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The land of legends and the cradle of a fascinating civilisation, Egypt also offers a coastline dotted with seaside resorts to suit everyone. With the sun which shines endlessly all year, beaches which stretch as far as you can see and sensational seabeds, the banks of the Red Sea have long been popular with tourists the world over. Premier quality hotels welcome lovers of diving and swimming, families with children and holidaymakers of all sorts.
Further south from Hurghada, Marsa Alam is a popular destination for amateur divers seeking an authentic experience, and holidaymakers looking for sun. Comfort hotels offer top-of-the-range facilities for an easy-going or active seaside holiday. With many natural reefs, underwater caves and shoals of dolphins, Marsa Alam is also a fascinating and secret place that is unspoiled by mass tourism,
where the underwater world has remained intact.
This little 16th-century coastal town is situated between Hurghada (approx. 140 km) and Marsa Alam (approx. 135 km). With its wonderful underwater diving sites, snorkelling and reefs beside the shore, the region of El Quseir has become a fashionable destination.
The magnificent bay of Madinat Coraya lined with hotels is part of Marsa Alam. It is also one of the few bays offering sea access on a gentle slope. Protected from the waves, it provides a wonderful place for a holiday for all the family. It also has a water park, guaranteeing that those of all ages will enjoy the fun of the seaside. The bay also offers optimal conditions for diving and snorkelling. Approx. 6 km from Marsa Alam airport.
About 270 km to the south of Hurghada, this little coastal town, unknown until only a few years ago, has become a sought-after tourist destination thanks to its excellent underwater diving and snorkelling sites and the opening of the international airport (approx. 60 km). The hotels in the region have been built recently. They provide generous accommodation and are generally located outside the town.
Dive into the wonderful underwater universe of the Red Sea and treat yourself to a diving package that you will never forget! Whether you are an experienced diver or a beginner, there are courses for everyone. Snorkelling is also available if anyone in your group prefers that option. All equipment is available for hire at the resort and you can reserve lunch with drinks on board the boat. Choose a course of one or more days or ‘move up a grade’ by taking extensive for advanced divers. You will be issued with a licence at the end of each course. The minimum age for children allowed to take part is generally 12 years old. For more information, please consult the price list under the Diving heading.
Partake in an Egyptology discovery excursion. Visit to the west of the city of Thebes, the Temple of Amon in Karnak, the Valley of the Kings, the Colossi of Memmon and the Temple of Hatshepsout. Short carriage ride around the city of Luxor and boat crossing of the Nile. (excluding drinks).
Trip in a 4x4 vehicle in the desert region of Hurghada. Stopover in a Bedouin village and see how the people live. Includes a visit to a local oasis and a traditional dinner under the stars with a local resident. (excluding drinks).
Arrival at about 8:30 a.m. at the Aquarius diving center, located 14 km south of Marsa Alam. Once there, you will receive your snorkeling equipment (mask, fins and lifejacket) and the instructor will inform you about the Ras Samadi diving site. A speedboat takes you to Ras Samadi diving site. An outboard will then take you to a second location further afield in Ras Samadi where the first snorkeling dive will take place. Lunch on the boat or the beach and possibility to have one final dive. Departure from Ras Samadi scheduled for around 12 p.m.
The excursions on offer, as well as their prices and times, may vary depending on the location of the hotel. Excursion prices are provided for information purposes only and may be subject to change. For more information and to book, please contact your local LuxairTours guide.
- Ramadan, the Muslim period of fasting, is fixed between 24th of April and 24th of May 2020. During this period, Muslims eat and drink nothing between sunrise and sunset. Consequently, some restaurants in the hotels and discos may remain closed and the entertainment program may be limited.
- Owing to the coral reefs, you are recommended to wear plastic shoes when swimming. Direct access to the sea may be limited to a restricted zone and can also be made by a walkway.
- In all the hotels, proper attire is required for dinner (long trousers for gentlemen).
Security measures for those travelling to Marsa Alam:
Security measures for Egypt have been introduced by Luxair (in accordance with the instructions issued by the Directorate of Civil Aviation in Luxembourg).
To facilitate implementation of these measures, we prefer travellers to use hard cases with integrated locks, or cases that allow a padlock or seal to be attached to prevent any illegal object being inserted into the luggage.
We encourage our guests to use cases that are in good condition on which these seals can be placed, preventing any opening of more than 1 cm. If a guest is taking bags that cannot be fully secured with seals, the hold luggage must be sealed with plastic before check-in at Marsa Alam, at the passenger’s own expense.
In order to ensure that these measures are correctly implemented, we ask guests to follow the instructions received at the airport by the staff in charge. We must inform you that any refusal to cooperate with our local partners may result in the transport of luggage being denied.
For security reasons relating to the current situation, a limited number of excursions will be offered in resort by LuxairTours guides.
We strongly recommend that our guests do not accept excursions operated by companies other than LuxairTours in Hurghada. If a guest nonetheless decides to do so, LuxairTours will not be held responsible for damages of any kind that occur during any such excursion.