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Hurghada: Snorkeling 6 in 1 Yacht Trip with Buffet Lunch

1. Hurghada: Snorkeling 6 in 1 Yacht Trip with Buffet Lunch

After getting picked up from your accommodation, set off to board the luxury yacht. Embark on a full-day tour on the Red Sea where you will have the opportunity to participate in a range of water activities.  First, discover the underwater world with a personal Dive Master as you dive hand in hand at one of Hurghada's most colorful dive spots. Then, snorkel in style as you discover striped angelfish, manta rays, sea turtles, and dolphins in their natural habitat. Next, get your adrenaline pumping with a wonderful water sport activity stop, followed by the opportunity to relax at the picturesque Orange Bay island stop. Finally, try your hand at the fishing activity which is fascinating and enjoyable for all ages.  At lunchtime, savor a rich buffet including seafood, BBQ, and various salads all prepared in a traditional way. Also during the tour, relax with an onboard complimentary back massage performed by a member of the crew to release all your stresses. Return to shore where your memorable day at sea will end, then benefit from a return transfer back to your accommodation.

Hurghada: Sunrise or Sunset Quad and Buggy Coastal Tour

2. Hurghada: Sunrise or Sunset Quad and Buggy Coastal Tour

Start with pickup from your hotel and travel towards the Red Sea Mountains. Receive a safety briefing and description of the itinerary from a multilingual professional guide. Then, hop on your quad bike and follow your guide along the trail. Enjoy the fantastic views on a scenic route through hills. Stop at a desert falcon house, where you will transfer to buggy to continue the journey. Enjoy an exciting buggy ride across the sand. Marvel at the rugged beauty of the region, surrounded by imposing mountains. Arrive at Makadi Bay and ride along the coastline. Finally, enjoy a relaxing camel ride across the sand before being dropped back at your hotel.

Hurghada: Catamaran Cruise with Snorkeling and Parasailing

3. Hurghada: Catamaran Cruise with Snorkeling and Parasailing

Get picked up from your hotel in an air-conditioned vehicle around midday. Head to the marina where your catamaran will be docked and waiting for you. Hop aboard to start cruising the wonderful Rea Sea. After about 20 minutes, move to the lower level of the ship to enjoy a 45-minute show from the boat's underwater windows. Lookout directly into the sea to watch diverse and amazing Red Sea marine life pass by. Later on, enjoy 1 hour of snorkeling at one of the most beautiful spots in the Red Sea from a station located in the middle of the sea. Get your adrenaline rushing with 7 minutes of parasailing. At the end of the ride, you'll find your driver waiting to transfer you back to your hotel to conclude an amazing day.

Hurghada Airport Transfer within Hurghada, El Gouna, Makadi

4. Hurghada Airport Transfer within Hurghada, El Gouna, Makadi

Relax in comfort and benefit from the privacy of a vehicle exclusive to you and your party with a private transfer to or from Hurghada Airport (Hurghada International Airport). Avoid the hassle of negotiating a taxi or the inconvenience of navigating the public transport system with heavy bags. Be greeted by a professional driver who will help with your luggage. Details of your driver will be provided prior to your travel. Pricing includes meet and greets at the main gate of the airport. Your airport representative will be holding a sign with your name and the GetYourGuide logo. Price includes 90-minutes of waiting from the time your flight lands. If any unexpected situation arises, however, then the wait time will be extended for passengers who have trouble with luggage or immigration lines.

From Hurghada:Catamaran 2 Hours Semi Submarine & snorkeling

5. From Hurghada:Catamaran 2 Hours Semi Submarine & snorkeling

Take an underwater trip in the Red Sea aboard a submarine. After a representative picks you up from your hotel in Hurghada, embark on an adventure to discover the wonderful marine life of the sea. Descend into the depths and journey through the underwater world. Capture sights of the coral reef, bursting with life, from clownfish to lionfish. Take some time to snorkel, as well, and get even closer. Go to depths of up to 13-feet, where you can see different kinds of coral reefs and colored fish. It is not necessary to be a scuba diver. In fact, you don't even have to get wet to see the beauty of this underwater world.

Hurghada: Half-Day Catamaran Sailing Trip

6. Hurghada: Half-Day Catamaran Sailing Trip

Enjoy the experience of a lifetime with this half-day catamaran tour on the Red Sea. After pickup from your hotel in Hurghada or El Gouna, travel to the marina where you'll board the boat. After the catamaran sets sail, sit back and relax as you admire the stunning coastline. Stop to swim or snorkel amongst the beautiful coral reefs and colorful fish beneath the surface. Canoe across the surface, or simply lie back in the on-deck net and enjoy the trip. Soft and hot drinks will be served on board, and a delicious lunch is included. At the end of your tour, you'll be transferred back to your hotel. Alternatively, choose to take the tip at sunset and admire the spectacular views as the sun sinks below the horizon.

