Things to do in

Hurghada

From the desert to the sea, explorers can expect pharaoh excursions, dolphin encounters, and diving galore here.

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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

    1. 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

    2. 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

    3. 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

    4. 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

    5. 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

    6. 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

    7. 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.

Frequently asked questions about Hurghada

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Planning Your 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.

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What people are saying about Hurghada

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 29,711 reviews

Abdul was a great diving guide who spoke German very well. Tatjana did a great service on board and also offered a lot of additional information. The trip was well organized, there was delicious food and diving on two great reefs with beautiful fish. The crew was always helpful and Abdul did both dives with me so that I felt very comfortable

Our guide and the whole team were amazing. They went above and beyond to make us feel welcomed, they were all sooo nice and respectful, fun. I recommend you to take this trip with them, you will not regret it, they’re amazing people

A very nice trip with a great team. We were even lucky enough to see a baby dolphin. The food was very good too and the banana and sofa boat trip was action packed too. Habibi Group is a great team. I'll be back next time

All in all a great trip. We actually had the chance to swim with dolphins several times and the snorkeling tour on the reef was awesome. We can definitely recommend the tour!

I really enjoyed the trip,I can highly recommend the place to go for fun,friendly staff as well