Welcome to Marsa Alam

Despite the construction, Marsa Alam’s coastline is still a diving aficionado’s dream, and there are some long-standing beach camps here specifically for those who want to spend most of their time underwater. This is also the best base from which to venture into the southern reaches of Egypt’s vast Eastern Desert, where gold and emeralds were once mined by the Romans in the barren, mineral-rich mountains just inland.

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$137.01 Day Trips & Excursions

Day tour to Luxor from Marsa Alam

Pick up from your hotel at 5am by private air conditioned taxi and arrive Luxor at around 09.30am. You will cross the Nile to visit some of the most spectacular highlights of Luxor's fabled West Bank during which you will explore with your own private tour guide - The Valley of the KingsThe Temple of Hatshepsut and The Colossi of Memnon. At around noon you will have lunch in Local restaurant in Luxor.then we will drop you off in Karnak templeThe Temple of Karnak -the largest ancient religious site known anywhere in the world - followed by End your day with an optional tour in a traditional faluka during the late afternoon - the perfect way to relax while watching the traditional rural life on the river bank. If you finish early there might be some time for some shopping for souvenirs in Luxor's vast souq or, if you prefer, take a little time to wander by yourself around central Luxor. Finally, at 5.30pm, you will be picked up by your private car which will take you back to Marsa Alam where you will return to your hotel by 9pm.Should you wish to make any changes to the itinerary - such as visiting Luxor Temple instead of Karnak or spending more time in the souq - we will be happy to make suitable arrangements where possible.

$85 Day Trips & Excursions

One day in Aswan from Marsa Alam

Our bus will wait you outside your hotel very early in the morning and you will move to Aswan. You will arrive after about 4 hours but during the journey you can make as many stops as you want. Don't hesitate to ask! About 15 km outside Aswan we will stop to observe a masterpiece of engineering: the High Dam. You will be surprised by his greatness and splendor. After some minutes that we will let you to take some photos we will go to take a small boat and we will go to visit one of the most beautiful places of the entire Egypt: the Temple of Philae. The specialty of this temple is that it was entirely taken apart and put back on an island close to the first one, which it was designed for. The reason for this feat was the construction of the dam that caused the raising of water to the point that it covers many islands, including one on which the building stood. There are many stories related to this structure: your guide will tell you with great pleasure! The most curious legend told that inside this temple Isis found the heart of Osiris, after he was killed by his brother Seth. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant and it will be a good opportunity to taste the Egyptian food. After this stop that will allow you to recover your strength we'll move towards red granite quarries, that made this area famous worldwide. One last thing: you will see with your own eyes the well-known "unfinished obelisk", which was supposed to be about 42 meters. The story tells that during his carving, a huge rift appeared immediately without that workers could make something to remedy. The Obelisk was so neglected and started with the development of a new block of stone. In the afternoon we will continue towards Marsa Alam to get to your hotel in the evening.

$65 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Sataya Island Marsa Alam Dolphin House

In the morning one of our private car will pick up you in front of your hotel to take you to the pier where you will set sail to Sataya Island. The journey will last approximately two and a half hours: you can enjoy the sea, the sun and the warm wind that caresses your face. Full day boat staff will be at your service and will do everything to make your trip unforgettable. The first stop will be made in one of the best spots where sightings of dolphins are common: you can swim with them in their natural environment and venture out to discover one of the most pristine coral reefs of the area. Then we'll back to the boat to make a stretch of sea more and to arrive to the second stage envisaged by the tour: a piece of sea great for snorkeling or diving, full of colorful fishes and corals! After that it be lunch time on the boat and in the afternoon you will have the last moment to swim some more or to discover even more wonders of the Red Sea. Later we will start the trip to back to the hotel and you can spend that time drinking something cool or testing the local fruit.

$46 Day Trips & Excursions

Marsa Alam Sunset Desert Safari Trip By Quad

Your representative  will  pick you up in the afternoon from your hotel in Marsa Alam.From here you will be transferred to the meeting point at Sheikh Malek situated north of Marsa Alam airport where you will start to drive your quad bike  between the mountains of the Eastern desert to the Bedouin village where you will able to enjoy visiting a Bedouin tribe and learn more about their life and traditions. You will have the chance to try a Bedouin tea and smoke a traditional water pipe. Then take a fabulous camel ride whilst you view the sensational sunset . Here you will partake of a barbeque dinner in the heart of the mountains. Then relax and enjoy the Bedouin show, with folkloric songs and belly dancing shows. After this fabulous  show drive  your motorbike back to the quad runner station. Finally you will be transferred back to your Hotel in Marsa Alam.

$90 Outdoor Activities

Morning Quad Bike Desert Safari from Marsa Alam

A Sun Pyramids Tours Representative will pick you up from your hotel at Marsa Alam, then he will accompany you to the meeting point of Shekh Malek situated 25 km. north of Marsa Alam airport where you will get your quad runner for a drive test before starting adventure drive 22 km between the mountains of the Eastern desert. You will stop for 2 or 3 times on your way to the Bedouin tribe to know about their life and traditions (Houses, food, Education, religion, etc.). You will have the opportunity to experience a Bedouin tea and smoke a water pipe before driving your motorbike back to the quad runner station and then you will be transferred back to your Hotel in Marsa Alam.

$380 Cultural & Theme Tours

Cairo Tour from Marsa Alam by Flight

Sun Pyramids Tours representative will pick you up from your hotel in Marsa Alam to transfer to Hurghada Airport for flight to Cairo where you will be met and assisted by our representative. After that our Egyptologist guide will accompany you to discover the exquisite Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren and Mykerinus, the Sphinx with a head of a pharaoh and lion’s body, which dates back to the reign of King Chephren, and the Valley Temple of the Pyramid of Chephren.Proceed to have your lunch at local restaurant in Cairo. Then you will move on to the Egyptian Museum which features artifacts from the Pharaonic period. The museum displays a rare collection of 5000 years of art which is considered the largest most precious collection of Egyptian art in the world. Over 250,000 genuine artifacts are presented, including an exhibit dedicated to Tutankhamen collection of treasure, gold and jewelry which was enclosed in his tomb for over 3,500 years before it was discovered in the 1920s when his tomb was excavated. Continue driving to Islamic Cairo, where you will be able to explore Khan El Khalili, Cairo’s old bazaar. In the evening you will be driven to Cairo Airport for flight to Hurghada. Upon arrival at Hurghada Airport, you will be transferred to your hotel in Marsa Alam.