If red roses, candies and dining out don’t seem too romantic any more, then a journey to faraway mysterious lands for two would make this Valentine’s Day unforgettable and fill it with once-a-life-experience.
Egypt with its ancient civilization, pure seas and warm round-year sun, with its endless golden sand deserts and fertile Nile banks, splendid hotels and river boats, perhaps, is the best and the most affordable romantic getaway.
Luxurious and Comfortable
Those seeking for privacy on Valentine’s Day can pamper their special ones with a stay in one of the numerous 5-star hotels located all around Egypt. According to Hotels.com, Egypt is among the ten countries with the lowest costs for 5-star treatment. For instance, in some branches of Hilton the prices start at $40 and go up to $300 per night.
Many 5-star hotels have special offers for the Day of Love. Kempinski Nile Hotel offers lovers a few options with junior or imperial suits, breakfast and dinner for two, a bottle of champagne and complimentary video. The rates start at $270 per night.
A candlelit dinner of four courses is served for Valentine’s Day in Radisson Blu. It might cost you around $67. The hotel also offers a bottle of champagne, “quixotic à la carte dinner” with Lebanese tastes and belly dancers’ show. For $160 a coupe can get tete-a-tete Swedish massage, Moroccan scrub and spa services.
Four-star Le Méridien Pyramids suggests celebrating your V-Day in a premium Deluxe room for $80 and a romantic dinner of four courses, glass of white wine and a rose for the ladies for only $68.
However, Sheraton Montazah in Alexandria doesn’t make a secret of its Valentine’s Day agenda. The Valentine's night in a double room will cost here around $80. Lots of parties will take place at hotel restaurants. For instance, the price for a special party with singers and belly dancing starts at $27; entrance to disco club costs another $27. Romantic dinner will be served atLa Mamma Italian Restaurant.
Colorful and Memorable
Romance doesn’t always involve a quiet candlelit dinner. Sometimes your heart asks for a vivid, picturesque travel… along the Nile, for instance. Here you’re going to choose between relaxing felucca ride and more comfortable Nile cruise.
The best destination for felucca boat trip is surely Aswan and its surroundings. Floating adjacent to scenic river banks and ancient temples, while sitting side by side and watching the sunset and the first stars appearing on the firmament will make your Valentine’s Day unforgettable, especially that in this case the romance doesn’t need to break the bank. One hour trip can cost from $5 to $15.
As for Nile Cruise, there are more than 220 cruisers of various classes (4-star, standard 5-star, 5-star deluxe and imperial ultra deluxe). They operate between Luxor and Aswan. One night per person in a twin room can cost from $75 to $150, though offers are still available; they can include one day stay in Cairo and three nights on the Nile with sightseeing tours in Luxor, Edfu, Kom-Ombo and Aswan for only $450.
Aerial and Light
Love is in the air… literally. Another pretty romantic option Egypt has to offer to lovers is a hot-air balloon ride. You can enjoy the sunrise over the East bank of the Nile with your loved one and have a look at the Valley of the Kings. For a 45-minute-ride along with 4-8 other travelers you will have to fork out $100. However, Magic Horizon Balloons organizes private flights for two, charging for it $760.
If you are searching for something uncommon for this Valentine’s Day, then you should definitely try diving. Explore the underwater beauty of Red Sea with your second half. Big Blue Divers offer introductory dive in Dahab for only $40. If you want to keep the afterglow of your fabulous Valentine Day’s experience, you can take an underwater photography for $137.
A package of ten guided dives and seven nights at a hotel for $377 is offered by Big Blue Dahab. An open water course for beginners costs $417. The price set by Emperor Diver for one to three days diving (1 dive a day) in Marsa Alam is $90, in Sharm El Sheikh – $75 and in El Gouna – $73.
Bright and Spiritual
And the last but not the least romantic option – climb the summit of Mount Sinai, passing by Saint Catherine Monastery, the oldest working Christian monastery in the world.
Three and half hours, 3500 meters to reach the sky and see the first sunbeams lazily making their way through the clouds below you painting them in bright golden color and warming you up after long night ascent, filling you with a sense of “heavenly creation” and drawing you and your other half closer spiritually. The price for such tour varies between $50-70 if you are traveling from Sharm El Sheikh.