The popular seaside resort town of Hurghada, on Egypt’s Red Sea coast, is a great place to relax. However, every once in a while, curiosity and the desire to get something more than a tan is enough to tempt you to find a good guide. There are many short trips from Hurghada to historical and cultural sites in Egypt, such as the Valley of the Kings, as well as short excursions that bring you closer to the region’s unique natural and cultural treasures.
Going on a tour is the best way to ensure that you benefit from local knowledge and expertise, while also taking care of all the transportation and organization. With the wide variety of tours and excursions from Hurghada, it can be time consuming to find the best tour for you. So that’s what we do for you at TravelMag, recommending the best five based on a variety of factors including itineraries, value for money and previous reviews from other clients.
Full day snorkeling tours to Megawish and Enzhi islands
In tourism circles, the Red Sea is known for its amazing marine life. Diving and snorkelling are popular activities around the beautiful coral reefs, where colourful fish flock to, and Megawish and Giftun islands are the best places to snorkel around Hurghada, where you can experience the marine life on board, as dolphins are said to make an appearance on the boat. The price includes equipment rental, as well as lunch and drinks, and you will have the opportunity to snorkel in three different locations during the 9-hour trip.
A four-wheeler tour of the mountainous sea at sunset
From RMB 30 per person
The Hurghada Desert borders the Red Sea on an expanse of sandy beaches and low, flat cliffs. The arid landscape changed colors as the sun set in the west, cheering in the warmth of the sun. This time of year is the best time to explore and enjoy the coastline around Hurghada, when the air is cooler. And the best way to get around is on a four-wheeler. With this guided tour, you can drive to the desert caves and enjoy great views of the mountains and coastline in about 3 hours. Prices include hotel transfers and quad rental.
Jeep safaris, camel rides and Bedouin village tours
Another great way to experience the Egyptian desert is in a jeep. Better yet, dune buggies. Or maybe you’d rather have a staggered Lawrence of Arabia reenactment on the back of a camel. Either way, you can experience all of them on this wonderful 7-hour trip from Hurghada. Start the day by escaping the city and taking a jeep to a Bedouin village. Here, you can experience the unique culture and lifestyle of the nomadic people. Here, you can experience dune buggies, camel rides, visit the reptile house, and finish with a barbecue dinner and Bedouin tea. All gear is included, and in addition to goggles to protect your eyes from sand and dust, goggles can be rented for a small additional charge.
Day trip to Luxor and Kings Valley
If there is only one thing to celebrate about Egypt, it is that the remains of the once powerful ancient Egyptian empire are remarkably well preserved. Some of the best wonders in the world can be found in Egypt, and this trip to the Luxor region will explore another side of the country. Highlights of the itinerary include a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Karnak Temple with its tall columns and impressive stone architecture. A traditional boat ride across the Nile takes you to the City of Death and the huge stone statue known as the Menonite Arena. The Valley of the Kings is the end of this 14-hour day trip.
Cairo and Giza Highlights Full Day Tour from Hurghada
From 100 RMB/person
The pyramids of Giza are a miracle. The Great Pyramid of Giza is the only well-preserved, surviving ancient wonder of the world, and if you can ignore the encroachment on the outskirts of Cairo, its charm is no longer there. This tour from Hurghada takes time and is tiring as the journey is longer, so it takes 20 hours. However, it’s also a worthwhile trip to take an air-conditioned car, visit the Egyptian Museum in Cairo’s Liberation Square, and visit the Great Pyramid and the Great Sphinx, which have been on this plateau for 4,500 years.