Egypt Travel Guide – Sinai and Red Sea

Sinai covers an area of 64 ,000 Sq KM , it is located in a very unique and strategic point. in ancient time it was the pilgrims route, ground for many cultures. Most of the peninsula is arid desert. The interior is an arid moonscape of jagged mountains and ranges that harbors Sinai most famous archeological monument, the St Catherine monastery and mount Sinai, it is where god give to Moses the ten commandments. However the south is is the most beautiful part of the whole peninsula, it has the most exquisite coral reefs and the best diving spots in the whole world. Among the most famous cities in Sinai are, Sharm EL-Sheik, Dahab, Niewaba and the city of Taba.

If you arrived to the Sinai directly from home, and acquired a an entry visa at the airport you will be given a Sinai visa, which allows you to visit that section of the Sinai if you wish to visit Cairo from Sharm or Ras Mohamed national park make sure you have all Egypt visa.

You can reach the Sinai through two ways

Take a domestic flight by Egypt air, there is a flight everyday, the flight duration takes about 30 minutes.
Take a bus, East Delta Bus runs buses every hour to Sharm El-sheik, it takes around 7-8 hours to arrive to sharm, you will stop in the city of El Tur.
(located around 100KM north of from Sharm).

Travel from Hurghada by ferry boat it should take 1-50 for the trip, click here to check the schedule of the ferry boat.
The city of Sharm El-sheik is the the jewel of Egyptian tourism industry now, the city is rich with wonderful places of accommodation and tourist facilities. The city offer some of the finest places for diving and snorkeling in the world, it offers great value for money if compared with many diving spots in the world. It is also an ideal place for open water diving, and gain a PADI or CMAS certificate. If you decided during your visit the Sinai to go diving , you must have a a an internationally recognized certificate in order to rent tanks and take diving equipment. Most of the dive courses go for 5 days in open water, if you want to acquire such license you have to complete the course which usually starts with an introductory dive.

Places to Dive in Sinai

Take a domestic flight by Egypt air, there is a flight everyday, the flight duration takes about 30 minutes.
Take a bus, East Delta Bus runs buses every hour to Sharm El-sheik, it takes around 7-8 hours to arrive to sharm, you will stop in the city of El Tur.
(located around 100KM north of from Sharm).

Shark bay Ras um Elsied Blue hole in dahab Dunraven EL gharkana EL muquilila Ras atantur Ras Abu Galuom Ras nosarani Ras umm sied
Sun pool thistle groom Ras el Mamleh Maganna beach Ras Mohammed national park Tiran island protected area The tower , amorphous Turtle bay Jackson and Gordon reefs.

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