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    • Halfaya Sollum War cemetary

      Egypt Jan 4, 2017 at 5:33 PM

      I am considering a trip to Egypt maybe in the next year or so. I will most likely do an organised to see the pyramids and the Nile, etc. While I am there Inwould also like to visit the Halfaya Sollum War cemetary as my great uncle is buried there. (He was killed in action in WW2)
      I know you can get buses from Alexandria or I was also considering staying a night at Mersa Matruh which is closer. I am just not sure about travelling there on my own as it's very close to the Libyan border. Has anyone been there or have any suggestions?

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      Internet acces during Nile Cruise

      Luxor Dec 25, 2016 at 6:10 AM

      I am planning to buy a local sim card while doing a Nile cruise. Will there be a reasonable connection rate between the cities?

    • US citizen transiting

      Egypt Dec 31, 2016 at 1:48 PM

      Do I need to obtain a visa in advance? I am flying from Johannesburg to Copenhagen via Cairo. Plane lands at 5:35 a.m. and next flight leaves at 10 a.m. US citizen. I have read differing reports that say I need to have a visa but cannot determine if it can be obtained online ahead of time or upon arrival. I know the policy changed effective May 15, 2015 saying you had to obtain in advance but then that was changed until an electronic system was to be put in place.

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      Two nights in Cairo

      Cairo Dec 25, 2016 at 6:07 AM

      Before joining a Nile cruise I'll spent two nights in Cairo. While the days are planned for the major sights, I wonder, wether there is something to do in the evening... Makes it sense to visit some of the other sights (especially the coptic or islamic ones, which I can't visit during daytime) after sunset? Or what would you recommend to do in the evening?

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      Safety - Query

      Egypt Dec 27, 2016 at 7:57 AM

      Egypt is not going away from mind and we have been waiting for a while for safety to return. It is concerning reading an incident on 11th Dec. However, wanting to know from anyone who travelled recently how is the experience. We would limit Cairo now but has always been interested in visiting Luxor too - what are best options?


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      by rosidrury Online Now Nov 22, 2015 at 2:14 PM

      Can we get tickets for the Seascope submarine from Port Ghalib please and would you know the price of the adult tickets. We are staying at the Three Corners Plaza Fayrouz hotel from the 1st Dec 2015.
      I have seen on line that Thomsons do them for £37 each.

      Many thanks
      Rosi Drury

    • Bus/ Shared transport from Luxor to Marsa Alam

      by tmmarie Online Now Nov 17, 2014 at 5:01 AM

      Hi, I hope somebody could help!

      I plan to go to Marsa Alam from Luxor (13 Dec 2014). I've been asking around for buses from Luxor to Marsa Alam, but have been told that there are no buses, only private transportation.

      Is this really the case? I am travelling alone, so the price quoted for private transport is quite expensive (cheapest being 80 euro).

      Are there no other means to get to Marsa Alam?

      1 Answer Nov 17, 2014 at 6:03 AM
    • tips to travel from luxor to marsa alam

      by matbrun Online Now Jul 4, 2014 at 12:54 AM

      Hello, i d like to go from luxor to marsa alam by bus or private car, what's the best, do you know any company that provide transportation private or public ?
      tks for your answer

      1 Answer Jul 6, 2014 at 3:10 PM
    • Convoy to Luxor?

      by JIC2 Online Now Mar 7, 2014 at 8:27 AM

      Im currently booking a taxi for a journey to Luxor from Port Ghalib and have been told that we have to travel in one of the police convoys, can anyone confirm whether this is correct as I read that the complusory convoys had been stopped?

      Many thanks.

      3 Answers Mar 9, 2014 at 2:38 PM
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      Going in August 2014

      by ClaireB44 Online Now Jan 25, 2014 at 11:19 AM

      I am a US/French passport holder (but act and speak like an American). Hsband is French. We have an opportunity to stay in Marsa Alam in August 2014. (condo trade)
      Is it safe? Should we book the tickets?
      Is August a good time to go (we will dive and relax 1 week)
      Should we rent a car? Or use other means of transportation?
      Should we attempt to visit the pyramids?

      Every time I try to convince y husband, there is another bombing etc in Cairo...(yes I know it is very far!!)

      Thank you

      4 Answers Mar 7, 2014 at 3:55 PM
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      Marsa Alam

      by Tiffani23 Online Now Aug 17, 2013 at 7:22 AM

      I hope to travel to Marsa Alam in mid September, do you think it will be okay to go then?

