Hamam Faraun

Hot thermal water surfaces along the coast at Hamam Faraun and steam turns a few little caves into natural saunas. It is not a major tourist attraction, so making a detour might not be worth just to see this sight. However, it is on the Cairo-Sharm el Sheikh road between Ras Sudr and Abu Zenima, so if you are coming this way you might as well stop for a short visit.

Other names/spellings: Hamam Faraoon, Hammam Faraun

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  • Hamam Faraun: the caves are found where the foot of a hill and the sea meet, between Ras Sudra and Abu Zenima near Seil Gharandal.
  • Seil Gharandal: the lush mouth of a long wadi, where possibly treks or safaris can be organised to the Serabit el Khadim and El Ramla areas in the Bedouin settlement.
  • Ras Sudr: a seaside holiday town, mostly with family holiday homes along the coast, but you find a few nice beach camps as well. You can organise treks or safaris to the Serabit el Khadim and El Ramla areas in the Bedouin camps .
  • Abu Zenima: a little town near the main turn-off to the Serabit el Khadim and El Ramla areas. You can organise treks or safaris in the Desert Falcon restaurant or possibly in the cafeterias.

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