Egypt is yet another popular location offering an exciting mix of modern and traditional cultural experiences. It transports the traveller into the region’s history and culture at almost every turn and corner. The deserts of Sharm el Sheikh, Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx, Mediterranean coast dotted with spectacular beaches, the city of Luxor in the vicinity of ancient Thebes, largest temple complex at Karnak, Mount Sinai, Valley of Kings and the Valley of Queens all beckon the traveller to explore the terrain at leisure.
Egypt has the wide range of destination also provide on-board entertainment, so there will still be plenty to do in the evening after seeing the sights during the day. You can choose from West End style shows, comedy acts and casinos. They offer 24-hour dining, so there’s no chance of ever going hungry! There is a choice of buffet or waiter service restaurants, which serve both traditional British food and dishes from the local area.
Egypt also has some attractive beaches such as those in Hurghada, ideal for the days when you just want to relax. Depending on the choice of excursions on your holiday you will have the opportunity to visit Cairo and discover some of the greatest archaeological sites along the Nile, while enjoying the fun having a river cruise. You can look around and visit the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, which has over 136,000 items on display.
If you want to see the local marine life without diving, you can take a trip in a glass-bottom boat, an enjoyable experience for both adults and children.
Camel safaris into the desert, dinner at Bedouin camps, picturesque cruises on the Nile, dives and sea scope rides at the Ras Muhammad Natural Park, and the spectacular coloured caves offer close encounters with the native terrain. Egypt unfolds a myriad of tourist attractions and activities to the ardent traveller.
Taking a luxury cruise in the Red Sea can be a relaxing and rewarding experience. You will have the opportunity to see marine life found nowhere else in the world, in a location considered one of the best in the world for diving. Among Luxury range of cruise deals, you will find select trips to the Red Sea, a popular area with divers from all over the world.
One of the highlights of a holiday in the Red Sea, for many visitors, is the fantastic diving it offers. There are various reefs that you can explore, where you can see many species of fish that are only found in the Red Sea. There are also over 1,000 species of invertebrates and 200 species of coral scattered around the seabed. As well as the sight of dolphins and sharks swimming among the reefs and coral gardens, you will also see a number of interesting shipwrecks and lagoons.
A popular area for diving is Sharm El Sheikh, home to the coral reefs of Ras Mohammed, the first marine protected area in Egypt. You can also take a diving day trip from Sharm El Sheikh to the wreck of the World War II ship, HMS Thistlegorm.
Although diving is one of the main attractions for many tourists visiting the Red Sea, there are also plenty of activities to enjoy on land. You can visit the shopping boutiques and craft stalls at Naama Bay, or hire a quad bike for an exhilarating ride across the windswept sand dunes.