Trip to Hamata Islands in Marsa Alam 40$
Trip to Hamata Islands in Marsa Alam
Trip to Hamata Islands in Marsa Alam
If you are looking for a holiday destination that will allow you to get away from everyday life for a while and forget about the hustle and bustle of the city, then it is worth considering a trip to the Hamata Islands in Marsa Alam. This place impresses with beautiful landscapes, turquoise sea and interesting tourist attractions.
What are the Hamata Islands?
The Hamata Islands are an archipelago of several small islands located off the coast of the Red Sea, not far from the city of Marsa Alam in Egypt. These amazing islands are surrounded by coral reefs that are a paradise for scuba divers and snorkelers.
What is worth seeing in the Hamata Islands?
The Hamata Islands are the perfect place for people who love water sports and want to see the beauty of the underwater world. The Hamata Islands are a great place for diving, snorkeling, canoeing, windsurfing and many other activities. The water on the coast is crystal clear and beautifully turquoise, which, together with the coral reefs, creates an amazing atmosphere and is breathtaking.
During a visit to the Hamata Islands, it is also worth seeing the colonies of flamingos that inhabit the surrounding bays. They are beautiful birds whose pink feathers are an amazing contrast to the turquoise water. It is also worth taking a trip to an Egyptian village to get to know the local culture and traditions.
How to get to Hamata Islands?
The best way to get to the Hamata Islands is to rent a boat or take advantage of the offers of organized excursions. It is worth choosing a tour with a guide who will help you get to know the most beautiful places and ensure safety while diving or snorkeling. Tours are usually organized by hotels in and around Marsa Alam.
Where to stay when visiting Marsa Alam?
Marsa Alam is a city that offers a variety of accommodation options, from upscale hotels to intimate guesthouses. The choice depends on your preferences and budget. However, it is worth paying attention to hotels that offer trips to the Hamata Islands in a package, which will save on transport costs.
Hamata Islands Excursion in Marsa Alam Quillan Islands (Hamata) – It takes about 30-40 minutes from the port to the first stop. First we stop at the island. People who like snorkeling can swim to the island with a guide, while admiring the beautiful reef. Others can go to the island by dinghy. The island is undeveloped. There are no sunbeds, mats, umbrellas, toilets. It delights with its naturalness. You can listen to the storming seagulls, watch crabs running on the sand. We are about 30 minutes on the island.
Then we return to the ship and go snorkeling by the reefs. After the second stop, there is lunch on board. After lunch, the program includes one more snorkeling by the reefs.
The price includes transfer from the hotel, soft drinks on the ship, lunch, snorkeling equipment.
We sail to the Egyptian Maldives from the port of Hamata, which is located about 250 km south of El Quseir, 170 km south of Port Ghalib and about 110 km south of Marsa Alam. From hotels located closer to the airport, you have to take into account quite a long journey to the port. During the transfer, we have one stop in Marsa Alam by the shop to buy something to drink or snack and use the toilet. The stopover takes about 10 minutes. For sea voyages from Marsa Alam, you must always have photocopies of your passports with you
If you are staying in a hotel north of the city of Marsa Alam, it is worth preparing for a longer journey and stocking up on breakfast boxes and water. It is also worth taking something from dinner (bananas, sweet rolls, at your discretion). For the transfer, you can take a travel pillow to the bus or something to cover, because if you fall asleep under the air conditioning, you can get cold.
In the port of Hamata there are a lot of poor Egyptian children who come up to tourists getting off the buses asking for food and drink. If you would like to help them, it is worth being prepared for it.
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✓ Transfer from and to the hotel in Marsa Alam
✓ Professional guide
✓ snorkeling masks and fins
✓ lunch on board
✓ water, soft drinks on board
✓ snorkeling equipment (mask, snorkel, fins)
✓ Tips - baksheesh
✓ Photos/videos bought from the photographer on board
✓ for sea cruises from Marsa Alam you always need to have photocopies of passports
✓ towels (necessarily)
✓ own snorkeling equipment
✓ seasickness tablets
✓ in winter (November to March) it is worth taking a warm sweatshirt, preferably hooded
✓ in winter you can bring your own snorkeling wetsuit
Questions and Answers about Trip to Hamata Islands in Marsa Alam
What is the price of the Hamata Islands tour for kids?
Children up to 6 years old pay nothing, children 6-12 years old pay half price.
Hamata Islands - what is worth remembering?
The most important thing to remember is that when snorkeling, we take care not to injure ourselves on the reef. Very important: we are not allowed to take pieces of reef or shells from the beach.
Can I take a baby stroller on board the ship?
Of course. However, please let us know if you plan to bring a stroller.
What time is the departure/return from the hotel?
We pick up from hotels in Marsa Alam between 8:30 AM and 9:30 AM. Return from the cruise to Marsa Alam around 18-19. We will confirm the exact time of departure on an ongoing basis.
Are there any hidden costs on the tour?
Apart from the items included in the "Additionally paid" list, there are no additional costs on the trip.
Can you snorkel in Hamata Islands?
Yes of course. Don't expect a huge reef and a thousand colorful fish, but you can see some interesting species underwater.
How do I know the bus/coach that will pick me up?
The person coming for you has your room number and should give it to you. If you have trouble understanding the room number, I will show you the number over the phone.
Can I pay for the trip with a different currency / card / bank transfer?
We accept payments in US Dollars, Euros, British Pounds, Egyptian Pounds. We convert the tour price at the current exchange rate and round to the nearest Euro, British Pound or Five Egyptian Pounds. We do not accept card payments.
What days does the tour take place?
Every Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday.
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