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
Diving was perfect. It was our first time and instructors explained us everything and there was no problems. I recommend this trip to everyone. They will offer you to take pictures on first dive, and you should probably let them know not to take too many pictures, because you cant focus on fishes and corals because of constant posing for pictures, but pictures are amazing and you should probably pay for them. If you dont want to pay for pictures, they could offer you discount, but later will charge you full price, with some stupid explanation. Weather that morning was not good, so we asked them to reschedule for next day. They didnt respond until 10mins before start and said that they can do it for 5eurosper person.
On 22.04.2021 I made this trip together with my fiancée. In a small bus we were brought from Hurghada with three other participants to Luxor. There we met our tour guide Nana at the first stop, the temple of Karnak. After that we had a ride across the Nile and then lunch. In the Valley of the Kings we visited four tombs (and learned to appreciate the work of the builders even more, as we got to know about the merciless heat in the Valley of the Kings). These first two stops were especially interesting to me. But the rest of the day was also worthwhile. Nana was a very sympathetic and knowledgeable tour guide. She made the day a wonderful experience!
Fabulous trip!! We had a great time from start to finish. The staff and food were excellent, especially Barracuda, the dive master, who was brilliant and enabled me to experience my first dive. The shuttle to and from hotel was also very good and on time. The yacht was very nice and provided plenty of space. Very good value for money. Great experience, definitely recommend!!
Was a excellent day! The drivers Mustafa and Muhammed was a very fast and correctly. Our guide Nana is great woman and very happier. I like her how she told about some history. After Karnak we gone to restaurant and the lunch was very very good. I can say only: the BEST organization, the best transport, and the best guide Nana. Thank you for helping
Very inetersting trip. Its easy to drive quad and you can enjoy desert. If it is windy like it was today, you should take their googles to protect eyes. Length of our drive was around 18km in on direction, so 36km in total, according to my watch. It is enoguh, and dont forget to press gas to maximum ;)