Egypt is known for being a great holiday destination, and Hurghada is no different, with its fantastic night life and beautiful beaches with crystal blue waters. This Red Sea destination will captivate you and create an exciting pace for a family holiday, and captivate everyone who visits.
Back in the 1900’s before it was founded, Hurghada was a sleepy fishing village. From the 1980’s the area began to be more popular, as its natural beauty spoke for itself to investors from around the world and the tourism potential was realised. However with its popularity growing, Hurghada is one of the most popular areas in the Red Sea Riviera.
There are plenty of activities on offer for families and couples alike on holiday in Hurghada. From diving to snorkelling you can indulge in underwater activities, and water sports to your heart’s desire. The beauty under the water is a reason this area is famous, the amazing diversity of marine life and the underwater gardens, make it a perfect place to explore. Here you also get the chance for education, for adults and children alike, about the underwater habitats – in a way they will never forget. If you are looking for a closer look, try a ride on Sinbad Submarine – which in case you are a non-diver, you can experience the reefs and fish without getting a drop of sea water on you.
In the culture here, adventure is an innate concept, so the tourism has reflected in the local’s passion for this. Since tourism hot Hurghada over three decades ago, the industry has grown and matured to cater to exactly what the area’s visitors are there for. Depending on whether you prefer to be land or water based, there is plenty for you to experience, and the local’s enthusiasm will rub off on you. If you want to stay on land try an exciting desert safari, on a camel, horse, jeep or even a quad bike – to get a half day experience of the surrounding desert or even longer if you fancy it. Even if you don’t fancy a safari, you could always visit a Bedouin village, and enjoy their legendary hospitality – have a cup of tea there, and enjoy a desert sunset, a tasty barbecue, with singing and dancing in the moonlight.
Now close to Hurghada there are many places you can visit that will make your visit even more worthwhile. Close by there are pyramids, known as the ancient Step Pyramid that dates back to Djoser, the third dynasty pharaoh; and take a look at the newly restored Tomb of Ptahshepses. However at just under 300 kilometres away, you have Luxor; an amazingly well preserved museum of fascinating artefacts. The Temple of Luxor and Karnak Temple are there to be viewed, the cities of both line the banks of the River Nile. However it’s not just the artefacts that you can visit, try the range of cafes and restaurants – and don’t forget the bazaars with souvenirs that you can bring home to remind you of your holiday in Hurghada.