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Top 7 things to do in Hurghada

One of the most popular and spectacular holiday destinations on the Red Sea coast, Hurghada is the perfect resort to visit. With so much to do, here are some ideas to make your time in Hurghada really special.

Giftun Island

With some of the best deep-sea diving and snorkeling in the world, the beautiful coral reefs and beaches of Giftun Island are a must-see!

Magawish Island

The perfect spot to experience Hurghada's abundant colorful corals and fish, at Magawish Island you can also just sit on the beach and watch dolphins play in the waves.

Mahmya Island

You won't regret a trip to Mahmya's little piece of paradise. But if you ever get tired of relaxing on the beach, you can discover some magnificent reefs a short swim from the shore.

Day trips

The Pyramids at Giza, the Sphinx, and the Egyptian Museum are all accessible on day trips to Cairo by bus straight from your hotel or by plane.

Quad and ATV tours

Feeling a little more adventurous? You can experience a ride across the Egyptian desert and jump over sand dunes by booking yourself onto a Desert Quad Bike Safari!

Swim with dolphins

Get a little closer to the local marine life with a relaxing trip to Dolphin House. There you can observe the playful marine mammals in the wild and even swim with them yourself.

Fishing tours

Embark upon a real Red Sea adventure with a fishing trip. Or join a tour to learn new techniques and tips from a professional guide and experience the best fishing in the area.

Planning Your Hurghada Visit

Where to go?

Whether you're looking for a calm relaxing beach resort, fine dining, vibrant night life, local cultural activites or adventure trips, Hurghada makes it all possible right on your doorstep!

Where to stay?

There is a wealth of great holiday accommodation in Hurghada. Whether you choose a 5-star rated hotel resort or family villa, you won't be disappointed.

When to go?

Hurghada is beautiful at all times of the year, but if you want to go when it's a little less busy, the months between October and March are best.

Other tips

The currency in Egypt is the Egyptian pound (EGP). Remember to follow local dress codes (i.e. keep arms and legs covered, and potentially also head if you are female).

Good to Know

  • Language
    Modern Standard Arabic
  • Currency
    Egyptian Pound EGP (£)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+02:00)
  • Country Code
  • Best time to visit
    Many Egyptians head to Hurghada for holiday in the summer, and to avoid the more unbearable heat in the larger cities. Try to avoid June, July and August. Hurghada will still be plenty warm for most tourists in the off-season.

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What People Are Saying About Hurghada

Great coral, friendly staf, lot of dolphines and great food.

They picked us up a little bit late (15min). And then we arrived at the dock. There was a guy that asked 10euro extra before we went on the ship. This was a scam because everything was payed for. After saying this he quickly changed his mind. I don't think he was a part of the organization so I don't took this in consideration for the final score. The crew was kind and we dived in the water 2 times to see the dolphines. Then we had 2 stops to see the beautifull coral. It was amazing and we had a lot of time to watch it. At the second stop we ate a good meal. When we went snorkiling the second time we saw dolphines passing. Just a minor minus was the snorkelling equipment. The goggles where with plastic bands that are not very comfortable especially for my girlfriend with long hair. The crew was very kind and I would recommend this trip to al my friends. Greate trip!

Dolphin Full Day Snorkeling Tour From Hurghada Reviewed by Michael, 02/12/2017

If you are a bit of an Adventurer you will love this trip !

This is not a trip for the feint hearted. Cairo is around three hundred miles from Hurghada. So including Taxi transfer from your Hotel to the Bus station and back its around twelve hours travelling time in total. But the ‘bus’ is actually a coach with toilets, air conditioning and reclining seats. So you will be very comfortable on the journey. Is it worth the effort ? Absolutely ! The whole experience is Awesome. The Great Pyramid has to be seen to be believed. The trip includes a visit to Cairo Museum so you also get to see all the marvellous exhibits including Tutankhamun. The whole trip experience was made by my Guide in Cairo - ‘Ahmed’. Ahmed was an absolute Encyclopaedia of information. I was spellbound by his commentary that provided in depth information on every area visited. Fantastic. Conclusion: JUST DO IT !!!! If you only go on one adventure in your life make it this one. An experience that you will cherish and remember for the rest of your life.

Excellent service, great team. Enjoyable day!

Everything was excellent, especially for that money, you cant ask for more. We was even offered to go on another trip, because two of our people had been sick. Banana boat ride was the best! Thank you very much!

Snorkeling Trip to Giftun Island from Hurghada Reviewed by Matthias, 02/09/2017

A very good full day with excellent guide

The day was a long one, so be prepared for that - around 15 hours for us including 7-8 travelling - but that comfortable in a new mininbus, so no issues. Excellent guide, Mohammed, very knowledgable and helped guide us past many of the street hawkers! Highlights were the Temple of Karnak, the Valley of the Kings and the River Nile trip - be aware that both these last two involve charges and you will need to pay in Egyptian pounds (100 per person per activity when we went). Didn't need the stops at the Papyrus Museum and the Alibaster shop, but they are part of the package and at least you weren't pressured to buy anything (though we did!) Only issue for us was make sure you use the same e-mail address to book the trip as to confirm it when over in Egypt, if you won't be aware of your pick up time which is confirmed a day or two before you go.

Day Trip to Valley of the Kings, Luxor Reviewed by Gregory, 02/01/2017

Excellent trip , excellent value for money fantastic guide.

Can not fault day, was informed about pick up time before the day, our guide had a excellent knowledge of Egypt past and present. We were looked after from start to finish, it was so surreal to be at the places we have seen on television words can not describe how we felt being at these fantastic places in Egypt. We felt safe and relaxed throughout the day and well informed the short Nile cruise finished the tour of brilletly. If you are thinking about booking this just book it was a fantastic day with memories that will stay with you forever. You need to take with you just over 20 Egypt pound for the two extra parts that are not included , however well worth it.

Day Trip to Valley of the Kings, Luxor Reviewed by Graham, 01/24/2017

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