Red Sea Coral Reef

Description

Red Sea coral reefs are the northernmost in the Indian Ocean. Most of the Red Sea coast is rimmed by shallow submarine shelves and extensive fringing reef systems, by far the dominant reef type found here.


Red Sea fringing reef platforms are over 5000 years old, and the entire coastal reef complex extends along some 2,000 km (1,240 miles) of shoreline.


The dominant, most actively growing corals include most notably highly branched species of the genera Acropora and Porites.


The Red Sea also contains numerous offshore reefs atoll-like rings of coral, elongated coral ridges that rise abruptly from considerable depths on both sides, and peculiar complex reef patterns of odd shapes.


About 300 hard coral species have been recorded from the Red Sea as a whole.


The Red Sea of Egypt enjoys a 12 month season rarely a day without sunshine and, of course, diving with excellent visibility.

Vacation Packages

Egypt Splender

Price: $1350
03 Night at Cairo + 04 Nights Nile Cruise between Luxor and Aswan + domestic flights

What's Included

  • 3 night's accommodation in Cairo at a 5 star hotel on bed and breakfast basis
  • 4 night's accommodation on board a 5 star Nile Cruise on full board basis (all meals included) including all above shore excursions
  • All transfers as per above mentioned program
  • Private and personalized sightseeing shore excursions for 4 nights on the cruise
  • Private English speaking Egyptologist guides as per the itinerary
  • Entrance fees for all sightseeing
  • All applicable taxes.
  • Private and deluxe air conditioned vehicle for all transportation
  • Meals: 7 breakfasts + 4 lunches + 4 dinners
  • Arrival / Departure assistance.
  • Domestic flights: Cairo to Luxor and Aswan to Cairo.
  • Luggage handling at airports and hotels.


Egypt Short Break
Price: $450

Cairo/ Luxor / Alexandria
03 Nights accommodation in Cairo including full sightseeing tours, private deluxe transportation with private Tourist guide

What's Included

  • 03 night's accommodation in Cairo at a 5 star hotel on bed and breakfast basis
  • All transfers as per above mentioned program
  • Private English speaking Egyptologist guides as per the itinerary
  • Entrance fees for all sightseeing
  • All applicable taxes
  • Private and deluxe air conditioned vehicle for all transportation
  • Meals: 3 breakfasts + 2 lunches + 1 dinners
  • Arrival/departure assistance
  • Luggage handling at airports and hotels


Egypt Red Sea Jewel

Price: $1740
05 Nights accommodation in Cairo + 03 night accommodation in at Hurghada
Tour is private with private guide and private transportation

What's Included

  • 4 night's accommodation in Cairo at a 5 star hotel on bed and breakfast basis
  • 3 night's accommodation on board a 5 star Nile Cruise on full board basis (all meals included) including all above shore excursions
  • 3 night's accommodation in Hurghada at a 5 star hotel on full board basis (all meals included)
  • All transfers as per above mentioned program
  • Private and personalized sightseeing shore excursions for 3 nights on the cruise
  • Private English speaking Egyptologist guides as per the itinerary
  • Entrance fees for all sightseeing
  • All applicable taxes
  • Private and deluxe air conditioned vehicle for all transportation
  • Meals: 10 breakfasts + 7 lunches + 6 dinners
  • Arrival/departure assistance
  • Domestic flight: Cairo to Aswan
  • Luggage handling at airports and hotels

Risk

LOCAL EGYPTIAN CRIME RATES ARE LOW:

The everyday crime rate in Egypt is low. While incidents of violence are rare, purse snatching, pickpocketing and petty theft are not uncommon. Unescorted women are vulnerable to sexual harassment and verbal abuse. Travelers and foreign residents are subject to Egyptian laws. The loss or theft of a U.S. passport abroad should be reported immediately to local police and the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate. Useful information on safeguarding valuables, protecting personal security, and other matters while traveling abroad is provided in the Department of State pamphlets, "A Safe Trip Abroad" and "Tips for Travelers to the Middle East and North Africa." They are available from the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402.


AREAS of POTENTIAL POLITICAL INSTABILITY:

For the past several years, Egyptian extremist groups seeking to destabilize the government have attacked targets in Egypt, including Egyptian police, security officials, and tourists. Most of these attacks have occurred in the Nile Valley provinces of Minya, Assiut, Sohag and Qena. The overall number of terrorist incidents throughout the country, however, declined in 1995 as a result of efforts by the government of Egypt to police extremist groups. As a result, travel in Egypt is safer now than in the past few years. Nonetheless, all travelers to or through the Nile Valley provinces of Minya, Assiut, Sohag and Qena should exercise caution. Prior to travel to these areas, they should seek advice from the Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy, licensed tour operators, and/or the tourist police authorities responsible for those areas.


RESTRICTED AREAS:
Those wishing to visit areas near Egypt's frontiers, including oases near the border with Libya and off-road areas in the Sinai, must obtain permission from the Travel Permits Department of the Ministry of the Interior, located at the corner of Sheikh Rihan and Nubar Streets in downtown Cairo. Travelers should also be aware of the possible dangers of off-road travel. Leftover mines from previous conflicts remain buried in several regions of the country and have caused several deaths, including deaths of Americans. As a rule, all travelers should check with local authorities before embarking on off-road travel. Because known mine fields are not marked by signs but are usually enclosed by barbed wire, travelers should particularly avoid areas enclosed by barbed wire. After heavy rains, which can cause flooding in desert areas, and the consequent shifting of land mines, travelers should avoid driving through build-ups of sand on roadways.


DRUG USE PENALTIES

Travelers are subject to the laws and legal practices of the country in which they travel. Drug enforcement policies in Egypt are very strict. The death penalty may be imposed on anyone convicted of smuggling or selling marijuana, hashish, opium, LSD, or other narcotics. Law enforcement authorities prosecute and seek fines and imprisonment in cases of possession of even small quantities of drugs. You would exceedingly unwise to even attempt to use any illegal drugs at any time during your stay. You risk losing everything for a moment of escape. Use your head, & NOT in the way your '60s retro-binging uncle might advise you.


PHOTOGRAPHIC REQUIREMENTS:

There are strict duties on the importation of expensive photographic and video equipment. This includes most types of equipment typically carried by tourists to Egypt, including all video cameras, all autofocus cameras, etc. Travelers who wish to take such equipment with them on a temporary visit have three options with customs authorities: (a) the customs inspector may inventory the equipment and list it by model and serial number in their passports, so that the equipment can be crosschecked when they leave Egypt, in which case no duty will be collected. (b) the traveler may have the equipment placed in storage for the duration of their stay, in which case a storage fee may be collected. (c) long-term visitors or residents will pay the standard duty fee for importing these items and be issued a receipt; at the time of departure the fee will be refunded upon presentation of the receipt. There are restrictions on photographing military personnel and sites, bridges and canals.

TRAFFIC SAFETY & ROAD CONDITIONS:
The roads in Egypt can be hazardous, particularly at night outside of major cities, as vehicles sometimes travel with few or no lights. Fatal accidents have occurred.

Contact Information

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