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Sharm El Sheikh: Colored Canyon, Blue Hole & Dahab Day Trip

1. Sharm El Sheikh: Colored Canyon, Blue Hole & Dahab Day Trip

Visit two wonders of the Sinai Peninsula in one day on a jeep tour to the Colored Canyon and the Blue Hole National Park. Get ready for unforgettable moments in this day tour from Sharm El Sheikh. Visit Dahab - a gateway to natural beauty and diverse breathtaking landscapes. After pickup, travel by jeep to the famous Colored Canyon. Explore a vibrant labyrinth of sandstone cliffs in shades of yellow, purple, red, and gold as you walk through the 800-meter gorge. Be picked up early in the morning by a comfortable air-conditioned van and head to Dahab City for around 1-hour journey. Dahab is fortunate to be home to several national parks that preserve and protect the region's natural treasures. Dahab is fortunate to be home to several national parks that preserve and protect the region's natural treasures. Immerse yourself in the serenity of nature and witness the wonders of wildlife. Visit the National Park of Blue Hole, relax on the beach, and enjoy an amazing experience of snorkeling and swimming on a unique and attractive coral reef spot. Watch the underwater wonderland and meet hundreds of colorful species of fish. Come back to the beach camp and have your delicious barbeque lunch while watching the panoramic views of the sea and mountains. Take a sea breath, hop on a camel along the coast, and shoot remarkable photos. Move to the next adventure and ride a quad bike along the sea of Dahab. After boosting adrenaline with the camp activities get ready to start your next adventure. Travel by jeep to the famous Canyon. Explore a vibrant labyrinth of sandstone cliffs in shades of yellow, purple, red, and gold while walking through the 800-meter gorge. Take a Jeep ride and go to the shopping center near Dahab city before coming back to Sharm El Sheikh.

Sharm El Sheikh: Ras Mohammed and Island Cruise with Lunch

2. Sharm El Sheikh: Ras Mohammed and Island Cruise with Lunch

Ras Mohammed is Egypt's first marine national park, located 25km southwest of Sharm El-Sheikh. Fantastic snorkeling spots with rich arrays of marine life attract tourists and divers from all around the world. The park contains various stunning geological features, such as uplifted coral reefs, alluvial plains, wadis, granite, sandstone mountains, and soft dunes. Your journey to Ras Mohammed National Park will begin with a pick-up from your hotel in Sharm El Sheikh, followed by a drive to the marina where you will board the snorkeling boat. Visit the white island and take unforgettable photos in the national park. Spend a wonderful day snorkeling and swimming. There will be 2 stops in the best areas for enjoying the coral reefs and exploring the fantastic underwater life. Have a delicious open buffet BBQ lunch on the board with stunning views of the Red Sea at the end of this beautiful day.

Sharm El Sheikh: Luxury Boat Cruise with Snorkeling & Lunch

3. Sharm El Sheikh: Luxury Boat Cruise with Snorkeling & Lunch

Experience the awe-inspiring waters of the Red Sea on this snorkeling boat tour. Cruise out from Sharm El Sheikh, Marina and enjoy the fresh sea breeze, crystal-clear waters, and a delicious lunch served on board. Get picked up from your hotel and transferred to the marina in Sharm El Sheikh. Join the yacht and set off for an unforgettable trip to the finest snorkeling spots in Sharm El Sheikh, located at the southernmost tip of the Sinai peninsula. Visit this location to explore the vibrant coral reef in the area with a professional instructor. Carry on to the captivating White Island, where you can snorkel in the nearby shallow waters, unwind on the soft sand, and take pictures of the sparkling Red Sea. Return to the ship and enjoy a delicious lunch of rice, pasta, salads, barbecue chicken, and fish. Once you get back to the marina, you'll be dropped off at your hotel in Sharm El Sheikh.

From Sharm: Mount Moses Trekking, Sunrise & Monastery Visit

4. From Sharm: Mount Moses Trekking, Sunrise & Monastery Visit

You will be picked up from your hotel in Sharm El Sheikh city between 8:00 PM and 9:00 PM. Then you will travel in an air-conditioned vehicle for around 4 hours to reach the Moses Mountain.  When you arrive at Mount Sinai you will start your trekking tour to the sacred place where the Prophet Moses received the 10 commandments. Reach 2,285 meters by climbing up 750 steps, strolling through the night (approx 2-3 hours depending on the customers). Depending on the performance of the group, you may arrive at the summit earlier than expected. This will give you a chance to really relax and marvel at the rising sun slowly scattering across the mountains in all its splendor.  While gazing at the sunrise, snap awesome photos or pray if you wish to, then begin the descent back down. Remember, it will take around 2 hours to reach the bottom. Enjoy some time to rest after the long trail and then have breakfast.  Next, visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of St. Catherine's Monastery. Browse through the old manuscripts displayed in the library and icons excavated from the Vatican.  It is the oldest functioning Christian monastery in the world situated on the Sinai Peninsula along with the Monastery of Saint Anthony which is located across the Red Sea in the desert of South Cairo. After you've finished touring the monastery, you can relax on the drive back to your hotel in Sharm El Sheikh.

