The stunning resort of El Gouna is set on the golden sandy shores of the Red Sea, and just north of Hurghada. An ideal destination for an enjoyable and relaxing holiday.
The best way to see El Gouna and get a proper tour is to take a Lagoon Trip. This small motor boat which takes a group of up to 20, goes out every half an hour from many locations throughout El Gouna and is a 1 hour trip which gives you the chance to see all of El Gouna from its lagoons.
With 5 kite surfing centres and schools, El Gouna is by far the best kitesurfing destination for beginners and experienced kiters alike. Many beaches in El Gouna are dedicated to the sport and just the site of all the coloured kites scattered across the shore encourages you to try the sport. El Gouna year round sunshine and perfect wind conditions are ideal for kitesurfing and kiteboarding. Lessons and courses are available and gear for rent.
The Red Sea is known for being a divers' paradise and El Gouna has spared no efforts at giving its guests the opportunity to dive in one of the world's best seas for diving. Home to 9 diving centres, all PADI-approved, guests can get their PADI-license in El Gouna, take courses, and go on breathtaking dives. Junior diving and handicapped diving is also available.
El Gouna is home to an 18-hole championship USPGA golf course with amazing views and in excellent conditions. The year-round weather makes it a favourite destination for winter golf!
Sail La Vie is the newest recruit to the Red Sea town of El Gouna offering sailing and windsurfing lessons to holidaymakers. The school is based next to the Sheraton Miramar and teaches holidaymakers how to command the crystal clear warm waters on a range of water vessels.
Horse & Camel Riding
Horse and camel riding are available in El Gouna's many beaches which is a beautiful way to relax and unwind with the sea and mountains as your view. A sunset ride is recommended!
Abu Tig Marinas
Home to the luxury yachts, gourmet restaurants, bars and nightclub, the Abu Tig Marinas are a great place to take a stroll along the waterfront promenades and connecting alleys to window shop and to have that well-deserved meal.
Stand up Paddling
The newest sport addition to El Gouna, stand up paddling is a fun yet not so easy way to enjoy the waters and lagoons and get the best views of El Gouna! A surf board is used to stand on and you paddle through the lagoons while standing up. Simple!
Great for wellness and sports alike, El Gouna is home to two outlets of the luxury Angsana Spa, part of the Banyan Tree Group. El Gouna also has a state-of-the-art gym facility called LAX overlooking the marina which also offers spa services.
El Gouna is home to one of the country's best restaurants from local traditional cuisine to international tantalising cuisines. The Marina area is known for its fine dining so make sure to treat yourself to a meal overlooking the mega-yachts and sea.
Marina Street Festival
Be sure to attend the Marina Street Festival which takes place every Friday at El Gouna's Abu Tig Marina. Great entertainment and food await you!
Downtown & El Kafr
Be sure to visit this bustling area of alleys, pedestrian squares, shopping arcades and typical Egyptian cafes and restaurants. It is one of the older areas of El Gouna.
Located in downtown El Gouna, the Art Village is a lovely souk-like market where you can get all the souvenirs you need to bring back home. From Egyptian jewellery to clothes to carpets and scarves, you can find it all here.
Beaches & Island Hopping
El Gouna has many amazing beaches and is also surrounded by beautiful Red Sea islands not far off worth visiting. Boat trips can take you to the best spots for swimming, snorkelling or just laying around on the islands beaches such as Tawila Island, Mahmeya Island, and Gobal Island. If you prefer to stay in El Gouna, make sure to go to Mangroovy Beach, Buzzha Beach, and Zeytouna Beach. All beaches and islands are fully equipped with facilities and restaurants.
A fun way to go out at sea is to take one of El Gouna's infamous Catamaran trips. You can rent out the catamaran for a private party or join as part of a group. Lunch is available on the trip.
For those that want a more peaceful, calmer experience then a visit must be made to El Gouna's public library, a branch of Alexandria's renowned modern Library, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, this place is great to relax and unwind with a book in one of its outdoor quarters.
El Gouna Farm
Want to buy organic freshly made olive oil from Egyptian olive trees, or the best organic jojoba oil in town? Then you must pay a visit to the El Gouna Farm, located about 5 minutes outside the resort town, where they produce their own products from harvested plants.
El Gouna Winery
El Gouna also makes it own award-winning wine at its winery. Go for a tour and wine-tasting of some unique tasting Egyptian wine. El Gouna wine brands are also sold at the winery and are available in all hotels, outlets, and restaurants and bars.
El Gouna provides a perfect year round golf holiday, the 18 hole championship course designed by Gene Bates and Fred Couples caters for every level of golfer and offers players spectacular views.
