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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
    +20
  • 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

It was an amazing adventure and the whole trip was well prepared and planned. We choose the sunrise trip. Pick up from our hotel on time at 3:30, the agency called us day before the trip + transport driver called us additionally 30 min before pickup just to make sure we are awake. At the quad station we received an introduction by the driving instructor who guided us the whole trip. We were lucky because nobody else booked as well so we had a private trip :) The instructor verified our driving skills and asked us what to see/where to drive( desert, bumpy parts, beach, cliffs) and depending on that he created the route. Stunning desert driving in the night( high adrenaline) and beautiful sunrise at the beach. Highly recommended, would do that definitely again when back in Hurghada

Hurghada: Sunset Quad Tour Along the Sea and Mountains Reviewed by Anonymous, 24/10/2020

This company runs a very professional and well maintained boat, and the crew knows how to make sure everyone is having a good time! Would highly recommend for anyone who wants to have a fun day on the water. We were able to see the dolphins, but most of the fun came from socializing with the other guests and snorkeling on the beautiful shallow reefs.

Excellent experience. Brilliant guides fantastic activity. Would strong recommend. Suitable for familys, couples and people travelling on their own

Amazing instructor, super fun! But you might wanna schedule more time for it cause we were there for the 5+ hours instead of 3

El Gouna: 3-Hour Introduction to Kitesurfing Reviewed by nadine, 14/11/2020

La balade en quad très bien. La balade en chameau a duré 3 minutes. Juste le temps de faire un aller-retour. Activité sympa.