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Hurghada: Speedboat Dolphin Watching and Snorkeling

1. Hurghada: Speedboat Dolphin Watching and Snorkeling

Cool off from the heat of the city and escape to the sea on a cruise from Hurghada. Climb aboard a speedboat and marvel at the attractions from the water. First begin the search for dolphins, which takes approximately 45-90 mins. Once found you will be able to watch them from close range, and if possible, swim beside them. Environmental rules and regulations and safety factors apply, and it is best to be near dolphins without disturbing their nature. After seeing these fascinating creatures up close the speedboat will stop for snorkeling at two different spots. Enjoy the unique colorful corals of the Red Sea and be amazed by its beautiful scenery. The final destination will be one of the beautiful islands for the remainder of the time, where you can swim, sunbathe, and relax, surrounded by peace and nature.

Hurghada: Luxury Cruise Trip to Orange Bay with Lunch

2. Hurghada: Luxury Cruise Trip to Orange Bay with Lunch

Start cruising towards the Egyptian Caribbean Island Orange Bay, where you will spend some time on the beach. On the way, experience the banana and sofa water sport. Enjoy the rich lunch buffet on the Red Sea and get stronger with our best Sea Food and BBQ. Sail to another scenic spot and go snorkeling to experience the crystal clear waters of the Red Sea. Visibility here can reach up to 45 meters, and you will be able to see clownfish, manta rays, dolphins, and corals of various colors.  You will then be treated to a relaxing back massage while cruising along the Red Sea during your trip to reach the maximum of luxury and satisfaction and to release all the life stress.

Hurghada: SpeedBoat Trip to Orange Bay & Paradise Islands

3. Hurghada: SpeedBoat Trip to Orange Bay & Paradise Islands

Enjoy a speed boat trip to Paradise Island and Orange Bay. Admire the most beautiful islands in the Red Sea, often called the Egyptian Caribbean, and enjoy a delicious lunch on a private tour or a shared adventure. Start your morning with a hotel pickup and board your speedboat. Jet across the sea and arrive at the islands for an afternoon of relaxation and fun.  The first stop is the island of Orange Bay, where you will spend approximately 1.5 hours. While here be surrounded by white-sand beaches and crystalline water as you lay back and work on your tan. Get social while listening to music and meet interesting people from all over the world. Zoom through the sea and arrive at Paradise Island. Spend another 1.5 hours here and have the opportunity to snorkel and explore the underwater world of the Red Sea. Enjoy lunch before heading back by speedboat to the marina.

Giftun Islands: Speedboat Tour with Lunch & Snorkeling Spot

4. Giftun Islands: Speedboat Tour with Lunch & Snorkeling Spot

Head to Giftun Island via a speedboat, the most convenient way to access all the amazing swimming and diving spots. Your driver will pick you up from your hotel and drop you off at the marina. Hop on a speedboat and head out for 20 minutes of snorkeling in the first spot in the Red Sea and then cruise for 15 minutes to the island. Take advantage of the flexibility that this option affords you by choosing your departure time, and enjoying 4 hours on the beach to relax. Once there, visit Paradise Island or Orange Bay, each offering a different and special experience.  Snorkel through the clear waters, with all equipment provided. The island has all kinds of services to make you feel at home, including a special play area for children. The restaurants offer fresh seafood, as well as traditional and international dishes, or take lunch on the paradise island. After your amazing day on the island, you’ll be taken back to the marina and transferred back to your hotel.

Luxor: Hot Air Balloon Ride

5. Luxor: Hot Air Balloon Ride

Your stay in Luxor would not quite be the same without a bird’s eye view of the city from a hot air balloons. After convenient, pre-dawn pickup from your Luxor hotel or cruise ship, cross the River Nile to the West Bank – where your hot air balloon awaits. After a safety briefing and introduction to your ground crew and pilot, you will climb into the balloon's basket and get ready for lift off.  Then it’s time for takeoff. Away from the daytime crowds, you will drift peacefully over the west Bank of Luxor and sights such as the monuments of Thebes. As the early morning sun rises over the East Bank, the city and the surrounding mountains will be illuminated in stunning golden hues. Your expert guide will also regale you with insights on history as you take in landmarks such as Queen Hatshepsut's Temple and Karnak, among other important structures. After landing, you will be transported back to your hotel, enriched with the beauty of Egypt from the most enchanting perspective.

