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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 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 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.

From Dahab: St. Catherine's Monastery and Mt. Sinai Tour

2. From Dahab: St. Catherine's Monastery and Mt. Sinai Tour

Visit Mt. Sinai and St. Catherine's Monastery, the oldest Christian monastery in the world, on a tour with roundtrip transportation from Dahab. Watch the sunrise from the summit after an early-morning hike and then uncover the ancient history of St. Catherine's monastery. Start your trip from your hotel in Dahab and begin your journey to St. Catherine's National Park. Climb to the top of Mt. Sinai with a Bedouin guide to watch the sunrise. Explore St. Catherine's Monastery at your own pace and discover its ancient architecture. Relax on the way back to your hotel in Dahab at the end of your tour.

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

3. 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.

Dahab: Desert Safari & Blue Hole Day Trip with Lunch

4. Dahab: Desert Safari & Blue Hole Day Trip with Lunch

Start your day with a pickup from your hotel in Dahab. You'll go on a safari in Dahab which is considered to be a paradise on earth. Also, you will discover the exquisiteness of the small canyon, walk through the incredible narrow passages and take photos to document the experience. Then, enjoy camel and quad bike rides. Head to enjoy snorkeling in the Blue hole to see colorful corals and fishes; it is the most wonderful snorkeling destination. The famous Blue hole in Egypt is one of the 5 most famous and impressive blue holes in the world. Do not miss the chance to have that valuable experience, enjoy snorkeling over the stunning reef and have your lunch meal in a local elegant Bedouin restaurant in front of the blue hole.

From Dahab: Day Trip to Petra by Ferry with Hotel Transfers

5. From Dahab: Day Trip to Petra by Ferry with Hotel Transfers

Explore Petra on a guided tour of the archaeological city, take in the views from the hill of Al-Habis in Wadi Musa, and have free time to shop and explore in seaside town of Aqaba. Savor a local lunch at a restaurant which includes a soft drink.  Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation in Dahab. Relax on the air-conditioned drive in a spacious bus on the 1.5-hour drive to the port in Taba. Hop aboard a ferry and relax on the cruise to Aqaba. Travel by bus for about 2-hours to Petra.  Follow your guide on a 2-3-hour walking tour of the archeological site. Enter Petra on foot, though the Siq, a narrow, winding gorge that is over 1 kilometer in length. Visit the Great Treasury (Al-Khazneh Farun), the Roman Theatre, the Royal Tombs (the Rainbow Tomb is a must for photographers). Admire hundreds of monuments, tricliniums (formal Roman dining room), and obelisks, which are all carved from the multi-shaded, rose-red sandstone. A walk through the colonnade of Roman Byzantine Petra brings you to the city center.  Continue to the hill of Al-Habis in Wadi Musa which is crowned with a crusader-era fort). Take in breathtaking panoramic views of deep gullies and uniquely colored rock formations. Rest with a buffet lunch where you can try local specialties paired with a soft drink.  Drive back to Aqaba where you will have an hour of free time for shopping before boarding the ferry back to Taba and transferring back to your hotel in Dahab late at night. 

Sharm El-Sheikh: Blue Hole or 3 Pools Dahab Trip with Lunch

6. Sharm El-Sheikh: Blue Hole or 3 Pools Dahab Trip with Lunch

Snorkel and swim on this multi-stop trip from Sharm El-Sheikh to Dahab, Blue Hole, and the Three Pools. Sunbathe on the sandy beach, have a Bedouin lunch in a tent, ride a camel, and enjoy time for shopping local goods around Dahab. Start your trip with pickup in an air-conditioned vehicle to the city of Dahab. The name of the city in English means "Treasure" and it comes from the city's underwater world of corals and fishes, rich variety of environments, massive mountains, and caves. Reach the first stop, Blue Hole, and see the countless colorful fish and vibrant coral reefs up close or relax on the sandy beach. Stay here for 45 minutes, then get ready for an equally beautiful place of nature, the Three Pools. Enjoy the beach and experience the open sea. Aftreward, get ready for lunch, served in a tent. Feel the bedouin ambiance while you are enjoying your meal. Later, ride a camel. On the journey back, walk around Dahab and do some shopping before returning to your hotel.

