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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- 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
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
The itinerary is very nice, you will have time to do 2 snorkel sessions, swimming on the island, sunbathing and a lovely lunch on the boat with free drinks. They will take photos and movie for an extra charge. However we had a very big problem with our departures. We waited for approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes for our departure, because as per the crew a family was 2 hours late. We were not able to find out the true and however this was not our problem whose fault was. The crew was reluctant to depart without those 3 guest and only after our second argument when we said that we will get off the ship they decided to leave the port and the other guests were brought on the ship 20 minutes later by a fast boat. They decided to give us a free banana ride which meant that you had to sit on the boat for an extra hour even if you did not want to ride the banana and you had a booking for your dinner. Nice and helpful crew. Very bad management...
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.
We went on Safari in Dubai, so firstly we were sceptic to do it again. But we were so wrong, because Hurghada Safari is totally different. An activity that will fill up your day, with lots of things to see and do. I could not complain about anything, food was tasty, well organised tour, on time with few 5-10 minutes delays. The only thing I did not like is they charge you extra for the sand goggles 2 euro/person for the ATV and dune buggy experience. Better they should include in the price this charge because without you can not drive and it is not very nice to charge it like this. Nothing else to complain. Show is excellent, guides, the employees.
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.