Egypt’s eternal appeal is its mysterious history, year-round sunshine, ancient architecture, and the contrast between the sweeping arid deserts and the turquoise waters perfect for diving.
Holidays to Egypt have become enormously popular due to their diversity and excellent all-inclusive opportunities. There are places to relax and sunbathe in all-inclusive bliss, while there are other areas that are filled with the exciting bustle of the Egyptian bazaar. There are exquisite oceans to swim, snorkel, and scuba dive, as well as unforgettable ancient sites to explore like the pyramids and the Great Sphinx of Giza.
Alongside all these wonderful places to visit, you’ll also find plenty to taste, with Egypt’s tantalising cuisine and its intoxicating Middle Eastern-style flavours.
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18°C (January) - 33°C (August)
Hurghada offers more than 20 miles of unbelievably pleasant coastline, and these powder-soft sands and this deep blue sea lure visitors from across the world to the resort’s shores. Snorkelling, kite surfing, and diving are particularly popular in and around Hurghada, and help to attract hundreds of thousands of eager tourists each year. If you want to miss the crowds, try to visit between March and October.
Sharm el Sheikh lies next to the glittering Red Sea and offers a vibrant, welcoming holiday atmosphere. This is the resort to choose if sandy white beaches, coral reefs beneath the sea, and an astonishing desert landscape are all on your Egyptian “To Do” list. The 5* all-inclusive hotels are particularly famous here, many of which have their own luxurious private beach.
Staying at El Gouna combines the joys of a sandy beach holiday with the opportunity for visiting one of Egypt’s historical sites. Glass-bottom boat trips are perfect for visitors who don’t fancy diving, and the resort’s two beautiful beaches are among the most blissful in the country. From El Gouna you can also take a 48-hour excursion to Luxor, which is known as a “living museum” where you’ll find many of the country’s most famous landmarks, including the Valley of the Kings and the temple ruins of Karnak.
Makadi Bay is one of Egypt’s more secluded resorts, where the Red Sea offers up its marine secrets to swimmers, snorkelers, and divers alike. This is a resort that provides both relaxation and an escape from the busiest tourist resorts, as well as a world-class championship golf course on which to practice your swing. Hurghada is just 20 minutes away.
Known as an open-air history museum, Luxor is the spot to visit for visitors wanting some culture during their holiday to Egypt. You can visit the famous Valley of the Kings and explore its many tombs, including that of Tutankhamun, as well as see the magnificent 60ft-tall Colossi of Memnon. This is one magical holiday destination that you will never forget visiting.
Marsa Alam used to be a small fishing village, but its heat and white-golden beaches were always destined to be a hit with tourists. This is everything that an Egyptian holiday can offer, all boiled down into one gloriously sun-kissed arena. You have sand, sea, and seafood all at your fingertips, and can also access the true Egyptian culture by taking a day trip to Cairo to see the pyramids and more.
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