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
Captain and his staff went out of their way to help me get back on the boat and they were all exceptionally helpful and friendly
A long bus ride from Hurghada to Cairo but really worth it. Our guide, Rushia, was a pure joy. Her knowledgeable and advice was exceptional. Her spoken English and sense of humour made this trip even more enjoyable. The museum is fascinating but with time at a premium our guide lead us to the most interesting and unusual exhibits. The pyramids were breathtaking. Again, our guide gave sound advice on the scams and rip offs that some of the ‘merchants ‘ try. I found a firm but polite “NO, thank you”. Worked well enough. We were quite sad that we didn’t realise when our guide was leaving us because we wanted to give her a very well deserved tip but we missed our opportunity. Should anyone reading this go on this trip and are lucky enough to have Rushia as a guide, perhaps you would be kind enough to tell her Papa Don says “Horus” and Nancy says she misses her. Easy to book this trip on the app. Excellent value for money. Highly recommend.
Very well organized. With the very friendly and experienced tour guide who speaks German and English fluently. There are some options like small nile cruise but you don't have to. There are free cold water in the bus. Tipps: Better to have puli in case it is cold in the bus. Anyway during the tour you can leave your stuff in the bus, so you can bring as much as you want.
Great guide, lots of fun, and definitely worth recommending. There is too much to see in Luxor to fit in one day, but if that’s all you have, or you are looking for an introduction to its incredible history, then this tour is well fitted to meet your needs.
We booked this trip but cabcelled it on the day as one of us was not feeling well. All it took was a quick email to the support team and the trip was rearra fed for us at no further cost. Brilliant customer service. The trip was great too. For the price you might think it is going to be lacking something bit it is really a great day out!!