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Hurghada: Giftun Island Snorkeling Trip with Lunch

1. Hurghada: Giftun Island Snorkeling Trip with Lunch

Take advantage of the marvelous warm weather in Hurghada with a full day out on the Red Sea, either in a shared or private group. After hotel pickup, transfer to a boat docked on the Red Sea. Then, stop at a variety of spots to see fish and coral, and swim with dolphins. Upon arriving at Giftun Islands National Park, relax in warm crystal water at the white sandy beach for 2 hours. Take the opportunity to try some fun water sports, such as banana boat and sea sofa. Afterward, enjoy a delicious buffet lunch on the boat. Move on to the next location to snorkel and explore an amazing underwater world, with a variety of fish and corals. Finally, as the day winds down, board the transfer back to your hotel.

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Hurghada: Sunrise Quad Biking and Giftun Island Snorkeling

2. Hurghada: Sunrise Quad Biking and Giftun Island Snorkeling

Following a pickup from your hotel in Hurghada or the nearby areas, head to the starting point of the sunrise quad biking tour. Meet your professional guide and drive along the sea and mountains, exploring the desert and visiting the sea cliffs while the sun begins to rise.  After your quad bike ride, head to the marina and travel by boat to Giftun Island National Park. Here you’ll start with an amazing 1-hour snorkeling experience in the Red Sea. In addition to seeing fish and coral, you will also have the chance to swim with dolphins. Take the opportunity to try some water sports or spend time in the national park. Afterward, enjoy a delicious buffet lunch on the boat. Move on to the second snorkeling spot in the Red Sea and explore an amazing underwater world, with a variety of fish, corals, and more marine life. Finally, as the day winds down, enjoy the sunset on Giftun Island before being transferred back to land and returned to your hotel.

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Hurghada: 5-Hour Quad Bike Desert Safari and Barbecue

3. Hurghada: 5-Hour Quad Bike Desert Safari and Barbecue

You will picked up directly from your hotel, and taken to the quad bike training center, where you will get acquainted with your vehicle, and have the chance to take a few practice turns. As it has an automatic gearbox, all you need to do is accelerate and brake; learning to ride a quad bike isn't difficult! Visit the deserts around Hurghada and become enchanted with the breathtaking atmosphere of this unique landscape. This tour does not start directly from Hurghada, but goes through the desert of El-Gouna, because the sands there are still largely free of tourists. After around 1 hour, you will reach a small Bedouin encampment. A traditional Egyptian tea will be waiting for you as a sign of welcome. Relax and enjoy a Shisha pipe. With a little luck there will be camels at the camp, and you can take the opportunity to ride one through the desert. Riding on a camel is an experience like no other, which you should be sure not to miss. After a pause for rest in the Bedouin encampment, you will ride on another hour through the desert to the next encampment. You'll be invited to lie down in a large tent, with soft blankets and cushions, and be served a delicious traditional Bedouin meal of grilled meats. Indulge your palate with carefully selected local specialties.

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Hurghada: Desert Tour With Camel Ride and Bedouin Guide

4. Hurghada: Desert Tour With Camel Ride and Bedouin Guide

Get picked up from your hotel either in Hurghada or in Makadi Bay/El Gouna/Safaga. After that, begin the tour by meeting your camel in their stable. Climb on to the comfortable saddle attached while the animal in laying on the ground. This part of the experience is always a lot of fun, and a little scary for first time riders. Make sure you bring a camera, for the many beautiful sights and experiences you'll have along the way.  Following your Bedouin guide, step out into a spectacular desert for a safari. A beautiful place, and breathtaking scenery. Moving at a stately pace, you will be able to take in all of your surroundings. Passing through magnificent sunset colors, with great mountains of golden sand, as far as the eye can see. You will then be dropped back to your accommodation by an air-conditioned vehicle.

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Hurghada: Boat Trip & Dolphin House Snorkeling with Lunch

5. Hurghada: Boat Trip & Dolphin House Snorkeling with Lunch

Enjoy an 8-hour private snorkeling trip to Dolphin house, a coral reef, just 45 minutes away by a private boat ride from Hurghada Marina. Spot dolphins and other exotic marine life in their natural environment. Once at Dolphin House, put on your snorkeling masks and enjoy one of the best experiences in life. Snorkel with free dolphins in the open sea. After spending 2 hours in Sharb el Erg, head to another snorkeling stop in El Fanadir, a beautiful reef near el Gouna, where you can find many kinds of sea life, including exotic fishes, beautiful corals, blue spotted manta rays, morays, and many others. On your way back, admire the coastline of Hurghada. Make a little stop to contemplate the magnificent El Mina Mosque and the fisherman port. We are very respectful to dolphins. The crew follows the rules of HEPCA. It is highly recommended to not go on a tour with lots of people jumping in the water at the same time to chase the dolphins.

