Excursions in Safaga

Safaga City

Safaga City stretches for about 70 kilometres along the shoreline of the Red Sea, Al-Bahr Al-Ahmar governorate. Safaga is located 180 kilometres far from the nearest governorate (Qena) in the Nile valley, and 500 kilometres to the south of Cairo. It is bordered by Hurghada city in the north, by Al-Quseir city in the south, by the Red Sea coast in the east and by the Qena governorate in the west.

History of Safaga

Safaga is one of the cities located in Al-Bahr Al-Ahmar (Red Sea) governorate on the Red Sea coast. The city has more than one name _ Bur Safaga, or Port Safaga, as well.

Safaga has deep history records compared to the neighbouring cities on the Red Sea coast. The port town was founded between 282 BC and 268 BC, originally called Philotera by the Greek Egyptian Pharaoh Ptolemy II Philadelphus, who named the town in honour of his deceased sister.

Administrative Divisions of the City

Now, Safaga has the following four main areas:

  • Sahel Hasheesh is the most northern part of the city.
  • Makadi Bay.
  • Soma Bay.
  • Also, Port Safaga is the city centre and the old part of the city.

In addition to these three main divisions, Safaga has several suburbs. But, it has no villages as it is known in the cities located in the Nile Valley.

History-Related and Sightseeing Activities in Safaga

Safaga locates 516 km from Cairo and 246 km from Luxor. For sure, this unique location makes it possible to do some history-related activities and sightseeing tours. Also, it enables tourists to visit the monuments and attractions in the cites of Luxor, Sohag, El-Minya, Qena, Aswan, Cairo, Giza, Alexandria … etc.

The following is a list of the activities tourists can choose from. This list provides both the destination and the means of transportation you can use to get to the place:

  1. Individual Trip to Luxor from Hurghada
  2. Excursion to Cairo-Giza from Hurghada
  3. Individual Trip to El-Minya from Hurghada
  4. Trip to Monastery of St. Anthony from Hurghada
  5. Private Trip to Cairo from Hurghada by plane
  6. Individual Trip to Abydos – Sohag from Hurghada
  7. Excursion Luxor- Valley of the kings from Hurghada
  8. Individual Trip to Abydos – Dendera from Hurghada
  9. Two-Days Trip to Cairo from Hurghada – Old Cairo
  10. Individual trip to Dendera – Luxor from Hurghada
  11. Bus Trip to Cairo-Alexandria from Hurghada
  12. Individual Excursion Cairo from Hurghada
  13. Day Trip to Dendera – Luxor from Hurghada
  14. Also, Trip Luxor – Valley of Queens by Bus from Hurghada

Snorkelling Activities in Safaga

Snorkelling is a popular recreational activity in Egypt, particularly at the tropical resort of Hurghada. The primary appeal to this activity is the opportunity to observe underwater life in a natural setting without the complicated equipment and training required for scuba diving. It appeals to all ages because of the little effort needed.

Please, find the list of the sea activities and trips in Safaga:

  1. Individual Trip to Sharm El-Naga from Hurghada
  2. Excursion Super Utopia from Hurghada
  3. Private Speedboat to Dolphin Bay from Hurghada
  4. Sea trip to El-Gouna from Hurghada
  5. Private Speedboat to Orange Bay in Hurghada
  6. Excursion to Orange Bay in Hurghada
  7. A fishing trip in Hurghada
  8. Excursion to Abu Dabab Beach from Hurghada
  9. Boat trip to Mahmya Island-Beach from Hurghada
  10. Excursion Super Gouna from Hurghada
  11. Boat trip to the Dolphin House in Hurghada
  12. Excursion to Giftun island in Hurghada
  13. Also, Snorkeling trip to Paradise Island-Beach in Hurghada

Diving Activities in Safaga

Diving is one of Hurghada’s popular sea activities. The city offers tourists several interesting options to do such an activity. These options vary widely in the destination they head to, and the location they take place on. For example, diving can take place on the beach or in the open sea. Diving in the open sea can be done in various sea sites with a colourful marine world. It lets fully explore and experience the exquisiteness of the Red Sea.

For more details about diving in open sea, you can check the following activity:

Fishing Activities in Safaga

Fishing is one of the lovely hobbies and activities tourists practice in Safaga. This recreational and sport activity is primarily for pleasure or competition purposes. The most common form of recreational fishing is done with a rod, reel, line, hooks and any one of a wide range of baits or lures such as artificial flies. The practise of catching or attempting to catch fish with a hook is generally known as angling.

In Saga, the most familiar type of angling is the one that uses line and hook. While the one which uses rod and reel is more professionally; and comes in the second place.

Here are the fishing activities you can enjoy in Safaga:

Sea-Related Activities in Safaga

Safaga offers an optional to tourists who want to enjoy watching corals and fish without

To get more details on these sea-related activities, discover the following options:

Water Sports Activities in Safaga

We make a focus, here, on the type of water sports which can be done on the water. The other types of water sports are classified under different categories on our site.

Safaga offers a wide range of water sports to the tourists holidaying in. Usually, in all Hurghada hotels, tourists can enjoy this kind of activity. Parasailing is the most fun activity for tourists:

Desert Safari Activities in Safaga

Desert Safari is one exciting activity you should add to your plan list if you’re going to stay in Hurghada. This safari activity combines all the fun and adventures you can enjoy in the desert. Desert safari trips range widely from being a simple camel ride to buggy driving. Hurghada offers some safari activities e.g. camel riding, horse riding, quad biking, jeep riding, and buggy, too.

The desert safari activities in Safaga are as follows:

Horse Riding Activities in Safaga

Horse riding is a favourite sport and activity in Hurghada. For pleasure, the city offers you two options for horse riding depending on the location where they can be done on. It offers this recreational activity in two environments: seaside and desert. Some tourists prefer to practice this sport by the sea; and, to ride a horse in the sea itself. Other tourists like to enjoy that sport in a land environment _ desert.

If you like to enjoy horse riding in hurghada, you can check the following activity:

City Touring Activities in Safaga

The city tour is an activity of discovering the attractions and the place around you. Certainly, tourists can do such a lovely activity in Safaga. This resort offers you many attractions and places to visit. These attractions are all of the modern styles.

Usually, city tours in Hurghada head to the most famous attractions of this city. Among these attractions, there are the marine platforms, the old marine port, the Coptic Church, and Muslim mosques.  Also, these city tours get to the fruit and the fish markets.

The following are the city touring activities you can do in Hurghada:

Safaga Beauty and Wellness Activities

Hurghada offers excellent solutions to all those who want to take care of their health. Fortunately, some spa centres are found in this city where tourist can enjoy body care procedures.

The following is one of the best solutions Safaga offers:

Entertainment and Fun Activities in Safaga

Safaga is a city of fun. Certainly, this city has a lot of entertainment activities to offer for you. Luckily, in Hurghada, you can find several aqua parks, aquariums, dolphinariums, and other places to visit.

The following is a sample of the activities you can enjoy while holidaying in Safaga:

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