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Red sea in egypt brochure with a lot of information about red sea area and most of its resorts

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  • EGYPTRed Sea& SinaiRed Sea resortsand major highlightsof Sinai Peninsula
  • Sharm el-Sheikh
  • rcontentsP.6-7-8-9 WELCOME TO RED SEA AND SINAIP.10-11 RED SEA COASTP.12-13 ISMAILIA, AIN SUKHNA & ZAFARANAP.14-15 EL GOUNA & HURGHADAP.16-17 AROUND HURGHADAP.18-19 SAFAGAP.20-21 AL QUSEIRP.22-23 PORT GHALIBP.24-25 MARSA ALAMP.26-27 WADI GEMAL, BERENICE & BIR SHALATEINP.28 SINAIP.29 RAS SIDRP.30-31 RAS MOHAMMED NATIONAL PARKP.32-35 SHARM EL-SHEIKH & NAAMA BAYP.36-37 DAHAB & NABQP.38-39 ABU GALLUM NATIONAL PARKP.40-41 NUWEIBAP.42-43 TABA & TABA HEIGHTSP.44-45 ST CATHERINES MONASTERY & MOUNT SINAIP.46-47 PRACTICAL INFORMATIONP.48-51 ACCOMMODATIONP.52-53 ALTERNATIVE PRODUCTSP.54 DOS & DONTSP.55 EGYPT GENERAL MAP 5
  • Red Sea&SinaiEGYPT G UIDE Welcome to Red Egypt is a unique blend of timeless fascination and modern approaches to holidaymaking which give it a very special place in the world of tourism. Broadly speaking, tourist areas of Egypt can be divided into the Nile Valley, the Deserts and Oases, and the Red Sea and Sinai region. Travelling between these areas is very easy, and its quite simple to book a holiday which combines very different experiences in one trip. Its no surprise that the Red Sea and Sinai is now one of the most popular and fastest growing tourism destinations in the world. As well as the peaceful sun and sand holiday, theres a huge range of ac- tivities on hand including world-famous diving, desert trips, climbing, golf, and national parks to name a few! It has something for everyone and the friendly atmosphere and wide range of activities means that it has become particularly popular with families. GEOGRAPHY Its an easy trip, only a few hours flight from the south. It is, effectively, the east coast of Europe, and is a genuine year-round desti- mainland Egypt looking across the sea to nation with guaranteed sunshine. Sinai. The area has stunning scenery and is a re- The crags and dry limestone valleys of the gion which is perfectly suited to exploring, Eastern Desert remain relatively unexplored, relaxation, and activities on, and under, the but the Red Sea itself, dotted with coral reefs, water. has a rich maritime history which stretches Sinai Peninsula consists of an area of some back to the times of the Pharaohs. 61,000 square kilometres. The natural barri- In the Red Sea and Sinai areas, sun seekers ers are the Gulf of Suez to the west, separat- love the gentle refreshing breezes which are ing the African continent from Asia, and the welcome in a hot summer. Gulf of Aqaba to the east. Take a look at the map of the Red Sea and The north east boundary, a 200 km stretch Sinai region of Egypt and you will see how of Mediterranean coastline. the water laps around its shores over many Isolated and protected by the surrounding hundreds of miles. majestic mountains, the monastery of St. Above all, the Red Sea is a dream destina- Catherine is a major attraction for tourists tion which suits so many travellers, whether visiting the area. they are seeking relaxation, exploration, or Egypts Red Sea coast runs from the Gulf of an ideal family break. Suez in the north to the Sudanese border in A DESTINATION LA CARTE The great thing about the region is that the taste one of the aquatic sports at Hurgha- possibilities are endless you can make da, to explore the peaceful diving sites of your holiday exactly what you want it to be. Marsa Alam or to chill out in the luxury resort Among the most varied activities offered by of Porto Ghalib, or even to enjoy the sun the main destinations of the region, you can in Taba or relax in Nuweiba, not to forget take the chance to pamper at El Gouna, or Sharm el-Sheikh famous for its nightlife and
  • Sea & SinaiDahab for its tranquillity. There are many chances to enjoy the wide WELCOME TO RED SEA & SINAIFor some visitors, simply soaking up the sun open spaces of Sinai, whether a trip to goand relaxing is a key part of the trip and this camping under the stars, or a day trip to en-is just the place for that! joy camel trekking, mountain biking, or a jeepAs youll see in this guide, though, the beau- trip through sand dunes and mountains.tiful crystal clear waters are waiting to tempt Try to enjoy the desert for its glorious silenceyou. and youve never really seen the night skyIf its relaxation youre looking for, its hard to properly until youve seen it over Sinai beat sitting on a jetty with your feet in the completely without the bright lights of homeRed Sea while you watch legions of brightly which hide the glory of the heavens.coloured fish coming to say hello. Egypt is a land of variety & endless choices,Even if youve never done it before, have and the distinctive attractions of the Reda taste of snorkelling and enjoy a different Sea and Sinai make you feel as if you are aworld where you can feel part of the life of completely different country to the Nile Val-the sea. ley and Desert regions but they are closeOf course, the Red Sea and Sinai is one of by, with the same friendly welcome and topthe most popular destinations in the world value. When the sun goes down, the shopsfor experienced divers too. For snorkelers become particularly busy and youll findand scuba divers, this place is like heaven. some great souvenirs to take home, espe-The sheer range of things to do in this region cially in cotton, leather, and local crafts. Andis one of many pleasant surprises for first youll still have time to enjoy the wide rangetime visitors. of nightlife which has a magic all of its own.For an increasing number of holidaymakers, Value for money is very much in evidencesport and the open air is a vital part of their in this region. And the choice is yours withtime away from boring routine. everything from simple accommodation forAs well as fun on, or under, the water, youll the backpacker up to the very best in bou-find superb facilities for golf and climbing tique and luxury.activities.For many golfers, planning a days golf andknowing, not hoping, that the sun will shineis one of the biggest pleasures. Egypt hastaken to golf in a big way and resorts likeAin Sukhna, El Gouna, Hurghada, Sharm el-Sheikh, Taba and have fabulous courses toenjoy.For most visitors to the region, the toweringmountains are there to admire espe-cially when you can relax with a drink andwatch their changing colours at sunrise andsunset.One of the many theories on the origin of theRed Seas name is built around the beautifulred hues bouncing off the mountains andwater as the sun rises and sets.For more adventurous people, these mag-nificent mountains are not just for admiring they are for climbing too. If youd like totry it, whether as a beginner or expert, thereare many tours and teachers to show youthe way. 7
  • COMBINATION OF PRODUCTSAnother beauty of the ease of travel in Theres more later in the guide on the greatEgypt is that you can combine your beach monasteries of Sinai which reflect the regionsholiday with a short trip to the Pyramids or links with many great world religions.the Valley of the Kings. Many visitors to Red Sea and Sinai findMany operators offer short trips by air which that their short side trips give them a longmean that you can be back relaxing by the shopping list of ideas for future returnpool a very short time after a taste of histori- visits. One trip to Egypt is never enough!cal Egypt and its treasures. RHYTHM OF LIFEThe rhythm of life in the sunshine means Long before the air conditioning and icedthat youll soon find yourself adapting to the drinks which are part of the modern holidayEgyptian way of doing things. experience here, people chose to wait until the sun set before venturing out to shop or dine. That pattern is still the way to do things, and another great feature of the Red Sea and Sinai region is that, unlike some countries, theres lots to do after dark and in com- plete safety too. Whether its a modern shopping mall or a traditional souk (market), they take on a very