Top attractions In El Quseir
El Quseir is a famous touristic destination located in the east of Egypt, 73 km north of Marsa Alam International Airport and 138 kilometers south of Hurghada. Inhabited for almost 5000 years, El Quseir is one of the most ancient cities of Egypt. The city faces the sea, hosting a major port specialized in transporting spices and pilgrims going to the Mecca. Today, El Quseir still keeps its old charm thanks, in part, to its historical remains scattered throughout the city. The city, however, diversified its activities to attract foreign travelers. This destination has become very popular for diving in Egypt and is perfectly suitable for a quiet family holiday dive.
El Quseir literally means “the short, in Arabic ” due to the unique ability of the port permitting the inland pilgrims to conduct the shortest voyage to Mecca conceivable via the Nile valley. The historic city of El-Quseir is a mix of colorful and rigid coral-block architecture right from the Ottoman era, which is unfortunately avoided by most tourists. We, therefore, provide a fantastical glimpse in the region of El Quseir and bring you the best things you can do in El Quseir!
1- The Shaykh Al-Farran Mosque
The Shaykh Al-Farran Mosque is the oldest mosque in El Quseir. When visiting El Quseir, you must certainly see this place. This mosque is in the old part of the town, surrounded by old buildings, and has an old-world charm to it, which instantly transports you to a bygone era. When you enter the mosque, you are instantly greeted with carpeted floors and traditional carved wooden balconies that will catch your attention.The mosque is open for all, regardless of religion and gender, except for the time of prayer. Furthermore, it is of paramount importance to enter the mosque premises in modest attire fully covered, with shoes placed outside while entering. This is applicable to both genders and women need to cover their head when entering the premises.
2-The Ottoman Castle
This small fortress, also known as the fort of El Quseir, was originally built by Sultan Selim I in 1571 to provide Ottoman troops with control to the port and therefore passage to Mecca. Modified several times by the French and then by the British, who permanently altered the fortress by firing some 6000 cannonballs upon it during a heated battle in the 19th century, it was used until 1975 by the Egyptian coast guard. A recent renovation has made it the best sight in town.
The Ottoman Castle located in the center of the town. Upon reaching the site, your attention will be instantly locked by the muzzles of two protruding cannons that were installed by the French to defend the town and harbor, which was strategically important back in the day for its trading and busy port. Nowadays, one can overlook the bazaars from the ramparts and check out the activities below and simply get a panoramic view of the town.
3-Quseir El Qadima
El Quseir El Qadima is a significant site to visit mainly due to its association with being an old Roman port called Myos Hormos “Mussels Harbour” in the heyday. This is the site where numerous amphora and old pottery artifacts were found, which are believed to be of Indian and Chinese origin. Even the police station is supposedly a historical site. This ancient Roman port is located 8 kilometers (5 miles) north of the city center of El Quseir. Walk through the streets of El Qadima to invoke a sense of going back in time and unearthing the history of this place, which was once an active port where pottery, slaves, wine, precious minerals, and spices were traded from India and East Africa to Europe and the Mediterranean.
4-The Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary
The church of the city is a piece of art and an important spiritual centre. Built in 1920, the Blessed Virgin Mary and Martyr Barbara Church mesmerises visitors as soon as they set foot inside it. The main hall of the church reflects the wonderful taste of its builders — Italian engineers who arrived in al-Quseir at the beginning of the 20th century to explore for phosphate. The church’s historic value mirrors the diversity of the city, which also boasts an ancient mosque.The church is only one item in a long list of interesting places to go to in this wonderful city,
5-Shopping in the souk at El Quseir
Next to the Ottoman castle, you can find local souks that offer handmade goods and souvenirs that you can take back for your family and friends. Shop in the friendliest atmosphere at the traditional bazaars that sell papyrus, spices, alabaster statues, souvenirs, t-shirts, jewelry and leather goods. On Friday, the shops take on a different turn as the Bedouins come along and set up shop with their products and create a fascinating environment.
6-The old Police station of Quseir
The old Police station of Quseir is housed in a historic building overlooking the harbour and it was building between the 15th and 17th century, it has two stories built around an open yard. Close the main entrance there is a drinking water amphora.
7-Sheikh Tawfik House
One of the most beautiful historical building of El Quseir is undoubtedly the Sheikh Tawfik House, belonging to the Chief of the Mosque, and recently restored. It is a distinguished piece of Islamic architecture characterized by a huge and well preserved mashrabya covering almost one third of its main façade. The house exemplifies one of the very successful efforts to re-use and transform an antique building into a hostel of six rooms on the upper floors and the reception space and a restaurant on the ground floor, conserving the architecture main features. This ancient house, located directly along the Cornish street overlooking the sea, renamed El Quseir Hotel is managed by Sheikh Tawfik’s nephew, Mustafa who is very proud of this project and very helpful with his clients.
