The Coloured Canyon presents one of the most magnificent rock formations in the world. Driving through the Wadi Watir (wadi = valley) to reach the canyon, the visitor will recognize very soon that it doesn't have to be green to be beautiful. The vegetation that you see throughout the drive & the hike is very limited. No more than some lonely acacias, green capparis (capparis sinaica), tamarisk trees, willow trees, sodom apples (which are poisonous) and desert pumpkin. Now, the rock formations are an incomparable attraction: they vary from sandstone to limestone, granite and veins of basalt dominate the scenery through the entire hike.
Please bring with you:
· Breakfast box from the hotel.
· Comfortable shoes and clothing.
· All transfers and sightseeing in a modern air conditioned car/motor coach.
· English speaking tour leader.
· Visits as per program including water and soft drinks at 4WD.
· Food and drinks unless specified.
· Gratuities and tipping (recommended).
The 2 hour drive will take you through the Sinai desert where you will witness the changing landscape and local wildlife.
Arriving at the Coloured Canyon you will hike through the rare rock formations and canyon walls which are rich with a multitude of colours from millions of years of oxidization.
It is truly breathtaking.
Please note this is a hiking tour and at one section of the canyon you are required to pass through a very narrow opening, therefore a reasonable level of fitness is required for this tour. We do not recommend this tour for people suffering claustrophobia, those with heart conditions or serious illnesses.
Travel on to the village of Nuweiba where you will enjoy lunch at a sea front restaurant.
After lunch visit the city of Dahab where you have free time to explore the city.
The canyon is almost 800m long. Before you climb out of it, you'll see a twin palm-tree, which gives a little shelter for about a minute. The first bit of climbing up is your choice, walking uphill and getting sandy hands or doing some rock-climbing. Then comes a short and flat walk before the last climb to reach the point where your 4-wheel drive laid in the sun for almost two hours. Probably, your driver either had a nap or played backgammon with his fellows waiting for you...
I booked this trip from the UK last January and travelled in February. I was amazed at the professional service we received. The company was on time at our hotel, the flights were slick and the guide in Cairo was excellent.
We had an awesome day trip with Sharm Day Tours from Sharm el Sheikh to Cairo. Had a great tour guide who gave us so much information, an air conditioned bus, only 12 of us on the tour so very personal service.
We booked all our 4 tours from Sharm Day Tours. Abu Galoum, Diving, Quad Biking, and Cairo by bus. this was the best holiday i have had so far and thanks to Sharm day tours. each and every tour we had excellent guides.