Beach and cultural holiday Marsa Alam - Aswan
An alternate Egypt trip that you can put together yourself in consult with us. You choose the number of days you like to have a beach holiday and the number of days you like to have a cultural trip. You book your flight to Marsa Alam in southern Egypt on the Red Sea, where we arrange your stay in a luxury resort. In Marsa Alam you can swim, snorkel, dive and if you are lucky you might even see dolphins and manatees! After this relaxing stay at the Red Sea, we provide your transportation to the southern Egyptian city of Aswan. There you can discover the cultural highlights in this part of the country, including the Isis temple, the world famous temples of Abu Simbel and the Nubian Museum. And you will discover the fascinating nature around Aswan, which is located on one of the most beautiful places along the Nile. The river is at its best by granite rocks and with palms and tropical plants covered islands in the river. And you learn about the Nubian population through your stay in our authentic guesthouse Bet el Kerem, located on the West Bank, on the edge of the Nubian villages and the desert. Of course you can also ride a camel in the desert, sail on the Nile and do a cycling or walking trip with a local guide. In short: a unique combination of culture and sun of a particular part of Egypt.
In 2007 a new highway opened between Aswan and the new resort of Marsa Alam on the Red Sea.
This is "a sea of possibilities" created for combination traveling in southern Egypt!
Marsa Alam was until recently a small fishing village. Since in 2001 an international airport was built, the growing popularity of Marsa Alam became one of the favorite holiday destinations on the Red Sea.
You can go snorkeling and diving, and have a chance to see dolphins and - very special - manatees!
We also organize camel rides with picnics in the desert.
Example of a journey you might compile in consultation with us:
You book a 15 day flight to Marsa Alam and overnight after arriving in a hotel which we can book for you if you want.
The next morning e.g. we arrange a transfer by private car which brings you in about 4 hours to Aswan. Here you can enjoy 10 days of Nubian culture and stay in our cozy guesthouse Bet el Kerem in a Nubian village on the West bank of the Nile.
With excursions to the Isis temple on Philae island and to the temple of Ramses at Abu Simbel, for example. Felucca sailing on the Nile, a camel ride in the desert, cycling or walking through the Nubian villages, visiting the market of Aswan and the Nubian museum etc. There are many possibilities for a pleasant stay.
The last days of your holiday you come back to the resort in Marsa Alam for a relaxing beach holiday before you fly back home.
This trip can be build according to your wishes in consultation with us
This offer is covered by the STO Garant guarantee. You can find the conditions for this guarantee scheme on STO Garant’s website (www.sto-garant.nl/en/downloads)