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(Keywords: Sightseeing, SCUBA Diving - EGYPT)


The Red Sea Coast, Giza, the Western Desert, Lake Nasser, and the Nile Valley

Red Sea pyramidThe Red Sea is almost as famous for scuba diving as Giza is for pyramids. Experience the the best of both worlds by setting up basecamp in the coastal city of Hurghada. On days off from diving, you are within striking distance of ancient inland wonders.

Download this GPS map so you will know what's ahead. From dive resorts in Hurghada your are 100 miles from cliff tombs along the Nile River, 200 miles from Luxor and the Valley of the Kings, and 250 miles from Cairo and the Great Pyramids of Giza. A bit farther are the desert oases.

Google Earth image of King Tut burial groundsClick on the binoculars to see a screenshot of Google Earth showing the Valley of the Kings.
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  • Download the free GPS Map in GPS eXchange (.gpx) file format, which can be read and transferred to your GPS using free software. (The .gpx file will appear in a new window where you can File > Save as...  on your computer)

GPS Map Details

File Name: egypt.gpx ( 20 KB)
Revised: 31 October 2007
Datum: WGS84
Class B1 Data
Points of Interest: 29 Waypoints

  1. Philae Island - Temple is Isis
  2. Kom Ombo - Temple of Haroeris and Sobek
  3. Edfu - Temple of Horus
  4. Esna - Temple of Khnum
  5. Valley of the Kings - Thebes, King Tut burial gournds
  6. Luxor - Temple of Karnak
  7. Abydos - Temple to Osiris and Temple of Ramesses II
  8. Dendera - Temple Hathor
  9. Tuna al-Gebel - Tomb of Petosiris
  10. al-Ashmunayn - Hermopolis
  11. Tell al-Amarna - Akhetaten
  12. Beni Hasan - Cliff tombs
  13. Dahshur - Pyramids
  14. Abu Sir - Pyramids
  15. Memphis - Ancient capital of Egypt
  16. Giza - Great Pyramids
  17. Saqqara - Pyramids
  18. Kharga - Oasis
  19. Bahariyya - Oasis
  20. Dakhla - Oasis
  21. Farafra - Oasis
  22. al-Gouna - al-Qafr planned resort city
  23. St. Anthony's - Monastery
  24. St. Paul's - Monastery
  25. Abu Simble - Temples of Ramesses II and Nefertari
  26. New Kalabsha - and Temple of Beit al-Wali
  27. Hurghada - resorts and dive centers
  28. Giftun Islands - drift diving
  29. Shab el-Erg - coral reef

Adventure Travel Tip

Combine your Red sea dive trip with a Nile River cruise and cover the the best of Egypt.

More Information

U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Travel Information on Egypt


Picture of Sam __ not availableSpecial thanks to Sam owner of Encyclopedia Egypt web site ( for providing location information on the ancient sites.





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