Welcome to Safaga
Safaga is a rough-and-ready port town that keeps itself in existence through the export of phosphates from local mines. It’s also a major local terminal for the ferry to Saudi Arabia, and during the hajj, thousands of pilgrims from the Nile Valley set off from here on their voyages to Mecca. Despite the turquoise waters and the reefs that lie offshore, the town itself is an unattractive grid of fly-blown,... Read More
Top experiences in Safaga
Hurghada Airport Private Departure Transfer
When making a booking, you will need to advise your flight details and your Hurghada, El-Gouna, Makadi, Soma Bay or Safaga hotel details. Your transfer will be confirmed instantaneously and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to the driver. 24 - 48 hours prior to your transfer, you will be required to call the supplier directly (the contact number will be provided on your travel voucher) to reconfirm exact pickup times and places.Price is per person, based on 8 adults per car/vehicle.
Hurghada Airport Private Arrival Transfer
When making a booking, you will need to advise your flight details and your Hurghada, El-Gouna, Makadi, Soma Bay or Safaga hotel details. Your transfer will be confirmed instantaneously and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to the driver.Price is per person, based on 8 adults per car/vehicle.
Tour of Ancient Thebes from Port Safaga to Luxor
Your tour guide will pick you up from the outer gate of the Port of Safaga. Your guide will have a sign with your name on it. Start your tour to the ancient city of Thebes (Luxor). This one-day tour departs privately from Port Safaga. You will ride in an air-conditioned van accompanied by an Egyptologist guide, riding through the Eastern desert for around 2.5 hours to reach Luxor.The tour of Luxor begins as you cross over to the West Bank to visit the Valley of Kings where, for a period of nearly 500 years from the 16th to 11th century BC, amazing tombs were constructed for the Pharaohs and powerful nobles of the New Kingdom of Egypt. The valley is known to contain 63 tombs and chambers ranging in size from a simple pit to a complex tomb with over 120 chambers. You will visit 3 Tombs and then the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Widely considered one of the "incomparable monuments of ancient Egypt," the Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut is located beneath the cliffs at Deir el Bahari on the west bank of the Nile near the Valley of the Kings.On the way back to the East Bank, visit the Colossi of Memnon and the Alabaster Institute. The Colossi of Memnon are two massive stone statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III. For the past 3400 years they have stood in the Theban necropolis, across the River Nile from the modern city of Luxor. The 2 massive structures always leave guests asking tour guides the same question - how did they do it?Travel back to the East Bank by felucca to freshen up and enjoy lunch. After lunch make your way to the amazing Temple of Karnak. The temple was known as Ipet-isut (most select of places) by ancient Egyptians.This city of temples was built over 2000 years ago and dedicated to the Theben triad of Amun, Mut and Khonsu. This derelict place is still capable of overshadowing many of the wonders of the modern world, and in its day must have been awe inspiring. The temple covers about 200 acres. The area of the sacred enclosure of Amun alone is 61 acres, and would hold ten average-sized European cathedrals. Follow this visit up with a trip to a papyrus shop.After an amazing day in Luxor, you will transfer back to Safaga and return to your cruise.
Shore Excursion: Day Tour from Safaga Port to Luxor
A travel representative will pick you up from Safaga Port from the exit door of the ship, they will have a sign with your name on. After meeting the representative you will be transferred by a modern A/C vehicle to Luxor, which is approx. 3 hours from Safaga. Once you have arrived, journey to the magical Karnak Temple, one of the largest places of worship ever built, and one of the greatest example of worship in history.Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and then proceed to the West Bank of the River Nile to visit the Colossi of Memnon. Then continue on to visit the famous Valley of the Kings where the magnificent tombs of the ancient kings were discovered. Continue on to visit the majestic Queen Hatshepsut Temple at El Deir El Bahary. This beautiful temple was dedicated to Queen Hatshepsut, the only female pharaoh. You will be escorted back to your cruise at Safaga Port before 18.00.
Shore Excursion: Safaga Port Overnight Tour to Luxor
Day 1:You will be picked up from Safaga port by the cruise exit door. You will be transferred by private air-conditioned car to Luxor, which will take around 3 hours. Upon arrival you will visit Karnak temples which contains 22 temples. One of the great constructions at Karnak the great hypostyle which contain 134 columns then continue your tour to Luxor temple which stand as a witness for all religions in Egypt (pharaonic, Christianity an Islamic). The two temples connected by great Sphinx Avenue over 3 km. You will then be transferred to your hotel in Luxor.Day 2:After breakfast in the hotel you will be picked up to cross the Nile and visit the West bank where you will see the Valley of the Kings. There are over 62 tombs of the kings of new kingdom 1550 BC; you will visit 3 tombs then visit Hatshepsut temple which take the shape of modern design has 3 terraces continue to visit Colossi of Memnon the two huge statues of Amenhotep III behind it you can see the ruins of his temple. Afterwards you will be returned to your cruise in Safaga Port.
Shore Excursion: Luxor Day Trip from Safaga port
You will be picked up from Safaga port at the exit of Safaga port and be driven to Luxor by a professional driver in an air-conditioned car or van. You will visit both the East and West Banks of Luxor. Starting from Valley of the Kings, Queen Hatshepsut's Temple, Colossi of Memnon and Luxor temple. You will then be driven back to Safaga port.