Save Big on Flights to Hurghada and Explore Majestic Placesby Daisy Wilkinson Travel Guides
One of Egypt's oldest and most famous resort cities, Hurghada attracts plenty of tourists from different parts of the world every year owing to its attractive coastline and an interesting marine life in the Red Sea. You would find it hard to believe that it was once a tiny little fishing village. Over the years, it has grown into one of the major tourist destinations in the country. Most of the tourists visiting this part of the world are from the northern parts of Europe. During your time spent in the city, you'll get to explore some of its famous tourist attractions.
The savings made while booking your cheap flights to Hurghada can be utilised to explore the Giftun Islands. You can get to these islands with the help of boat excursions booked with any of the local tour operators. They have gorgeous stretches of white sands and offer great opportunities for snorkelling. This activity is ideal for those who do not prefer scuba diving but still want to explore the coral reefs. Even if you paddle close to the shore, you'll come across plenty of fish in the clear waters surrounding the islands. You can also choose to relax on one of the island's gorgeous beaches if you do not wish to indulge in any of these activities.
Also accessible conveniently from the city are the Straits of Gubal. You can use the savings made while booking your flights to Hurghada in advance to make a trip to this destination, which is one of Egypt's major diving hotspots. The coral pinnacles spread across the strait have always been quite challenging for the sailors in the earlier centuries. In recent times, this place has become quite popular among many tourists for wreck diving. You'll come across the famous wreck of The Thistlegorm, which was a cargo ship from the times of Second World War discovered in the 1950s by Jacques Cousteau, a French diver.
Yet another interesting place you can explore with the help of your savings made on cheap flights to Hurghada is the Abu Nuhas Shipwreck Site. This dive site is located north of Shadwan Island and can be explored with a diving expedition. You'll have five shipwrecks worth exploring at this site but its main attraction is the wreck of a British cargo ship called Carnatic, which sunk in the year 1869. It is in an excellent condition even today with an abundance of coral and fish life housed in its skeletal remains.
Known as 'The Aquarium', the wall dive site of Gota Abu Ramada is also home to some fantastic marine life. If you are new to diving, you'll benefit from the services of numerous dive operators near the site. However, if you're an advanced or experienced diver, you can get underwater and explore a huge variety of marine species. Among the exciting fish species you'll encounter during your diving expedition are lionfish, triggerfish, and clownfish. Many divers also get the opportunity to witness the resident eagle rays.
You can also explore many other attractions during your Hurghada holidays.
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