Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Hurghada - Egypt Travel Guide

Diving, quad biking or kicking back on the beach, it's all here.


Fantastic hotels, stunning scenery and the chance to visit the Pyramids. Get packing.



•Just over 5 hours from most UK airports.

•Hurghada is an amazing destination offering everything you could possibly need on a holiday

•Chill out in fantastic hotels with spa facilities, massages and beautiful beaches.

•Explore the desert on horseback or by quad bike.

•Enjoy some of the most spectacular diving and snorkelling in the world.

•Diving in Hurghada: The underwater gardens are amazing with a wide range of rare fish and coral reefs. Hurghada is also a good starting point to explore many uninhabited offshore islands.

•Watersports in Hurghada: sailing, windsurfing, deep sea fishing, kite surfing, catamaran sailing, glass bottom boats, pedaloes and waterskiing.

•Explore the ancient wonders of Egypt

•Visit the Pyramids and the Valley of the Kings. Fly to Cairo and see the pyramids or take a coach to Luxor to see the Valley of the Kings.

•Top Travel Insurance Tip: Check your travel insurance covers quad biking. Also to what depths you are covered for diving. These can usually be added to your insurance.

•What's the nightlife like in Hurghada? As the second biggest resort in Egypt, it's a bit of a party town. There's even a Ministry of Sound bar. Plus, most hotels have their own discos and entertainment. Many offer belly dancing, Arabic and Nubic folklore, and there is an open air celebration called 1001 nights.

•What is the best restaurant in Hurghada? According to our holidaymakers, currently it's the Hard Rock Cafe. But let us know what you think when you get back.

•Do I need a visa to visit Hurghada? Yes. The relevant forms are usually handed out on the plane prior to landing. Costs £10.Valid for 90 days.

•Amazing Golf Resort in Hurghada: The 5* Steigenberger Golf Resort in El Gouna features a USPGA approved championship golf course.

•How child friendly is Hurghada? Extremely! Most of our 4* and 5* hotels have family rooms, children's pools, kids clubs, all inclusive deals, animation teams and unrivalled sports facilities for all ages. Our hotels in Hurghada suitable for families include Le Meridien, Makadi Bay, the Hilton Hurghada Long Beach, Calimera Golden Beach resort, the Aladdin Beach Resort, the Primasol Albatross, the Dana Beach Resort, the Titanic Resort and AquaPark and the Minamark.

•When is the best time to visit Hurghada? From mid October to May.

•What's the temperature in Hurghada? It ranges from late 20s to mid 30s.

•Health Tip: Drink lots of water, wear sunscreen, hat, use mossie repellent at night.

•Do I need jabs for Hurgahada? In most cases no, but if you are in any doubt because of your own specific medical conditions, check further with the FCO site and your GP. Also, check the small print of your travel insurance. Some require protection like Tetanus is up to date.

•How much should I tip in Hurghada? In Hurghada, tipping is widely expected. Here is a suggested guide, but really it is up to you. Restaurant - 5-15% Hotel - 5% Tour guide - £1 a day Taxi - 10%. If you are staying All Inclusive, it's worth giving small tips to your All Inclusive waiters throughout your holiday.

•Top 'Tips' Tip: According to one of our holidaymakers: "Take Euro's rather than Egytian pounds and take single dollar's as tips...the staff love them and at only about 54p value...you can afford to tip a little more often !!"

•Holidays to Hurghada: We have an excellent choice of holidays in Hurghada.

•Cheap flights to Hurghada: We have cheap flights to Hurghada with all your favourite airlines and operators.

•The flight takes just over 5 hours from UK airports.

•Car hire in Hurghada: There's so much to explore, you would be wise to hire a car.

•Transfers to Hurghada: We can book your transfers to your hotel in Hurghada by either shuttle or private taxi.

•Hurghada Hotel Reviews: Written exclusively by genuine customers who have booked and stayed in the hotel.

Did you know? El Gouna is known as Egypt's Venice. It is about 25 km north of Hurghada. It is man-made, quiet and clean and is made of up several islands separated by channels and connected by bridges. There are 14 hotels and 2 marinas.

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