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Badawya Desert Safari & Dinner Show

The desert surrounding Hurghada is a playground for thrill-seekers and those seeking to experience the magic of the desert by night. This full day excursion combines the best of both worlds with adrenaline-pumping activities during the day then dinner and a show under the stars.

This is the ultimate desert experience, and it all kicks off with an exhilarating quad bike ride along the sand dunes. But it doesn’t end there, there’s a 4×4 tour through the hills and a spider car ride so that you’ll zoom across the desert plains. Afterwards, the pace of the day slows down as you take a short camel ride to enjoy an all out Egyptian experience.

Before your meal there’s a presentation on Bedouin life, followed by after-dinner entertainment under the stars. Watch belly dancers, folkloric and a tanura dancers swirl and sway before you for an enchanting end to your day out in the desert

Badawya Desert Safari & Dinner Show

Hurghada Desert Quad & Camel Tour

Heading out in search of Egyptian desert landscapes just got an adrenaline boost. This half-day quad bike tour will take you up, over and along rolling sand dunes in what promises to be an exhilarating experience. And there’s more. Along the way, you’ll visit an authentic Bedouin camp for a quick camel ride followed by a cup of the local brew.

The adventure begins after a safety briefing and a test drive. Then ready to rev up, you’ll drive into the horizon on your guided quad bike tour. Navigate ever-changing sand dunes, zipping along the top and bottom to where a wow-factor panorama awaits.

Arrive at a Bedouin camp and you’ll take a short break to enjoy the hospitality of these nomadic peoples. Welcomed with a cup of local tea, they’ll even give you the chance to take a short ride on their camels. Back in your quad, you’re sure to kick up clouds of dust as you bounce through canyons on your return back to base. Prepare for the most fun you’ll have on four wheels.

Hurghada Desert Quad & Camel Tour

Mahmya Sunset

Escape to Egypt’s exotic island of Mahmya – an eco-tourism haven. You’ll sail over to relax on its powder-white sand, snorkel amongst rainbow coral reefs and perhaps even spot a dolphin. And on your return, there’s a chance to see a blazing sunset over the Red Sea.

Start by sailing over the Red Sea’s turquoise waters towards the island of Mahmya, located in the protected Giftun Island National Park near Hurghada. Enjoy the warmth of the sun on your back as you sail over, then disembark to pick up your snorkelling gear and recline under the thatched sunshades.

There’s also an optional cruise out to a coral reef for 45-minutes of snorkelling. After a buffet lunch that includes a special kids’ menu for the little ones, there’s more time to unwind, or take a dip in the water. Then, it’s back to Hurghada, and if you’re lucky, you’ll see a glorious Egyptian sunset on the Red Sea.

Mahmya Sunset

Hurghada Shopping Tour

If you fancy getting out and about in Hurghada city centre, enjoying a spot of shopping and mingling with the locals, then this half-day shopping tour is ideal. You’ll be taken into the centre to visit a church and vegetable market, then practice your haggling skills during two shopping stops. You’ll round it all off with a visit to the marina.

After pick-up from your hotel, you’ll be taken into the old town of Hurghada, where you can discover how it transformed from a small fishing village to a modern-day city. Take a look at a Coptic church and meander around the bustling vegetable market before making the most of two shopping stops to pick up some original souvenirs.

Enjoy learning how to haggle for bargains – all with the help of your guide. Then, with your hands full of shopping bags, you’ll head to the mosque and yacht-lined marina, and even pop into the Hard Rock Cafe.

Hurghada Shopping Tour

Discover Scuba Diving

When it comes to dive sites, the Red Sea leads the pack for its colourful coral reefs and tropical marine life. This day out at sea is perfect if you’d like to have a go at scuba diving, without taking part in a full PADI course.

Once you’ve hopped on board the boat, your captain will take you out to the reefs while you sit back and enjoy the dazzling views. A quick lowdown on the dos and don’ts, and you’ll soon be on your way to practising some breathing exercises and setting up your own diving equipment with the experts.

