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Sharm El Sheikh: Colored Canyon, Blue Hole, & Dahab Day Trip

1. Sharm El Sheikh: Colored Canyon, Blue Hole, & Dahab Day Trip

Visit two wonders of the Sinai Peninsula in one day on a jeep tour to the Colored Canyon and the Blue Hole dive site. Encounter astounding rock formations and coral reefs, ride a camel and enjoy a barbeque lunch in the tent in a Bedouin style, and explore the coastal town of Dahab. After pickup, travel by jeep to the famous Colored Canyon. Explore a vibrant labyrinth of sandstone cliffs in shades of yellow, purple, red, and gold as you walk through the 800-meter gorge. Continue to the Abu Galum Reserve. Here you’ll have time to snorkel at the coral reefs garden and see the Blue Hole, a world-famous dive site with Red Sea’s rich underwater ecosystem. Later, sit down for a buffet lunch on the shore of the Gulf of Aqaba and ride a camel along the waterfront. Before drop-off in Sharm El Sheikh, visit the coastal town of Dahab, where you can explore the lively bazaar and shop for silverware, perfumes, and clothes.

From Sharm: Mount Moses Trekking, Sunrise & Monastery Visit

2. From Sharm: Mount Moses Trekking, Sunrise & Monastery Visit

You will be picked up from your hotel in Sharm El Sheikh city between 8:00 PM and 9:00 PM. Then you will travel in an air-conditioned vehicle for around 4 hours to reach the Moses Mountain.  When you arrive at Mount Sinai you will start your trekking tour to the sacred place where the Prophet Moses received the 10 commandments. Reach 2,285 meters by climbing up 750 steps, strolling through the night (approx 2-3 hours depending on the customers). Depending on the performance of the group, you may arrive at the summit earlier than expected. This will give you a chance to really relax and marvel at the rising sun slowly scattering across the mountains in all its splendor.  While gazing at the sunrise, snap awesome photos or pray if you wish to, then begin the descent back down. Remember, it will take around 2 hours to reach the bottom. Enjoy some time to rest after the long trail and then have breakfast.  Next, visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of St. Catherine's Monastery. Browse through the old manuscripts displayed in the library and icons excavated from the Vatican.  It is the oldest functioning Christian monastery in the world situated on the Sinai Peninsula along with the Monastery of Saint Anthony which is located across the Red Sea in the desert of South Cairo. After you've finished touring the monastery, you can relax on the drive back to your hotel in Sharm El Sheikh.

From Dahab: St. Catherine's Monastery and Mt. Sinai Tour

3. From Dahab: St. Catherine's Monastery and Mt. Sinai Tour

Visit Mt. Sinai and St. Catherine's Monastery, the oldest Christian monastery in the world, on a tour with roundtrip transportation from Dahab. Watch the sunrise from the summit after an early-morning hike and then uncover the ancient history of St. Catherine's monastery. Start your trip from your hotel in Dahab and begin your journey to St. Catherine's National Park. Climb to the top of Mt. Sinai with a Bedouin guide to watch the sunrise. Explore St. Catherine's Monastery at your own pace and discover its ancient architecture. Relax on the way back to your hotel in Dahab at the end of your tour.

From Dahab: Three Pools Guided Snorkeling Tour with Lunch

4. From Dahab: Three Pools Guided Snorkeling Tour with Lunch

Journey to one of the best snorkeling spots off the southeastern coast of Egypt on a snorkeling trip from Dahab. Explore the waters of Three Pools and marvel at the diversity of reef fish and invertebrates. Take a break for lunch on the beach, then hop back into the water for more snorkeling. Start your snorkeling tour with a convenient pickup from your hotel in Dahab and travel towards your location for the day, Three Pools, one of the most popular diving and snorkeling spots in the area. Spend the day admiring the underwater world of these 3 sandy lagoons, watching colorful fish swim among interesting coral structures. Explore all 3 pools before moving on to the coral lagoon, a great spot for underwater photography. Take a break, visiting the nearby restaurant for lunch and drinks. Then, hop back into the water for another snorkeling session with your guide. Snorkel for another hour, exploring the area just outside of the Three Pools. After your snorkeling adventure, head back to the restaurant where you can spend some time relaxing in the sun before heading back to your accommodation in Dahab.

Sharm el-Sheik: Dahab, Red Canyon, and Abu Galum Day Tour

5. Sharm el-Sheik: Dahab, Red Canyon, and Abu Galum Day Tour

Leave Sharm el-Sheikh on this Jeep safari to Abu Galum National Park. Go on a day trip to Dahab, enjoy a delicious lunch next to the famous Blue Hole, and browse the local shops for the perfect souvenir. Meet your driver at your Sharm el-Sheikh hotel and begin your Jeep safari to the national park of Abu Galum. See the national park's wide range of marine life and head into the Red Canyon, a mass of colorful natural rock formations and crevices. Next, go on a leisurely walk through the Colored Canyon, marveling at the desert plains, barren mountains, rocks of sandstone, and a refreshing oasis. Hop back in your Jeep to reach the famous dive site, the Blue Hole. Enjoy lunch next to the beautiful Blue Hole before taking a dip in the clear water. Snorkel among coral reefs and thousands of colorful fish. If you wish, hop on a camel to trot along the sea. Finish your day tour with a visit to the small fishing town of Dahab, also known as the Golden City. Enjoy some free time to go shopping and browse the local shops before returning to Sharm el-Sheikh by Jeep.

