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Adventure Through Egypt on Your Next Family Trip

by Angelique Platas

Dec 14, 2017

Maksym Gorpenyuk | Dreamstime


Home of the most impressive and prolific ancient civilization, Egypt boasts boundless attractions for the modern family of explorers. This desert oasis contains some of the world’s oldest monuments for history buffs, a fascinating landscape for culture seekers and incredible marine life for nature lovers.


Nestled against the Red Sea, Sharm El Sheikh is a popular destination for watersports enthusiasts. Many seaside resorts in Sharm el Maya, such as the Marriott Resort and Iberotel Palace, provide a wide range of beachfront pursuits. Bring the family and try out a variety of activities from kite-surfing and parasailing to windsurfing, wakeboarding, waterskiing and diving from the sandy cliffs. Take in the incredible beachside views during an active day of exploring.

Spa area on beach at Sharm El Sheikh

Egyptian Views. Photo: Lizon | Dreamstime

Looking for something more leisurely? Check into the Iberotel Palace in Sharm El Sheikh for a unique family holiday. Lounge by the hotel’s two freshwater pools or head to the private beach. Watch the kids snorkel and swim from the lounge chairs, or head out with them discovering vibrant coral reefs and marine life.


Off the beaten path and away from the beach is a desert terrain prime for four-wheel riding. The vast western desert of the Siwa Oasis provides incredible views of an ancient city within an expansive desert. Tour through ancient temples and history scattered over the Oasis.


The old town of Shali in Siwa Oasis is an ideal setting for riders to explore the rugged territory and watch the sun set over the sandy horizon. Strap on your helmets and bond with your teens and adult children, tearing through the sandy, historic and exquisite landscape.

Family Nile River Egypt

Cruising the Nile River. Photo: Edwardgerges | Dreamstime


Cruise the Nile River from Luxor to Aswan, exploring the Middle East coastline. Sailboat excursions are often available for quick trips for groups and families, traveling to secluded islands, ancient temples, catacombs and botanical gardens.


Explore land and sea on various adventure tours and trek below the Earth discovering ancient tombs. The opportunities are endless. Egypt remains an enthralling destination brimming with ancient ruins, entrancing landscape and natural beauty. Take an awe-inspiring family trip to the country’s ancient cities, incredible landmarks and adventure tourism opportunities along the way.


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