Things to do in El Gouna

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Hurghada: Quad, Jeep, Camel and Buggy Safari with BBQ Dinner

1. Hurghada: Quad, Jeep, Camel and Buggy Safari with BBQ Dinner

Immerse yourself in the local culture on this day trip from Hurghada. Explore the Sahara in a spacious and air-conditioned jeep. Savor local flavors with a BBQ dinner and try Bedouin Tea. Travel through the desert on the back of a camel.   Experience an exciting jeep safari through the desert from Hurghada. You will be picked up at your hotel and driven to the Sahara. Enjoy your time away from the hustle and bustle of the big city and be amazed by the wonders of the desert. Visit a Bedouin village, where you have the opportunity to experience the culture and daily lives of the inhabitants. You can also enjoy a camel ride through the desert sand. Admire the breathtaking views and watch the beautiful sunset over the desert. Take an exciting ride on an ATV Quad across the sand followed by a buggy ride on the dunes. Enjoy a delicious barbecue dinner and grilled delicacies. Listen to oriental music and watch shows with Tanoura dance and fire.

Hurghada: Luxury Cruise Trip to Orange Bay with Lunch

2. Hurghada: Luxury Cruise Trip to Orange Bay with Lunch

Board a luxury cruise and explore the beautiful Orange Bay. Enjoy snorkeling in the waters of the Red Sea to see clownfish, manta rays, dolphins, and more before savoring a delicious seafood buffet lunch on the cruise. Start cruising toward the bay where you will spend some time on the beach. On the way, experience the banana and sofa water sport. Enjoy the rich lunch buffet on the Red Sea and get stronger with our best seafood and BBQ. Sail to another scenic spot and go snorkeling to experience the crystal-clear waters of the Red Sea. Visibility here can reach up to 45 meters, and you will be able to see clownfish, manta rays, dolphins, and corals of various colors.  During your trip, you will then be treated to a relaxing back massage while cruising along the Red Sea to reach maximum luxury and satisfaction and release all the stress. The seafood buffet consists of shrimp, calamari, fish, seafood soup, rice, pasta, chicken, 5 different kinds of salad, and 2 kinds of fruit.

From Hurghada: Cairo and Giza Full-Day Highlights Tour

3. From Hurghada: Cairo and Giza Full-Day Highlights Tour

Experience Egyptian history on a full-day guided tour of Cairo and Giza from Hurghada and see the Great Pyramids and the Great Sphinx. Admire relics of the past at the Egyptian Museum and enjoy lunch. Following pickup from your hotel, get some great views of the landscape en route to the Egyptian capital. Stops can be made whenever you require. Upon arrival in Cairo, visit the Egyptian Museum on Tahrir Square, and discover one of the most comprehensive collections of Ancient Egyptian relics in the world. Explore treasures that tell the story of a highly-developed culture. For a supplement, you can enter the Mummy Room to learn all about the mummification process, and come face-to-face with some of the Egyptian royals of the Pharaonic days in mummified form. Travel to Giza to see the Great Pyramids and Great Sphinx in the Giza Plateau. Admire the final remaining 7 Wonders of the Ancient World, built more than 4,500 years ago as everlasting graves for the pharaohs. Marvel at the mysterious Sphinx, a statue of a Pharaoh’s head with a lion’s body. Optional activities in Giza upon payment of a supplement include a look inside the Great Pyramid or Small Pyramid, a ride on a camel, or entry to the Solar Boat Museum to see the legendary boat of the Pharaoh Cheops. Sit back and relax on the journey back to your hotel in the evening.

Hurghada Airport Transfer within Hurghada, El Gouna, Makadi

4. Hurghada Airport Transfer within Hurghada, El Gouna, Makadi

Relax in comfort and benefit from the privacy of a vehicle exclusive to you and your party with a private transfer to or from Hurghada Airport (Hurghada International Airport). Avoid the hassle of negotiating a taxi or the inconvenience of navigating the public transport system with heavy bags. Be greeted by a professional driver who will help with your luggage. Details of your driver will be provided prior to your travel. Pricing includes meet and greets at the main gate of the airport. Your airport representative will be holding a sign with your name and the GetYourGuide logo. Price includes 90-minutes of waiting from the time your flight lands. If any unexpected situation arises, however, then the wait time will be extended for passengers who have trouble with luggage or immigration lines.

Hurghada: Snorkeling 6 in 1 Yacht Trip with Buffet Lunch

5. Hurghada: Snorkeling 6 in 1 Yacht Trip with Buffet Lunch

After getting picked up from your accommodation, set off to board the luxury yacht. Embark on a full-day tour on the Red Sea where you will have the opportunity to participate in a range of water activities.  First, discover the underwater world with a personal Dive Master as you dive hand in hand at one of Hurghada's most colorful dive spots. Then, snorkel in style as you discover striped angelfish, manta rays, sea turtles, and dolphins in their natural habitat. Next, get your adrenaline pumping with a wonderful water sport activity stop, followed by the opportunity to relax at the picturesque Orange Bay island stop. Finally, try your hand at the fishing activity which is fascinating and enjoyable for all ages.  At lunchtime, savor a rich buffet including seafood, BBQ, and various salads all prepared in a traditional way. Also during the tour, relax with an onboard complimentary back massage performed by a member of the crew to release all your stresses. Return to shore where your memorable day at sea will end, then benefit from a return transfer back to your accommodation.

