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Things to do in Hurghada

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

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: Dolphin-Watching Cruise with Snorkeling and Lunch

2. 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: Quad, Jeep, Camel and Buggy Safari with BBQ Dinner

3. Hurghada: Quad, Jeep, Camel and Buggy Safari with BBQ Dinner

Immerse yourself in the local culture on this day trip from Hurghada. Explore the Sahara in a spacious and air-conditioned jeep. Savor local flavors with a BBQ dinner and try Bedouin Tea. Travel through the desert on the back of a camel.   Experience an exciting jeep safari through the desert from Hurghada. You will be picked up at your hotel and driven to the Sahara. Enjoy your time away from the hustle and bustle of the big city and be amazed by the wonders of the desert. Visit a Bedouin village, where you have the opportunity to experience the culture and daily lives of the inhabitants. You can also enjoy a camel ride through the desert sand. Admire the breathtaking views and watch the beautiful sunset over the desert. Take an exciting ride on an ATV Quad across the sand followed by a buggy ride on the dunes. Enjoy a delicious barbecue dinner and grilled delicacies. Listen to oriental music and watch shows with Tanoura dance and fire.

Red Sea Governorate: Orange Bay Snorkeling Cruise with Lunch

4. 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 Hurghada: Full-Day Trip to Cairo & Giza with BBQ Lunch

5. From Hurghada: Full-Day Trip to Cairo & Giza with BBQ 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 from Hurghada, admiring views of the Gulf of Suez. You will be accompanied by a transfer guide who will accompany you on the journey until you meet your Egyptologist guide. Upon arrival, your private Egyptologist guide will meet you and 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 30-minute 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. You can also choose to add a Nile River cruise and a camel ride to your tour when booking. 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. After visiting all the attractions, enjoy a shopping stop before beginning the journey back to Hurghada.

Hurghada: Desert Quad Safari, Camels, and Bedouin Town

6. Hurghada: Desert Quad Safari, Camels, and Bedouin Town

Admire the rolling dunes on a fast-paced quad bike tour from Hurghada. Then enjoy a more traditional desert experience with a camel ride and a visit to a Bedouin village. Sip tea and learn about local life. Be 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 you will reach your destination – a Bedouin village. Here you can relax, drink black tea, and experience the Bedouin lifestyle. You can also enjoy a camel ride before heading back through the sand dunes to the starting point.

Hurghada: Desert Star-Watching Adventure by Jeep with Dinner

7. Hurghada: Desert Star-Watching Adventure by Jeep with Dinner

Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Egyptian desert on this star-gazing tour from Hurghada with hotel transfers included. Board a Jeep and take in the sunset, then ride a camel, have Bedouin tea and a BBQ dinner, and enjoy stargazing with an astronomist. Begin with pickup by Jeep to your tour starting point. Then, venture for 26 kilometers into the picturesque desert of Hurghada. Drive through the sunset observation area until you reach the Bedouin camp. Next, receive a cool and refreshing welcome drink as well as herbal Bedouin tea. Continue with your guide and experience traditional Bedouin life, including a Bedouin buffet dinner. After dinner, relish the tranquility of the desert and the millions of stars away from the noise of the city. Follow your guide on a trip to see the distant milky way represented through the stars. Finally, see some of the planets through a telescope, and learn exciting information about outer space and star science from an astronomist. Once you are done admiring the stars, return to your hotel by Jeep.

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: Hammam Spa & Massage Experience with Transfers

9. Hurghada: Hammam Spa & Massage Experience with Transfers

After being picked up from your hotel in Hurghada, enjoy a convenient and comfortable transfer to the spa. When you arrive in the building, be greeted by an array of incredible aromas which will begin to calm you instantly. Savor a delicious Arabian Tea in the waiting area, equipped with few private rooms to help you relax. Enjoy an incredible Hammam and full-body peel. Followed by this, you will be treated to a 45-minute full-body massage. Make use of the steam bath and sauna, leaving your body feeling rejuvenated and refreshed. After your spa treatment, you will be transfered back to your hotel.

Hurghada: SpeedBoat Trip to Orange Bay & Paradise Islands

10. Hurghada: SpeedBoat Trip to Orange Bay & Paradise Islands

Enjoy a speed boat trip to Paradise Island and Orange Bay. Admire the most beautiful islands in the Red Sea, often called the Egyptian Caribbean, and enjoy a delicious lunch on a private tour or a shared adventure. Start your morning with a hotel pickup and board your speedboat. Jet across the sea and arrive at the islands for an afternoon of relaxation and fun.  The first stop is the island of Orange Bay, where you will spend approximately 1.5 hours. While here be surrounded by white-sand beaches and crystalline water as you lay back and work on your tan. Get social while listening to music and meet interesting people from all over the world. Zoom through the sea and arrive at Paradise Island. Spend another 1.5 hours here and have the opportunity to snorkel and explore the underwater world of the Red Sea. Enjoy lunch before heading back by speedboat to the marina.

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What people are saying about Hurghada

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4.4 / 5

based on 42,438 reviews

The afternoon started nicely when the driver picked me up at my resort. Nice ride with several people with a Jeep to the meeting point. There you could ride a camel, and then drive with the same driver to the place of the Bedouin family at a fast pace with this Jeep. Then watched the sunset and drank tea there. Also a BBQ. Then watched the moon and stars. The moon was actually a bit too full, so we saw fewer stars. We did see Mars and Jupiter and all 4 of its moons through a telescope. Then brought back to my hotel.

Lovely , informative tour. Our driver Ismael was kind and patient. Our tour guide (Sorry I forgot his name) was very knowledgeable & showed us the history of Hurghada, he even let us stop for some Ice Cream :D It was very interesting to see the Church, Mosque and Marina. We were also taken to a Perfumery and Papyrus Shop and stopped for Souvenirs. Definitely recommend as an introduction to Egypt. Shokran Everyone

This was a very nice trip into the desert. We were shown different planets and the moon through telescope which was an unforgettable event for us. Moussa and Mohammed Arabi brought us closer to a Bedouin people. I can only recommend this trip.

Very nice tour with a balanced informative sightseeing program. Punctual pickup, modern minibus, driver and tour guide very friendly and courteous. The guide Assem was a walking encyclopedia with a lot of background knowledge and good German.

Great tour and super value for money. Pick up was arranged via what’s apps. Driver arrived on time. Cruise is spacious. All cruise members are so professional, friendly, helpful and responsible. Highly recommended!!!