The Paradise of the Red Sea

Hurghada is a popular tourist destination in Egypt, known for its stunning underwater world, long sandy beaches, and diverse activities.

Top Things to do in Hurghada, Egypt

Hurghada is a popular tourist destination in Egypt, located on the Red Sea coast. The city is known for its stunning underwater world, long sandy beaches, and diverse activities.


Hurghada was a small fishing village until the 1970s, when tourism began to develop in the region. Today, Hurghada is a thriving city with a population of over 300,000 people.

Underwater World

The Red Sea is home to a wide variety of marine life, making it a popular destination for diving and snorkeling. Visitors can see colorful fish, coral reefs, and even sharks and dolphins.


Hurghada has over 20 kilometers of coastline, with beaches to suit all tastes. Visitors can find secluded coves for swimming and sunbathing, or lively resorts with water sports and entertainment.


In addition to diving and snorkeling, Hurghada offers a variety of other activities, including:

  • Sailing
  • Windsurfing
  • Kitesurfing
  • Bananas
  • Water skiing
  • Parasailing
  • Sandboarding
  • Desert safaris

Welcome to the Hurghada Excursion website
In this article, we will learn about the most important activities that can be done during your vacation in Hurghada, on the shores of the Red Sea in Egypt, as great tips to inspire your vacation on the Egyptian way.

Hurghada is the city of the most famous beach resorts in Egypt such as the Mövenpick hotel chain, the Hilton and Albatros hotels, and it is home to the country’s best beaches, its best hotels, and its best diving sites.

The beaches that stretch on the coast of the Red Sea in Egypt are very beautiful in many places.

The warm waters of the Red Sea are crystal clear and teeming with marine life.

Relax on the white sands and enjoy the simple vacation life of an all-inclusive beach resort. Or you can learn to dive, you can deal with shipwrecks in the deep sea.

Top Things to do in Hurghada

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1-  Visit the Hurghada City Centre and Corniche

Hurghada resort had its beginnings at the turn of the 20th century, only beginning to develop as a beach resort destination in recent decades.

Visit the city center filled with local cafés, shisha bars and shops, if we head to Hurghada’s Corniche and Marina, you will be able to walk uninterrupted along the waterfront, with sweeping views of the Red Sea.

Experience Hurghada Sightseeing Visit the beautiful Grand Mosque, St. Mary’s Church and the scenic harbor area on this 3-hour private tour. Travel between locations in an air-conditioned vehicle

Have a delicious lunch and end up visiting the city center to buy some souvenirs in Hurghada’s colorful markets.

Visit the Hurghada City Centre and Corniche
Visit the Hurghada City Centre and Corniche

2- Shop the Hurghada Markets and Souks

Although Hurghada’s markets are not as large as the ones you’ll find in Cairo, they are easier to navigate. Hurghada is arguably a great place to shop, or at least buy souvenirs.

You can find shops and vendors selling everything from Egyptian hijabs – you’ll need this if you’re headed to the desert! For hookah pipes that you can take home with you.

You can bargain and joke with shopkeepers – yes, bargaining is mandatory here, if you do not want to pay the highest prices! Afterwards, you can relax at a local café or enjoy fresh juices or tea and coffee after making some purchases.

3. Go to the Marine Museum and Aquarium hurghada

Marine Museum and Aquarium hurghada
Marine Museum and Aquarium hurghada

The Hurghada Maritime Museum and Aquarium is a great opportunity to get close to the underwater world of the Red Sea without having to practice snorkeling or diving as if you were in a real submarine in the depths of the Red Sea

If snorkeling or diving is not your thing, then this is definitely the best opportunity to learn more about the amazing level of biodiversity awaiting fish and coral reefs under the waves of the Red Sea in Hurghada.

You can tour the aquarium through the underwater tunnels, go at feeding time to see rare sharks and fish, and learn more about the aquarium and marine life on the all-day guided tour.

4 -Spend a Day in the Giftun Islands paradise

-Spend a Day in the Giftun Islands paradise
-Spend a Day in the Giftun Islands paradise

One of the best decisions that you can make in the resort of Hurghada is to visit the beautiful Giftun Islands, Paradise Island, Orange Bay Island, and also the Mahmya Island.

These offshore islands are located just a short boat ride from the marina, and are perhaps the most spectacular natural attractions in Egypt’s Red Sea region.

The rugged islands are surrounded by clear water that shimmers turquoise in the bright sunlight. You can relax on the beach of the well-known Paradise Island or the Maldives, Egypt, known as Orange Bay Island, hiking through the rocky plateaus, and you can dive in the very rare Red Sea coral reefs.

You can join the organized excursions from Hurghada that will take you between islands, take you to the best beaches or simply let you out in the Red Sea at the best snorkeling spots.

Go to the waters of the Red Sea for a full day snorkeling trip from Hurghada. Either you go with a private boat with your family and friends, or you go with a group of tourists, and we provide all trips at uncompetitive prices, as well as a special tourist package through our Hurghada Excursion website.

You will travel by boat towards Giftun Island, where you can hop for a swim and snorkel with the local marine life. Lunch will also be provided on board.

5. Diving experience in Hurghada, Red Sea

If you came to Hurghada Egypt and did not try scuba diving, it is not possible to say that you did not come to Egypt

Diving is one of the best things to do in Hurghada. In fact, for many tourists, diving is the main reason they come to Hurghada, and many of them return year after year once they get a taste of the Red Sea for the first time.

