Our family trip to Egypt was a blast! My wife and I, and our children (18-year-old boy, 17-year-old boy, and 16-year-old girl) all agreed that it was the best family trip that we ever had. We planned to go to Hurghada, and before we left, we researched travel agencies that offer Hurghada excursions. In the end, we decided to book the Hurghada Full-Day Deluxe Super Safari Adventure with Travel2Egypt.org.
On the day of the excursion, our driver met us at the hotel lobby at around 9am. He was a young and pleasant gentleman. After listening to his brief overview of what we would be doing for the day, our two sons and I were absolutely ecstatic. We were ready for an action-packed day at the desert. The quad biking was so much fun. The quad bike trip around the desert was great and well supervised. We were given good instructions before we ventured out. My wife and daughter struggled with their quad bikes but the guides were fantastic and jumped on with them. My wife said that with the guide on board her quad bike, she had a much better experience. My boys and I absolutely enjoyed our ride. We also stopped at a desert mirage, which was amazing.
The short camel ride was equally amusing. The only camels we’ve seen were those at the zoo. It was our first time actually touching a real camel. They were such mild and friendly animals. My 16-year-old daughter swore that the camel was smiling at her. It was fun, and we couldn’t stop giggling while we were riding them.
My wife was very impressed with the visit to the Bedouin Village. We had tea and watched them make bread. We got an insight into how these desert people live. Our kids was amazed at how these people live without modern day things, like a smartphone and a computer! My wife and I also tried the shesha pipe, which we thought was just ok.
The BBQ folklore show was a great experience. Since we live in the city back home, we can hardly see a starry sky. Here at the desert, we had a lovely meal under the stars and a bit of entertainment. The foods were delicious, and we had a good time watching the traditional dancers and belly dancers.
At the end of the day, our nice driver drove us back to the hotel. Just a note for anyone who plan to join one of these Hurghada excursions, the desert isn’t smooth sand so bring a pair of comfy shoes and a scarf!