The coastal town of El Quseir is located around 120 miles south of Hurghada and 45 miles north of Marsa Alam airport. Quseir dates back to the times of the Pharaohs when it was a trading port with other ports along the East African coast. Later in Roman times, trade routes to Asia were developed and Indian pottery has been discovered in the area. El Quseir is also a traditional embarkation point for Muslim pilgrims on the Hajj (pilgrimage to the holy sites of Mecca and Medina). Modern day Quseir is relatively untouched by tourism although there are a few shops and cafes and the old fort which dates back to 1571 is worth a visit.
Tourism is this part of Egypt is still relatively limited and consequently, there are not too many travel options. Most of the UK package holidays to El Quseir use flights from the UK in Marsa Alam airport which is around 45 miles to the south. Another option is to fly into Hurghada which is about 120 miles to the north. From either of these airports, your transfer can take the coast road to your hotel.
El Quseir is one of the more remote tourist destinations in Egypt. The hotels are generally self contained so its ideal for people who want peace and quiet as opposed to the hustle and bustle of Na’ama Bay. A number of excursions are available for those who want to get out and see a bit of Egypt. For those who want to see a city untouched by tourism, an excursion to Shalateen and the Camel Market is recommended. Here, you can see thousands of camels traded between Egyptians and Sudanese.