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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 will 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: Sunset Quad Bike Safari with Dinner and Show

2. Marsa Alam: Sunset Quad Bike Safari with Dinner and Show

Start with pickup from your hotel in Marsa Alam and be transported to the meeting point. Meet your professional guide and receive safety instructions and guidance on how to operate your quad bike before departure.  Set off on your quad bike adventure and stop at a Bedouin village to learn more about local life and traditions. Try a Bedouin tea and smoke a traditional water pipe. While here, enjoy a camel ride for about 10 minutes. Watch the sun set over the Red Sea Mountains and whilst savoring a delicious dinner. Enjoy a traditional Bedouin show with your meal before returning to the meeting point, followed by transfer back to your hotel in Marsa Alam.

From Marsa Alam: Small Group Day Trip to Luxor

3. From Marsa Alam: Small Group Day Trip to Luxor

Start the tour with pick-up from your accommodation in Marsa Alam. From there you’ll be taken to Luxor, home of some of the most beautiful sights of ancient Egypt.  Follow your professional guide to the Temple of Karnak. Admire the ancient columns, chapels, and the sacred lake at this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stop for lunch in Luxor before you travel to the other side of the River Nile by felucca (a type of traditional sailboat). Next, explore the City of the Dead and the Colossi of Memnon. Admire the only remains of the Temple of Amenhotep III and visit the Valley of the Queens. Allow yourself to be inspired by the stunning architecture and discover the Temple of Hatshepsut, one of the great rulers of ancient Egypt. As the day winds down, you’ll be transferred back to Marsa Alam.

Marsa Alam: Snorkeling Trip to Satayh Dolphin Reef

4. 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.

From Marsa Alam: Day Trip to Luxor by Bus

5. 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.

From Marsa Alam: Private Day Trip to Luxor by Car

6. 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: 3-Hour Quad Bike Safari with Camel Ride

7. From Marsa Alam: 3-Hour Quad Bike Safari with Camel Ride

Start with pickup from your hotel in Marsa Alam and be transported to the Carnellia meeting point. Meet your professional guide and receive safety instructions and guidance on how to operate your quad bike before departure. Then, begin your 2.5-hour journey to the heart of the desert. Travel for about 18 kilometers in total as you explore the desert. Stop at a Bedouin village where you'll meet a local tribe and learn more about their life and traditions. Try a Bedouin tea and smoke a traditional water pipe. While here, enjoy a camel ride for about 10 minutes and see a spectacular Acacia tree growing in the middle of the desert. Continue exploring the beautiful arid desert landscape, before returning to the meeting point. From here, be returned to your hotel in Marsa Alam. Finally, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

Marsa Alam: Coral Garden Snorkeling and Diving Boat Tour

8. Marsa Alam: Coral Garden Snorkeling and Diving Boat Tour

Get picked up from your hotel in Marsa Alam and taken to the boat by zodiac. Head to a beautiful diving site, Mekkey's Room. Spend around an hour snorkeling watching the amazing coral reefs and vibrant fish at Marsa Mubarak. Move to another dive site called Shaab Alam, with its diverse coral reefs and good opportunities for watching dolphins. After your second snorkeling stop, break for a delicious lunch prepared specially for you.  Continue to the third dive site to see more coral reefs, colorful fish, and a shipwreck. Choose to have an introductory dive at one of the most wonderful dive sites in Marsa Alam. After finishing your third snorkeling stop, sail back by zodiac to the beach where the transfer will be waiting to drive you back to your hotel after an enjoyable day.

From Marsa Alam: Sataya Reef and Dolphins Full-day Boat Tour

9. From Marsa Alam: Sataya Reef and Dolphins Full-day Boat Tour

You will be picked up from your hotel and will be taken to Hamata Marina to board the boat. The boat will sail for approximately 2 hours to Sataya Reef, where you will have your first snorkeling session.  Sataya Reef, also known as Dolphin House, is a huge lagoon that is home to not only spinner dolphins, but also many types of colorful fish. Experience the marine life of the reef, following your guide as you explore one of the best snorkeling spots in Egypt.  After this snorkeling stop, you will enjoy a freshly-prepared lunch onboard the boat. After lunch, you will have the chance to explore another scenic snorkeling spot with caves, tunnels and coral gardens.  Enjoy drinks all day long and enjoy the fresh fruit of the season. After your second snorkeling location, you will sail back to Hamata Harbor and will be transferred back to your hotel.

Marsa Alam: Satayah Reef Overnight Boat Trip with Snorkeling

10. Marsa Alam: Satayah Reef Overnight Boat Trip with Snorkeling

Your aquatic adventure begins with pickup from your hotel in Marsa Alam and heads to the small village of Hamata. Arrive at the harbor and board your luxury boat for the trip, then enjoy refreshments as you listen to a short introduction about the trip. Once you’re settled into your room, make yourself comfortable and admire the sprawling sea views as the boat heads to Satayah. After 2 hours of sailing, arrive at the reef and listen to a quick safety briefing to prepare you for your snorkel sessions. Jump into the water with your instructor and go in search of colorful marine life as you explore and learn about the coral reef. Hop back onboard the boat for a rest then enjoy another snorkel and swim session at a nearby lagoon. As evening draws closer, watch the sunset from the boat and enjoy a delicious dinner before spending the night stargazing from the top deck and listening to traditional Egyptian music. Wake up early on day 2 to admire the beauty of the reef before anyone else. Soak up the peaceful tranquility of the reef before other tourists arrive, which is the best time to spot dolphins and sting rays. Head back onboard the boat for breakfast and set sail to Abu Galawa where more stunning coral reef awaits discovery. After a morning of swimming and snorkeling along the reef, enjoy a tasty lunch on the boat before returning to Hamata Harbor.

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What people are saying about Marsa Alam

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 187 reviews

Great team, great excursion, very good food, an all-round great diving experience with an impressive underwater world. From the driver to the diving instructors, everyone was very nice, courteous and very well equipped. Gladly again!

Is highly recommended, punctual, reliable and very friendly guides. Price-performance TOP! expectations were exceeded. No pushy sales pitches. All in all very recommendable. Thank you for the nice experience.

Exceptional ride! A truly breathtaking view. The guide, the photographer and all the people met in the desert are very nice. I recommend!

An incredible nice trip, a super nice driver, can only recommend.

Nice tour with a great team who tried to make everyone happy