Hurghada is the oldest and most famous tourist center in Egypt. Offshore is the colorful and bizarre world of corals and fishes in the Red Sea. Hurghada first attracted global attention. Back on land, the former small fishing village has become a resort town.
For the Nordic people (accounting for most tourists in Hurghada), this is a great winter resort, with white sandy beaches and blue skies all year round.
There is more to do on the water and land for travelers who want to try the adventure. For creativity, check out our list on How to spend seven days in Hurgada.
Where to Stay in Hurghada for Sightseeing
- Baron Palace Sahl Hasheesh is a luxurious seaside resort with a large swimming pool and several restaurants in the south of the city. For families, entertainment teams and kids clubs are a good choice.
- SUNRISE Garden Beach Resort is an all-encompassing resort with a vast beach. For those who want to do more than sunbathe, there are many things to do. Facilities and activities include a water park, an excellent spa and tennis court, and horse riding and archery.
- The affordable all-inclusive Jaz Makadi Saraya Resort is another good choice for various activities, with its water park and tennis court. , Spa and diving center.
- In El Gouna, north of Hurghada, Cook’s Club Lambi Kos is located in a great location in the central lagoon, with comfortable rooms, a lovely swimming pool, and a stretch of private beach.
Spend 7 Days in Hurghada
Seven days in Hurghada allow you to experience the natural wonders and adventures of the Red Sea, enjoy the city’s attractions, and discover the surrounding desert. Here’s how.
Day 1: Experience Hurghada’s Beach Life
The best sandy areas of Hurghada have been occupied by seaside resorts that stretch along the northern and southern coasts of the city. Even if you are not staying at one of these hotels, almost all resorts offer day access.
However, to truly experience the beach life in Hurghada, you need to book accommodation and enjoy several nights of resort life. The best beaches are located in the unimaginative “resort zone” south of the central part of the city (called Sigala).
If you go a little further south, you will reach the area called Sahl Hasheesh, which has some of the best white sandy beaches and the best hotels along the Red Sea.
Day 2: Take a Boat Trip to the Giftun Islands
The Giftun Islands are one of the most popular boat trips in Hurghada, with large white sandy beaches that can absorb light and abundant snorkeling opportunities. The area around the island’s coastline is an excellent display of the beauty of the Red Sea.
During the tourist season, dozens of ships land on the island every day, and the trip to the Giftun Islands is regarded as one trip. The beach was frightened by the crowd.
When marine life is paddling near the shore in a calm period, you can see colorful fish dancing in the clear water. Those who are not interested in underwater feats can look for palm leaf shelters on the beach. Sit back and enjoy the sun.
Day 3: Explore the Desert by Jeep or Quad Bike
With so many water activities, some travelers forget an entire desert world on land to explore. The most popular activities on land in Hurghada include quad biking, jeep expeditions, and dune buggy tours.
You don’t have to walk far along the roads of the resort town to discover river valleys (valleys) dotted with acacia trees, dotted with red mountains, which make up most of the eastern desert landscape.
The popular way to experience this inland desert is the five-hour quad bike safari in Hurghada includes resting and camel riding in Bedouin villages.
Day 4 Snorkeling in Hurghada
The best underwater attractions off the coast of Hurghada can only be accessed by diving. However, if it is not suitable for diving, you can still experience many shallow reefs through snorkeling.
The area around the Giftun Islands is one of the most popular dive sites. Stop for a swim and sunbathe on the main island of Giftun before heading to the two nearby coral reefs for snorkeling. Includes pick-up and drop-off from your hotel in Hurghada and a full-day cruise with lunch.
Day 5 Discover the Marine Wealth of Straits of Gubal
Many divers believe that the Cuba Strait is the best place to dive across the Red Sea and the world. It is located between the northern mainland of Egypt and the Sinai Peninsula.
It has a depth of 50m “164ft” and several small islands, various coral reefs, and countless world-famous shipwrecks such as SS Thistlegorm, Kingston Shipwreck, Rosalie Moller Shipwreck, Ulysses Shipwreck, Barge Gubal, and many underwater caves and natural passages.
Day 6 Diving at Gota Abu Ramada
Ramada Gota Abu, also known as “Aquarium,” is a diving site with abundant marine life and top coral gardens.
It is one of the most popular dive sites near Hurghada, and many dive operators use it as a test drive. A website for novice divers. If you learn to dive in Hurghada, you may spend some time here.
For more advanced and experienced divers, the wide variety of marine life is the main attraction. Triggerfish, lionfish, and clownfish are always buzzing in the ethereal. The water here is blue, and many divers have caught a glimpse of the resident eagle rays.
Day 7: From Sights to Sports
Spend the last day on a city tour, exploring the landmarks of Hurghada, such as St. Mary’s Church and the ancient mosque, then drifting through the wired water park and drifting with the waves on the water ski.
Or, you can take a glass-bottom boat or submarine to slow down and enjoy the underwater world without getting wet. Other options include spending a day at the family’s favorite water park, 35 slides, 14 swimming pools, and other attractions.
Finally, end your trip with a short trip with dinner and performances. Sample a traditional Egyptian dinner before watching an outdoor Arabian fantasy performance of acrobatic horse riding, folk dances, acrobatics, and music.
When to go to Hurghada?
Due to the high temperature, Egypt can enjoy bathing holidays almost all year round. The best time to travel to Hurghada is April to June and September to November. During these periods, tourists expect warm and sunny weather, but the temperature is not unbearable.
Hurghada’s water temperature of up to 29 °C creates absolute bathing pleasure and is ideal for intensive diving. July and August are sometimes sweltering, which is the final peak season for hotels and beaches.
Of course, there is no hesitation in this peak tourist season, especially if you do not have high-temperature problems or rely on summer vacations for the whole family. However, this is not the best time to travel in the area.
Airfare and hotel prices are falling sharply, especially after two months in July and August. Now the beach is empty, especially for couples to enjoy it. The relaxed atmosphere of Red. Mar.
In addition, you can also travel to Hurghada in the winter, which sometimes attracts real bargains. Only at night will it cool to around ten °C; even in the coldest months, it will reach 20°C during the day.