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Marsa Alam: Sataya Reefs Dolphin Snorkel Cruise with Lunch

1. Marsa Alam: Sataya Reefs Dolphin Snorkel Cruise with Lunch

Enjoy a snorkeling and swimming yacht cruise from Marsa Alam to the Sataya Reef in the Red Sea, known as the Dolphin House Reef. Get a chance to swim alongside the dolphins and explore the unique coral reef with a guide. Snorkeling gear, lunch, and unlimited drinks are included with your trip. Following pickup from Marsa Alam via air-conditioned vehicle, head to the marina, meet the crew, and hop on board the yacht. Before starting the journey, get a briefing on the day’s trip and grab any snorkeling equipment you’d like. Enjoy the sunshine, relaxation, and sea breeze during the sail to an azure-blue, high-energy oasis in the Red Sea, surrounded by a centuries-old well-preserved coral reef and home to the local spinner dolphins. Arrive at the Dolphin House and Crystal Temple Reef, a small crystalline area where the dolphins give birth to their young. The coral here has light colors that are almost translucent. Hop in the water and the crew will guide you to swim with the dolphins and enjoy an unforgettable time. Move to the coral reefs to snorkel and observe brightly colored fish, then refuel with fresh seasonal fruit and an open buffet lunch prepared on board by the crew. Take in the magical views of the Red Sea while you enjoy your choice of soft or hot drinks, available all day during your trip. After lunch, move to the second snorkeling spot of the day near Dolphin House to experience more of the area’s coral reeds and fishes. At the end of your trip, enjoy the cruise back to the marina, then get dropped off back at your hotel.

Marsa Alam: Hamata Islands Snorkeling Trip with Lunch

2. Marsa Alam: Hamata Islands Snorkeling Trip with Lunch

Embark on a full day of snorkeling in the pristine natural beauty around the Hamata Islands. On this guided trip, sail around the three Virgin Islands, explore the lagoons and reefs, and enjoy lunch while on board. See tropical fish, corals, and birds as you visit the islands. To begin your tour, enjoy a pickup service from your hotel in Marsa Alam to the Hamata Marina. There, meet your snorkeling guide, board your boat, and chart a course for the Hamata Islands. Sail across the crystal-clear tropical water of the Red Sea with the warm breeze fresh on your cheeks. Continue your tour as you cruise around the islands of Hamata National Park. Dive into the brilliant blue waters for an up-close experience of coral reefs while cheerful rainbows of colorful tropical fish dart past. Paddle around lagoons and roam the habitat of dolphins, turtles, and rays. Next, your captain will dock the boat for a land excursion at one of the islands. Treat yourself to a walk along the pure white sandy beach and spot an array of tropical birds fluttering around their idyllic island home. After you've strolled the sandy beaches, board your boat once again for an open buffet lunch at sea. Regain your energy and relax on the gentle waves. After lunch, your captain will guide you to the final snorkeling site, where you can explore the natural beauty of the underwater world once more. Finally, cruise back to the Hamata Marina. From there, conclude your tour with a return transport service to your hotel in Marsa Alam.

Marsa Alam: Sunset Safari by ATV Quad w/ BBQ Dinner and Show

3. Marsa Alam: Sunset Safari by ATV Quad w/ BBQ Dinner and Show

You will be picked up from your hotel in Marsa Alam in the afternoon and drive to Sheikh Malek, 25 kilometers north of Marsa Alam airport. Once you feel comfortable on the quad bike, ride through the desert for approximately 22 kilometers between the mountains of the Eastern desert to a Bedouin village to visit a local tribe. At the Bedouin village, you'll be welcomed with tea and learn more about life and traditions. See how traditional bread is baked, see the water well, and try smoking a water pipe. Then you'll take a camel ride to witness the amazing views of the sunset. Afterward, have a barbeque dinner in the heart of the mountains. Enjoy watching a Bedouin show and savor a delicious barbeque-open buffet dinner. The show includes the performance of folk songs and traditional dancing. At the end of the evening, you will drive your quad bike back to the station, then transfer back to your hotel in Marsa Alam.

Marsa Alam: Ancient Cairo & Giza Pyramids Day Trip by Plane

4. 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'll 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: Boat Trip Snorkelling with Sea Turtles & Lunch

5. Marsa Alam: Boat Trip Snorkelling with Sea Turtles & Lunch

You will be picked up from your hotel in Port Ghalib or Marsa Alam. It takes 30 minutes to drive to Abo Dabab Bay. Abo Dabab Bay is a beautiful snorkeling and dive site in the area of Marsa Alam. It has coral reefs with plenty of colorful fish, which you can see when snorkeling. The bay has a sandy beach with sea grass and crystal clear, warm water. As well as hosting a great variety of colored fish, the Bay is also home to Green Turtles and the endangered Dugong that occasionally visit the sheltered bay to feed on the seagrass. Enjoy fresh prepared lunch on the boat and hot and soft drinks during the day. Enjoy 2 stops for snorkeling at coral gardens with vibrant colorful fish and marine life. Afterwards, return to your hotel.

