Alam: Awaiting Exploration:
It is in the non-commercial town of Marsa Alam, where visitors can
experience utter serenity radiating from nature’s harmonious shades
of blue. Its sapphire beaches and unsurpassed underwater world ornament
the town, placing it as Egypt’s top diving destination. Strolling
down the town’s lively promenade, surrounded by posh resorts narrates
a success story of a small fishing town -once primitive with an
underdeveloped stone harbor- managing to grow rapidly to set itself
as Egypt’s new tourist magnet competent to rival bustling towns
El Sheikh and Hurghada.
Marsa Alam is located 790 km south of
Cairo and enjoys a unique
location on the Red Sea’s extended coast. Its pristine coastline
extends 100 Km, unfolding underwater treasures of soft and hard
corals, as well as a rare marine life ideal for enthusiastic scuba
Sunny weather and good wind conditions draw windsurfers
excited to drift on the Red Sea’s pleasant coast, while embraced
by picturesque mountains. Families and individuals can enjoy relaxing
on its gold, sunny beaches for an ultimate recreational experience.
The ongoing construction of new luxury resorts and the inauguration
of its International airport have recently allowed visitors from
Europe, and the U.S. to explore the promising town and indulge in
its tranquil, intact nature. So, be prepared to the leave the crowd
behind you to experience virgin shore beaches, swimming with friendly
dolphins and experiencing a matchless marine life in a non-commercial
and recreational town, awaiting exploration.
Daily charter flights connect International travelers to
Marsa Alam’s International Airport. Flights are available from
Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Russia and Austria. From Cairo, travelers
can book flights scheduled every Monday and Thursday via Misr Petrol
Company costing 500 Egyptian Pounds. Budget travelers can catch
air-conditioned buses that leave daily at 9 p.m. from Tahrir square
provided by East Delta Company with a reasonable fare of 12 Dollars.
The journey lasts about 10 hours, but buses frequently stop at rest
houses for travelers to eat and visit the bathroom. It is highly
recommended for visitors to carry their IDs during the journey,
as police officers check travelers’ IDs for security reasons. Make
sure you carry either Euros or Dollars to pay for your
Egyptian entrance Visa, as Egyptian
Pounds are not accepted for the issuance of
Egyptian foreign visas.
What to do in Marsa Alam:
Scuba Diving and Snorkeling: Marsa Alam offers divers and
snorkeling lovers first class sites renowned for their matchless
marine life. Good facilities and efficient guidance are available
on every beach, as well as boat trips for relaxed visitors who just
want to swim in the clear waters, tan on the boat’s deck or snorkel
when feeling a little adventurous.
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