Like so many of the towns and cities of Egypt, Hurghada, Luxor and Marsa Alam are living history museums. The three cities are positioned as corners of a triangle in the Eastern Desert. Hurghada, a former fishing harbour, stretches 15 miles along the waterfront and is the perfect area for water sports. Marsa Alam is found by the Red Sea coast and tourism is just starting to make an impact. The city of Luxor, with its jaw-droppingly beautiful monuments built by the hands of ancient craftsmen, lies 150 miles inland on the banks of the River Nile.

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Mummification Museum

The Mummification Museum in Luxor is the best place to learn about the secrets of the pharaohs. Take your time to reflect and dwell upon ancient Egyptian history, culture and traditions surrounding the funerary process, the very key element in ancient Egyptian belief systems.

Corniche el-Nil, Luxor
Red Sea Mountain Trail

Inspired by the award-winning Sinai Trail and founded by the local Kushmaan Bedouin tribe, the Red Sea Mountain Trail spans 170 km, taking you into less explored territory and wild landscapes that were once part of trade, shepherd and smuggling routes. A Bedouin guide will accompany you through the entire 10 day-long hike, but there are easier alternative routes that can be taken anytime.

Red Sea Mountain Trail, El Dahar, Hurghada
Chez Pascal

The Chez Pascal is a European restaurant. Here they serve the finest dishes from Belgium accompanied by live piano music. Enjoy steaks cooked to perfection or seafood and lobster dishes.

Hospital & Sayed Korrayem Street, Hurghada
El Halaka

El Halaka offers a wide selection of fresh fish on both set menus and á la carte options. They have friendly service and excellent desserts. Located opposite the Fish Market.

Fish Market, Hurghada
Luxor’s Corniche el-Nil

The area around Luxor’s Corniche el-Nil is one of the busiest in the city, and everything from jewellery to leather goods can be found here.

Luxor’s Corniche el-Nil, Luxor
Senzo Mall

Senzo Mall is located in the heart of Hurgada. It covers an area of 250,000 square meters and provides all types of shops, services and recreational activities. You will find everything from ladies' wear, men's wear, and footwear, to electronics and accessories.

Safaga Road, Hurghada


All visitors to Egypt must obtain a visa from one of the Egyptian diplomatic missions before entering the country or hold an Egypt eVisa. Upon entering, visitors must hold a passport that is valid for at least 6 months from the date of arrival in Egypt. All travellers to Egypt for tourism purposes must be able to provide evidence of authorized permission to travel whilst in-country. You will find further information as well as a list of countries eligible for an Egypt eVisa at

Best Time To Visit

To avoid uncomfortable crowds at Egypt's most popular sites, avoid travelling in December and January as these months constitute peak tourist season. To enjoy more pleasant temperatures and better accommodation prices, visit from October to April.