The red sea region in Ehypt is popular for its sandy beaches and superb snorkelling. Here, specialist holiday operator Red Sea Holidays shares five tips on ways for families to keep active on holiday.
Dive - Egypt offers over 500 year-round warm water diving sites. Red Sea Holidays offers a range of diving opportunities for beginners and experienced divers in Sharm el Sheikh, Hurghada, Makadi Bay and El Gouna.
Red Sea Holidays’ family dive packages offer both children and adults the opportunity to earn a PADI Open Water certificate. Prices start from £295 per person, which includes all dive classes with a certified instructor and equipment hire.
Kitesurf - Kitesurfing is a popular watersport in the Red Sea. Kitesurfing combines aspects of wakeboarding, windsurfing, surfing, paragliding and gymnastics – making it a hobby for the extremely active.
Hurghada is one of the top destinations for Kitesurfing – offering dedicated shallow areas for beginners and separate launch areas for experts. It takes just four days to become an independent Kitesurfer, the perfect challenge to add to your holiday
Climb Mount Sinai - Red Sea Holidays offers excursions to St Catherine’s Monastery and Mount Sinai from £39 per person. Mount Sinai is a 2,285 metre high mountain, 230km from Sharm el Sheikh – where Moses received the 10 commandments.
There are two principal routes to the summit; Siket El Bashait takes about 2.5 hours on foot, though camels can be used. The steeper route, Siket Sayidna Musa, is up the 3,750 steps in the ravine behind the monastery.
Holidaymakers can enjoy the desert sunrise before climbing in Moses’ footsteps. On the return journey, guests will visit St Catherine’s monastery, built around 530AD.
Enjoy an off-road adventure - The desert plains and mountain scenery around Sharm el Sheikh, Makadi Bay and Hurghada are ideal for Quad Biking.
Red Sea Holidays offers Quad Biking excursions from £29 per person and All-Terrain Vehicle adventures from £43 per person.
Ride a camel - Red Sea Holidays offers a Bedouin feast and stargazing excursion from £33 per person. Holidaymakers can experience life with the Bedouin of the Sinai on this trip from Sharm el Sheikh.
Travellers can ride a camel through the desert before enjoying an authentic Bedouin meal followed by an evening of stargazing
Red Sea Holiday package: Spend seven nights at the five-star Sunwing Waterworld Makadi Hotel from £2,779 per family of four with Red Sea Holidays. The hotel is built around its own waterpark including huge waterslides, a wave pool and a waterfall.
Located on the promenade at Makadi Bay, the hotel offers direct access to a beach with a shallow reef perfect for snorkelling. This package includes all-inclusive accommodation and return flights from London Gatwick. This offer is valid for travel for the duration of the Easter Holidays.
For further information, or to book this package, visit www.redseaholidays.co.uk