Holiday in El Gouna Egypt

Common and distinctive activities for families with children

  1. Hurghada to Pyramids Tours by Bus, Minivan, or private tours to Visit the Pyramids of Giza, the Great Sphinx, Egyptian Museum ” but in long trip takes 24hr”
  2. Hurghada to Luxor Tours by Bus, Minivan, or private tour to visit the Valley Of The Kings, Karnak temple, Colossi of Memnon, Tomb of King Tutankhamun, and Temple of Hatshepsut and can book 2 days for make Hot Air Balloon Ride and visit the Valley of The Queens, Dendera, Abydos Temple or 3 days to visit Abu Simbel & Aswan attractions.
  3. Snorkeling Boat Trips to see Dolphins or tour to Orange Bay Island or Paradise Island, there are also private 4hr Speedboat Rental or 8hr Boat Charters and Scuba Diving Boat Trip for beginners.
  4. Super Safari & Quad Tour by Jeep

Are There Cheap Things to Do in Hurghada?

  1. A parasailing trip for 5 minutes costs from 15$.
  2. submarine trip for 2hr cost from 15$ ” time start from 09:00 am. 11:00 am, 13:00″ and can goto by taxi to hurghada marina from your hotel or resort.
  3. Hurghada Museum for 1hr cost from 10$.

What Can you Do in Hurghada for Free?

  1. visit Sakkala Square.
  2. Walking in Tourist Walkway.
  3. visit Fish Markets, El Dahar, El Mina Mosque, and Hurghada Marina.

Unique Things to Do in Hurghada for Family-Friendly with Kids

  1. Camel and Horse Riding for 1hr.
  2. Swim with Dolphins in the pool and take photos with Dolphins.
  3. Hurghada City Tour afternoon for 4hr.
  4. Mini Egypt Park Trip
  5. Grand Aquarium Tour
  6. Makadi Water World – aqua park
  7. Royal Seascope Submarine Cruise with Snorkel Stop or Sindbad Submarine.
  8. Fishing Trip with Group
  9. Utopia Excursion
  10. Abu Dabbab Beach Excursion
  11. Sharm El Naga Trip


Tipping in Egypt

Tipping in Egypt is very common. So be prepared to spend a little more money than was budgeted for the trip.

Whether it’s the taxi driver, the person who smiles to help you carry your bags, or the waiter in a restaurant or hotel who provides you with food or any service, expect that you will tip.

Tipping in Egypt is not obligatory for tourists or any person, but it is optional. A small amount of money is given in exchange for an additional service according to the agreement between the two parties.

Tipping in Egypt


Be prepared to pay a small amount of money, not exceeding 10-20 Egyptian pounds only, to someone who you feel has provided you with a distinguished service, and just say “no” to anything and Don’t want to pay it.

You must agree with the trip or transportation coordinator on the full amount without a tip, as it is normal that the service is provided to you in full without fees or additional money.

In tourist areas such as Hurghada and Sharm El Sheikh, you will find professional people who will provide you with advice without charge or paying any additional cash fees.

Cats and Dogs in the Streets Break your Heart:

Dogs and cats in all of Egypt’s tourist streets and popular cities are very friendly, but they seem very undernourished. If you love animals, be prepared to give leftovers from your meal to the cat or dog.

My experience: While I was walking in the streets of Cairo, I saw a small cat among a pile of garbage, so I played with the cat and gave him a little food from my meal. Likewise, I saw this in Hurghada.

You will see horses in Luxor and Aswan that are very thin and annoying. Their ribs will be torn from the pulling of the carts.

I wish there was more kindness to animals in Egypt, despite the efforts of the Egyptian Ministry of Environment to protect animals, sterilize them from diseases, and care for them.

Evaluation of 5 Stars by Egyptian Standards During My Trip to Egypt

If you book a 5-star luxury train trip, a 5-star cruise, or a 5-star trip to Luxor or Cairo, be prepared that you will not get the international quality of the 5-star category in Egypt. Standards vary from one tourism company to another.

