Top attractions 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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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).
- LanguageModern Standard Arabic
- CurrencyEgyptian Pound EGP (£)
- Time ZoneUTC (+02:00)
- Country Code+20
- Best time to visitMany 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
Great value for money. I was on my own and only 5 English on the trip but the staff kept checking to see if I was ok so I felt comfortable. Loved the beach , snorkeling and the food was perfect. A brilliant day out . Thank you
Loved all the sight seeing, real history right there!! I am glad i went with just my husband, as my young kids would have struggled in the heat. I would recommend taking lots of loose change or 5LE & 20LE, toilets are 5LE to use and you are tipping quite alot. Its the culture which is absolutely fine but be prepared. We travelled in a small minibus, slept most of the way on way there, on way back my back was killing me, very tight squeeze. Im glad i went and experienced it, wouldnt recommend the long journey for kids.
Good organisation. Early call in the morning so travel is comfortable at night. Two drivers were excellent. In Cairo the guide awaits you there. The National Museum is great but very busy. Stay close to the group and hope you don't get two ladies who wanted to take pictures of everything thus eating up our time. Lunch was good as well. The Pyramids are spectacular. Beware of the heat though. The trip on the river Nile is not to be missed. Return journey good to, although a bigger bus could make things more comfortable.
What a great fun afternoon, we went on quad bikes, spiders, went to a Bedouins camp and saw a show it’s was well worth the money and would recommend to all
Excellent day trip and value for money, a full on itennery but truly making the most of the day. To start the day at 5am our driver was lovely, very helpful and we had plenty of opportunities to stop along the way. On the way back he even treated us all to a sugar cane drink just perfect at the end of a long hot day. On arrival into Luxor we met our guide, was just 3 of us so gave plenty of time to ask questions and be able to listen to all of his information was very informative. Be sure to take plenty of Egyption poinds to valley of the kings was an extra 300 Egyption for a photo pass and although the trip included the cost of visit to 3 tombs for an extra 250 egyption per person you can visit king Tutankhamun tomb so worth it in my opinion. After lunch we also had the option for 200 egyption to enjoy a 45min Nile cruise rather than the bus to the next temple visit again this was a lovely add to the trip. Overall excellent I cant fault it in any way and would highly reccomend