LOCATION: approx. 25 km from the centre of HURGHADA; approx. 15 km from the airport in Hurghada.
BEACH: beach near Dana Beach hotel, sandy, gently shelving beach, approx. 900 m from the hotel, free transfer via hotel bus (every 30 min), free umbrellas, sunbeds and towels; bar covered by the all inclusive programme.
HOTEL: four-star, stylish, opened in 2009, 860 rooms, the hotel consists of a main building and bungalows, lobby, 24h reception, 6 restaurants: Mediterranean - Mediterranean cuisine, Tagin - Oriental cuisine, Zum Kaiser - German cuisine, Asian Planet - Asian cuisine, Alfredo - Italian cuisine and Le Marche - international cuisine; highchairs for children available in restaurants; 12 bars on the premises of the entire complex and on the beach, free wireless Internet in the lobby, ATM, chemist's, mini-market, arcade with hotel shops, terrace; extra charges: Internet point, laundry, on-call doctor; credit cards accepted: Visa, MasterCard.
ROOM:standard: 2-person (1 or 2 extra beds available), approx. 42 m2, individually controlled air-conditioning, bathroom (shower, wc; hairdryer), satellite TV, telephone, safety deposit box, mini-bar (payable); free cot for children up to 2 years old on order before arrival; balcony or terrace (table and chairs).
SPORT AND ENTERTAINMENT: 21 swimming pools connected by bridges and water channels, Jungle Aquapark - 11 swimming pools with 35 slides (21 for adults and 14 for children), including 2 pools heated in the winter, free umbrellas, sunbeds, mattresses and towels; tennis court (floodlights payable), table tennis, fitness, aerobics, water gymnastics, mini-golf, chess, football; playground for children, mini-club (4-12 y.o.), daytime and evening animations for children and adults, live music; extra charges: pool table, watersports on the beach and diving centre; SPA centre: extra charges: massages, Jacuzzi, sauna, cosmetics treatments.
ALL INCLUSIVE: buffet breakfast (7.00-10.00), buffet lunch (12.30-14.30), buffet dinner (18.30-21.30) in indicated restaurants; late breakfast (10.00-11.00), late dinner (22.00-24.00); snacks (12.00-17.00) in indicated bars; ice-cream for children (12.00-16.00); soft drinks and local alcoholic drinks (10.00-24.00) in indicated bars; wearing all inclusive bands is required.
CONTACT: 0020/653464670, www.pickalbatros.com
Times of serving meals and the functioning of certain hotel infrastructure elements may be subject to minor changes due to the season, weather conditions, Guests' requests or force majeure, which the hotel management will not have an influence on.
Pilot: tourists are looked after by a Polish resident, whose tasks include help upon arrival, departure and stay, as well as registration for local trips.
Visas: required. It must be purchased at the airport in Egypt - approx. 15 USD. Passport (with one blank page) must be valid a minimum of 6 months.
Flight duration: Warsaw – Hurghada – approx. 4 h
Local time: GMT+2
Language: Arabic; communication in English and German also possible.
Voltage: 220 V.
Currency: Egyptian pound (EGP), 1 EGP divides into 100 PT (piastra), 1 EUR = approx. 7 EGP, 1 USD = approx. 6 EGP.
Prices in the hotel and restaurant: lunch – approx. 25 EGP, water 1.5 l – approx. 10 EGP, beer – approx. 20 EGP, coffee, tea – approx. 7 EGP.
Transport: taxi - approx. 35 EGP.
Beaches: free entry to hotel beaches.
Tips: baksheesh (share your wealth), customary, and even required!
Local trips: organised by local tourist agencies on terms specified by them. There is a possibility, that if there are too few participants, a trip may be cancelled.
Hurghada, until recently a simple fishing village, today it is one of the most popular resorts. The mysterious world of colourful underwater gardens of the coral reef attracts amateurs of diving from all around the world, and the guarantee of sunshine all year round is like a magnet for every beachgoer. It is thanks to its great popularity that Hurghada is experiencing dynamic development, new, beautiful districts with modern and large hotels are being created. During the day it tempts comers with its beaches, and in the evenings it invites to visit the numerous restaurants, bars, discos and souvenir shops. Hurghada is also a terrific getaway base for tourist wishing to see the ancient wonders of the world for their own eyes and admire the mythic treasures of pharaohs.
