Sunday 22 January 2023

5 Fascinating Excursions to Consider When Visiting Hurghada

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AD: Hurghada is a city in the Red Sea Governorate of Egypt and with so much to see and do in the historical city, it is clear why it has become such a popular tourist destination. Founded in the 20th century, Hurghada is world-renowned for its coral reefs and its mixture of historic and modern tastes. Along with the stunning beaches and turquoise waters so commonly associated with the area, if you plan a trip to Hurghada, make sure you plan to explore the area too because there is so much to see and do. 

The easiest way to do this is via excursions through companies such as Landious Travel who can arrange group or individual trips to a whole host of activities for you at a really reasonable cost. From spa days to swimming with dolphins or visiting historic landmarks, there are excursions to suit all. Below we are sharing 5 of our favourite excursions that we think you will love. 

Explore Cairo and the Great Pyramid of Giza

Is any trip to Egypt complete without seeing the pyramids? The Great Pyramid of Giza is on many peoples "to see" lists and with it being the only one to remain largely intact it is clear why people are so keen to take in its beauty whilst they can. On this tour to Cairo from Hurghada you will not only get to see the Great Pyramids of Giza (home to Pharaoh Khufu, and the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world). But you will also get the see the Sphinx and take a trip to the Egyptian museum where you will find over 100 exhibition halls and a unique collection of around 150,000 unique pieces! 

If history is your thing, this is an excursion not to be missed. 

Discover the Red Sea on a Semi Submarine Trip 

Have you ever wondered what actually lies below the sea's surface but you don't want to get wet or have to learn to scuba dive? We the Semi Submarine can tick all of these boxes and more. This unique excursion will see you climb aboard a two-deck semi-submarine allowing you to see a spectacular view of the stunning coral reef and Red Sea marine life whilst staying completely dry! Whilst the top of the boat floats, the bottom section of the boat is submerged around 4m under the water with this lower deck fitted with half a meter panoramic windows so you can get a really good look all around you. 

After seeing everything from onboard the boat, this excursion also gives you the opportunity to then put on your flippers and snorkel and actually go into the sea itself, this is of course optional. 

Prepare for fun and excitement with an excursion to Paradise Island 

With one look it is easy to see why Paradise Beach gets its name. The crystal clear blue waters and white sandy beaches really do look like paradise so if you are looking for a little bit of paradise on your next trip, this is the excursion for you. Whether you are looking to enjoy a relaxing picnic, make a splash with some swimming or snorkelling in the Red Sea, or are looking for a little more thrill with the likes of a banana boat ride this place has it all. 

After some time at Paradise beach, this excursion will then take you on to Giftun Island where you can take in even more beautiful beaches as you relax. After this, as part of the excursion, you will then enjoy lunch on the boat before enjoying some children's entertainment a little later. It's a lovely relaxing excursion for those who love the beach! 

Improve your knowledge with a sightseeing City Tour 

If you love exploring a city's rich history then a city tour is definitely one to add to your itinerary. On this excursion, you will get the chance to travel into the old town and visit traditional fruit and fish markets as well as the biggest mosque in the city, the Coptic Church, and the port as well. During this excursion you will have a helpful guide, full to the brim with the knowledge to share with you, he will be able to tell you lots of interesting information about the places you visit during the tour. 

There is even a chance to go do some shopping of your own during this trip in the oil factory and souvenir hall so you can pick up items to remember your trip by. 

Fun for the whole family with a trip to the Grand Aquarium

Not only is the Grand Aquarium the largest aquarium in Egypt but it is so big it actually has a zoo inside of it! Perfect for all ages including children and adults, the aquarium is split into six sections, these are - 

  1. The first Section is about the African rainforest.
  2. The second Section is the saltwater aquarium.
  3. The third Section is a freshwater aquarium.
  4. And Fourth Section is Zoo.
  5. The fifth Section is the Biological Museum.
  6. Also, the sixth Section is the Arab tent.
During your excursion, you can have an orientation of the aquarium and the zoo alongside a professional guide as well as the opportunity to take pictures of some amazing sea creatures and animals. If you are planning a trip here you will want to make sure you leave a whole day to properly explore it all. 

Is Egypt or Hurghada somewhere you had considered for a holiday recently? If so which of these excursions do you think you would most like to do on your visit? 


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