It is normal to have normal expectations of 5-star luxury trips around the world, but tourists complain from time to time about some companies that offer 5-star service but you do not get it.

Evaluation of 5 stars by Egyptian standards during My trip to Egypt

Learn how countries differ in providing services for train travel or boat accessories, especially during a trip on the Nile River. This is part of cultural exchange. Egyptian culture is different, but to a large extent, you will get quality that satisfies you for the price you agreed upon with a professional tourism company.


Do not deal with small companies or offices to carry out 5-star trips and tourist tours, and rely on obtaining the service from large companies with a good reputation, I recommend a company for you. Hurghada trips It is special, as it helped me a lot to achieve luxury and comfort during my tours in Hurghada, Luxor, and Cairo.

Do not Drink Water from Pine Trees in Egypt:

Rely on drinking bottled mineral water, its price starts from 3 Egyptian pounds, and it is very cheap in Egypt, and do not risk getting sick, as Egypt suffers from poor infrastructure in purifying water and obtaining pure water from pine.

Book your Flights Early Online:

If you book a tourist tour to Luxor or Cairo or book a car to transport you from the airport to the hotel or book a cruise or embassy, etc., it is preferable to book it sometime before coming to Egypt to avoid confusion, even if the payment is made at the start of the trip, and it will save you a lot of time, especially when it becomes very confusing. When you try to pay in different currencies than agreed upon.

If you want to book the tour while you are at the hotel, it is preferable to book 1-2 days in advance to avoid confusion and provide sufficient time to prepare for the trip.

Currency Change in Egypt -My Trip to Egypt

Many times, you need to pay bills and small money to the taxi driver or store owner, especially since prices in Egypt are very cheap. You must change at least $100 into the local Egyptian currency, the Egyptian pound so that you can pay small bills.

In Egypt, currency can now be changed from all automated teller machines (ATMs), which are everywhere and available 24 hours a day, especially in tourist cities such as Hurghada and Sharm El-Sheikh. Every place and every hotel has an ATM with the ability to change currencies with ease.

Find Out the Details of your Tour:

When booking a cruise, take care to know the details of the trip from the company’s website, as tourist tours to Luxor to see the temples sometimes do not include entrance fees to the museum as Valley of the Kings, riding a boat on the river, or taking pictures with some ancient temples, similarly with tourism tours to Cairo to see the pyramids and Abu Dhabi. The sphinx.


Some tours include only one meal with drinks and water, and some do not. You just have to make sure of all the basic and additional trip costs to enjoy the trip without difficulty or fatigue.

Get your Cell Phone Data Card SIM

If you are worried about using your phone and mobile phone abroad during your trip to Egypt, you should make sure and check with your phone provider ahead of time if it occasionally receives international text messages or calls, or if you have your own data reception.

You may feel extremely anxious and afraid in any country you go to, and you cannot ask for help or use technology PS to find a hotel or family residence when you lose them, so there is no need to be afraid in Egypt.

As soon as you land at Cairo Airport, Hurghada Airport, or Sharm El Sheikh Airport, you will find places designated for selling local lines for calling, where you can buy a SIM card SIM in Egypt at a very cheap price of 60 Egyptian pounds.

If you are in a hurry to go to the hotel accommodation, you can buy a card SIM from any branch of the Egyptian telecommunications companies, as you have many branches everywhere, especially in tourist places such as Hurghada and Sharm El Sheikh.

I recommend purchasing a card SIM from Vodafone or a telecommunications company only, if you are looking for quality internet service and direct communication internationally, as Orange is no longer the global force it was in the past.

She will give you a card The SIM is a new number, but it will give you all your data, texts, and calls and the ability to connect to the Internet at any time with the highest quality.

You should know that the infrastructure of Egyptian telecommunications lines has been developed and the quality of service has been improved to connect to the Internet with the highest international quality, up to 50 megabytes.


