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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.

Things to Do in Hurghada

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What people are saying about Hurghada

Super fun, informative and an experience to remember!

We had a really great tour. We were picked up in Safaga at 1 am and arrived in Cairo at around 10.00 am. It was a long travel but everything was smooth running and on schedule. Then we met our English guide outside the museum . She was great. Forgot her name though but we are group “Horus” (July 4,2019). She gave us a lot of information (historical facts) during the museum tour. Then afterwards we went to a tour in the Nile river for about 30-45 mins (paid 10 euros extra) but it was worth it. Then we had lunch in Giza overlooking the pyramids. Afterwards, pyramids tour. We went camel riding (10 euros pp) but with an official camel guy. It was an unforgettable experience...plus the camel guy took great photos and videos of us. Afterwards, we went inside the pyramid! Yes bucket list checked! Then lastly we went to the perfumerie and we got good deals with oils. It was legit! Then we head back to Safaga...

Great quads, customer service needs work

This trip has a really great itinerary, 25km of self driving the quads to and back from a small ‘village’ to get a drink (pay for yourself) and ride a camel. Staff are quite rude, urging you to pay for the scarf and goggles for the quads which are €3 and €2 respectively. I would recommend using this or alternatively bring your own scarf and some ‘sports style’ sunglasses. We were also urged three times to tip our guide drivers which actually didn’t interact with us during the trip. Good value for money but don’t expect 5* customer service.

From Hurghada: 3-Hour Desert Safari by Quad Bike Reviewed by Olivia, 07/12/2019

Great piece of egypt, but very hot and long trip

Pro: We enjoyed the places we visited together with our 2 kids of 4 and 6 years old. I recommend going for this trip as you can see and learn more of Egypt and its rich history. Our Spanish speaking guide was very polite and recommended. Con: the bustrip is very long (5 hours times 2). Further, i would take an all inclusive trip with water / drinks included for the whole day to save yourself from the constant negotiations at the bus- and cultural stops.

The tour was great! Got to see Dolphins really fast and swim with them

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!

From Hurghada: Swimming with Dolphins Snorkeling Tour Reviewed by Anonymous, 07/07/2019

Amazing horses, lovely people and beautiful views

I rode out on Suzanna yesterday and absolutely loved it. I got picked up from my hotel, driven to the stables, rode for two hours and even rode along the beach and driven back. Was simple to book and overall a fantastic way to start my birthday. Many thanks to you all. I will be back next week

Hurghada Horse Ride: Sea and Desert Tour Reviewed by Victoria, 07/12/2019