Egypt is a holiday destination offering options for every traveller. If you like exploring the sights then a good resort is the Nile Valley, another option is the bustling atmosphere of Cairo or relaxing by the majestic Nile in Luxor or Aswan. If your after a relaxing beach holiday the Red Sea is ideal with near perfect weather, sandy beaches, warm crystal-clear waters and excellent hotels. Egypt offers a plethora of activities on water and on land. Explore the Red Sea reef formations and experience the colourful aquatic life on a diving holiday.
The capital city of Egypt, Cairo is located on the banks of the Nile River and is home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Egyptian Pyramids. With its wealth of history, Cairo is also a popular destination with shoppers, it has a vast range of shopping malls, bazaars and markets selling spices, perfumes, carpets and Egyptian cotton, this is a must for bargain hunters. With a range of luxury and budget hotels and restaurants, Cairo is a popular destination for all travellers.
Hurghada, now known as an exciting and vibrant holiday destination located on the Shores of the Red Sea Attracting thousands of travellers from the UK and Europe, Hurghada is now challenging Sharm El Sheikh as the most attractive and desirable holiday destination in Egypt. Once a small fishing village, Hurghada has managed to retain its charm whilst at the same time growing into and international playground for visitors fromm all around the world proving to be a quite popular tourist resort for windsurfing, sailing, deep-sea fishing, swimming, but, above all, snorkeling and diving. The unique underwater gardens offshore are some of the finest in the world, justifiably famous amongst divers. The warm waters here are ideal for many varieties of fish and coral, which may also be observed from a glass bottom boat. The city provides a gateway to diving sites throughout the Red Sea, owing to its central location. In addition, Hurghada is known for providing access to many uninhabited offshore reefs and islands.
Luxor is named the 'Worlds greatest open air Museum', the city is built around the ancient site of Thebes on the shores of the Nile River. Luxor is the perfect destination for history and culture and is one of the oldest tourist destinations in the world, attracting visitors for thousands of years. It is home to the Tomb of Tutankhamen and close by is the valleys of the kings and queens and the temple of Hastshepsut. Luxor is a relaxed destination perfect for sightseeing.
Marsa Alam is one of the most southern destinations on the strip of Egyptian coast known as the Red Sea Riviera. Where the Arabian Desert meets the Red Sea, this formerly small fishing village grew into the popular Egyptian holiday destination it is today, following the opening of its International Airport in 2001, where regular direct flights can be made from the UK. As with almost all Red Sea resorts, the emphasis is on watersports as one of the main activities. The new Port Ghalib Marina area offers a great opportunity to shop in the Corniche, home of shops cafes restaurants and Egyptian Souk. Excursions are plentiful including Gebel Elba National Park and emerald mines of Mons Smaragdus.
Lying at the southernmost tip of the Sinai peninsula, Sharm El Sheikh is Egypt's biggest and most popular Red Sea resort. There are a range of hotels to suit everyone and an exciting variety of activities in the water and on land and they also have some of the region's best nightlife. Sharm El Sheik is between the desert and the Red Sea, the resort is perfect for activity holidays. Desert based activities such as camel trekking, quad biking and jeep safaris are all available and there are many water sports available like snorkelling, kite surfing, windsurfing and many more. Sharm El Sheik remains a favourite with divers as it offers a great range of dive sites suitable for all levels of experience.
Near the northern Egyptian border, Taba provides an abundance of landscapes from striking mountain vistas of Sinai, to bright lagoon waters and golden sandy shores of the Red Sea coast. Enjoy a variety of watersports, including excellent scuba diving and snorkelling in the colourful reefs on the Red Sea. Relax in style and comfort by the pool side at one of the many luxury hotel accommodations. Explore with local excursions to St Catherine's Monastery, Bir Umm Ahmed Oasis, or Pharaohs Island. With departures from major UK airports, flying to holiday resorts of Taba, Taba heights and Taba Boarders is easy.