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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: Submarine Trip with Snorkeling and Parasailing

2. Hurghada: Submarine Trip with Snorkeling and Parasailing

Enjoy pick up from your hotel at around midday or board your semi-submarine directly in the Hurghada Marina. Start cruising the Rea Sea and enjoy a day viewing the underwater world from the bottom of the submarine, snorkel in the clear waters, and enjoy a parasailing adventure. Set out on your submarine and 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 the diverse Red Sea marine life pass by. 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. Let the little ones have a splash at the kids' pool and get your adrenaline pumping with 7 minutes of parasailing. At the end of the ride, you'll find your driver waiting to transfer you back to your hotel, if you have selected the hotel pickup option.

Hurghada City Private Sightseeing Tour

3. Hurghada City Private Sightseeing Tour

Beautifully situated on the Red Sea coast, the modern city of Hurghada is a haven for sand, sun and sea lovers. But on this private sightseeing tour, you will discover another side to the city, the second largest on the Red Sea coast. Following a hotel pick-up, drive to the highest point of the city to see Hurghada and its surroundings from a panoramic perspective. Look out at the gleaming Red Sea and across the sand-colored rooftops of El Gouna, before moving to the old port and ship yard. Next, visit the fish market to see locals picking up fresh fish for their evening meals, then continue to see the largest mosque in Hurghada, and the church of St. Mary. Go to the Aquarium to see Red Sea marine life up close, and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, visit some of the bazaars, where you can put your bartering skills to the test.

Hurghada: Paradise Island Boat Tour with Snorkeling & Lunch

4. Hurghada: Paradise Island Boat Tour with Snorkeling & Lunch

Take advantage of the characteristic warm weather in Hurghada with a full day out on the Red Sea, either on a shared or private group tour. Discover Giftun Islands National Park (Paradise Island), enjoy a buffet meal, and get plenty of free time to swim and snorkel. After hotel pickup, transfer to a boat docked on the Red Sea. Then, stop at a variety of spots to see fish and coral. Upon arriving at Giftun Islands National Park (Paradise Island), relax in warm, crystal-clear water at the white sandy beach for 2 hours. Take the opportunity to try some fun water sports, such as banana boat and sea sofa. Afterward, enjoy a buffet lunch on the boat. Later, move on to the next location to snorkel and explore an amazing underwater world, with a variety of fish and corals. Finally, as the day winds down, board the transfer back to your hotel.

Hurghada: Sunrise or Sunset Quad and Buggy Coastal Tour

5. 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: Semi-Submarine Trip & Snorkeling Tour

6. Hurghada: Semi-Submarine Trip & Snorkeling Tour

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: 3-Day PADI Open Water Diving Course with Pickup

7. Hurghada: 3-Day PADI Open Water Diving Course with Pickup

Learn to dive in Hurghada which gives you a great opportunity to enjoy clear ocean waters, colorful coral reefs, and diverse marine life. Take a three-day PADI open water diver course, specifically designed to give you an interactive learning experience. The course combines theories of recreational diving and applied underwater lectures. Practice your skills immediately in open water dives. The course is taught by a group of highly experienced PADI trainers. You will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the Red Sea directly when you start. All closed water lectures are delivered in the shallow and protected waters of Hurghada - a few steps from the school.

Hurghada Airport Transfer within Hurghada, El Gouna, Makadi

8. 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 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. 

Hurghada: Half-Day Catamaran Sailing Trip

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.

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