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
[For all of you that are still in doubt whether to book this or not: DO IT!] This was the most amazing experience in my life. I cannot swim and am very afraid of the water so I never even dreamed of ever snorkeling. However, Shazly, our guide, ensured I was safe and guided me through the most unforgettable views of the corals! Thank you again!! The whole trip was just great, the Nino team in the Harmony boat was the best. They really know how to entertain everyone, explain the itinerary, joke, sing and dance along, and just make the trip a success. Do book this if you are in Hurghada, you will not regret it!
It was well worth the money. We had a minibus pick up at the agreed time from the hotel, a 20 minute ride to the quad park and then a 35 minute ride to the Bedouin village. The camel ride was just 1 minute and the visit to the Bedouin pharmacy and shop was a little artificial. The ride back on the quads was fun! We bought sunglasses and headscarfs before setting off for a few Euro and spent a little at the Bedouin village on creams just to make a small contribution. Overall a fun day for both kids and adults.
Overall the experience was ok, they told me 1 day before that the trip was cancelled and when I told them I am alone and it’s my bday they told its oright they will arrange the pick up the next day . The crew on board and the whole experience was wonderful , crew leader took care of everyone making sure everyone is safe during snorkelling. There was just no submarine included as mention on the trip, they could have last min slot me to another boat . Overall I am happy with the trip as a solo traveller.
Our guide Abdol was amazing! He was extremely patient with my boyfriend and I, as we were beginners scuba diving. The experience was like swimming in a live aquarium/exotic fish tank. The Red Sea was absolutely beautiful and the lunch served was delicious! A nice homemade Egyptian dinner on the boat. I would definitely recommend that anyone tries this at least once during their trip to Hurghada.
Overall the entire experience was great. Just that the camel ride was only 5 mins for photo taking , it wasn’t to go somewhere . And we did not visit any village , it was a tent set up in the desert that look like how they live, with a lady making bread and a young girl making fire. The guide told us to the village will be not possible as it is 13km away . Otherwise the experience is ok.