a famous plant) has been for some years now one of the major tourist centers overlooking the Red Sea.
Sharm El Sheikh Egypt

Sharm El Sheikh

Sharm El Sheikh is the imaginary paradise of Sinai and the most attractive site to visit in Egypt, located at the southernmost point of the Sinai Peninsula, Sharm El-sheik and Naama Bay are some of the most popular beach destinations in all of Egypt.
Dahab

Dahab

Dahab is the magic city in Egypt, located in South Sinai, if you prefer to take a trip in the sea and have a look at the beauty of nature like mountains and beaches and hot desert, I recommend you to visit this extraordinary city.
Marsa Alam

Marsa Alam

Marsa Alam is located in southern Egypt, along the Egyptian east coast. It overlooks the Red Sea, on its western shore. It is located exactly 270 kilometers south of Hurghada, and 132 kilometers from Quseir, near Edfu.
Taba

Taba

Taba is one of Egypt's most popular tourist destinations for visitors to the Red Sea. It is, in fact, a favorite seaside resort for diving and snorkeling enthusiasts.
Sahl Hasheesh Egypt

Sahl Hasheesh

Sahl Hasheesh Egypt is an Egyptian tourist resort overlooking the Red Sea, just 20 km away from Hurghada, 18 km south of the airport. This resort is renowned because it is home to an extensive resort complex.
Suez Canal

The Suez Canal

The Suez Canal is very important in Egyptian trade, politics, and science and has contributed to facilitating the process of navigation, as the Suez Canal links the said port with the Suez
Monastery of Saint Catherine

The Monastery of Saint Catherine

The Monastery is located at the foot of Mount Sinai, near the Burning Bush of Moses, about 1500 meters high on the slopes of the mountain of the same name.
Mount Sinai

Mount Sinai Egypt

Mount Sinai is a particularly important and sacred destination, a sacred place in Egypt. The mountain reaches a height of 2,285 meters.

Giftun Island

The islands of Giftun are a small archipelago near one of the most popular tourist destinations in Egypt: Hurghada. The area is particularly famous for the extraordinary development of coral formations and the numerous dream islands that characterize this area.

Ras Mohamed National Park

Ras Mohamed National Park is located at the meeting point of the Gulf of Suez and the Gulf of Aqaba, at the southern end of Sinai, about 20 km south of Sharm El Sheikh.

Tiran Island

The island of Tiran is located between Sharm El Sheikh and Saudi Arabia, at the point in the Gulf of Aqaba where the distance between the Sinai Peninsula and the Arabian Peninsula is reduced to a few kilometers.

Egypt at a glance

Sail in the Nile River in a felucca, marvel at the pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx, explore the Valley of the Kings where Egypt’s pharaohs were buried, most famously King Tutankhamun in gold. Join your expert Egypt Time Travel on the journey back in time to one of the first civilizations in the world.

What will you like there?

  • Your Truly One Stop ShopFrom monuments to flowing rivers, vast deserts, world-famous coral reef sites, beaches, world cities, and monuments, everything can be found in Egypt. This means you'll never have to browse hundreds of potential destinations around the world for the perfect vacation.
  • Home of the Great Pyramids… and Much MoreAlthough different tourist attractions all over the world provide only a glimpse of the past, only in Egypt can you really stand on the display platform on the Pyramids plateau and have a good look at the solo that has been excluded from the ancient wonders of the world. Tourists who come here for sightseeing discover that these legendary pyramids are only the tip of the huge icebergs.
  • Hospitality, Egyptian-StyleEgypt is said to be the most travel-friendly North African and Middle Eastern country. The people here are friendly and welcome and treat everyone in a way that makes them part of their family.
  • Budget-FriendlyCompared to other destinations in the world, Egypt is definitely one of the best places to guarantee real value for money. You can book a tour package according to your needs and budget, and you are categorized.

What to pack for Egypt?

  • Adaptor plugIn Egypt, the standard voltage is 220 V and the power plugs and sockets are of type C and F. The standard frequency is 50 Hz.
  • Comfortable shoesFrom exploring the Great Pyramids of Giza to wandering the Botanical Gardens, you’ll need a comfortable pair of shoes on your Egypt holiday.
  • Light clothingEgypt is known for its blazing heat, so it’s best to wear light, loose-fit clothing. Since Egypt is a Muslim country, you’ll need to ensure your shoulders and knees are covered.
  • SunglassesThe sunshine can be blinding in Egypt, so bring a pair of sunglasses to protect you from the sun rays and the sandy desert.
  • SunscreenProtect yourself from the sun with SPF 30 or higher and be sure to apply it regularly. It’s also advised to bring a hat and a light scarf to shield your skin.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a visa for Egypt? How does one get an Egypt visa?

