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Hurghada

From the desert to the sea, explorers can expect pharaoh excursions, dolphin encounters, and diving galore here.

Our most recommended things to do in Hurghada

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: Diving or Snorkeling Boat Tour w/ Lunch and Drinks

2. Hurghada: Diving or Snorkeling Boat Tour w/ Lunch and Drinks

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. Another option is to complete the 3-day diving course and receive PADI certification.

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

3. 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. You can also choose to add Nile River cruise and a camel ride to your tour when booking. 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: Speedboat Dolphin Watching and Snorkeling

4. Hurghada: Speedboat Dolphin Watching and Snorkeling

Cool off from the heat of the city and escape to the sea on a cruise from Hurghada. Climb aboard a speedboat and marvel at the attractions from the water. First begin the search for dolphins, which takes approximately 45-90 mins. Once found you will be able to watch them from close range, and if possible, swim beside them. Environmental rules and regulations and safety factors apply, and it is best to be near dolphins without disturbing their nature. After seeing these fascinating creatures up close the speedboat will stop for snorkeling at two different spots. Enjoy the unique colorful corals of the Red Sea and be amazed by its beautiful scenery. The final destination will be one of the beautiful islands for the remainder of the time, where you can swim, sunbathe, and relax, surrounded by peace and nature.

Hurghada: Parasailing Adventure on the Red Sea

5. Hurghada: Parasailing Adventure on the Red Sea

Get your adrenaline pumping with a parasailing adventure. Feel like you're flying through the air as you parasail over the beautiful waters of the Red Sea. Begin your adventure with a comfortable hotel pickup. Head to the Hurghada marina and jump into a boat. Sail out into the Red Sea, strap in, and take flight. As you soar at 200 feet for 12 - 15 minutes, enjoy panoramic views of beaches, the Hurghada desert, and craggy mountains. Fly single, double, or triple, with up to 3 people able to fly at one time. Join up to 6 passengers on the boat, and enjoy watching others soar while you feel the wind and the water on your face before returning to your hotel.

Hurghada: Full-Day Trip to Cairo by Plane

6. Hurghada: Full-Day Trip to Cairo by Plane

Embark on a full-day guided tour of Cairo from Hurghada. Travel by plane and visit the pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx. Enjoy a restaurant lunch and explore the treasures of the Egyptian Museum. 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: Luxury Cruise Trip to Orange Bay with Lunch

7. Hurghada: Luxury Cruise Trip to Orange Bay with Lunch

Start cruising towards the Egyptian Caribbean Island Orange Bay, where you will spend some time on the beach. On the way, experience the banana and sofa water sport. Enjoy the rich lunch buffet on the Red Sea and get stronger with our best Sea Food and BBQ. Sail to another scenic spot and go snorkeling to experience the crystal clear waters of the Red Sea. Visibility here can reach up to 45 meters, and you will be able to see clownfish, manta rays, dolphins, and corals of various colors.  You will then be treated to a relaxing back massage while cruising along the Red Sea during your trip to reach the maximum of luxury and satisfaction and to release all the life stress.

Hurghada: SpeedBoat Trip to Orange Bay & Paradise Islands

8. Hurghada: SpeedBoat Trip to Orange Bay & Paradise Islands

Enjoy a speed boat trip to Paradise Island and Orange Bay. Admire the most beautiful islands in the Red Sea, often called the Egyptian Caribbean, and enjoy a delicious lunch on a private tour or a shared adventure. Start your morning with a hotel pickup and board your speedboat. Jet across the sea and arrive at the islands for an afternoon of relaxation and fun.  The first stop is the island of Orange Bay, where you will spend approximately 1.5 hours. While here be surrounded by white-sand beaches and crystalline water as you lay back and work on your tan. Get social while listening to music and meet interesting people from all over the world. Zoom through the sea and arrive at Paradise Island. Spend another 1.5 hours here and have the opportunity to snorkel and explore the underwater world of the Red Sea. Enjoy lunch before heading back by speedboat to the marina.

From Hurghada: Full-Day Cairo Tour by Shared Bus

9. From Hurghada: Full-Day Cairo Tour by Shared Bus

Discover the wonders of Cairo on this full-day tour from Hurghada. Although the bus journey is shared, choose between a private or shared small-group tour of the sights once in Egypt's capital city.  Get picked up from your hotel in Hurghada at around 2 AM and transfer in an air-conditioned van to the bus station. Board your well-facilitated, air-conditioned Shared Bus and begin your journey to Cairo. Relax and take a nap on the way in your recliner seat. Refreshments like tea, coffee, juice, sandwiches, and mineral water will also be provided during the journey. Upon arrival in Cairo, meet your Egyptologist tour guide and go first to the world-famous Giza Plateau. Admire the beauty of the Great Pyramid of Giza, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, along with the other two pyramids.  Explore the mysterious Great Sphinx, the old pharaoh’s father of terror, and the Valley Temple before lunch at one of the best restaurants. After a delicious lunch, visit the renowned Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, commonly referred to as the Egyptian Museum. Constructed in a neo-classical style, this beautiful museum houses about 120,000 artifacts and works of Egyptian art. At the end of the tour, visit the Khan El-Khalili Bazaar and soak up the atmosphere of the old city. Take a walk through this market and marvel at the variety of souvenirs, antiques, and jewelry for sale. Finally, enjoy a journey back to Hurghada by Bus, followed by a direct transfer to your accommodation.

Hurghada: Trip to Luxor and Valley of the Kings with Lunch

10. Hurghada: Trip to Luxor and Valley of the Kings with Lunch

Embark on a guided tour of the historic city of Luxor and the Valley of the Kings on a guided tour from Hurghada. Visit notable sites such as the Temple of Karnak and Hatshepsut, and the Colossi of Memnon with an expert Egyptologist guide. Begin with a pickup from your hotel in Hurghada. Travel to Luxor by bus and discover the fascinating world of Ancient Egypt with a visit to the most beautiful sights around the city. Then, take a break for lunch at a local restaurant. Visit the Temple of Karnak and admire the columned halls, the chapels, and the sacred lake of the UNESCO World Heritage site. Enjoy lunch at a selected restaurant in Luxor before boarding a felucca, a traditional Egyptian sailing boat, to cross over the Nile River to the opposite bank. Here, you will explore the City of the Dead and the Colossi of Memnon. Admire the only remains of the Temple of Amenhotep III and visit the Valley of the Kings. Be inspired by the stunning architecture and discover the Temple of Hatshepsut, the only female ruler of ancient Egypt.

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What people are saying about Hurghada

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 36,401 reviews

I had the best day out here, the snorkelling was amazing I saw many different kinds of fish, orange island was nice, the food was wonderful, scuba diving was great and even did a bit of underwater dancing with my guide. The staff were all brilliant and very attentive and friendly. I cut my foot on the coral and they cleaned it and patched me up great :) the massage was very good and relaxing. Highly recommend this tour I had a fantastic day. I was a solo female traveller and they made me feel very welcome and not lonely. Very well organized and professional. The boat also looked a lot nicer than some of the others we saw out there, great facilities and very clean :) book this tour and you'll be in good hands and have a lot of fun!

We had a fantastic time and our guide Nana was amazing, so knowledgeable and fun and helped us all on the trip have a fantastic day. We couldn’t recommend her and the drivers highly enough

Everything was really good.We got a lunch,fresh fruits and drinks on board.The guide team is really kind and helpful!

Everything was very good!We enjoyed the trip.The guide,Mahmoud Ossama was very kind and helpful!

AMAZING!that massage was a God sent and soooo relaxing, recommend!!!!