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The Main Ports of Egypt

Published At
19 April 2021
Updated At
27 July 2023
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Main Ports of Egypt - Safaga Shore Excursions

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Egypt is blessed with its matchless location since it overlooks the Mediterranean Sea & the fabulous Red Sea which are linked in Egypt with the great Suez Canal and that is why Egypt plays a very important role in marine transportation even at the international level with its incredible ports at the different Egyptian cities. Each port in Egypt has the whole necessary equipment to assist all the passengers and the cargoes. The ships that embark on the Egyptian ports allow the passengers on their boards to have access to the most unrivaled tourist sites around Egypt and with a professional travel agency like ours; we do guarantee that all tourists who are going to have any time to spend in Egypt, will definitely spend the most magical one.

There are around 41 ports in Egypt which are divided into different fields including commercial, fishing, and tourist ports and the most important ports on the list are the ones in Alexandria, Damietta, Port Said, Safaga, Ain Sokhna and you will find below some important information regarding the main ports in Egypt that will assist you the importance of each port and how you can do the best out of being in one of those ports as we really hope that all of Egypt’s guests enjoy every single moment of their stay in the beautiful land of Pharaohs.


Safaga Port

Safaga Port - Safaga Shore Excursions

This is one of the most important ports in Egypt which is located 53 Km south of Hurghada city. It contains a terrific hotel that contains 48 rooms and the port also includes some rest houses, lots of bungalows, and a numerous number of Phosphate mines and that is the main reason for making the port being considered a very important Phosphate export center.

For almost all travelers, Safaga Port is considered the main gate to the best Egyptian landmarks and if you are among the lucky ones who board a cruise around the world to explore a real lifetime adventure, then check if your cruise is going to stop for some time in Safaga as from that moment, the whole of your vacation is going to be a true adventure as you will have an exclusive chance to explore some of the majestic attractions in Luxor city like its impressive Valley of the Kings, the most notable Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut, the interesting Colossi of Memnon, and of course you will have the chance to follow the steps of the ancient Egyptian Pharaohs while walking in the great Karnak Temples Complex. Luxor won’t be the only historical city that you will be able to visit while being in Safaga as you will also get the most majestic opportunity to visit Cairo City that contains on each land some of the peerless ancient treasures including the fabulous Pyramids in Giza and the hypnotic Egyptian Museum of Antiquities in Cairo.

If you prefer to have some fun and to relax on the beautiful gorgeous beaches on the Red Sea, then your best choice will be heading towards the exceptional Hurghada City that is the most preferable coastal city for almost all of Egypt’s visitors. There, you will be able to enjoy a fantastic snorkeling excursion and explore the amazing beauty of the world beneath the water that contains lots of unique coral reefs, and a hypnotic number of colorful fish.

Alexandria Port

Alexandria Port - Safaga Shore Excursions

It is located between Maruti Lake and the Mediterranean Sea in the city of Alexandria on the west of the Nile Delta and it contains 2 harbors that are separated by an at-shaped Peninsula. The east harbor is too shallow and large vessels don’t navigate there meantime, the west harbor is mainly used for commercial shipping. While being in Alexandria Port, you will have access to some of the greatest and the most fundamental sightseeing in the beautiful Bride of the Mediterranean Sea and you will have the best chance to head to Alexandria Library to check the glorious number of books there and to know the amazing history of that library and how it suffered until it reached its current developed stage. That is not all as you will also head to Qaitbay Citadel that was built in the location of what was once one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Alexandria Minaret. You will also find the Catacombs of Kom El-Shoqafa and Pompey’s Pillar to visit and spend some memorable time there so this port is also very important to Egypt’s visitors.

Port Said Port

Port Said Port - Safaga Shore Excursions

This port is located in the northeast of Egypt at the intersection of the Mediterranean Sea and the Suez Canal. Port Said city was established in 1859 and it became a very important gateway to Asia for sailors and travelers. If you have the chance to spend some time in Port Said City, you will have the access to the most essential tourist sites in Egypt like those that are in Alexandria, Cairo, Delta, and you will also enjoy an exclusive chance to visit the incredible monasteries of Wadi El-Natrun so it is going to be like a real adventure to you that can’t be missed.

El-Ain El-Sokhna Port

Sokhna Port - Safaga Shore Excursions

This is another important port in Egypt for the travelers who come to Egypt onboard a cruise and embark on El-Ain El-Sokhna Port. Thi majestic port provides Egypt visitors with the chance to visit the most unparallel sightseeing and historical attractions in Cairo city to explore the majestic secrets of the three great Pyramids in Giza and to visit the most terrific attractions in Old Cairo including its great citadel, its amazing Mosque of Mohamed Ali, it breathtaking Khan El-Khalili Bazaar and lots of other fascinating landmarks plus you will also have the chance to head to the Eastern desert where you will explore the unrivaled ruins of the ancient Christian Monasteries.

So now you can be certain that whenever you come to Egypt and wherever you cruise docks, you will have the access to some of the greatest sightseeing in Egypt and the only way to enjoy such terrific sights is to book one of our trips from Safaga through Safaga Shore Excursions travel agency which is customized by the most professional tour operators and give you the perfect chance to have a closer look at the ancient history of Egypt so contact us now to start the real magic.

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Safaga Shore Excursions is a local travel agency located in Safaga, Red Sea governorate, Egypt; providing epic day tours, and shore excursions from all the main ports of Egypt to the best tourist attractions and landmarks which are Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, and Hurghada for more than 15 years with the help of our professional tour guides and drivers who utilize the finest transportations plus our highly skilled tour operators who will customize the most ideal trip in Egypt at reasonable and fair prices.



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