Things to do in Red Sea

Our most recommended things to do in Red Sea

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.

Sharm El Sheikh: Colored Canyon, Blue Hole, & Dahab Day Trip

2. Sharm El Sheikh: Colored Canyon, Blue Hole, & Dahab Day Trip

Visit two wonders of the Sinai Peninsula in one day on a jeep tour to the Colored Canyon and the Blue Hole dive site. Encounter astounding rock formations and coral reefs, ride a camel and enjoy a buffet lunch in the Abu Galum Reserve, and explore the coastal town of Dahab. After pickup, travel by jeep to the famous Colored Canyon. Explore a vibrant labyrinth of sandstone cliffs in shades of yellow, purple, red, and gold as you walk through the 800-meter gorge. Continue to the Abu Galum Reserve. Here you’ll have time to snorkel at the Blue Hole, a world-famous dive site where you can explore the Red Sea’s rich underwater ecosystem. Later, sit down for a buffet lunch on the shore of the Gulf of Aqaba and ride a camel along the waterfront. Before drop-off in Sharm El Sheikh, visit the coastal town of Dahab, where you can explore the lively bazaar and shop for silverware, perfumes, and clothes.

Red Sea Governorate: Orange Bay Snorkeling Cruise with Lunch

3. Red Sea Governorate: Orange Bay Snorkeling Cruise with Lunch

Snorkel thorugh vibrantly colored marine life at two stunning destinations on this cruise from the Red Sea Governorate to Orange Bay and the Giftun islands. Be served a mouth-watering lunch, soft drinks, and mineral water on board. Your adventure begins when you’re picked up in the morning at your hotel and then head out for a day-long snorkeling trip to Red Sea destinations. Sail to Orange and Giftun islands, keeping an eye out for dolphins along the way. When you reach Orange Island, swim in crystal water and enjoy the white sandy beach. During the trip, you will make 2 stops for snorkeling, where you’ll see astonishing coral reefs inhabited by colorful fish. Add to your tour by adding the 20-minute massage and VR 360° snorkeling experience option or 10-minute parasailing options. Relax on the sundeck and enjoy the fresh sea breezes while cruising back to the marina and enjoy hotel drop-off after.

From Cairo: Pyramids of Giza, Sphinx, Saqqara & Memphis Tour

4. From Cairo: Pyramids of Giza, Sphinx, Saqqara & Memphis Tour

Embark on a tour of Giza from Cairo or Giza in an air-conditioned vehicle. Enjoy commentary from your guide as you visit ancient wonders, including the Great Sphinx, the Giza Pyramids, and Valley Temple followed by lunch and some shopping. Be picked up from your hotel in Cairo or Giza. Visit the Step Pyramid of Zoser, Egypt's oldest existing colossal stone building (2630 BC) built for King Djoser. Next visit Memphis, the first capital after Upper and Lower Egypt's unification in 3100 BC, and witness the Colossal Statue of Ramesses II. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and visit the pyramids of Cheops, Chefren, and Mykerinus. Next, see the Great Sphinx, a limestone statue of the mythical creature with a Pharoah's head and lion's body. Explore the Valley Temple, a funerary complex with a mortuary temple and the Pyramids of Chefren.  There will be free shopping time to enjoy the experience on your own, discussing the price directly with the vendors. After, return to your accommodation in Cairo or Giza.

Hurghada: Dolphin-Watching Cruise with Snorkeling and Lunch

5. Hurghada: Dolphin-Watching Cruise with Snorkeling and Lunch

Embark on a relaxing cruise from Hurghada with plenty of opportunities to swim and snorkel in the sea. Look out for dolphins and admire the reefs below. Enjoy lunch on deck and soak up the sunshine. Get picked up from your hotel in an air-conditioned vehicle and drive to the boat pier. Be greeted by the captain and the crew and begin your unforgettable sea voyage. Snorkel in the Red Sea, and maybe even get a chance to swim with dolphins. Your captain will take the boat to locations well-known for dolphin spotting, maintaining a respectful distance. The well-equipped boat will travel to several spots to ensure time for dolphin watching and scenic snorkeling. Marvel at the beauty of the coral and brightly colored fish. Savor a delicious lunch served up by the crew during the cruise and remember to sit back and have fun on the boat ride. Return to the boat pier in the afternoon and enjoy the convenience of a transfer back to your hotel.

