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“very special area very isolated and untouched” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Wadi Gemal

Wadi Gemal
Red Sea coast, south of Mersa Alam, Marsa Alam, Egypt
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Ranked #5 of 11 Attractions in Marsa Alam
Type: Reservations, Cultural
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switzerland
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3 attraction reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“very special area very isolated and untouched”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2011

It is beautiful because it is so untouched. Very good for diving and snorkeling.

Visited December 2011
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“full of rubbish”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2011

the area is sadly neglected and full of water bottles along the coastline. The water had poor visibility and entry is iffy so bring rock shoes to wear beneath fins. Need to be a strong confident swimmer didnt enjoy...little bird life..stagnant pools inland...but lots of land crabs !

Visited November 2011
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“Camel ride in the desert”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2011

Good experience, nice long camel ride, brilliant starry night sky

Visited November 2011
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“Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2011

Would recommend this to everyone - a peaceful experience and beautiful scenery! Camel riding is an interesting experience too!

Visited November 2011
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“in the desert riding a dromedary...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2011

this is one in a lifetime experience to make... you definitely have to try it... went for a half day trip into the Wadi Gemal desert and saw how the Bedouin live.. what they eat and drink ecc... it was a trip organized with Alpitour and I have to say they did a really great job.. they come and pick us up at the resort with a mini bus and took us straight in the middle of the desert of Wadi Gemal (which is not the usual desert with yellow powder sand, but pretty rocky) we rode a dromedary to get to a Bedouin tent where we watched a documentary about the ancient times in Egypt, we drunk a nice cup of Tamarind then watch a Bedouin guy making a typical kind of bread which has been cooked into the ground underneath a layer of ash... delicious!! served with a camel cheese yummy! and then we admired the sunset and while the sun was disappearing behind the dunes we also cough a glimpse of a desert fox ;) afterwards, we moved into another Bedouin tent were we had dinner with the most famous Bedouin courses... (the chickpea soup is absolutely yummy!!).. well overall, definitely worth to try it!!

Visited August 2011
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