      21 Answers Mar 7, 2014 at 3:58 PM
    • Is it safe in Marsa Alam?

      by Raulinho Online Now Jul 10, 2013 at 10:55 AM

      Hi all,

      I am going with my fiancée to Marsa Alam on saturday 13th july (for 2 weeks). My question is simple, is it safe to go there? i know it is far from Cairo but just want to make sure :) i am actually not very worried :p

      Thanks in advance for ur answers!

      3 Answers Jul 10, 2013 at 10:17 PM
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      safe to travel to marsa alam in april

      by MatthewH9 Online Now Feb 2, 2013 at 1:17 AM

      is it alot safer down south near marsa alam? and is excursions to luxor and abu simbel still safe? and which would be the cheapest way to travel to abu simbel as its abit of a distance from marsa alam. thanks.

      4 Answers Mar 7, 2014 at 3:59 PM
    • Is this the best place in Egypt to Dive?

      by marknz Online Now Feb 29, 2012 at 1:53 AM

      We are planning a dive trip to the Red Sea in June. Just not sure where to go. I'm an experienced diver, my girlfriend needs to do her Open Water. Our options seem to be Naama Bay (Sharm) or Marsa Alam.

      All advice welcome!

      2 Answers Mar 7, 2014 at 4:01 PM
    • money exchange

      by sotongirl Online Now Feb 9, 2012 at 3:35 AM

      my husband and I are going to the resta reef resort,and were wondering if you can exchange sterling at the hotel, or nearby.

      2 Answers Mar 7, 2014 at 4:03 PM
    • resta grand

      by sophiedoyle87 Online Now Aug 20, 2011 at 7:11 AM

      i am booked to visit this hotel in january & have just receeved a letter notifying me of the downgrade from Thomson rating 5t to a rating of 4t, what is this going to mean to me? Should i change hotels?

      2 Answers Aug 20, 2011 at 8:57 AM
    • Traveling between Marsa Alam Luxor/Aswan

      by Mariatriantafillou Online Now Apr 4, 2009 at 3:15 PM


      I would like to travel by bus between Marsa Alam and Luxor or Aswan. Do you know if it is possible for someone to reach Aswan or Luxor independently with bus or taxi from Marsa Alam? I am not talking about a daily trip but a continous trip from one location to the other.

      I would be grateful if anyone could give me some advice

      Thank you


      1 Answer Mar 7, 2014 at 4:04 PM
    • Building works

      by Linum19 Online Now Feb 6, 2009 at 1:30 PM

      Are there still noisy building works going on next to Brayka Bay Hotel?

      1 Answer Mar 7, 2014 at 4:05 PM
    • Travel from Luxor to Marsa al' Alam

      by njkelly Online Now Jan 8, 2009 at 11:24 AM

      I've been told that a new road has opened up between Luxor and Marsa al'Alam and hence its a much shorter trip. Can anyone confirm the details of how I would get to and from, also if I just returned up it is easy to get accomodation and diving ? Thanks !

      2 Answers Nov 20, 2010 at 2:56 AM
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      Brayka Bay Hotel Marsa Alam

      by eeabank Online Now Nov 1, 2008 at 2:34 PM

      We will be going to the Brayka Bay Hotel in Marsa Alam in 3 weeks time,
      Can anybody give us any info about the hotel and area and any recomendations.
      Thank you

    • MARSA ALAM - questions about shopping, taxi, and bus connection

      by Mesje Online Now Oct 17, 2008 at 6:54 AM

      I am going to Marsa alam and would like to ask some questions:
      1) I know that marsa alam is a small village only with hotels, but is there some market or shops with souvenirs?
      2) Is there a regular bus connection to Luxor, or i must take a tour from some travel agency? Because i would like to travel to Luxor independently and from there go to Cairo, so i need just 1 bus trip to Luxor...
      3) what are the rates for taxi from Marsa alam airport ? Are some taxis waiting in the airport, or need I to arrange the transfer in advance with the hotel?

      1 Answer Mar 7, 2014 at 4:06 PM
    • Taxis from Marsa Alam airport

      by emz2go Online Now Jul 28, 2008 at 5:57 AM


      I am staying at the Three Corners hotel - its about 10 minutes by car from the airport so i havent booked transfers as I have been told its alot cheaper to just get a taxi.
      Has anyone taken a taxi from here before and can help me when it comes to prices and what currency they prefer? Are the drivers reliable? Havent been to Marsa Alam before

      Thanks in advance

      4 Answers Mar 7, 2014 at 4:08 PM
    • travel problems

      by orangeblossom26 Online Now Oct 21, 2007 at 9:00 AM

      I have booked through a tour operator that flies us to Hurghada with no transfers to Marsa Alam!
      is it worth pre booking transfers with a private company or shuld i chance it and get a taxi when i get there?
      Any info will be appreciated.

