Ras Mohammed National Park, Egypt (with Map & Photos)

Ras Mohammed National Park

Ras Mohammed National Park
(Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt) - exact location, places of interest, inhabitants, routes.

Ras Mohammed National Park, created in 1989, is designed to protect the wall of coral reefs that once conquered Jacques-Yves Cousteau from destruction. Now their beauty is admired by tourists visiting the "Head of Mohammed" - this is how the name of the reserve is translated. A vivid diving or snorkeling experience in this national park is guaranteed.

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Ras Mohammed National Park

How to get to Ras Mohammed

Despite the fact that the Ras Mohammed National Park is located only 25 km from Sharm el-Sheikh, you will not be able to get there on your own by public transport. The only way out, if you want a separate trip, is to take a taxi or rent a car.

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Ras Mohammed National Park

The trip will take about 30 minutes. Taking a taxi, immediately stipulate what time you need to come to pick you up to take you back to the hotel. The option of renting a car will be especially useful for those who want to stay in Ras Mohammed National Park for the night. There is a camping area in the reserve, you can spend the night and admire the corals again the next day.

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Ras Mohammed National Park

However, many tourists who rented a car believe that finding a suitable company to choose a vehicle makes life more difficult. If this does not scare you, get ready to give from 35-50 USD per car per day, and remember that it is best to take a car with full insurance, and be extremely careful on the highway: in Egypt, they understand the rules of the road in a peculiar way. The prices on the page are for March 2019.

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Ras Mohammed National Park

During the excursion

The easiest way to get to Ras Mohammed National Park is by taking a bus or sea excursion from a tour operator. What to prefer is up to you. Many people prefer to travel overland to see the Allah's Gate (the entrance to the reserve), a mangrove grove, a tectonic fault and other interesting places. The bus is very convenient if you are traveling with children: it is more convenient to get into the water from land. A ride on it costs from 25-40 USD per adult and 15-25 USD per child. Lunch is often included.

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Ras Mohammed National Park

A yacht trip is certainly more impressive, but you have to swim well to get to the reef, as some of the yachts do not land on the shore. Therefore, this option may not be suitable for vacationers with small children. The excursion costs from 50-65 USD per person, equipment rental and drinks are often paid separately.

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Ras Mohammed National Park

When buying a yacht tour, inquire about the route. Some local guides take tourists to the lighthouse area, to the edge of the reserve, so that later they can catch the island of Tiran. So you will not see all the beauties of the Ras Mohammed National Park and, although you will have a good time, you will be deprived of impressions. Choose trusted, best of all, your tour operators and make sure that the route indicates the southern tip of the peninsula.

Ras Mohammed National Park Map