El Quseir town and castle****
The oldest town on the Red Sea and fairly close to Marsa Alam with a picturesque harbour and surrounding streets
Price – from just 18.33 euros (£16) per person* for a trip by car from most Marsa Alam hotels for a half day in El Quseir, excluding only those few hotels situated a long way south of Marsa Alam for which a higher fee would be charged.
Plus points – the oldest town on the Red Sea and fairly close to Marsa Alam with a picturesque harbour and surrounding streets, a fascinating Ottoman castle, a good fish restaurant and the best choice for local shopping and, except for the brief periods when tourists descend from coaches, mostly quiet, relaxing and peaceful.
Negatives – on the main shopping street you can get hassled by traders.
*For a group of three or more. It would be 25 euros each for two passengers.
See the El Quseir excursion page.
* Family And Group Have a Special price