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.

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

3. 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: Desert ATV Quad and Camel Ride Sunset Trip

4. 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: Orange Bay Island Boat Trip & Snorkeling & Lunch

5. 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: Luxury Cruise Trip to Orange Bay with Lunch

6. 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 Giza Pyramids Tour with Lunch

7. From Hurghada: Full-Day Giza Pyramids Tour with Lunch

Travel back in time and experience the heritage of Ancient Egypt on a full-day tour to Cairo and Giza, with transfers by air-conditioned vehicle from the Red Sea. Meet your guide and driver at your hotel, and set off on your Egyptian adventure. Sit back and relax, enjoying the impressive views along your drive to the capital. Upon arrival in Cairo, visit the famous Egyptian Museum on Tahrir Square, and discover one of the most comprehensive collections of Ancient Egyptian relics in the world. Next, head to Giza to see the pyramid complex, the oldest of the seven wonders of the ancient world and built over 4,500 years ago, including the iconic Great Pyramid of Giza — the oldest and largest of the pyramids in the complex. Visit the Great Sphinx of Giza, a famous limestone statue of a reclining sphinx with a Pharaoh's head, a mythical creature. Then, visit the Papyrus Museum and learn how Ancient Egyptians used papyrus to record the stories of their civilization, before returning to Hurghada in the evening.

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

8. 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.

Hurghada: Full-Day Trip to Cairo by Plane

9. 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.

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

10. 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.

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 …