Tours & Activities
Frequently Asked Questions
When is the best time to go to Hurghada?
If you are thinking about taking a Nile cruise, high season is from December to February. If you can travel in March – April (excluding Easter season) or in October – November, things are less busy and temperatures are still pleasant. If you are looking to do some scuba diving or water sports activities, any time is great however; December till April are cooler month with more frequent high winds and sandstorms.
Is it safe to travel to Hurghada?
Egyptian people remain very friendly and peaceful toward foreign visitors. Few incidences of violence and terrorist activities have been reported in recent years making Egypt safe as any place as a holiday destination. Even in recent years with the higher levels of awareness of terrorist activities in the middle-east acts of aggression have not increased in Egypt even toward western nationalities. we suggest you check with your consulate or embassy for any travel advisories before traveling to Egypt or any foreign country.
What type of food is available in Hurghada?
- The range of food in Hurghada is very wide and cosmopolitan. Mostly you’ll find dishes are a cross between Middle-Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine. Food is available in large restaurants or from street corner stalls and snack bars. The smaller snack-bars and cafes usually offer a good range of inexpensive lightly-spiced Egyptian food as well as sandwiches, pizzas and French fries. Falafel is a snack made from beans and is available freshly cooked on every street corner. Most major hotels and resorts offer a variety of international cuisine. In addition, the local cuisine includes excellent seafood dishes, pastas and sandwiches. There are also a few major fast-food chains in major cities, including Hurghada. Expect to find just about any type of cuisine with limited menus. A three course meal in a hotel will cost anything from about 75 Egyptian pounds and upwards, whereas you can get a three course meal in a local cafe for about 35 Egyptian pounds. Western-style fast food restaurants, including places like McDonald’s and KFC are a common sight in major Hurghada.
How should I dress when traveling in Hurghada?
Hurghada is a conservative Muslim country and visitors should try to respect their customs. In the hotter months loose cotton clothing is the most comfortable thing to wear for both men and women. If you burn easily it is wise to cover all exposed skin when out in the sun. A hat or scarf to cover your head is essential to protect you from the fierce heat in order to avoid sunstroke. Comfortable shoes are also a must. In winter, the evenings get suddenly very cold in comparison to the warm days. It is advisable to take warm outer clothing to wear in the evening between October and March, and perhaps even light rain wear for Cairo and the north. Try to keep in mind you’re not coming to another planet but Egypt, with her millenniums of history and culture. Use common sense and logic, you’ll enjoy your visit much more!
What type of phone services is available in Hurghada?
Telephone service is available everywhere in Hurghada and mobile phones are the standard. The country code for Egypt is +20. To dial an international phone number (from a mobile phone) inside Egypt you need to put the + sign in front of the country code. If you plan to use landlines in the hotels or phone booths we suggest you use phone cards it is much cheaper. You buy phone cards at the main telephone offices, mobile phone shops and local super markets. Internet cafes are everywhere in Hurghada. DSL and wifi services are common so making free calls (computer to computer) is possible.
Can I send post cards home from inside hurghada?
Yes, general postal offices can be found in different area in Hurghada . Normal operating hours are 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. hours daily except for Fridays. Posting mail in hotels avoids the pilgrimage to the post office and stamps are readily available in the hotel shops. International express mail systems like EMS, DHL, Federal Express and other courier services are also available