The Ultimate Guide Before You Plan for your Next Trip
Hurghada is a beautiful beach resort, where thousands of older Europeans and others come with their families to enjoy the sun and fun of private resort beaches. It is cities in the Red Sea Govern orate of Egypt. It was founded in the early 20th century, and today, it has gone on to become the foremost tourist resort of the Red Sea coast and an international center for aquatic sports. Windsurfing, sailing, deep-sea fishing, swimming, but, above all, snorkeling and diving can be enjoyed here. 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 rare fish and coral reefs. Restaurants are mostly along the main road. Museums and aquariums in Hurghada have complete collections of flora and fauna of the Red Sea. Today, Hurghada is known as a party town,particularly among Europeans with many clubs. Numerous Europeans spend their Christmas and New Year holidays in the city, primarily Germans, Russians and Italians. Often, the larger resorts have zoos, playgrounds, discos, bars, a number of pools and even small theaters. Islands near Hurghada offer all kinds of fun and excitement.. Hurghada used to be a small fishing village stretching a long way along the seashore and it doesn't reach far into the desert that surrounds the area.
For a number of ancient attractions and historical monuments, the crazy city of Luxor is hard to beat, while the historical temple at the capital of Qena is equally impressive. Also close to Hurghada is Port Safaga, where huge ranges of water sports are on offer.
Sharm el Sheikh
Sharm el Sheikh
Located on the southern shoreline of the Gulf of Aqaba, Sharm el Sheikh can be found to the northeast of Hurghada, sited across the Red Sea. Sharm el Sheikh is home to a couple of stunning bays, both of which contain superb sandy beaches and good nearby facilities, which include many coastal hotels. Known for its scuba diving and snorkelling, the underwater landscape and crystal-clear waters regularly attract dive clubs from all over the world. Other water sports and marine attractions in Sharm el Sheikh include sailing, wind surfing, glass-bottom boat rides and also parasailing.
An important provincial capital standing to the southwest of Hurghada, Qena is easy to reach and offers a number of nearby attractions, of which the magnificent temple complex in the Dendara area, on the town's outskirts, is the real highlight. Qena is easy to reach and lies where the main Hurghada road intersects with the busy Nile Road. The market town of Qena is fairly scruffy in appearance and the centre itself does not warrant exploring.
Situated to the southwest of Hurghada, Luxor is like
no other city on the planet and contains many truly
world-class attractions and historic sites. Luxor is
the actual site of the historic city of Thebes and
its stunning monuments have made this location
second only in popularity to the pyramids of Giza,
next to Cairo. The main attractions here include the
Karnak Temple, the Luxor Museum, the Mummification
Museum and also the Valley of the Kings and the
Valley of the Queens.
The attractions of Port Safaga lie just over to the south of Hurghada. A popular coastal destination sited alongside the Red Sea, Port Safaga is an unassuming tourist resort with a small amount of accommodation and a host of water sports. Port Safaga is known for its superb diving opportunities and windsurfing conditions, while the dark beaches, stunning bays and nearby islands are all equally appealing and well worth the journey. Under the water you can expect to see many colourful creatures, including both sharks and tuna fish, which are to be found around the Abu Qifan and the Tobias Arbaa reefs, amongst other locations.