Best time to be there
Winter (October to April) for cultural trips, although May to September is great for the Red Sea. Ramadan is a particularly exciting time to be in Egypt - it is celebrated here with more exuberance than anywhere else in the world.
Cairo (British Airways, Egypt Air); Luxor (Egypt Air, Easyjet); Sharm el Sheikh (Easyjet); Hurghada (Easyjet)
4 hours 50 minutes direct
GMT +2 hours
Required - obtainable in advance or on arrival
No mandatory vaccinations
Highlights - Visit Cairo’s , historic bazaar, Khan El Khalili;Visit the 4,500- year old Pyramids built for Pharaohs Cheops, Chephren and Mycerinus;travel south to Luxor and check-in to Sofitel Old Winter Palace... Read more ...
An incredible twelve night itinerary, including a ground-breaking ten night cruise down the epic Nile from Cairo to Aswan. Experience the unrivalled luxury and exclusivity of one of our Sanctuary Nile cruise boats... Read more ...
Cruise for three nights on board the luxurious Nile cruiser Sanctuary ‘Sun Boat IV,’ named top small cruise ship by Condé Nast Traveller. Read more ...
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Egypt's Red Sea coast runs from the Gulf of Suez to the Sudanese border. Its mineral-rich red mountain ranges inspired the mariners of antiquity to name the sea Mare Rostrum, or the Red Sea.
Hermits seeking seclusion founded early Christian monasteries here, sharing the wilderness with camel-trading Bedouin tribes. Today, the crags and limestone wadis of the Eastern Desert remain relatively unexplored, home to ibex and gazelle. But the Red Sea itself, dotted with coral reefs, fringed by ancient ports, teeming with underwater life, has a rich maritime history which stretches back to Pharaonic times.
The thermal winds that once sped clippers to the East still bring thousands of migrating birds to the shores of the Red Sea, making it a paradise for bird-watchers. Today, the ancient ports are better known for some of the best diving and fishing in the world. Here, you will find over 800 fish species, including the deadly stone-fish, the equally dangerous butterfly-fish, as well as surgeon fish, jellyfish such as the cassiopei, crabs that sometimes overrun the shore in the evening and some species of shark. Sunbathers relax on white sand beaches, or find shade in the mangrove lagoons that line the coast, while snorkellers explore the reefs.
The underwater wonder of the Red Sea remains a living tapestry of vibrant corals and exotic fish, waiting for you to discover its secrets.
Abercrombie & Kent's all inclusive Red Sea holidays are the perfect way to discover an underwater world.
Suggested Red Sea Accommodation
Soaked in year-round sun, and set in an oasis of green against the surrounding desert landscapes, the Four Seasons is one of our favourite hotels in Sharm El Sheikh...
Poised on the very southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula, this 35 hectare property defies its desert setting with lush, tropical gardens, endless terraced pools and waterfalls...
Inspired by the local Arab architecture stroll around the resort, set on 48 acres of gentle hills, sloping down to its own 850-metre private beach, washed by the warm waters of the coral-rich Red Sea. Gaze at...
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It was the trip of a lifetime. The A&K staff truly looked after us and their organisation of what was a complicated itinerary completely made the trip for us.
- DR, Newport
Peking to Paris Rally
Spirit of Adventure Lives On
Follow Michelle & Mike on their incredible adventure in the Peking to Paris rally and enter our competition.
Magdy Yacoub Foundation
Brings together world renowned surgeons and medical teams to volunteer their time and skills to perform life saving open heart surgery for people in need from Egypt and the surrounding areas - especially children.