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Adventure, Relaxation, Fascination, and Exploration are the elements to this perfectly put together tour making it a vacationing paradise for you and your family.
Hurghada, a city that has been transformed over the years to a bustling tourist destination where there is plenty to do to keep yourself amused. Take a quad ride into the Sahara desert, snorkel around the coral reefs, dive into the deep red sea, and surround yourself with a family of dolphins. Take a camel ride into the setting sun or just relax on the golden sands gazing out at the horizon, an experience that truly can’t be missed!
3 Hours Before Flight Time
A program where you can enjoy trips to Hurghada, Luxor, Valley of the Kings, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, Karnak temple complex and Luxor temple.
Switch on Holiday mode and board your international flight to Cairo airport, Just as you disembark, our representative will be waiting for you to meet and assist you through airport formalities before accompanying you on your private transfer to your chosen hotel to rest and enjoy your free evening. If you’re up for a bit of entertainment this evening, there are plenty of optional tours that our specialists suggest.
Overnight Cairo. (No meals)
Right after breakfast, your private driver will transfer you to the airport for your quick flight to Hurghada where thee fun begins! After you check-in at your hotel, we will leave it up to you on how you would like to fill your morning. Later this afternoon, we head to the golden desert for a bit of adventure and adrenaline. hop of your Quad bikes and speed through the breathtaking scenery, We will tear through the sands on this 35km excursion. Take in the middle eastern vibe and enjoy the ride !
Meals: Breakfast and dinner
Rise and Shine to a special day at the Red Sea. Cool off in clear waters and dive into another world underwater, you will catch sight of a multitude of fishes, all colors and shapes and those will be a tiny number of the recorded 1200 species of fish living in Red Sea waters. Marine life here abounds and is spectacular. Later this morning if you’re still wanting more of the red sea, we suggest an optional ride on a glass-bottomed boat to explore more of the underwater life.
Meals: Breakfast and dinner.
No need to rush anywhere today, enjoy your lazy morning.
Relax by the pool or soak up the sun on the beach, it’s totally up to you on how you want to spend your day. Check out our optional tour suggestions, Take a pick and leave the prepping to your tour operator.
Meals: Breakfast and dinner.
Plan your day as you wish, plenty of optional tours to choose from to make the most out of your stay n Hurghada.
Meals: Breakfast and dinner.
Free day to enjoy yet again the delights of the Red Sea and its golden beaches.
Optional: We offer you a day trip to Luxor to take in some of Egypt’s ancient cultures. It is home to the iconic Valley of the Kings and Queen Hatshepsut’s temple. We will have an early start heading to the West Bank of the Nile and enter the Valley of the Kings, home to the tombs of Pharaohs of days gone by, including that of Tutankhamun, Egypt’s most famous of kings. Then its on to Deir el Bahari, home to Queen Hatshepsut’s temple. Our half-day tour will end with a view of the Colossi of Memnon, two gigantic stone statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III. We include a donkey ride for any children on tour.
Free day to enjoy yet again the delights of the Red Sea and its golden beaches. Plan your day as you wish, plenty of optional tours to choose from to make the most out of your stay n Hurghada.
Meals: Breakfast and dinner.
Pack up your fantastic memories that this relaxing yet fulfill holiday helped come true. Enjoy your breakfast looking back on the unforgettable memories with your loved ones, after your check out, your private vehicle will drop you off at Hurghada airport for your flight to Cairo. Once there, you will catch your international flight back home. Come back and taste some more of the variegated flavors Egypt has to offer. More classics, more deserts, more turquoise-hues waters for you to explore!
We want to make sure you don’t miss out on anything! As per this Red Sea Adventure itinerary, Our tour specialists have put together a few suggestions to make the most of your time in Hurghada. To add any of the optional tours to your exciting itinerary, you can book in advance with your tour operator or decide later and book on the spot with your tour leader.