Then it’s time to hit the water. Swim alongside butterfly fish and try to spot a manta ray or two as you discover the diverse underworld of the Red Sea. The days not over just yet as you’ll spend the afternoon back on board the boat at your own pace. Take your pick between sunbathing, heading back into the water to swim or snorkel, and even enrolling on a second scuba dive.

Discover Scuba Diving

When it comes to dive sites, the Red Sea leads the pack for its colourful coral reefs and tropical marine life. This day out at sea is perfect if you’d like to have a go at scuba diving, without taking part in a full PADI course.

Once you’ve hopped on board the boat, your captain will take you out to the reefs while you sit back and enjoy the dazzling views. A quick lowdown on the dos and don’ts, and you’ll soon be on your way to practising some breathing exercises and setting up your own diving equipment with the experts.

Then it’s time to hit the water. Swim alongside butterfly fish and try to spot a manta ray or two as you discover the diverse underworld of the Red Sea. The days not over just yet as you’ll spend the afternoon back on board the boat at your own pace. Take your pick between sunbathing, heading back into the water to swim or snorkel, and even enrolling on a second scuba dive.

Discover Scuba Diving

Red Sea Royal Snorkelling Tour

This full day adults-only Red Sea cruise has luxury stamped all over it. You’ll set sail from Hurghada to while away the hours snorkelling among colourful coral reefs, sunbathing and even enjoying a 10-minute back massage. There’s also a chance of spotting dolphins.

Cast off into the Red Sea and let your crew and captain take care of the rest. Pick your sunbathing spot, and keep an eye out for dolphins, who may well join us along the way. You’ll soon arrive at the first snorkelling point where you can dive in and explore one of the many coral reefs in the area.

There’ll be three snorkelling stops in total, but in between expect a buffet lunch with salads and seafood, all cooked the local style. The beauty of it all is that you’ll be sailing during the quietest part of the day, so you’ll be surrounded by peace and tranquillity. And there’s a back massage included, too – just in case you weren’t feeling relaxed enough.

Red Sea Royal Snorkelling Tour

Hurghada Turkish Bath Tour

Turkish baths are renowned for reinvigorating and rejuvenating your mind and body, so this two-hour spa experience includes a sauna, steam room and everything you need for a chilled-out start or end to your holiday in Hurghada.

Time to leave the stress of daily life well and truly behind you as soon as you step into the Turkish bath and spa. First of all, help yourself to a welcome drink and prepare for two hours of pampering and self-indulgence.

You’ll be able to make the most of the sauna, steam room and hot tub to feel all your anxieties float away. There’s also a peeling and soap massage included, and space to unwind in the relaxation area.

Hurghada Turkish Bath Tour

Hurghada Turkish Bath VIP Tour

A Turkish bath with a touch of class. This VIP treatment includes all the pampering of hamam with the added luxury of a sensational Cleopatra body peel. This reinvigorating spa experience includes everything you need for a chilled-out start or end to your holiday in Hurghada. In addition to the sauna and steam room, you’ll also be treated to a full body massage using natural oils.

First of all, help yourself to a welcome drink and prepare for two hours of pampering and self-indulgence. The highlight, though, is the Cleopatra body peel, which uses coco instead of the scrub and foam and a face mask.

You’ll be able to make the most of the sauna, steam room and hot tub to feel all your anxieties float away. There’s also a peeling and soap massage included, and space to unwind in the relaxation area. Last but not least, you’ll have a full body massage using natural oils to complete your spa experience.

Hurghada Turkish Bath VIP Tour

Red Sea Classic Snorkeling cruise

A full day family-friendly cruise will be the icing on the cake for your holiday in Hurghada. You’ll sail out into the Red Sea in search of the best snorkelling and swimming spots, and enjoy the opportunity to sunbathe on deck without interruptions. And as you enjoy a tasty buffet lunch on-board, you may even be joined by pods of playful dolphins along the way.

You’ll cast off into the Red Sea from Hurghada ready for a relaxing day at sea. Your captain will set the course to take you to the best snorkelling areas, including the famed coral reefs so that you can dive in and explore Mother Nature’s bounty. What’s more, the clear water makes for idyllic swimming conditions.

And you can spend the rest of the day tanning yourself on deck, trying a spot of fishing if you fancy and catching up with friends and family. Remember to keep a lookout for dolphins, rays and sea turtles as you sail along the sea.