Hurghada: Snorkeling 6 in 1 Yacht Trip with Buffet Lunch

6. Hurghada: Snorkeling 6 in 1 Yacht Trip with Buffet Lunch

After getting picked up from your accommodation, set off to board the luxury yacht. Embark on a full-day tour on the Red Sea where you will have the opportunity to participate in a range of water activities.  First, discover the underwater world with a personal Dive Master as you dive hand in hand at one of Hurghada's most colorful dive spots. Then, snorkel in style as you discover striped angelfish, manta rays, sea turtles, and dolphins in their natural habitat. Next, get your adrenaline pumping with a wonderful water sport activity stop, followed by the opportunity to relax at the picturesque Orange Bay island stop. Finally, try your hand at the fishing activity which is fascinating and enjoyable for all ages.  At lunchtime, savor a rich buffet including seafood, BBQ, and various salads all prepared in a traditional way. Also during the tour, relax with an onboard complimentary back massage performed by a member of the crew to release all your stresses. Return to shore where your memorable day at sea will end, then benefit from a return transfer back to your accommodation.

From Hurghada: Sharm El Naga Full-Day Snorkeling Tour

7. From Hurghada: Sharm El Naga Full-Day Snorkeling Tour

Discover the gorgeous bay of Sharm El Naga. Located just 40 kilometers from Hurghada, this bay offers the perfect balance for all visitors seeking peace and quiet. After the pick-up at your hotel, the guide will drive you to the bay in an air-conditioned vehicle, where you will start the day of pure relaxation. Upon arrival you can explore the unique nature reserve. This quiet bay is a great location for you to relax on your vacation. Sharm El Naga is famous for its beautiful coral reefs and crystal-clear water. Relax on the fantastic sandy beach and enjoy swimming and snorkeling in the protected reef. Discover the magnificent underwater world and explore a little paradise. Enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant before returning to Hurghada by bus in the afternoon, where you will be dropped off at your hotel.

Cairo: 3-Day River Nile Cruise with Hot Air Balloon

8. Cairo: 3-Day River Nile Cruise with Hot Air Balloon

Day 1 You will be picked up from your accommodation and driven to Cairo train station, where you will board an overnight train to Luxor.  Day 2 Upon arrival in Luxor in the early morning, a representative will greet you and take you to a 4-star hotel to have some rest until the hot air balloon time. Enjoy a hot air balloon ride to watch the sun come up over the archaeological sites of Luxor. Next, head to the west bank of Luxor to visit the Valley of the Kings. Here you will explore the 3 most important tombs and see the walls full of hieroglyphs.  Your guide will then take you to the most important temple of the complex, the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut. The temple consists of three floors with open balconies built of limestone, with statues of the god Osiris and Queen Hatshepsut. You’ll then head to the east bank to visit the biggest temple in Luxor, the Karnak Temple, dedicated to the god Amun, his wife Mut and their son Khonsu. Learn about the history of the temple before heading to your river boat for lunch.  You’ll check into your room and then the boat will depart for Edfu. In the evening, you’ll enjoy dinner and free time in the comfortable surroundings of the boat.  Day 3 After breakfast on board, take a horse-drawn carriage to Edfu. You’ll then enjoy a guided visit of the Temple of Horus. Marvel at the best-preserved religious place in Egypt with imposing sandstone structures of Horus.  You’ll enjoy lunch back on board the boat as you sail to your next destination. In the afternoon, visit the unusual Temple of Kom Ombo. Learn about the structures of the temple and how it was built in honor of two great gods. Return to the boat for dinner and free time.  Day 4 In the early morning you’ll head to one of the most stunning temple complexes in Egypt, the Abu Simbel Temples. The twin temples of Ramesses II and Nefertari were built into the mountainside in the 13th century BC, under the dynasty of Pharaoh Ramesses II. Your guide will take you back to the cruise to check out and take your luggage. You’ll then be transferred to Aswan station to travel back to Cairo by train.

