Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Winter season 2011: New destinations in Egypt



As the political situation in Egypt returns to normal, tour operators are opening up access to this beautiful winter destination. The Norwegian charter operator Ving is offering new resorts in Egypt for the winter season 2011. Marsa Alam and Port Ghalib along the Red Sea are ready to recieve Norwegian guests.
Marsa Alam (Arabic: مرسى علم‎)

Marsa Alam is located on the western shore of the Red Sea. It is becoming a popular  tourist destination and development following the opening of Marsa Alam International Airport in 2001.

Here the Arabian Desert meets the Red Sea offering lush vegetation consisting of palm trees, mangroves and a beautiful sea coasts fringed with barrier coral reefs.  Marsa Alam is a perfect for scuba divers with its numerous and unspoilt diving sites both along the coast and offshore where you may spot spinner dolphins, dugongs and hammerhead sharks

Marsa Alam is also close to Emerald Mines and the a Temple dedicated to Seti I at Khanais.

At Marsa Alam you may choose from 10 different hotels in different price-classes.

See all hotels offered by Ving at Marsa Alam. 



Port Ghalib


Port Ghalib is located around 30 km (19 miles) north of Marsa Alam.It is a smaller ,  relatively newly built resort located around a luxurious marina. You may take a stroll along the beach, or dive in the Red Sea.

Port Ghalib offers a number of restaurants and cafés with a contemporary ambiance, and it is a rery child- and family friendly resort. 

Here you may stay at three hotels of different classes as  Crowne Plaza Resort Sahara Sands/Oasis shown on this film clip from YouTube.

See the other hotel offered by Ving at Port Ghalib




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