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The Sinai Peninsula and Red Sea Coast Travel Guide

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Plan Your Sinai Peninsula and Red Sea Coast Vacation

For centuries, European traders and Arab merchants had to sail around the Cape of Good Hope to travel east to Asia from Europe and the Mediterranean. However, 2,000 years earlier, ancient Egyptians had that problem licked. The records of the Greek historian Herodotus speak of a canal begun around 600 BC that connected the Nile to the Gulf of Suez.

Top Reasons To Go

  1. Saint Catherine's Monastery See the chapel that purports to hold the burning bush that appeared to Moses.
  2. Scuba Diving Dive to the wreck of the Thistlegorm in the protected waters of Ras Mohammed National Park.
  3. Climbing Mount Sinai Rise before dawn and climb up the mountainside to welcome the sunrise over the Sinai mountain range.
  4. Kite Surfing The tides and winds are perfect along the Red Sea Coast; catch some air while kite surfing off Mangroovy Beach at El Gouna.
  5. Dancing the Night Away Sinai resorts are magnets for young club goers from all over Europe; strut your stuff on the dance floor in one of the top spots—Pacha Club in Sharm El-Sheikh.

When To Go

When to Go

April through October are the hot months, when temperatures climb as high as 113°F. It's a great time to come for diving, because the visibility...

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