The Colored Canyon in Sinai, Egypt



One of the most fascinating views of the Sinai desert, the Colored Canyon is a geological phenomenon of nature: a narrow and winding valley where layers of multicolored rocks have been eroded to form pictorial swirls. It is a popular destination for short walks, photography, and even going up and down between the narrow walls.


Among these natural places formed by nature, and attracting visitors from everywhere and tourists, which made Sinai has a great position is the Colored Canyon, one of the most famous natural wonders of Sinai that gets visitors astonished by its beauty during Egypt day tours, the canyon is 800 meters in length and is formed by rain and water Winter and veins of mineral salts, which have been dug canals in the mountains after they have been running for hundreds of years.

The reason for calling the colored canyon this name is the veins of colors that cover its walls, with shades of mineral salts that draw lines on its sandy and limestone stones and give them crimson, orange, silver, gold, purple, red and yellow colors.


The colorful canyon is one of the natural wonders of Sinai and can be visited from Taba. It is a labyrinth of limestone rocks in shades of yellow, purple, red, and gold which reach 40 meters in places. The unique shapes and heights of the rocks sometimes require some climbing. So be well prepared and try to arrive as early as possible not only for the weather but also to avoid the heavy crowds. You might prefer to discover the magic of the places alone, but the canyon can only be visited with a guide.

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Cairo Top Tours organize a wonderful Colored Canyon and Mount Sinai Safari Trip from Sharm El Sheikh and it can be arranged within our Sharm El Sheikh excursions as it is one of the top things to do in Sharm El Sheikh while having any tours in Egypt.

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