8- El Fardous Restaurant
El Fardous is a waterfront restaurant, serving the best fish in Al Quseir, El Fardous has half a dozen tables, big windows onto the sea, a big cooler where you choose your fish, calamari or lobster, and some friendly waiters who will advise on what's best. No alcohol, but despite a 'no smoking' sign, the restaurant does serve shisha.
9-Port Said popular pedestrian-only boardwalk bordering the Red Sea
During the late 19th century, Port Said was Egypt’s city of vice and disreputable in all ways possible. Today Port Said is a popular pedestrian-only boardwalk bordering the Red Sea, delivering close proximity views for visitors to stop by and admire the local environment. Take a walk along the coastline and build up an appetite and head over to Calamaro Fish Restaurant or El Fardous Fish Restaurant. If you have had your lunch, then you can head over north to visit the Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the martyr Barbara.
We offer 2 Days Scuba Diving Course Excursions From El Quseir .El Phinstone Reef is one of the most frequented dive sites in the southern Red Sea area. It’s a long narrow reef reaching approximately 300 meters and lies 12 km away from Ras Abu Dabbab. Its spectacular walls drop far below 100 meters on both sides. The Scuba Diver course is a subset of the Open Water Diver course. If you’re short on time but still want to become a diver, the Scuba Diver rating is the right choice for you - particularly if you expect to go scuba diving primarily with a dive guide. Your maximum depth is 12 meters. This course is an intermediate step for earning your Open Water Diver certification if that’s your ultimate goal, and you can continue your diving education anywhere in the world.
Enjoy a private 2-day trip to Luxor from El Quseir where you will visit the Luxor temple, Karnak temple, then check in your hotel.Next day tour to Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut temple, Colossi of Memnon then we drive you back to El Quseir.
Enjoy 3 days tour to Luxor, Aswan and Abu Simbel from El Quseir or Port Ghalib by Private vehicle and tour guide, Visit, Dendera temple ,The Valley of the Kings , Karnak temple , Queen Hatshepsut temple, The Colossi of Memnon, The temple of Phiala
Enjoy 3 Nights/4 days Nile Cruise from El Quseir on Royal Princess,The Nile cruise Starting from Aswan down to Luxor with the visit to the Highlights of Egypt,Visit the temples of Abu simble,Sailing on the Nile and Visit Luxor,The Valley of Kings.
Enjoy 4 Nights -5 days Nile Cruise tour from El Quseir, Join an exciting Nile Cruise adventure, exploring the Ancient History of Upper Egypt in Luxor and Aswan starting with the famous sites in Luxor including Karnak Temple and Luxor Temple and the West Bank Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens and Colossi Of Memnon
Enjoy half day snorkeling trip from El Quseir to Abu Dabab beach. Abu Dabbab is one of the most famous dive sites in the Red Sea and of all of Egypt. It is one of the few places in the world where you can dive with the very rare and endangered Dugong aka the Sea Cow and the Green Sea Turtles
We offer two days tour to Aswan and Abu Simbel from El Quseir or port Ghalib hotels. Visit Aswan highlights, The high Dam,the temple of Goddess Isis on Phiala island, the unfinished Obelisk and sail on the Nile with Felucca and Visit Abu Simbel, Ramses the second most great work. and the temple of the Queen Nefertari.
Enjoy a wonderful Morning trip by by 4WD Toyota will drive to our meeting point: the Camel Yard. You will enjoy 30 min. quad riding with our professional guides, who can show you the most beautiful places. To add some more adventure to our trip, we will take you into the desert by jeeps, where we will make a stop at the famous Akkasia tree and our guide will interest you with information about the eastern desert.
Enjoy a Private day Tour to Aswan from El Quseir,Visit Aswan Highlights, The High Dam,The temple of Goddess Isis( Phiala temple) and unfinished obelisk and Sail with Felucca, Discover the Nubian Culture
Enjoy 3 days trip to Luxor and Cairo from Portghalib,Visit the Valley of the Kings,The Pyramids of Giza and the great Sphinx
We offer Two days tour to Cairo and Luxor from El Quseir. See Ancient Egypt's most famous monuments in two days tour from El Quseir .Drive to Hurghada from El Quseir . Then Fly from Hurghada to Cairo to visit the Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza and the Egyptian museum, then fly to Luxor to see Valley of the Kings, Karnak and On the second day, you will be transferred back to El Quseir.
