Safaga

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Egypt
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About Safaga
Safaga is a town in Egypt, on the coast of the Red Sea, a seawater inlet of the Indian Ocean, lying between Africa and Asia.

Safaga is famous for windsurfing, a popular place to surf is Tobia Island, a white sand island less than two miles from shore. There are also several dive operators in town, offering dive excursions to reefs that include the sheer walls of Abu Kafan, Panorama, which boasts huge coral formations and Middle Reef, with hard coral gardens, rated some of the best in the Red Sea.

Shopping in Safaga can be mainly found in the hotel gift shops.

Most visitors head to Luxor on a ship organised excursion. Luxor Temple was constructed in the 14th century B.C. and several pharaohs added their own touches. A mosque was added to the interior courtyard in the 13th century.

Note: Avoid aggressive souvenir vendors, especially in Luxor. A firm “no” should suffice otherwise expect to be pestered for several minutes.

Karnak Temple is a magnificent temple complex with several sanctuaries and obelisks, built and enlarged over a period of 1,500 years and dedicated to the Theban gods and great pharaohs. A night-time light and sound show is popular with visitors who overnight in Luxor.

The Valley of the Kings is located on the west bank of the Nile River in an isolated, mountainous area. It's about a 15 minute walk to reach the tombs, most tours include tickets to trolleys that take you closer to the site but walking is still involved and some of the tombs have steep steps on sloping pathways as entrances.

Hurghada, 36 miles away is a town offering similar diving and windsurfing attractions but is a much more developed resort atmosphere. Desert safaris by Jeep or camel also start in Hurghada.

Mediterranean cuisine, pizza, pasta and fresh fish are popular food choices here.
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Cruise ships dock at Port Safaga, an industrial port, around 1½ miles from the town of Safaga. There are no tourist facilities at the port.

Taxis are not readily available at the port or in town so it is best to arrange one in advance through your ship. Taxis to Luxor can run $100+ each way and must be arranged in advance, due to requirements that they travel in police convoys.

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