If your idea of a great holiday is one full of action and adventure, you’ll find that Marsa Alam has plenty to offer. Be it Red Sea diving, desert safaris, boat trips or kite surfing, Marsa Alam activity holidays are action packed and rewarding both in the water and on dry land.
Located on the eastern coast of the Red Sea, Marsa Alam is the perfect destination for any number of water activities.
Renowned the world over for its fascinating coral formations and vibrant sea life, the Red Sea is a premier destination for scuba diving. Being far less crowded than Egypt’s northern Red Sea resorts, Marsa Alam is a particularly rewarding place to explore the underwater world in water temperatures of 25 degrees Celsius. Whether you’re an experienced diver or a novice, you’ll find any number of dive spots to suit your ability and particular interests.
Kite surfing and wind surfing are popular activities in Marsa Alam thanks to the relatively flat waters, shallow lagoons and gusty conditions on offer. Advanced riders will find surfing over and above the deeper waters in a brisk upwind challenging, while beginners will be comfortable in the downwind of the shallower waters under the guidance of local instructors.
If you fancy exploring the rugged sandy terrains of south-eastern Egypt, book a desert safari and head out in to the Wadi Gamel. Accompanied by a local guide, you’ll hopefully capture a rare glimpse of the wild gazelles that roam the barren landscapes. If you’re a thrill seeker, you’re guaranteed to have a blast scorching across the sand dunes on a quad bike safari. If not, sit back and take it all in on a more sedate jeep tour.