THE MOST INTERESTING EXCURSIONS FROM SAFAGI
Safaga is a resort in Egypt which is located near the well-known Hurghada. Excursions from Safaga will help to make your vacation interesting and eventful, and prices for 2015 can be found on the Internet or already on site from a tour operator.
You can leave Safaga for the following excursions: to Cairo, to Hurghada, to Luxor, on safari, to El-Gouna, to monasteries.
While in Safaga, it is difficult to deny yourself the pleasure of going on a trip to Cairo. This capital combines the secrets of ancient Egypt and modern civilization, it is the largest city in the entire African continent. Here you will visit the Cairo Museum, which presents items from the era of the reign of the pharaohs – the contents of tombs, jewelry, even mummies. The tour also includes a visit to the pyramids of Giza, among which you will find the pyramid of Cheops. In the same place you will see the Big Sphinx. In addition, the program includes a trip to the mosque and the citadel of Muhammad Ali. An excursion to Cairo in 2015 can be booked by bus or by plane. The price of a bus excursion is $ 90 ($ 45 for children), the price of a trip by plane is $ 265 ($ 240 for children).
Hurghada resort is very close to Safaga, so you should choose the time for an excursion to this city. The program includes a visit to the aquarium with many fish. For example, a stone fish is masked so skillfully that it is difficult to distinguish it from a real stone. If you are resting in Egypt in 2015 with children, be sure to take them to look at the underwater inhabitants. In addition, you will take a trip to the Coptic church, where you can put candles, as well as a shop selling essential oils. The price of the trip is $ 30 (for children 15).
For those who love antiquity, shrouded in mystery, from Safaga there is an excursion to Luxor. Luxor is located on the site of the ancient Egyptian capital, Ancient Thebes. During the tour you will visit the “city of the dead” – this is the place where the ancient Egyptian pharaohs are buried. The city of the dead became a popular tourist destination after scientists discovered the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamen there. The program includes a visit to the temple of the pharaoh Hatshepsut and the Karnak temple complex. In Luxor you can see the Colossi of Memnon, depicting the pharaoh Amenhotep III. A banana island will also be interesting – it is a banana plantation. The price of the tour from Safaga is $ 85 ($ 45 for children).
Many tourists can not imagine a holiday in Egypt without an African desert safari. During the tour, you will stop in a Bedouin village and learn about their traditions and customs, riding camels. For safari, you can choose a jeep or quad bike. A trip in the afternoon will allow you to admire the sunset in the desert and ethnic dances. The price of a motorcycle safari is from 30 to 55 dollars. The price of a jeep safari is $ 60 ($ 30 for children).
El Gouna is an Egyptian Venice, because this town is located on islands that are connected by canals and bridges. This place is rather unusual compared to other resorts in Egypt. A ship will take you from Safaga to El Gouna, and then you will be transferred to a boat. The tour includes a guide’s story about this place, the opportunity to sunbathe on the coast and dive with scuba diving near the beautiful coral reefs. The price of the trip in 2015 is $ 60 (40 children’s ticket).
MONASTERIES OF SAINT PAUL AND ST. ANTONIA
Among the excursions from the city of Safaga in 2015, there is an excursion to the holy Coptic places – the monasteries where monasticism originated. This trip will appeal to those who are interested in Christian history and culture. Saints Anthony and Paul lived in the 3rd and 4th centuries. in the area where the monasteries are located. The monastery of St. Anthony includes the temple, the library, the cells of the monks and the refectory. In it you will see frescoes of the 13th century. The monastery of St. Paul is located 80 kilometers away, in its main church there are frescoes depicting the Virgin Mary and the baby with the archangels. The price of the tour is $ 75 ($ 45 for children).
Excursions departing from Safaga, like both adults and children. Do not miss your chance to touch the mysterious and fascinating history of Egypt.