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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

Absolutely amazing - an incredible day!!

What a fantastic day. We knew it was going to be a long one but from the start of the journey we knew we were going to have a good day. Amir our guide was amazing, fantastically knowledgable and made us fall in love with Egypt and its history even more. The sun was brutal so be prepared but Amir was really attentive to this and ensured we constantly had freezing water. The places of history were breathtaking I am so so glad we booked before leaving for home.Amir’s knowledge made the day really enjoyable and it was so powerful to be so close to the ancient artefacts that we are all aware of. The trip down the Nile was incredible and the food in the restaurant lovely. From start to finish we were looked after so well and we couldn’t have wished for any more.Thank you Amir& the driver of the coach for supporting such a long long day ( 16 hours in total) and all the other individuals we came into contact with. We told lots of people on our return to hotel about the day. Thank you

Fun filled experience, get what you paid for. Be careful of the extras

Fun. Exciting. Safe. One of the better excursions I booked with my partner while in Egypt. There was a lot of people crammed onto a small boat, roughly about 12 which a lot of people thought was not safe. The only warning I give to potential buyers is to be careful of the added extras of the trip. If you want to buy "professional photographs" to remember the experience, make sure you get a fair price, the photographer on board wanted to charge us £30 for a few photos on a CD. We knocked him down to about £15. When we looked at the quality of the photos when we got back home, they were average and would have been better getting someone to take them with our phones.

Hurghada: Parasailing Adventure Reviewed by Callum, 07/17/2019

Long day that could have been planned better but still amazing

up at 03:00. Back at the hotel at 00:30. longest day of my life but the pyramids were fantastic. I don't want to go to the papyrus shop or a perfumery. and this all added to the length of the day. we also spent nearly 3 hours in the airport waiting for our flight. The guide was very good (even if I don't believe that they were tombs). But with a bit more planning and a bit less crap shops that NONE of us wanted to go to this day could have been amazing. It still was great but slightly tainted but being ferried in to shops.

Hurghada: Day Trip to Cairo by Plane with Transfers Reviewed by Terence, 08/13/2019

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.

Fun trip but we wanted more time with the dolphins

It was really fun on the boat and during the snorkeling trip, but we did expect more time with the dolphins. We did 3 jumps in total which lasted no more than 2 minutes and the guide was too quick to dive in the water for us to join 2/3 times (you had to put your snorkeling gear on within a minute).