Sharm El-Sheikh: Colored Canyon and Blue Hole Day Trip

7. Sharm El-Sheikh: Colored Canyon and Blue Hole Day Trip

Have a truly spectacular experience with a day trip to the Colored Canyon near Dahab and to the world-famous Blue Hole in the Abu Galum protectorate area. On this day trip wander through a labyrinth of sandstone rocks, take a camel ride along the sea, and snorkel amongst colorful marine life. Your day trip begins with a pickup from your hotel. Head to your first stop, the Colored Canyon. Be amazed by sandstone rocks and their shades of yellow, purple, red, magenta, and gold. The impressive rocky canyon reaches up to 40 meters and is a result of receding tides from the Red Sea. See how the rocks of the area were formed millions of years ago as a result of water eroding sandstone and limestone. Enjoy a camel ride by the long shores of the Red Sea and break for lunch with a unique view of the sea. After lunch, head to the Blue Hole. There, you will get the chance to snorkel and see the mesmerizing colourful marine life of the Red Sea. Next, you will be taken to the biggest shopping area in South Sinai. Take the opportunity to purchase some local Egyptian handicrafts, perfumes, papyrus, and souvenirs. After your adventurous day, get dropped off back at your hotel.

Dahab: Quad Biking, Snorkelling, Diving, and Camel Ride

8. Dahab: Quad Biking, Snorkelling, Diving, and Camel Ride

Begin your tour with pickup from your hotel in Sharm el-Sheikh. As you drive to Dahab City, admire the incredible landscape and amazing desert and mountains. Upon arrival at the canyon and Blue Hole, enjoy a Beduin Tea and have a moment to relax and take in your new surroundings. Meet your scuba diving instructor who will explain how to safely take your introduction dive before you start your underwater adventure. See the amazing underwater plants and life on this guided dive. Get a deeper look and snorkel for another hour with a different snorkeling guide. Go back to the beduin camp so you can take a shower and change your clothes before your desert experience. Drive a quad bike into the middle of the desert for 30 minutes then ride a camel for 15 minutes. Refuel back at camp again with lunch and time for some rest. Your driver will then take you to the Colored Canyon, where you'll have 30 minutes of free time to enjoy the amazing view of mountains and canyon in the middle of the desert. Afterwards, you'll be dropped off at your hotel in Sharm El-Sheikh.

From Sharm: Dahab Day Trip with Desert Safari and Camel Ride

9. From Sharm: Dahab Day Trip with Desert Safari and Camel Ride

Enjoy a full day to discover Dahab as part of a hassle-free private tour complete with lunch and a snack. Take a ride on a quad bike and a camel. Snorkel to spot magnificent fish. Tour the city with a guide. Meet your driver at your hotel in Sharm el-Sheikh. Settle into their air-conditioned car for the around 100 km drive to Dahab in South Sinai. Head to Three Pools, beautiful natural pools with sandy bottoms surrounded by coral. Once there, put on a mask and snorkel to admire the colorful fishes and incredible corals. Then, take a camel ride along the beach and admire the scenery from up high. Get your adrenaline pumping by driving a quad bike through the sand. Next, take a tour of the city of Dahab with a local guide before being transferred back to your hotel in Sharm.

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Full day of different activities- if you want to try as lot a possible, then tour ir for you. Starts with snorkeling, then light lunch, camel riding, then quads in desert, drive with jeep to canyon, short walk, but still many scenic views. Be aware that you need to rent snorkeling equipment, if you does't have yours on you. And winter time water is quite cold, so also hidra is neccessary. Paid for whole equipment 15 eur. Snorkeling should be longer, since there is lot's to see. Only thing- I chose tour with entrance fees to- Entrance fees to the Blue Hole and Abu Galum Nature Reserve (if option selected) and paid extra, but there was no entrance, no tickets and nobody was paying them, but ok. When i booked tour already- i read on bottom: Please note, that snorkeling inside the Blue Hole itself is not allowed for a safety reason. In tour description i also mentioned - BBQ lunch, but it's chicken wing, little rice, 3 potato and small salad- not a big of a choise, that should be improved

Impeccably organized excursion! the driver picked us up around 8.00 at our hotel, then we reached Dahab where we went on a hike, camel and snorkelling. We ate in a very nice typical restaurant (the only flaw was the toilets) and then visited the small shops in the city. We headed to the colored canyon which is truly spectacular!!! You must visit it if you are in Sharm! We returned to the hotel at 6.30pm. A special thanks to the guide (whose name unfortunately I don't remember) who spoke perfect Italian and who explained many things. Highly recommended experience!!!

Can I just say wow!!! In one day I did everything I wanted to do. The canyon, the jeep, camel, quad (paid separately) and snorkeling. Everything very organized including snorkelling equipment rental. Very good typical lunch. Super company. It was an unforgettable day!! Thank you thanks to our unforgettable mesh-mesh guide too!! the songs of the journey still accompany me today that I'm back in Italy!! I absolutely recommend

I really liked this beautiful tour and the guide was very friendly and always happy to help. It was a wonderful experience. I recommend this activity!

Truly nice and good guide, the same goes for the driver :)