Egypt Adventure Travel

From: Egypt Travel Guide

See also: Egypt Oases


Adventure Travel, Egypt
Egypt contains the vast Red Sea with its superb coral reefs, the Sinai Peninsula where you can explore the Sinai mountains and vast expanses of desert filled with a varied and rugged landscape that can offer some truly unique adventure travel.

Safaris in Egypt
Camel and Jeep safaris are a great way of taking in Egypt's varied landscape, sights and beautiful animals which can be seen in their own natural habitat, birds such as the Hoopoe, Bee Eaters, several species of Ibis along with wildlife such as the Nile Crocodiles, Scarab Beetles, Scorpions, Desert Hare, Cobra and Mongoose are often to be seen.

Nile Cruises are an incredibly popular way to travel the Nile and relax in great comfort and style. Cruises often travel past areas such as Luxor, Aswan and Lake Nubia stopping at various tourist attractions along the way such as the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Edfu and the Kom Ombo Temple. Red Sea Cruises are also available and often start from Sharm-El-Sheikh or Alexandria and in some cases pass through the Suez Canal.

There are plenty of beach's and swimming opportunities along the Mediterranean and Red Sea coastlines where you will find many popular beach areas such as at Hurghada, Ain Sukhna, Nuweiba, Dahab and Soma Bay all offer a variety of water activities and facilities such as hotels, restaurants and cafes. There are of course several other popular beach's along the coastline, some of which may be quieter and less crowded but not as tourist friendly when it comes to facilities that are offered.

Water Sports
The Red sea is particularly good for water sports and has excellent diving and snorkeling locations in areas such as Dahab, Sharm el-Sheikh and Hurhada, where you can enjoy incredibly beautiful and colorful coral reefs and an excellent selection of fish and dive sites. Dahab is also a popular destination for windsurfers who frequently enjoy good conditions and also has an excellent beach to relax on as well.

There are also plenty of opportunities to rent sailboats and yachts and explore the Red Sea whilst visiting various attractions on the way.

Other sports such as Golf are also popular in Egypt and there are many excellent courses and sports facilities situated around Cairo in particular.

Camel Rides
The Great Pyramids of Giza offer the perfect backdrop for camel riding where you can ride in front of these magnificent wonders and have your picture taken as well.

Fishing Trips can be arranged on the Red Sea which has a bountiful supply of aquatic life.