Suez Canal
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Linking the Mediterranean to the Red Sea, this canal stretches more than 100 miles extending from Port Said to Port Tawfiq (near Suez), connecting the Mediterranean Sea with the Gulf of Suez and thence with the Red Sea.
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  • TwoSheds57
    Melbourne, Australia8,137 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fascinating
    We found this to be unexpectedly fascinating from the highly organised vessel entrance, trip and exit to all of the sights one sees along the way. It was 12 hours of fun entertainment. Approach the trip with an open mind. It’s a lot of fun
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 April 2023
  • Skeney57
    Sydney, Australia21,999 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning Engineering
    Have never given much thought to the Suez Canal over time but after traversing it, I have a lot more respect for the ingenuity and engineering that went into it! The canal was built from 1859 and opened in 1869 and is 193km long. It has been fought over, blocked & closed for 8 years and recently blocked by an errant bulk carrier! The canal has been duplicated in recent times for part of its length so that traffic can travel both ways at once. The canal is continually being dredged & widened with ongoing improvements. Each convoy of ships are herded by tugs and every couple of Km has armed sentry posts to guard the canal. Major works are still underway to settle the eastern (Sinai) side of the canal and a large high rise bridge has recently been completed plus several underwater tunnels. A great achievement and of huge economic benefit to Egypt.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 July 2023
  • Glenn Roche
    Melbourne, Australia12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A day trip to Ismailia and the Suez Canal
    Was our 2nd tour with Royal Egypt Tours. They. Did not disappoint. A nice big clean vehicle, great guide and driver who were ever ready to oblige. The vehicle arrived on time. We had no local currency so the driver advanced the money which we repaid on our return. This was a single destination tour so we were able to leave early to beat the traffic conditions Saw many ships sail thru at close quarters making our experience really enjoyable. We are glad that we did this tour when in Cairo. Was a short 90 minute drive to an iconic destination. Glenn and Michealine Roche Melbourne, Australia
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 19 February 2024
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Craig R
Yarrawonga, Australia1,651 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
If cruising the Suez Canal is not on your bucket list, I suggest you put it on, and right up the top. It is just magnificent. sailing on a 100,000-tonnes ship 170kl through the desert.
It has to be one of the most significant engineering feats in the world.
Written 20 February 2024
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Glenn Roche
Melbourne, Australia12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Was our 2nd tour with Royal Egypt Tours. They. Did not disappoint. A nice big clean vehicle, great guide and driver who were ever ready to oblige. The vehicle arrived on time. We had no local currency so the driver advanced the money which we repaid on our return.

This was a single destination tour so we were able to leave early to beat the traffic conditions

Saw many ships sail thru at close quarters making our experience really enjoyable. We are glad that we did this tour when in Cairo. Was a short 90 minute drive to an iconic destination.

Glenn and Michealine Roche
Melbourne, Australia
Written 20 February 2024
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Angie W
Nairobi, Kenya27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
After breakfast the Bonfire Adventures agent came and picked us up and we went for an exciting tour from the Suez Canal, The Springs Of Moses, The Wilderness Of Sin, Rephdim to Sinai.
It was lots of fun. The agent was professional and very knowledgeable.
Thank you Bonfire Adventures.
Written 28 August 2023
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william gerard b
Aberdeenshire, UK215 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
Everyone should experience this venture the cruise ship travels as you would expect very slowly along the 168 kilometers long canal the views are amazing as we had a balcony you could sit and watch the countess sights as you go along I could quite easily do this again absolutely 💯 loved it
Written 28 July 2023
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Skeney57
Sydney, Australia21,999 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Have never given much thought to the Suez Canal over time but after traversing it, I have a lot more respect for the ingenuity and engineering that went into it! The canal was built from 1859 and opened in 1869 and is 193km long. It has been fought over, blocked & closed for 8 years and recently blocked by an errant bulk carrier! The canal has been duplicated in recent times for part of its length so that traffic can travel both ways at once. The canal is continually being dredged & widened with ongoing improvements. Each convoy of ships are herded by tugs and every couple of Km has armed sentry posts to guard the canal. Major works are still underway to settle the eastern (Sinai) side of the canal and a large high rise bridge has recently been completed plus several underwater tunnels. A great achievement and of huge economic benefit to Egypt.
Written 22 July 2023
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TwoSheds57
Melbourne, Australia8,137 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
We found this to be unexpectedly fascinating from the highly organised vessel entrance, trip and exit to all of the sights one sees along the way. It was 12 hours of fun entertainment. Approach the trip with an open mind. It’s a lot of fun
Written 28 April 2023
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nancyelagizi
Cairo, Egypt24 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
The ferry ride is for free from Port Said but you pay on the way back from Port Fouad (EGP 10 for a car). It was a nice breezy ride, watching the other ferries and admiring the buildings on both shores.
Written 19 August 2022
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Yazan Q
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
Good for world trade economy
A nice tourism atraction
But i dont at all recommend drifting container ships here
Last time i tried to do that global economy suffered more
You may improve it by putting signs on each of the entrances stating that drifting isnt allowed even if you want to film ghe next fast and furious movie or do a cool trick
Written 28 March 2021
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Richard S
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
There's a huge traffic jam because somebody tried to Tokyo Drift the canal. Been stuck here for over 24 hours now. Locals are lovely though.
Written 25 March 2021
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FredPurdue
Seattle, WA2,240 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
We made the transit of the canal onboard a cruise ship, and it was intriguing. The basics - the ship will drop anchor the night before and then sail early in the morning with a transit lasting all day. For the photographer, this means adjusting shooting conditions ranging from low light levels to bright sandy stretches. Points of interest include bridges and ferries and small buildings. The Nile side seems populated while the other is mostly desert and guardposts. When you exit be sure to look for the boat retrieving the pilot. Regarding gear, you will move from side to side a lot, so travel light. My DSRL with a zoom lens was all that I needed. Addendum - I would have included more photos but the site froze. You will have an interesting day shooting.
Written 6 October 2020
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