The Coloured Canyon is the most beautiful canyon in Egypt, and as nature would have it, the canyon is also the easiest to reach and trek. The high iron content in the sandstone, water erosion and wind created the great spectrum of colours you’ll find as you navigate the Coloured Canyon. Trekking the Coloured Canyon begins at Ain Furtaga Oasis, it takes a little more than an hour to reach the canyon from Sharm el-Sheikh, a couple of hours of walk through the canyon with light climbing along the way. The serpentine path is for the most part a little more than a meter wide and some of the enclosing cliffs can be over 80 meters high.
Although Bedouins sell water and refreshments along the way, make sure you bring at least one bottle of water, especially during the high season when the canyon tends to get crowded.