Top attractions in El Gouna
Our most recommended things to do in El Gouna
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 ...
This was a very nice boat trip including all the fantastic activities i.e. snorkelling, scuba diving and water sports. The food was super tasty and everything was managed by true Professionals.
2. Hurghada Quad Bike Safari: Full-Day Trip to Sahara Park
Your full-day desert adventure begins when you’re picked up at your hotel in Hurghada and driven to Sahara Park. On arrival you’ll stop at the quad bike station for a test drive before heading into the Hurghada desert. Stop twice along the way to see a mirage and climb up a sand dune. You’ll be welcomed with a drink and lunch box when you arrive at the Bedouin village. There will be plenty of time to tour the village and learn about traditional Bedouin life. You’ll also take a ride on a camel! Enjoy sunset views from the mountain along with an open-buffet Bedouin dinner. Following dinner you’ll be entertained by the Sahara Park Evening Show, which includes a Tanura and belly dancing performance. Later, you can explore the desert night sky and view stars by digital telescope, before the drive back to Hurghada. The tour price includes pick-up at Hurghada hotels. An extra transfer fee w...
I had a wonderful guide in Nasser. He was courteous careful knowledgeable and personalble. We went out on the bikes for about 1.5 hrs with a break in the middle. One goes to a bedoin area where tea is offered and Nasser takes you round to see how the Bedouin make ornaments, medicines and shawls. There is also a camel ride. Trade is poor st the moment for the Bedouin as very few tourists so I strongly encourage you to buy as much as possible as this is their only revenue. Without this they have to travel many miles away to find work. We then drove back to the Centre for another hour where Nasser takes an action video of you driving and you have free reign driving back. The bikes are in good condition and can go about 30/40 miles/ hr. But Nasser ensures you are safe at all times. Overall a very enjoyable 4 hrs. I highly recommend this for anyone to have a go whilst in Hurghada/ El Gouna
3. 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.
Good fun, transportation from and to gouna was included in price but had to meet in hurghada. Otherwise, was great
4. Half-Day Red Sea Dive from Hurghada or El Gouna
Experience the unique marine life of the Red Sea on a thrilling half-day dive tour from Hurghada or El Gouna. A driver will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you direct to the dive boat. Climb aboard for your magnificent Red Sea adventure under the sea, and see underwater flora and fauna at popular dive spots. Swim among coral gardens, and observe a great variety of animals, from schools of colorful fish to elegant skates, and even the occassional inquisitive dolphin or turtle. You will make 2 dives in 2 different dive spots, such as Abu Ramada, Small Giftun, or Umm Gummar. An experienced guide/instructor will help you discover all the underwater wonders of the Red Sea, large and small. Back on board the boat, lunch and soft drinks will be served as you sail between dive sites, or sunbathe on the transfer back to the port at Hurghada.
The van pickup was right on time, the dive gear was in great shape, the boat was spacious and staff were very accommodating. Dive instructor Siad Fadl was friendly, knowledgeable, and very helpful. The lunch was excellent flavor and hearty.
5. Hurghada: 5-Hour Quad Bike Desert Safari and Barbecue
You will picked up directly from your hotel, and taken to the quad bike training center, where you will get acquainted with your vehicle, and have the chance to take a few practice turns. As it has an automatic gearbox, all you need to do is accelerate and brake; learning to ride a quad bike isn't difficult! Visit the deserts around Hurghada and become enchanted with the breathtaking atmosphere of this unique landscape. This tour does not start directly from Hurghada, but goes through the desert of El-Gouna, because the sands there are still largely free of tourists. After around 1 hour, you will reach a small Bedouin encampment. A traditional Egyptian tea will be waiting for you as a sign of welcome. Relax and enjoy a Shisha pipe. With a little luck there will be camels at the camp, and you can take the opportunity to ride one through the desert. Riding on a camel is an experience lik...
Awesome trip! Good value for the money! Don‘t expect a bbq party. You just get food! But it is good! And the whole trip a very good value for the money!!
6. From Hurghada: El Gouna Catamaran Sailing Tour
After pickup from your accommodation in Hurghada or its surroundings, head to the seaside resort town of El Gouna to board your 5-hour cruise across the Red Sea. With an expert captain at the helm, you’ll head to 2 little-known outcroppings of coral reefs for the best chance to see dolphins and technicolor tropical fish. Hop out into the warm waters with provided snorkeling gear to get up close and personal with the marine life that makes the region famous. After working up an appetite snorkeling, enjoy a delicious lunch served on board with soft drinks, tea, coffee, and fruit. Enjoy the ambiance as music plays and you gaze out over the pristine seascape. With options for a daytime or sunset cruise, tailor the experience to your schedule, making the most of your time at sea.
7. El Gouna: 3-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 3-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, y...
I had a 4 hour session by Taha, Nomad. He was very knowledgable and affable. He took me through in detail every aspect of the gear, safe attachment of the kite and safety features of the kit. It kis far more technical than you may think and its very important to learn these aspects. We went out into the water. He was very patient with me as I struggled to control the kite, however with his guidance managed to safely move the kite from 9 o'clock to 3 o'clock and get a feel for the wind! Unfortunately we ran out of time as I had a prior appointment. I realsied then that I should have booked this earlier in my stay to allow for at least 3 more lessons to master kite surfing. Taha is excellent and I highly recommend him and the Nomad Team [Gogo being the head]. The whole facility is amazing with areas to eat, drink and chill. Be sure to take plenty of water as you will need it half way through the lesson as gets very hot with the wet suit on. Will definitely book again when next in Gouna!!
8. Hurghada: 1 or 2-Day Diving Package with Pickup and Meals
After pickup from your hotel in Hurghada or the surrounding areas, head off on an adventure into the vibrant marine ecosystem of the Red Sea. After arriving at the dive center, you’ll be greeted by the captain and dive guides, who will give you a thorough briefing on the dive sites and the day’s itinerary. The trip consists of two 30 to 45-minute dives at 2 sites, specially selected for the maximum chance to see tropical sea life among stunning coral reefs. With a guide at your side the whole time, you’ll move through the crystal clear waters, experiencing Egypt’s remarkable biodiversity. In between your dives, enjoy a buffet lunch with soft drinks, coffee, and tea. After your day at sea, you’ll head back to the dock to be transferred back to your hotel. With options to select a 1 or 2-day dive package, you can cater the experience to your interest level and budget.
9. 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.
10. 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.
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.
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.
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- 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
Very good quad and buggy tour in the Makadi desert at sunset, on the other hand the tour was scheduled for 2:30 p.m. but it was postponed at the last moment at 5 p.m. and we had to share our buggy together when I thought that we were going to have one each (we had a quad each after the buggy session which lasted 20 min ...) they scrape you tips by giving you change half euro and half Egyptian pound be careful do not take the euro take only the Egyptian pound
We can only recommend it to everyone, full stars, fantastic and super courteous crew on board. Have already made a lot of trips with this one in any case with very high thank you for everything and keep it up
It has been a wonderful day, the super friendly staff, the great boat and few people so we had a lot of time! The best excursion to do in Hurghada, we want to do it again!
Well organized, friendly and skilled people. Everything was as described, most was even better. Thank you all for this awesome experience!
The staff members were very welcoming and helpful, the trip was full of activities and was so organized and the food was great!