An exceptional under-water tour of discovery of life in another habitat. Whilst you usually need to be a licensed diver to live this adventure, we will be doing this aboard the Middle East’s only commercial submarine. It will pick us up just outside the hotel, marina side, just like any other sea-faring vessel. And then, lo-and-behold, it will shut down the hatches sealing us all inside and descend to a depth of 22 meters. The excursion is 2 hours long. Through the portholes and viewing windows, we will have an up-close and personal encounter with that awesome sea life we all dream of having.
After lunch, we will first head to a Bedouin village and get a taste of life in the desert. From there, we will swap the land-cruisers for camels and take a short ride across the desert sands at the end of which a BBQ will be waiting for us just as the sun starts dipping on the horizon. Uniquely Spectacular…
We offer you a day trip to Luxor to take in some of Egypt’s ancient cultures. It is home to the iconic Valley of the Kings and Queen Hatshepsut’s temple. We will have an early start heading to the West Bank of the Nile and enter the Valley of the Kings, home to the tombs of Pharaohs of days gone by, including that of Tutankhamun, Egypt’s most famous of kings. Then its on to Deir el Bahari, home to Queen Hatshepsut’s temple. Our half-day tour will end with a view of the Colossi of Memnon, two gigantic stone statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III. We include a donkey ride for any children on tour.
Egypt offers a wide variety of 3-star hotels. The prices range from $12 to $20 per person per night in a double room. I would suggest you check hotel directories for rates and locations. Backpacker services are not popular in Egypt, although a few are available.
The best time to visit Egypt is from October to May. It is the peak travel season, temperatures are milder though comparatively warmer than in the northern hemisphere. This is our High-Season with its two busiest periods: the Christmas/New Year period and the Easter Period, whereby hotels and cruises will put their prices up. This can mean that some hotels become really expensive, so making your reservations very early, even for the budget hotels, is strongly advised. The other 4 months are the low-season so to speak. May to September are the height of Egyptian summer, with very high temperatures, especially in Upper Egypt (Luxor and the southern parts of the country). However, this is the time for you to see Egypt in virtual peace and quiet, giving you the advantage of seeing the sites without any hassle either from school children or crowds of tourists.
Even though we arrange tours… the best BUDGET way is to do it yourself.
It is easier to sit back, have someone make all arrangements for you and just zip, worry-free from place to place (and some people wouldn’t do it any other way; it is a vacation after all LOL). But if you’re willing to put in the work, are flexible, easily adaptable, easy going and you’re willing to deal with haggling etc. it is not impossible to do Egypt without an operator.
In 10 days you can definitely visit three cities. You can even add Aswan in there. For most first-time visitors, 2 days in Cairo is enough. It is an overwhelming city, especially if you’re going about on your own.
If you’re going to do this yourself, I suggest at least securing ground transportation for the day. That can be a hired private car or taxi but you don’t want to be wasting time flagging down and haggling with taxis at every turn. Having pre-arranged transport will take lots of the hassle out of doing things yourself. Having a good guide book is essential but if you can, book a guide or two to break up the monotony and really help with understanding the sites and bringing them to life. There are many good budget hotels in Luxor, Cairo and Aswan, which can be booked on sites such as hostelworld.com. You pre-pay 10% of the booking when it’s made and then pay the rest on arrival. The hostels do tours as well.
If you’re a student, be sure to bring your ISIC card for 50% discount on tickets to the sites.
If you decide you need help arranging all or part of the trip, don’t hesitate to contact us.
Spend a couple of nights in Cairo, take the sleeper-train to Aswan, spend another two nights there while visiting Abu Simbel and the Philae Temple, maybe Kom Ombo too. Then you can take a cruise down the Nile to Luxor, spend two nights visiting the Valleys of the Kings and Queens and the Karnak Temple Complex. Then you can return to Cairo and from there head to a Red Sea resort, either on the Sinai Peninsula or the coast, for a few nights.
The high-season is October to May, making June to September (the summer months and the hottest) the low-season and therefore prices are at their lowest.
