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).
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- 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
Unfortunately, out of control of the independent guides, the compressor on the coach blew, leaving us on the road for 2h waiting for a replacement bus. Some on the coach felt there wasnt much point continuing due to the length of the drive to Luxor. We did continue, and with arriving at sites (eg Karnak) 2h later than other trips, but this did mean we were the only people there, giving us some fantastic photos of the sites empty. The guides also paid for us all to sail the Nile crossing at their expense, which also made up some time lost. There was still the distinct feeling of being rushed through each site, however speaking to other tourists who had done Luxor trips, this is par for all the trips apparently. Lunch was OK, at a restaurant in a buffet style setting, but drinks were not included and expensive. Snacks and drinks were provided for free throughout the day. Guides provided in 4 languages, and divided into groups. English group only 7 people, and felt like a private tour.
A little different from expectations. Lunch was very good, and lots of time lounging on the boat. My husband has dived before (no PADI) and I was a first timer, and I feel we were both catered for, though we were both held on to throughout the dives (10 and 20 mins approx). Because each dive was chaperoned, it meant waiting around for each pairs 'turn', so time otherwise spent sunning ourselves on the boat, having some banter with the crew. Both dives were on the same island, just a bit futher around the coral, which was a little disappointing. However I feel we got a good experience for the price, and the boat was very clean and of high quality, nice for lounging whilst we waited. Would recommend bringing snorkel with you for the trip, as you are free to snorkel whilst you wait for others to finish their dives - saves sitting around.
We were in a group of between 20 and 25 on a very comfortable boat. The day consisted of travel to the island where we had a designated area to relax and swim on the beach, then move on to a large area of coral at sea and as a group swam around this. We then had lunch on board which was delicious and plentiful for the normal appetite. There was one more opportunity for a swim and then a leisurely return to hurgharda. The staff were great fun and fully trained to ensure everyone was safe. Equipment was available if you don’t have your own. Great value for money and a memorable day. However if you are a bit nervous about the swim check with the staff when you arrive at the coral area to give you an idea of where you will be swimming.
We loved every program on the trip, from the start to finish, it was exciting, but please make sure if you want to do it, prepare yourself with all the gear, scarf and goggles, but don’t worry if you forget to bring them with you, they supply all the equipment with reasonable price. Our guide called Dolce Vita not sure if I spell it right, on the trip was also great, patient and very friendly and in control. If you are in Hurghada and love to try an amazing experience, you have got to book it with this company. Easy to book and make a payment and they send confirmation to you straight away after payment.
I've booked a shared excursion, and I get a private one!!! Well done! You must choose this trip to Luxor. It is very well organized and because it is for small groups, you will have a relaxed and stress free trip. Our guide, AMANI is an extremely professional young lady, with a perfect English and waste knowledge of Egyptian mythology and culture. She gave us the best explanations and guidance during the whole day. The only downside of this day was the lunch, which must be improved. Thank you Amani!