Cairo & Sharm El Sheik or
Cairo & Hurghada: – Egypt is a destination full of exciting temples and tombs. The country is the home of the ancient Pharaohs filled with historic treasures and attractions. Egypt is a place for romantics, architecture buffs, and pleasure-seekers.
This overview guide has been created to give you a tour on all that awaits when you visit Egypt with us.
This guide is in 3 parts
Stay: Premium accommodation and lodging choices in Egypt
Eat: Egyptian cuisine to try out
Explore: Things to do & places to go in Egypt
In this guide we’ll be focusing on three cities – Cairo, Sharm el Sheik, Hurghada
Hotels to stay in Cairo
- Intercontinental Cairo Semiramis
Just minutes away from the Egyptian Museum, this luxury 5-star hotel overlooks the Nile River. The Intercontinental Cairo Semiramis features a variety of facilities, including a heated outdoor swimming pool, a gym, an on-site casino, and a 24-hour front desk service. All rooms have large balconies offering views of either the city or the Nile River.
- The Kempinski Nile Hotel
This hotel offers a remarkable 5-star boutique experience, The Kempinski Nile Hotel is situated on the banks of the Nile River. This makes shopping areas local attractions, and the famed Pyramids of Giza easily accessible to guests as it’s in the heart of the capital’s Garden City. Their services are premium with private balconies, lounges, a fitness centre and a luxury bar.
- The Fairmont Cairo, Nile City
The Fairmont Nile City is 23.5 miles away from Cairo International Airport, this hotel offers guests everything luxurious. Guests stay in elegant, soundproof rooms, with some offering panoramic views of the Nile. As a guest, you can choose to dine at one of seven food and beverage venues on the property. There is Al Fresco dining available with Middle Eastern cuisine and night-time entertainment.
Hotels to stay in Sharm el Sheik
- Tropitel Waves Naama Bay Hotel
This hotel is located 500 metres from Naama Bay Beach. This hotel is relatively new (opened May 2019) yet it offers 5-star accommodation and has a fitness centre, a bar and a private beach area. You’ll enjoy a 24-hour front desk, a top-class restaurant, and an outdoor pool.
- Royal Savoy Hotels and Villas
The Royal Savoy Hotel is located in the centre of Soho Square. It’s stylish and of great value to all guests. In this hotel, you enjoy a private beach, 3 swimming pools and a beach bar. The Royal Savoy offers luxurious rooms, suites and villas with air conditioning and satellite TV. Snorkelling and diving facilities are available upon request.
- Xperience Sea Breeze Resort
This 5-star resort in Sharm El Sheikh is located along its private beach with 9 swimming pools, a health club, a variety of on-site restaurants and bars and of course access to a private golden beach. This resort comes with air-conditioned guest rooms with full views of Tiran Island
Hotels to stay in Hurghada
- Casa Cook El Gouna
Located 3 km away from Abu Tig Marina, Casa Cook El Gouna provides premium accommodation. This hotel features an amazing spa, delicious breakfast buffet, a big outdoor pool with a perfectly equipped tanning area, and of course exceptional minimalist design applied throughout the hotel. Beautiful lounge areas and top-class rooms will make your stay as relaxing as possible!
- Baron Palace Sahl Hasheesh
This hotel offers a heaven of luxury, beautifully and ideally located in the heart of Sahl Hasheesh Bay, extending on over 600 m2 of private sandy beach, Baron Palace Sahl Hasheesh features blue infinitive pools with a breath-taking view, bright sunlight and sunset scenery. Rooms are spacious with exquisite furnishings Their services and amenities attain the highest standards of luxurious.
- Ancient Sands Golf Resort and Residences
This stunning resort is located on Egypt’s Red Sea Riviera with an elevated position. Ancient Sands Resort provides a unique combination of apartment and hotel accommodation all with incredible views of the sea, golf course, lagoons and coastal mountains. It’s a place of solitude and relaxation and it’s only a 30-minute drive away from the Hurghada International Airport.
Delicious food is in abundance in Egypt, be it on the streets or on your restaurant table. If you’re lucky enough to be invited over for a meal, be sure to grab the opportunity with both hands.
Here’s our pick of the best dishes to try in Egypt:
- Ful Medames
You must not leave Egypt without trying this beloved bean stew; it is cooked with cumin, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic and onion. The bean stew is then served with bread, tahina and salads, this staple is eaten for breakfast or from street vendors as a quick meal.
This is carb central with a base of both rice and macaroni. Usually mixed with lentils, and a delicious vinegary tomato sauce then fried onions are used as toppings. This is a classic vegan meal and a popular street food
- Kofta and Kebab
This is for the lovers of meat. Kofta is minced beef or lamb with plenty of spices thrown in, which is then rolled and grilled. It is simply an Egyptian style of making sausage. The Kebab on the other hand, is prepped with meat pieces such as lamb or veal; this then grilled over a coal fire on a skewer. Kofta and Kebab are always accompanied with sides of dips, rice, breads and veggies.
