The Qul’an Trip introduces you to two magic forests, one above the water and one under the water. You will be part of the best of two worlds during your Qul’an Experience.
Imagine yourself walking barefoot, gently splashing on the edge of a sheltered inland ‘branch’ of the Red Sea, having taking the shape of a deep blue ‘lake’. Imagine the sound of sheer silence or that of leaves, rustling in a gentle breeze.
You are now in Qul’an Mangrove Forest. Qul’an is part of what feels like an oasis, including desert and marine habitats, creating an ecological symbiosis. The mangroves of Qul’an are salt tolerant plants that grow in abundance in here. The magical forest here also provides shelter and nursery and nesting grounds for coastal birds.
Qul’an’s unquestionable landmark is its majestic odd-shaped mangrove tree, towering above the salty ‘lake’, as if to safeguard the ecological environment with the Red Sea in the background. The Qul’an mangrove forest is very photogenic and offers a wonderful panoramic view of the adjacent Red Sea.
Before we visit Qul’an and have a freshly prepared lunch buffet in the bedouin tent near the mangrove forest, we first take you on a trip to the white sands and fifty shades of blue of the waters of Ras Hankorab. This pristine spot is locally known as Sharm El Luli. This is where you put on your mask and fins and just walk into the water right from the stonefree beach.
The coral formations at Sharm El Luli are truly fairytale stuff. The fishlife here is interesting with so many different species. The vibrant colors, shapes and sizes of dozens of different corals are just stunning.