Cairo Aswan and Abu Simbel two days tour from El Quseir. visit the Giza Pyramids , the Egyptian Museum. Fly to Aswan, Overnight in Basma Hotel, Abu Simbel(Ramses the Second most greatest work) from Aswan, Visit Aswan Highlights, The High Dam, The Temple of Goddess Isis on Phiala island,
Three days excursion to Cairo from El Quseir or Port Ghalib. Enjoy Cairo highlights. On the First day You will visit Giza pyramids, The sphinx overnight in Le Meridien in Pyramids view in room, On the second day you will visit the Egyptian museum,the citadel of Saladin, The Mosque of Mohamed Ali, Old Cairo, de Coptic Cairo the hanging Church and the old Bazaar Khan el Khalil, overnight in Le Meridien in Pyramids in view room on the Third day Fly to Marsa Alam from Cairo ,Then transferred back to your hotel
Enjoy Two days excursion to Cairo from El Quseir or Port Ghalib. Enjoy Cairo highlights. On the First day You will visit the Giza pyramids, the Egyptian museum, overnight in Le Meridien, on the second day Visit the citadel of Saladin,The Mosque of Mohamed Ali,Old Cairo, de Coptic Cairo the hanging Church and the old Bazaar Khan el Khalil then catch your flight back.
Private day tour to luxor from El Quseir with Private tour guide Going by private car with your own guide is also more relaxing, more personal,and it allows you to see the real Luxor, ask as many questions as you want of your Egyptology guide and gives you considerable ability to tailor the schedule to your own ideas.
Enjoy a Private day tour Dendera temple s and Abydos temples from El Quseir to Visit the temple of Hathor,The Goddess of Love,Music and Healing then travel to Abydos to visit the temple of Osiris,Abydos was one of the most important religious sites to ancient Egyptians. Much like modern Muslims hope to complete a pilgrimage to Mecca at least once in their lifetime, ancient Egyptians would have hopes to visit Abydos, which for them was strongly associated with the entrance into the afterlife.
Enjoy a desert adventure safari trip by jeep 4*4 from El quseir to discover the story about Bedouins life and traditions and relish tasting a Bedouin tea and smoke water pipe, Also you will have a chance to drive the quad bike through the mountains with a BBQ dinner and Bedouin show.
Diving trip at Satayh “ Dolphin Reef “ from El Quseir .the Satayah Lagoon, also known as Dolphin Reef, home to hundreds of spinner dolphins. The dive site offers as well an interesting cave system in the Red Sea, with colourful soft and hard corals in shallow waters and along the reefs. have an experience of diving and seeing a group of 30 - 40 dolphins will dance in front of your eyes and playing with these amazing animals.
See Egypt Highlights in 3 days tour from El Quseir,Visit the Pyramids of Giza, The Sphinx, Cairo museum and the Old Bazaar Khan el Khalil, Fly To Aswan overnight in Basma Hotel with Nile view On the Second day Visit Abu Simbel Temples,Ramses the second Greatest work and Nefertari temple, sail on the Nile and Visit Luxor the valley of the Kings, Karnak temple, and Queen Hatshepsut temple
El quseir know as the white Harbour,During Ptoleimaic times,El Quseir was the end the desert route from Caravans crossing the wadi Hammamat.Later the City was fortified by Sultan Selim,Untile the later century .it was the starting Point for pilgrims travelling to Mecca,Today It is a Narrow,Streets are lined with Colorful bazaar with a distinct Bedouin flavour.
Enjoy two days tour from EL Quseir with hot air balloon, Visit the king's valley, Queen Hatshepsut temple, and Karnak, Sail on the Nile with Felucca, Enjoy horse carriage in Luxor.
Enjoy a private 2-day trip to Luxor from ELQuseir where you will visit the Luxor temple, Karnak temple, then check in your hotel. Next day tour to Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut temple,Colossi of Memnon then we drive you back to ELQuseir
Enjoy an exciting morning by taking a 3-hour quad biking experience in the magical desert of El Quseir, experience driving between the mountains of Marsa Alam with an unforgettable chance to see the Bedouin life.
Enjoy a wonderful Sunset trip by quad bike to explore the Charming desert of Marsa Alam. experience driving between the mountains of Marsa Alam with an enjoyable chance to see the Bedouin life and seeing the amazing sunset view of the Eastern desert..