- Feeter Meshaltet
This is a bridge between a croissant and a millefeuille, this indulgent dish features a crisp flaky pastry full of buttery layers, made with ghee (or samna as it is known in Egypt). People eat it with cheese or honey or molasses – some people have it both sweet and savoury. It’s a particularly delicious treat when enjoyed with tea.
When it’s lunch time in Egypt, you’ll see a stack of locals lined up at every kushari shop around, waiting for a hearty portion of one of Egypt’s favourite street foods. This meal is made up of rice, macaroni and lentils, topped with tomato sauce, garlic vinegar and garnished with chickpeas and fried onions. It’s a perfect, substantial and filling meal that nutritious and cheap. No wonder everyone loves it!
Cairo is a beautiful megacity with a rich history, the city is full of vigor and packed with monuments that span for centuries, making it difficult to go everywhere. Here are a few places to explore in Cairo
- Visit the Pyramids of Giza
The Pyramids of Giza should be on every visitor’s itinerary when they come to Cairo.
Right on the edge of the city, on the Giza Plateau, these temples have been surpassing traveller’s expectations for centuries
See great collections at the Egyptian Museum
Wander through the staggering collection of antiquities displayed in Cairo’s Egyptian Museum. This is one of the world’s greatest museums. You would need a lifetime to go through everything on display. The museum was founded in 1857 by French Egyptologist August Mariette.
- Admire Al-Azhar Mosque
This is one of the city’s earliest surviving mosques completed in AD 972. Al-Azhar Mosque is the finest building of Cairo’s Fatimid era and one,
It’s also one of the world’s oldest universities – Caliph El-Aziz bestowed it a university status in AD 988. Today, Al-Azhar University is still the leading theological center of the Islamic world.
Explore Sharm el Sheik
Sharm el-Sheikh is the Sinai Peninsula’s major tourism center and one of the world’s top diving destinations. This is also one of Egypt’s best destinations if you just want to chill out on the beach.
- Visit Ras Mohammed National Park
Surrounded by some of the world’s most incredible dive sites, this peninsula, is home to glorious beaches with excellent snorkelling just offshore. While diving trips concentrate on the offshore reefs, land-based day trips to Ras Mohammed explore the peninsula’s desert environment
- Dive the Thistlegorm Wreck
One of the topmost reasons why people take a trip to Sharm el-Sheikh is for diving the Thistlegorm. The Thistlegorm wreck is one of the best wreck dives in the world
Usually, these dive tours include a minimum of two dives of the Thistlegorm wreck, plus dives at the Dunraven wreck (or one of Ras Mohammed’s dive sites) along the way. If you love sieving, this is the place to be.
- Climb Mt. Sinai
The rugged mountain of Sinai is beautiful as it is. To explore Mt. Sinai, you have to head 209 kilometres inland from Sharm el-Sheikh to make it for the hike, it is believed by theologists as the place where Moses received the 10 Commandments
For those coming to Egypt for pilgrimage, this summit hike is usually visited and it is combined with a visit to St. Catherine’s Monastery
The main tourist attraction in Hurghada leans towards flopping on the beach. However, there are more things to do, both in the water and on dry land, for travellers who want a taste of adventure.
- Take a Boat Trip to the Giftun Islands
One of the most thrilling boat excursions you can take in Hurghada is to the Giftun Islands. The island has pretty white sand you can dip your feet in and it’s also a good island for snorkelling.
For those who aren’t into diving or snorkelling, the beautiful coral reefs in the area are easy to access and they surround the island shore. You can take time out to appreciate the beauty of TVs Red Sea.
- Go for a jeep expedition in the desert
With a lot of events happening in the water, many tourists forget that there’s an entire desert to explore In Hurghada, you can hop on a quad bike or go on a jeep expedition into the sand dune hinterland.
You don’t necessarily have to travel very far off from the resort town to discover the beauty of the Eastern desert. From the acacia tree studded wadis (valleys), that also consists of red-tinged mountains.
- Wine and Dine at the Hurghada Marina
Since the grand opening of the Hurghada Marina, it has become one of the city’s major dining destinations and it comes alive after dark.
Dine here at sunset to stroll on a pavement next to the Red Sea or sit back at the cafés, while enjoying the evening light. The Hurghada Marina offers a wide range of cuisines from the classic Egyptian dishes to an international menu.
Per person based on 10 people $1,660 sharing room or
$1,860 in single rooms
Visa on arrival
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This is a guide itinerary and all tours are subject to change due to availability on indicated days or weather.
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