Known For : Dahab Blue Hole Scuba Diving in Dahab Sunrise Hike to Mount Sinai
The quaint coastal village of Dahab is located on the southeastern coast of the Sinai Peninsula, 80 kms from Sharm el-Sheikh. This Egyptian town enjoys solitude in the form of isolated beaches and laid-back Bedouin hospitality, making it an ideal holiday destination for those who like simple-yet-luxurious vacations.
St. Catherine’s monastery is a renowned UNESCO world heritage site. The ancient pilgrimage exists at the foot of the mountain in Saint Catherine town, Sinai Peninsula. The Oldest inhabited monastery and library in the world, it is home to texts and manuscripts in some of the most ancient languages in the world.
About 90 kms north of Dahab lies the Colored Canyon or Salama Canyon, which is said to be around 800 meters long. The Red Canyon derives its name from the phenomenon that occurs when sunlight hits the granite rocks of the canyon. The rocks illuminate with a reddish glow, making the Salama Canyon a magnificent experience.
Tiran Island is a popular tourist destination near Sharm El Sheikh. Water sports such as snorkelling or scuba diving amongst the four rich coral reefs near the island are popular activities while on a tour of Tiran Island.
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The Ras Mohammed National Park is Egypt's first national park and marine reserve. It is located on the Sinai Peninsula, 12 kilometres from Sharm El Sheikh city. The National park is spread over a vast desert with sand dunes, mountains, and valleys overlooking the exquisite red sea reef. Visitors can enjoy snorkelling and scuba diving amongst the red sea's natural reefs and aquatic animals.
Mount Sinai is one of the most renowned tourist spots in Egypt. It is also known as the St. Catherine Hike and is home to the sacred pilgrimage site of St Catherine’s cathedral. There are two trails en route to the mountain. The oldest and easiest is the Camel trail, which is an upward-going trail. The name, as it suggests, is due to the trail's flatness, which allows camel rides to the summit. The second trail taken while travelling back to the monastery at the foot of the mountain is called the steps of repentance. It is famous for the 3750 steps believed to have been made by a repenting monk. A local guide and Government clearance are mandatory to hike the sacred mountain.
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