Golf Course Information
Holes:18 hole Championship course
Rating: Par 74
Length: 6296 metres
Tees: 5-6 tee locations on each hole for ladies and men
Handicap: Maximum 45
Grass: Seashore Paspalum
Course Type: Desert style
Design : Gene Bates in cooperation with Fred Couples
Challenges: 65 bunkers, lagoons and desert hazards
Opening Times: 7am until sunset, 365 days a year
Pre-booking your golf with Peltours means not only peace of mind but also specially negotiated green fees.
To book golf with your holidays, call our Golf Team on: 0844 770 9960
Home to 'ship graveyards', El Gouna is the place to choose if you want to explore the hidden wrecks of the Red Sea. El Gouna is also a fantastic choice if you want to encounter dolphins.
Dive centres :
The Dive Tribe
Shaab Um Gamar
1 Nov 2011- 31 Oct 2012
Scuba Diving £150
Open Water / Junior Open Water £285
Open Water Referral £150
Advanced Open Water + 1 Day Diving £255
Emergency First Response £79
Rescue Diver + 1 day Diving £305
Enriched Air Nitrox + 1 day Diving £129
1 Day's Diving (2 boat dives) £50
2 Day's Diving (4 boat dives) £100
3 Day's Diving (6 boat dives) £139
4 Day's Diving (8 boat dives) £185
5 Days Diving(10 boat dives) £215
6 Days Diving (12 boat dives) £255
7 Day's Diving (14 boat dives) £299
8 Day's Diving (16 boat dives) £339
9 Day's Diving (18 boat dives) £380
10 Days Diving (20 boat dives) £425
11 Day's Diving (22 boat dives) £465
12 Days Diving 24 boat dives) £509
17 Nov - 18 Dec 2011, 1 Jan-18 Mar, 7 Jun- 29 Jul 2012
Scuba Diving £129
Open Water / Junior Open Water £240
Open Water Referral £129
Advanced Open Water + 1 day Diving £215
Emergency First Response NA
Rescue Diver + 1 Day Diving £295
Enriched Air Nitrox +1 Day Diving £119
1 Day's Diving (2 boat dives) £45
2 Day's Diving (4 boat dives) £85
3 Day's Diving (6 boat dives) £119
4 Day's Diving (8 boat dives) £155
5 Days Diving(10 boat dives) £179
6 Days Diving (12 boat dives) £215
7 Day's Diving (14 boat dives) £250
8 Day's Diving (16 boat dives) £285
9 Day's Diving (18 boat dives) £325
10 Days Diving (20 boat dives) £359
11 Day's Diving (22 boat dives) £395
12 Days Diving 24 boat dives) £429
For more information or pre-booking, please contact our local partner, Tarot:
phone: ++202 37613680
1 Day Luxor Highlights
An amazing day out visiting magnificent Luxor, the old capital of Egypt, on the banks of the River Nile. See the great temple of Karnak and the spectacular tombs of Valley of the Kings. Visit the temple of Queen Hatshepsut, the Colossi of Memnon statues and sample the delightful Nile River whilst crossing it in a small motor boat.
By bus US$112
1 Day Cairo Delights
Experience the last remaining of the Seven Wonders of the World and explore the legends of Ancient Egypt in Cairo, Egypt's capital. On this trip visit the awesome Egyptian National Museum and see the legendary treasures of Tutankhamen, ancient artefacts and other masterpieces from the Land of the Pharaohs.
Visit the awe-inspiring Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx, and wander around the medieval Citadel.
Return flights (or bus), lunch, transfers and Egyptologist included.
By plane US$267 or By bus US$122
Hurghada Encounter Resort Tour
This excursion is a great introduction to the bustling town of Hurghada, Look around this superb resort, sample the local sights and revel in its history. Try Egyptian water pipes, relax with a local drink, visit the duty free, and go shopping amongst the colour of downtown.
By bus US$32
Island hop to Mahmyia, home to the one of the most amazing beaches in the Hurghada region.
Enjoy a mouth watering full buffet lunch on the fine white sand beach, relax to soothing music, sunbathe, swim and snorkel all day in the crystal clear waters of Mahma. On your journey back to the Hurghada coastline, you may possibly even see dolphins.
Badawaya Desert Experience
For an action-packed day, join this adventurous excursion into the desert. Cross the awe-inspiring desert in a variety of exciting ways - by jeep, quad bike, off road sand buggy and camel.
Visit a local Bedouin village, see the desert in all its glory at sunset, enjoy a BBQ dinner and watch a fantastic show under the stars.
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