Nearby Excursions

Nearby Excursions

Experience the most wondrous sights in Egypt, as Soma Bay is just a short distance from many of the adventures you might have.

Nearby Excursions

Guests of Kempinski Hotel Soma Bay will find themselves ideally located to experience some of the most wondrous sights in Egypt. Soma Bay is just a short distance from many of the country's most famous historical locations, and incredible wildlife can also be found nearby.

From the breathtaking Pyramid of Giza to action-packed safaris in the desert, the following one-day excursions will suit visitors of all tastes.

Ancient Luxor

Once known as the ancient city of Thebes, Luxor is home to many must-see sights. From the hotel, guests will travel to the town and visit the following:

  • The Valley of Kings
  • Hatshepsut Temple
  • Memnon Colossi
  • The Alabaster factory

Lunch is also included with the package at the 4-star Hussein Oriental restaurant located next to the Karnak Complex.

Guests can travel to Luxor in a Mercedes E Class 250 or by private car. Those travelling from Kempinski Hotel Soma Bay in a Mercedes will leave at approximately 6 am, while those in a private vehicle will leave the hotel at 5:30 am.

Local attraction, Local Attraction, Local Area, Off-Site

Sacred Cairo

Choose from two itineraries, and uncover the sacred history of ancient Cairo.

Option 1
Arriving in Cairo by 5:30 am, guests can enjoy a nutritious breakfast before joining their tour guide to explore the Sphinx and the Pyramids on the Giza Plateau. Shortly after, a visit to a traditional perfume factory will awaken the senses and lunch (either at the Hard Rock Café or Happy Dolphin Restaurant) will prepare guests for the rest of the day.

The excursion will end with a visit to the Egyptian Museum and a transfer back to the hotel.

Option 2
Arriving in Cairo by 5:30 am, guests will be offered breakfast before making their way to the Sakkara section of the Memphis Necropolis. A personal tour guide will reveal more about the site before guiding you to the Citadel of Saladin and the Alabaster mosque of Mohamad Ali.

Lunch at the Happy Dolphin Restaurant will follow, and here you can spend some time indulging in an exquisite meal while enjoying a relaxing view of the Nile. To end the trip, guests will be taken to the Khan el-Khalili Bazaar and the Islamic Cairo before returning to the hotel.

Traditional Cairo

Alternatively, why not visit Cairo by air and travel on a flight? Our traditional Cairo excursion will take guests from Kempinski Hotel Soma Bay to Hurghada Airport, where they will reach Cairo and meet their tour guide. From here, guests will explore the Sphinx and surrounding pyramids before learning more about the history of the Pharaohs at the Egyptian Museum.

A visit to a traditional perfume factory follows, and the excursion will end with lunch at the Happy Dolphin Restaurant near the Nile and a visit to Khan el-Khalili Bazaar. Your transfer back to the airport will leave at 18:30. 

Local attraction, Local Attraction, Local Area, Off-Site

Sacred Monasteries

Discover St. Paul's and St. Anthony's monasteries on this exciting excursion. Guests will leave the hotel at 6:30 am and learn about the history of both monasteries from their tour guide. Refreshing beverages will also be provided throughout the day.

Adventurous Safaris

Take an action-packed drive through the desert to a Bedouin village and enjoy spotting wildlife in their natural habitat. Our one-day safaris can be taken in the morning (starting 8:00) or around sunset (starting 13:30), and guests can choose to travel by JEEP, on a quad-bike or in Go-Karts.

Upon reaching the village, you can refresh your palette with a traditional tea break before being guided around the area. A camel ride is also included, and beverages will be provided to keep you hydrated on the journey back to the hotel.

Dolphin World

A day children and adults alike will enjoy, a trip to Dolphin World is a must for all animal lovers. Guests will leave the hotel at 13:15 and be provided water and juice to stay hydrated. After a short drive, you will see a breathtaking dolphin show before taking photos of intelligent and playful animals.


The excursion cost will be added to your room bill one day before your trip. If you would like to take one of our delicious breakfast or lunch boxes on your adventure (for an additional charge), please inform our staff via the reception desk a day before 18:00.

Children policy

Children are more than welcome to join any of the above excursions and can enjoy the following discounts:

  • Children aged 2 to 4 can join any tour free of charge
  • Children aged 5 to 10 will receive a 50% discount on the cost of each excursion
  • Children aged 11+ are fully charged

Please note the Dolphin World excursion offers exclusive discounts. Children under three may join free of charge, and children aged 3 to 10 can enjoy a 50% discount.

Cancellation policy

If you need to cancel your excursion, we kindly ask guests to inform Kempinski staff as soon as possible. We understand that cancellations are sometimes unavoidable, but we kindly ask guests to respect our late cancellations policy.

Cancellations received 24 hours before an excursion will be required to pay 50% of the excursion fees, while those cancelled on the day of the trip will be charged 100% of the excursion fees.

For more information about our exclusive excursions or the cost of each, please get in touch with our guest relations team at Kempinski Hotel Soma Bay at [email protected].