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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Hurghada 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

Amizing snorkeling day and unique turquoise beaches experience

It was a splendid day visiting the Giftun Island. Said did a great job on keeping all the crew entertained at all the times and making sure that we are having a great time. The Giftun Island is one of the beauties of nature that should be visited. It's a deserted beach were you just disconnect from the ordinary stressful life and just feel free. We fully enjoyed one of our best swims in the warm cristal waters of the Red sea and dived to see the beautiful corals and different species of colorful fishes. Egypt is a beautiful country that deserves to be visited and not only once. We will definetelly come back again.

Giftun Island Snorkeling Day Trip from Hurghada Reviewed by Joana, 18/09/2018

Absolutely bloody Brilliant camel ride is one off bucket list

Was Brilliant camel ride ticked off bucket list, got to watch a show with lots of dancing, free shisha, meal, jeep was so funny to ride in through desert and only thing needs changing is someone who speaks English when you get picked up from hotel x

Hurghada: Desert Sunset Evening Jeep Safari Reviewed by Autumn, 17/09/2018

Great experience ! Definitely recommend it !

We had a great experience, swimming twice with groups of 12+ dolphins and discovering amazing corals at two different spots. The team is super friendly and brings a nice atmosphere during the whole trip. We had the chance to see a lot of dolphins, including babies, and to swim very closely to them. Even though we were a bit skeptic before joining, we enjoyed very much our time on the boat and the whole organisation, which was really perfect (did not wait at all !). Honestly, we compared a lot of different excursions and this is the best value for money deal you can have. Thanks again to the team for the great time on board !

9-Hour Dolphin Snorkeling Tour from Hurghada Reviewed by Marielle, 16/09/2018

Memorable ride through the desert on quads!

Very nice excursion to the middle of the desert on quad bikes. You will definitely get down and dirty (don't wear anything white) in two trips to and from bedouin village in the desert. Driver was on time, but the ride was a bit difficult since natural AC was on (opened windows), luckily drive was not that long. After introduction and brief instruction we were presented with option to buy scarfs and rent googles for protection (5€ per person), so if you have any gear like that bring it with you. Even diving googles would provide basic protection from dust and small rocks. However no helmets were provided. At the bedouin village short rest with fresh water was offered, after which you can go for a short ride on a camel (no additional charge), or move around and explore few local shops, or climb surrounding hills (with lovely view). Shortly after we got very tasty meal with water / coca-cola and opportunity to take pictures of sunset. In short a very memorable experience.

Will made it a GREAT Day......thank you and alot of respect

Just a great day, so happy we choose this type of excursion and so lucky to get a guide like Will. We met Will at Cairo and he was so engaging and made us feel welcome. We did everything and more and would absolutely recommend this to anyone who wants a flavour of Cairo and the Pyramids. Cheers Will I will always remember this day for the rest of my life and so happy to meet you. Many thanks for making a great day greater. Simon Karan & Lauramae