Things to do in

Hurghada

From the desert to the sea, explorers can expect pharaoh excursions, dolphin encounters, and diving galore here.

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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

    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!

  • Magawish Island

    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.

  • Mahmya Island

    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.

  • Day trips

    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.

  • Quad and ATV tours

    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!

  • Swim with dolphins

    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.

  • Fishing tours

    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.

Frequently asked questions about Hurghada

What top attractions are a must-see in Hurghada?

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.

  • 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

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 29,229 reviews

We booked independently from our hotel, Fort Arabesque, we were instantly contacted by the tour company via Whatsapp to finalise arrangements and confirm collection times. Our English speaking guide met us at the Hotel reception on time. The vehicle was comfortable and the drivers very competent. Our tour had two German person, one Romanian person and ourselves (3). We had two guides, our Mohammed Zidan a scholar of archaeology from Cairo University and there was also a German speaking guide for the German couple. The itinerary was packed but was done in a way that didn't feel rushed, there was a lovely combination of guided tour and free time. Lunch was good, and we didn't end up with an stomach upsets, which is a first for a visit to Luxor for me. We bypassed queues maximising our time at the points of interest.

Perfec, Such a lovely trip to Orange Bay. Especially Ali made the day boattrip super good and fun! Would definitely recommend for people who are keen on spending most of the day on a boat with beautiful view and crystal blue water.lunch was good and snorkeling spots and water-sports ,friendly crew and transfers was on time.

Trip was great. Value for the money well worth it. good organised, the guide was friendly. the only small negative is the price they ask at the end to get the photos from the camera man.. 40€ which to me was too pricey so I didn't take it, although the camera man was very nice and took some good pictures.

Nice quad adventure, i have enjoyed the sunset views in hurghada desert, bedouin Village was ok and Camel Ride was fun , liked it and recommended for who looking for ATV fun

Professional company,picked us up in time, we highly recommend Egyptra Travel we book always with them in hurghada.