Red Sea Classic Snorkeling cruise

Hurghada Submarine Tour

Hurghada’s rainbow-tinted coral reefs attract divers from all four corners of the globe. But if you fancy exploring them without the inconvenience of getting wet, or the little ones don’t want to miss out, then a Sea Scope submarine trip is just the answer.

Much like an underwater aquarium, you’ll be able to descend four metres below the surface of the Red Sea. It all happens on a semi-submerged glass bottom boat, which will take you out to the coral reefs during a two-hour discovery cruise.

You’ll come face to face with the likes of clown fish and stingrays, and watch all the goings on beneath the water from behind the glass panels. See little fish dart in and out of the colourful corals and learn all about the Red Sea marine life as a family.

Hurghada Submarine Tour

Platinum Cruise

With the promise of a full day’s uninterrupted relaxation, this adult-only Platinum Cruise takes sunbathing to a whole new level. You’ll sail along the glittering coastline of the Red Sea while you lie back, sip on a drink, jump into the water to snorkel and tuck into a buffet lunch fit for a king.

You’ll get to stretch out in style during this adult-only cruise as you sail out from Hurghada along the Red Sea coastline. Smother on some sun cream and sit back to soak up the rays before you arrive at your first snorkelling stop.

You’ll be able to join a snorkelling guide at two stops in total during the day, where you’ll plunge underwater to explore Egypt’s coral reefs. Then, with an appetite well and truly worked up, you’ll find a spread of food and fresh fruit prepared by the on-board chef for you to work your way through.

Platinum Cruise

Makadi Water World

Makadi Water World is Egypt’s biggest water park. And with 50 family-friendly slides and chutes of all kinds, you and the kids will have a field day with fun, frolics and games. Take on adrenaline-pumping slides like Turbo Tunnel and Twister, or take it easy on the lazy river. What’s more, lunch is included too. Expect an action-packed day out in Hurghada.

Pack your bathing suits, sunblock and towels, and hit Hurghada’s Makadi Water World where there’s no shortage of fun to be had. There’s daredevil slides like Twister, Space Boat, Wave Slide and Turbo Tunnel. Or, classics like multi-racers and the plunging Kamikaze are always a firm favourite.

When you feel like taking it easy, there’s a shaded lagoon area complete with palm trees. What’s more, the little ones have their own pirate ship with slides and water fountains to say ahoy to. And when you’ve worked up an appetite, there’s also a snack bar where you’ll find pizzas, pasta, ice cream and waffles to keep energy levels restored.

Makadi Water World

Pirates of the Red Sea

All aboard this Red Sea cruise for a swashbuckling day on the waves. With your very own Jack Sparrow, there’s pirate-themed games for kids, whilst mum and dad can unwind with views of the Hurghada coastline. There’s swimming, snorkelling and a buffet lunch too. And no pirate adventure would be complete without a treasure hunt on a desert island.

The fun begins the moment you step on the boat. All dark wood and sturdy sails, it’s every bit the authentic pirate ship. Welcomed aboard by the crew, kids will be wowed with pirate themed games and face painting, while grown-ups can enjoy a drink from the bar.

When you’re not admiring the views, you’ve plenty of time to top up your tan or cool off in the sea at one of the swim stops. After lunch, we drop anchor at Giftun Island. Little sailors can grab a treasure map and search for buried pirate loot as mum and dad catch a few more rays of sunshine before the journey home.

Pirates of the Red Sea

Port Ghalib Shuttle Bus

The pristine walkways of the immaculately maintained Port Ghalib harbour provide the perfect destination for an evening of strolling and perusing the boardwalk’s many shopping treasures.

After your private shuttle bus delivers you right into the heart of this Red Sea gem, your guide will escort you around the multitude of shops and stalls inhabiting the pedestrian streets that flank the boardwalk.

The port’s Khan and Corniche are where you’ll pick up a souvenir or two, or simply browse the mind-boggling array of artisanal objects on display. And a view of the stunning boats nestled in the marina, and the ambiance of locals and tourists relaxing in the port-side’s plentiful bars and restaurants, makes the shopping experience all the more enjoyable.

