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March 14, 2020

6 places to spend your Easter-Summer Vacation in Egypt

Summer Vacation in Egypt
Summer Vacation in Egypt

If you are planning for your summer vacation, Egypt has to be your first destination. A touristic country with 2 different seas will be the perfect mix to spend your Easter-Summer vacation in it. 

The winter season is now at its end, so it is the time to prepare and book your Easter-Summer trip for 2020. Here are 8 different places to enjoy summer activities during your vacation in Egypt. Knowing the location, how to go there, the available hotels and the activities you can do there. 

6 Coastal cities on the shores of the Red and the Mediterranean Sea is now in your hand:

  • Alexandria
  • Hurghada
  • Sahl Hasheesh
  • Marsa Alam
  • Sharm el-Sheikh
  • Dahab

Alexandria

Alexandria is the capital of Egypt in the era of Alexander the Great, where you will enjoy the Roman beauty next to the Mediterranean Sea. 

Alexandrina is about 3 hours away from Cairo, and you have 2 different means of transportation to get there. Firstly, the train where you can book your ticket form the website of the Egyptian National Railways. Then the Buses as you have 3 different bus companies go to Alexandria, Go Bus, Blue Bus, and High Jet Company. 

Hotels in Alexandria have two levels:

  • 4 stars (+) hotels like Hilton Alexandria, Sheraton Montazah, and Cherry Maryski Hotel.
  • 3 stars (-) hotels like San Giovanni Stanly Hotel, Delta Hotel, Triomphe Hostel, and Acropole Hotel.  

Lots of activities are available to do in Alexandria, Historical and cultural activities, which include the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, the royal Montazah Palace Gardens, and the Qaitbey citadel. You also have the beautiful and entertainment side of the activities which include enjoying the wide waterfront road of Alexandria Corniche with some snacks from the food trucks walking on the Corniche. If you want to have a modern life mixed with the beautiful sea view, you can go to the Tivoli Dome Mall and casino El-Shatby mall, which contains a set of cafes and restaurants by the sea.

Alexandria

Hurghada

If you are planning to enjoy the beauty of the red sea, you have to plan for visiting Hurghada as it is considered the leading coastal resort on the Red Sea. 

Hurghada is about 7 hours away from Cairo by bus and only 5 hours by private cars. You have 3 bus companies to book your bus ticket, Go Bus, Blue Bus, and High Jet Company. For private cars, you can ask your hotel or your travel agency to arrange one for you. 

Hurgada Hotels:

  • 4 stars(+) hotels are Marriott Beach Resort, Mercure Hurghada Hotel, and Roma Hotel.
  • 3 stars(-) hotels are Giftun Azur Resort, Empire Beach Resort, and Sand Beach Resort. 

Hurghada activities are mainly related to sea activities, as you will find amazing coral reefs and marine life which will lead you to go SCUBA diving or snorkeling. Either if you don’t want to get wet, you can try the glass-bottom boat tour to discover the mysterious underwater life. For adventurous activities, you can go windsurfing or exploring the Giftun Islands through boat cruise.

Hurghada

Sahl Hasheesh

Just two years ago, we discovered the amazing relaxing place Sahl Hasheesh. This place became one of the top recommended places to visit in summer, as you will find all the entertainment means for an enjoyable vacation. 

Sahl Hashes is much closer to Hurghada, it’s about 20 min away. From Hurgada you can take a taxi or ask for a private car from your travel agency. 

Sahl Hasheesh hotels are known for the incredible sea view, you can book your stay in one of these 3 hotels:

  • Premier Romance Hotel
  • Tropitel Sahl Hasheesh
  • Oberoi Sahl Hasheesh

What to do in a beautiful place like Sahl Hasheesh? You will have access to all the water activities with professionals, go for beach parties, and having fancy dinner in fine-dining spots While enjoying the scenic views.

Sahl-Hasheesh

Marsa Alam

If you’re seeking quiet and looking for peace, Marsa Alam is your right destination. The beauty of the sea next to the beautiful desert and the mountains create the perfect mix.

Marsa Alam is about 8 hours away from Cairo, but it’s only 4 hours to Luxor city (The city of Ancient Egyptian history). To go there you can use bus companies called Go Bus or Blue Bus, this will be the easiest and fastest way to Marsa Alam. 

Marsa Alam recommended Hotels: 

  • 4 stars(+) hotels are Steigenberger Coraya Beach, Abu Dabbab Diving Lodge, and Blue House Hotel.
  • 3 stars(-) hotels are Rihana Guest House, Shams Alam Beach Resort, and Red Sea Hotel. 

In Marsa Alam, you can enjoy the calm and beauty of the Red Sea and visit the amazing Wadi el Gemal National Park. Also, you can enjoy the historical and adventurous part by visiting the pharaonic history in Luxor city or maybe go camping in the desert.

Marsa-Alam

Sharm el-Sheikh

In Sharm El-sheikh you will find the best dive spots in the world. Having warm weather with crystal clear waters make the perfect place for all kinds of water sports. 

Sharm El-sheikh is about 5 hours away from Cairo, you can travel to Sharm el-sheikh through all bus companies in Cairo like Go Bus, Blue Bus, and High Jet Company. 

Sharm El-sheikh has lots of hotels to stay: 

  • 4 stars(+) hotels like Concorde El Salam Hotel Sharm El Sheikh, Hilton Sharm Waterfalls Resort, and royal Naama Bay Resort.
  • 3 stars(-) hotels like Parrotel Beach Resort, Oriental Rivoli Hotel & Spa, and Amar Sina Village. 

As Sharm El-Sheikh is a popular place in Egypt, you have lots of options for entertainment. For the water activities, you have amazing places like Ras Mohamed Nature Reserve which has incredible beaches with lots of mangroves and coral reefs. And for those who are fond of diving, you better don’t miss one of the most beautiful sceneries in the world, the wreck of the SS Thistlegorm. 

In addition to the water activities, you will find land-based activities like quad biking, go-karts, and horseback riding. visiting the famous Mount Sinai between clouds makes your journey unforgettable.

Sharm-el-Sheikh

Dahab

Visiting Dahab is only for relaxing and enjoying the relationship with mother nature. You will find Dahab in the Gulf of Aqaba, as it takes about 7 hours to reach Dahab from Cairo, but only 1 hour from Sharm El-Sheikh. 

To visit Dahab from Cairo you can take buses from the bus companies which became known enough from this article, Go Bus, Blue Bus, and High Jet Company. 

For your stay in Dahab, you can choose a suitable hotel between these hotels. 

  • 4 stars(+) hotels are Swiss Inn Resort Dahab, Seasun Hotel, and Le Méridien Dahab Resort. 
  • 3 stars(-) hotels are Happy Life Village, Bedouin Moon Hotel, Dahab Plaza Hotel, and Mirage Village.

This city is the queen of water activities. In Dahab, you will find all the water games that may come to your mind like Freediving, windsurfing, SCUBA diving, kayaking, snorkeling … etc. In addition to other different activities like sandboarding, rock climbing excursions, and yoga classes. Whatever kind of person you are, you will enjoy your time in Dahab.

Dahab

What you are waiting for?! Now you have the guide for your Easter-summer vacation in 6 different beautiful cities in Egypt. You now know the names of theses cities so you can do your search, their Locations, means of transportation to go there, the most recommended hotels to stay in, and the activities you can do in each city.

Come on, book your Easter tour package now in Egypt and enjoy all these summer activities.

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