Hurghada Travel Guide
HURGHADA was founded in early 20th century, and until a few years ago, remained a small fishing village. But today, he went on to become the first tourist resort of the red sea and an international center for aquatic sports. If it takes place in or on water you can do here: windsurfing, diving, navigation, deep sea fishing, swimming, but, above all, snorkeling gardens unique underwater sea are some of the finest in the world justifiably famous amongst divers. The warm waters here are ideal for many varieties of rare fish and coral reefs, which can also be observed through the glass bottom boats. This area has many housing end, usually offering warm and efficient service. Restaurants are mostly along the main road. While in Hurghada, do not miss the museum and the aquarium, with their complete collections of flora and fauna of the Red Sea. Other nearby islets and destinations include Shedwan Islet (diving, snorkeling, fishing but no swimming), EL-Dhabi Dishet (beaches and swimming), Shaab Abu hashish (beaches, diving, snorkeling, swimming and fishing ), EL-Arab Sharm (Diving, swimming and fishing and Abu Minqar Island (beaches and swimming)
The Giftun Island located 2 km (1.2 miles) south of Hurghada offers a comprehensive recreation option. It is optimal for those who want to snorkel, swim, dive and sunbathe in one place. Day trips to the island are organized by some hotels and resorts. A trip includes a fish lunch by the beach. Protect yourself against the burning sun by taking sunblock, hats and T-Shirts.
Hurghada museum of marine biology and aquarium. It is about 5 km (3 miles) north of the city. It has fine and interesting collections of flora and fauna of the Red Sea. Monasteries Ras Ghareb Those are the oldest monasteries of Egypt and the entire world. They are open daily for day trips to the afternoon except in feasts and fasting time. Coptic fasting dates are different than in the West so you'd better check it at the Coptic Patriarchate in Cairo. For those wishing to spend overnights, a permission is also required from the Patriarchate
The monasteries of Red Sea suffer from water shortage and also the food that monks provide is too simple, so you'd better get your own supplies in case you are sensitive about it. Monasteries do not have shower and cooking facilities. Never pay money for services given to you from monks. Remember! those are people who left life outside for simplicity and purity. However, donations of staple commodities are welcomed and money contributions can be put in the special locked boxes scattered in churches.
Safari trip by jeep 4X4 You will cross the desert according to your choice, in 4x4, to the village Bedouin. Accompanied by a guide, you will taste the tea Bedouin, will visit their village and their well.
Alf Leila we Leila show Come to attend this extraordinary spectacle of Eastern dance, to taste with the various Egyptian cultures on the basis of north to the south of Egypt. To through this small history come to discover the dances and the dresses of Alexandria, of Cairo, of Louxor, of Aswan, and Nubie. After this show you will be likely to look at the traditional dance of Belly dance