Hurghada has become one of Egypt’s most popular beach getaways. The colourful Red Sea which meets the city is home to stunning coral and unique fish life that has brought Hurghada worldwide attention. This once tiny fishing village has sprouted into a city directly catered to tourism. Here are the top things to do in Hurghada on your Nile cruise:
Hurghada Marina is a rather stylish and modern addition to the central district of Sigala. At sunset, this is the place to be while soaking up the last of the evening light before going to one of the countless cafes and restaurants for a meal.
These islands are one of Hurghada’s most common boat trips with swathes of white sand, crystal clear waters and opportunities for snorkelling. For those who aren’t keen on diving, paddling close to the shore can offer you views of colourful fish and easily accessed coral reefs which offer an excellent taster of the Red Sea’s beauty. If underwater adventures are not your thing, then simply sit back under a palm-frond shelter and soak up the rays.
Hurghada’s city lights will probably stop any plans of sky-watching while inside the town, but one of the most successful nighttime attractions here are the astronomical night tours. Trips take place just after dusk and take you into the desert, where you’ll spend an evening gazing into the wonders of the night sky with a telescope for closer inspection. With incredible clear skies, it’s one of the best chances most people have of observing the full beauty of the stars.
This tourist submarine takes tourists down to the level of 22 meters for a peek at the Red Sea’s wealth of coral and sea life. Trips take around one hour to complete and though they don’t go very far offshore, it’s an opportunity for non-swimmers to see the magical world below the surface.
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