Marsa Alam: Trip to Luxor and Valley of the Kings with Lunch

6. Marsa Alam: Trip to Luxor and Valley of the Kings with Lunch

Discover the fascinating city of Luxor on this day trip from Marsa Alam. You will be picked up at your hotel and driven to the former capital of Egypt by air-conditioned vehicle. Visit the Temple of Karnak, the largest temple complex in the world. Enjoy lunch in a selected restaurant before heading to the west bank of the River Nile. See the City of the Dead and the Colossi of Memnon, the only remains of the temple of Amenhotep III. Be inspired by the stunning architecture in the Valley of the Kings. See the temple of Queen Hatshepsut, the only female ruler of ancient Egypt. At the end of the day you will be driven back to your hotel in Marsa Alam.

Marsa Alam: Dolphin-Watching Cruise with Snorkeling & Lunch

7. Marsa Alam: Dolphin-Watching Cruise with Snorkeling & Lunch

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 of 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 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 at your hotel in Marsa Alam.

From Marsa Alam: Private Day Trip to Luxor by Car

8. 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: Luxor Highlights & Hot Air Balloon Ride

9. From Marsa Alam: Luxor Highlights & Hot Air Balloon Ride

Enjoy a whole new journey of an over-night trip in 3-star hotel where you have the chance to explore new city in Egypt that you shouldn't miss and also experiencing a whole new adventure of hot air balloon ride that you should try once in lifetime specially in Luxor, Egypt. Get your back-pack ready as our driver will pick-you up from your accommodation to start your road trip to Luxor of 5 hours duration in a new model A/C vehicle. Explore the deserts and the roads while traveling to Luxor and you can ask your driver to stop at any stop to go for quick snacks. Once you arrive in Luxor, you will check-in your hotel and have the rest of the night to rest or have a walk through the city as you prefer. Set your alarm as you will be waking up early in the morning to have your breakfast in the hotel before you start your hot air balloon ride tour. Our representative will be waiting for you in the reception to pick you up and transport you to air balloon Take-off area. You will be crossing the Nile River to the west Bank in a motor boat where you will enjoy a refreshment breakfast (Tea, Coffee, Cake), then having your last bus ride to hot air balloon Take-off area. Enjoy the stunning view of all hot air balloons lighting up and inflating from the ground with effect of hot air inside them from the burner. Our team will help you to escort the basket then you will be briefed from your balloon pilot with your safety instructions. Experience the feeling of leaving the ground and getting lift up high in the sky to explore the city from the top in a calm weather and silence that you were wishing for a long time. Your hot air balloon pilot will show you the ancient places around you once you are up. Also you can see the farmers' life from there while working on their harvest and their animals around them. Enjoy the smooth landing at the end of your balloon ride while having the ground crew team around you to make sure every one is safe and help you to climb out of the basket. After you finish the ballooning you will start the other part of your tour of doing Luxor visits: The West Bank visits of : Valley of The Kings, Hatshepsut Temple, Colossi of Memnon and having lunch after in a local restaurant beside the Nile river (Open Buffet). After you will go to your hotel for final check-out, then your tour guide and driver will pick you again to do the East Bank visits: Karnak Temple, then your driver will transport you back again to your accommodation in Marsa Alam Through this tour, we are flexible with you if you want to skip a visit or reschedule any of them through your stay in Luxor.

Marsa Alam: Desert Star-Watching with Camel & Dinner

10. Marsa Alam: Desert Star-Watching with Camel & Dinner

Drive by air-conditioned vehicle from your hotel to the Bedouin tent “Ababda camp” at Padi valley. Once we arrive at the Bedouin tent, we will spend 30 minutes enjoying a camel ride. After the camel ride, you will have a chance to rest in the Bedouin tent. You will receive a welcome drink of “Bedouin tea” and hear some information about Bedouins and their simple life. Whilst at the camp, you can watch how the Bedouins make their bread over a campfire, with the opportunity to make a loaf of your own! Later in the day, you will climb a small cliff to watch the stunning view of the Sunset. You will then enjoy a delicious freshly prepared Bedouin dinner of “Vegetable salad, Tahini Salad, Rice, Potato with Tomato, Chicken and Kofta”. As it will now be dark, it’ll be time to explore the sky with the help of a professional astronomer. One of our experts will inform you about the sky, stars, and constellations, and then you will have the chance to view through big professional telescopes.

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4.4 / 5

based on 304 reviews

This tour was amazing. I've had a really good time in a real camp in the desert with tea, snack and dinner prepared in the traditional way. I saw one of the best sunset of my life and when the dark came the magic started. Mandu and David and all the others were really prepared and made me feel welcome and comfortable all the time. Definitely recommend

Very nice excursion with super guide! Enough time at all snorkeling trips. Well suited for beginners. Fantastic impressions.

Amazing staff and wonderful experience! Unfortunatelly it was a windy day but we enjoyed it anyway

Nice and very relaxing tour, beautiful reef and good food

It has been a wonderful experience! Strongly suggested