Colored Canyon Safari

A visit to the canyon provides instant recognition of where it gets its name. The walls of the canyon, which reach up to sixteen stories, are easily the most colorful and intriguing rock formations in all of Sinai. They were created by the erosion of water upon sandstone and limestone. In some places the deep coloration of rocks gives the canyon walls a prismatic and metallic sheen; in others, the stone is so smooth that it appears soft and pillowy. The canyon mouth is accessible by car, and its short length [about 700 meters] makes for perfect hiking. As one ventures into the canyon, the walls narrow in width to just a few feet in some places, giving the channel a close and secretive atmosphere. The canyon is most commonly compared to the Jordanian city of Petra, although here the spectacle is completely natural. You will said What a place for visiting!, Hiking and Trekking: Modern hikers and backpackers have been trekking through the Sinai desert and mountains for decades, following the same routes used by ancient tradesmen, pilgrims and locals. These “wadis” or canyons can be difficult to locate or reach, but the Coloured Canyon is accessible by car, and is only a short walk into the hills. The canyon is a commonly photographed location, with its contrasting textures of rugged and softly formed stones, and numerous depths of color and sheen.

Tour Highlights
Pick up Transfer|Transfers by Air Conditioned 4×4 Jeep|Explore Desert|Visit Colored Canyon|English Speaking Guide|Lunch|Drop off Transfer|

Tour Itinerary
Aqua Blue Sharm Rep Early morning will pick you up from your hotel to discover the top highlights of Sinai desert by modern jeep. We drive inside the desert to reach the area of Colored Canyon by Jeep approx 2 hours. Located in heart of Sinai Peninsula about 12 kilometers north of Nuweiba. Early morning, pick up from your hotel by air-Conditioned land cruiser 4X4 jeep safari. Upon your arrival to the mouth of the Canyon, you will get a short time of explanation about story of the Canyon. Then moving down to the Canyon, to start the adventure of walking of 700 M inside this amazing place. Rest in the Bedouin tent, to have a drink and get ready to climb to the end of the Canyon, where the jeep is waiting for you. Drive to Dahab city, where you will enjoy your lunch by the Aqaba Gulf shore. After Lunch Free time for shopping in Dahab, or just have a walk in Dahab. After Dahab shopping, you will drive back from Dahab to your hotel in Sharm el-Sheikh.

 

Trip Duration Trip Runs Pick-up Location Return To Pick-up Time
About 9 Hours Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday Your Hotel in Sharm Your Hotel in Sharm Around 07:00

 

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About Colored Canyon

The Canyon is located about 12 km north of Nuweiba, two hours from Sharm El Sheikh. It lies in a limestone mountain chain named El Tih, where, it is said, Moses was lost for 40 years. The area is only reached by 4×4 vehicles and you need to be accompanied by guides. The small oasis of Ain Furtaga is the beginning of the trek leading to this geological wonder of Sinai. Upon arrival to the entrance of the maze, you have a couple of hours walk ahead of you along with some light climbing, Simple but essential precautions are required in order to make the most of your day trip: make sure you are wearing suitable shoes, have all the water supplies you need but the minimal baggage to carry as they become more of a burden afterwards, As the name of the canyon suggests, the sandstone has been mineralized and stained in a variety of attractive ways transforming the cliffs to a spectacular multi-colored stone. The canyon itself is a water-eroded, narrow and twisting path formed over thousands of years into the rocks, surrounded by spectacular 60 meter cliffs with narrow slots with drops sometimes referred to as slot canyons – beautiful sculptured walls and cliffs made of sandstone with layers of amazing colors such as pink, purple, silver and gold, The path is little more than a meter wide and in some places the surrounding cliffs reach 80 meters high,The eroded rocky walls, fossilized shells and small phosphorous openings, seen only at a closer look, no doubt housed various sea creatures in the past when the canyon was once under sea level.

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A Land of Contrasts

A Land of Contrasts: Egypt is a land of contrasts – the “red land” and the “black land”, the white sands and brilliant blue skies, the soft curve of the dunes and the perfect angles of the pyramids. One area considered to be a vast, unbroken range of desert plains and arid mountains are the central and coastal regions of the Sinai Peninsula, but interestingly it is home to one of the most unique natural features in Egypt. The Colored Canyon is the result of ancient ocean activity across the now nearly water-less peninsula.

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Has been said about Canyon

“Nowhere has the ancient ocean left a more brilliant legacy upon the landscape than at the Colored Canyon”
“The Coloured Canyon in the Sinai Mountains of Egypt is a popular location for hiking and trekking”

Program Inclusions
Pick up services from your hotel in Sharm and return.
All transfers by air-conditioned 4×4 Jeep.
English speaking guide.
Lunch during your trip.
All taxes & service charge.
Program Exnclusions
Any extras not mentioned in the Program.
Tipping.
Personal expenses.
Optional activities.

 

Recommend to Bring
Sport Casual clothes, Sunglasses, Headscarf, Light Shoes

 

1-3 Persons Prices (GBP)
Prices Per Person Regular Price Private Price Notes
Adult 25 55 Private Transfer
Child 20 25 Private Transfer
Infant 0 0 Private Transfer

 

4-6 Persons Prices (GBP)
Prices Per Person Regular Price Private Price Notes
Adult 22 45 Private Transfer
Child 18 25 Private Transfer
Infant 0 0 Private Transfer

 

7-10 Persons Prices (GBP)
Prices Per Person Regular Price Private Price Notes
Adult 20 35 Private Transfer
Child 15 20 Private Transfer
Infant 0 0 Private Transfer

 

Notes
Note 1 For Over 10 Persons Contact us to get Special Price
Note 2 Adults 12 over years & Child’s 2-12 years & Infants 0-2 years
Note 3 Your party age on return date
Note 4 Confirmation will be received at time of booking.
Note 5 All booking is subject to our Terms and Conditions.

 

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