Luxor/Karnak (Safaga), Egypt Cruise Port

Safaga is an Egyptian seaport town that lies off the coast of the Red Sea, and has a number of phosphate mines that make the region considered to be the country's phosphate export center. However, the port town is also very popular amongst tourists because it quickly rose as an important area for water sports and its waters have spectacular dive sites. The region's untouched beaches and the stiff winds that come from the Red Sea made the town a good destination for hosting the 2014 Kite-surfing World Cup. Safaga is really known better for being the gateway to Egypt's ancient ruins that tell of the country's mysterious past. Featured below are some of the recommended experiences, attractions, and activities that visitors could enjoy after cruising to Luxor/Karnak (Safaga), Egypt:
 
  • Visitors, who are interested in water sports or water related activities, should visit the Tornado Surf team who are good kite-surfing instructors, who will ensure safety and a fun time. The winds from the Red Sea are ideal for the sport coupled by the beautiful waters.
     
  • Nature and wildlife lovers should pay a visit to the Soma Bay, where there are a number of well-known dive sites that bring visitors closer to the marine wildlife that resides in the waters of the Red Sea; the beautiful variety of marine wildlife adds to the experience.
     
  • History buffs will be thrilled to pay a visit to what is largely known as the world's finest open air museum at Luxor. The former city of Thebes is full of ancient Egyptian monuments such as the Luxor Temple, Valley of the Kings, and the Valley of the Queens.
     
  • Another important destination that visitors should check out is the Mons Claudianus quarry, which is an ancient Roman quarry, where prisoners were forced to mine for quartz and granite that were used to build structures of the Roman Empire.
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