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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Our most recommended things to do in Hurghada

From Hurghada: Luxor Valley of the Kings Full-Day Trip

1. From Hurghada: Luxor Valley of the Kings Full-Day Trip

Take a day excursion from Hurghada to see some of Egypt's finest historic sites in the Luxor Valley. Benefit from complimentary pickup and drop-off and the services of an Egyptologist guide as you explore some of the most important landmarks of Ancient Egypt. After pickup from your hotel, drive to Luxor to visit the most famous monuments in Egypt, including the Temple of Karnak. Relax over lunch at a local restaurant, then board a typical Felucca boat to cross the Nile to the City of the Dead (optional). See the impressive Colossi of Memnon, the last remnants of the Temple of Amenophis III. Be enthralled by the architecture of the Valley of the Kings, and visit the temple of Hatshepsut, one of the female rulers of Ancient Egypt.

Hurghada: Full-Day Diving Tour with Lunch & Two Dive Sites

2. Hurghada: Full-Day Diving Tour with Lunch & Two Dive Sites

Early in the morning, be picked up at your hotel in Hurghada for an exciting dive trip. The boat will be waiting for you at the Hurghada Port to take you to the dive sites nearby. During the dives, have the opportunity to relax, unwind, and chat with other diving enthusiasts. Expert diving instructors will guide you and tell you about the dive sites before each dive. Lunch will be served on board during the trip. After diving at 2 different sites, return to the port of Hurghada and be dropped off at your hotel in Hurghada. You can upgrade your trip to include a total of 3 professional dive sites by selecting the 'Diving Tour with 3 Dive Sites' option. Or, you can enjoy this tour with snorkeling only by selecting the 'Snorkeling Tour' option.

Hurghada Jungle Aqua Park Tickets, Transfer, and Lunch

3. Hurghada Jungle Aqua Park Tickets, Transfer, and Lunch

Fun and thrills await you at the largest water theme park on the Red Sea coast. Enjoy the water games, huge swimming pools, wave pools, rafting, and more with a full-day admission ticket. A tour company representative will pick you up at your hotel at the agreed time and drive you to Jungle Aqua Park, where you’re sure to enjoy the wide range of water sports and social activities with your family and friends. The full day ticket includes lunch. The Jungle Aqua Park features 35 water slides, 14 outdoor swimming pools, a heated pool, water lakes, poolside umbrellas, and sun beds. Hurghada’s largest water theme park is located just 25 minutes by car from the downtown area. At the end of your day of fun you’ll be transferred back to your hotel.

Hurghada: Luxury Cruise Trip to Orange Bay with Lunch

4. Hurghada: Luxury Cruise Trip to Orange Bay with Lunch

Start cruising towards the Egyptian Caribbean Island Orange Bay, where you will spend some time on the beach. On the way, experience the banana and sofa water sport. Enjoy the rich lunch buffet on the Red Sea and get stronger with our best Sea Food and BBQ. Sail to another scenic spot and go snorkeling to experience the crystal clear waters of the Red Sea. Visibility here can reach up to 45 meters, and you will be able to see clownfish, manta rays, dolphins, and corals of various colors.  You will then be treated to a relaxing back massage while cruising along the Red Sea during your trip to reach the maximum of luxury and satisfaction and to release all the life stress.

From Hurghada: Full-Day Trip to Cairo and Giza with Lunch

5. From Hurghada: Full-Day Trip to Cairo and Giza with Lunch

Discover the “City of a Thousand Minarets” on a full-day tour of Cairo, with round-trip transfers by bus from Hurghada. Relax in air-conditioned comfort on the long journey, admiring views of the Gulf of Suez. Upon arrival, your private Egyptologist guide will take you to Giza Plateau to see the oldest of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World. Get breathtaking views of the Pyramids of Giza as you explore the mortuary temples of Cheops, Chephren, and Mykerinus. Learn the story of how the temples were constructed and hear the stories behind their legends. Continue to the Great Sphinx, the giant statue of a reclining mythical beast with a lion’s body and the face of the Pharaoh Khafre. Go to the Valley Temple opposite, attributed to the Pharaoh Khafre, and marvel at the feat of ancient engineering. Next, take a break for lunch at a local restaurant. Then, drive into central Cairo to discover the artifacts at the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square with fast-track entry. Designed by French architect Marcel Dourgnon, the museum’s collections exceed 120,000 masterpieces from the pre-dynastic to the Pharaonic and Greco-Roman periods. Learn about the mummification art of Ancient Egypt before your return transfer to Hurghada.

