Jeep Safari, Camel Ride and Blue Hole Snorkelling Trip
Jeep Safari adventure trip and Camel ride around the beach also snorkelling in the Blue hole after snorkeling take a chance to taste of the lunch in the Bedouin tent, and finally visit Dahab city for shopping.
Abo Galum [Abu Galom] , Dahab City and The Blue Hole The Main Highlight for this trip!
Dahab is an attractive touristic city in South Sinai. It is considered to be the second most famous city in Sinai, after the world wide popular city of Sharm El Sheikh, according to the number of tourists who visit Dahab annually. Dahab in Arabic means gold, and the city was named “Dahab” because of its golden sand beaches. In the past, Dahab was only a small fishing town until the Egyptian government gave it more importance in the late nineties and built a number of resorts and hotels in this beautiful resort of Dahab. The government added a lot of services and facilities in different sections of the city to increase the number of the tourists who visit Dahab every year. Dahab which consists of more than 1130 square kilometers, is located on the Aqaba bay in the Southern Eastern of Sinai 81 kilometers North of Sharm El Sheikh, 135 kilometers away from the Israeli city of Elat , and 465 kilometers away from the Ahmed Hamdy Tunnel. Dahab has two major bays: Al Qora and Ghazala. Dahab is famous for its golden sand beaches, from which it took its name. This is besides its fascinating diving spots, as diving is the most popular activity to do in Dahab. The city is famous for being the cheapest diving resort in Sinai in comparison to other resorts like Sharm El Sheikh and Ras Suder.
Abu Galum is a Managed Resource Protected Area that covers an area of about 400km², situated on the east coast of South Sinai, right between Dahab and Nuweiba. It protects various coastal and mountain ecosystems that are unique to the Gulf of Aqaba. The coral reef is mostly undisturbed with a high diversity of reef fish, whose richness of its flora and fauna is overwelming . The reef at Abu Galum supports an active Beduin artisanal fishery. As in other protected areas you can see them standing in the water (unfortunately also on reef) and fishing. They supply as well the local restaurants with the fish they get throughout the day. However, the fishery is being regulated (EEAA) just some years ago to reduce the damage done to the delicate coral reef. Probably, Abu Galum is one of the most beautiful protectorates in Egypt. Its hight mountains, its wadis, fresh water springs, its picturousque sand dunes, coral reef and gravel alluvial fans, this area hosts about 165 plant species. About 45 of these species can only be seen in Abu Galum and are unique to this area. To protect Abu Galum as a Natural Resource Area, it is only allowed to drive on marked trails that have been prepared. Beduine guides are available that lead you with camels to the places of interest. A visitor center is planned for the northern boundary of the area. Here visitors can be informed about the flora and fauna as well as about recommended diving sites. It is forbidden, however, to access the underwater caves at Ras Mamlah. This system of caves is more than 100 meters deep, It is highly recommended to keep to local rules, also provided by diving guides. Location: North east of south Sinai, near by the Gulf of Aqaba – Area: 500 km2 – Type: Wildlife Reserve – Year of establishment: 1992 – Objective: Protection of the Coral reefs and Mangroves.
Geographical aspects: It is among the most picturesque Protected areas in Egypt. Its spectacular granite mountains ending abruptly on a narrow coastal plain, fronted by rich coral reefs. The area also encloses narrow sinuous valleys, fresh water springs, coastal sand dunes, gravel alluvial fans, raised fossil reefs and low-lying semi sabkha.
Flora: It houses 167 plant species, 44 of these species are seen only in this area. It is a floristic frontier falling under the influence of a tropical climate but having predominantly Mediterranean conditions.
Fauna: Abu Galum contains the largest number of Nubian Ibex, Hyrax, Red Fox and Striped Hyena. Ten species of lizards and snakes have been identified in the area where three of them are very dangerous namely the Black Cobra, the Horned Viper and Burton’s Carpet Viper. Fringe reef is near the coast. The Abu Galum Protected Area is managed to ensure that its natural resources are safeguarded from all destructive activities. As a result, diving sites and shore access points are being prepared, nature trails through mountain areas have been identified, the area is being kept clean, Bedouin fishing activities are regulated, and a visitor center is under construction.
Blue Hole [Red Sea] is a popular diving location on east Sinai, a few kilometres north of Dahab, Egypt on the coast of the Red Sea.The Blue Hole is a submarine sinkhole [a kind of cave], around 100 to 130 m deep. There is a shallow opening around 6 m deep, known as ‘the saddle’, opening out to the sea, and a 26 m long tunnel, known as the arch, the top of which lies at a depth of 56 m. The hole itself and the surrounding area has an abundance of coral and reef fish.
Safari trip by Jeep Land Cruiser 4×4 to the Blue hole area, enjoy the safari by jeep, then take a Camel in a tour by the beach, enjoy the snorkeling in the Blue hole, after snorkeling take a chance to taste of the lunch in the Bedouin tent, and finally visit Dahab city for shopping. Take a jeep safari, snorkel the Blue Hole, ride a camel and go bargain shopping in Dahab on a private day trip from Sharm el Sheikh. If your time in Egypt is limited, this is the relaxing day tour you are looking for! You’ll travel across the desert, dive the Red Sea and visit a typical Bedouin village.
Take the off road trail and experience Abu glum protected area. This may not be the most comfortable way to see the sights on offer but its certainly the most fun. Experienced drivers in air-conditioned jeeps will take you on an exhilarating of road excursion to see the Bedouins and their villages, and enjoy your tea with them. Then take the camel from the Bedouin villages to compare four wheels with four legs as you travel like a local on an unforgettable camel ride. The camels led you to snorkel at the famous blue hole completes the activates for the day, then time to chill out in Dahab with lunch at local restaurant. Drive by the jeep back to your hotel . So by The Steps at early morning around 7:30 a.m., pick up from your hotel in Sharm el-Sheikh, by Land cruiser Jeep. to drive by Jeep on the High way, then safari in the desert by Jeep. taking a tour by the Beach on Camels, for 30 minutes taking you to the blue hole area, for Snorkeling in one of the most famous sites of coral reefs in the Red sea-The Blue Hole – you will enjoy with one hour snorkeling to see the beauty of underwater corals and colored fish. after your snorkeling enjoyable, you will have your open Buffet lunch in a Bedouin tent, with a simple life atmosphere in the desert. After Lunch, you will enjoy visiting the small Oasis in the heart of the desert. Driving from the desert Oasis, to Dahab city, the one is famous with shopping, or you can just have a walk around, by the end of the desert experience, drive back from Dahab to your hotel in Sharm el-Sheikh…
- All Desert Safari transfers by 4×4 Jeep.
- English speaking guide [Will be The Tour Leader]
- Snorkeling stop in the Blue hole.
- Camel ride for 25-30 minutes.
- Open Buffet lunch in the Bedouin tent.
- Pick up services from your hotel in Sharm El Sheikh and return
- All service charges & taxes
- Drinks in lunch time.
- Snorkeling equipment..
- Any other personal expenses.
- Availability: Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays
- Start time: around 7:00 A.M. Return: around 17:00 P.M.
- Duration: 9 hours
- Casual clothes, Passport, Sun hat, Sun cream, Mask and Fins and you can hire them.
Adult: 30 GBP
Child: 15 GBP
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