If you are traveling on a tour with a domestic tour company or tour operator, you must be networked WI-FI is available at the hotel of residence in addition to being provided through the SIM card service that you purchased, as the starting point of the trip will be agreed upon anywhere inside or outside the hotel, so you must constantly connect to the Internet.

If you are traveling alone to Egypt, you need to connect directly to the Internet to book Uber and Careem delivery services or use Google Maps to get to the place you want to go.


The Red Sea in Egypt is known by divers from all over the world as one of the best diving locations. Its pleasant water temperatures and the crystal-clear water with its colorful underwater world, the fascinating coral reefs (you will find more than 200 different types of coral) inspire everyone who has gotten a little insight into the special features of the Red Sea with snorkeling to take part in a diving course in Egypt.

The coral reefs in some areas of Soma Bay reach close to shore, so beginners don’t need to venture far out to sea. Rare fish species, for which the Red Sea with its rich flora is an ideal food, make the underwater world a colorful diving experience. Don’t forget the camera.


All resorts in Egypt have well-known, globally recognized diving schools with qualified diving instructors. Diving in Egypt is officially only allowed with a recognized diving certificate (PADI, NAUI, CMAS, SSI, NASE, or BSAC). However, taster courses are offered, with which everyone can test whether diving is an option for them.

For experienced divers, the Red Sea offers pure excitement with its various diving regions. So, e.g. Wreck diving, steep slopes in the Sharm EL Sheikh area, and encounters with manta rays and big fish in the Marsa Alam area leave every diver curious for more.

One of the reasons why divers from all over the world rate Egypt as one of the best diving paradises and continue to travel to the Red Sea to spend their diving holidays in the most diverse regions.

I enjoyed the cruise trips to see the coral reefs, swim with the fish, and relax on the beaches of Giftun Island. It was a special experience relaxing under the sun on the beaches of Orange Bay.

EL Gouna, one of the largest tourist resorts on the Red Sea, attracts numerous visitors from all over the world every year. There are a large number of diving centers that teach beginners how to dive.

Since many boat trips to the nearby islands of Giftun, Abu Ramada, or to the reefs of EL Fanadir start from EL Gouna, the underwater world here is too crowded for experienced divers.

Once in EL Gouna, however, you should definitely take part in a boat trip. Giftun, Mahmya, and Orange Bay are great regions that are served by EL Gouna.

Diving EL Gouna, A site popular with wreck divers is Abu Nuhas (father of bad luck) the area is known as a ship graveyard due to the reef there. Abu Nuhas is approximately 2 hours boat ride from El Gouna.

At least 5 ships have fallen victim to the reef’s treachery. The freighter Carnatic is one of the oldest wrecks covered in coral that is accessible to divers. Come with us on one of our liveaboards.

The well-organized day trips with at least 2 diving stops give you a good mood-diving-swimming-snorkeling and making new friends. Diving forms the basis for long-lasting friendships! The motto for the next holiday: Diving among friends – Diving EL Gouna!

What Diving Equipment for Egypt?

You do not need your own diving equipment in Egypt. Especially beginners should first take advantage of the opportunity to rent a wetsuit & go snorkeling in Soma Bay.

If you prefer to bring your own equipment, a 5-7 mm wet suit is suitable for the months in spring and autumn, an additional ice vest is recommended for the winter months, while a shorty is usually sufficient in summer at the highest temperatures.

Otherwise, it is not advisable to take your diving luggage to Egypt because of the small allowance and the high costs of excess luggage.

Attention: If you want to carry a dive computer with you, it belongs in your hand luggage! It shouldn’t break during transport, excursions dolphin tours.

Diving Egypt Diving Red Sea Egypt Egypt Diving Diving School Soma Bay

Why wander into the distance when one of the most beautiful diving destinations Tauch Soma Bay is so close at hand? Only a 4.5-hour flight away is Egypt with its wonderful spots on the Red Sea.

