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
Overall a really nice day! Total time was from 8 am to 3 pm (including pick-up and drop off at the hotel). First we went to an amazing snorkeling place! Fish and corals full of diverse colors and the reef was truly amazing (about 15 m high). After that we searched the area for dolphins and finally made it to see 2 of them. They were really beautiful. Unfortunately swimming with them seems more like a job for pros, it's impossible to keep up with their speed if you're not a pro swimmer. None from the group went for it, except one guy from the crew who obviously knew what he was doing and managed to swim relatively near to them for about 10 minutes (by swimming full speed the entire time). So if you imagine taking a relaxing bath with dolphins, forget about it. Then we went to the 2nd snorkeling place which was good as well, but not as amazing as the first one. Those who wanted could ride the sofa and banana. Then we sailed back in a slow pace. The crew was very nice the entire time.
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 driver was very punctual at the hotel reception at 5 a.m. He was a very good driver, knowing every details of the road by head. We felt very safe with him during the whole trip. The local guide, Mohammed, was a fantastic guide, well prepared, with a huge lexical knowledge. We learned a lot from him about the history, hieroglyph writing. We always had a lot of time at all location, stops.
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..