It has never been a problem, however you have to put up sometimes with annoying verbal harassment and this happens to Egyptian women as well. The best thing is to ignore and go on. It can sometimes get really irritating but reacting does not work. There is nothing forbidden in Egypt. You do not need to cover up or anything of the sort, yet to avoid drawing unnecessary attention to yourself, do please cover your shoulders and cleavage and do not wear shorts. It is just a matter of feeling comfortable and fitting in. Best footwear are sneakers as there is a lot of walking and it is dusty and sometimes the streets are in poor condition and dirty.
The ones recommended are: Yellow Fever (common to most parts of Africa), Tetanus and Hepatitis. Otherwise, just take the usual precautions when travelling to hot parts of the world. Drink bottled water, avoiding ice and unless you are in a well-known hotel and restaurant, avoid eating uncooked greens. Avoid roadside food stands. Bring a good insect repellent as the evenings might be full of mosquitoes. At all cost, avoid contact with street dogs, rabies is still a risk in Egypt. Make sure you have condoms on you, they are also available in all pharmacies. Carry a small medical kit for your needs, with painkillers and diarrhea tablets at hand at all times. We also advise you to carry a travel insurance.
On Organizing your Trip – Alone or in a couple or with friends and you wish to organize everything yourself, please let the hotel know of your plans before leaving. Should you get lost, the hotel will be able to act on your behalf. Also arm yourself with hotel address and telephone number, always, as you may need it. Be aware that you might be ripped-off. Like many tourist destinations, Egypt has its “wolves”, preying on unsuspecting, trustful travelers. Often the total cost will be more than if you had arranged it through a travel agent or your hotel and a lot less enjoyable.
On independent travel, for a first timer it is not advised. It much better to take a guide. You don’t need to book a package tour, groups can be arranged here. First and foremost, prepare yourself for a culture shock. Many seasoned travelers arrive and find it is unlike any other country they have previously visited.
On Dining Out, first time travelers are at a loss. It is best to seek out a hotel chain or a well-reviewed restaurant (ask around if you can) then you can be assured to get good, clean food. The price will be worth it. Never drink tap water! Wash and shower with it, but do not drink it.
On the Egyptian Language- Learn the basic words: La’ (no) and shukran (thank you). You will be needing them.
On Transportation – Taxis are a problem as they do not have a counter and pricing can be very tricky. Best is to use Uber or Careem or else have your hotel get you a cab and negotiate the price before you go on your ride.
In general, always take a bottle of water on your expedition. The heat will get to you.
Always carry local currency as it will make your life easier, especially when paying for groceries, taxis, touristic venues, museums and souvenirs. In big shops, restaurants and hotels you may use your credit cards.
On Tips – If you feel generous enough to tip one child, then expect to be followed by a hoard of others expecting to be tipped as well. Make sure you have a lot of small bills for such ventures as tipping is sort of expected and even the smallest bill (one pound) will be welcomed.
On Photography – Taking photos inside many temples is restricted, so please follow the advice of your guide and the keeper of the sites. In some places, please be aware that the government will charge you for taking photographs. Due to new policies put in place by the Ministry of Tourism, cameras are not permitted at all in the Valley of the Kings. Please exercise caution and respect when taking photographs of anything other than tourist sites. It is forbidden to take photographs of the police, anything of a military nature or indeed bridges, airports and public works. Respect should be given to Egyptian women, use discretion. Always ask permission before taking photos of people and expect to be asked for a tip in return.
On Clothing – Upon visiting mosques, please dress conservatively, i.e. half/long sleeved shirt and no shorts. In public areas, this would also be our advice. However, in some touristic areas such as the seaside, it perfectly fine to wear shorts and sleeveless shirts. Please remember to remove your footwear upon stepping into a mosque.
On Health – Bring a supply of your medication if you take any on a regular basis as well as a copy of your prescription. However, please be assured that your hotel or our staff will find you a specialized doctor should the need arise.
Egypt’s national airline is Egypt Air. Most major international airlines fly to Cairo.
Please check with your travel agent or your favourite travel website for more
Please visit https://visacentral.com/egypt-visa
Please note your passport should be valid for 6 months after the end date of your visa.