Top attractions 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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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).
- LanguageModern Standard Arabic
- CurrencyEgyptian Pound EGP (£)
- Time ZoneUTC (+02:00)
- Country Code+20
- Best time to visitMany 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
We got a bigger boat this time and it made the day much better! The island itself was a bit restricted to visit but the beach is amazing! The snorkeling went well too, the crew was very helpful and easy going. The food was plenty, tasteful and of good quality. Underwater photos were made, offered but not pushed. We very much liked the day and would book again without hesitation!
I'm very satisfied with this amazing trip which fulfilled one of my childhood dreams. The scenery of these antic sites it's very impressive and hard to describe in words. Besides, the company provide a very comfortable minibus with skilled drivers and a professional guide. It was a very interesting and enjoyable trip full of history and archeology knowledges provided from our professional guide contributing to a beautiful and unforgettable experience. That's why I fully recommend this day trip with this company ! ;o) Thank you for these special memories ! It's definitely worth the money and a "must" if you visit Egypt !
I'm very satisfied with this amazing trip which fulfilled one of my childhood dreams. The scenery of these 3 pyramids it's very impressive and hard to describe in words. Besides, the company provide a very comfortable minibus with skilled drivers and professional guide. My guide, Ahmed, except of his good knowledges of history and archeology entertained us with many jokes and making the very long trip (21 hours) more enjoyable. He even bought for all of us (11 persons) a present consisting in something sweet and a bottle of water which was very appreciate of us. The whole team starting with the driver fetching me from Makadi Bay to Hurghada, the 2 drivers and the guide were very kind and professional. That's why I fully recommend this day trip with this company.
My wife and daughter made this trip, everything was very nice, no irritating selling merchants, fun with the conversation between the sea police and the boat rider. They were a meter or two outside their territory but hard to be inside the box if the wind is wrong, better to have a safe flight than to drop in the water.
It was the best experience for us in our trip to Egypt. It’s not just the quad ride in the desert but also the Bedouin village and night show. Don’t forget a jumper for the night, it can get rather chilly!