The Ain Sokhna region, whose name means "hot spring", stretches for about 60 km along the coast of the Gulf of Suez. Being the closest seaside tourist area to Cairo, it represents another very popular destination from Cairo. The region of Ain Sokhna is a short drive from Cairo and therefore represents the ideal place for those who want to combine a visit to the Pyramids with their stay by the sea.
Being a newly developed tourist region, Ain Sokhna is considerably less expensive than some of the most famous destinations, and those who choose this destination will be pleasantly surprised by all that is possible to do and see in a very short time.
Among the main things Ain Sokhna is known for are water sports like kite surfing, fishing, and diving. You can rent a yacht for a day and go fishing, swimming, and snorkeling in clear waters. Enjoy your time with your friends and family away from the crowds of the capital.
The best reason to visit Ain Sokhna is that it does not only offer water sports but also wild and sky activities. and Surfing experience, underwater photography, as well as safaris in the desert and camping.
Za'farana is among the main centers in the world for scuba diving, as well as being famous for windsurfing and kitesurfing. Both locations are an ideal starting point for discovering historical sites, such as the monasteries of the Red Sea, including the ancient Monastery of Saint Paul and the Monastery of Saint Anthony, the oldest monastery still running in the world, located only a short distance from the tourist resorts of the coast. In addition to the opportunity to admire the frescoes that decorate the ancient buildings, Cairo Top Tours offers guided tours to the Monasteries of the Red Sea and breathtaking views.
20 km south of Ain Sokhna, 270 meters above sea level, you'll find the upscale Porto Sokhna Resort, an ambitious real estate project, the first mountain resort in Egypt, and a golf course. It covers a total area of 2.5 million square meters. The resort is connected to the coast by cable car system, at an altitude of 800 meters above sea level.
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You can also enjoy the cable car in El Sokhna which is the 1st practice in Egypt to enjoy an amazing experience from Porto Sokhna to the peak of the tallest hill beyond, where you will be astonished by a superb panorama of the sea.
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