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Colored Canyon, Egypt

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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.

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

2. 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.

Sharm: Colored Canyon Dahab Tour with Three Pools Snorkeling

3. 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.

Sharm El-Sheikh: Colored Canyon and Blue Hole Day Trip

4. Sharm El-Sheikh: Colored Canyon and Blue Hole Day Trip

Have a truly spectacular experience with a day trip to the Colored Canyon near Dahab and to the world-famous Blue Hole in the Abu Galum protectorate area. On this day trip wander through a labyrinth of sandstone rocks, take a camel ride along the sea, and snorkel amongst colorful marine life. Your day trip begins with a pickup from your hotel. Head to your first stop, the Colored Canyon. Be amazed by sandstone rocks and their shades of yellow, purple, red, magenta, and gold. The impressive rocky canyon reaches up to 40 meters and is a result of receding tides from the Red Sea. See how the rocks of the area were formed millions of years ago as a result of water eroding sandstone and limestone. Enjoy a camel ride by the long shores of the Red Sea and break for lunch with a unique view of the sea. After lunch, head to the Blue Hole. There, you will get the chance to snorkel and see the mesmerizing colourful marine life of the Red Sea. Next, you will be taken to the biggest shopping area in South Sinai. Take the opportunity to purchase some local Egyptian handicrafts, perfumes, papyrus, and souvenirs. After your adventurous day, get dropped off back at your hotel.

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What people are saying about Colored Canyon, Egypt

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 64 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.