Pharaoh’s Island

A few miles south of Taba, and just off the coast, is Pharaoh’s Island – for good reason, one of the most photographed sites in the regions. After a safety briefing and some gentle tuition, you’ll be at the controls of your own quad with the throaty engine note road buncing off the canyon walls. When you stop for a break and a refreshing drink halfway round your trip, the silence is stunning. To complete a perfect day, head back for a refreshing shower to rinse the canyon dust off, laze by the pool, and then look forward to a meal of a lifetime.

For a truly world class dining experience, make time to book a table at Castle Zaman, a little north of Nuweiba near Basata Camp. This amazing place boasts “slow castle food” where high quality fresh meat and fish is slow cooked in a style perfected over centuries. It’s worth allowing some extra time to absorb the special atmosphere of the place, including a bit of shopping time to see their “dungeon” which offers souvenirs and gifts well away from the usual run of things! Be sure to book ahead, as the place is deservedly popular, and they’ll fix everything including a pick-up from your hotel.


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