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Giftun Island National Park Snorkel Trip from Hurghada

6. Giftun Island National Park Snorkel Trip from Hurghada

Head out to Giftun Island National Park on a 6-hour excursion from Hurghada. In the morning, transfer from your hotel to a boat, where you will set sail in the Red Sea. Along the way to the island, stop off at a snorkeling site in the region where you will see corals, myriads of colorful fish, and many other underwater animals and plants. Then, have lunch on board the boat before finally arriving at the island. Once you arrive, you will have plenty of time to relax! Enjoy the laid-back Caribbean atmosphere as you walk along the white sandy beach, spend time sunbathing, and swim or snorkel in the clear turquoise water. Return to your hotel in Hurghada in the late afternoon.

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Hurghada: 1 or 2-Day Diving Package with Pickup and Meals

7. Hurghada: 1 or 2-Day Diving Package with Pickup and Meals

After pickup from your hotel in Hurghada or the surrounding areas, head off on an adventure into the vibrant marine ecosystem of the Red Sea. After arriving at the dive center, you’ll be greeted by the captain and dive guides, who will give you a thorough briefing on the dive sites and the day’s itinerary. The trip consists of two 30 to 45-minute dives at 2 sites, specially selected for the maximum chance to see tropical sea life among stunning coral reefs. With a guide at your side the whole time, you’ll move through the crystal clear waters, experiencing Egypt’s remarkable biodiversity. In between your dives, enjoy a buffet lunch with soft drinks, coffee, and tea. After your day at sea, you’ll head back to the dock to be transferred back to your hotel. With options to select a 1 or 2-day dive package, you can cater the experience to your interest level and budget.

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Hurghada: Sub-Wing Experience in the Red Sea

8. Hurghada: Sub-Wing Experience in the Red Sea

Your activity begins as you are collected from outside your hotel, from where you will transfer to the boat marina where you will find your Zodiac Boat waiting for you. You will then be helped into your life jacket and mask, after which your guide will provide you with all the instructions you need to know for your experience. The Sub-wing consists of two wings mounted together, which are able to be tilted independently of each other. Your boat will tow you at a slow and gentle pace, as you maneuver yourself by tilting the wings of the device in different angles. Simply hang on to the wings by your arms and steer by pointing the wings in the direction you want to go. Tilt both wings downwards to dive and upwards to resurface for breathing breaks, and communicate with your guide who will be with you the whole time. A roll is achieved by tilting the wings in opposite directions. Following your enjoyable activity, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

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Hurghada: Full-Day Scuba Diving Discovery

9. Hurghada: Full-Day Scuba Diving Discovery

Discover scuba diving with an experience designed for beginners and non-swimmers in Hurghada. Give diving a go and overcome your fears with a professional instructor who will take you underwater in total safety. Set off on your tour at 8:15 AM and listen to your instructor's briefing before the diving. Then, make 2 dives at different places and enjoy the experience of breathing underwater for the first time. Admire the sea life from below the surface, and restore your energy with lunch on board. The boat returns to the marina between 3-4 PM. Alternatively, if you are an experienced diver with certification, choose the option for certified divers. Or if you are a big group or family of up to 8 people, consider booking the private tour option which is suitable for all diving levels.

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Hurghada: Orange Island Snorkeling Trip & Twister Boat Ride

10. Hurghada: Orange Island Snorkeling Trip & Twister Boat Ride

After you are picked up from your hotel, transfer to a boat docked on the Red Sea. Then, head out on the water, stopping off at a variety of spots to catch a glimpse of the colorful underwater life. Take the opportunity to try some fun water sports, such as banana boating and a ride on a sea sofa. Don't miss the chance to ride through the sea on a thrilling 10-minute Twister speedboat ride. Afterward, enjoy a delicious buffet lunch on the boat. Move on to the next location to snorkel and explore an amazing underwater world, with a variety of fish and corals. Finally, as the day winds down, you will be transferred back to land and returned to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Hurghada

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 1,208 reviews

So it was a very nice experience but I advise you to go during a period when it is quite hot because in December it is very windy! The pick up was very good from the hotel to the boat The island is just beautiful it feels like the Caribbean

A really great excursion with a great crew who are very friendly and accommodating. I would book this excursion again at any time. There was really nothing to complain about.

Nice trip, nice crew, TOP photographer (Hosam, received beautiful pictures on the same evening, and super nice not intrusive!) I say do it!!

Very warm welcome, the accompanying persons are all smiling and attentive. The landscapes are magnificent, we recommend this activity.

It was a very nice diving trip everyone was very friendly, gladly again Thank you very much