Sharm El Sheikh: Dahab, Canyon, Camel, and Snorkel Jeep Tour

5. Sharm El Sheikh: Dahab, Canyon, Camel, and Snorkel Jeep Tour

Visit the wonders of the Sinai Peninsula on a day trip by Jeep from Sharm El Shiek to the Colored Canyon. Exploring towering rock formations can be done in Blue Hole Nature Reserve and the coastal city of Dahab. Enjoy snorkeling in the coral reefs, riding a camel, having a BBQ lunch, and adding an optional ATV ride. After getting picked up, take a Jeep to the renowned colorful rocks of the Colored Canyon (Salama Red Canyon). Wander through an 800-meter-long canyon filled with natural yellow, purple, red, and gold sandstone cliffs. Continue to Abu Galum Sanctuary, where you'll have time to snorkel through the coral reef gardens and visit the world-renowned diving area of the Blue Hole Natural Reserve. Discover the rich underwater ecosystem of the Red Sea with all your senses. Following your buffet lunch on the waterfront in Dahab, enjoy a camel ride on the coast. Prior to departing Sharm El Sheikh, check out the lively bazaar in Dahab and purchase silverware, perfumes, and clothing in the seaside town.

Cairo/Giza: Guided Pyramids, Sphinx and Egyptian Museum Tour

6. Cairo/Giza: Guided Pyramids, Sphinx and Egyptian Museum Tour

With an Egyptologist guide leading the way, this Cairo day trip lets you visit iconic ancient Egyptian sites including the Pyramids of Giza and Great Sphinx, followed by a visit to the Egyptian Museum. You can choose to take a private tour, or join a group tour. Your guided tour begins at the Great Pyramids of Giza. This iconic site is home to three large ancient Egyptian pyramids, as well as the Great Sphinx and remains of a workers’ village. The biggest attraction is the Pyramid of Cheops or Khufu which is commonly known as the Great Pyramid. It is the last remaining of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The magnificent structure is an amazing testimony to the ingenuity of ancient Egyptian builders thousands of years ago.  The much-photographed Pyramid of Khafre or Chephren is the only one of the three pyramids which retains some of the original limestone casing. The smaller Pyramid of Menkaure or Mykerinos makes up the trio. There are several optional activities available around the pyramid complex including camel rides, horse and carriage rides, Nile river cruises and entrance to the interior of the pyramids. These activities are optional and incur additional fees to be paid on the day. No visit to the Giza Pyramid complex would be complete without a close-up look at the mysterious Great Sphinx. With a long and troubled history, this half-pharoah, half-lion monument has intrigued travelers to Egypt for centuries. Who is the face of the Sphinx? You can also visit the Valley Temple which belongs to the pyramid of Khafre. The temple served an important role in the preparation and mummification of the king before burial. Having an Egyptologist guide on hand during your visit to Giza will certainly come in handy with such a rich history.  Not far from the pyramids you will have a short stop at the Institute of Papyrus. Here you can see how ancient Egyptians made the first paper in the world. Test out your bargaining skills and negotiate a good price for a papyrus souvenir to take home. Enjoy an optional lunch at a restaurant in Cairo before continuing to the world-famous Egyptian Museum. The museum is home to an immense collection of rare and valuable artifacts from the pharaonic period including mummies, chariots, jewelry and everyday items. Mostly famously the Egyptian Museum is home to a mesmerizing exhibit dedicated to Tutankhamen's collection of treasure, gold and jewelry. The glittering artifacts were discovered untouched in King Tut’s sealed burial chamber in 1922 by Howard Carter. With more than 250,000 artifacts, your Egyptologist guide will once again guide you through the fascinating history of ancient Egypt, and help you navigate the jam-packed museum. Your Cairo day trip concludes with transfer back to your hotel.

Sharm el-Sheik: Dahab, Red Canyon, and Abu Galum Day Tour

7. Sharm el-Sheik: Dahab, Red Canyon, and Abu Galum Day Tour

Leave Sharm el-Sheikh on this Jeep safari to Abu Galum National Park. Go on a day trip to Dahab, enjoy a delicious lunch next to the famous Blue Hole, and browse the local shops for the perfect souvenir. Meet your driver at your Sharm el-Sheikh hotel and begin your Jeep safari to the national park of Abu Galum. See the national park's wide range of marine life and head into the Red Canyon, a mass of colorful natural rock formations and crevices. Next, go on a leisurely walk through the Colored Canyon, marveling at the desert plains, barren mountains, rocks of sandstone, and a refreshing oasis. Hop back in your Jeep to reach the famous dive site, the Blue Hole. Enjoy lunch next to the beautiful Blue Hole before taking a dip in the clear water. Snorkel among coral reefs and thousands of colorful fish. If you wish, hop on a camel to trot along the sea. Finish your day tour with a visit to the small fishing town of Dahab, also known as the Golden City. Enjoy some free time to go shopping and browse the local shops before returning to Sharm el-Sheikh by Jeep.

