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How to Spend 3 Days in Hurghada

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How to Spend 3 Days in Hurghada
Three 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. You’ll also have time to venture farther afield, with trips to Cairo or Luxor. Here’s how. 

Day 1: Red Sea Waters and Desert Sands  
The Red Sea is Hurghada’s star attraction, so immerse yourself in its waters. For spectacular snorkeling, join a full-day trip to coral gardens, islands, and dolphin habitats. Scuba dive trips that cater to both beginners and experienced divers run to places such as Giftun Island. Alternatively, step aboard a fully equipped boat and spend the day fishing for some of the Red Sea’s 1,000 species, such as grouper and snapper. Later, make tracks for Hurghada’s desert. Cross the plains on an ATV, or choose a tour with multiple activities, such as camel rides and Bedouin encounters. Many extend into the evening, with dinner and belly-dancing shows beneath the stars.

Day 2: Day Trip to Cairo or Luxor    
Take a (long) day or overnight trip to Cairo or Luxor, by air or road. Perhaps go overland to Cairo to see the Giza Pyramids and Egyptian Museum, home to Tutankhamun’s treasures. Closer by is Luxor, the capital of Egypt during pharaonic times and the location of the Valley of the Kings, Karnak, and more. If you’re not planning a return to Egypt any time soon, it might make sense to visit both Cairo and Luxor in one 2-day trip. Fly to Cairo in the morning and spend the day touring before flying on to Luxor for overnight and to explore its big-ticket sights the next day.

Day 3: From Sights to Sports      
Spend your final day exploring Hurghada’s sights, such as St. Maria Church and old mosques, on a city tour, then let rip at a cable water park, bouncing across the waves on a wakeboard. Alternatively, slow the pace with a glass-bottom boat or submarine ride to see the underwater world without getting soaked. Other options include a day out at family favorite Aqua Jungle Park, with 35 chutes, 14 pools, and other attractions. Finally, round off your trip with a dinner-and-show excursion. Savor a traditional Egyptian dinner before watching an outdoor Arabian fantasia show of acrobatic horse-riding displays, folkloric dancing, stunts, and music.
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Luxor Day Tour from Hurghada, El Gouna, or MakadiDay Trips

Luxor Day Tour from Hurghada, El Gouna, or Makadi

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Experience ancient Egypt’s most iconic sites on a full-day tour to Luxor from Hurghada, El Gouna, or Makadi. Explore a complex of royal tombs in the Valley of the Kings, and walk the imposing arcades at the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, the powerful ruler who became Egypt’s first female pharaoh. Slip between the crumbling Colossi of Memnon, stroll through the chapels, temples and sacred lake at the Karnak Temple, then return to the present with a trip to an alabaster factory and papyrus bazaar. 
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  • 15 to 16 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 15 to 16 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

Dolphin Habitat Snorkeling Tour from Hurghada, Makadi or El GounaSnorkeling

Dolphin Habitat Snorkeling Tour from Hurghada, Makadi or El Gouna

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Snorkel among vibrant corals, native fish, and dolphins during this full-day tour departing from El Gouna, Makadi, or Hurghada. Board a comfortable boat at the nearby pier to meet your friendly, experienced captain and crew. Set out into the Red Sea in search of pods of dolphins. Don the provided snorkel equipment and dive in to explore the underwater world, populated by vibrant coral, tropical fish, and other marine life. Back on board, enjoy a hearty lunch before returning to the pier. Round-trip transportation from your hotel in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle is included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

Glass Bottom Boat Trip: Amazing Underwater Red SeaCity Packages

Glass Bottom Boat Trip: Amazing Underwater Red Sea

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Enjoy an exciting 2-hour glass-bottom boat trip from Hurghada to see the underwater wonders of the Red Sea, all without getting wet. Board a comfortable, semi-submarine boat and take a seat inside the deep hull beneath the surface. Then, gaze out through the panoramic windows to admire schools of technicolored fish, vivid coral gardens and perhaps even passing rays. Ideal for families and non-swimmers, the tour includes hotel pickup and drop-off from Hurghada. Upgrade for round-trip transfers from El Gouna, Soma Bay and Safaga.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Small Group Tour to Cairo from HurghadaFull-day Tours

