Get active on Egypt’s spectacular desert landscapes and dazzling blue seas

Egypt may be known for its centuries of storied history and monuments, but its weather and diverse landscapes make it a prime destination for enjoying outdoor exercise, adrenaline pumping sport, and a variety of leisure activities!

With an amazing climate that promises hundreds of days of sunshine and blue skies year-round, Egypt is an outdoor lover’s paradise. There are currently 30 protectorates all over the country, sheltering Egypt’s wildlife and natural beauty. Epic sand dunes offer ample opportunities for thrill seekers to sandboard or quad bike, picturesque mountains invite hikers to explore, and the more chill visitor can enjoy fishing and birdwatching around the oases. With peaceful nights under a blanket of stars, camping overnight in some of the protectorates can be arranged by licensed guides.

Whatever your tempo is, there is much to discover. Water activities are abundant in the Land of Sun and Seas, with nearly 3,000 km of coastline, plentiful coral reef, and rare marine life to explore below the surface. Camping on the beach is popular in Nuweiba, while kitesurfing and windsurfing are the main draw in Dahab, al-Gouna, and Marsa Alam.

Hiking & Climbing

There are several locations around Egypt that are ideally suited for active travelers looking for unique challenges.

Desert Safaris, Sandboarding, & Quad Biking

Desert activities are some of the best adventures a visitor can experience in Egypt! Head out in a 4x4 convoy with a group of friendly faces to enjoy a day of sand, fun, delicious food, campfire cheer, and stargazing.

Horseback & Camel Riding

Whether you fancy riding in the desert, through the fields, or by the beach, horses and camels are easy to find and readily available. In Cairo, riding stables can be found around the Giza Plateau, Abusir Pyramids, and Saqqara Pyramids.

Kiting & Windsurfing

Practice your jumps and skids on the water at several spots along the Red Sea coastline and along the coast of the SINAI PENINSULA.

Hot Air Ballooning

Adrenaline lovers will enjoy this sky-high adventure! Hang onto your baskets, because you’ll be drifting up toward the clouds to enjoy spectacular views of Luxor that you’d never see otherwise.


With over 20 world-class golf courses around the country, teeing off is one of the more relaxing outdoor activities you can enjoy during your visit to Egypt.