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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.

Hurghada: Full-Day Diving Tour with Lunch & Two Dive Sites

2. Hurghada: Full-Day Diving Tour with Lunch & Two Dive Sites

Early in the morning, be picked up at your hotel in Hurghada for an exciting dive trip. The boat will be waiting for you at the Hurghada Port to take you to the dive sites nearby. During the dives, have the opportunity to relax, unwind, and chat with other diving enthusiasts. Expert diving instructors will guide you and tell you about the dive sites before each dive. Lunch will be served on board during the trip. After diving at 2 different sites, return to the port of Hurghada and be dropped off at your hotel in Hurghada. You can upgrade your trip to include a total of 3 professional dive sites by selecting the 'Diving Tour with 3 Dive Sites' option. Or, you can enjoy this tour with snorkeling only by selecting the 'Snorkeling Tour' option.

Marsa Alam: Ancient Cairo & Giza Pyramids Day Trip by Plane

3. Marsa Alam: Ancient Cairo & Giza Pyramids Day Trip by Plane

Explore fantastic Cairo on this day trip from Marsa Alam to the Pyramids. You will be picked up from your hotel in Marsa Alam and taken to Hurghada Airport. From there you will fly to Cairo, where you will be picked up and accompanied by your guide. Your Egyptologist tour guide will take you on a visit to the Great Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren, and Mykerinus. Then go to take memorable photos and to see the Sphinx with its lion body and the head of a pharaoh - the statue dates back to the reign of King Chephren. You will have lunch at a local restaurant in Cairo. After that you will have the opportunity to visit the Egyptian Museum with all its treasures from the times of the Pharaohs. It displays more than 250,000 real artifacts, including Tut Ankh Amun's treasure collection. Continue to Cairo, where you will have the opportunity to visit Khan El Khalili, Cairo's oldest bazaar. In the evening you will be transferred back to the airport and fly to Hurghada. There will be a vehicle waiting for you upon arrival, which will take you back to your hotel in Marsa Alam.

Red Sea: Sea Scope Submarine Trip

4. Red Sea: Sea Scope Submarine Trip

Climb aboard a fascinating semi-submarine and explore the underwater world off the shores of Hurghada. Semi-submarines have large panoramic windows and do not dive very deep. This gives you the best views under the water, especially near reefs. You will be picked up at your hotel in an air-conditioned vehicle and taken on an unforgettable trip. Immerse yourself in the Red Sea and marvel at the colorful fish, reefs and corals. You will have approximately 40 minutes to make the most of the opportunity to enjoy snorkeling and experience the fascinating nature. Enjoy taking memorable photos before ending the tour with the drop off at your hotel.

Hurghada: Horse Riding Tour, with Swimming and Dinner

5. Hurghada: Horse Riding Tour, with Swimming and Dinner

Explore the Egyptian countryside on horseback on this 3-hour guided experience. Ride through the desert and play in the sea with the support and expertise of your instructor guide. Enjoy seamless pickup from your accommodation in Hurghada in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle. Be greeted at the stables by your professional instructor and meet your horse. Once briefed on safety procedures, take your helmet and ride into the desert. Experience the Egyptian desert on horseback and admire the breathtaking surroundings. Continue to the beach and glide along the shore for 1 hour before making your way to the sea. Here, enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience with your horse in the water and capture incredible photos. Depending on the option selected, enjoy a BBQ lunch or Dinner and the option to dance by Dancing Arabic Horse. When you're ready, enjoy a relaxing transfer back to your accommodation.

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

6. 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.

Hurghada: 3-Hour City Tour with Shopping Stops

7. 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.

Hurghada: Full-Day Trip to Cairo by Plane

8. 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.

Hurghada: Orange Bay Island Boat Trip & Snorkeling & Lunch

9. Hurghada: Orange Bay Island Boat Trip & Snorkeling & Lunch

Make the most of the warm weather in Hurghada with a full day out on the Red Sea. Travel by boat out to Orange Bay to spend a relaxing day snorkeling and exploring the island before partaking in water sports. Start with a pick-up from your hotel and transfer to the trip. Then, board a boat docked on the Red Sea. Next, head to the beach at Orange Bay National Park for a 2-hour stay. Enjoy the crystal clear waters and the sandy beach. Play volleyball, sip a cocktail at the juice bar, or simply enjoy the beautiful surroundings. After your visit to Orange Bay, return to the ship and embark on a snorkeling trip. Take part in water activities on a banana boat and sofa boat. Finally, head back to your hotel.

Hurghada: Desert ATV Quad and Camel Ride Sunset Trip

10. Hurghada: Desert ATV Quad and Camel Ride Sunset Trip

Explore the magic of the Red Sea Desert by quad bike and camel ride mixed with the beauty of the sunset on this exciting trip from Hurghada. Experience local life at Bedouin Village and enjoy Bedouin tea. Start your day by getting picked up at your hotel and taken to the quad bikes, where you will have the chance to test drive and learn all the important details of the vehicle before setting off on the tour. Get into gear and conquer the sand dunes. Let the desert flash past you and feel the adrenaline rush through your body. After about an hour, reach the Bedouin Village. Relax, drink Bedouin tea, and experience the Bedouin lifestyle. Take part in a camel ride before heading back through the sand dunes to the starting point. 

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Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 27,655 reviews

The Nile Cruise is a must-do and we could not have asked for a better overall experience! Our trip was organised by Sheba Travels and all our pick-up/transfers and excursions were co-ordinated by Taghreed. She was prompt and communicative which made for a hassle-free trip. A shout-out to our guides : Ghada at Luxor - who managed to fit in so much as we had less time due to our train arriving late, Mohammed in Kom Ombo - who was excellent and so informative, and Abu in Abu Simbel - who directed us through the temples efficiently so we weren't stuck in a queue for ages! We were disappointed by our guide in Edfu, which we communicated to Taghreed. Our on-board experience too was superb! The cabins were comfortable and we were delighted to be so close to the water! The staff on-board were helpful, the buffet meals were good. Most of all we loved spending time on the sundeck - chilling with a drink by our side, discovering the landscapes of Egypt as we cruised down the beautiful Nile! ❤️

Well organized, with questions there is always someone to help. Our guide was really nice and took our needs into account. All in all we had a great day with a super humorous crew.

The minibus driver Mohammed was brilliant, very kind and funny. Smiley the guide was also brilliant, great knowledge and fantastic attitude and a genuine joy in what he was doing

From start to finish we had a wonderfull experience our guide was excellent and very knowledgable would definately recommend this tour .

wonderful experience, special thanks to our driver Amr Amr, the best trip always.