Hammamat Afra

Bathhouse in Khirbet Tannour

Facilities at this large thermal spring include private pools for men and women, changing rooms and picnic areas. Admission is paid at the entry gate, 5km from neighbouring Hammamat Burbita. You must show your passport before continuing the 1km to the rock pools, built against the canyon walls. You can’t see the springs from the road. Solo women are likely to feel conspicuous.

There's quite a rowdy atmosphere at weekends and there’s little chance of escaping the party as wardens prohibit you from exploring the wadi upstream.