Boasting year-round sunshine and beautiful beaches lapping up the Red Sea, Hurghada is a great place to holiday in Egypt, famed primarily for the brilliant water-based tours and activities that are on offer such as snorkelling and boat trips.
Egypt Excursions offer a wide range of tours and activities to do on your holiday to Hurghada, Egypt including snorkelling trips to the beautiful Giftun Island and guided tours to Luxor.
One of Egypt's most popular holiday resorts, Hurghada offers visitors a massive range of things to do on their holiday from relaxing on the beautiful golden sands beaches to fantastic tours and excursions.
Located on the Red Sea Coast, the Hurghada stretches 22 miles along the golden sand shoreline of the warm waters of the Red Sea.
Hurghada resort is separated into 3 sections:
Until as late as the 80's, Hurghada was just a small fishing village, however heavy international investment coupled with the locations natural beauty has led to Hurghada quickly becoming Egypt's most popular beach holiday destination for UK holiday makers as-well as international holidaymakers looking for a chilled-our atmosphere and beautiful beaches.
Not much is known about Hurghada itself before it's development for tourism, it was a fairly unremarkable village known by locals for it's pretty location and small fishing industry.
Better known in the area is the port of El Quseir, about 80km south of Hurghada and a large and well-known port, used for centuries to import coffee from the Republic of Yemen.
in 1493 BC explorers were sent by Queen Hatshepsut, who's temple can be seen today on our Luxor Tours, to the legendary land of Punt in the Horn of Africa - now known as Somalia. The Ancient Egyptian explorers travelled to Punt down the life-blood of Egypt- the River Nile and then through Wadi Tumilat in the Eastern Delta and then on to the Red Sea. Evidence suggests the Egyptians would disassemble their boats, carry them overland and then use them to trade with in the Red Sea.
This successful expedition from Egypt to Punt bought back precious treasures such as Gold, ebony, wild animals and skins, ivory, spices and much more.
The port of Al Quasayr has played a significant part in the local area of Hurghada's history, and Egypt's history as a whole.
In much more recent history, Hurghada was founded as a holiday resort aimed specifically at the water sports market. With it's famously clear Red-Sea waters filled with beautiful coral reefs and wildly-varied marine life from colourful fish to turtles and dolphins, Hurghada offers fantastic scuba diving and snorkelling trips.
Due to its location and natural attributes, Hurghada is most famous for its water-sports, but there's far more than just watersports to keep holidaymakers happy.
Egypt Excursions offer a wide range of tours, excursions and trips in Hurghada, some of which are water based such as snorkelling and diving and some based in the deserts that surround Hurghada and further on to Egypt's other great cities such as Cairo and Luxor.
We offer a range of snorkelling tours and trips in Hurghada including Giftun Island, Magwish Island and Sharm El Naga Bay. All of these locations are famous for their natural beauty, crystal-clear warm waters and wide range of marine-life.
As well as water-based tours, we also offer a range of tours and excursions to the deserts that give way Hurghada City. Whether you decide to take a jeep safari in to the deserts, or explore it on your own quad bike, there's plenty to see.
You've decided to make Hurghada the base for your holiday to Egypt - probably enticed by the golden sands and excellent water, but Egypt has much more to offer with its long and rich history. Book one of our guided tours from Hurghada to Luxor or Cairo and experience Ancient Egypt up-close. Our Luxor tour from Hurghada will show you around Luxor's most famous sights such as the Valley of the Kings and Queen Hatshepsut's amazing temple. Our Cairo tour from Hurghada will take you around the magnificent City of Cairo and to the world famous Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx for a once-in-a-lifetime day you'll never forget.
Although the resort of Hurghada has lots to keep you amused all holiday, be sure to check out Egypt's other great cities on our tours and excursions from Hurghada.
On all of our tours and excursions in Hurghada we'll pick you up from your hotel and drop you back off afterwards included in the price.
Not quite in keeping with the chilled-out atmosphere of Hurghada, there are many gyms in the area for tourists to turn up and work out at. Lax gym is one of the biggest and offers modern equipment, friendly and knowledgable trainers and even a juice bar to top it off it you feel like pumping some iron on your holiday to Hurghada!
Egypt is famous for its bazaars, and Hurghada has many to keep the most hard-core shopaholic happy! As well as traditional market stands you'll also find a modern shopping centre in the heart if Hurghada where you're sure to find something special and memorable to take home with you.
As Egypt's largest holiday resort Hurghada offers brilliant nightlife to holidaymakers. From bars serving delicious freshly made cocktails to large clubs in the town and even on the beach, there's no need to be getting back to your hotel early!
Owing to it's subtropical-desert climate, Hurghada boats warm winters (on average 22 degrees in December) and very hot summers (on average 36 degrees in August).
This means tourists escape to Hurghada from all over the world for some winter sun, with the whole year being warm and June to September being very hot.