Egypt is a spectacular destination to go for your holiday with a huge variety to do from ancient monuments and the home of the Pyramids and Sphinx in Cairo which are some of the world’s most amazing ancient moments. The Red Sea is home to two of the world’s most beautiful beach resorts of Sharm el Sheikh and Hurghada which have fantastic diving and water sports. Inland you can discover monasteries amid the arid mountains of Sinai or the distant desert oases, home to the hardy nomads whose camel trains still wander the Saharan sands and you can take jeep excursions to Bedouin camps which are great fun. The current situation in Egypt is difficult but the resorts on the Red Sea are amazing value for money and perfect for holidays in Autumn and Spring as the weather is hot with normally hardly any clouds.
Explore Egypt for the splendor of the River Nile
Tread the timeless sands of ancient Egypt along the banks of the Nile , the world’s longest river. Luxor , once the heart of ancient Thebes , still stands guard over impressive temples, obelisks and the amazing painted rock tombs in the Valley of the Kings and Queens . You can take a Nile cruise of discovery upstream to Aswan , enjoy beautiful sunsets on a traditional sailboat or hunt for bargains in the street bazaars.
Egypt offers the year round sunshine both winter and summer which entice visitors on holiday. Egypt mesmerise visitors from the ancient mysteries of the River Nile to the inspiring Red Sea panoramas of sparkling seas and desert sands. Guests can expect a warm welcome in Sharm and Hurghada where golden beaches and the sparkling blue sea combine to offer some of the best diving holidays in the world. Just off the coast of Hurghada are a few Islands in the Red Sea which have some of the most beautiful reefs teaming with fish anywhere in the world. It’s possible to snorkel or dive both give equal enjoyment. Talk to your hotel excursion desk in Hurghada for details
Enjoy the wonderful sights and sounds of Cairo
Top of the holiday sightseeing list for many visitors to Egypt is the capital of Cairo. Although Egypt is going through a difficult time in some ways it’s good to visit now (Summer 2012) without all the crowds. The city exudes atmosphere from the superbly preserved treasures of the Cairo Museum to the remarkable Pyramids of Giza. Return flight sightseeing trips from Sharm el Sheikh and Hurghada make it possible see Cairo ’s main attractions all in aday’s excursion from the Red Sea resorts.
Hurghada has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Resort-hop the Hurghada strip for manicured sandy beaches around Makadi Bay, or snorkel at Sharm El Naga. Take excursions to swaying palms and reefs in Giftun Island Marine National Park, an hour offshore. Stroll bridges linking swampy lagoons at El Gouna or sample the catch of the day at Safaga Port‘s coastal eateries.
Sharm el Sheikh has many hotels with jetties straight into the sea to protect the coral reefs. You can dive of the rocky coastline to see beautiful sea life. Near Sharm el Sheikh you can spend lazy days snorkeling off white, secluded beaches in the Ras Mohamed National Park on the Sinai’s southern tip
Diving holidays in the Red Sea are amongst the best in the world. Top Red Sea dive sites cluster around the Ras Mohammed and Nabq National Parks in Sharm El Sheikh and around Tiran and Giftun Island near Hurghada. Other watersports are excellent too; the windsurfing is superb around Dahab and Marsa Alam. And you don’t have to be a diver to sample this brilliant underwater world; glass bottomed boats and snorkelling trips sail from even the quietest resorts.
Get PADI qualified on a cheap holiday to Egypt
The Red Sea ’s rich underwater world is an intriguing panorama of swaying coral and dramatic vertical reefs: some of the best conditions in the world for diving. The Red Sea is also recognised as one of the cheapest places to pick up your PADI – Professional Association of Diving Instructors – certification.
Jeep safaris for desert adventures
Safaris are the best way to explore the desert. The choices are many; from full day jeep and quad bike excursions for dune bashing and sand surfing, to more gentle sunrise or sunset camel treks. There’s often a chance to sip tea with the nomads, gather round the campfire for a Bedouin dinner or just relax under the open skies for some desert stargazing.
Red Sea nightlife
You can enjoy the exclusive luxury of the elegant Soma Bay resorts. Modern El Gouna offers some seclusion away from the crowds whilst Port Ghalib in Marsa Alam is shaping up to be one of the most prestigious leisure developments in the Middle East .
The Red Sea Riviera in Egypt has become one of the top family destinations during both winter the summer months due to the wonderful climate, warm inviting sea and variety of family entertainment. Also excursions are possible from the Red Sea resorts to take a Nile cruise which are at their peak during the winter when the climate is perfect for visiting some of the most amazing sites and antiquities from ancient civilisations.