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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.

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

2. 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.

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Hurghada: Full-Day Trip to Cairo by Plane

3. 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.

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Hurghada: 3-Hour City Tour with Shopping Stops

4. 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.

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From Hurghada: Sunset Quad Safari and Camel Ride

5. From Hurghada: Sunset Quad Safari and Camel Ride

Enjoy the wonderful driving along the desert and have a great and stunning view of the red sea mountains and watch the sunset between the giant hills. Your tour begins by driving through the sandy desert towards the local Bedouin village. Enjoy a tour of traditional life for the people who live in the area. Visit a local Bedouin village to learn about their culture, customs, and music. You will have the opportunity to ride a camel and enjoy some breathtaking sunset views. On the way back, look up to see the desert's starry night. Your tour will conclude with a hotel drop-off.

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Hurghada: Sunrise or Sunset Quad and Buggy Coastal Tour

6. Hurghada: Sunrise or Sunset Quad and Buggy Coastal Tour

Start with pickup from your hotel and travel towards the Red Sea Mountains. Receive a safety briefing and description of the itinerary from a multilingual professional guide. Then, hop on your quad bike and follow your guide along the trail. Enjoy the fantastic views on a scenic route through hills. Stop at a desert falcon house, where you will transfer to buggy to continue the journey. Enjoy an exciting buggy ride across the sand. Marvel at the rugged beauty of the region, surrounded by imposing mountains. Arrive at Makadi Bay and ride along the coastline. Finally, enjoy a relaxing camel ride across the sand before being dropped back at your hotel.

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Hurghada Quad Bike Safari: Full-Day Trip to Sahara Park

7. Hurghada Quad Bike Safari: Full-Day Trip to Sahara Park

Your full-day desert adventure begins when you’re picked up at your hotel in Hurghada and driven to Sahara Park. On arrival you’ll stop at the quad bike station for a test drive before heading into the Hurghada desert. Stop twice along the way to see a mirage and climb up a sand dune. You’ll be welcomed with a drink and lunch box when you arrive at the Bedouin village. There will be plenty of time to tour the village and learn about traditional Bedouin life. You’ll also take a ride on a camel! Enjoy sunset views from the mountain along with an open-buffet Bedouin dinner. Following dinner you’ll be entertained by the Sahara Park Evening Show, which includes a Tanura and belly dancing performance. Later, you can explore the desert night sky and view stars by digital telescope, before the drive back to Hurghada. The tour price includes pick-up at Hurghada hotels. An extra transfer fee will be applied for pick-up at hotels in Makadi Bay, Safaga, El Gouna, and Abo Soma Bay.

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Hurghada: 3-Day PADI Open Water Diving Course with Pickup

8. Hurghada: 3-Day PADI Open Water Diving Course with Pickup

Learn to dive in Hurghada which gives you a great opportunity to enjoy clear ocean waters, colorful coral reefs, and diverse marine life. Take a three-day PADI open water diver course, specifically designed to give you an interactive learning experience. The course combines theories of recreational diving and applied underwater lectures. Practice your skills immediately in open water dives. The course is taught by a group of highly experienced PADI trainers. You will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the Red Sea directly when you start. All closed water lectures are delivered in the shallow and protected waters of Hurghada - a few steps from the school.

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From Hurghada: Full-Day Giza Pyramids Tour with Lunch

9. 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.

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From Hurghada: Cairo & Giza Ancient Egypt Full-Day Trip

10. From Hurghada: Cairo & Giza Ancient Egypt Full-Day Trip

Marvel at the majesty of the Great Pyramid of Giza and the treasures of the Egyptian Museum on a full-day trip. Learn more about Ancient Egyptian history and culture with a private Egyptologist guide. Early in the morning, start with pickup from your hotel in Hurghada by air-conditioned van for the transfer to Hurghada airport and your flight to Cairo. When you arrive, meet your Egyptologist guide and begin the tour with a visit to the famous Giza Plateau. Marvel at the Great Pyramid, one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World, as well as the other 2 pyramids and mysterious Sphinx, the Father of Terror for the ancient pharaohs. The tour also includes a visit to the Valley Temple that faces the great Sphinx, before you stop for lunch at a good quality restaurant. After lunch, visit old Cairo with your guide before heading to the world-renowned Museum of Egyptian Antiquities. Built in the neo-classical style and designed by the French architect Marcel Dourgnon, the Museum is home to more than 120,000 masterpieces of Egyptian art and artifacts. After some free time in Cairo, you’ll be transferred to the airport for your return flight to Hurghada, followed by a direct transfer to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Hurghada

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 5,103 reviews

Absolutely worth the money! Pick up from hotel on time, smooth transfer to the airport and quick flight ✈️ Everyone was sleeping during flight. My guide Mohamed waited outside the airport and led me to the mini bus. He was very nice and positive person. Firstly, nice walk through the old market awaiting The Pyramids to open. You don’t have to carry your backpack as our bus was always near. You wait about 5 minutes for guides to collect tickets, no queues. Few hours for pyramids so you have plenty of time to take photos. Our guide was with me and my kids all the time and was sooo kind taking photos, helping to take the best shots! Telling us how to pose to have the best images. After that, we went to perfume shop, had tea ☕️ and a little talk about their natural oils. Then, we went for lunch to a buffet style restaurant which had plenty of space and their food was really good. Next, Egyptian Museum, it is a MUST! Mohamed is really an excellent guide and has a broad knowledge *****

The English guide, Nana, is just lovely. Full of knowledge, humor and made us feel safe at all times. The tour is superbs, with the valley of the kings being the highlight for me. The scenery alone is worth the trip. The only thing a little gratuitous was the alibaster factory, but there was no pressure to buy anything and it was a short stop, so the 5 stars remain. If you book this, you will not regret it.

It was really a great day. Very good organization and process. Ramadan was a great guide! You have to see the pyramids once in a lifetime! Thanks again to everyone involved for an unforgettable day!

I was lucky as I was on my own on the tour. We went full speed to the mountains which took 45 minutes, went camel riding in beduin village, had nice dinner with dance show. All good.

We really enjoyed our small trip to Hurgada. Our taxi was just in time. The guide Tarek was really friendly and made his best! Highly recommend!)