Thanks to its incredible location, Hurghada acts as a magnet to those who love diving and are interested in exploring the marine life a little more, while the year-long amazing weather makes it the perfect spot for anyone who is looking to get that sun-kissed golden glow. Flights to Hurghada take just around 5 hours from London - well worth the journey to experience the gorgeous beaches and the colourful marine life in turquoise waters. Generally, flights to Hurgharda can be integrated with a broader itinerary of travel through the Red Sea region, the Nile River, and two to three day trips through the Valley of the Kings.
Why choose Hurghada?
Sun-check, landscape-check, beach-check, culture-check. Hurghada really has everything you could ever want for a holiday and more. If it’s the weather that drives you towards a destination, then you will not be disappointed as even in the winter, Hurghada is still warm. From families with small children, to couples of all ages and even groups of friends, you’ll be certain to enjoy what Hurghada has to offer. Being the second biggest town on the Red Sea, there is so much to see and do, some of which may surprise you - for example, did you know that there are a number of shipwrecks just off the coast which you can explore? The coastline stretches on for miles and the views of the crystal clear blue sea are nothing less than breathtaking.
Golden sands and turquoise waters
The beaches in Hurghada are second to none and the natural golden sand meets some of the most beautiful, clear turquoise water you will ever see. The hot weather makes the beach the perfect spot to head to while being able to cool down with a swim in the sea. Hurghada has been a popular place to head to for diving since the 1960s and there is no surprise really as the warm temperature of the water means that its underwater life is nothing short of mesmerising and you are guaranteed to see a variety of fish and coral if you venture below the waters.
The old town
Head over to El Dahar where you will be blown away by the vibrancy of Hurghada’s old town. Here you will find a traditional Egyptian bazaar, filled to the brim with a variety of shops which sell everything you can ever imagine. It’s the perfect place to practice your bartering and head back to your hotel with bags filled with bargains. While in El Dahar, make sure you venture towards the Mosque, which is a breathtaking piece of architecture to see.
As Hurghada is very much a holiday destination for those hoping to soak up the sun and partake in water sports, it is highly recommended that you venture out for a bit of exploration throughout ancient Egypt during your stay. While you will have to reach it via a flight, unless you don’t mind spending over five hours on a bus, a trip to the capital Cairo is well worth it. Marvel at the Pyramids of Giza and the mystery that they behold as well as The Great Sphinx which guards the Pyramid of Khafre.