      2 Answers Mar 7, 2014 at 4:12 PM
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      flights from the uk

      by 1978scotty Online Now Jul 17, 2007 at 12:02 PM

      This seems to be a great holiday location for diving snorkling and chilling but the flights from the uk seem to go on wednesdays only, is this true or is there other ways of getting there?

      Thanks in advanced,


      2 Answers Mar 7, 2014 at 4:15 PM
    • Port Ghalib (or Ghaleb)

      by cidercyber Online Now Jul 17, 2007 at 5:16 AM

      We are considering a holiday at a new Three Corners hotel in the port area. I would welcome advice on this area, is there much building work at the moment. Also what possible short land based excursions are there.

      3 Answers Mar 7, 2014 at 4:16 PM
    • Can we get to Lake Nasser of the Nile?!

      by holliehinett Online Now Apr 16, 2007 at 10:34 AM

      We are visiting Marsa Alam next year, and my partner would like to go fishing at Lake Nasser or the Nile(truth is, thats the only reason we are going to egypt, but i wanted to be near the beach and go snorkelling lol!) Does any one know how we could get to lake nasser or the nile from marsa alam, and how much it would cost? Also any info on fishing over there, such as prices and wether fishing kit can be rented would be appreciated (but not sea fishing!)

      2 Answers Mar 7, 2014 at 4:19 PM
    • Marsa Al Alam in October

      by Unitedsteve Online Now Mar 27, 2007 at 11:56 AM

      Myself and our 2 children are going to Dreams Hotel in October. Anyone been before and got an opinion?

      1 Answer Mar 7, 2014 at 4:20 PM
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      Marsa al Alam - Things to do

      by doooina Online Now Mar 5, 2007 at 7:14 AM

      I will spend one week in Marsa al Alam (Ventaclub) at the end of March. I will be with my husband and my son who is 7. I'd like to have ideas about things to do there. I know about the trip to Luxor but it seems to take too long to get there.

      1 Answer Mar 7, 2014 at 4:21 PM
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      Marsa al Alam - Things to do

      by doooina Online Now Mar 5, 2007 at 6:45 AM

      I will spend one week in Marsa al Alam (Ventaclub) at the end of March. I will be with my husband and my son who is 7. I'd like to have ideas about things to do there. I know about the trip to Luxor but it seems to take too long to get there.

      1 Answer Mar 7, 2014 at 4:24 PM
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      Marsa al Alam - Things to do

      by doooina Online Now Mar 5, 2007 at 5:26 AM

      I will spend one week in Marsa al Alam (Ventaclub) at the end of March. I will be with my husband and my son who is 7. I'd like to have ideas about things to do there. I know about the trip to Luxor but it seems to take too long to get there.

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      Flight Marsa al Alam - Luxor

      by doooina Online Now Mar 1, 2007 at 3:35 AM

      I will be in Marsa at the end of March. I will be staying at the Venta Club with my family. I would like to go to Luxor but the travel via bus seems to be too long. Does anybody know whether there is the possibility to get a flight?

      1 Answer Mar 2, 2007 at 5:37 AM
    • Can anyone please help me?

      by grooveamanda Online Now Dec 8, 2006 at 5:57 AM

      i am travelling to Marsa Alam on the 20th December and have just been advised tranfers are not included, to add them through my agent it would be £160 which is far too much, does anyone know if taxis are readily available at the airport?

      If yes how much should we be prepared to pay roughly?

      Any info would be much appreciated as cannot seem to find any sites that can help me.

      Thank you

      2 Answers Mar 7, 2014 at 4:25 PM
    • alwad barakka diving camp

      by arieplugge Online Now Nov 12, 2006 at 2:54 AM

      we where there its great and i can give you information if you want

      2 Answers Apr 2, 2007 at 11:39 AM
    • taxitaxi

      by debragl Online Now Oct 20, 2006 at 2:32 PM

      Hi..I have booked a holiday for myself and 7 year old only to find tour operator has no taxi transfers..Can anyone advise how much I should be paying for a taxi to Brayka Bay Hotel Marsa Alam...Think it is around 30 mins from airport..Have tried several sites to no avail...Great start to my stressed out already!!!
      Any advise greatly appreciated

      2 Answers Oct 22, 2006 at 5:31 PM
    • Airport transfer to Brayka Bay Reef Resort

      by I4n Online Now Oct 3, 2006 at 1:56 PM

      We are landing at Marsa al `Alam Airport on 29 November 06 and need to transfer to Brayka Bay Reef Resort.
      Any idea if taxis are easily available at the airport and how much it will cost?

      2 Answers Dec 8, 2006 at 5:51 AM