Hurghada: El Gouna Red Sea Snorkeling Trip

7. Hurghada: El Gouna Red Sea Snorkeling Trip

After being picked up from your hotel in El Gouna or Hurghada, climb aboard a boat and begin your fantastic day of snorkelling in the Red Sea. Cruise to the Magic island as you relax on deck and take in the breathtaking views of the crystal-clear waters. Make 2 stops for snorkeling in different spots near El Gouna where you can discover a whole new world full of corals and magnificent colorful fish. Keep your eyes peeled for dolphins and other marine life. There is plenty of time for sunbathing on deck or taking part in numerous watersports activities.  At the end of the cruise, return back to the jetty where you can take advantage of a convenient transfer back to your hotel in Hurghada or El Gouna.

Hurghada: Red Sea Sunset Boat Party with Drinks & Transfer

8. Hurghada: Red Sea Sunset Boat Party with Drinks & Transfer

The trip begins with pickup from your accommodation in Hurghada and transfer to the harbor. Hop onboard the catamaran and meet your friendly crew then grab a drink as you set sail onto the glistening Red Sea. On the water, listen to the upbeat tunes played by a live DJ and sip on delicious cocktails while dancing the night away. As the sun begins to set, watch the sky transform into an array of colors before night falls and the stars come out. At the end of an unforgettable party experience, head back towards the harbor where your return transfer to your accommodation awaits.

From El Gouna: Dry Canyon Quad Bike Morning Tour

9. From El Gouna: Dry Canyon Quad Bike Morning Tour

Start your day with pick up at your hotel and a drive to the tour motor park. There, you'll take a training crash course on Quad driving, where you’ll receive all of the information necessary for this excursion. Then it will be time to start your exhilarating drive through the Dry Canyon, an approximately 40 kilometer round trip. During the tour there will be three main stops. First, stop at a Bedouin camp, where you'll be served a complimentary drink and shisha by some local Bedouins. The second stop will be Wadi Billy, or Dry Canyon. This canyon was covered by the Red Sea waters millions of years ago. Here you'll enjoy the beautiful views of the canyon and see the fossils of ancient corals and shells. Your final stop will be at the top of Wadi Billy - here you will be almost 150 meters above sea level, granting you a stunning view into the canyon.  Enjoy a final ride with the Quad bike through the desert before heading back to the motor park. 

El Gouna: 2-Hour Introduction to Kitesurfing

10. El Gouna: 2-Hour Introduction to Kitesurfing

Choose to make your own way to the center or and optional transfer from El Gouna or Hurghada. When you arrive at the center you’ll be greeted, signed in, and personally shown around all of the facilities before starting your journey to becoming a certified kitesurfer on a 2-hour group kitesurfing lesson.  Before you get started with the equipment, you will go through all you need to know about wind theory. Then you'll head to the equipment room to be kitted out before following your instructor to the beach to learn how to safely set up your equipment.   Once your equipment is ready to go, it’s time for the fun to begin. Head straight out into the water and get your first experience of piloting a kite and learn some basic kite-control skills. After completing your session, you’ll be shown how to pack away the equipment.   Once you’ve completed your full introduction to kite boarding, you may choose to have your riding level certified as a Level 1 Discovery Kiteboarder. You will then have the rest of the day to enjoy and to make use of the center’s facilities. Relax on the beach, eat and drink in the bar and restaurant, play some beach volleyball, table tennis, or hang around and get social with some of the other kitesurfers.

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Planning Your Visit

  • What should you eat in El Gouna?

    You'll be pleased to know that you can find all kinds of cuisine in El Gouna -- it's perfect resort for any palate. Try one of the restaurants on the marina or on the beach. You're sure to find a delight for your tastebuds whether you fancy a burger, Italian fare, or local seafood.

  • Getting Around

    El Gouna is a small resort town and the best way to explore the city is to walk around. You can also take a tuktuk, which are available from the downtown station and the marina. There are also local buses and shuttles. Of course, you can also take a taxi.

Good to know

  • Language
    Arabic
  • Currency
    Egyptian Pound EGP (£)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+02:00)
  • Country Code
    +20
  • Best time to visit
    El Gouna is a terrific vacation spot year round. The temperature stays around 85 degrees almost all year. Take a trip to El Gouna in the winter and enjoy balmy days and loads of water sports under the sun.

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What people are saying about El Gouna

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 2,719 reviews

Our guide Mohamed was very informative and good at communicating the important facts. I felt looked after from beginning to the end of the trip. It is worth the long coach journey to visit Giza and Egyptian museum. It’s an experience you will always remember!

Despite the fact that it was a really really long drive to Cairo and back, the tour was very interesting and we enjoyed it a lot. The guide Ahmed was amazing, very nice and kind. He knows a lot of things and egyptian history. Loved the experience over all.

amazing excursion. wonderful staff and such a relaxing and fun atmosphere. the staff really work hard to make everyone feel safe and have a good time. I would do this again in a heartbeat. Oh, and great food, too.

Great experience, I can only recommend it. The food was delicious and the boat was in perfect condition. Gladly again.

Extremely good , I was an absolute novice but they teach it so well and in perfect conditions.