Top attractions in Hurghada
Top 7 things to do in Hurghada
One of the most popular and spectacular holiday destinations on the Red Sea coast, Hurghada is the perfect resort to visit. With so much to do, here are some ideas to make your time in Hurghada really special.
1. Giftun Island
With some of the best deep-sea diving and snorkeling in the world, the beautiful coral reefs and beaches of Giftun Island are a must-see!
2. Magawish Island
The perfect spot to experience Hurghada's abundant colorful corals and fish, at Magawish Island you can also just sit on the beach and watch dolphins play in the waves.
3. Mahmya Island
You won't regret a trip to Mahmya's little piece of paradise. But if you ever get tired of relaxing on the beach, you can discover some magnificent reefs a short swim from the shore.
4. Day trips
The Pyramids at Giza, the Sphinx, and the Egyptian Museum are all accessible on day trips to Cairo by bus straight from your hotel or by plane.
5. Quad and ATV tours
Feeling a little more adventurous? You can experience a ride across the Egyptian desert and jump over sand dunes by booking yourself onto a Desert Quad Bike Safari!
6. Swim with dolphins
Get a little closer to the local marine life with a relaxing trip to Dolphin House. There you can observe the playful marine mammals in the wild and even swim with them yourself.
7. Fishing tours
Embark upon a real Red Sea adventure with a fishing trip. Or join a tour to learn new techniques and tips from a professional guide and experience the best fishing in the area.
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.
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
- Modern Standard Arabic
- Egyptian Pound EGP (£)
- Time Zone
- UTC (+02:00)
- Country Code
- 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
The experience was great! Even at the first I was scared because of the armed people at the entry. Be prepared to see armed groups of men at the entrance. What i did not like was the fact that the bedouin village they make us buy some creams at 5 usd, and they said that the price was in order to help locals, but is pretty much evident that the village is built there for tourists. Also DO NOT BUY anything from the stores there. They will ask you 15 times more than the real price. The sellers there are thieves.
Good drivers, the guide was also very open and provided useful information. The mini bus is in a very good condition and was very clean. Even the capacity for was about 15, we were only 6 tourists. Booked the trip one day before. Communication with the travel agent was as well very good. The total value of the additional entries was 580 egipt pounds(Karnak, Valley of the kings and hatshepsut). Is better to have local money and not usd or eur, as they adjust the rate in their favor.
The best boat trip I’ve ever been on, the yacht was stunning! The staff were amazing, especially the barman I think his name was Saeed, he took great care of us. Really was an incredible trip. The food was amazing!!! Really never expected anything so spectacular! Only thing to note is the massage isn’t included as mentioned in the listing it’s an add on. Otherwise everything is included in the price and I’m glad we went! Memories to treasure. Thank you
The trip was super fun, our guide was super funny and entertaining. We first went on quadbikes, and then spider bikes and a jeep ride to the bedouins where we rode camels and learnt about the Bedouin way of life and herbal medicines. We then ended the evening with a belly dancing show and Tanoura. Thank you again for everything!
It was a long day but well worth it I had the most amazing time from the beginning staff were fantastic and you can't forget our bus driver who got us safely everywhere. My guide Mimo was awesome very knowledgeable, friendly and had us laughing all day...yella yella habibi.. Lady from Australia was very happy..