Sharks Red Sea:

  1. Oceanic White Tip Shark
  2. Hammerhead Shark
  3. Tiger Shark
  4. Grey Reef Shark
  5. Thresher Shark
  6. Silky Shark
  7. Nurse Shark
  8. Black Tip Reef Shark
  9. White Tip Reef Shark
  10. Whale Shark.

Dolphins Red Sea:

  1. Common Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus)
  2. Indopacific Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops aduncus)
  3. Spinner Dolphin (Stenella longirostris)
  4. Pantropical Spotted Dolphin (Stenella attenuata)
  5. Longbeaked Common Dolphin (Dephinus capensis)
  6. Risso’s Dolphin (Grampus griseus)
  7. Humpback Dolphin (Sousa chinensis)
  8. Bryde’s Whale (Balaenoptera edeni).

Turtles Red Sea:

  1. The green (Chelonia mydas)
  2. The hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata) turtles
  3. The leatherback turtle (Dermochelys coriacea)
  4. The olive-ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea)
  5. The loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta)
  6. leatherback and hawksbill turtles
  7. green and loggerhead turtles
  8. olive-ridley turtle.

Bedouin Life in Egypt

The Bedouins are a group of individuals that move from one place to another in the desert to search for a source of food and drink and depend on raising camels and livestock such as desert goats and sheep to obtain milk for the manufacture of bread and dairy.

The Bedouin people are interested in raising camels in order to produce meat, milk, and wool, in addition to the importance of the camel as a main means of carrying bags and traveling long distances in harsh desert conditions.

Bedouin Village in the Desert of Hurghada

The tourist city of Hurghada is distinguished by the fact that it contains a large area of ​​desert along the line of the high mountains of the Red Sea. A group of individuals inhabits the mountains, called Bedouins or tribes.

The Bedouin village is about 30 minutes from Hurghada by using 4×4 jeeps or Quad Bike, Ride Dune Buggy for 45 minutes.

When you reach the Bedouin village, you will find simple houses made of palm leaves and wood and a primitive life far from city life and noise.

You will find very beautiful children who welcome you and go to get to know you, and the most important thing that distinguishes children in the Bedouin village is the blue and green eyes that you rarely see.

The Bedouin people are distinguished by their generosity and welcome to all guests, as you drink the distinctive Bedouin tea, ride the camel for a small tour, and then climb the highest hills to see the Red Sea mountains from the top and breathe the clean, fresh air you are looking for.

For food, the Bedouin people depend on making simple Bedouin bread made of flour, milk, and water only, in addition to the water source from wells in the desert, and raising a group of livestock, including goats and sheep, as a source of meat and wool. 

The Egyptians in the Bedouin village live a very normal life, far from the noise, electronics, and crowding of the city with minimal possibilities and dependence on food and water sources from the mountains and desert around them.

You will find very simple houses made of palm leaves, beautiful children playing and running around you, and Bedouin men and women welcoming you, these are the qualities of a Bedouin person of generosity and welcome.

The means of transportation in the Bedouin village is by riding camels only, and with the developments, there are people who drive cars only to provide some meals and food from the city.

Food sources for the Bedouins are meat in raising goats and sheep, and making simple bread from milk and flour with a distinctive taste.

The Bedouin people rely on natural herbs as a source of alternative medicine, and they rarely go to hospitals.

Homes and simple tents are surrounded by mountains and plateaus to give protection from dust and storms.

If you want to truly relax and get away from the noise of the city, go get to know the life of the Bedouins, ride camels, drink Bedouin tea, and see how these individuals live so far without development.

Sand Mountain

The Hurghada desert is characterized by the fact that it contains sand dunes and mountains of sand, where tourists go for adventure and climb the mountain and then go down quickly through the sand to the bottom for enjoyment and adventure for your family members.

There is a desert area near El Gouna that includes a group of Bedouin tribes, and you can take safari trips there.

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