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135 km south of El Quesir, with a new airport, this is the gateway to the south. Long gone is the arduous transfer from Hurghada for the reward of diving what are arguably the best dive sites within the Egyptian Red Sea.

Tourism is still in its infancy but it will not take long for it to take a grip. At the moment there are still signs of the pioneering divers that discovered this area more than 10 years ago, at the Eco Lodges of Marsa Shagra and Nakari.

The diving

The highlight of diving around Marsa Alam is the dive site of Elphinstone Reef which can be accessed as a day dive. This reef drops off into the deep blue and is famous for schooling hammerheads and oceanic white tip sharks. Other famous sites include Dolphin Reef and Fury Shoals all of which can be dived from a land based holiday.

Another popular way of diving this area is combining a hotel with a mini liveaboard where you get the best of both worlds.

Accommodation we offer

Marsa Nakari Eco Village

Even though the eco village of Shagra is not as isolated as it used to be there still remains the pioneering spirit. While others nearby are experiencing home from home comforts here you will notice the stars, the sea laping on the shore and the silence of the desert whilst around a camp fire.

  • Eco Tents - Tented accommodation with Bedouin Beds.
  • Eco Lodges - Egyptian style 'Mandarah' with domed roofs.
  • Eco Chalets - Desert styled 'Madyafah' that keep you cool even in mid summer.

Packages includes accommodation on a full board basis, unlimited shore diving + 2 truck/rib dives per day.

Oasis Hotel

 

"The Oasis" is a comfortable hotel, suitable for divers and non-divers. It is situated directly on the coast of the Red Sea, on a long, sweeping beach just north of Marsa Alam. The resort is immediately captivating with its unique architecture, intimate ambience and tranquility. It consists of 49 chalets arranged around the main building, which houses a small bazaar and the diving centre, in the form of a Bedouin village with small alleyways and winding steps of fossilized coral stone.

Tours & Excursions

Our 14 day Classical Egypt Tour itinerary

  • Day 1: Depart Heathrow or Manchester for Cairo, 3 nts B & B 5* Mena House Oberoi.
  • Day 2-4: Time to get in your time capsule and transport yourself back 4000 years to the land of the Pharaohs, The Pyramids, Egyptian Museum, Coptic Cairo and the bustling market of Khan El Khaleli.
  • Day 4-10: Fly to Marsa Alam and transfered to Eco Resort in Marsa Shagra for 7 nts FB Chalet accommodation . Here you have time to wind down after the bustle of Cairo. Once you have recharged the batteries the Red Sea is your oyster..
  • Day 11-14: Morning land transfer to Luxor for 4 nts B & B 5* Old Winter Palace. An excellent base situated on the Nile corniche with its colonial ambience. Visit the temples of Karnak and Luxor, west bank of Luxor including Valley of the Kings, temple of Queen Hatshepshut, temple of Medinet Habu and the Collossi of Memnon.
  • Day 15: Depart Luxor for arrival in London or Manchester.

N.B This is purely a suggested itinerary due to its logistics and hence cost. Any combination or duration can be tailored to your needs. Please call for information and advice.

 

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