March 14

Where’s Good in Egypt With the Kids?

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With Christmas firmly behind us and the summer months a distant – and possibly far too optimistic – dream, minds often turn to holidays in the turn between winter and spring.

And as the government considers preventing parents from signing their children off school out of term time – a practice that has become relatively widespread in recent years as families attempt to bypass huge summer holiday and half-term prices – planning a break this year might take a bit more sharpness than before.

 

If you’re looking for ideas, there are some options which can combine a bit of exoticism with something a little closer to home than, say, the US and Caribbean, and that’s the Middle East. Egypt Holidays have become something of a new rising star, with travel companies such as On The Beach offering some fabulous deals.

With some fantastic beaches, spectacular family diving spots and great weather it’s no wonder it has attracted plenty of European holidaymakers in recent decades who can also keep their Egypt travel budget under control.

We’ve found some excellent ideas for Egypt holidays that combine the best of the horrible histories side – pharaohs, pyramids and the desert – with a bit of beach and fun for the family.

The Independent Travel section featured an Easter-holiday tour to Egypt in January, and whilst the option of 10-day travel for £1,000 per adult is more than most of us are looking for, it’s certainly a good indication of how popular the region now is with enterprising traveling families.

For those who are excited by water sports and marine life, we suggest checking out the beach resorts and snorkeling/diving schools of Sharm El Sheikh. Egypt, which straddles Africa geographically and the Arab world culturally, is located just on the edge of the Red Sea.

Holiday providers across the globe are clamouring for a stake in the country’s Red Sea diving facilities. With corals of every colour and a notoriously gentle and calm current – unlike Atlantic or Pacific islands, for instance, Egypt’s coast is very protected from large winds – we would suggest trying Marsa Alam or Sharm. You can introduce the kids of water sports and have a relaxing day by the pool for yourself.

Where in Egypt have you been that you highly recommend? Is it a place you’d like to visit? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below!

Please note that this article was provided by a third party, however I agreed to publish it because I have indeed visited Egypt and agree with what it says. [Photo credit @ Flickr wilhelmja]


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  1. I’ll definitely digg it and personally recommend to my friends. I’m confident they’ll be benefited from this web site.

  2. Egypt truly has many natural attractions. I can’t wait until one can seamlessly travel from Egypt to South Africa by road or rail. That would be quite an adventure. They are currently some adventurous souls making the journey but they have four by four vehicles and some serious cash.

  3. I wanted to go to Egypt from the day when I read about the mummies, pharaohs and pyramids. Many Historians says there is a gold treasure in one of the pyramid. These things makes me more curious to visit Egypt. I’m sure this is the best place to visit.

  4. Egyp is one the beautiful places in the world for many things like The Ancient Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx is one of the world’s oldest tourist attractions and the reason most people visit Egypt today, Medieval Cairo, Abu Simbel and Temples. If you love ancient monuments than definitely Egypt is the best place in the world to visit.

  5. A holiday in Egypt! Now here’s a place I wish my parents had taken me for spring break. And who says the learning needs to stop even when kids are on holidays… I don’t know if I’d be brave enough to take my kids there – maybe when they were older.

  6. I wish to enjoy the vacation in Egypt and return home with lots of souvenir and memories that I will love to treasure at the most prized experience of lifetime.I like to involve in the activities like kart racing, diving, sightseeing, horse ridding and safaris and experience the attractive tour to SharmEl Sheikh for its fine beaches and the crystal clear water.

  7. I would enjoy for sure as there are lots of activities like windsurfing, parasailing and treading boats as well as trips with glass-bottom boats or banana boats. Among other sports are camel riding to so-called traditional Bedouin villages. A Red Sea diving holiday in Egypt is simply unforgettable.

  8. Egypt is a beautiful and historical place to visit with family. I enjoy family vacations and when it is in such a beautiful place happiness gets more add. I love pyramid and I am planning for a visit with my family and kids. Pyramid is ultimate option for kids in vacation.

  9. Oooh. Egypt is on my bucket list. I’m totally enthralled by pyramids. So fascinating! I haven’t been there yet but I’d definitely go if I had a chance. 🙂

  10. Dahab in the Sinai is the perfect place in Egypt to go and relax. It’s directly on the Red Sea and has the beautiful mountains of the Sinai as a backdrop. Kids can play in the water, and there’s snorkeling and diving for adults right in town. There’s also tons of desert day trips you can take as well as activities that are geared towards kids, like glass-bottom boat rides. I’ve lived in Dahab for several months and can say if you want to relax and have fun for a while on holiday, Dahab is the place to do it.

  11. Egypt is a breathtaking place to visit most especially of the beautiful pyramid. I wish I can visit Egypt this year.

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