Nefertari seascape excursion from El Quseir, Enjoy s sunset trip with Seafood dinner On a seascope boat. It is a nice boat providing for kids and the elderly. Friendly staff, great fun, Book your Excursion Now
Shaab Sataya is the biggest reef of the Red Sea with a length of 45 km. Boats starting at Hamata will reach the spot within two hours. Huge groups of spinner dolphins are living along the reef, Enjoy an overnight diving trip to Satayah reefs, Includes 2 dives in Satayah, one dive in Hamata and 1 dive in Abu Ghalawa, This trip to Dolphin House gives you the biggest chance to come close to these fascinating animals. Apart from this, you will be stunned by the colors of the reef and the life in between the corals that will be right in front of you. Enjoy the hard and soft coral fields inhabited by a variety of fish you hardly find anywhere else! The Napoleon wrasse is a common visitor, turtles are approaching the groups of snorkelers regularly. An alive and intact reef – Shaab Sataya is for sure a place you will remember.
Enjoy a private 2-day trip to Luxor from El Quseir where you will visit the Luxor temple, Karnak temple, then check in your hotel. Next day tour to Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut temple, Colossi of Memnon then we drive you back to El Quseir
Experience the fascinating underwater world in El Quseir on this 6-hour driving trip. Explore shallow dive sites suitable for beginners as well as deeper areas and walls for more advanced divers, the underwater marine life at some of the best dive locations, accompanied by an expert diving guide at all times. Enjoy lunch served onboard the boat during the trip. Learn to scuba dive in the Red Sea on a 6-hour tour from Portghalib. Explore Get credits for your diver’s course if you choose to continue.
Enjoy private transfer from El Quseir Hotel To Luxor by our air-conditioned vehicles, Book online your Transfer in Egypt with Marsa Alam tours Available 24/7, Our Marsa Alam Airport Transfers is always Private, Safe and always on time.
Enjoy a private transfer from El Quseir to Hurghada airport our air-conditioned vehicles, Book online your Transfer from El Quseir City online with Us
Enjoy an exciting trip to the Dolphin House, which is known also as ‘’Sha’ab Samadai’’.An amazing place for all snorkeling lovers, simply to have a view of the dolphins near the reefs. get the chance to swim with these fascinating creatures, you will be rewarded with a magical experience that will be well worth the wait.
Private tour to Shalateen from El Quseir, Experience all aspects of the camel trade between Egyptians and Sudanese at Shalateen authentic marketplace and sample some of the locals' traditional handicrafts from the local bazaar. visit the Camel Market and the Ancient Town See take a chance to Swim and enjoy the pure nature of the mangrove tree
Enjoy Sharm El Luli Tours and El Qulaan from El Quseir, it's like the paradise, can't imagine that this beauty exists on earth, wonderful weather, clear water, white sand, amazing fishes, Sharm El Luli is categorized as a third as most beautiful beaches.
A Marsaalamtours representative will pick you up from your hotel, start your Marsa Alam Tour, transfer by air conditioned car to enjoy snorkeling tour in Sharm El Luli beach 60 km south Marsa Alam, enjoy the white sandy beach of Sharm El Luli and discover the coral reefs under the clear water, the slower skulking behavior of solitary groupers or puffer fish, the exotic colored Napoleons and the bright orange clownfish. If you are lucky you will see the sea turtles and hawksbill.then drive to El Qulaan ,This is really a great place to unwind and have great swim in the lake. The water in the lake is extremely warm and good for those with rheumatic pains Then you can walk in the shallow water to the great mangrove tree beyond which there is an amazing open sea. This is a truly magic place.a world with great scenery and extreme serenity. taste the original Bedouin coffee in the tent close to the lake beach and relax for a while.The lunch served in the tent at the entrance of Qullan was very nice particularly the fried fish, transfer back to your hotel.
Enjoy Sharm El Luli Snorkelling trip From El Quseir, Relaxing day in a natural area! You will be collected from your hotel in Marsa Alam and taken to the beautiful Sharm El Luli Tour,Here you will spend the day in a snorkeling area,Sharm El Luli is a particularly rewarding place to explore the underwater world in water temperatures warm.
Enjoy a Day tour to Edfu and Kom Ombo from El QuseirThere is a no better way to see the delights of the River Nile in Upper Egypt than this day tour of Edfu and Kom Ombo from Marsa Alam to Edfu and Kom Ombo with the temples close to the River Bank. Starting with the huge and impressive Edfu Temple of the God Horus, followed by Kom Ombo, the Crocodile God.