If you were to pick a last minute trip to a tourist destination of your choice, what would it be? Most people may not have a destination in mind. Consider Hurghada, a tourist attraction nestled in the heart of Egypt. This awesome destination boasts of a 30km long coast lined with exquisite beaches. If you happen to be adventuresome and enjoy long nature walks along the beach, then this location is a top pick. You can be assured of refreshing, uninterrupted walks where you can also get to learn about Egypt’s culture as you meet the country’s hospitable hosts.
Unlike many travel destinations that sometimes suffer from inclement weather, Hurghada‘s sub-tropical desert climate makes it an attractive destination for even the pickiest of tourists. As such, you can enjoy a delightful year round stay in the area. In fact, the climate in Hurghada may explain why over a million tourists visit Hurghada every passing year.
Adventurous exploration of nearby islands
Giftun Islands are one of the most appealing locations for an excursion. If your idea of a fun afternoon is a boat ride with friends or a day out snorkeling offshore, then these islands provide an idyllic environment. You can also enjoy scuba diving, which provides a fulfilling way to unwind. The coral reefs closer to show are a picturesque addition to the Island environment to those who would rather keep their feet somewhat dry. The Sindbad Submarine also offers an underwater pictographic of the coral life abounding undersea. If you are interested in a novel look at sea life, then the tourist submarine offers a magical, unforgettable experience.
Unique camel ride experience
Have you ever ridden a camel before? Hurghada offers that option. Riding a camel is a great fun, especially for children, and is worth of every dime spent. The resorts in the area offer guided onshore rides that can take you into the mainland for you to experience the mind-blowing desert landscape. Such sightseeing tours are an ideal way to experience Egypt’s heritage.
Tasting sumptuous delicacies & sipping ice-cold cocktails
You can also sample the delicacies in Hurghada that are a tantalizing prospect for your gut. Variety of food is ranging from typical Egyptian delights like the notable national dish Kushari (a mixture of rice, black lentils and pasta in tomato sauce, seasoned with vinegar and hot sauce ) to the common street food of Middle East, such as Ful Medames (cooked fava beans with vegetable oil, herbs and oriental spices) or world known falafel balls. If you would rather stick to something more ordinary, there are also restaurants offering western cuisine.
What’s more, for those bold enough – or a bit crazy, depends on your point of view – there is even a subzero ice bar in Hurghada. Picture yourself in the scorching sun outside, at about 40 degrees, and within a few seconds, being inside a sub-zero degree bar! This unique concept allows you to sample the novelty that is the area’s attraction. You would need a coat to survive in the bar though, moments after your skin was nearly burning from the effects of the sun. The bar provides a free cocktail for you and your friends to sample in ice-made glasses.
Immersing in amazing landscapes
The scenic Red Sea Mountains inland as you move from Hurghada are an appetizing prospect for your visual palette. The panoramic views of the rugged, knife-edged mountains are a major attraction that draws tourists from the world over. On a clear sunny day, with the robin blue skies tinkering above Hurghada, you can bath in the glory of a surreal atmosphere that is second-to-none. Sunsets over this majestic mountain chain are a sight worth beholding, where the glitter of the sun peaks through the mountain ranges, bathing the vegetation below with shimmering light.
These attractions are but a few of the experiences you can expect should you organize a trip to Hurghada. The city offers a grand appeal destined to provide value to tourists from across the globe. Visit the city today, and experience first-rate services from the many resorts lining up the city in a laid-back environment.
Goky Brkic is a young, passionate travel enthusiast and aspiring writer, a lover of stunning landscapes and other natural beauties, above or below the sea level. Like to write about places he’s been to or the ones that caught his eye and share his stories with the world.