There is a plethora of dive sites along the coast, making Hurghada an ideal place for divers of all abilities. It’s a great place to learn too.

Many resorts have diving schools and pools on site where you can do theory and practice before heading out to the open ocean.

Once you qualify, there are shallow dips that you can access by walking straight from the beach. There are also deeper dives going down the Red Sea and there are excellent specialized dives if you’re more advanced, including night snorkeling and wreck diving.

Discover the amazing view of the Red Sea and its vibrant marine life with this all-inclusive package.

Qualified divers can enjoy two instructor dives at locations such as Abu Ramada, Giftun Saghira or Umm Qamar. Non-divers are welcome to come and stay on the boat.

6. Enjoy amazing diving

Diving Red Sea Hurghada
If you’re not a qualified diver or just want to spend a more relaxing time on the water, there are plenty of great snorkeling opportunities along the coast as well.

In fact, some of the best diving sites are the reefs which are located only a few meters under the water and this means that you can snorkel in them as easily as you can snorkel in them.

You will be amazed by the biodiversity of the Red Sea and the clarity of the waters. You can walk from beaches to shallow reefs or take a boat ride to beautiful snorkeling spots like Giftun Islands.

Discover Egypt’s Paradise Island on a full-day tour from Hurghada to Giftun Island National Park, enjoying world-class sun, sand and snorkeling.

Diving Red Sea Hurghada

Watch for dolphins during the 45-minute ride from the coast, then slide into the water to explore the thriving coral reef system.

Snorkel beside the shiny fish and vibrant coral reefs of the conservation area, and stop for a scenic picnic lunch on your boat.

Head to the beach to check out Giftun Island’s many active options, continue exploring the coral reefs or simply soak up the sun before heading back to Hurgada.

Diving into shipwrecks
Diving Hurghada Shipwrecks
Due to the strategic location of the Red Sea and its use as a shipping channel, shipwrecks abound here
One of the best things to do in Hurghada is to dive into shipwrecks if you are an experienced diver.
Most impressive is the wreck of the Thistlegorm supply ship that sank during World War II.

7. Hit the nightclubs

DJ – Nightclubs in Hurgada Egypt
Egypt may be a Muslim nation, but that doesn’t mean the locals don’t have a good party every now and then!

In fact, you will be surprised to find that Hurgada is full of bars and nightclubs, and it is not only aimed at tourists.

This is the main place for nightlife in Egypt and is a great place to party and visit nightclubs after a day of exploring, or even after a day of doing absolutely nothing!

8. Try some water sports 

Hurgada Water Sports
Hurghada is also a great place for windsurfing, windsurfing and parasailing too, and you can take lessons in the Red Sea or easily rent equipment for the day.
In addition to underwater activities, Hurghada is a great place for other water sports as well. At resorts and beaches, you can rent everything from jet skis to banana boats, to add a little excitement to your beach vacation.

You will also be able to organize private tours, you can rent kayaks and canoes, or you can just rent a sunbed and do absolutely nothing!

Take a cruise over the Red Sea to spot and swim with wild dolphins, and ride a banana boat on this full-day excursion from Hurghada.

Set sail for Dolphin House, an area known for its wild dolphin density. While you’re here, snorkel around the fish-filled reef or sunbathe on the deck – the choice is yours.

9. Brave Submarine  hurghada Tour

Submarine tour in Hurghada
One of the most unique things to do in Hurghada is to go on an underwater tour.

Enjoy the beauty of the underwater world without feeling tired or afraid while diving or snorkeling: your very own Hurgada submarine gives you the opportunity to face the fish face to face.

Join this fun submarine tour for a great underwater trip. You can clearly see, photograph and photograph the most famous coral reefs, fish and other marine life in the Red Sea. Through the large panoramic windows and in your swivel chair you definitely won’t miss a thing!

10. Try quad biking hurghada in the desert

Quad bikes Hurgada, Egypt
Quad bikes are easy to handle and you don’t need any previous experience to drive them. You can join the regular tours that head into the desert, look for hidden canyons or zip over sand dunes.
The mostly flat deserts that dot the interior of the rugged and rugged coastline are the perfect terrain for quad biking.

Quad bike into the Sahara Desert and visit a Bedouin village for a 5-hour Quad bike experience from the Hurgada desert with a private guide.

Learn about the traditional desert culture in Egypt; Learn how to ride camels, savor local food, and enjoy a colorful evening performance.

11. Book a Bedouin hurghada dinner

Bedouin dinner tent, Egypt
If you have a new appreciation for the desert lifestyle, one way to learn more about the area’s oldest inhabitants is to join a Bedouin dinner tour.

Head out into the vast expanses of the Egyptian desert, and you’re on a journey to a Bedouin camp hidden in the sand.

This is one of the best things to do in Hurgada, you will spend the evening in the desert, dining in the company of the nomads, learning more about their cultures and more about the desert.

12. Take a desert safari  hurghada

Egypt desert safari
If you want to travel further into the desert and the empty spaces of Egypt, you can join a desert safari.
Buckle up as you blast off-road and dunes in the back of a 4×4 vehicle.

13. Take an astronomy tour

Stars in Egypt
In the vast desert, you will quickly realize that at night, it may be cold, but it is beautiful.

The skies get incredibly dark once you step away from the sights of the cities and resorts on the coast, and one of the best things to do in Hurghada is join an astronomy tour in the desert.

Learn about the different constellations and learn how the Bedouins will find their way using the stars.

Top Things to do in Hurghada, Egypt
Top Things to do in Hurghada, Egypt

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