1 Monasteries

Deep in the desert, St Paul’s and St Anthony’s are the oldest monasteries in Egypt and still draw thousands of Copts from across Egypt each year.

2 Diving

Hurghada is a great place to arrange an inexpensive PADI Open Water course, a half- or full-day diving trip to one of the many nearby reefs, or an extended stay on a liveaboard.

3 Hurghada nightlife

This resort is renowned for its lively bar and club scene, with many of the best venues to be found in the Hurghada Marina.

4 Red Sea Mountains

Experience the wadis and Bedouin culture of the Red Sea Mountains on a camel or jeep safari.

5 Marsa Alam

The camps and resorts dotted along the coast north and south of Marsa Alam provide access to some of the best and least-visited dive sites in Egypt.

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