Best Things to do in Hurghada

The city of Hurghada has year long sunshine, incredible beaches and countless exciting attractions for all ages to explore. Ideally located at the side of the Red Sea, Hurghada makes for a perfect holidaying destination. Here, we take a look at some of the top activities to do when in town

Reef Diving In The Caves Of The Careless Reef

This popular dive site in Hurghada features many coral forests and a dense population of fish, such as tuna, jacks and the occasional hammerhead shark.

However, the reef’s fame comes from its large population of giant morays animating its premises.

Two coral towers brushing the water surface construct the reef itself.

The valley between the two towers is about 16 meters deep, and offers a wide range of dive options, being accessible for both professional divers, as well as less experienced ones.

Gifutn Islands

The Giftun Islands are one of Hurghada’s most popular boat excursions, with prime swaths of white sand to soak up the rays, and snorkeling opportunities galore on offer.

For those who aren’t scuba diving enthusiasts, the easily accessed coral reefs surrounding the island shore are an excellent taster of the Red Sea’s beauty.

Snorkeling or even just paddling close to shore, you can spot plenty of fish life flitting through the clear water.

Those not interested in underwater exploits can simply claim a palm-frond shelter on the beach, sit back, and enjoy the sun.

Hurghada Marina

Hurghada Marina is a rather swish and modern addition to the central district of Sigala and the town’s major dining destination.

At sunset, this is the place to promenade while soaking up the last of the evening light before heading to one of the many cafés or restaurants for a meal.

Dining with views over the bobbing yachts and the Red Sea stretching to the horizon can’t be beaten.

Address: Hurghada Marina Promenade, Sigala

Sindbad Submarine

You really shouldn’t miss out on the Red Sea’s abundant coral and marine life for anything in the world!

That is why if you aren’t a fan of diving or snorkeling, you can take a ride on the only operational submarine on the Red Sea that takes you to a depth of 22 meters and lets you experience and perceive the magical world below.

Snorkling Tour

This luxurious full-day tour takes you on a boat trip to the open sea areas where the dolphins can be found so you can get a chance to experience these magnificent creatures up close.

Take in the beauty of the coral reefs or just go swimming or snorkeling with these beautiful sea creatures.

Safari Tours

here is no better way to explore the heavenly natural atmosphere of Hurghada’s desert than safari.

You will get to travel to the center of the desert and enjoy all the spectacular hidden locations in the desert like the various majestic Bedouin villages and enjoy a delicious Bedouin dinner.

You will have the opportunity to go on an adventurous journey through Hurghada’s Sahara park a.k.a the eastern Arabian Desert hills using a camel, quad bike or car.

You will get to explore all the ancient locations in the heart of the desert

Tips on Travel to Hurghada

Today there are numerous resorts all over the city of Hurghada and even outside the city to the North in the direction of Safaga and to the South in the direction of Ras Ghareb.

Among the most interesting activities to do in Hurghada is to go diving or snorkeling in one of the many diving centers spread all over the city or just chill out on the beach enjoy swimming and playing in the crystal waters of the Red Sea.

Away from the sea activities, tourists spending their vacations in Egypt can go for a dolphin show in Hurghada. The show is very interesting especially for the children to watch wonderful sea creatures in a magnificent performance. Another excursion would be to go for a submarine ride to watch the rich underwater environment full of colorful fishes and marvelous coral reefs.

Hurghada has many different sections like the old city with its many shops, restaurants, and cafes. There is also the new touristic city of El Gouna that was established only about 15 years ago with many new resorts and hotels.

Many travelers visiting Egypt would love to spend two or three days enjoying their time in Hurghada which is delightful for kids and grownups all the same.

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