Holidays to Egypt
Attracted by the beckoning call of the hot sun and warm waters, Egypt holidays prove an ever popular destination for holidaymakers. Whether you're a sun worshipper‚ diving enthusiast or a culture vulture‚ you'll find there's certainly more to Egypt than its most famous treasure - the pyramids! With sun all year round, holidays in Egypt are a popular choice for those seeking both summer and winter holiday destinations.
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Resorts in Egypt provide the perfect blend of ingredients for a beach holiday. With the crystal-clear waters of the Red Sea, brilliantly awash in coral and surrounded by an amazing selection of aquatic life, to the deserts of Sinai's interior, where visitors can climb the mountain made famous through the story of Moses, this area offers something for everyone.
Yet it's not all about warm seas and coral reefs. Rooted in ancient history, Egypt holidays offer an immense mix of culture and despite its heritage, this country still boasts a vibrant nightlife. With plenty of relaxing bars and restaurants, you really are spoilt for choice.
Offering everything from sightseeing to sunbathing, it's no wonder that Egypt holidays have become increasingly popular. Just a four hour flight – but a world apart – from the capitals of Europe, Egypt holidays offer a truly extraordinary trip to the cradle of civilisation.
Explore the rich legacy of Egypt and travel through time as you visit the land of ancient histories. Home to one of the seven wonders of the ancient world and enriched with archaeological wealth, you'll be amazed by the monuments and temples that attest to the grandeur that was ancient Egypt. Visit the Great Pyramids at Giza, or take a trip to the legendary Valley of the Kings at Luxor. And if that's not enough, holidays in Egypt offer so many more sightseeing opportunities.
With stunning sun drenched coastlines, Egypt offers endless beaches along the Mediterranean and the Red Sea Rivera. As the more popular choice with Europeans, the Red Sea is famous for its warm, turquoise waters and golden sands and offers an abundance of water sports.
Drawn from all over the Middle East, the Mediterranean and Northern Africa, Egyptian cuisine is known for its flavour and fresh ingredients. Beans and rice are a staple, the meat is generally flavoured with spices and in the Red Sea resorts fish is commonly available. Pigeon is also a delicacy in Egypt, however if this doesn't suit your taste buds there are plenty of eateries that offer something from every corner of the globe so you'll be sure to find something you like.
Hurghada – As the biggest resort in the Red Sea, Hurghada is the capital of pleasure, situated on the mainland coast. Diving is what originally attracted tourism to Hurghada and there are still many unspoiled coral reefs and great diving opportunities to be found on the offshore islands south of Hurghada. There are, however, plenty of other ways to see the colourful Red Sea's underwater life – snorkelling, boat trips and even a submarine are just some of the alternative ways to catch a glimpse at Egypt's underwater paradise.
If water-sports aren't for you, there are plenty of bazaars, restaurants and excursions to ensure you get a real feel for Egyptian culture. More on Hurghada holidays.
Sharm El Sheikh – The resort is a collection of areas and a number of bays that offer some of the best beaches of Egypt. And whilst diving remains one of the biggest draws of the area, there are plenty of things to do and see to suit everyone. Backed by the historic peaks of the Sinai Mountains and a short ride inland from Sharm, is a hauntingly beautiful place home to the biblical burning bush and your chance to continue in the footsteps of Moses by climbing Mount Sinai. However, you can take the trip on camel back, if you're feeling less agile. This is just one of the many exciting trips available in this historical nation. More on Sharm El Sheikh holidays.