Hurghada is located on the Sinai Peninsular and around 530 kilometres from Cairo. The warm weather and stunning scenery make Hurghada a great holiday destination.
People come from all over the world for a taste of Hurghada's amazing diving and snorkelling amongst its variety of marine life and dive spots such as Brothers Islands, Ras Mohammed, and the Strait of Gubal, where Thistlegorm, the Red Sea's most well known wreck is found. Both reef diving and wreck diving are very popular in Hurghada.
Situated in downtown Hurghada and known as the 'old town', El Dahar souk awaits you with the smells and sounds of a typical bustling souk with tiny alleys of markets that pull you in. Be sure to put your bargaining skills to the test as it is part of the souk culture to haggle as you buy all your gifts and souvenirs.
St. Anthony & St. Paul's Monasteries
St. Anthony and St. Paul's Monasteries are the oldest Christian monasteries dating back to the 4th century AD when monks began to set at the foot of the Red Sea Mountains. Both monasteries are considered to be the holiest sites of the Coptic Church in Egypt. Visit the monasteries for a guide through their lives and to catch the glimpse of some spectacular views.
Trips to nearby islands are also very much worth it for those more into snorkelling and just laying on white sandy beaches. Giftun Island is a snorkeler's paradise where you can also camp overnight and awake with the sunrise.
A new addition to the city of Hurghada, the Marina and Marina Boulevard have given the city a fresh new modern look with upscale seafood restaurants, coffee shops, shopping, and nightclubs, all with a marina-front view of boats and yachts docked in the water. The Marina is also the place where you can rent diving and snorkelling boats to take you on day trips to neighbouring islands.
Located 500 kilometres south of Cairo, Hurghada is a bustling resort and offers visitors easy access to a varied selection to dive sites for divers of all levels. With its proximity to Luxor visitors can take time out and visit the Valley of the Kings and Queens.
Shaab Um Gamar
Nov 2011- 31 Oct 2012
Scuba Diving £160
Open Water / Junior Open Water £235 (Book one and your buddy gets the same FREE*
Book one and your buddy gets one half price**)
Open Water Referral £189
Advanced Open Water £189 (Book one and your buddy gets the same FREE* Book one and your buddy gets one half price**)
Emergency First Response £80
Rescue Diver £269
Enriched Air Nitrox £89
1 Day Diving (2 boat dives) £35
2 Day's Diving (4 boat dives) £65
3 Day's Diving (6 boat dives) £99
4 Days Diving (8 boat dives) £129
5 Day's Diving (10 boat dives) £160 (Book one and your buddy gets the same FREE* Book one and your buddy gets one half price**)
6 Day's Diving (12 boat dives) £195 (Book one and your buddy gets the same FREE* Book one and your buddy gets one half price**)
7 Day's Diving (14 boat dives) £225
8 Day's Diving (16 boat dives) £259
9 Day's Diving (18 boat dives) £289
10 Day's Diving (20 boat dives) £320
11 Day's Diving (22 boat dives) £355
12 Day's Diving (24 boat dives) £385
*Valid for diving commenced and completed 1 Nov-16 Dec 2011 & 1 Jan - 15 Mar 2012
**Valid for diving commenced and completed by 31 Oct 2011 & 1 May - 30 Jun 2012
For more information or pre-booking, please contact our local partner, Highway Travel:
phone: ++20 69 360 2236
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$105
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$260 or By bus US$115
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$25
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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