Best Day Trip Adventures to Embark on While in Hurghada, Egypt

Luxor, Luxor City, Luxor, Egypt
Luxor, Luxor City, Luxor, Egypt. Photo by Ahmed Shabana on Unsplash

Hurghada is one of Egypt’s most popular resort cities, and its close proximity to some of the country’s top attractions is reason enough to stay here. The list of exciting day trips you can embark on while in Hurghada is pretty much endless, and these five are a good place to start.


Cairo is located around five hours away from Hurghada, and countless local companies offer day trips to Egypt’s capital, along with a visit to the country’s most iconic attraction – the Pyramids of Giza.


Luxor is another major Egyptian city that you can easily visit from Hurghada. The ride is around four hours long, and you’ll have just enough time to explore Karnak Temple and Valley of the Kings.

Desert Safaris

Local companies also offer a wide variety of adventures in the desert, inviting you to witness magnificent desert landscapes by embarking on a jeep safari and riding quads – and you might even get to enjoy a Bedouin-style lunch.

Giftun Island

Hurghada is also a great starting point for snorkeling and diving adventures at the surrounding islands, and Giftun Island is the most popular destination for enjoying these water sports. Orange Bay is one of the most popular attractions here, and it offers an unforgettable Red Sea adventure.