Port Ghalib Shuttle Bus

El Quseir City Tour

Hugging the shores of the Red Sea, the 5,000-year-old city gem that is El Quseir is a town steeped in historical, colonial and trading significance. Set back slightly from the beach, the town’s narrow streets are lined with bazaars, which have a decidedly Bedouin accent – providing a stark contrast to the bordering French and British colonial-style buildings.

Your visit to El Quseir kicks off with guided tours of the two of the city’s hubs of religious significance – a mosque and a church. Then it’s off to explore the typical town centre and see a snapshot of everyday life in the bazaars of the shopping district. You can even pick up a bargain on locally produced artisanal goods – but don’t forget to haggle. It’s all part of the experience.

After some time to yourself taking the sights and sounds of the city, a short bus ride will have you back at your hotel.

El Quseir City Tour

Marsa Alam Desert Quad Tour

Camels may well be the traditional local means of desert transportation. But they certainly aren’t as an exhilarating a way to kick up the desert sands as a roaring quad bike.

This guided evening excursion will take you on guided trails as you zoom through the dunes of the desert for over an hour. After this adrenaline-pumping session, you’ll pop off your goggles and helmet for a short break before re-mounting your iron horse and continuing to the nearby beach.

Satisfy your need for speed as you skid across the waters lapping the beach as the sun sets across the desert – your visor, helmet and scarf concealing the massive grin across your face.

Marsa Alam Desert Quad Tour

Marsa Alam Quad Tour with BBQ

In keeping with the pace dictated by the timeless sand, life in the desert seems unhurried – but that doesn’t mean you can’t have an adrenaline-fuelled adventure. After tearing over the dunes on a roaring quadbike, catch a spectacular sunset, take a camel ride and enjoy a delicious barbeque with a side order of traditional entertainment.

Get to know your powerful machine, then don your helmet and be ready to ride. Leaving clouds of dust behind, zoom across the desert landscape and head up and over rolling sand dunes.

After a thrill-pumping session, you’ll head back to base to catch nature’s nightly celebration – a spectacular desert sunset. Then after a quick camel ride, there’s a slap up barbecue meal to enjoy with a side helping of traditional entertainment like belly dancing and folk music.

Marsa Alam Quad Tour with BBQ

Abu Dabbab Snorkelling Tour

Few snorkelling or diving locations in the world boast as many ‘ticked boxes’ as the famous Abu Dabbab beach location – two spectacular reefs flank the warm and sheltered waters that line the pristine sands of the immaculately clean beach.

These reefs, which can be accessed by diving in directly from the beach, offer the likelihood of snorkelling with green turtles, a glittering array of colourful fish cruising amid the thriving coral.

This half-day excursion drops you at the world-renowned dive site, with two hours of expertly guided snorkelling before depositing you back at the hotel. Short and sweet.

Abu Dabbab Snorkelling Tour

Sataya Reef Snorkelling Tour

The dolphin-rich ‘Blue Lagoon’ of Sataya is the location for this brilliant snorkelling expedition. Kick off with a dawn run down the coast to board your boat for a full day’s snorkelling at this world-renowned spot. The morning breeze on the glittering sea will soon fill you with anticipation for the day ahead.

Sataya is a shallow lagoon and reef – and famed for snorkelling in its own right. But it really comes to life if you happen upon a one of the many pods of wild dolphins that inhabit its warm waters. The chances of cavorting with these majestic creatures are doubled as you are taken to a second dive site after an on-board lunch.

There’s a good likelihood that you’ll enjoy an epic dolphin-swimming experience throughout the day but, even if you don’t, the abundant other marine life will make the trip worthwhile.

Sataya Reef Snorkelling Tour

Red Sea Submarine Tour

Witness the watery wonders of the coral reefs, the glittering array of colourful fish, sea rays and green turtles – without even having to get your feet wet. This two-hour semi-submersible vessel sets sail from the charming surrounds of the upscale Port Ghalib marina.

Discover an underwater world as the bottom half of the Sea Scope is fully submerged beneath the clear waters of the Red Sea – the best aquatic experience possible without having to take the plunge decked out in scuba or snorkelling gear.

