Explore the sites and delights of Egypt
With its beautiful beaches and captivating culture, it’s no surprise that Egypt has fast become a favoured destination for many. For those that fancy kicking back in the sunshine, cocktail in hand, Sharm el Sheikh offers the perfect spot. Dip your toes in the clear waters of the Red Sea or indulge in one of the luxurious on-site spas found in many of the area’s hotels – holidays to Egypt spell the ultimate in relaxation.
Perhaps you’re looking to embrace your inner adventurer? Culture vultures shouldn’t miss a chance to delve deep into Egypt’s fascinating history. Visit the Egyptian Museum in Cairo for mummified remains of ancient kings, or head to Luxor to explore the famed Valley of the Kings and Temple of Karnak, the largest ancient religious site in the world. Whether your passion lies in sightseeing and exploring or you’d rather stick to the beach, Egypt holidays provide the ideal escape.
Where is Egypt?
As a land of Pharaohs, majestic structures, beautiful shorelines and breathtaking underwater vistas, the list of things to do in Egypt is endless. From the Great Pyramid of Giza, which is the only intact remainder of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, to spectacular Mount Sinai and the Biblical history it provides, there’s already plenty to consider before you’ve even made it to the coastline. With soft golden sands, crystal clear seas and even the shores that lap the famous River Nile, there’s plenty of relaxed activities to enjoy in this astounding country.
Wine and Dine
Naama Bay, in Sharm El Sheikh, is a bustling hub for visitors, filled with boutique bars and restaurants serving the finest in Egyptian and international cuisine. Farsha Café, located in the El Faraa’na Hotel is an amazing all-rounder, with a great atmosphere, authentic music and 180 degrees of magnificent Red Sea views.
If you’re looking for something more relaxed than the hustle and bustle of Naama Bay, Soho Square in Shark’s Bay is the perfect alternative. With an ice bar, calm shisha bars and a selection of fantastic restaurants, it’s got everything you’d need to feel truly wined and dined in Egypt.
Alexandria, meanwhile, is located in the north of the country and offers a wonderful amalgamation of both Mediterranean and Egyptian cuisine. The Fish Market, located on the El Corniche Road, boasts some of the best fish dishes in Egypt and is simply a must for seafood lovers.
Action and Adventure
One of the top Egypt attractions has to be the phenomenal views found beneath its rolling waves. The Red Sea Riviera offers some of the best diving and snorkelling sites in the world, boasting beautiful, multi-coloured marine life and endless, vibrant corals. For fun and games on the water’s surface, consider wind surfing, water skiing, parasailing or relaxed boat trips.
There’s also plenty of things to do in Egypt without having to dip your toes in the water. Have fun sand-surfing, camping or quad-biking over the dunes in the Western Desert near Luxor, or just take it easy touring on a camel around the Giza Plateau.
To really get a feel for everyday Egyptian life, embark on a hiking adventure in the mountains and valleys of Sinai and enjoy at night with the local Bedouin tribes. Promising a night of fascination and insight, this is one of the most popular Egypt attractions.