Situated on the western shores of the Red Sea, Safaga is known primarily, for its exports of phosphates from local mines however, the recent expansion along the coast has also touched this port city. Today, numerous hotels and resorts are being constructed to lure some of the worldwide visitors to this region. 33 miles to the north, the resort city of Hurghada is also booming. Once a small fishing village, the brilliant turquoise waters and the variety of coral and marine life found in the Red Sea has enticed numerous hotels. Safaga also stand as your gateway to the city of Luxor and the treasures of Thebes and Upper Egypt, located approximately 140 miles from the port. Considered to be the world’s greatest open air museum, tens of thousands of visitors come each year to see Luxor Temple, the Temples of Karnak and Hatshepsut and the tombs of the Pharaohs in the Valley of the Kings, making this Egypt’s best tourist attraction. No trip to Egypt would be complete without a visit to these ancient wonders. Wyona and Greg have gone here today and David, myself and Arta are going there tomorrow. It will be a very long day!