MarsaAlam.com
Guide to hotels, flights, diving, excursions and more.
Welcome to Marsa Alam - Egypt's up and coming resort.          
To book hotels and excursions email Steven@marsaalam.com or tel Steven on +201284332337 (also on WhatsApp)
Marsa Alam's first and most trusted comprehensive online guide. We evaluate the hotels, the flights, the best excursions and dive sites.  We recommend the best taxi operator and even provide useful advice on getting a good value fast sim card.  We've also got a great list of ideas for what to do, a history of the region, and detailed guides to local historic sites such as El Qusier, natural parks such as Wadi El Gamal, guides to camel safariskitesurfing,  info on day trips to local beaches such as Sharm El luli and much much more !   

Egypt's Ministries of Tourism, Health and Civil Aviation are keen to reassure tourists that they have been hard at work ensuring that the entire tourism industry including airlines, airports, hotels and museums comply with rigorous disinfection and cleaning protocols and where appropriate social distancing measures and mask wearing so that visitors can be sure that their holiday is as safe as possible. The full document outlining these measures in detail can be found here



LATEST- HOW THE SUN MIGHT HELP PROTECT YOU FROM COVID-19
.  Although we can't yet be certain, recent academic studies suggest a link between your vitamin D levels and the likelihood of covid-19 infection.  
READ MORE HERE


Egypt has now received a safe travel stamp from the World Travel and Tourism council in recognition of the fact that it has adopted the WTTC's recommended health and hygiene standards. For more information please see the following link. You can also see the determination of Egypt's government to reassure tourists in the following recently released film showcasing its efforts to ensure safety. 




LATEST MARSA ALAM YOUTUBE VIDEOS 



A giant whale shark at Marsa Alam 
16.09.20 - 0.25 mins - 30+ Likes - 900+ views


Wreck diving at Abu Ghusun
14.07.20 - 7.13 mins - 40+ likes - 1,100+ views



Diving with dolphins 
06.07.20- 5.55 mins - 40+ likes - 130+ views 


IMPORTANT VISA ADVICE/WARNING

Please take care to buy your entry visa on arrival from the BANK KIOSK and NOT through anyone, including any travel agent, offering to organise one for you. At the bank kiosk you will only pay 25 USD or the equivalent in euros, GBP, Swiss francs or any exchangeable currency according to the bank exchange rate on the day. 

Some people have been persuaded to allow 'agents' to help them which has often meant them paying far more than they needed to. The bank kiosk is located on your left hand side just as you walk into the arrivals terminal. Be aware that anyone, including tour agents, might try to redirect you but just politely decline any help.

The bank kiosk is open to all international flights on arrival 24/7. It belongs to the National Bank of Egypt. You can also exchange some money to Egyptian pounds but ask for small change as it's often difficult to exchange large denomination notes at hotels. 


GOOD NEWS ! From 1 August 2019, all museums, tombs, temples and pyramids in Egypt may be photographed for FREE with mobile phones (without flash). This was officially confirmed last night by Mostafa Waziri, Secretary General of the High Council of Antiquities.
What have you always wanted to photograph in Egypt ?















TAXI PRICES SLASHED 

As from 11 October, Steven's taxis are making large cuts to their taxis prices and also offering 10% off their Vodafone sim card prices with every journey booked.  Take a look at their taxi page and check out the new lower prices now being updated for all destinations. 

WEATHER NEXT 8 DAYS  

(as of 18.00 Wednesday 28 October)

Moderately high temperatures, as per the
season, generally in the low thirties or high twenties with clear sunny skies except possibly on Sunday 1 and Monday 2 November.  Sunrise tomorrow, Thursday 29, is at 05:50 and sunset at 16.58. Unusually, there's a possibility of thunderstorms and rain on Sunday 1 and Monday 2 November with peak temperatures in the high twenties. For all the weather details and possible changes/updates please check the BBC Marsa Alam forecast

COVID-19 PCR TESTS - As of 1 September 2020, visitors DO NOT now need a PCR test prior to boarding a flight to Marsa Alam. Instead, they can take it at the airport for about $30 - a quick process which takes around 10 minutes - then after passing through immigration and customs they can proceed immediately to their hotel. No need to wait at the airport. The results are delivered to the tourist usually within a day. In the event of testing positive, our understanding based on initial enquiries is that they should hopefully be able to receive free treatment if required in Egypt. However, we are waiting for official confirmation so, as we always say with any information provided here, please check all these facts first with your travel provider before you book. You might also like to check out the following recent news links - 

