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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.

Giftun Island

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!

Magawish Island

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.

Mahmya Island

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.

Day trips

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.

Quad and ATV tours

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!

Swim with dolphins

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.

Fishing tours

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 Hurghada 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.

Other tips

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

  • Language
    Modern Standard Arabic
  • Currency
    Egyptian Pound EGP (£)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+02:00)
  • Country Code
    +20
  • 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.

Things to Do in Hurghada

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What people are saying about Hurghada

All day Snorkelling & beach Boat trip - awesome!!

As a family of 7 people with ages between 20 months and 60 years, we chose this boat trip as there was something for everyone. Snorkelling and stopping at Giftun Island beach. What a fabulous day we had, seeing all the sea-life and splashing around in the sea. Well worth the price-tag, with lunch and drinks included too. Bought the pictures on CD from the onboard photographer - was well worth it, they are great. Don't hesitate get booked on this trip, Team Memo made sure we all had a memorable time. Dolphin watching on the way home as well was a bonus!

Thoroughly enjoyed our trip to pyramids.

Loved our trip to the pyramids. Boat trip was wonderful to our lunch. Guide was amazing. Flights were on time. Awesome day, well worth the money.

Hurghada: Day Trip to Cairo by Plane with Transfers Reviewed by Anonymous, 04/20/2019

Wonderfull day trip from Hurghada to Luxor

The day trip was as advertised, good upfront communication, great tour guide and very very friendly staff. We travelled with our two children; they loved it as well • great value for money • 16.5 hour trip of which 7 hours in a Toyota hi-ace van, however comfortable enough, just plan to bring entertainment. • art&craft store was a nice end to the tour, they gave a very original great show

Super fun trip on a gorgeous beach with turquoise water ❤️

Out of all the trips we book while being in Hurghada, this one was definitely the most worth one ❤️ The boat ride was super nice for sightseeing and taking beautiful pictures. The snorkeling was super fun. The staff were really nice. The food was pretty tasty. But the most outstanding was the Giftun Island, I totally loved it being there and was amazed by its turquoise water. I only wished we would have stayed more than 1h on the island as the time over there passed so quickly and did not have much time to truly enjoy it. Another small drawback was that the public beach we've been taken to, was quite crowded. In conclusion, if I wanted to visit the island again, I would probably look for a trip that will offer more hours on the island itself, most probably on the Paradise or Mahmya beach. But notheles, this trip was really amazing and would definetly recommend it

An excellent and informative experience!!

We had such an amazing time on this adventure. The guides we’re very informative and always made me feel safe when riding the quads. The information about the Bedouin Villagers was great. The guide explained their life style and culture so well. We really enjoyed our time on this adventure and we are so glad we decided to do it!