Small Group Tour to Cairo from Hurghada

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See ancient tombs and treasures on a full-day trip to Cairo from Hurghada by bus. Enjoy views of the desert scenery as you travel north along the Gulf of Suez to Giza, where Egypt’s most iconic pyramids dominate the skyline. Explore the royal monuments with an expert guide, descend to the Great Sphinx and Valley Temple, then enjoy a local lunch by the Nile River. Browse mummies, relics and jewels from around the country at the Egyptian Museum, and visit the renowned Khan el-Khalili bazaar before returning to Hurghada.
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  • 20 hours
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  • 20 hours
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Hurghada Desert Safari by Jeep 4x4Nature and Wildlife

Hurghada Desert Safari by Jeep 4x4

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Delving off-road into Egypt’s desert independently from Hurghada won’t give you the chance to see Bedouin life or try some local outdoor pursuits. This desert experience provides the full package: a 4x4 ride into the rugged Eastern Desert, a quad bike and camel ride, a visit to a Bedouin settlement, and a sunset barbecue dinner, with non-alcoholic drinks included. Convenient hotel pickup and drop-off also make it totally hassle-free.
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  • 12 to 19 hours
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  • 12 to 19 hours
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Cable Wakeboarding in HurghadaCultural Tours

Cable Wakeboarding in Hurghada

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Indulge your need for speed with a 7-hour cable wakeboarding experience in Hurghada. Travel to a cable water park and ride a wakeboard pulled by motorized cableways rather than motorboats. Choose a beginner or advanced session depending on your abilities, and spend three hours speeding across the water. Lunch, all equipment and hotel pickup and drop-off in Hurghada, Al Makadi, Sahl Hasheesh and El Gouna included.
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours
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Hurghada Jungle Aqua Park Tickets, Transfer, and LunchFull-day Tours

Hurghada Jungle Aqua Park Tickets, Transfer, and Lunch

Spend a day of fun at Jungle Aqua Park Hurghada and take advantage of the seemingly endless choices of slides, pools, and games. Hurghada’s largest water theme park boasts 35 slides, 14 pools, and a wide variety of activities suitable for all ages.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
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Quad Biking in the Egyptian Desert from HurghadaHalf-day Tours

Quad Biking in the Egyptian Desert from Hurghada

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Get the best of both worlds with this Hurghada quad bike tour that includes equal parts epic adventure and dramatic desert scenery. Cruise through the stunning Egyptian landsacpes atop your quad bike with the setting sun, spectacular sand dunes, epic canyons and the Sinai Mountains as your backdrop.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Sinbad Submarine Under The Red SeaKid-Friendly

Sinbad Submarine Under The Red Sea

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Get under water without ever getting wet on this Submarine tour from Hurghada. Spend 50 unforgettable minutes under the great blue waves aboard a Sinbad Submarine. Impressive windows designed specifically for viewing insure travelers experience the beauty of coral reefs, tropical fish and marine life up close on this magical and unforgettable journey into the deep.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
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3-Hour Evening Experience with Show & DinnerHalf-day Tours

3-Hour Evening Experience with Show & Dinner

Enjoy an unforgettable evening of entertainment at the 4-star Alf Leila Wa Leila hotel in Hurghada. Tuck into a delicious dinner of traditional Egyptian cuisine at the luxurious beachside hotel, accompanied by a spectacular live performance with music, belly dancing, and a horseback display.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Private Tour: 2-Day Cairo and Luxor Highlights Tour from Hurghada Including Flights, Giza Pyramids, Valley of the Kings and KarnakMulti-day Tours

Private Tour: 2-Day Cairo and Luxor Highlights Tour from Hurghada Including Flights, Giza Pyramids, Valley of the Kings and Karnak

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Experience the ancient world’s iconic sites on a 2-day private tour from Hurghada including flights to Cairo and Luxor, and discover the Giza Pyramids, Valley of the Kings and Karnak Temples. See the enigmatic Sphinx that keeps watch over Giza’s three towering pyramids and glimpse gleaming antiquities in the Egyptian museum. Walk the tombs, colonnades and temples in Karnak and the Valley of the Kings, and see the sprawling monument to Hatshepsut, Egypt’s first female pharaoh. Sail on the Nile in a traditional felucca, then finish your trip in Hurghada. 
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  • 2 days
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  • 2 days


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