Hurghada: Giftun and Orange Islands Tour with Parasailing

9. Hurghada: Giftun and Orange Islands Tour with Parasailing

Spend the day exploring the Red Sea on this exciting outdoor adventure and tour. Enjoy snorkeling, swimming with dolphins, parasailing, and parachuting, all while accompanied by a certified guide and instructor. Following a pickup from your hotel in Hurghada or the nearby areas, head to the marina and travel by boat to Giftun Island National Park. Here you’ll start with an amazing 1-hour snorkeling experience in the Red Sea. In addition to seeing fish and coral, you will also have the chance to swim with dolphins. Take the opportunity to try some water sports or spend time in the national park. Afterward, enjoy a delicious buffet lunch on the boat. Move on to the second snorkeling spot in the Red Sea and explore an amazing underwater world, with a variety of fish, corals, and more marine life. Finally, as the day winds down, enjoy the sunset on Orange and Giftun Islands Island Take part in parasailing, a recreational activity where one or two people are towed behind a boat while attached to a parachute, ascending up to 40-50 meters (about 164 feet) in the air with a full 7-10 min flight time. For this activity, no training is required.

From Aswan: 4-Days 5-Star Nile Cruise with Guided Tours

10. From Aswan: 4-Days 5-Star Nile Cruise with Guided Tours

• Day 1: Aswan Discover Egyptian culture by sailing the Nile on a 5-star cruise. Your Egyptologist guide will pick you up on time to start the tour with a visit to the Aswan High Dam. Drive over to where you'll hop on a motor boat to get to Philae Island. After a tour of the island and a visit to the temple, check in to your cruise. Snap some photos of both sides of the Nile and hear about the cultures of the Nubian and the Egyptian. Drink your tea on the sun deck while you cruise along the beautiful waters. Stop at Komombo to visit the temple and then enjoy an overnight stay aboard the boat.  • Day 2: Edfu - Esna - Luxor Enjoy breakfast on the ship and then sail over toward Edfu for a wonderful horse-drawn carriage ride to Edfu Temple. Head back to the boat and sail to Esna, passing through Esna Lock. Glide toward Luxor where the cruise will dock overnight.  • Day 3: Luxor Listen as your guide explains the history of the Valley of the Kings in detail. Afterwards, continue on a drive to discover the secrets of the Queen Hatshepsut during a visit to her temple. Discover the West Bank and visit the Howard Carter House, in which the famous English man who discovered the tomb of King Tut once lived. Take some time to relax on the boat before heading off to visit the biggest temple in the world: Karnak Temple. Drive over to see the small, beautiful temple of Luxor. Enjoy an overnight on the cruise.  • Day 4: Luxor - Departure After breakfast, end service in Luxor.

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Had a nice experience. We had snorkeled in Hurghada before, but the places chosen by our local guide were phenomenal! Beautiful reefs, fish and the island looked like you imagined yourself in the Caribbean. You are almost alone, not touristy. We were provided with soft drinks, water, fresh melon and grapes. The speedboat was taken care of. We had my 66-year-old mother with us. She did have some problems getting back into the boat, but the captain took care of that every time. We also had the opportunity to swim with the dolphins several times. There were schools of dolphins of 12-16. Beautiful to see underwater. Kudos to the speedboat captain, very friendly and attentive. He knows the best places and also points them out underwater.

Super great experience. We had a lot of fun and the first thing we did was swim with the dolphins. There were wild dolphins, but there were many tourists in the bay and it was more like a hunt. Nevertheless, the locals have taken care not to harm the dolphins. We had three different dive sites with beautiful coral reefs and were always there first, so you had peace and quiet. We had a great atmosphere on the boat and there was always good music playing, so did our gight

Support at our hotel without problem. We then arrived to our speedboat to go in search of the dolphins which was very fast since the guide knew exactly where to go. We were able to swim with them for about 1 hour. Incredible time. We were then taken to several snorkeling spots with magnificent corals and fish. Fresh fruits were offered to us as well as drinks. We were then able to swim in beautiful transparent water. We recommend, this day will remain engraved.

The process went smoothly. Were picked up at the hotel at the agreed time. The speedboat was occupied by a total of 8 people. The skipper immediately found dolphins and we were allowed to swim with them several times. Afterwards we were able to marvel at 2 reefs. It was great that the skipper always let the group decide what to do.. That's what I call customer-oriented.

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