"The Colored Canyon and Nuweiba" Nuweiba` by myriam_c
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The Colored Canyon has become 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 is an added value.
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Nuweiba is a coastal town in the Sinai peninsula located between the popular resort of Naama Bay and the Israeli border. It's fairly unspoilt and typical upto now but investors are planning to build large hotels along the coastline south and north of Nuweiba in order to connect it with Taba in the north and Dahab in the south.
Nuweiba is an oasis in the South Sinai and the town was given back to Egypt in 1982 after the Camp David Peace Treaty. Until then Nuweiba was isolated without any infrastructure. With the establishment of Nuweiba Port, the connection between Egypt and Jordan, the city started to grow. People came to live here because there were good job opportunities, houses and schools were built, shops and businesses were established and the need was born to build a highway through the high Sinai mountains in order to connect the Egyptian mainland with the Sinai Peninsula.
Nuweiba is now frequently visited by travelers. Either as a side-trip from a 'safari' in the Sinai mountains or because of its beautiful sandy beach with amazing coral reefs and underwater world.
When you drive to the canyons, a 4WD is essential as the last part of the traject is off-road. This means bumping up and... more travel advice
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