Egypt is always a brilliant place for a family holiday – or any type of holiday for that matter. But this is no secret, and the most popular areas and attractions can become extremely crowded at certain times of the year. If you have your heart set on a trip to this characterful country, but are looking for a more relaxed affair, consider heading to one of the following spots to enjoy your dream Egyptian escape.
The Pyramids of Giza are a true sight to behold, and quite rightly will headline the itineraries of many visitors. But if you’re averse to the idea of battling through hordes of tourists to snap the best shot of the structures, consider heading to the nearby village of Saqqara. Part of the Ancient Egyptian capital of Memphis, Saqqara is a site of great historical significance, and it’s here where you can discover the oldest confirmed pyramid in Egypt.
The Pyramid of Djoser, otherwise known as the Step Pyramid, was built around 2630 B.C., which alone makes it one of the most important archaeological spots in the entire country. Saqqara sits around 20 miles south of Cairo, so is perfect for a day trip if you’re looking for some time away from the capital.
Tranquil beaches are hard to come by in Egypt’s more popular resorts, but there are many spots all along the coast where you can enjoy a more laid-back seaside escape. El Gouna is one such resort, and is found along the east coast, near to the bustling Hurghada. With an 18-hole championship golf course, spas and coral reefs aplenty, El Gouna is the perfect place to unwind away from the hustle and bustle of Egypt’s busiest coastal locales.
Located on the southeast coast of the Sinai Peninsula, the town of Dahab is another spot perfectly suited for some Egyptian rest and relaxation. You can expect to find warm and dry conditions all year round, and there are plenty of activities to fill your itinerary, no matter the makeup of your travelling party. Whilst Dahab may not be on the radar of as many tourists, it’s certainly well-known within the scuba diving community, and it’s considered one of the best diving destinations in the country.
Guest post written by Clayton Miller