Sandwiched between the rich and vibrant adventure of the Red Sea and the isolated and remarkable appearance of the arid desert, those that head out on Hurghada holidays will find themselves immersed in a culture, history and stream of activities like nowhere else in the world. Whether you’re after a session of sunning yourself on the sand, a chance to delve into the deep of the ocean or a rare glimpse into the world of a Bedoin tribe, you’ll find this and much more amid Hurghada’s beautiful corner in Egypt.
Hurghada will situate you perfectly if you’d like to enjoy the best of Egypt; not overly far from the ever-stretching Nile Valley and literally on the doorstep of some of the finest coral reefs on the planet, ensuring your days are sure to be full of outstanding natural beauty and unprecedented discovery, however you wish you spend them. You’ll be treated to a number of great daytrip options when embarking on holidays in Hurghada, allowing you to explore the ancient history of the country even more, whether it’s the tombs and temples of Luxor or the grand pyramids of Giza.
Beach Bliss and Underwater Adventure
Situating yourself by the golden and white beaches surrounding the Red Sea will allow you to take advantage of the magnificent diving spots, water sports and relaxation options on offer along the shores. Gazing out across the imperiously blue waters can only be matched by taking a dip below the surface, with a plethora of exotic fish and captivating coral to discover, deep-sea diving in the Red Sea really does take marine exploration to the next level during your holidays in Hurghada, as well as allowing you to explore ancient shipwrecks embedded into the seabed – El Quseir being one of the better known diving spots to explore.
Heading further south will take you to the mystical Marsa Alam, whose picturesque beaches are the perfect place to lay back and unwind in the sun, while averting your eyes to the sky in the Astronomy Centre will uncover hidden wonders in the galaxies above, the unpolluted atmosphere giving birth to heavenly scenes of sparkling stars. Make sure you head down the River Nile for some more Egyptian exploration during your holidays to Hurghada, stopping off in the many towns that line the tropical banks. Giza will be the first stop, the Pyramids of Giza being the centrepiece to Egypt’s third largest city, while sand-strewn sphinxes and terrifically formed tombs will provide the icing to this glorious slice of Egypt. To explore the majesty of the Nile a little further, the world’s longest river is perhaps best experienced in the city of Aswan.
However, the best thing about Egypt isn’t necessarily the scintillating sites at all; it’s the all-year sunshine which covers the country in a golden tint, giving modern day Egypt a relatable glow to the gold-obsessed days where ancient pharaohs ruled the lands. The winter sun will allow for Hurghada holidays to feature at any point in the year, whether you want to trade in the winter cold for sun-splashed shores or grab that bronzed Egyptian glow to rival anyone’s tan in summer - you’ll also discover year-round adventure in nearby Sharm el Sheikh, promising luxury and comfort by the Red Sea.