8 Fun Tours In Safaga, Egypt - Updated 2024

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Safaga is a port located off the coast of the Red Sea in Egypt. It is known as a leader in the export of phosphates, but tourists also flock to Safaga’s picturesque beaches for snorkeling and scuba diving. Its proximity to other attractions and cities such as Luxor and Hurghada makes it the perfect place to start exploring Egypt. Are you curious about all that Safaga has to offer? Here is a list of 8 fun tours to enjoy while you’re there.

1. Private day trip to Luxor (from USD 330.0)

Luxor Temple

Posted by Luxor City, Egypt on Monday, 26 June 2017

If you are short on time and want to experience one of Egypt’s most famous attractions without a large group, this private day trip to Luxor is the perfect option. You will travel to Luxor from Safaga Port with your knowledgeable Egyptologist guide, who will customize the journey based on your preferences. This tour is a great deal for families since it includes transportation, lunch, and all entrance fees.

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Day Trip to Luxor Highlights from Safaga Port

Duration: 12 to 15 hours

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2. Sinbad Submarine Tour (from USD 180.0)

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Sinbad Submarine Red Sea Tour from Hurghada Head out on a unique and exciting underwater excursion on board the Sinbad...

Posted by Reeda Tours on Thursday, 5 March 2015

View life under the sea on this submarine tour that leaves from Safaga Port. Bask in the beauty of the rich marine life of the Red Sea from 2.2 meters below the surface. The colorful fish and protected coral reefs are breathtaking sights you’ll want to capture on camera. This 4 to 5-hour tour is also a great value. An English-speaking guide, submarine entrance fee, and pick-up from Safaga Port are all included in the tour price.

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Sindbad Submarine Tours from Safaga Port

3. Camel ride from Safaga Port (from 47 USD / 836 EGP)

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Is it your dream to experience the vast deserts of Hurghada from the back of a camel? Make your dreams come true on this one-hour adventure from Safaga Port. Halfway through your camel ride, you will get the chance to visit a traditional Bedouin tent for some tea, watch the sunset, and experience desert life. At the end of the tour, air-conditioned transfer vehicles will be available to take you back to Safaga Port.

Camel ride from Safaga Port

Price: from 47 USD / 836 EGP


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4. Glass bottom boat ride from Makadi Bay (from 47 USD / 835 EGP)

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During this glass bottom boat ride, you will experience the rich marine life of the Red Sea without even getting your feet wet. View the tropical clownfish, eels, triggerfish, and starfish through the boat’s large windows. After 1.5 hours of underwater discovery, you will be transported back to your Makadi Bay hotel. For this trip, don’t forget to bring a valid passport and a camera to capture the beautiful scenery!

Glass bottom boat ride from Makadi Bay

Price: from 47 USD / 835 EGP


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5. Snorkeling at Sharm El Naga (from 42 USD / 747 EGP)

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Posted by Sharm El Naga Resort on Saturday, 29 July 2017

If you love snorkeling, this Sharm El Naga excursion is perfect. After a one-hour drive to El Naga with your tour guide, you will start your day by putting on your snorkeling gear and exploring a protected coral reef that has a wonderful display of marine life. When you are done snorkeling, take some time to relax in the calm, clear water or have a bite to eat at the nearby restaurant. Families prefer this excursion because even children can snorkel in the shallow water. Snorkeling equipment is also provided. During the excursion, tour guides are available at all times for those needing assistance.

Snorkeling at Sharm El Naga

Price: from 42 USD / 747 EGP


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6. Luxor and Karnak Temple day tour (253 USD / 4497 EGP)

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Visit the land where the kings and queens once roamed on this day tour of Luxor and Karnak. From Safaga Port, your tour guide will drive you to Luxor Temple in an air-conditioned bus. After visiting Luxor Temple, you will stop by Karnak Temple, which is one of the most famous sites in Egypt.

A felucca, or Egyptian sailboat, will then bring you across the Nile River to the Temple of Hatshepsut. The tour concludes with a visit to the Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens. With over 100 tombs combined, the two valleys were used as burial grounds from 1539 BC to 1075 BC.

Luxor and Karnak Temple day tour

Price: 253 USD / 4497 EGP


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7. Deluxe desert safari (from 10 USD / 178 EGP)

Safari Egypt | White Desert

Posted by Egyptouring on Sunday, 27 September 2015

Take a walk on the wild side during this desert safari leaving out of Port Safaga. For six hours, you will explore the Arabian desert on the back of a quad bike and go-kart. After the adrenaline rush of trekking across desert sand dunes, you will eat traditional Egyptian snacks and have dinner in a Bedouin village. By the end of this six-hour adventure, the bright stars will be shining in the night sky. Take a closer look at them through a telescope while listening to the Bedouins tell about their ancient meanings.

Deluxe desert safari

Price: from 10 USD / 178 EGP


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8. Full-day Cairo tour from Safaga Port (from 325 USD / 5777 EGP)

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Travel to Egypt’s most famous attraction on this full-day tour to the Pyramids of Giza in Cairo. Transportation to Hurghada Airport from Safaga Port is via air-conditioned vehicle. After a 50-minute drive, you will board a domestic flight to Cairo, which arrives at 10:30 am. Once you have arrived in Cairo, another air-conditioned vehicle will transport you and your tour guide to Giza. View the Great Pyramid by foot or enjoy a 20-minute camel ride around the site.

No trip to Cairo is complete without seeing the Sphinx. At the Valley Temple located near the Pyramids of Giza, you will see the famous Sphinx as well as King Chephern’s mummified body. Before heading back to Hurghada Airport, eat lunch at a restaurant with a view of the pyramids, sail down the Nile River in a traditional Egyptian sailboat, and visit the Khan Khalili Bazaar.

Full-day Cairo tour from Safaga Port

Price: from 325 USD / 5777 EGP


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Enjoy your trip to Safaga, Egypt

On land and by sea, Safaga, Egypt has much to offer and is close to many famous landmarks. Explore the lush coral reefs or ride a camel through the desert. You won’t be disappointed with your guided tour through this ancient city and its surrounding area.

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