Luxor (1 day) - in the programme: visiting the Valley of Kings, the place where Egypts rulers rest - visiting the three tombs; Hatshepsut's temple, known from the works of the Polish archaeological mission, alabaster factory, Colosi of Memnon, cruise on the Nile (additionally payable: approx. 5 USD/person); lunch; the Karnak Temple - the monumental complex of temples built for more than one thousand years, papyrus gallery. Day trip Price – approx. 92 USD (includes lunch).
Cairo (1 day) - visiting the Museum of Egypt with unique collections of ancient art, among which you can admire the treasure from pharaoh Tutankhamen's tomb. Transfer through Cairo to Giza, where the famous pyramids and mysterious Sphinx are located. Lunch. Visit to a perfurmery. Day trip Price – approx. 97 USD (includes lunch).
City Tour - in the programme: drive through Hurghada, visit to the coptic church, mosque, aquarium with the most beautiful species of fish of the Red Sea, a short rest stop for coffee and tea, shisha optional. Time for shopping in a tax-free shop and the new centre of Hurghada. Half-day trip. Price – approx. 20 USD.
Jeep Safari - Jeep ride approx. 1 h to the desert to a Bedouin village, snack: hibiscus tea and shisha; camel rides, watching the sunset, early BBQ dinner in the village. Half-day trip. Price – approx. 40 USD.
Quad Safari - quad ride to the desert approx. 20 km from a Bedouin village, snack with hibiscus tea and shisha, camel rides, watching the sunset, early BBQ dinner in the village. Half-day trip. Price – approx. 40 USD.
Seascope a short cruise towards the reefs in a boad with a glass body, going down to a room that is approx. 2 m underwater, where there is a panoramic window to observe the fascinating underwater world. Half-day trip. Price – approx. 45 EUR (includes soft drink and a bottle of mineral water).
Giftun Island - a wonderful opportunity to try snorkelling and admire the fantastic belt of underwater coral reefs. 2 stops by reefs in the programme. Lunch on a boat. Sail to Giftun island, free time for relaxing and swimming. Day trip. Price – approx. 35 USD (includes ABC snorkelling equipment, lunch).
Diving centre - diving: Intro - become a diver for 1 day; 2 dives from a boat with an instructor. Price – approx. 60 USD (includes lunch and diving equipment).
Aqua park - trip to waterpark in Hurghada. Attractions: slides for children and adults, artificial wave, animations. Day trip Price – approx. 45 USD (includes all inclusive board: lunch, snacks, alcoholic and soft drinks).
Mahmya Paradise Beach - day trip to the white-sand beach, surrounded by reefs and azure-turquoise waters of the Red Sea. Excellent idea for spending an ideal day full of leisure, which will leave unforgettable memories. Bus/coach transfer to the port, then boat transfer to the island. On site superb service, delicious food, wonderful music - everything to provide you with holidays in a truly luxurious atmosphere. Price – approx. 80 USD, children – approx. 40 USD (includes transfer, accommodation on the island, ABC diving equipment, lunch without drinks, care of Polish-speaking guide). The trip takes place with a min. of 6 people.
Ocean Diva - snorkeling under sails – a unique and only opportunity to sail on the luxurious catamaran Ocean Diva on the Red Sea. During the 5-hour cruise, you will have the opportunity to go snorkelling - two stops at beautiful coral reefs, including in places that are unavailable to ordinary boats. Sail out from the luxurious yacht port in El Gouna - a private city called the Venice of Egypt. Price – approx. 80 USD (includes: transfer, lunch (on the yacht), soft drinks, towels, snorkelling equipment (mask, pipe).
Local excursions are organized by local travel agencies under the conditions fixed by them. It's possible to disorganize trips due to low number of applicants.