Imagine a very large and natural outdoor museum, and Luxor will more than measure up to the vision. Built on the 4,000-year old site of ancient Thebes, once ruled by great pharaohs such as Ramses II, this fascinating city stands on the east bank of the Nile and quite literally, resonates with history. As well as incredible backdrops against its busy centre, the flat plains around it offer endless treasures. Yet for all these ancient relics, Luxor remains a lively modern city, pulsing with colorful life, bazaars and 4 and 5 star hotels which provide visitors with placid retreats from their action-packed itineraries.
Sharks Bay is situated to the North of Naama Bay. This amazing bay consists of a rocky yet pristine shoreline where a deep sandy canyon drops rapidly through the reef to an approximate depth of more than 60 meters. It is rich with soft coral reefs and a wide array of marine species including barracudas, spotted eagle rays, and sharks, after which the bay was named. To the south, the reef has a moderate slope coated with corals, whereas to the north it is a shallow area that suits the purpose of light snorkeling. The average depth of Sharks Bay ranges from 98 to 280 meters, which therefore requires advanced divers to be able to enjoy diving and snorkeling through numerous sites at the bay.
This site is covered with coral towers, pinnacles, and is one of the favorite playgrounds for turtles. It houses magnificent soft coral gardens, huge pieces of salad coral and an extremely wide variety of marine life.
This site is a coral shelf that starts near the shores and slopes down quietly with many sandy patches, pinnacles, and coral heads in between. It is renowned for its large gorgonian forest in the south starting at 17 meters and going deeper than one could see. The plateau is teaming with marine life, corals, and even whale sharks and mantas. There is a huge possibility to encounter pelagic creatures such as tuna, trevally, carnax, and grunts. You may also find Crocodile fish, all kinds of morays, and surgeon fish swimming around the plateau.
Situated around 35 km / 22 miles north-east of Sharm El Sheikh, Nabq is an important coastal protectorate and is sandwiched between the resort of Dahab and the Strait of Tiran. Amongst the attractions in Nabq, the rather surprising mangrove forest stands out as a highlight, with its eye-catching root systems dominating many areas of the coastline and offering an important natural habitat for local wildlife. Other interesting sites in Nabq are the visitors centre, a number of hiking trails, areas where camping is permitted, and some underwater scenery best enjoyed when snorkeling.
When the sun sets, Naama Bay is the place to be. It is the heart of Sharm El Sheikh’s nightlife and the core of its entertainment, with an endless number of bars, restaurants, and cafes. It is a fully developed town that incorporates private beaches, hotels, casinos, bazaars, and other amenities that formulate its vitality, positioning it as Sharm’s center of attractions and activities.