Hurghada: Orange Bay Island Boat Trip & Snorkeling & Lunch

6. Hurghada: Orange Bay Island Boat Trip & Snorkeling & Lunch

Make the most of the warm weather in Hurghada with a full day out on the Red Sea. Travel by boat out to Orange Bay to spend a relaxing day snorkeling and exploring the island before partaking in water sports. Start with a pick-up from your hotel and transfer to the trip. Then, board a boat docked on the Red Sea. Next, head to the beach at Orange Bay National Park for a 2-hour stay. Enjoy the crystal clear waters and the sandy beach. Play volleyball, sip a cocktail at the juice bar, or simply enjoy the beautiful surroundings. After your visit to Orange Bay, return to the ship and embark on a snorkeling trip. Take part in water activities on a banana boat and sofa boat. Finally, head back to your hotel.

Hurghada: Two Dive Sites Full-Day Diving Tour with Lunch

7. Hurghada: Two Dive Sites Full-Day Diving Tour with Lunch

Spend a day out on the water learning to scuba dive on this 7-hour experience suited for beginners and experts alike. Enjoy seamless pickup in the morning from your hotel in Hurghada for an exciting dive in the Red Sea. Hop on a boat and head to your first diving spot. As you sail, your experienced instructors will brief you on the area and what to expect on the dive. Once you're ready, dive into the water and navigate the underwater world of the Red Sea. Take your time to get comfortable and explore at your own pace. Once your first dive ends, enjoy a buffet lunch on board before sailing to the second dive spot. Feel free to snorkel, swim or relax and enjoy a refreshing drink. In the late afternoon, sail back to shore and be dropped off at your hotel in Hurghada.

Hurghada: Full-Day Trip to Cairo by Plane

8. Hurghada: Full-Day Trip to Cairo by Plane

Embark on a full-day guided tour of Cairo from Hurghada. Travel by plane and visit the pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx. Enjoy a restaurant lunch and explore the treasures of the Egyptian Museum. Upon arrival in Cairo you will be greeted by an Egyptologist who will accompany you throughout the tour. The tour starts in Giza, where you can marvel at the famous and impressive pyramids of Cheops, Chephren, and Mykerinos, as well as the world-renowned Sphinx.  The tour also includes a visit to the Valley Temple. After a break for a delicious lunch, the tour continues on to the Egyptian Museum. Here you can admire the treasures of the young pharaoh Tutankhamun with more than 120,000 masterpieces of Egyptian art and artifacts. In the afternoon you can enjoy shopping at the Khan el-Khalili market. At the end of the tour you’ll be transferred to the airport in Cairo to catch the flight back to Hurghada, followed by a direct transfer to your hotel.

Hurghada: Horse Riding Tour, with Swimming and Dinner

9. Hurghada: Horse Riding Tour, with Swimming and Dinner

Explore the Egyptian countryside on horseback on this 3-hour guided experience. Ride through the desert and play in the sea with the support and expertise of your instructor guide. Enjoy seamless pickup from your accommodation in Hurghada in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle. Be greeted at the stables by your professional instructor and meet your horse. Once briefed on safety procedures, take your helmet and ride into the desert. Experience the Egyptian desert on horseback and admire the breathtaking surroundings. Continue to the beach and glide along the shore for 1 hour before making your way to the sea. Here, enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience with your horse in the water and capture incredible photos. Depending on the option selected, enjoy a BBQ lunch or Dinner and the option to dance by Dancing Arabic Horse. When you're ready, enjoy a relaxing transfer back to your accommodation.

Red Sea: Sea Scope Submarine Trip

10. Red Sea: Sea Scope Submarine Trip

Climb aboard a fascinating semi-submarine and explore the underwater world off the shores of Hurghada. Semi-submarines have large panoramic windows and do not dive very deep. This gives you the best views under the water, especially near reefs. You will be picked up at your hotel in an air-conditioned vehicle and taken on an unforgettable trip. Immerse yourself in the Red Sea and marvel at the colorful fish, reefs and corals. You will have approximately 40 minutes to make the most of the opportunity to enjoy snorkeling and experience the fascinating nature. Enjoy taking memorable photos before ending the tour with the drop off at your hotel.

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 33,464 reviews

It was very fun. Every activity ran smoothly and was very entertaining. The guides were in a good mood all the time and always asked if we were okay with the next activity. During snorkeling, one of them even held onto me and my sister and swam with us because we were too scared to swim alone in the ocean. So you see they are very helpful! I can't say anything negative about this activity.

Der Betreiber war so hilfsbereit und informativ, OceanAir-Agentin Rania rief mich an, als ich die Buchung vorgenommen hatte. Es war in letzter Minute, aber überraschenderweise konnten sie es bedienen. Die Reise war unglaublich und das Personal war sehr nett und hilfsbereit. Das Essen war sehr schön und das Boot war fast neu.

Brilliant evening with our guide Haidy Omran.. Great girl, very friendly and professional.she shared with us all the history of Hurghada.it was a pleasure to spend our time with her. Highly recommend this activity.

Beautiful day that I recommend. Everything went very well. Our guide Osama was amazing and faultless.

Change my Booking without fee, Wait for on time, erything perfect …