Hurghada: Giftun Islands & Snorkeling Boat Tour with Lunch

6. Hurghada: Giftun Islands & Snorkeling Boat Tour with Lunch

Take advantage of the marvelous weather in Hurghada with a snorkeling day out on the Red Sea. Admire colorful fish and corals at two snorkeling spots before tucking into a delicious buffet lunch on the boat. Relax on the white sandy beach, swim, and take photos at Giftun Islands National Park. After hotel pickup, transfer to the yacht marina in an air-conditioned vehicle. Board the boat and relax on board, enjoying stunning views of the Red Sea. Then, stop at the first snorkeling spot, where you can snorkel along the corals, which are millions of years old, and see hundreds of fish. Return to the boat for lunch. Sample a delicious buffet with wonderful views before getting ready for the next stop: Orange Beach at Giftun Island. On arrival at Giftun Islands National Park, relax in the crystal water at the white sandy beach for 2 hours. Take photos and swim at the island beach. Then, relax on the boat and enjoy the sunshine while being served fruit. Sail to the next snorkeling spot and explore the amazing underwater world with a variety of fish and corals. Finally, board the transfer back to your hotel.

Sharm El Sheikh: ATV, Bedouin Tent with BBQ Dinner and Show

7. Sharm El Sheikh: ATV, Bedouin Tent with BBQ Dinner and Show

Embark on an unforgettable trip to the Sinai desert from Sharm el-Sheikh. Enjoy a quad bike ride that will get your heart racing. Visit the Echo Mountains, admire the sunset, tuck into a tasty BBQ dinner and enjoy an entertaining show. Start your trip with a pickup from your accommodation, jump on the bus and head straight to the quad park. Next, get a quick safety demonstration on how to ride your quad bike from your guide. Hop on and ride your quad bike through Egypt's famous Sinai desert and feel the adrenaline rush through your body. Enjoy an optional camel ride if you want to discover the wonders of the desert another way. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of the desert, and marvel at the dunes and the different rock formations. Next, visit the Bedouin village, where you can enjoy the hospitality of the Bedouins and gain an insight into the everyday lives of real desert dwellers.  Tuck into a BBQ dinner and freshly-baked flatbread paired with Bedouin tea. Watch live entertainment, including a fire show and belly dance between the mountains of the Sinai Desert.  Enjoy an action-packed adventure away from the city's crowds and chaos in Sharm El Sheikh. Make the most of your time in Egypt on this tour; that's one to tick off your bucket list. 

From Luxor: 3-Night Nile Cruise to Aswan and Hot Air Balloon

8. From Luxor: 3-Night Nile Cruise to Aswan and Hot Air Balloon

Day 1 : A representative will come at the chosen pick-up time to pick you up by car to go to the Nile cruise ship by a private A/C van. Get settled into your comfortable room. Relax on the ship and have a buffet lunch then at about 2:00 pm Your professional Egyptologist Guide meet you for your visit to the Karnak temple. Then take a felucca ride on the Nile. Enjoy refreshing breezes with a ride on a traditional Egyptian sailboat. Along the way Enjoy an incredible outing with friends or family away from the stress of the big city and see a spectacular view of Luxor from the water. Next, you will move to the Luxor temple that was built by Amenhotep III in the 18th Dynasty in the modern kingdom and the temple was completed by Ramses II. Finally, After finishing your tour, our guide will transfer you back to the ship at about 6:30 pm. At night you will enjoy dinner on board with an Egyptian Folkloric Show party/ Day 2: In the early morning get ready to have a bird’s eye view of the city from a hot air balloon. Watch an unforgettable sunrise from the sky and Luxor from above . After landing your guide will be waiting for you to head to the West Bank of Luxor to visit the Valley of the Kings. Glance around the complex and see the tombs and resting places of remarkable Egyptian kings such as Merneptah, Ramesses III, and Ramesses VI. Then move on to the Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, dedicated to the fifth pharaoh and the only female ruler of Egypt who reigned for 20 peaceful years. Next, move to the colossi of Memnon where you will See the mortuary temple of Amenhotep III at the Colossi of Memnon. Finally, head back to th ship for dinner. Day 3: After breakfast on board, take a horse-drawn carriage to Edfu. You’ll then enjoy a guided visit to the Temple of Horus (with a small group of . Marvel at the best-preserved religious place in Egypt with imposing sandstone structures of Horus. You’ll enjoy a buffet lunch back on board the boat as you sail to your next destination. In the afternoon, visit the unusual Temple of Kom Ombo. Learn about the structures of the temple and how it was built in honor of two great gods. Return to the boat for dinner and free time. Day 4: In the early morning, head with a group to one of the most stunning temple complexes in Egypt, Abu Simbel Temples. Meet your guide at the temple and discover the twin temples of Ramesses II and Nefertari, built into the mountainside under the dynasty of Pharaoh Ramesses II. After the visit, you will return to your Nile cruise ship to take your luggage to drop you off at your Aswan hotel. For an additional fee, you can finish your trip at the Aswan airport or the train station.

