Egypt is renowned for its beautiful architecture. Including the Great Pyramids, the Sphinx and the interesting history behind them. However, not all activities involve hikes and tours of the pyramids. Some exciting activities are available that will get your heart rate pumping. These activities include breathtaking views, ocean life and the hottest desert experiences. If you want an interactive experience, in addition to the stunning scenery. Come check out these exhilarating activities to do in Egypt.
Quad Bike or Buggy Tour Along the Sea in Hurghada
First up is quad biking. Embark on a guided tour through Hurghada on quad bikes. Drift through the Red Sea desert. There are multiple tours to choose from. A sunset tour or a tour that focuses on the scenery. On the morning tour option, you will ride along the sea and sea cliffs. While capturing views of the stunning sunrise.
The tour can range from 20 minutes to 45 minutes. Later in the day, you can book the sunset tour option. You can watch the sunset between the mountains and enjoy the perfect photo op. Thereafter, drive to the beach to see the corals from above. There are even family options! You can choose a 4-person buggy that is ideal for a family-sized adventure. Bring your sunglasses and a headscarf and let’s go!
Hot Air Balloon Ride in Luxor
Soak up jaw-dropping aerial views just as the sun peeks over the east bank of the Nile River. In a private hot air balloon tour. Take in the stunning views as the sun illuminates the surroundings of Luxor. As you ascend, you will be taken aback by the stunning bird’s eye views. Enjoy the sunrise over some of Egypt’s most famous monuments and temples. Experience surreal sunrises from the skies as you take in all that ethereal Egypt has to offer.
This private balloon basket tour ranges from 45 minutes to an hour. Enjoy the golden hues of the sunrise while indulging in a delicious cup of tea or coffee. Your guide will inform you about the history of major landmarks you may pass. An insightful, yet fulfilling experience first thing in the morning. Thereafter, you will make it in time for breakfast at your hotel! Sounds like the perfect start to the day for me.
Diving or Snorkelling Boat Tour in Hurghada
Finally, Explore the beauty of the seas as you immerse yourself in the ocean for a diving or snorkelling experience. Do not worry if you’re a beginner, the experienced guides will help you and make the experience fruitful.
Discover a diversity of fish species and colourful coral reefs. You will go diving and snorkelling at 3 different spots. In fact, the trip ranges from 6-7 hours. Enjoy the trip to each spot, while conversing with other diving enthusiasts. After a busy day of diving and exploring, you will indulge in a full buffet breakfast on the deck. And we all know food is equally important.
With 2 or 3 stops to dive at the Red Sea, this is definitely a bucket list item when in Egypt. Sounds like the experience of a lifetime to me. All the equipment is provided so just get your swimsuit ready for some ocean exploration.
So, if you’re ever in Egypt and you’re feeling adventurous, why not try one of these exhilarating activities? They will make your trip so much more memorable. You will not regret any of these once-in-a-lifetime experiences. If you’re in South Africa and ever want to experience something similar, try a hot air balloon ride. From adventure in the sky to the seas, Egypt has it all.
Psychology tip: adventurous behaviour makes us feel good. It fires up the same region in the brain that reward does. That is why we are motivated to take part in intimidating activities.