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Safaga, Egypt

Set on the Red Sea, Safaga is a watersports playground. Kite surfing and windsurfing rule here, but diving is also a top attraction with nearby reefs and wrecks. If sun worship is what you seek, the desert sun and black-sand beach will fast-track your sun tan. Experience the splendor of ancient Egypt on an excursion to Luxor, the Karnak Temple Complex and the 3,400-year-old Colossi of Memnon statues.


  • Port Name & Location
    Port of Safaga
  • Time Zone
    EET (Eastern European Time) UTC/GMT +2 hours
  • Language
    The local language is Egyptian Arabic.
  • Currency & Shopping
    Egyptian Pound (EGP) Alabaster trinkets and jewelry.
    • Famous For
      Cross the Nile to the Valley of the Kings with the long forgotten tomb of Tutankhamen, the nearby mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut and the Colossi of Memnon.
    • Fun Fact #1
      Take a thrilling journey to Luxor and see the majestic Karnak and Luxor temples.
    • Fun Fact #2
      Buy lovely hand-painted papyrus copies of tomb paintings, mother-of-pearl inlaid boxes, alabaster trinkets, jewelry and replicas of ancient artifacts.
    • Fun Fact: Foodies
      Enjoy sizzling lamb dishes, falafel, sweet tea and flatbreads.
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