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1-Day Jeep Excursion from Dahab to Small Colored Canyon
"Discover the Small Colored Canyon on this unique 1-day Jeep tour. Enjoy walking through the canyon and admire the walls of rock that cascade with many colors. The rocks vary from sandstone to limestone and granite and are colored beautifully in yellow purple red and gold.Your day will start at 08:00 with a 1-hour drive to Salama Canyon (the Small Coloured Canyon) where you’ll see the amazing colored rocks. You’ll then walk through the canyon for 1-2 hours before a 1-hour drive through Wadi Ghazala to see arriving around 17:00. This tour is a great way to see the unique natural wonder of Small Colored Canyon!"""
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Private 4WD Jeep Safari and Hiking in the Colored Canyon
"Take a jeep safari for the 240 kilometer trip from Sharm el Sheikh to the amazing colored canyon. Keep your eyes open for the local wildlife including Nubian Ibex Red Foxes and Striped Hyenas.Hike through the different formations of the mountains with a multitude of colors reflecting in the sun. The colors are clear evidence of the oxidization of the rocky minerals millions of years ago.On the way stop by the sea front restaurant at Nuweiba to have lunch before continuing to Dahab for some shopping.Please note: Please note the hike requires a reasonable level of fitness. This tour is not recommended for large people or those suffering claustrophobia as you will pass through narrow passages during the hike. This tour is not recommended for the elderly those with heart conditions or other serious illnesses."""
From $85.00
"Private Tour: Sinai Jeep Safari
"Private Tour: Sinai Jeep Safari Abu Galum Snorkeling Camel Ride and Bedouin Lunch""Start your day with a two-hour jeep safari from Sharm el Sheikh to the amazing Colored Canyon. Along the way keep your eyes open for the local wildlife including Nubian ibex
From $107.00

Coloured Canyon Tips (5)

The coloured(?) Canyon

If it was the objective of our trip, I would classify it as a tourist trap. Being a complement, it was... fun.
The canyon is tiny, and colours... well, with imagination and good will... It is not a thing to see - it is a radical experience. Going up and down the rocks was a challenge, easy to most of us, almost a nightmare for some other, everything with laughter and shouting.

For about one hour, following a prepared path, the guide and his assistants were putting us in face of several kinds of difficulties, suggesting the solution and helping the more frightened. A good experience to feel the other side of desert.

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Mar 17, 2016

The Colored Canyon

The Colored Canyon is a popular safari trek and lies between St. Catherine's Monastery and the town of Nuweiba. The strange rock formations and colored canyon walls are dramatic and the silence within only adds to the oddity. As you meander through the Canyon you move move white rocks to yellow to red to multicolored. It is a facinating place.

If you go in the summer, take lots of water. You will be exposed the entire trek and it gets very hot with the sun beating down and will all the climbing up and down the rocks.

From Sharm el Sheik, the travel time is about 2 to 3 hours. To get to the Canyon, you have to go offroad for about 10miles, which is a real bone shaker.

I recomend visiting with an organized tour rather than on your own.

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Apr 26, 2005

Coloured Canyon

This place is beautiful, we combined it with a trip to St. Catherines and Dahab and Nuweiba. The Canyon is indeed very coloured, its a bit of a trek so anyone infirm should not do it, it also involves squeezing through an not very big hole and jumping down some steep drops. Also is some climbing up and down mountain sides ( not huge but big enough if like me you hate heights and sheer drops!) But it is just beautiful!

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Apr 19, 2004

Coloured Canyon

Pictures don't do it justice, it's an amazing way to spend a day. we took a tour through our travel company and had a really great guide - very knowledgable and interesting. However, a warning, certain parts of the journey through the canyon are pretty arduous, and if you suffer from claustrophobia or vertigo it might be worth mentioning it to your guide! then again, if i had known about it in advance i would have missed the incredible experience!

Feb 26, 2004
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Coloured Canyon

The Coloured Canyon is located near Nuweiba, in the eastern Sinai desert. It derives its name from the colouring of the sandstone, which varies between yellow and red.

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