FLIGHTS, ACCOMMODATION AND MOVEMENT IN EGYPT
Hurghada is a cozy and warm beach resort to which a Finn can head for a winter getaway.
Flights and trips to
The direct flight to Egypt takes just over five hours. For example, leisure flights are operated from Finland to Hurghada and Marsa Alam. The self-employed traveler can also get affordable flights to Cairo. Flights to Egypt typically cost around € 300.
Egypt is a winter holiday destination. The travel season begins in October and continues until the end of April. Egyptian beach vacations are often quite affordable, and Egypt is also a popular destination for sudden departures.
A Finn needs a visa to travel to Egypt.
Huge number of hotels
Most travelers go to Egypt for package tours organized by travel agencies, in which case the hotel is included in the price. Hotels are typically clean and high quality. There is a wide range of options, from apartment hotels to all-inclusive resorts.
A self-employed traveler can book both affordable budget accommodation and a quality luxury apartment in Egypt. A hotel night in a medium or good standard hotel costs about 20-50 euros.
In the most popular resorts, hotels are typically located in separate hotel areas near the beach.
The easiest way to get around is by taxi and public transport
Egyptian traffic may seem like chaos to those accustomed to Nordic peace. That’s the way it is, so renting a car is worth considering carefully.
The best way to get around the country is by bus, minibus or shorter distances by taxi. Taxis are quite cheap, although the price should always be agreed in advance.
Beach resorts also have boat connections to nearby destinations or sightseeing tours in beautiful scenery. There is a cruise connection along the Nile between Luxor and Aswan.
EGYPTIAN TRAVEL DESTINATIONS
In Luxor you can admire the ancient history of Egypt which is short for EGY by abbreviationfinder.
In Cairo you can feel the authentic Egyptian atmosphere
According to countryaah, the capital of Egypt, Cairo, is the largest city in all of Africa and Middle East and is located north of the eastern bank of the Nile. Cairo was founded as early as 969 and the city has a sense of authentic historical culture.
The center of Cairo is Tahrir Square, or Freedom Square. In the square you will find the Cairo Museum, which displays the cultural treasures of ancient Egypt collected from archaeological excavations. The collection is one of the largest in the world and definitely worth a visit. The city is also good for exploring its many mosques.
There are also many bazaars and stalls on the streets of Cairo selling jewelry, leather and the most exotic items. Bargaining is part of the basic pattern of trading.
Pyramids of Giza
The Pyramids of Giza are the most famous attraction in Egypt. The pyramids of Giza include Kheops, Khefren and Mykerinos. They are supposed to have taken several hundred years to build and were built about 2,000 years before the beginning of time.
The area where the pyramids can be seen is located about 20 kilometers southwest of Cairo. The pyramids can be easily toured by camel or horse ride. A limited number of people are admitted to the largest pyramid of Cheops at one time and only once in the morning and afternoon.
Between the pyramids is also the famous sphinx with the head of the pharaoh and the body of a lion. The sphinx is a protective god from Egyptian mythology.
A more recent attraction in Giza is the Grand Egyptian Museum, a major project just awaiting completion. It will be the largest archaeological museum in the world.
Luxor offers many historical attractions
Luxor, ancient Theba, is like a large open-air museum with lots of temples, tombs and other historical monuments. Luxor is a destination for those interested in cultural history.
In Luxor, you can visit the Karnak Temple, which includes a 50-hectare temple area. Among other things, the area has magnificent columns and sphinxes. Luxor is a typical day trip destination for holidaymakers at Red Sea beach resorts.
Diving in Sharm el Sheikh
In addition to a city break, you can have a great beach life in Egypt. Sharm el Sheikh in particular is a diver’s dream destination. It is located at the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula on the shores of the Red Sea. The town offers a great setting for diving and snorkelling and has been a number one destination for divers and holidaymakers for years.
The waters of the Red Sea are clear and the underwater life is very abundant. A popular diving destination is the famous marine national park Ras Mohammed, which is easily accessible by boat. The city offers many diving training and tour operators. In Sharm el Sheikh, the hotels are stylish and the beaches are fine sandy or pebble beaches with palm trees.
The security situation in the northern and central parts of the Sinai Peninsula has been very uncertain in recent years. However, Sharm el Sheikh in the southern part of the peninsula is considered a safe destination. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs recommends avoiding travel to Sharm el Sheikh by road – fortunately, flights from Cairo are well available.
Beach holidays in Hurghada
Hurghada is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Egypt. The resort town is especially known for its sandy beaches and quality hotels. The local culture is hardly to be found in Hurghada, but all the services a tourist needs.
Hurghada is located on the western shore of the Red Sea, so the resort offers great opportunities for water sports. Hurghada also has diving schools and snorkelling trips.
Hurghada is a good choice for beach holidaymakers, but it also offers opportunities for cultural excursions. From Hurghada, you can hike to the Nile River Valley, Luxor, the Valley of the Kings and the Hatshepsut Terrace Temple, a few hours ’drive away.
A quality holidaymaker in Soma Bay
Soma Bay is a high quality hotel area south of Hurghada. It is located on a small peninsula, so all hotels in the area have good access to the beaches. Soma Bay is also a popular golf destination, with greens for golfing in stunning scenery right by the sea.
Soma Bay is a peaceful holiday destination with little nightlife or wildlife. The place is well suited for a quality-conscious holidaymaker who wants to enjoy the sun and the beaches in complete peace. Families with children also enjoy themselves here.
THE BEST OF EGYPT
An active holidaymaker can spend a beach holiday in Hurghada diving.
The best activities in Egypt
- Diving and Snorkeling in the Red Sea
- Bargaining in bazaars
- Camel riding
- Beach volleyball
The best attractions in Egypt
- Pyramids of Giza
- Valley of the Kings
- Nile River Valley
- Hatshepsut Terrace Temple