Tourists going to Egypt need to obtain a visa from one of the Egyptian diplomatic missions. There are several countries that are exempted from countries or countries that are eligible for visas on arrival but India is not one for them. So for Indian citizens, holding passports that are valid for at least 6 months from the date of arrival to Egypt is a necessity in order to get a visa.

The application process for obtaining an Egypt visa can be done online by submitting necessary documents. The entire procedure is listed on the Egyptian government official website and is easy to understand.

When is the best time to visit Egypt?

Egypt can be visited anytime in the year. However, the months of summer can be particularly hot, dry, and sunny; especially in regions like Luxor and Aswan that are towards the south of Egypt. The best time to visit Egypt can be claimed from September through to April when the weather is rather pleasant and bearable to tourists belonging to cold regions.

What are the best things to do in Egypt?

Egypt is the home to ancient Pharaohs, vast tracts of desert, superb scuba diving, the famed Nile River and so many more things. There are several places to be visited and many activities to indulge in. So to choose a few activities amongst so many options becomes a task. However, we are ready with our homework and our top things to do in Egypt are-

  • Get amazed by the Pyramids of Giza
  • Visit Luxor’s Karnak Temple and the Valley of the Kings
  • Visit Islamic Cairo
  • Explore Aswan
  • Spend time at Abu Simbel
  • Visit Egyptian Museum
  • Discover the White Desert
  • Visit Siwa Oasis
  • Visit Alexandria
  • Explore St. Catherine’s Monastery
  • Relax at South Sinai
  • Pray at Abydos Temple

What is the local food in Egypt? Which are the best places to taste this food?

Egyptian cuisine makes it a blend of a lot of legumes, vegetables and fruits. Since Egypt’s rich Nile Valley along with the delta produces large quantities of these crops, all in high quality; people of the country consume the same in great numbers. Here are some dishes you must try on your visit to the country. You may not remember the names of every dish, so you can take note of them or refer to us whenever needed-

  • Ful we Ta’meya
  • Kushari
  • Kabab we kofta
  • Hawawshi (Egyptian meat pie)
  • Shawerma
  • Fattah
  • Sayadeya
  • Besarah
  • Baladi Bread

Which are the best shopping places in Egypt and what are they famous for?

The Souks, or the local markets, and the larger bazaars are among the most remarkable attractions of Egypt. The markets of Egypt are famous for selling The Shisha, the traditional Egyptian waterpipes, a large collection of backgammon boards, decorative boxes, and many other handicrafts, Sandals, bags, and shoes, marvelous pottery products, etc.

  • Aswan touristic market
  • Khan El Khalili Market in the Hussein District in Cairo
  • Cairo Festival City Mall. Ring Road
  • Emerald Empire (Twin Plaza)
  • Citystars (Stars Centre) Mall of Arabia
  • Downtown Mall.
  • Arkan Plaza
  • Dandy Mega Mall
  • San Stefano Mall

Which are some famous archaeological sites in Egypt?

Egypt is home to numerous archaeological sites. Each one depicts the history and culture of this land. A lot of them are in Cairo alone but exploring and visiting each one of these sites is not possible. So here are the best ones-

  • Giza Pyramid
  • Saqqara
  • Dhahshur
  • Memphis
  • Egyptian Museum
  • Mohmmad Ali Mosque
  • Khan El Khalili
  • Aswan – Temple of Hathor
  • Kartak Temple
  • Luxor Temple
  • Kom Elshuqafa
  • Roman Amphitheatre
  • Graeco Museum

Which are some romantic places in Egypt for a honeymoon?

While not everybody will consider Egypt to be a honeymoon destination, the uninterrupted and lesser crowded places are actually great to be at with your partner. In case you still can’t imagine where to go for your honeymoon in Egypt, trust us, the below places are the ideal choice.

  • Cairo
  • Sharm-El-Sheikh
  • Alexandria
  • Aswan
  • Luxor
  • El Gouna
  • Dahab

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