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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: Trip to Luxor and Valley of the Kings with Lunch

2. 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: Ancient Cairo & Giza Pyramids Day Trip by Plane

3. 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: Hamata Islands Snorkeling Trip with Lunch

4. 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.

From Marsa Alam: Private Day Trip to Luxor by Car

5. 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.

Marsa Alam: Boat Trip Snorkelling with Sea Turtles & Lunch

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

You will be picked up from your hotel in Portghalib or Marsa alam, It takes 30 minutes driving 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 sea grass. Afterwards, return to your hotel.

Marsa Alam: Sunset Desert Safari Excursion By Quad Bike

7. Marsa Alam: Sunset Desert Safari Excursion By Quad Bike

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 the 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. Afterwards, have a barbeque dinner in the heart of the mountains. Enjoy watching a Bedouin show and you savour a delicious barbeque open buffet dinner. The show includes the performance of folk songs, and belly 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: Snorkeling Trip to Satayh Dolphin Reef

8. Marsa Alam: Snorkeling Trip to Satayh Dolphin Reef

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 from 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 with 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 to your hotel in Marsa Alam.

From Marsa Alam: Highlights Trip to Cairo and Giza by Plane

9. From Marsa Alam: Highlights Trip to Cairo and Giza by Plane

Visit Cairo and visit its most important sights and monuments along with an expert guide. See the Great Pyramid of Giza and the Great Sphinx, learn about the region's history, and enjoy a local lunch. Get picked up by an 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. Begin the day at the fascinating Egyptian Museum. Explore the ancient treasures of the pharaoh Tutankhamun among other historical wonders. After visiting the museum take time to rest and enjoy lunch at a selected restaurant. Next 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. Admire the famous guardian of the pyramids – the Great Sphinx. At the end of the tour, fly back to the airport in Hurghada and then be driven back to your hotel in Marsa Alam.

From Marsa Alam: 4-Days 5-Star Nile Cruise with Guided Tours

10. From Marsa Alam: 4-Days 5-Star Nile Cruise with Guided Tours

Begin your tour on Day 1 with pickup from any location in Marsa Alam at 6 AM. Drive to Aswan in an air-conditioned car with a representative, in case you need any help. Upon arrival in Aswan, meet your tour guide and head first to the Aswan High Dam, then take a motorboat to Philae Island. After your Aswan tour, check in to the cruise. Once onboard, get ready to snap great photos of both sides of the River Nile. Find out about both Nubian and Egyptian cultures, and see small boats, Nubian people, and villages all around you. Drink your tea on the sundeck as the cruise sails. Stop at Kom Ombo to visit the Kom Ombo Temple, then enjoy an overnight stay on the boat. On Day 2, sail over toward Edfu. Enjoy a wonderful experience by horse and carriage to visit Edfu Temple before heading back to the cruise and sailing on to Esna. Pass Esna Lock and continue to Luxor where the cruise will stop overnight. On Day 3, discover the Valley of the Kings and listen to your guide's detailed explanations about its history. Then, visit Queen Hatshepsut Temple and find out her secrets. Make a stop in Howard Carter House, where the famous Englishman who discovered Tutankhamun's treasures lived. Head back to the cruise and enjoy some time to relax before visiting the awe-inspiring Karnak Temple. Pay a visit to the beautiful Luxor Temple before spending the night on the cruise. After breakfast on Day 4, disembark the cruise and get transferred back to your original starting location in Marsa Alam.

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based on 304 reviews

The long drive was well worth it!! We were picked up at 3:45 am with a car in Marsa Alam. Then dropped off at a neat van with 8 other people. Our guide Hassan did a great job!! Nicely told about the history and culture of Egypt. Our tour guide at Anana was really great. Told a lot and was funny too. We were well looked after with stops and water. The viewings were great!!! A very long day. Walked and seen a lot. But very tired on the way back. Lunch was good. Not very special but fine!! Got banana and chips on the way from Hassan and Anana. All in all very impressive and the whole trip was worth it.

Great trip. Great care of the guide in the water. We saw lots of dolphins. A guide directing us where to sail, where to look to see as much as possible. We saw a group of dolphins swimming 3 times during these 40 minutes. The second time it was a piece of advice - beautiful, huge, lots of fish. Lunch very good. I recommend. Tour service is also great. On the planned day of the trip, it was windy - contact us and a different date was proposed. Quick reaction.

We had a great day all round. We were picked up on time and the guides on the boat went above and beyond to ensure we have a great day. We didn't see any manatees (that's how nature works), but we did see some turtles and dolphins. Our highlight was snorkeling on the reef. Dolphins visited us again after the lunch break. The food was also super tasty. As I said, it was a wonderful trip. ☺️

It was a very nice trip. Pick up worked great and the reef was beautiful. We saw sea turtles and a dugong. Really great. Many Thanks

Everything was well planned and we saw a lot of wild dolphins.