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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.

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

2. 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: Full-Day Trip to Cairo by Plane

3. 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: Diving or Snorkeling Tour or Optional Open PADI

4. Hurghada: Diving or Snorkeling Tour or Optional Open PADI

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.

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.

Hurghada: Desert Adventure, ATV Quad Trip and Camel Ride

6. Hurghada: Desert Adventure, ATV Quad Trip and Camel Ride

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. 

From Hurghada: Full-Day Cairo Giza Pyramids, Museum, & Lunch

7. From Hurghada: Full-Day Cairo Giza Pyramids, Museum, & Lunch

Travel back in time and experience the heritage of Ancient Egypt on a full-day tour to Cairo and Giza, with transfers by air-conditioned vehicle from the Red Sea. Meet your guide and driver at your hotel, and set off on your Egyptian adventure. Sit back and relax, enjoying the impressive views along your drive to the capital. Upon arrival in Cairo, visit the famous Egyptian Museum on Tahrir Square, and discover one of the most comprehensive collections of Ancient Egyptian relics in the world. Next, head to Giza to see the pyramid complex, the oldest of the seven wonders of the ancient world and built over 4,500 years ago, including the iconic Great Pyramid of Giza — the oldest and largest of the pyramids in the complex. Visit the Great Sphinx of Giza, a famous limestone statue of a reclining sphinx with a Pharaoh's head, a mythical creature. Then, visit the Papyrus Museum and learn how Ancient Egyptians used papyrus to record the stories of their civilization, before returning to Hurghada in the evening.

Hurghada: Speedboat Dolphin Watching and Snorkeling

8. 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: Sindbad Submarine 3-Hour Tour with Hotel Pickup

9. Hurghada: Sindbad Submarine 3-Hour Tour with Hotel Pickup

Add the thrill of adventure to your Hurghada holiday and experience a unique and entertaining underwater excursion on board the Sinbad Submarine. You’ll be met at your hotel and head to the pier to begin a memorable undersea adventure. The only submarine in the Middle East, the Sindbad Submarine carries 44 passengers and has a capable 2-pilot crew. Enjoy a thrilling underwater adventure as you head 20 meters below the surface of the Red Sea. Marvel at the spectacular varieties of coral and colorful tropical fish for 35-40 minutes.  There’s no need to be a scuba diver to discover the wonders that await below the waves.

From Hurghada: Full-Day Cairo Tour by Shared Bus

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Hurghada

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4.3 / 5

based on 14,058 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!

Our guide, Hany Mahmoud, was very informative and helpful. He was good company and fun. The driver, Amir, also for keeping us safe on those crazy roads. Perhaps the day could start later and just take in the Pyramids, the museum and the light show. My wife was hoping to see the markets of Cairo but happy because of the way the day ended with the spectacular light show of the Pyramids and Sphinx. Overall, a magical experience and felt totally safe with Hany as our exceptional guide.

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

Hany our tourguide was excellent! He is proffesional and kind and also funny. I just recommend to ask him, if you in Cairo tour!

Nice trip. Got to see many difference kinds of fish.