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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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.

Red Sea: Sea Scope Submarine Trip

3. 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.

Hurghada: Horse Riding Tour, with Swimming and Dinner

4. 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.

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: 3-Hour City Tour with Shopping Stops

6. Hurghada: 3-Hour City Tour with Shopping Stops

Discover the different districts of Hurghada on this city tour. Explore both the traditional old town and the new, modern city. After being picked up at your hotel in an air-conditioned vehicle, you will drive to the fishing village and visit original, simple houses that only have one floor. It feels like time stands still in this part of the city. The fishermen get up with the sunrise and go to sleep as the sun sets. Life is simple and traditional. Visit a shipyard and see how fishing boats are built and restored using traditional methods. The largest mosque in Hurghada is situated nearby. Here you can learn more about Islam, the main religion of Egypt. You will then continue to the oldest Coptic church in the city. At the end of the tour you will visit the large fruit and vegetable market before you are dropped off back at your hotel.

Hurghada: Full-Day Trip to Cairo by Plane

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

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: Orange Bay Island Boat Trip & Snorkeling & Lunch

8. 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: Desert ATV Quad and Camel Ride Sunset Trip

9. Hurghada: Desert ATV Quad and Camel Ride Sunset Trip

Explore the magic of the Red Sea Desert by quad bike and camel ride mixed with the beauty of the sunset on this exciting trip from Hurghada. Experience local life at Bedouin Village and enjoy Bedouin tea. Start your day by getting picked up at your hotel and taken to the quad bikes, where you will have the chance to test drive and learn all the important details of the vehicle before setting off on the tour. Get into gear and conquer the sand dunes. Let the desert flash past you and feel the adrenaline rush through your body. After about an hour, reach the Bedouin Village. Relax, drink Bedouin tea, and experience the Bedouin lifestyle. Take part in a camel ride before heading back through the sand dunes to the starting point. 

Hurghada: Trip to Luxor and Valley of the Kings with Lunch

10. Hurghada: Trip to Luxor and Valley of the Kings with Lunch

Embark on a guided tour of the historic city of Luxor and the Valley of the Kings on a guided tour from Hurghada. Visit notable sites such as the Temple of Karnak and Hatshepsut, and the Colossi of Memnon with an expert Egyptologist guide. Begin with a pickup from your hotel in Hurghada. Travel to Luxor by bus and discover the fascinating world of Ancient Egypt with a visit to the most beautiful sights around the city. Then, take a break for lunch at a local restaurant. Visit the Temple of Karnak and admire the columned halls, the chapels, and the sacred lake of the UNESCO World Heritage site. Enjoy lunch at a selected restaurant in Luxor before boarding a felucca, a traditional Egyptian sailing boat, to cross over the Nile River to the opposite bank. Here, you will explore the City of the Dead and the Colossi of Memnon. Admire the only remains of the Temple of Amenhotep III and visit the Valley of the Kings. Be inspired by the stunning architecture and discover the Temple of Hatshepsut, the only female ruler of ancient Egypt.

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 33,464 reviews

What an amazing afternoon out! The trip started with an off road experience which was great fun and with lovely guides (Kevin and Abdul). This took us to a bedouin camp where we took in the views and sunset from the top of a mountain - well worth the steps up! They prepared a lovely meal for us there and our hosts and star guide were very knowledgeable teaching us about their lifestyle and answering all our questions. Once it got dark we looked at the stars and the moon - again with lots of interesting information as well as lovely views. Highly recommend this trip.

amazing excursion. wonderful staff and such a relaxing and fun atmosphere. the staff really work hard to make everyone feel safe and have a good time. I would do this again in a heartbeat. Oh, and great food, too.

In the top! Mohamed and Yami are so nice! Orange bay island is simply to be seen. That's wonderful. Good support on the boat! Nautical activity such as banana or sofa + apnea. I highly recommend !

La sortie en mer était très agréable . Mr Hossam très gentil l’équipage très professionnel. Nous avons bien profité de notre journée et passe un excellent moment et en bonne compagnie . A refaire

Absolutely fantastic. Didn't expect that much . Super.