Hurghada
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How to Spend One Day in Hurghada

Hurghada was once a small fishing town and has gone through a bit of a reincarnation. Today, it's a beautiful resort town on the coast of the Red Sea. A day trip to Hurghada is a popular choice for visitors all around Egypt, and especially from Cairo.

  • Go for a scuba or a snorkel!

    1. Go for a scuba or a snorkel!

    The year-round temperate climate means you can swim at almost any time you like. Enjoy the sea life - dolphins, for instance! - and get in touch with nature when you're visiting Hurghada.

  • Explore the old city

    2. Explore the old city

    El Dhakar is the old part of Hurghada, perfect for a stroll while getting in touch with ancient Egypt. Feel the reverberations of the history of Hurghada as you sample local cuisine and take in the sights and sounds of the neighborhood.

  • Dance the night away

    3. Dance the night away

    Hurghada is known for its pounding nightlife. Located between two port cities on the coast, Hurghada gets a lot of visitors and hosts many a soirée. Explore the many ways to spend an evening while you're in town.

  • Explore modern Hurghada

    4. Explore modern Hurghada

    The most modern architecture of Hurghada is in a neighborhood called El Memsha. Walk around and see what a modern city looks like in Egypt.

  • Visit a shipwreck!

    5. Visit a shipwreck!

    Visitors enjoy visiting living shipwrecks on the coast of the Red Sea. Some of the popular ones are the El Mina or the Rosalie Moller.

Planning Your Visit

  • When to go to Hurghada?

    The weather in Hurghada is warm year round. Temperatures stay above 60 degrees and most of the year you'll find yourself in a pleasant cocoon of 77 degrees or more - perfect for watersports, yachting and seaside strolls!

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What people are saying about Hurghada

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 14,058 reviews

Sweet and very friendly guys guiding the trip ( except for choleric captain :), which were caring and reserved at the same moment as was adequate, which is great in Egypt. Even if on the boat - I didnt feel bothered by anyone, I felt enough space to have my "place", very good food, drinks for free, very pleasant atmosphere. We saw dolphins, snorkelers we close to touch them, in the end there was a change do fun with speedboat sofa for free. Special thanx for crew for treating my kids so kindly, what was important to keep them in the good mood.

Klare Empfehlung. Es war zwar wirklich ein langer Tag, aber wir konnten gut im Mini Van schlafen und somit die Zeit in Kairo wirklich genießen. Aufgrund der Epidemielage waren wir fast allein an den Pyramiden! Die Fahrer waren sehr verantwortungsbewusst und der Guide Ahmed einfach toll und sehr mitreißend. Das Mittagessen war sehr basic, aber völlig ausreichend. Wir haben zusätzlich noch eine Bootsfahrt auf dem Nil gemacht (ca. 5 EUR pP extra). Wir waren von 2 Uhr nachts bis 21 Uhr abends unterwegs.

Good drivers, the guide was also very open and provided useful information. The mini bus is in a very good condition and was very clean. Even the capacity for was about 15, we were only 6 tourists. Booked the trip one day before. Communication with the travel agent was as well very good. The total value of the additional entries was 580 egipt pounds(Karnak, Valley of the kings and hatshepsut). Is better to have local money and not usd or eur, as they adjust the rate in their favor.

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.