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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Luckily, we were only 4 people on the trip so each of us had a full row on the bus and could lie down and sleep the whole journey. That definitely helped making the long trip bearable. The drivers were nice and friendly, although they did not speak much English. Our guide Ahmed called us from Cairo when we entered the bus in the middle of the night telling us the plan for the journey. Ahmed was in general very enthusiastic and informative and it was very clear, that he wanted us to have a good experince! The Nile cruise is an absolute rip-off, so do not bother. However, we felt a little pressured to do it even though we did not really want to pay the extra 10 Euros. However, Ahmed made it sound like the money would also go towards entering a pyramid. I reckon it is all a big scam and a proper waste of money. Despite that, I can definitely recommend Ahmed and the trip as a whole!

The travel in general was very good! The people from the boat very kindly and helpful. The food was excellent with all the drinks and the snorkeling and the water activities also. The only problem was with the driver because he left us like 20 min alone in the van while we were waiting for other people that were coming on the tour. I think in this kind of situation they have to leave them in their hotel. It’s not fair for the rest of the people who was at time and pay the same money. And if you want swim with the dolphins you need to know how to swim very very well. But I recommend this excursion for have a funny day!

Excellent and fast wapp communication with Sebastian, changed the trip to Orange bay after booking, since Giftun is still closed for visitors (not mentioned here in programme).Driver was very kind and accurate. The boat crew was great, esspecially SAM and MANGA who vere so friendly, proffessional and entertaining! Food was good also, there was just a smalI lack of water in the last hour. I reccomend trip with them strongly!

Best value for money trip, the crew on board were excellent throughout and all spoke brilliant English. The lunch provided was fab and there were drinks available all day. Stopped a few times to snorkel and were allowed plenty of time in the sea. Swimming with the dolphins was out of this world and cannot recommend this trip highly enough.

This trip was 1 of the best I’ve been on, the boat was immaculate, the crew were outstanding and the food was delicious, I would definitely recommend this trip to anyone, I’m actually thinking about doing it again before I return to the UK.