Escape from the hustle and bustle of modern life in Hurghada on this unique tour: explore the ghost city of Umm el Howeitat on a jeep safari and quad bike tour!
Hurghada Ghost City Jeep Safari
After picking you up from your hotel in Hurghada at 8 am, we'll head south towards Safaga. Not far from here, we'll find the ghost city of Umm el Howeitat. Are you ready to explore this unique abandoned town?
After a one-hour drive by 4x4, we'll arrive in our destination. We'll then combine exploring in the 4x4 with walking tours to immerse ourselves in this fascinating desert city, which was abandoned to its fate in 1988.
We'll reveal all about the past of this ghost town, which was founded by an English engineer to house the families who worked in the area's phosphate mines. And of course, we'll tell you why the population abandoned this town as we see destroyed houses, old school walls, markets and the mosque.
In the mood for adventure? We'll also enjoy a 45-minute quad bike tour of the ghost town of Umm el Howeitat. Accelerating these powerful vehicles through the streets of this abandoned city is an adrenaline rush you'll never forget!
We'll then return to the 4x4 and finish the tour back at your hotel in Hurghada at 1:30 pm.
The tour includes pickup from all hotels in Hurghada. If you're staying in the following areas, you'll have to pay a supplement on the day of the tour:
- Makadi, Sahel Hashesh & El Gouna: supplement of € 5 (US$ 5.30) per person.
- Safaga & Soma Bay: supplement of € 10 (US$ 10.60) per person.
|Adults||Children under 16|
Children under 16not permitted
Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19.
5 hours 30 minutes.
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.
Hotel pickup and drop off
Transport by 4x4
English speaking guide
45 minute quad bike tour
Pickup from Makadi, Sahel Hashesh & El Gouna: € 5 (US$ 5.30)
Pickup from Safaga & Soma Bay: € 10 (US$ 10.60)
When to book?
You can book up until 24 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Type of voucher
Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.
All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.
No printing of documentation required.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?
A - This activity requires a minimum of 5 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.
If you have any other questions please contact us.