Top attractions in Hurghada
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.
1. 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!
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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!
6. 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.
7. 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 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.
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
- Modern Standard Arabic
- 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
Sweet and very friendly guys guiding the trip ( except for choleric captain :), which were caring and reserved at the same moment as was adequate, which is great in Egypt. Even if on the boat - I didnt feel bothered by anyone, I felt enough space to have my "place", very good food, drinks for free, very pleasant atmosphere. We saw dolphins, snorkelers we close to touch them, in the end there was a change do fun with speedboat sofa for free. Special thanx for crew for treating my kids so kindly, what was important to keep them in the good mood.
The experience was great! Even at the first I was scared because of the armed people at the entry. Be prepared to see armed groups of men at the entrance. What i did not like was the fact that the bedouin village they make us buy some creams at 5 usd, and they said that the price was in order to help locals, but is pretty much evident that the village is built there for tourists. Also DO NOT BUY anything from the stores there. They will ask you 15 times more than the real price. The sellers there are thieves.
Klare Empfehlung. Es war zwar wirklich ein langer Tag, aber wir konnten gut im Mini Van schlafen und somit die Zeit in Kairo wirklich genießen. Aufgrund der Epidemielage waren wir fast allein an den Pyramiden! Die Fahrer waren sehr verantwortungsbewusst und der Guide Ahmed einfach toll und sehr mitreißend. Das Mittagessen war sehr basic, aber völlig ausreichend. Wir haben zusätzlich noch eine Bootsfahrt auf dem Nil gemacht (ca. 5 EUR pP extra). Wir waren von 2 Uhr nachts bis 21 Uhr abends unterwegs.
Good drivers, the guide was also very open and provided useful information. The mini bus is in a very good condition and was very clean. Even the capacity for was about 15, we were only 6 tourists. Booked the trip one day before. Communication with the travel agent was as well very good. The total value of the additional entries was 580 egipt pounds(Karnak, Valley of the kings and hatshepsut). Is better to have local money and not usd or eur, as they adjust the rate in their favor.
The tour was great and interesting. Our guide was Tarek and he showed us the most interesting places in Hurghada. Tarek was really great guide, funny, friendly and professional. We saw church and mosque, we visited green and fish market. It’s a great tour to experience the life of local people. All recommendations.