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- Amazing coral reefs and underwater wildlife
- Fabulous sands, clear seas and year-round sunshine
- Excellent accommodation and facilities
- Varied nightlife
Things To Do
Camel Safari Adventure: Be Lawrence of Arabia for the day on the back of a camel. Take part in many adventures including jeep travel and quad biking. Watch the sunset before eating under the stars in a Bedouin Camp. Lunch and dinner are included.
Quad Safari: Travel on a quad bike through the desert to a Bedouin camp to watch the sunset and stars in the night sky while dinner is cooked for you. Smoke a shisha pipe, drink tea and relax. Individual bikes guaranteed. Suitable for over 16's only.
Mahmya Beach: Chill out on the amazing white sands of Mahmya Beach, sunbathing, swimming and snorkeling throughout the day. Equipment and lunch included.
Glass Bottom Boat: Enjoy a cruise on the Red Sea in this enclosed catamaran and admire the coral and beautiful array of tropical fish without even getting your toes wet.
Sinbad Submarine: Revel in the fantastic underwater sights visible through the large panoramic windows of the vessel taking you on this underwater cruise beneath the surface of the sea.
Scuba Diving: Hurghada along with Sharm el Sheikh, is where tourism began in this region. These were the original two destinations of the nearly 20-year-old diving history of the Red Sea - a paradise for a perfect Red Sea diving holiday where you can see turtles, dolphins, mantas and moray eels, tuna, barracudas, hammerhead, reef and pelagic sharks, and swim among hard and soft coral and the legendary World War II wreck of the Thistlegorm. Olympic Holidays offer a scuba diving day trip, Scuba Sensation, when you will dive explore the underwater world and this vast array of marine life. This fascinating introductory day to diving includes two dives in the fabulous Red Sea.
Snorkeling: Snorkeling offers an easy and enjoyable way to discover the wonders of the richness of marine life in the region. Some coral reefs lie near enough to the shore to be accessible from the beach, or you can take a boat out to some of the deeper reefs. Either way, it will be an unforgettable experience. Olympic Holidays offers a Red Sea Snorkeling day trip to three very different sites. If you are lucky, you may see dolphins in their natural environment. Equipment and lunch are included.
Watersports: Conditions here are perfect for a number of other watersports, and you will find opportunities for sailing, windsurfing, parasailing and more.
Things To See
Cairo Delights: Olympic Holidays offer three organised excursions to Cairo where you will be able to admire the majesty of the Sphinx and the Pyramids of Giza close up. Enter the astonishing Egyptian museum with its magnificent treasures which including Tutankhamun. There is also, time to browse the renowned Khan al-Khalili bazaar. Lunch, transport, guide & programme entrance fees included. Choose between Cairo by plane, or Cairo by coach. The third option is a Cairo overnight stay which will allow you also to visit the great Citadel with its mosques and views of Old Cairo. There is also an optional evening Sound and Light Show.
Luxor Highlights: The old capital of Egypt on the Nile River is 180 kms from Hurghada, but is well worth a visit. Olympic Holidays offer two trips. See the Luxor Highlights in the great temples of Karnak, the spectacular tombs in the Valley of the kings and the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, and take a boat across the Nile on this amazing day trip. Lunch, transport, guide and programme entrance fees included. On the Luxor Extravaganza, with an overnight stay, you will be taken right to the heart of Pharaonic Egypt. Spend an hour sailing on the River Nile and visit the breathtaking temples of Karnak and Luxor. In the evening watch the world-famous dramatic sound and light show also at Karnak. The impressive tombs in the Valley of the Kings, the superb temple of Ramses III, the great Colossi of Memnon and the brilliant temple of Queen Hatshepsut are all on the schedule. Transport, guide, lunch on each day, breakfast, dinner and accommodation at a four star hotel and programme entrance fees included.
Sharm El Naga: Sample one of the best coral reefs on the west coast. Make your day memorable with its combination of sand, sun and sea. Take some time to snorkel in the Red Sea. Lunch & Equipment is included.
Giftun Island: Known throughout the world for its coral reefs, crystal clear waters and relaxing beaches. Relax, unwind and get a fantastic tan. Snorkel equipment provided. Lunch included on the boat. See also under 'Things to do', a trip to Mahmya Beach.
Mount Sinai: Mount Sinai, just south of the Monastery of St Katherine, is of great religious significance to Jews, Christians and Muslims alike and according to the Old Testament, it is where Moses received the Ten Commandments. It therefore attracts thousands of pilgrims from all over the world each year. You can ascend to the summit (2285 m) for the ultimate spiritual high, by ascending 4000 steps built by monks, or on a less arduous, but longer path. Both lead to Elija's Basin where a further 750 steps will take you to the summit where the Chapel of the Holy Trinity sits, built in 1934 on the site of a much earlier chapel from 363 AD. The climb takes about three hours but the view from the top is truly breathtaking, especially at sunrise.
Ras Mohammed National Park: To visit this, Egypt's first national park, you will need to take your passport and pay a small entrance fee, but it is well worth a visit. Having crossed the gulf to Sharm El Sheikh, you can take a further boat tour west roughly 20 kms to the park. Here you will find a camping area and some lovely sandy beaches. Marsa Bareika is a very safe area for children and perfect for snorkeling. At Main Beach or Old Quay you will be able to see vertical coral walls teeming with colourful underwater wildlife. There is also an Eel Garden and Shark Observatory. Many more excellent snorkeling and diving points are to be found in the park.
Rock Art of the Eastern Desert: Often overlooked due to the abundance of pharaonic monuments in Egypt these fascinating hieroglyphs that can be found in the Eastern Desert, south-west of Hurghada are regarded by many as one of Egypt's hidden gems.