Cairo, Luxor and Petra


Cairo is not as far away as it seems – with several flights daily from Sharm el Shiekh to Cairo (1 hour) it is possible to visit the Pyramids in a day or overnight trip.  There are many other attractions which draw tourists; Old Islamic Cairo, the bazaar of Khan a Khalili, a cruise on the Nile and the amazing Egyptian Museum which houses some of Egypts most precious artifacts.

There are several local travel companies which could arrange a guided tour for you.  We are happy to help our guests arrange such excursions.


Luxor and the Valley of the Kings and Queens in Southern Egypt house some of Egypts most spectacular tombs and monuments.  Luxor has often been describes as “the worlds greatest open air museum”.  Direct flights from Sharm el Sheikh make it possible to visit Southern Egypt from Dahab. Many guests visiting Sinai do so as part of a multi-centre trip taking in some of the other famous sites in Egypt with Luxor being top of the agenda.

Petra (Jordan)

It is relatively easy  to reach the Nabatean city of Petra in Jordan with organised day trips direct from Dahab.  Dahab has in recent years become a hub for those wishing to make the over land/sea route to visit this amazing UNESCO world heritage site.  With ferries leaving from both Nuweiba and Taba many local safari companies offer special one day excursions covering a lot of ground in a short space of time. With Jordan being a relatively expensive holiday destination these ‘quick’ trips are a very popular way of seeing one of the new seven wonders of the world as voted in 2007.

All photos Tania Wheeler ©