Red Sea Attractions provide an incredible variety of “things to do” appropriate for people of all ages, interests, and financial capacities. In addition to the incredibly well-known resorts of Sharm el Sheikh and Hurghada, there is a vast selection of activities to choose from, such as scuba diving, snorkeling in the breathtaking Red Sea, boat excursions, desert safaris, and more. Day visits to the adjacent old St. Catherine’s Monastery and Mount Moses, and longer excursions to Luxor and Cairo are all accessible to guests. Find out more information about the many possibilities of things and cities to visit. It would be a shame to visit Egypt and not experience its many wonders.
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Egypt has many natural features, like the Red Sea, that make it a great place to live. The Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea surround the country, but the Red Sea is where the country’s most famous coastal cities are and where most tourists visit every year. The Red Sea is between Africa and Asia. The Gulf of Aden and the Bab el Mandeb strait are on the southern side, and the Sinai Peninsula, the Suez Canal, and the Gulf of Aqaba are on the northern side.
Things about Egypt’s Red Sea
With an average size of 438,000 km2, a length of 1900 km, a maximum width of 300 km, and depths of up to 3,040m, the Red Sea is home to more than 1,000 marine species. Due to the high rate of evaporation and low amount of rain, the Red Sea is one of the saltiest in the world.
The Red Sea is a gulf in the Indian Ocean between the Arabian peninsula and the coast of Africa. Despite what most people think, the water in the Red Sea is blue, not red. In Egypt, the area around the Red Sea is like a state, and the city of Hurghada is that state’s capital. Tourism is the state’s most significant source of income, followed by fishing. Oil, which is produced on 70% of the country’s land, is also a substantial source of income.
People have been coming to Egypt for thousands of years because of the pyramids at Giza. Millions of people go to Cairo, Luxor, and the Nile River Valley every year to see the ancient Egyptian temples, tombs, and monuments up close. Visitors are also drawn to the beautiful architecture and rich history of medieval Islamic Cairo and the legendary Greco-Roman legacy of beautiful and unique Alexandria.
But despite all of Egypt’s history in the Nile Valley, the areas east of the Red Sea and the Sinai Peninsula have become trendy places to visit. The coast has become famous for tourists who like to go to the beach. The Red Sea has beautiful beaches with white sand and reefs with more than 200 beautiful coral species full of sea life.
Coastal towns like Hurghada, Marsa Alam, and Ain Sokhna have become exclusive resorts with beautiful beaches and warm weather all year round. Divers come from all over the world to enjoy the unique landscapes and exciting adventures along the coast, where there are several coral islands and thousands of fish species.
The Sinai Peninsula also has access to the clear waters of the Red Sea and the historic areas inside the peninsula. Sharm El Sheikh is a busy resort town with beautiful beaches, active nightlife, and natural regions with different marine life.
In Dahab and Nuweiba, further north, the atmosphere is more laid-back, but you can still enjoy the beauty of the Red Sea. From both places, it is easy to get to the Sinai hinterland, where the Bedouin, who have lived in these mountains for thousands of years, show visitors the secrets of the desert and the history of the area, including Mount Sinai and St. Catherine’s Monastery. Catherine.
The Bedouin’s warm hospitality and unique culture can be experienced in the desert, with beautiful scenery and quiet that can’t be beaten. Some pearls are not historical sites but great natural gifts on the eastern coasts of Egypt, along the Red Sea and the Sinai Peninsula.
Getting across the Red Sea
Even though the Red Sea is one of the most popular places to visit on the Egyptian coast today, it is best known for being a key spot in the Abrahamic religions.
After the plagues hit Egypt, Moses led the Jews to the promised land. When Pharaoh’s army tries to attack them, Moses puts his hand over the water, and a strong wind from the east splits the sea.
Above, you learned about just a few of the wonders of this beautiful blue sea, but there is much more to learn and discover. If you go to Egypt, you can’t miss the beauty and charm of the Red Sea. Visit the most famous coast of the country with “Amon Ra Tours” in one of our Egypt Packages.
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Frequently Asked Questions.
Some things about the Red Sea are unique and can’t be found in any other sea. Its surface waters are warmer than 30 degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit), and they are also very salty because so much water evaporates from them. The surface water temperature is higher than 30 degrees Celsius.
If you want to go scuba diving or snorkeling somewhere great, you don’t have to look much further than the Red Sea.
Divers who like to dive for fun go to the Red Sea because it has some of the best diving spots in the world, like Rocky Island, Elphinstone, and the Ras Mohammed. There are a lot of diving trips to Egypt because scuba diving in the Red Sea is so excellent.
Even though the Red Sea is usually calm, your safety will depend on what’s going on in the water. If there have been strong gusts of wind or a lot of rain recently, which can make the water rough or rugged to see, the conditions are unsuitable for divers.
Between October and April is the best time to visit the Red Sea.
Visitors to Egypt must enter with a passport valid for at least (6) months from the date of arrival. Most nationalities can have an entry visa valid for one (1) month from the date of arrival. Some of these countries are Australia, Canada, South Korea, Croatia, the United States, Georgia, Japan, Macedonia, Norway, New Zealand, European Union, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, Russia, Serbia, and most Latin American countries. This visa is acquired at the window before going through customs.
Since your tour guide will be a Spanish-speaking professional, it is not essential. However, it is beneficial to learn some of the most commonly used words and phrases. In case you wish to have contact with the locals and explore popular places, it will be necessary for you to know a few words.
While it is true that Egypt has a wealth of fascinating historical sites, the Nile River is not far behind. Aboard a cruise, you can experience navigating one of the most famous and history-filled rivers while watching the most beautiful sunsets that only Egypt has to offer. This is an experience like no other.
Taking pictures is allowed in most of the places to visit, however, some of these sites charge an additional fee for allowing you to do so. In some museums, it is forbidden to take pictures.
With a relatively low crime rate, especially in places that tourists visit frequently. Egypt is and has been one of the best and safest tourist destinations for decades. With the quality of hospitality of the locals, you will feel at home in Egypt. However, as in any other tourist destination, it is important to take into account and follow the recommendations provided by your travel agency in order to explore and enjoy the country at ease.
Amon Ra Tours is one of the most recognized and professional travel agencies in the tourism industry in Egypt. We offer a wide range of benefits, options, and services to our clients. On every trip, we make sure that your experience is unique, enjoyable and never to be forgotten. To this end, we have programs and itineraries that are competitively priced in the market and fully tailored to the needs and tastes of travelers to create a personal experience like no other. In addition, to fully ensure that your trip is unforgettable and the experience exceeds your expectations, you will have a great customer service team and a professional tour guide to accompany you on your tour. For your comfort, you will enjoy first-class accommodations and much more.
There are a lot of activities that you can do on your trip to Egypt. However, the favorites of travelers are: visit the pyramids, tour the old Cairo visiting the most emblematic places (mosques, streets, markets, etc), sailing aboard a cruise on the Nile River. Visiting and touring other cities in Egypt.
Amon Ra Tours offers several types of packages, among these, are Classic tours, in which you will explore both Cairo and the south of the country aboard a cruise ship. Tours to Egypt in 5 days where you will explore the best of the country. Cruises on the Nile, while you get to know various places.
Combined tours to the Middle East with countries such as the Arab Emirates, Jordan, and Turkey. Different tours to explore various Egyptian cities and special trips organized for Easter and Christmas.