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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- 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
Pick up 2am. Return 8pm. The drive was uncomfortable too many in the mini van plus the AC was inefficient. Egyptologist courier was friendly and knowledgeable but in too much of a hurry in the museum. 15-20 minutes 'free' time after her wizz around tour was not enough. At the pyramids and sphinx, which are mind blowing amazing when viewed for the first time but again we were hurried from one to the other. eg: We stopped in a car park to the left of the Sphinx and being in a wheelchair plus using a stick for support I struggled but managed the few steps to the viewing platform. We were rushed so I didn't have time to see the Sphinx front-on. A bomb went off close by about 400mtrs from us and no one took any notice. For the price of the trip, around £50 per person, 'Get Your Guide'/'Egyptia Travel' provide a good service. For comfort there are plenty of more expensive options available. With the museum & optional boat trip on the Nile the overall trip was an unforgettable experience.
A 5.00am pick-up from the Hotel and an 8.00pm return we were ready for, but the luxury coach would never be any dictionary's definition of 'luxury'; it was nought but a large mini-van, cramped without leg room. The experience was good but uncomfortable enough for my wife to want to cancel our trip to Cairo/Giza but thankfully we didn't . The van stopped several times at watering holes which were welcome not expensive and much needed. The drivers one for the journey and one for the return, were amazing. I thought I had seen madness on the roads, in Italy and Sri Lanka particularly, but Egypt drivers are the most crazy; 4-lane highways made into 6 lanes or more by cars over and under taking within a hairs breadth of each other. The tombs are low and mostly impossible for anyone with disabilities. Tut Anhk Kamun's is most famous, least impressive. The Temple at Karnak took my breath away, wonderful, amazing, fantastic, words that don't come close to describing it. A must-do trip
Loved all the sight seeing, real history right there!! I am glad i went with just my husband, as my young kids would have struggled in the heat. I would recommend taking lots of loose change or 5LE & 20LE, toilets are 5LE to use and you are tipping quite alot. Its the culture which is absolutely fine but be prepared. We travelled in a small minibus, slept most of the way on way there, on way back my back was killing me, very tight squeeze. Im glad i went and experienced it, wouldnt recommend the long journey for kids.
We had a little misunderstanding about the pick up time, so try to make sure what time the will pick you up from your Hotel! Aside from that, the tour was really good, we found Dolphins really fast and jumped into the water to swim and play with them. The boat is really nice and the crew was fantastic as well as lunch on board! I totally recommend it!
Transport to and from the boat was easy to organise through WhatsApp messaging and was on time. The trip it’s self was a great day out and the food was good. Considering the price it was fantastic and would recommend to anyone