Explore Enchanting Corals with Cheap Marsa Alam Holidaysby Amanda Sutcliffe Travel Deals
Marsa Alam, a coastal town in the south-eastern part of Egypt, is rapidly gaining popularity among many tourists in recent times. It is also a favourite destination for divers, as the waters touching its rugged coastline offer exciting opportunities to explore diverse varieties of marine life. However, this Egyptian town is not just popular for beaches and underwater activities. During your time spent in this part of the world, you'll also get to visit some of its interesting attractions and popular places in its surrounding areas.
Your cheap holidays to Marsa Alam would give you the chance to explore Sharm El Luli, which is an attractive beach and lagoon about 60 kilometres to the south of the town. You can spend some wonderful moments on its sandy stretch and explore the coral reefs in the waters touching the powdery sands. On the days when winds are strong, the visibility would be not that great and it is advisable to avoid visiting the beach. When the tide is low, you'll get to swim in the waters. If you're not a good swimmer, try snorkelling with the help of a guide.
If you're a diving enthusiast, you'll love to explore the Elphinstone Reef. This reef has an abundance of vibrant and gentle corals along with diverse species of fish. However, not all divers can gain access to this reef, as it is meant for the experts. If you wish to enjoy a dive at Elphinstone, you must possess an Advanced Open Water Diver's certificate and have an experience of 50 dives or more. A rich experience of diving under rough sea conditions is also required for diving at Elphinstone. Although a comprehensive briefing is provided by an experienced guide, you must know what to do under unforeseen circumstances.
For those who wish to visit the largest bay during their Marsa Alam holidays, the Marsa Mubarak bay located in the southern part of Port Ghalib is the place to be in. It is well-known for diving and snorkelling. Green sea turtles make frequent visits to this bay and you'd get to see the Dugong if you're lucky enough. Among the popular sites for diving in this part of Marsa Alam are the North Garden, South Garden, Inner Pinnacles, and North Wall. It is recommended to visit this spot during the early hours of the day in order to avoid the heavy rush of divers and snorkelers.
A visit to Wadi Gemal during your cheap Marsa Alam holidays allows you to explore the large park with varied ecological habitats. The name 'Wadi Gemal' literally translates as the 'Valley of Camels' in the local language. Numerous species of birds and animals can be witnessed in this park, freely moving around in their natural habitat. It also includes a vast stretch of mangrove-rich coastline and enormous mountains. It is believed that the pharaohs used these mountains to house their treasures. Facilities for an overnight stay can also be arranged with the help of local operators if you wish to spend some more time at this charming place.
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