Think of Egypt and you immediately conjure up visions of ancient pyramids, giant Sphinx's, mysterious temples, mummies, deserts and snake charmers.
What you may not immediately think of is a luxury resort destination, some of the best diving in the world and top class customer service all at reasonable prices...all within a 5 hour flight.
Egypt has some fantastic resorts which attract year round sun and will take you away from the hubbub of Cairo and place you straight in paradise. Search out private sandy beaches for romantic breaks, swim in endless swimming pools and excellent all inclusive deals which won't break the bank.
Try your hand at sand dune quad biking in the Sinai desert, go diving or snorkelling in the red sea or simply lay back and enjoy the pace of life here in this Arabic wonderland.
Long known as the favourite tourist destination for beach life and top class resorts.. Sharm El Sheikh is red sea resort heaven. The best diving and snorkelling is found here along with world class hotels and endless water sports and activities available. Head to Naama bay if it is nightlife you are after or the Old town if you fancy your haggling skills in the souks. Sharm El Shekh is a perfect base for a family holiday or romantic break. More information on Sharm El Sheikh
Luxor is where all of the hustle and bustle of Egypt happens. It is also the best base from which to explore Ancient Egypt's main sites. Not far away, just on the outskirts of Cairo is the Giza Plateau where you will find the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx. If you are after a Nile Cruise this is the place to be, or if you are more of a land lover, do the tourist bit and hop on a camel but don't forget to haggle...everyone here is after a deal! More information on Luxor
Capital of the Red Sea Riviera, Hurghada is a bustling destination where new resorts are springing up and 5* is the norm. Located in one of the top 3 diving destinations in the world, there is plenty to do both above and below the sea. If you have been to Sharm before and fancy somewhere new... try Hurghada as a great alternative. More information on Hurghada
Flying time from UK: 5 hours (approx) Currency: Egyptian Pound Average Temperature: During the winter 15Cº and during the summer up to 40Cº Sunny Days a Year: +300 days.
Top tip: Egypt has a dry desert climate which means extremes in the temperature between night and day. The days are hot, while nights can get cold especially during winter months so pack accordingly!