The Red Sea is located between Asia and Africa. At its most northerly point forms the Sinai Peninsula and stretches over 1000 miles south. In the north and west are desert plains, while in the south a mountainous region (2642 meters high), which is part of the mountain range stretching from deep in Saudi Arabia, across the Sinai and then into Nubia of the African continent. The Red Sea holds beneath its crystal blue surface an oasis of living creatures, reefs, and coral formation. Its use as a highway between East and West has attracted man since the beginning of time. The Red Sea boasts over a thousand species of fish, more species than any other proportional body of water. Not surprisingly, therefore, the Red Sea is considered by many to offer the very best diving available in the marine world. The Red Sea attracts divers, photographers, marine scientists, and leisure seekers from all over the world, hoping to experience and explore the incalculable wonders of the colorful, abounding marine life and the Red Sea's lavish coral reefs. In places, the exceptional living reef stretches way out to sea, forming an elaborate system of caves, lagoons, gardens, and Plateaux.
Away from history , culture & monuments, all lovers of fun, beaches & water sports can find what they are seeking for in Hurghada. It has a different taste from any other city in Egypt. Full of life, energy & music is the reason that make many tourists all over the world choose it as a destination to spend in their vacation. Hurghada lies on the Red Sea, 395 km south of Suez , has a beautiful climate in Summer & Winter. With a large number of Hotels along the beach, Hurghada can satisfy the needs of every visitor , from Scuba Diving to Windsurfing to desert safari..etc. Activities & Places to visit: Canyons Safari trips could be arranged from half a day to 4 or 5 days, even longer trips may be negotiated. Participants may choose between Camels, Horses, Quads, and 4x4 Vehicles. On most of the trips you get the chance to visit a Bedouin Tribe, sip their Bedouin herbal tea while enjoying the magical site of millions of glittering starOne can also take a visit to Mons Porphyrites (Porphyry Mountain) ,an important Roman quarry complex near Gebel Abu Dukhan (Father of Smoke Mountain) in the heart of the Eastern Desert. For over three centuries, an exquisite purple rock found nowhere else in the world called Imperial Porphyry was extracted for the glory of Roman emperors. Its beauty soon made it a symbol of royalty and successive emperors claimed exclusive rights to it.
Port Safaga or simply Safaga as it is more commonly known, is located 53km south of Hurghada. For the holiday maker there are resorts specializing in diving and windsurfing, fine beaches and plenty of sunshine. Being centrally located, day trips can also be taken to many of the other surrounding towns and places of interest. The black sand dune beaches characteristic of Safaga are a favorite spot for sun bathers. Plus, the water is known to have a high content of saline and is beneficial for the skin Activities & Places to Visit Mons Porphyrites (Porphyry Mountain) was an important Roman quarry complex near Gebel Abu Dukhan (Father of Smoke Mountain) in the heart of the Eastern Desert. For over three centuries, from 29 AD to 335 AD, an exquisite purple rock found nowhere else in the world called Imperial Porphyry was extracted for the glory of Roman emperors. This purple stone, fine-grained and speckled with white crystals. Its beauty soon made it a symbol of royalty and successive emperors claimed exclusive rights to it. Much of this gem-like rock ended up as pillars, basins, statues and sarcophagi in Rome and Istanbul. Today excursions to Mons Porphyrites can be arranged from Hurghada, Safaga and Quseir. You can explore the remains of ruined fortresses, dwellings, temples, shrines, wells, broken pillars and cracked stone baths.
Ain Sukhna - the Arabic for "hot spring" - was named after the nearby sulphur springs. The closest city on the Red Sea to Cairo. It can be visited as day trips from Cairo, this popular weekend resort has fine beaches, coves and coral reefs. It is also an ideal site for relaxation, fishing and different kinds of water sports. Recently, large investments have taken place for establishing many kind of resorts , hotels in different categories. We recommend people seeking beauty ,relaxation ,away from crowded tourist areas, not to hesitate to visit " Ain Sukhna". Activities to be done in " Ain Sukhna" Fishing – diving – snorkeling – day trips to Cairo. For the lovers of wind surfing, you might enjoy the gentle water of Ain Sukhna which offers no short break and plenty of pump – and – jump fun