And as one of the seven wonders of the natural world, the Red Sea is home to an array of colourful coral reefs and exotic species of fish. Your knowledgeable captain knows the spots to visit as a friendly commentator fills you in on all the facts.

Red Sea Submarine Tour

Red Sea Sunset Cruise

Sunset is when the Red Sea really lives up to its name. This exclusive adults-only boat trip kicks off with some snorkelling, revs up with a barbecue dinner and then reaches a crescendo as the sun slowly sinks beyond the horizon – this is what being on holiday is all about.

There’s no better way to get acquainted with the Red Sea than by diving into its waters teeming with marine life. You’ll visit one of Egypt’s premier diving spots, at Marsa Mubarak to snorkel along the rainbow-coloured coral and discover what feels like another universe. And if you’re lucky, you might spot sea turtles or dugong – also known as the sea cow.

Back on board, a sizzling barbecue will be prepared for you to savour after the snorkelling. Munch away on the tasty fare and wash it down with some Egyptian sparkling wine as the boat glides towards the grand finale – sunset. And when the stars come out, you can stay on board to watch the skies, or go for a night time swim – illuminated by powerful underwater lights, you won’t miss a thing.

Red Sea Sunset Cruise

Super Safari

This trip has adventure stamped all over it. By quad, camel and 4×4, you’re in for thrills and spills in the Egyptian desert. Zooming over the sands by quad and off-road vehicle, you’ll visit a typical Bedouin encampment, take a camel ride and round off with dinner and a traditional folklore show.

After joining your 4×4, you’ll rumble into Egypt’s mountainous Eastern Desert. After an hour or so, you’ll arrive at a traditional Bedouin tented camp, where your guide will take you to meet these friendly tribespeople, many of whom still live a nomadic lifestyle.

Then it’s time for white-knuckle thrills with a quad bike ride. Pull back the throttle and zoom along the rugged tracks and dunes. Afterwards, take to a more traditional form of transport, climbing onto a camel for a short, sheikh-like ride. Then as the sun disappears behind the mountains, you’ll tuck into a tasty dinner with a side of folkloric music and dancing. A great taste of old Egypt, with a dash of added excitement.

Super Safari

Nefertari Sunset Cruise

Cast off in search of an Egyptian sunset aboard the spectacular Nefertari boat. This Red Sea cruise ticks all the boxes – there’s swimming, snorkelling and sunbathing alongside a delicious dinner on deck and the chance to see a beautiful sunset.

Named after an ancient Egyptian queen, this trip is fit for royalty. Zoom along the coastline and you can soak up every inch of Egypt’s beauty. Home to sea turtles, rays and vibrant coral reefs, the Red Sea is perfect for snorkelling – and you’ll have plenty of chances to dive in with stops in Marsa Mubarak. Or if you prefer, you can head below deck to spot shoals of exotic fish through the glass bottom viewing point.

After a swim stop, a tasty dinner is served up by the crew. Then, with luck, you’ll see an Insta-perfect sunset as you cruise back to shore. Back on dry land in Port Ghalib, you’ve free time to shop, explore or stroll the marina before heading back to your hotel.

Nefertari Sunset Cruise

Port Ghalib Snorkelling

With its abundance of marine wildlife and its sheltered clear waters, the reefs of the Red Sea offer some of the most inviting and intriguing snorkelling conditions anywhere in the world. On this trip, you’ll snorkel in both the Marsa Imbarak reef and Sharm El Shouna.

After being dropped off from your hotel at the upscale Port Ghalib marina, you’ll sail to the Marsa Imbarak reef – a the world-renowned dive spot. Here, you’ll glide amid the glittering shoals of fish, marvel at the ancient grace of the green turtle, and likely encounter the very large but docile dugong – but don’t let their size put you off, they’re 100% vegetarian. And best of all, you’ll repeat the whole experience at the day’s second snorkelling destination, Sharm El Shouna.

Dry off and you’ve time to top up your tan as you sail back to port. With the wind in your hair, that feeling of salt on your skin, and with a big smile on your face, you can reflect on your day at sea.

Port Ghalib Snorkelling