Hurghada: 5-Hour Quad Bike Desert Safari and Barbecue

6. Hurghada: 5-Hour Quad Bike Desert Safari and Barbecue

Start with pickup from your hotel, and taken to the quad bike training center, where you will get acquainted with your vehicle, and have the chance to take a few practice turns. As it has an automatic gearbox, all you need to do is accelerate and brake; learning to ride a quad bike isn't difficult. Drive into the desert where you'll be awestruck by the beauty of your surroundings. After that, you'll visit a Bedouin village where you'll enjoy the typical hospitality with Arabic tea and fresh flatbread. If you’d like to learn more about the traditional life of Bedouins be sure to explore the museum. You can also take a camel ride and visit the impressive terrarium with desert snakes and scorpions. Spend a relaxing evening outdoors at a barbecue watching the sunset while enjoying a traditional show and admiring the beautiful views. Enjoy soft drinks in an ambient atmosphere. After your experience, be dropped off at your hotel in the late evening.

Hurghada: 3-Day PADI Open Water Diving Course with Pickup

7. Hurghada: 3-Day PADI Open Water Diving Course with Pickup

Learn to dive in Hurghada which gives you a great opportunity to enjoy clear ocean waters, colorful coral reefs, and diverse marine life. Take a three-day PADI open water diver course, specifically designed to give you an interactive learning experience. The course combines theories of recreational diving and applied underwater lectures. Practice your skills immediately in open water dives. The course is taught by a group of highly experienced PADI trainers. You will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the Red Sea directly when you start. All closed water lectures are delivered in the shallow and protected waters of Hurghada - a few steps from the school.

From El Gouna: Dry Canyon Quad Bike Morning Tour

8. From El Gouna: Dry Canyon Quad Bike Morning Tour

Start your day with pick up at your hotel and a drive to the tour motor park. There, you'll take a training crash course on Quad driving, where you’ll receive all of the information necessary for this excursion. Then it will be time to start your exhilarating drive through the Dry Canyon, an approximately 40 kilometer round trip. During the tour there will be three main stops. First, stop at a Bedouin camp, where you'll be served a complimentary drink and shisha by some local Bedouins. The second stop will be Wadi Billy, or Dry Canyon. This canyon was covered by the Red Sea waters millions of years ago. Here you'll enjoy the beautiful views of the canyon and see the fossils of ancient corals and shells. Your final stop will be at the top of Wadi Billy - here you will be almost 150 meters above sea level, granting you a stunning view into the canyon.  Enjoy a final ride with the Quad bike through the desert before heading back to the motor park. 

Half-Day Red Sea Dive from Hurghada or El Gouna

9. Half-Day Red Sea Dive from Hurghada or El Gouna

Experience the unique marine life of the Red Sea on a thrilling half-day dive tour from Hurghada or El Gouna. A driver will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you direct to the dive boat. Climb aboard for your magnificent Red Sea adventure under the sea, and see underwater flora and fauna at popular dive spots. Swim among coral gardens, and observe a great variety of animals, from schools of colorful fish to elegant skates, and even the occassional inquisitive dolphin or turtle. You will make 2 dives in 2 different dive spots, such as Abu Ramada, Small Giftun, or Umm Gummar. An experienced guide/instructor will help you discover all the underwater wonders of the Red Sea, large and small. Back on board the boat, lunch and soft drinks will be served as you sail between dive sites, or sunbathe on the transfer back to the port at Hurghada.

Hurghada: Catamaran Snorkeling Cruise with Lunch

10. Hurghada: Catamaran Snorkeling Cruise with Lunch

Enjoy the experience of a lifetime with this half-day catamaran tour on the Red Sea. After pickup from your hotel in Hurghada or El Gouna, travel to the marina where you'll board the boat. After the catamaran sets sail, sit back and relax as you admire the stunning coastline. Stop to swim or snorkel amongst the beautiful coral reefs and colorful fish beneath the surface. Canoe across the surface, or simply lie back in the on-deck net and enjoy the trip. Soft and hot drinks will be served on board, and a delicious lunch is included. At the end of your tour, you'll be transferred back to your hotel. Alternatively, choose to take the tip at sunset and admire the spectacular views as the sun sinks below the horizon.

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What people are saying about El Gouna

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 2,831 reviews

Joyful experience. Transfer from the hotel, ride on a boat with underwater level, swimming in the sea. After returning to port we were personally accompanied by a very friendly guide(he stayed with us till the end) to another boat, that delivered us to a paragliding point. You should try this. Very fun(and cheap as well). Please keep in mind that it's better to bring YOUR OWN snorkling equpment on board. Because they saying that "snorkling equipment is included", but in fact they can give you only one uncomfortable mask(and let's be honest it is only PART of snorkling equipment). But I wasn't surpised at all. So, in general it's definitely worth the price. We've got tons of fun.

Pretty good overall. The Quad bike ride was a pretty good experience, watching the sunset in the middle of the desert was also pretty nice. The Buggy portion was a bit short and the Bedouin Village wasn't that interesting but for the price I feel that it was still a good value with multiple different experiences.

Die Abholung war pünktlich. Die Gruppengröße war okay, ca 30 Personen. Sehr gute Organisation. Sehr gutes Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis. Keine aufdringlichen Verkaufsveranstaltungen. Mit Kind , 6 Jahre, absolut möglich. Insgesamt ein sehr schönes Erlebnis.

Hat sehr viel Spaß gemacht, wir waren eine kleine Gruppe, der guide war sehr nett und auch die Jugendliche unter 16 durften ein Stück Quad fahren mit seiner Begleitung

One of the best adventures we've experienced! Thank you!