Things to do in Dahab, Egypt

Our most recommended things to do in Dahab, Egypt

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

1. 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.

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

2. 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

3. 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.

From Dahab: Luxor by Plane Guided Day Tour with Lunch

4. From Dahab: Luxor by Plane Guided Day Tour with Lunch

Venture to Luxor, the most popular tourist destination in Southern Egypt and the Nile Valley. Marvel at magnificent temples, ancient royal tombs, and breathtaking desert and river landscapes. Explore Luxor, the capital of Egypt 3,400 years ago, whose name means the "city of palaces". Immerse yourself in the daily life of the Egyptians and enjoy the views of a city almost like a museum. Travel in comfort as an air-conditioned vehicle picks you up from your hotel and drives you to the airport, where you will board your flight to Luxor. Be welcomed by your Egyptologist tour guide who will be waiting for you upon your arrival and will stay with you the entire day in Luxor. Begin your journey on the West Bank of the Nile River, where you can see the two giant statues of Amenhotep III, also known as the Colossi of Memnon. Continue to the Valley of the Kings, where the majestic tombs were found. Head to the spectacular Hatshepsut temple at El Deir El-Bahary, which was built in honor of the only female pharaoh and queen, Queen Hatshepsut. Continue to explore the temple as it emerges from the desert in a succession of terraces and melds with the nearby, towering limestone cliffs. Rest at the East Bank for lunch before visiting the spectacular Karnak temple, the biggest temple ever built. Consider the history of the temple, whose prehistoric name means "The Most Sacred of Places." At the end of the day, unwind on a flight back to Sharm El Sheikh where your driver will take you back to the hotel in Dahab.

From Dahab: Cairo & Giza Highlights by Plane with BBQ Lunch

5. From Dahab: Cairo & Giza Highlights by Plane with BBQ Lunch

Explore the sights of Giza and Cairo on this guided day trip from Dahab. Travel comfortably between locations like the pyramids and the Khan el-Khalili bazar in an air-conditioned van. Dive into the sights with the help of a Egyptologist guide.  Enjoy the convenience of hotel pickup in Dahab and relax on the drive to the Sharm EL Sheikh Airport. Catch your domestic flight and take in the country from the skies as you soar to Cairo. Upon arrival in Cairo, meet your Egyptologist guide who will accompany you throughout your tour. Head to Giza to visit the famous and impressive pyramids of Cheops, Chephren, and Mykerinos, as well as the Sphinx. After a break for a delicious restaurant lunch, continue to the Egyptian Museum to uncover the treasures of the young pharaoh Tutankhamun, as well as other artifacts. Make your way to the vibrant and colorful Khan el-Khalili market. Marvel at stalls stacked with ornate goods like platters, lamps, and cups. Have the chance to barter for a deal and purchase something to take home.  At the end of the tour in Cairo, head over to the airport to catch your return flight to Sharm EL Sheikh. Once there, be transferred back to your hotel in Dahab.

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