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Summary

This 7-day itinerary to Egypt's Port Ghalib offers a blend of relaxation, adventure, and cultural exploration. From the serene beaches of Marsa Alam to the ancient wonders of Luxor, and the thrilling Desert Safari, each day presents a unique experience. The trip is designed to immerse travelers in the beauty and diversity of Egypt, with opportunities for snorkeling, shopping, and dining under the stars.

Day 1: Welcome to Port Ghalib

Arrive and unwind in the serene ambiance of Port Ghalib, exploring the marina and savoring traditional Egyptian cuisine at a waterfront restaurant.

Port Ghalib Marina

A beautiful marina offering a leisurely stroll with picturesque views and a variety of dining options.

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Tips

Try traditional Egyptian dishes at one of the waterfront restaurants.

Travel Information
📞   Phone: +20 2 24042732
🌐   Website: http://www.portghalib.com/marina/
🕒   Hours: See hours
📍   Address: 1927130, Egypt

🌊 Day 2: Marsa Alam Adventure

Discover the vibrant marine life and stunning beaches of Marsa Alam through snorkeling or diving, and enjoy a serene sunset on the beach.

🏖️ Marsa Alam Beaches

Renowned for its crystal-clear waters and vibrant marine life, perfect for snorkeling or diving. Marsa Alam's beaches offer a mesmerizing underwater world waiting to be explored, with colorful coral reefs and exotic fish species.

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Tips

Bring sunscreen and snorkeling gear to explore the underwater world. Don't forget to capture the breathtaking marine life with an underwater camera to cherish the memories of this unique experience.

🏛️ Day 3: Luxor's Ancient Wonders

Explore the ancient city of Luxor, visiting iconic landmarks like the Karnak Temple, Luxor Temple, and the Valley of the Kings, capped off with a Felucca Ride on the Nile.

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🏛️ Karnak Temple

Karnak Temple is one of the most significant religious sites in ancient Egypt, known for its vast complex and intricate hieroglyphics. The temple complex is a stunning display of ancient Egyptian architecture and artistry, with towering columns and beautifully preserved reliefs depicting scenes from mythology and history.

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Tips

Wear comfortable shoes for extensive walking and exploring the expansive temple grounds. Don't forget to bring a camera to capture the awe-inspiring details of this ancient marvel.

Travel Information
📞   Phone: +20 2 22617304
🕒   Hours: See hours
⏳   Typical duration: 1.5 hours
📍   Address: Karnak, Luxor, Luxor Governorate, Egypt

🏛️ Luxor Temple

Luxor Temple is a large Ancient Egyptian temple complex located on the east bank of the Nile River. The temple's grandeur is evident in its colossal statues, towering obelisks, and intricate carvings, offering a glimpse into the opulence of ancient Egyptian architecture and religious practices.

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Tips

Visit in the evening for a less crowded experience and cooler temperatures, allowing for a more serene and atmospheric exploration of this historical site.

Travel Information
🌐   Website: http://www.sca-egypt.org/eng/SITE_Luxor.htm
🕒   Hours: See hours
📍   Address: Luxor City, Luxor, Luxor Governorate 1362501, Egypt
🔗   Profiles: YouTube

🏛️ Valley of the Kings

The Valley of the Kings is the burial site of Egyptian pharaohs, known for its tombs and chambers that hold invaluable treasures and intricate wall paintings. Each tomb tells a unique story of the pharaoh it was built for, providing a fascinating insight into ancient Egyptian beliefs and funerary practices.

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Tips

Consider hiring a guide for insightful historical context and to uncover the hidden symbolism and significance within the elaborate tomb decorations.

🏛️ Felucca Ride on the Nile

A peaceful boat ride on the Nile, offering a unique perspective of Luxor and the surrounding ancient monuments. Drifting along the tranquil waters of the Nile provides a serene and picturesque view of the city's timeless beauty, with the gentle breeze and rhythmic motion creating a truly enchanting experience.

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Tips

Bring a hat and sunscreen for protection against the sun, and embrace the opportunity to relax and absorb the mesmerizing sights along the banks of the Nile.

Day 4: Desert Safari Excitement

Experience the thrill of a desert safari in a 4x4 jeep, exploring sand dunes and enjoying a Bedouin dinner under the stars with live entertainment.

Desert Safari

An adrenaline-pumping adventure through the desert, ending with a cultural Bedouin dinner experience.

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Tips

Wear comfortable clothing and bring a jacket for the cooler evening temperatures.

Day 5: Marina Leisure Day

Enjoy a leisurely day at Port Ghalib Marina with shopping, dining, and beautiful views of the waterfront.

Port Ghalib Marina

A vibrant spot for a leisurely walk, shopping, and dining with picturesque marina views.

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Tips

Explore the local shops for unique souvenirs and handicrafts.

Travel Information
📞   Phone: +20 2 24042732
🌐   Website: http://www.portghalib.com/marina/
🕒   Hours: See hours
📍   Address: 1927130, Egypt

Day 6: Snorkeling in Hamata

Discover the secluded paradise of Hamata with its pristine beaches and untouched coral reefs, perfect for snorkeling or diving.

Hamata Beaches

Known for its crystal-clear waters and vibrant marine life, offering a perfect snorkeling or diving experience.

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Tips

Bring your own snorkeling gear or rent it on site.

Day 7: Relaxation Before Departure

Spend your last day relaxing at your hotel, enjoying amenities like the pool or spa, and reflecting on your memorable trip to Egypt.

Hotel Amenities

A day to unwind and enjoy the hotel's facilities, preparing for your journey home.

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Tips

Consider a spa treatment for ultimate relaxation.