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Eid 2016: 7 Holiday Destinations in Egypt that Won’t Break the Bank

Eid 2016: 7 Holiday Destinations in Egypt that Won’t Break the Bank
written by
Hend Salah

With Eid fast approaching, a large chunk of Cairenes are preparing their short escapes from the capital. Finding an affordable travel destination at what is a peak time of the travel season, however, is far from easy and the announcement that Egypt is to ban the use of debit cards abroad have derailed many a foreign excursion, too.

But this Eid, there's no need to break the bank, nor to even look abroad for a perfect combination of sun, sea and sand. We've compiled a list of affordable Eid trips and packages that will not only save you money, but also promises fantastic time.

Sharm El Sheikh

Local travel company Tourisma offers a four-day trip from July 6th to July 10th  in Sharm El Sheikh. With only 950LE, you will relish the city’s warm sun, golden beaches, take a boat trip to Tiran Island for a dive in its crystal clear waters, dive into the desert with a Safari trip and unwind after a long exploration day in the city’s buzzing hangouts. Click here for more information.

Ras Mohamed and Blue Lagoon

If you are looking for a place away from the city’s hustle and bustle, then Ras Mohamed and Blue Lagoon is where you should go this Eid. A three days camping trip organized by Amaken Trips where you will get to discover the beauty of Sinai, visit the blue hole, take a boat to Abu Galoum, hike, snorkel and enjoy other fun activities for only 1300LE Click here for more.

Giftun Island 

A full-day snorkeling trip in a private two-storey yacht for only 250LE they will explore the desert with a Safari trip and end the night with a delicious Bedouin dinner and tanoura show. You can also enjoy fun water games and for an extra 150LE Find out more here.

Sinai Odyssey

This Eid, Destination 31 promises to take you on a four-day exploratory trip to Sinai which starts by scouting Egypt’s biggest national park, Ras Mohamed and ends with an exceptional adventure to the spectacular diving spot, the Fjord bay where you will get to dive into the 16 meter Fjord hole and observe the mesmerizing marine life and all for the cost of 1400LE. Click here for more about the trip.

Marsa Alam

Escape Cairo’s traffic and noise and head to nature’s own resort, Marsa Alam for a peaceful and serene Eid vacation with Gazef. The four-day trip costs 1950LE and includes a ride to the mountains, snorkeling, stargazing under a moonless night, meditation and yoga sessions to reinvigorate your body as well as a catamaran adventure. Click here for more information.


Spend your Eid in water bungalows directly overlooking the sea and lagoon on your trip to one of El Gouna’s breathtaking resorts, Panorama Bungalows Resort El Gouna. Organised by Rotana Egypt Travel, the trip costs 1200LE and includes a four-day stay in peace and serenity. Click here for more.

Abu Galum

Promising yet another exciting trip this Eid, Gazef is planning a journey to one of Egypt’s most breathtaking reserves, Abu Galum. The trip costs 1550LE and includes snorkeling, kite surfing, hiking, rock climbing, camel rides, music jamming and other fun activities that will definitely make your vacation memorable. For more info, click here.

Happy Eid, everyone!