Old Quseir City:
El Qusiir is one of the few cities on the Red Sea with some sort of history. It was a crucial harbour for goods from the far east (silk, spices) which got transported with caravans to the nile. On the way back the caravans brought pilgrims and wheat to ship them to the arabian peninsula.
Today the city of around 18,000 people is surrounded by coral reefed beaches, and hotels. This is probably the early stages of this coast becoming another Sharm. It still retains it’s charm with the locals, and the hotels are impeccable.
It’s a pretty small town where you can walk everywhere within half an hour. There are some microbuses, as well as a few taxis.
It is an international destination, a premier integrated resort community of distinction, activity and variety; setting it apart from other resort communities in the region.
At Port Ghalib you can explore the wonders of the Red Sea through the wide array of aquatic activities, which include parasailing, banana boat, windsurfing, jet skiing and most notably scuba diving.
Adventurers and sports fanatics can challenge themselves in a game of tennis, cycle or take an exhilarating safari desert ride for a true Bedouin experience.
Entertainment can be found in the bowling alley, VIP disco club, horse academy and full arcade center for children.
Port Ghalib is located just five minutes away from the Marsa Alam International Airport. The airport is served by various airlines/tour operators from a number of countries across Europe including the UK, Italy, Russia, France, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Austria, Sweden, Poland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany and Switzerland.
Port Ghalib is accessible by sea through its international marina, which features a Harbor Master, Customs and Immigration Office.
The marina is fully equipped to fully service yachtsmen sailing the Red Sea. Operated and managed by UK-based Camper & Nicholsons, the marina features Caltex diesel and petrol fuel supply, ship repair yard, ferry terminal, electricity and water supply, and solid waste disposal. The berths also offer communications, laundry service, transportation service and medical attendance.
Port Ghalib can be reached via an international road which leads down from Cairo and Hurghada to Marsa Alam.
Wadi el Gemal National Park:
Wadi El Gamal National Park is a national park in Egypt. It is 7,450 square kilometres (2,880 sq mi) in size, including 4,770 square kilometres (1,840 sq mi) of land and 2,100 square kilometres (810 sq mi) of marine space.
The coastal area features coral reefs with 450 species of coral and over 1200 species of fish. Approximately 17% of the marine life is native to the Red Sea. It also includes five islands, including Wadi El Gamal Island. These islands are a breeding ground for 13 bird species, and local sea grasses are important sources of food for the endangered dugong and green turtle.
The inland area is home to many animals, including the Dorcas gazelle and the Nubian Ibex.
The park is the site of prehistoric rock art, as well as Ptolemaic and Roman ruins, and the mountain Mons Smaragdus is the site of small mining communities that date back to ancient Egypt.
Wadi El Gamal is an IUCN Category II park, established in 2003