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Things to do in Marsa Alam

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Marsa Alam Attractions and things to do in Marsa Alam

Marsa Alam is an upmarket resort on the Red Sea and becoming very popular with sun worshipers, divers and windsurfers alike. It has its own international airport which opened in 2003 and Marsa Alam started out as a small fishing village but has retained all of its charm and beauty. Marsa Alam is rich in historical sites. A wide range of expeditions, boat trips and excursions to surrounding resorts, towns and historic sites are available. The Emerald Mines, Myos Hormos, Quseir Fortress and Wadi Hammamat are amongst those well worth a visit.


With Marsa Alam being a fairly new resort the main attractions are based around the Red Sea, so it's important that you select a good hotel that provides evening enttertainment. For those that want a break away from the hotel we have listed a few ideas below. Several of these attractions can be booked at discounted rates to our customers who use our Flight & Hotel search option. If you're only booking the hotel with us then most attractions can be booked from your hotel or via a local agency but the cost may be higher


Hamata Islands Snorkeling Excursion We will pick you up from your hotel in Marsa Alam and transfer to Hamta Marina, south of Marsa Alam. Completely untouched by tourists, these tiny, deserted islands are havens for wildlife, both on land and sea. Things kick off with a drive to Ras Qulan, where tangled mangroves reach down to the waves and provide a home for loads of exotic flora and desert animals - bring your camera and click away. Then board a boat to chug around three of the islands, stopping for snorkeling sessions before docking at one for a closer look. Keep your camera at the ready - It won’t be long before you spot plodding turtles and armies of colorful birds. Hamata is an area under development, with very few hotels, eco-lodges and snorkeling centers already operating. Most of its coastal area belongs to the Wadi el Gemal National Park, where only eco-lodges are allowed to be built. The few snorkeling centers present at the moment offer reliable and professional services. For the non-licensed diving enthusiasts, the centers offer free of charge pool intro’s, where visitors can experience the thrill of snorkeling on a one-to-one basis with a snorkeling instructor in the hotel’s swimming pool. The Hamata also offer experience programmers, where the visitor can try actual dives in the sea straight away, under the strict supervision of a snorkeling professional. Meeting/pick-up point: Pick up at the hotel. Duration: 11.30 hours. Start/opening time: At 7am. Others: Snorkeling equipments not included. Please note! If you run a Flight & Hotel search you may find discounted tickets on the last page. Alternatively, you could book this via your hotel or local ticket agent.


Super Safari Adventure Take the opportunity to visit Abo Simbel temple as is one of the most famous touristic sights and doing feluca on the river Nile. Visit Typical Bedouin village, test Bedouins tea and Tour around the Tents, Enjoy Camel, Ride and Quad runner for short time, watching sun set from top of the mountain followed by Bedouins dinner Party and possibility of stars watching. Points of interest: Pick up from hotel By Jeep Drive to Felucca Assembly Point (Nearly 10 KM from Medina Coraya ) Two Stops (Akassia Tree & Panoramic View ) at the Middle of the Way. Arrival at Bedouin Tent & Welcome Drink will be offered accordingly (Egyptian Tea) Quad Biking for 25 Minutes Camel riding for about 15 Minutes Tour around the Valley to get better understanding about the Bedouin Life from an expert Guide Climb a High Hill to Watch the Sunset Dinner will be following the Sunset & Bedouin Show & Tanuora and Dancing Show will be organized next to the Dinner Meeting/pick-up point: Pick up at the hotel. Duration: 8 hours. Start/opening time: At 1:30pm. End/closing time: At 9pm. Others: Child under 16 years old are no allowed on quad biking. Please note! If you run a Flight & Hotel search you may find discounted tickets on the last page. Alternatively, you could book this via your hotel or local ticket agent.


Sea scope glass boat Discover the Coral Reef & the highly colored Fishes through Panoramic Glass Windows. You’ll climb on board a comfy Seascape - an ingenious glass-sided boat with a really deep hull - and be whisked three meters under the surface right into the middle of the aquatic action. Drive to the Port Ghalip marina. Sail by the Submarine for an hour and Half to an unrivaled underwater. Experience through the panoramic windows. Brightly colored fishes. Plentiful marine life through the glass bottom boat. Back by the Submarine to marina. Transfer back to hotel. Meeting/pick-up point: Pick up at the hotel. Duration: 2 hours. Start/opening time: At 8am or 10am. Languages: English. Please note! If you run a Flight & Hotel search you may find discounted tickets on the last page. Alternatively, you could book this via your hotel or local ticket agent.


The Oceans Classic Boat Trip Enjoy this All inclusive boat trip where you can swim, snorkel or just relax! Experience the difference. No early starts on this trip! You will be picked up from your hotel and taken on a relaxed boat trip where your PADI qualified guides will choose one of the best places for swimming and snorkelling. Lunch, water and soft drinks from bottles and cans are all included with a free fish card to take away. Swim, Snorkel, or simply relax before you are taken back to you hotel. Note: All snorkel equipment is included. Please note! If you run a Flight & Hotel search you may find discounted tickets on the last page. Alternatively, you could book this via your hotel or local ticket agent.


Day tour to Cairo - via air Discover the capital of Egypt with its impressive relics of ancient times on this full-day tour of Cairo from Marsa Alam. See the old graves of pharaohs, explore the Egyptian Museum, and admire the famous Pyramids of Giza. You will be picked up by air-conditioned vehicle at your hotel in Marsa Alam early in the morning and welcomed by your tour guide in Cairo. Your guide will accompany you throughout your tour of Cairo and tell you all about the history of Egypt. The first destination on the day trip to Cairo is the Egyptian Museum. There you can explore the ancient treasures of the pharaoh Tutankhamun. After visiting the museum you will have time to rest a little and enjoy lunch at a selected restaurant. After lunch you will visit the oldest surviving Wonders of the World – the Great Pyramid of Giza – as well as the Pyramid of Khafre and the Pyramid of Menkaure. Enjoy the fantastic view of all the pyramids of former kings and queens. You can then admire the famous guardian of the pyramids – the Great Sphinx. At the end of the tour you will fly back to the airport in Hurghada and then driven back to your hotel in Marsa Alam. Please note! We don't currently offer this excursion but you could book this via your hotel or local ticket agent. Cost will be around £135 per person.


Day tour to Luxor Enjoy a full-day tour from Marsa Alam to the fascinating city of Luxor with transfers by air-conditioned vehicle. Visit the Temple of Karnak and the temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Discover the Valley of Kings and see the Colossi of Memnon. 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. What's Included •Hotel transfers •Tour guide •Mineral water •Visits and entrance fees according to the itinerary •Crossing over the River Nile Please note! We don't currently offer this excursion but you could book this via your hotel or local ticket agent. Cost will be around £60 per person.


Hotels with FREE Water Parks There is no greater joy for a parent than sitting back and watching your children having fun, splashing away in the pool and floating on the lido. However, your child's enjoyment can be increased by booking a holiday hotel that either has an aqua park or offers some form of water slides. There are no public water parks in Marsa Alam so we have put together a selection of the best waterpark hotels in Marsa Alam, Egypt that offer aqua parks and/or water slides. To see all of our selected Marsa Alam holidays with water parks, please click on the “Waterslides” button at the top of the search box and start searching for your dream holiday with waterslides in Egypt. Overall there are over 10 hotels in Marsa Alam that offer water slides or aqua parks. Click on the name to see more details and pictures of the best Marsa Alam Hotels with Waterslides.

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