Family Holidays in Egypt

Family holiday in Egypt
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Egypt is quickly becoming a firm favourite with families of all ages, with is beautiful hot temperatures all year round, meaning you don’t need to travel here high season, costing you a fortune, you can pick a week in the middle of October or January and still expect to see temperatures around 30* unlike many other European destinations. The hotels around Egypt cater brilliantly for kiddies of all ages too, most offering entertainment and play parks etc.

Egypt’s beach resorts are lined along the crystal clear waters of the Red Sea, with wide gently shelving golden sands and lined with palm trees. Areas such as Sharm El Sheikh, Taba Heights, Hurghada, Marsa Alam, Dahab and Nuweiba all offer some fantastic accommodation and a choice that will suit every taste and budget too.  Then we can go more inland and experience areas such as Giza, Cairo and Luxor, rich in history and sights you wont see anywhere else in the world, for example The Pyramids, Temples and castles and monasteries and the all famous River Nile.

Sharm El Sheikh boasts some of the nicest hotels at reasonable prices, most with private beaches where you can enjoy snorkelling and diving, shark spotting.  As you are also situated very close to Mount Sinai  and desert, where you can experience some amazing excursions like quad biking, camel safaris, Arabian nights and of course you are not a million miles away from The Pyramids and Giza or  trip down the Nile for culture and history.

Another popular area for families is Hurghada, El Gouna and Makadi, with beaches, marinas and crystal clear seas, makes is popular for diving and snorkelling, infact the diving centres offering some fantastic diving courses, especially popular with older kids, taking you all out on boats trips to experience some amazing reefs and underwater sights.

The modern city of Luxor offers some amazing historic sights, bazaars and shops, fabulous restaurants and some great night-life.  The most obvious thing to do in Luxor is to take in a Nile cruise, with excursions to Abu Simbel, Aswan, The Valley of the Kings and Queens and monasteries on the West Bank.  Hot air ballooning is also a great way to see everything and can be done from The West Bank, totally awesome.

No one should visit Egypt and not visit Giza, with the most amazing sights of the Pyramids and the Sphinx and obviously visit Cairo with the tombs of Tutankhamen.

Eating out in Egypt is wide and varied with restaurants from all over the world, Egyptian, Chinese, Japanese, French, Italian and of course English, and the night-life is the same, with tradional Bedouin cafés, shisha cafés, pub, nightclubs and casinos.

Joanna Baker

About Joanna Baker

23 years and counting which included 2 years YTS with Team Travel, 3 years in Crete as a rep for LTS/Sunworld. 11 years in Lincoln/TUI (6 years self-employed), 8 years with Low Cost Sunshine

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