Eco-tourism Attractions in Egypt

There are 16 ecotourism attractions in Egypt identified in accordance with the criteria set by UNICEF and UNDP. The list was compiled from UNICEF, UNDP, scientific journals, research papers, online surveys, and interviews. We will mention the main highlights Cities, Oasis and places as following: -

1- Farafra Oasis

The most isolated oasis in the Western Desert, Farafra is the closest oasis to the White Desert, a desert dreams cape populated with unusual chalky rock formations. A safari in the White Desert is a must-do on your Western Desert exploration trail.

While in Farafra, you can also visit the unusual Badr Museum or take a short ride from the oasis only town, Qasr Al-Farafra, to reach the Bir Sitta hot springs and the El-Mufid Lake.

2- Dakhla Oasis

Dakhla Oasis is considered to be one of the most attractive oases in Egypt. The oasis boasts over 500 hot springs, including Bir Tarfawi and Bir Al-Gebel Hot Spring, as well as charming mud-brick housing and ruins in the medieval town and village of Al-Qasr and Balat.

3- kharga Oasis

The Kharga Oasis depression and its vast surrounding desert area consist of a variegated natural environment punctuated by archaeological remains of various periods that allow us to reconstruct the history and evolution of civilization both at a regional and at a trans-national scale: acting as a crossroad for long-running caravan routes, Kharga played an important role in the historical evolution of Western and Central Africa. Its distinctive geological features represent the natural habitat of a variety of desert flora and fauna.

4- Bahariya Oasis

The Bahariya Oasis is one of the oases of the Western Desert in Egypt, and it belongs to the Governorate of Giza, and is located 365 km southwest of Giza. It connects it to Giza and Greater Cairo by the Cairo Oasis Desert Road. It is located on a depression of more than 2000 square kilometers. And there are about400 springs for warm and cold mineral and sulfur water. Its center is the city of Al-Bawiti.

Among the most important monuments in the Bahariya Oasis are the Cemeteries of the Twenty-Sixth Dynasty, the Holy Bird Cemetery, the remains of the Roman Arc de Triomphe , the ruins of the Temple of Isis, and the ruins of a temple dating back to the era of Alexander the Great, as well as the Cemetery of the Valley of the Golden Mummies.

5- Siwa Oasis

Siwa is an Egyptian city and oasis in the Western Desert. The continental desert climate prevails with temperatures in the summer, while at night, temperature sare very cold at night.

Siwa is famous for its medical tourism, as it has natural sand that is suitable for medicinal purposes. While the safari that uses four-wheel drive is one of the favorite trips for visitors to the Oasis. Architecture in Siwa has a special and distinctive character, as traditional houses are built with kruch if stone,which consists of salt and soft sand mixed with clay, and doors and windows are made of olive trees and palm trees.

6- Dahab

Dahab is an Egyptian city affiliated to the South Sinai governorate on Aqaba, and itis about 100 km from the city of Sharm el-Sheikh, 87 km from the city of Sharm el-Sheikh, and 87 km, was it named after the gray color of its golden sand. The city is famous in two parts, the first is located to the south and is called the village of Asla, and is famous for Bedouin life, and the second part is to the north, which is the spirit and pulse of the city due to the specifications and entertainment places.

7- Marsa Alam

Marsa Alam  is a town in south-eastern Egypt, located on the western shore of the Red Sea.

Among the most famous beaches around Marsa Alam is the Abu Dabab beach. In Abu Dabab, turtles are a common sight. For tourists who seek to see something less typical, there is marine wildlife like crocodile fish and octopuses.

Marsa Alam is also known as the world-class kitesurfing destination and perfect starting point to safaris.

Marsa Alam also has some inland attractions, such as the Emerald Mines and the Temple of Seti I at Khanais.

8- Nuweiba

Nuweiba is a coastal town in the eastern part of Sinai Peninsula, Egypt. Located on the coast of the Gulf of Aqaba.

Nuweiba lies on a large flood plain measuring about 40 km2 (15 sq mi),sandwiched between the Sinai mountains and the Gulf of Aqaba, and is located some 150 km(90 mi) north of Sharm el Sheikh, 465 km (290 mi) southeast from Cairo and 70km (40 mi) south of the Israel–Egypt border separating Taba and Eilat. Nuweiba Port was built in 1985 on the Gulf of Aqaba, and serves as a ferry port as well, which allows for easy travel between Jordan and Egypt.

9- Taba

Taba  is town near the northern tip of the Gulf of Aqaba. Taba is the location of Egypts busiest border crossing with neighboring Eilat, Israel. Taba is a frequent vacation spot for Egyptians and tourists ,especially those from Israel on their way to other destinations in Egypt or as a weekend getaway. It is the northernmost resort of Egypts Red Sea Riviera.


10- Ras Mohamed

Ras Mohammad is a national park in Egypt at the southern extreme of the Sinai Peninsula, overlooking the Gulf of Suez on the west and the Gulf of Aqaba to the east.

11-El  Gouna

El Gouna’s state of mind isn’t only reserved for relaxation and creating an ideal community in Egypt. This award-winning seaside resort aims to preserve its environment and community by establishing objectives such as continuing to be a zero-waste town, producing organic food through its own El Gouna Farms, aiming to be the only carbon-free resort in Egypt, and building several new solar plants to make use of the natural resource which it receives in abundance!

All of these sustainability initiatives and programs above give several opportunities for all to contribute to the preservation of El Gouna and to learn how to better protect their environment. With these accolades, El Gouna can proudly state that it is Egypt ‘s number one environmentally-friendly resort!

12- Sharm El Sheikh

Sharm El Sheikh commonly abbreviated to Sharm is an Egyptiancity on the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula, in South Sinai Governorate, onthe coastal strip along the Red Sea. Its population is approximately 53,670 asof 2022. Sharm El Sheikh is the administrative hub of Egypts South SinaiGovernorate, which includes the smaller coastal towns of Dahab and Nuweiba aswell as the mountainous interior, St. Catherine and Mount Sinai. The city andholiday resort is a significant centre for tourism in Egypt, while also attractingmany international conferences and diplomatic meetings.