The beautiful Red Sea attracts thousands of tourists every year and Hurghada has become a popular destination as it offers holidaymakers the chance to unwind and relax with its picturesque beaches and crystal clear warm waters. Yet for those of you who fancy a change from relaxing on the beach there is a plethora of activities and sights to see that will keep you entertained.  Here are our Top Ten Activities in Hurghada.

1)         Red Sea Diving

See the sights under the Red Sea by taking a dive in the calm coastal waters surrounding Hurghada. Whether you are an experienced diver or just a novice, diving is perhaps the most popular watersport in Hurghada and the reason why many tourists choose to travel there. There are many diving centres and schools that will be able to tailor the perfect serene experience to suit your needs.

2)         Desert Safari

If you enjoy admiring the sand dunes look no further than a desert safari trip onto the Sahara. With a variety of trips on offer, most range in length from three hours to a full day and you can choose to ride jeeps or quad bikes off the beaten track into the eastern desert. This is a great to watch the sun rise or set whilst enjoying a freshly prepared meal.

3)         Kite Surfing

Throw yourself headfirst into the Egyptian way of life with a kite surfing lesson. Egypt is known to hold many of the best kite surfing platforms in the world for all levels of experience. The watersport has taken Egypt by storm and the country is expected to become a leading destination for kite surfing training.

4)         Snorkelling

Snorkelling provides a fantastic alternative to exploring Hurghada’s waters and there is a wide range of different packages on offer. Two of the most popular snorkelling destinations in Hurghada are the Giftun and Paradise Islands where you can explore the colourful reefs and mingle with the fish that inhabit them.

5)         Water Parks

A great activity for grown-ups and children alike is a trip to one of the many water parks in the vicinity of Hurghada. Guests can relax on the lazy river under tunnels and waterfalls, play in the children’s activity pools or for those who are brave at heart can take on one of the taller kamikaze slides.

6)         Hurghada Old Town

One of the best ways to have the full Egyptian experience is to take a tour into the Old Town of Hurghada. Visitors can make their own way around or have a private guided tour. See the Mosque, St Mary’s Church, the port and the many bazaars that offer fantastic unique shopping experiences and the chance to barter with the market sellers.

7)         Horse Riding

Go from the beach to the desert on horseback and explore the picturesque surroundings on a traditional Egyptian mode of transport. Whether you are jockey standard or just a beginner there are horses to suit all abilities and exploring the desert on horseback is a brilliant alternative to quad bikes for those who would like to embrace tradition.

8)         Fishing Safari

Head out on the open seas with your very own crew and try your hand at fishing on a safari where you can enjoy the waves. Cook your catch on a traditional Bedouin barbeque for an authentic experience.

9)         Hurghada Casino

Try your luck on the tables in Hurghada’s Casino and you may come away a millionaire. With tables for a variety of games including Roulette, Poker and Black Jack, enjoy a glamorous evening out with Lady Luck in the exquisite surroundings.

10)       Swim with dolphins

Take a glass-bottomed boat out to sea in which you can see the beautiful corals and colourful fish of the Red Sea as you make your way towards a beautiful, peaceful lagoon. Here you can have the experience of lifetime and swim with playful dolphins that guarantee to make your trip memorable.

Hurghada is a place that attracts visitors from all over the world and welcomes thousands of tourists every year. It is a place that many property investors have chosen to buy property as high rental returns are guaranteed. As you can see, Hurghada caters for all and offers tourists an experience they will never forget.

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About the author: Neil Hollingsworth

Neil left school in 1987 and joined the Royal Air Force (RAF) as a Survival Equipment Fitter, travelling round the world with tours in Northern Ireland, Falkland Islands, Cyprus and Iraq to name a few. In 2005 the government cut the armed forces and Neil had the opportunity to take voluntary redundancy, on leaving he went to work for a UK estate agent before moving on and setting up Rivermead Global. If you are looking at buying a property in Egypt or Turkey you have come to the right people.