Hurghada in Egypt is a great value kitesurf holiday destination just a 5 hour flights from the UK and other main European departure airports. There are few kitesurf holiday resorts that offer such a long wind season, great value quality accommodation and world class kitesurfing, especially good for beginner and improver's. New for 2015 is our new superb Kitesurf and windsurf school based at the Mecure Hotel. This kitesurf centre in Hurghada is to be run by one of the most experienced and professional teams in Egypt. There will be all new equipment every year along with superb service and instruction.
Hurghada town itself is not the prettiest of places ! There are a few really good beach bars, restaurant and clubs but it is important to find the good spots amongst the rest. The hotels in Hurghada are spread out over several kilometers of beach south of Hurghada town so whilst staying at your chosen resort you will not see any of the more undesirable areas. As with most of Egypt there are really only a hand full of very good hotels and it is important to get the right advice; of course here at Planet Travel we will make sure that you get the right resort along with our unbias expert advice.
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Although Hurghada in Egypt is generally regarded as having wind all year the reliable wind season is from March to November, with arguably the best wind months being June to Oct. The average wind is around 20 knots with the afternoons sometimes getting up to 30 / 35 (especially in September)! In the winter it is mostly big kite weather (14 - 16's).
The wind in the Red Sea is created by the difference in temperature between the land and sea. In Hurghada this is accelerated by the mountain range and more by Giftun Island offshore. It will generally pick up during the day and can often start early and sometimes blow all day.
Hurghada offers a variety of excursions, tours and day trips to the interior of this fascinating country. Egypt is probably the world's oldest civilization having emerged from the Nile Valley around 3,100 years ago. This "Gift of the Nile", as described by Herodotus, boasts a longer recorded history than any other country on earth. A country of legends and mysteries; the birthplace of ancient civilization with a third of the world's most magnificent and awesome monuments and treasures. With a wealth of destination knowledge and travel industry experience, we specialise in tailor made tours so please ask for an special itinerary to take in specific tour / sightseeing.
There is some nightlife in downtown Hurghada. As well as bars and restaurants, the bazaar is bustling in the evenings. It is also worth checking out which night Papas has live bands.
UK / EU passport holders should have a full 10 year passport valid until at least 6 months after date of return. Other passport holders please check with Egyptian Embassy (020 7235 9777). You will require a full Egypt visa for entry into Hurghada. The easiest way to get it is on arrival at Hurghada Airport where it will cost £15.
There are no compulsory inoculations if travelling from the UK but we recommend to check with your GP for the latest advice.
Flight Time 5 Hours
Transfer Time 30 mins
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