Read the original article here

and a similar report in Ahram Online



We understand that the following hotels in the Marsa Alam and El Quseir regions have received a hygiene certificate from Egypt's Ministry of Tourism - 15.05.2020 to 01.07.2020 - However, to avoid any possible mistake and to ensure your own safety, you should check with Egypt's Ministry of Tourism and your tour operator before you book. 


Akassia Gardens 
Akassia Swiss Resort 
Albatross Sea World 
Alaya (see also Tui Blue Alaya)
Blue Lagoon Marsa Alam
Coraya (see also Steigenberger Coraya Beach)
Dar El Madina
Elphinstone
Emerald Lagoon
Hilton Marsa Alam Nubian
Jaz Lamaya Resort 
Jaz Solaya Resort 
Lahami Bay
Lamaya (see also Jaz Lamaya Resort)
Malikia Resort
Mangrove Beach
Marina Benays
Moreen Beach
Novotel Marsa Alam
Pensee Royal Garden
Resta Grand
Rohanou
Royal Tulip Hotel
Sea World (See also Albatross Sea World)
Serena Beach Movenpick (El Quseir)
Shams Alam
Solaya (See also Jaz Solaya Resort)
Steigenberger Coraya Beach 
Three Corners Equinox Beach
Three Corners Fayrouz Plaza
Three Corners Sea Beach
Tree (Shagra) Village
Tui Blue Alaya 
Tulip Hotel (see also Royal Tulip Hotel)
Utopia Beach Club


STEVEN'S TAXIS RANKED NUMBER 1 OF 76 FOR TOURS IN MARSA ALAM 
( TripAdvisor ranking on 28.10.2020 )



For info on the latest sim card offers click here. To order please phone Steven on tel +201284332337 or you can also email steven@marsaalam.com 





 




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    CHECK OUT THESE AUTUMN SAFARI OFFERS -
    For more info or to book email steven@marsaalam.com or tel Steven on + 20 1284332337 (WhatsApp).             

    THE SUPER SAFARI for 55 euros per person, including pick-up and transfer from your hotel around noon and returning around 8.00 pm. This includes a thirty minute quad ride, a five minute camel ride, a jeep to take you to the Bedouin village and return to "base camp" to enjoy a meal and a traditional Bedouin show. You will enjoy learning a lot about bedouin skills and culture and see spectacular desert scenery.  

    THE QUAD SAFARI for 50 euros per person, including pick-up and transfer from your hotel around noon returning around 8.00 pm. This includes a three hour quad bike safari with several stops at points of interest in the desert. Then a return to "base camp", followed by a break and a camel ride and a 30 minute quad ride along the beach at sunset. Then enjoy a meal in the desert along with a traditional Bedouin show and finally your transfer back to your hotel and take back home with you some unforgettable memories of desert scenery and Bedouin culture.

    THE JEEP SAFARI for 50 euros per person includes your pick-up and transfer from your hotel. You will be taken by jeep to a Bedouin village, followed by a meal in the desert along with a traditional Bedouin show and finally your transfer back to your hotel. You will enjoy learning a lot about bedouin skills and culture. 

    Read about the fascinating wildlife and history of the Wadi El Gamal National Park.



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    Marsa Alam is a truly enchanting paradise !
    • The World's warmest sea with spectacular coral reefs.
    • Every day is virtually guaranteed sunshine.
    • A great place for safaris through the desert and mountains.
    • The best place in the world to chill out and relax.
    Please use this website as your free guide to what to do and where to stay.



    Thirty years ago Marsa Alam was little more than a sleepy fishing village, but the region's beautiful beaches and its' virgin reefs are set to make it a prime holiday spot.  Our advice is to go before the crowds discover it.





    Much of Marsa's spectacular coral reefed coastline remains virtually untouched by man and the region offers spectacular and magical moments  such as this video of 
    Dennis the Dugong on YouTube.  




    You can't beat Marsa Alam for a memorable vacation !  



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