Where’s Good in Egypt With the Kids?

| March 14, 2012 | 21 Comments

With Christmas firmly behind us and the summer months a distant – and possibly far too optimistic – dream, minds often turn to holidays in the turn between winter and spring.

And as the government considers preventing parents from signing their children off school out of term time – a practice that has become relatively widespread in recent year as families attempt to bypass huge summer holiday and half-term prices – planning a break this year might take a bit more sharpness than before.

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If you’re looking for ideas, there are some options which can combine a bit of exoticism with something a little closer to home than, say, the US and Caribbean, and that’s the Middle East. Egypt Holidays have become something of a new rising star in UK tourism, with travel companies such as On The Beach offering some fabulous deals.  With beaches, diving and great weather it’s no wonder it has attracted plenty of European holidaymakers in recent decades.

We’ve found some excellent ideas for Egypt holidays that combine the best of the horrible histories side – pharaohs, pyramids and the desert – with a bit of beach and fun for the family.

The Independent Travel section featured an Easter-holiday tour to Egypt in January, and whilst the option of 10-day travel for £1,000 per adult is more than most of us are looking for, it’s certainly a good indication of how popular the region now is with enterprising traveling families.

For those who are excited by water sports and marine life, we suggest checking out the beach resorts and snorkeling/diving schools of Sharm El Sheikh. Egypt, which straddles Africa geographically and the Arab world culturally, is located just on the edge of the Red Sea.

Holiday providers across the globe are clamouring for a stake in the country’s Red Sea diving facilities. With corals of every colour and a notoriously gentle and calm current – unlike Atlantic or Pacific islands, for instance, Egypt’s coast is very protected from large winds – we would suggest trying Marsa Alam or Sharm. You can introduce the kids of water sports and have a relaxing day by the pool for yourself.

Where in Egypt have you been that you highly recommend? Is it a place you’d like to visit? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below!

Please note that this article was provided by a third party, however I agreed to publish it because I have indeed visited Egypt and agree with what it says. [Photo credit @ Flickr wilhelmja]

Category: Egypt, Middle East, Your World


21 responses to “Where’s Good in Egypt With the Kids?”

  1. As All Know that Pyramids of Egypt is world Famous. There are lot of people that wanna go to see the them and off course me.. Great Article Posted By you..

  2. I hope I can visit Egypt to see this fantastic pyramid. Thanks for sharing how to save in getting Egypt holidays. I will try to inquire this one.

  3. Jewel Field says:

    Egypt is an interesting place to visit. I want to see this Pyramid in Egypt.

  4. Julianne Mackie says:

    Egypt is a breathtaking place to visit most especially of the beautiful pyramid. I wish I can visit Egypt this year.

  5. You think you could get ahead in a communistic society where you can own nothing and are killed if you speak out against the government?

  6. Sabina says:

    Dahab in the Sinai is the perfect place in Egypt to go and relax. It’s directly on the Red Sea and has the beautiful mountains of the Sinai as a backdrop. Kids can play in the water, and there’s snorkeling and diving for adults right in town. There’s also tons of desert day trips you can take as well as activities that are geared towards kids, like glass-bottom boat rides. I’ve lived in Dahab for several months and can say if you want to relax and have fun for a while on holiday, Dahab is the place to do it.

  7. Taylor says:

    Oooh. Egypt is on my bucket list. I’m totally enthralled by pyramids. So fascinating! I haven’t been there yet but I’d definitely go if I had a chance. 🙂

  8. Quant says:

    Egypt is a beautiful and historical place to visit with family. I enjoy family vacations and when it is in such a beautiful place happiness gets more add. I love pyramid and I am planning for a visit with my family and kids. Pyramid is ultimate option for kids in vacation.

  9. Jeans Malui says:

    The Place Where Mummys Are Born 🙂

  10. Florence18Moore says:

    Egypt has a lot of beautiful place to be proud of. And Pyramid is one of the fullest.

  11. Liz says:

    For me Pyramid is the best place for our kids. Rich in historical stories. Your kids are going to like it.

  12. Adrian says:

    I would enjoy for sure as there are lots of activities like windsurfing, parasailing and treading boats as well as trips with glass-bottom boats or banana boats. Among other sports are camel riding to so-called traditional Bedouin villages. A Red Sea diving holiday in Egypt is simply unforgettable.

  13. John says:

    I wish to enjoy the vacation in Egypt and return home with lots of souvenir and memories that I will love to treasure at the most prized experience of lifetime.I like to involve in the activities like kart racing, diving, sightseeing, horse ridding and safaris and experience the attractive tour to SharmEl Sheikh for its fine beaches and the crystal clear water.

  14. A holiday in Egypt! Now here’s a place I wish my parents had taken me for spring break. And who says the learning needs to stop even when kids are on holidays… I don’t know if I’d be brave enough to take my kids there – maybe when they were older.

  15. David says:

    Egyp is one the beautiful places in the world for many things like The Ancient Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx is one of the world’s oldest tourist attractions and the reason most people visit Egypt today, Medieval Cairo, Abu Simbel and Temples. If you love ancient monuments than definitely Egypt is the best place in the world to visit.

  16. Emily says:

    I wanted to go to Egypt from the day when I read about the mummies, pharaohs and pyramids. Many Historians says there is a gold treasure in one of the pyramid. These things makes me more curious to visit Egypt. I’m sure this is the best place to visit.

  17. Kenya Travel says:

    Egypt truly has many natural attractions. I can’t wait until one can seamlessly travel from Egypt to South Africa by road or rail. That would be quite an adventure. They are currently some adventurous souls making the journey but they have four by four vehicles and some serious cash.

  18. Jessica says:

    I’ll definitely digg it and personally recommend to my friends. I’m confident they’ll be benefited from this web site.

  19. ella says:

    Egypt is beautiful, the pyramids are amazing such a wonder of the world i would definitely recommend visiting them with children

  20. Lutchie says:

    Egypt is a nice place too…Thanks a lot for this nice post here…

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