Like Sharm El Sheikh, Hurghada was a tiny fishing village before Egypt's 1980s tourism boom. Resorts and tourist amenities rapidly sprung up, as did an international airport with connections to many European cities, making it a popular beach holiday destintation.
What to do in Hurghada?
Hurghada's main tourist attraction is its beautiful sandy beaches and turquoise crystalline waters, and watersports fans will be a big fan of the many opportunities for diving and snorkelling here amongst the vibrant marine life.
The city's desert surroundings offer an excellent setting for dune surfing, desert safaris, camel rides and sunset meals in tranquil oases.
English guided tours
Enjoy the best of Hurghada, filling your trip with fun activities and English-language guided tours: