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OUR HAMATA HOLIDAYS

This remote ‘deep south’ destination is perfect for those looking for a relaxing break away from the hustle and bustle of shops and nightlife. There are breathtaking views over the Red Sea and a choice of luxury family friendly resorts. You will find many outdoor activities on offer including kite surfing, bird watching, snorkeling and windsurfing.

QUICK FACTS

  • Egypt’s southernmost beach resort
  • Close proximity to Lahami Bay, Berenice and Wadi El Gemal National Park
  • Ideal for scuba diving with access to famous dive sites such as Fury Shoals
  • Tranquil destination away from the crowds and close to nature

WEATHER AND FLYING TIME

  • Air Temperature: 15 – 35°c
  • Sea Temperature: 21 – 31°c
  • Flying Time: 5 hours - Marsa Alam International Airport
  • Lahami Bay Beach Resort
    Perfect for those seeking quality

    Lahami Bay Beach Resort

    from £1350pp
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  • Wadi Lahami
    Diver's resort

    Wadi Lahami

    from £1195pp
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  • Wadi Lahmy Azur Resort
    Private sandy beach

    Wadi Lahmy Azur Resort

    from £1350pp
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  • Aswan - Abu Simbel
    City Trips

    Aswan - Abu Simbel

    An excursion by bus from Aswan to Abi Simbel. On the first day, check-in to a hotel in Asuan. The next day at 4;00am, transfer to Abu Simbel and visit two of the biggest and very symbolic Egyptian monuments - Ramses II temples. These temples were meant to show the power and impress foreigners. A traveller discovered these temples in 1813..

    • Duration: 2 days
    • Not Included:
    from £232pp
  • Aswan - Green South of Egypt
    City Trips

    Aswan - Green South of Egypt

    On the way to Aswan, we stop and visit Edfu, Karnak, Temple of Horus, the God of Feritility. Finally arriving in Aswan, this city is founded on the most amazing section of Nile. Visit the biggest artifical water reservoir on the planet.. The 'Great Asuan Dam' located on Nasser Lake.

    Another stops include; Isis Temple on Philae Island and an original Egyptian perfumery with a view of the Nile with lunch!

    • Duration: 1 day
    • Not Included:
    from £130pp
  • Coral Garden
    Boat Trip

    Coral Garden

    During this trip there is 3 stops on the boat, the first stop with give you the chance to meet wild dolphins. The other stops is a chance to relax and lie on the water enjoying the colourful coral garden under the sea.

    Return between 16:00 and 17:00.

    • Duration: 1 day
    • Not Included:
    from £52pp
  • Diving
    Boat Trip

    Diving

    Sail and discover the Red Sea delights in two dive sites. Each dive is about 25 minutes long where the professional dive guides will take you down to see the marine life.

    The sites have depths of 6m and 12m, Intro dives are available for 10 years +.

    If you didn't fancy diving, you can enjoy snorkeling in the sea or just relaxing on the top deck of the yacht. Lunch will be provided.

    • Duration: 1 day
    • Not Included:
    from £82pp
  • El Quseir Afternoon
    City Trips

    El Quseir Afternoon

    Live like a local!
    Spend the afternoon at El Quseir and visit a Coptic Temple, Mosque and time for shopping too! There is a large choice of restaurants where you can eat Egyptian cuisine such as seafood restaurants like El Fardous. The best in El Quseir. Try Egpytian coffee or hibiscus tea in a typical and relaxing Egyptian cafe.

    • Duration: One afternoon
    • Not Included:
    from £40pp
  • Port Ghalib
    Hotel and Tours

    Port Ghalib

    Depart from your hotel at around 19:30 - 20:00. Spend two hours of your free time in port where there is plenty of restaurants cafes to choose from with a lovely view.

    • Duration: 2 hours
    • Not Included:
    from £13pp
  • Quad
    Adventure Tours

    Quad

    Ride around the wild and virgin desert and view the amazing landscapes along the way. Admire the sunset and enjoy a camel ride.

    Choose from a single or double quad..

    • Duration: 3 hours
    • Not Included:
    from £46pp
  • Qulaan Islands
    Adventure Tours

    Qulaan Islands

    The islands you visit on these tour are similar to those in the Caribbean! White sand and crystal blue sea. This excursion is a whole day to the Qulaan Islands.

    The Qulaan Islands is located south of Wadi El-Hamata National Park.

    Depart in the morning from Hamata Marina (Marsa Alam - 130km away on the boat). 3 stops for snorkeling (45 minutes each) around the islands to admire the underwater beauty.

    • Duration: 1 day
    • Not Included:
    from £80pp
  • Satayah - Dolphin Tour
    Boat Trip

    Satayah - Dolphin Tour

    Swim with dolphins in the wild is a rare experience!

    The boat will take you south of Egypt to Hamata Marine, cruise and relax and have the possibility to see Dolphins around the boat. Stop at the coral reef after this and admire the colour fish.

    An additional $3-4 will be payable onboard for a national park ticket.

    • Duration: 1 day
    • Not Included:
    from £80pp
  • Seascope Submarine
    Boat Trip

    Seascope Submarine

    For people who want to see the amazing coral reefs without getting wet! Watch the underwater world through a magnifying glass on the sde of the boat from the lower deck. The lower deck has a depth of around 2-3m. This makes the marine life visible.

    The boat departs from Port Ghalib. Choose from the different options:

    Nefertari / Seascope - around a 2-hour cruise in the morning to visit the reefs.

    Mega Nefrarti - Afternoon cruise: a snorkeling stop, visiting reefs, seafood dinner. 1-hour for shopping when returning back to Port Ghalib.

    • Duration: 2 hours or one afternoon
    • Not Included:
    from £57pp
  • Sharm El Luli Snorkeling
    Nature Tours

    Sharm El Luli Snorkeling

    Snorkel one of the best beaches in the whole of Marsa Alam! Find the fascinating coral reef, this calm bay has no tourists boats so its peaceful for snorkelling and the underwater world. The water is hot and the marine life love it.

    This excursions takes you to this reef in the Wadi El Gamal National Park for 3 hours of snorkeling and relaxing time.

    Please note: National Park Fee is an extra fee of $5-6 payable onboard.

    • Duration: 3 hours
    • Not Included:
    from £40pp
  • Super Safari
    Soft & Easy

    Super Safari

    Visit the undiscovered desert via landcruiser and see how villagers live in these conditions and how they cope in this difficult environment. Starting at noon, see the Beduins villagers daily routine and enjoy a camel ride and a quad ride..Dinner will be served at sunset prepared by the villagers. You will also get to see a traditional performers of local dancers and Tunoura.

    • Duration: Couple of hours (noon)
    • Not Included:
    from £62pp
  • Turtle House
    Nature Tours

    Turtle House

    Visit the reef gardens along with the sea turtles and many fish species. The famous reefs live between Marsa Imbarak and Marsa Shuni. Theres a chance you'll see a wild dugong!

    • Duration: 1 day
    • Not Included:
    from £52pp

Egypt Holidays have been arranging trips to this wonderful destination for over 30 years. Our expert experience and unrivalled product knowledge puts us in the perfect position to provide you with this handy Fact File to ensure you have the holiday of a lifetime.

GETTING AROUND

Your resort may offer a transport service, we would suggest seeking advice on arrival. Taxis will be available for hire, agree the destination and cost before starting your journey.

QUICK FACTS

  • As a British citizen, you will need a valid passport and a visa to enter Marsa Alam. You can get your visa at the airport when you arrive or from the Egyptian Consulate. For further information please visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/egypt/entry-requirements.
  • Hamata is 1 hour ahead of UK time (GMT).
  • The currency used is the Egyptian pound.
  • The language spoken is Arabic
  • Resorts will be busy after Ramadan as Egyptian families will go away to celebrate. Ramadan is a sacred month when Muslims fast from dawn until sunset.
  • If you like to do your bit for the environment then visit Wadi El Gemal who welcome volunteers to participate in beach cleans and turtle nest counts, for more details visit their website http://wadielgemal.org/activities/
  • The Sights
    The Sights

    Visit the ancient city of Berenice where there are many interesting things to see including a Bedouin museum, the ruined Temple of Semiramis and the remains of the emerald mines of Wadi Sakai. To the north is the celebrated Wadi El Gemal National Park, or Valley of the Camels, which boasts a 60km deep ‘wadi (dry river bed) along with mangrove forests, corals reefs, seagrass beds, a salt marsh and palm groves.

  • Oceanfront
    Oceanfront

    Hamata offers a selection of fantastic scuba diving spots, or you may prefer snorkeling at Satayah Reef where you could come face to face with a pod of dolphins. Lahami Bay’s turquoise lagoons and white sands are secluded and peaceful and lead into a wonderful house reef where you can dive from early morning into the night. You can also take a boat trip to some amazing dive sites that were previously only accessible by liveaboard.

  • Explore More
    Explore More

    There are many excursions on offer from rock climbing to bird watching or maybe a quad bike adventure is more to your taste. A camel safari is an interesting experience and a wonderful way to explore the desert, you can take in the stunning scenery whilst discovering more about the Bedouin culture. For something a bit different you could take a trip to the Shalateen Camel Market.