From Cairo: Half-Day Tour to Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx

9. From Cairo: Half-Day Tour to Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx

Kick start this exhilarating tour with a convenient pickup by your Egyptologist tour guide from your hotel in Cairo in an air-conditioned vehicle. Get to know more about the history of Egypt in this 4-hour tour that takes you to the Giza Pyramids. Head over to the Great Pyramids, a renowned destination and one among the Seven Wonders of the World. Visit the Great Pyramids from the inside (if this option is selected). Continue the tour with a panoramic view of the Pyramids of Giza: the Pyramids Cheops, Chephren, and Menkaure. You'll also get to see the impressive Sphinx of Giza, truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Don’t forget to take as many photos as you can of these amazing structures.   As the tour comes to an end, you’ll be dropped back at your hotel.

Cairo: Dinner Cruise on the Nile River with Entertainment

10. Cairo: Dinner Cruise on the Nile River with Entertainment

Spend an evening cruising the Nile on an evening boat ride that includes dinner and live entertainment. After a hotel pickup, embark on a romantic night out on the water. See the sunset over Cairo, enjoy a delicious buffet dinner, listen to live music, and watch a traditional dance show. Begin this wonderful dinner excursion from the lobby of your hotel. Set sail on a trip from Cairo and discover the beauty of the ancient Egyptian city by night. Take in the wonderful views of Cairo illuminated by the glaring city lights as you savor a special open buffet dinner. Enjoy a belly dance show, Arabic songs, and music, along with a Tanoura show while enjoying typical cuisine. This amazing Arabian night experience ends with a drop-off at your hotel.

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4.4 / 5

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A long day but worth it. A lot of time waiting in the airport and staff there are rude but Sawad, our tour guide, and driver were fantastic with us all day! He had a fatherly approach to making sure we were always ok and looked out for us with our best interest at heart, explained everything and answered questions, great personality. We felt very safe. There’s an additional price to pay to see the pyramids from a distance - I would recommend but prepare yourself for annoying hustlers. In the scroll and perfume shop you think you’re being told processes and history of such products but really they’re deceiving you in to buying them. If you don’t buy they seem bitter. Nothing seems to comes from a genuine place in Egypt communication - besides with Sawad. Boat along Nile cost more than expected and I saw a lot of flies on the food at lunch, it made me sick. The plane journey back was awful due to stomach cramps. Some hygiene issues and additional costs but overall 100% recommend Sawad.

We enjoyed our day very much. The service was friendly and entertaining. The locations were beautiful, also the weather was amazing. Snorkelling was a lot of fun. The food was also great. There was a variety of options on the boat. Would definitely recommend this trip!

They picked us up very early in the morning. It took about 6 hours. The guide bought our tickets and we paid for the boat tour. It was very successful for its price.

Worth for money. Nice trip with good guide and amazing opportunity to discover beautiful nature. I like it really and many thanks for organizing

Amazing!!! The staff are friendly and very helpful would recommend to any one!