From Sharm El Sheikh: Colored Canyon, Blue Hole & Dahab

8. From Sharm El Sheikh: Colored Canyon, Blue Hole & Dahab

Start your day by being picked up in the morning by a van with comfortable air-conditioning and embark on a 1-hour journey to Dahab City. Dahab is lucky to have multiple national parks that conserve and safeguard the area's natural wonders. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of nature and behold the marvels of wildlife. Experience the wonders of the National Park of Blue Hole by visiting and taking in the beauty of the beach. Indulge in the delight of snorkeling and swimming to this captivating coral reef destination, where you will have the opportunity to witness a mesmerizing underwater world. Encounter a multitude of vibrant and diverse fish species, creating a truly remarkable and captivating experience. Return to the beach camp and enjoy a delicious barbeque lunch as you admire the breathtaking views of the sea and mountains. Take a deep breath of the ocean air, jump on a camel and capture stunning photos along the coastline. Continue the excitement by riding a quad bike along the Dahab Sea. Once you've filled your adrenaline quota at the camp, prepare for your next adventure. Travel by jeep to the famous Colored Canyon and explore a vibrant maze of sandstone cliffs in various magnificent colors like yellow, purple, red, and gold. Walk through the 800-meter gorge and soak in the beauty of your surroundings. Before returning to Sharm El Sheikh, take a jeep ride to the shopping center near Dahab City.

From Sharm: Red Canyon, Dahab, ATV, Camel & Snorkeling Tour

9. From Sharm: Red Canyon, Dahab, ATV, Camel & Snorkeling Tour

Visit two wonders of the Sinai Peninsula in one day on a jeep tour to the Colored Canyon and the Blue Hole dive site. Encounter astounding rock formations and coral reefs, ride a camel and enjoy a barbeque lunch in the tent in a Bedouin style, and explore the coastal town of Dahab. After pickup, travel by jeep to the famous Colored Canyon. Explore a vibrant labyrinth of sandstone cliffs in shades of yellow, purple, red, and gold as you walk through the 800-meter gorge. Continue to the Abu Galum Reserve. Here you’ll have time to snorkel at the coral reefs garden and see the Blue Hole, a world-famous dive site with the Red Sea’s rich underwater ecosystem. Later, sit down for a buffet lunch on the shore of the Gulf of Aqaba and ride a camel along the waterfront. Before drop-off in Sharm El Sheikh, visit the coastal town of Dahab, where you can explore the lively bazaar and shop for silverware, perfumes, and clothes.

Cairo: 2-Day Pyramid, Museum, Bazaar Private Tour

10. Cairo: 2-Day Pyramid, Museum, Bazaar Private Tour

Begin your adventure by meeting your guide, an Egyptologist, at your hotel’s reception. Visit the Egyptian Museum in Cairo and see the treasures of young King Tutankhamun. Receive an in-depth overview of the different eras of ancient Egyptian history.  Afterward ride down the Nile in a felucca, a traditional wooden sailing boat. Pause and enjoy lunch before exploring the streets of Old Cairo. Explore the Mohammed Ali Pasha Mosque, Khan El Khalili bazaar, and Moez Street.  After immersing yourself in the beauty and energy of Cairo, stop for a cup of tea before returning to your hotel. You will have the option to book dinner on the cruise or a sound and light show. Day 2 - start the day at your convenience with the same guide. Visit the Giza pyramids, the Great Sphinx, the ancient pyramid fields of Sakkara, and the open-air museum of Memphis.  You also have the option to go inside the pyramid or enjoy a camel ride for an additional fee. Afterward, your guide will bring you back to your hotel in Cairo or Giza.

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Amazing crew and tour. Water wasn’t warm enough for us to swim or dive tho but not checking the temperature is our fault. We loved watching the reefs even from the boat. Transfer vehicle was a bit too small for 6 people but everything else was great. We will definitely be back to dive. Instructor named Mohamed “Turkish” (I hope I remember his name right) was so polite and helpful the entire time. Would recommend 100%!

Osama was an excellent guide. He spoke both Italian and English well. Nice snorkeling and camel riding, followed by a not very good, but satisfying lunch. The visit to the canyon is preceded by a somewhat "wild" but very fun jeep ride. Even if you are equipped with masks and fins, you need to rent a life jacket and suit for the price of €9 each. Overall we were very happy.

Really enjoyed it, our guide & driver were very friendly & helpful, as well as the Bedouin guide that took us up the mountain, adding to an enjoyable experience. The transportation wasn’t the best & didn’t have air con which meant it was very hot in the van on the trip back to Sharm El Sheikh, but other than that, we had a great time :)

Guides were great. Snorkeling was really good. lunch was really nice too. too. Did have to wait around 40 minutes at tye marina before we were taken to a boat, but once we were it was a fab day out. we'll wortg the money! We even saw dolphins on the way back!

Best value for money trip ever.Mustafa,our guide was excellent.He took real good care of us.