David von Oheimb's Photo Gallery: Marsa Alam & Luxor, Egypt

When we were looking on short notice for a sunny and inexpensive vacation for a couple of days during the European mid-winter, I got reminded of a recommendation of relatives who have been spending two weeks in Marsa Alam for several years in a row. This place, at the shore of Red Sea in south-eastern Egypt, is ideal for sun-bathing and snorkelling nearly year-round. From that part of Egypt, both Luxor and the Assuan Dam are about a five-hours drive away.

These days, most tourists are deterred from going to Egypt due to exaggerated stories about terror hazards. Those who still visit the Marsa Alam area, which is rather quiet (as compared to Hurghada) anyway, are awarded with sparsely filled beaches and hotels at excellent rates. While enjoying warm hospitality, they help alleviating the economic suffering of the folks living there in particular during recent politically rather unstable years.

Flight Munich - Hurghada

Flight Hurghada - Marsa Alam after brief stopover

Transfer to Fantazia Resort

Pool area

Bar and dining



Misc hotel

Drive to Luxor (day excursion)

Karnak temple

Papyrus 'museum' (art shop)

Lunch break

Mini 'cruise' on river Nile

Valley of the Kings

Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut

Colossi of Memnon

Luxor to Marsa Alam

Farewell from Fantazia Resort

Drive to Marsa Alam

Aurora Bay Resort

El Malikia Abu Dabbab Resort

Arrival at RMF airport



Flight directly to Munich

Arrival in Munich

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