With arguably some of the best diving and tourist sites in the world and a rich cultural history, Egypt is the perfect holiday destination for both divers and non-divers alike.
Beneath the crystal blue surface of the Red Sea lies a rich and diverse ecosystem just waiting to be explored. Located between Africa and Asia, the warm tropical waters are home to more than 1100 species of fish, 200 species of hard and soft corals and 44 species of shark. This rich diversity is in part due to the expanse of coral reef that extends along its coastline.
The Red Sea is a unique marine paradise that offers some of the most spectacular diving in the world. With miles of beautiful coral reef, numerous wrecks and a vast array of marine life: from brightly coloured nudibranchs and tropical fish, to large pelagics such as oceanic white tips and hammerheads, there really is something for everyone! Whether you are a complete beginner or an experienced diver, your Red Sea experience will be one that you never forget.
For diving in Egypt we offer our own fleet of luxury liveaboards and work with only the top dive centres in each resort to ensure that you experience the best diving the Red Sea has to offer in comfort and safety. For more information on our Red Sea diving liveaboard fleet, click here!
Land based attractions...
When it comes to tourist attractions above the water, Egypt needs no introduction... it is world famous.
Here is just a selection of the many impressive attractions you may wish to visit while in Egypt.
The Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx: The Pyramids of Giza represent one of the greatest architectural feats of man. The last surviving member of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Great Pyramid of Giza is one of the world's oldest tourist attractions and attracts vast numbers of tourists every year. There are three main pyramids in Giza; the Great Pyramid of Khufu, The Pyramid of Kafhre and the smaller Pyramid of Menkaura and each Pyramid is a tomb to a different King of Egypt. In front of the pyramids lies the Sphinx, carved out of a single block of stone, this enormous cat-like sculpture has mesmerized millions of visitors.
Abu Simbel: Next to the Pyramids of Giza, Abu Simbel is perhaps the most recognized monument of ancient Egypt. The two temples built for the pharaoh Ramesses II have been attracting visitors since Victorian times. Today there is a daily sound and light show which is not to be missed. Twice a year in February and October the Abu Simbel Festival is held and the natural sunlight and architectural brilliance combine to make the inner sanctum of the temple light up - an experience not to be missed if you are there at the right time of year.
Valley of the Kings: Home to Tutankhamun's tomb, the Valley of the Kings is situated on the ancient site of Thebes and is where the pharaoh's were buried and hoped to meet their Gods in the afterlife. To see the treasure that Tutankhamun was buried with, you will have to visit the National Museum in Cairo, however Tutankhamun was actually a relatively minor King, therefore there are many larger and more impressive tombs to discover in the Valley of the Kings.
Luxor Temple: If you travel to Luxor then it will be hard to miss the spectacular Luxor Temple situated in the centre of Luxor city. Largely built by Amenhotep III and Ramesses II around 1400BC, its main purpose was to celebrate the festival of Opet. Many rulers built on to the temple, yet it always remained a place of worship for Christians and later Muslims. A mosque built inside the temple still exists and is one of the highlights of the site. Luxor Temple is beautifully lit at night and is well worth visiting the site at sunset.
We are able to organise all of your sightseeing tours and use the best guides available to ensure that you get the most from your Egyptian experience!