Dahab: Blue Hole Ras Abu Galum-Blue Lagoon Snorkeling Trip

6. Dahab: Blue Hole Ras Abu Galum-Blue Lagoon Snorkeling Trip

Relax and take in the beautiful nature that surrounds you as you are driven by Jeep to the Blue Hole in the morning. Embark on an exciting snorkelling adventure once you have arrived at the stunning lagoon. Next, head to Ras Abu Galum for even more scenic snorkelling and a delicious lunch. Relax and take in the beauty and tranquillity of this serene spot. After a full day surrounded by natural tranquillity, be driven back to Abu Galum and the Blue Hole by Jeep before returning to your hotel in Dahab in a comfortable air-conditioned transfer.

Dahab: Desert Safari & Blue Hole Day Trip with Lunch

7. Dahab: Desert Safari & Blue Hole Day Trip with Lunch

Start your day with a pickup from your hotel in Dahab. You'll go on a safari in Dahab which is considered to be a paradise on earth. Also, you will discover the exquisiteness of the small canyon, walk through the incredible narrow passages and take photos to document the experience. Then, enjoy camel and quad bike rides. Head to enjoy snorkeling in the Blue hole to see colorful corals and fishes; it is the most wonderful snorkeling destination. The famous Blue hole in Egypt is one of the 5 most famous and impressive blue holes in the world. Do not miss the chance to have that valuable experience, enjoy snorkeling over the stunning reef and have your lunch meal in a local elegant Bedouin restaurant in front of the blue hole.

Sharm: Colored Canyon Dahab Tour with Three Pools Snorkeling

8. Sharm: Colored Canyon Dahab Tour with Three Pools Snorkeling

Discover Colored Canyon and the Three Pools on a snorkeling trip from Sharm El Sheikh. Join a walking tour of the canyon and explore the city of Dahab and taste local flavors during lunch. Following hotel pickup, head to the Three Pools beach, situated on the east coast of South Sinai, right between Dahab and Nuweiba. This protected area covers about 400 square kilometers and hosts ecosystems that are unique to the Gulf of Aqaba. After snorkeling, head to Dahab for lunch and city exploration. After Dahab comes the main event of the day: venture into the desert to Colored Canyon. Once there, discover the beauty of the untouched area. Join a guided walk to explore the vibrant colors and unique shapes of the canyon's rocks. After the tour, get driven back to Sharm El Sheikh for hotel drop-off.

From Dahab: Day Trip to Petra by Ferry with Hotel Transfers

9. From Dahab: Day Trip to Petra by Ferry with Hotel Transfers

Explore Petra on a guided tour of the archaeological city, take in the views from the hill of Al-Habis in Wadi Musa, and have free time to shop and explore in seaside town of Aqaba. Savor a local lunch at a restaurant which includes a soft drink.  Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation in Dahab. Relax on the air-conditioned drive in a spacious bus on the 1.5-hour drive to the port in Taba. Hop aboard a ferry and relax on the cruise to Aqaba. Travel by bus for about 2-hours to Petra.  Follow your guide on a 2-3-hour walking tour of the archeological site. Enter Petra on foot, though the Siq, a narrow, winding gorge that is over 1 kilometer in length. Visit the Great Treasury (Al-Khazneh Farun), the Roman Theatre, the Royal Tombs (the Rainbow Tomb is a must for photographers). Admire hundreds of monuments, tricliniums (formal Roman dining room), and obelisks, which are all carved from the multi-shaded, rose-red sandstone. A walk through the colonnade of Roman Byzantine Petra brings you to the city center.  Continue to the hill of Al-Habis in Wadi Musa which is crowned with a crusader-era fort). Take in breathtaking panoramic views of deep gullies and uniquely colored rock formations. Rest with a buffet lunch where you can try local specialties paired with a soft drink.  Drive back to Aqaba where you will have an hour of free time for shopping before boarding the ferry back to Taba and transferring back to your hotel in Dahab late at night. 

Sharm El-Sheikh: Blue Hole or 3 Pools Dahab Trip with Lunch

10. Sharm El-Sheikh: Blue Hole or 3 Pools Dahab Trip with Lunch

Snorkel and swim on this multi-stop trip from Sharm El-Sheikh to Dahab, Blue Hole, and the Three Pools. Sunbathe on the sandy beach, have a Bedouin lunch in a tent, ride a camel, and enjoy time for shopping local goods around Dahab. Start your trip with pickup in an air-conditioned vehicle to the city of Dahab. The name of the city in English means "Treasure" and it comes from the city's underwater world of corals and fishes, rich variety of environments, massive mountains, and caves. Reach the first stop, Blue Hole, and see the countless colorful fish and vibrant coral reefs up close or relax on the sandy beach. Stay here for 45 minutes, then get ready for an equally beautiful place of nature, the Three Pools. Enjoy the beach and experience the open sea. Aftreward, get ready for lunch, served in a tent. Feel the bedouin ambiance while you are enjoying your meal. Later, ride a camel. On the journey back, walk around Dahab and do some shopping before returning to your hotel.

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4.2 / 5

based on 361 reviews

Recommended excursion. Snorkeling near the blue hole reserve, signature lunch, camel ride, desert jeep safari and canyon walk are all very distinctive experiences. All made even more interesting by the guide who, with his stories and his attentions, made the day fantastic for his whole group! "mashmash"

great tour, well worth the money. We didn't have to spend extra money as with most tours in Sharm. The instructor kept everyone together and everything was clear. The canyon is not super big but extremely beautiful. This was the first excursion we were really satisfied with.

Excellent experience, everything is beautiful especially the canyon, a merit to this experience goes to the guide, kind efficient and with a good, very understandable Italian

It was really nice, even if it is not written after lunch there is the option to do a quad ride it lasts about 20 minutes and it is really worth it The canyons are amazing

Very good trip with tour guide Said . Enjoyable and adventurous.