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Blue Hole, Dahab

Blue Hole, Dahab: Our most recommended tours and activities

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.

Sharm El Sheikh: Blue Hole Day Trip w/Shopping Trip & Lunch

2. Sharm El Sheikh: Blue Hole Day Trip w/Shopping Trip & Lunch

Blue Hole is a must-visit destination for anyone who loves snorkeling or scuba diving. It's a natural underwater sinkhole located near Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt, and is known for its breathtakingly beautiful coral reefs and abundant marine life. It's surrounded by a fringing reef, which is teeming with a diverse array of marine life. The reef is home to colorful fish, sea turtles, octopuses, and even some sharks. The Blue Hole is also known for its crystal-clear waters, which offer excellent visibility for diving and snorkeling. The water temperature is warm year-round, making it an ideal destination for water activities. One of the main attractions of the Blue Hole is the opportunity to scuba dive. Diving in the Blue Hole is suitable for experienced divers, as the depth can be quite challenging for beginners. However, there are plenty of other dive sites in the area that are more suitable for beginners. Another popular activity at the Blue Hole is snorkeling. Snorkelers can explore the reef close to the surface, and still see an incredible amount of marine life. The Blue Hole is one of the most popular snorkeling spots in the Red Sea due to its abundance of marine life and crystal-clear waters. For those who prefer to stay on dry land, the Blue Hole also offers stunning views from the beach. Visitors can relax on the beach, take in the beautiful scenery, and watch the divers and snorkelers exploring the underwater world.

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.

Sharm El-Sheikh: Red Canyon, Dahab, Quad, and Snorkel Trip

4. Sharm El-Sheikh: Red Canyon, Dahab, Quad, and Snorkel 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 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.

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

5. 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: Blue Hole Ras Abu Galum-Blue Lagoon Snorkeling Trip

6. Dahab: Blue Hole Ras Abu Galum-Blue Lagoon Snorkeling Trip

Relax and take in the beautiful nature that surrounds you as you are driven by Jeep to the Blue Hole in the morning. Embark on an exciting snorkelling adventure once you have arrived at the stunning lagoon. Next, head to Ras Abu Galum for even more scenic snorkelling and a delicious lunch. Relax and take in the beauty and tranquillity of this serene spot. After a full day surrounded by natural tranquillity, be driven back to Abu Galum and the Blue Hole by Jeep before returning to your hotel in Dahab in a comfortable air-conditioned transfer.

From Dahab: Diving Day Trip at The Canyon and Blue Hole

7. From Dahab: Diving Day Trip at The Canyon and Blue Hole

Discover the Blue Hole, one of only 3 'blue holes in the world, and Dahab's most famous dive site. Marvel as Blue Hole opens to the Red Sea through a 26-meter-long tunnel known as the Arch. Take in the majestic arch, the roof of which lies at a depth of 52 meters, where the base of the Arch rests at 120 meters after which it plunges to 1000 meters. Enjoy the first dive in the blue hole for 7 meters and each dive will be around 20 minutes. After that embark on the second dive in the Canyon, a natural crack in the reef plateau for 7 meters, which descends to 54 meters, and walls that are 15-20 meters high. Have the opportunity to see the rare Red Sea walkman, sea moths, and garden eels in shallower areas along the reef. After the stunning second dive, you will enjoy a comfortable transfer back to the hotel in Dahab.

Sharm: Colored Canyon Dahab Tour with Three Pools Snorkeling

8. Sharm: Colored Canyon Dahab Tour with Three Pools Snorkeling

Discover Colored Canyon and the Three Pools on a snorkeling trip from Sharm El Sheikh. Join a walking tour of the canyon and explore the city of Dahab and taste local flavors during lunch. Following hotel pickup, head to the Three Pools beach, situated on the east coast of South Sinai, right between Dahab and Nuweiba. This protected area covers about 400 square kilometers and hosts ecosystems that are unique to the Gulf of Aqaba. After snorkeling, head to Dahab for lunch and city exploration. After Dahab comes the main event of the day: venture into the desert to Colored Canyon. Once there, discover the beauty of the untouched area. Join a guided walk to explore the vibrant colors and unique shapes of the canyon's rocks. After the tour, get driven back to Sharm El Sheikh for hotel drop-off.

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

9. 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.

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

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Blue Hole, Dahab

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4.2 / 5

based on 396 reviews

Amazing day. Got picked up at 8:30, and set off straight for the blue hole. We were in the sea for a perfect amount of time and even novice swimmers were catered for and looked after. (You have to buy snorkeling gear for £15 / $15) so take money with you! We did not know this. Water was provided at the snorkel fitting site. Lunch was meat rice and potatoes with options to buy a fresh smoothie/coffee etc. You must pay to use the toilet (not a nice experience, take your own paper). We then Rode a camel and set off for Dahab and the Canyon (the canyon was very windy and cold I'd recommend a jacket) however was beautiful. 10/10 day and Muhammed was THE BEST tour guide you could have asked for.

La giornata è stata ben organizzata, le attività sono fantastiche e non è una giornata troppo lunga. l'unica cosa di cui preoccuparsi è avere con voi €10 per affittare l'attrezzatura da snorkeling (tuta, maschera e tubo, pinne e giubbotto di salvataggio opzionale ma compreso). potete affittare tutto o solo i pezzi che vi interessano. fatelo, ne vale la pena e si fa tutto in gruppo con la guida ed è sicurissimo.

It was a great trip. Ahmed our guide made sure that we were well taken care off. He made few great photos and videos so absolutely fantastic. The only suggestion would be to have maybe 2 stops just to take few pictures of spectacular mountains views. If you have your own snorkelling gear (wetsuit, mask, fins) take it as there is additional charge of 15$ to rent.

Awesome experience I definitely recommend it! Super guide & driver The snorkeling definitely worth the price (10$ extra for the equipment), the wildlife there is amazing! Colours in the canyon are really cool too (maybe not accessible to everyone if you have difficulties walking or any knee pain). Full day of fun, we loved it

Everything was well organized. It was an amazing experience. The colorful canyon is a natural beauty, which is definitely must see. Camel riding and coral reef swimming are definitely not to miss.