What is interesting in the Egyptian Mediterranean: Prices, beaches and hotels
New Egyptian Resorts Open Their Doors to Tourists: An Alternative to Hurghada and Sharm El Sheikh
On According to market participants, these resorts will be a profitable offer in the summer season. One of the main reasons is the weather. It is not as hot here as on the Red Sea, but the season lasts from May to October. On an August day, the air temperature at the local popular resort of El Alamein reaches 30 °C, and the water warms up to 26 °C. “Typical Mediterranean climate”, according to experts.
Among other things, one cannot fail to note good sandy beaches and a rich excursion program. Getting to the Pyramids of Giza and Cairo from here is much easier, but this is not the whole cultural program that they are ready to offer you. Alexandria also opens its sights to local tourists, moreover, a mini-cruise on the Nile will be available to tourists. At the same time, a transfer to group excursions will take only 1.5-2 hours.
The disadvantages include the choice of hotels suitable for the needs of Russian and European tourists in the Egyptian Mediterranean. There are not many options, and during the peak season (July-August) there is also a high load, since the North Coast is also popular with locals. Despite this, at the moment the coast is being actively built up and it is quite possible that in the near future there will be more hotels. About 15 hotels are currently available for booking on the North Coast. The only local hotel operating under the concept of “ultrasound all inclusive” and active animation, is the Rixos Alamein Hotel. Experts also recommend paying attention to Jaz hotels, the Regal Hights 5 * hotel located in the El Alamein resort, and Caesar Bay Resort.
In the summer season 2023, tour operators do not expect volume demand for Northern Egypt. “But the Russians will certainly be interested in this direction. First of all, within the framework of combined tours with an excursion program, – said one of the travel agencies.
Experts provided the following prices:
• «Intourist»: tour for 7 nights with air flight to Cairo at the beginning of June in 4 * all inclusive; from 146 697 rubles for two.
• Ambotis Holidays: Cairo + Alexandria Combined Tour (from 2 to 4 nights in Cairo and 2 nights in Alexandria) – from 204 thousand rubles for two.
• PAC Group: tour with air flight to the Regal Heights 5* hotel (7 nights) – from 190 265 rubles. for two.