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Sharm el-Sheikh

This Egyptian city is not just a renowned diving paradise, it also has plenty of cultural gems to explore.

Our most recommended things to do in Sharm el-Sheikh

Sharm El Sheikh: Desert Stargazing Adventure with BBQ Dinner

1. Sharm El Sheikh: Desert Stargazing Adventure with BBQ Dinner

Uncover the secrets of Bedouin life with this guided ATV tour from Sharm El Sheikh. Drive through the Sinai desert to a Bedouin village and ride a camel. Dig into a delicious BBQ dinner accompanied by dancing and fire show. End your night by appreciating the night sky in the desert.  Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation in Sharm El Sheikh in the afternoon. Kick back and relax on the air-conditioned drive into Sinai desert. Admire the deserts golden landscapes before heading to a Bedouin camp. Climb atop a camel and see how desert travel was traditionally done for 10 minutes. Get comfortable in a Bedouin tent with a cup of tea while a mouth-watering BBQ dinner is prepared for you.  Dine by cande light while being entranced with the entertainment provided by Tanura dancers, belly dancers, and fire show performers. After dinner, savor the tranquility of the desert and gaze at thousands of stars in a relaxed environment. Look for planets using a digital telescope. Once you're finished admiring the stars travel back to your hotel in Sharm El Sheikh.

Sharm El-Sheikh: Full-Day Tour of Cairo and Pyramids by Bus

2. Sharm El-Sheikh: Full-Day Tour of Cairo and Pyramids by Bus

Take a guided full-day trip to Cairo to see the most important attractions on any trip to Egypt: the Egyptian Museum, the Pyramids of Giza, and the Great Sphinx. Start with a very early morning pickup from your hotel in Sharm El Sheikh at 12:30 AM. Your Egyptologist tour guide will greet you at the lobby of your hotel and assist you to the bus station, where you’ll take the approximately 6-hour journey to Cairo on a comfortable air-conditioned bus.   When you arrive in Cairo, your tour guide will meet up with you again at the bus station and take you to the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities (Egyptian Museum). Spend the morning exploring this massive museum, which houses approximately 120,000 items. See the glittering treasures of Tutankhamun, grave goods, mummies, jewellery, household items, and toys of Egyptians whose names are lost to history.   After lunch in a local restaurant, you’ll head to the Pyramids of Giza — see the Great Pyramid, the Pyramid of Khafre, the Pyramid of Menkaure, and the Sphinx, situated beside each other in an awe-inspiring sight. This complex is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, and the only remaining Wonder of the Ancient World.   After exploring these magnificent structures, your tour guide will bring you back to the bus station for your ride back to Sharm El Sheikh.

From Sharm: Mount Moses Trekking, Sunrise & Monastery Visit

3. From Sharm: Mount Moses Trekking, Sunrise & Monastery Visit

You will be picked up from your hotel in Sharm El Sheikh city between 8:00 PM and 9:00 PM. Then you will travel in an air-conditioned vehicle for around 4 hours to reach the Moses Mountain.  When you arrive at Mount Sinai you will start your trekking tour to the sacred place where the Prophet Moses received the 10 commandments. Reach 2,285 meters by climbing up 750 steps, strolling through the night (approx 2-3 hours depending on the customers). Depending on the performance of the group, you may arrive at the summit earlier than expected. This will give you a chance to really relax and marvel at the rising sun slowly scattering across the mountains in all its splendor.  While gazing at the sunrise, snap awesome photos or pray if you wish to, then begin the descent back down. Remember, it will take around 2 hours to reach the bottom. Enjoy some time to rest after the long trail and then have breakfast.  Next, visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of St. Catherine's Monastery. Browse through the old manuscripts displayed in the library and icons excavated from the Vatican.  It is the oldest functioning Christian monastery in the world situated on the Sinai Peninsula along with the Monastery of Saint Anthony which is located across the Red Sea in the desert of South Cairo. After you've finished touring the monastery, you can relax on the drive back to your hotel in Sharm El Sheikh.

From Sharm El Sheikh: Cairo Full Day Tour by Plane

4. From Sharm El Sheikh: Cairo Full Day Tour by Plane

Tick off some of Cairo’s most celebrated attractions on this guided trip from Sharm El Sheikh. With round-trip hotel transfers and flights, skip the hassle of planning and focus on enjoying the sights.  View the Pyramid of Giza and Valley Temple. Devote the afternoon to the Egyptian Museum and Khan el-Khalili bazaar. Meet the tour representative at your hotel in Sharm El Sheikh for a transfer to Sharm El Sheikh Airport. Catch a flight to Cairo and be greeted by another representative at the Cairo Airport. Follow your Egyptologist guide to the great pyramid of Giza, the only existing wonder of the 7 wonders of the ancient world. At the Giza plateau, see the great pyramid of Khufu, known as Cheops, and also the pyramid of Chefren, the pyramid of Mykerinus, the valley temple of Khefren, and the iconic Great Sphinx. This amazing complex of structures dates back to almost 5,000 years ago. From there, be taken to the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, which houses around 150,000 artifacts that date thousands of years to ancient Egyptian civilization. This is considered the largest and most precious collection of Egyptian art in the world. Take your chance to admire the incredible treasures of the boy-king Tutankhamun. After the museum, have the chance to wander in the oldest bazaar in the middle east, the Khan El Khalili Bazaar, where you can feel the atmosphere of living in Islamic Cairo hundreds of years ago. The bazaar dates back to 1382, A.D., and is just one of the fascinating places we will see, giving you a real taste of the ancient city of Cairo. At the end of the day, be transferred to Cairo Airport for a flight back to Sharm El Sheikh.

Ras Muhammad National Park: Snorkeling with Optional Dive

5. Ras Muhammad National Park: Snorkeling with Optional Dive

Embark on a full-day trip to Ras Muhammad National Park and go snorkeling in the underwater marine world of White Island. After pickup from your hotel in Sharm El Sheikh starting at 8:00 AM, you’ll be transferred to the port where you’ll take a yacht cruise to Ras Muhammad National Park. Then, the day is yours to discover the colorful plant and marine life surrounding Ras Muhammad. The tour includes 2 stops for snorkeling to see coral reefs, various types of fish, and other underwater inhabitants. You’ll be amazed at the clarity of the water along the coast of the National Park. After the first stop, you’ll be served a delicious lunch on board.  Afterward, you'll make the 25-kilometer journey to the stunning White Island, where you'll enjoy another snorkeling stop. After all the stops are completed and everyone is satisfied with their day, you’ll be dropped off at your hotel at around 5:00 PM.

Sharm El Sheikh: Private Airport Transfers

6. Sharm El Sheikh: Private Airport Transfers

Meet your driver at the Sharm El-Sheikh International Airport, who’ll be holding a signboard with your name on it. Ride in an air-conditioned car or van to your hotel in Sharm. Get local tips from your driver on the best restaurants, shopping centers, and places to visit. Your driver will also offer you assistance and see you safely to the reception of your hotel. Choose between private transfer for either your arriving or departing flight. For maximum convenience, select the roundtrip option and enjoy a private transfer both ways.

From Sharm El-Sheikh: Ras Mohammed Snorkeling Trip

7. From Sharm El-Sheikh: Ras Mohammed Snorkeling Trip

Be collected at your accommodation in Sharm by a modern air-conditioned mini-bus. Take a short drive to the Ras Mohammed National Park. Your guide will tell you about what you're likely to see on the way there. Have the opportunity to go snorkeling in Egypt's most beautiful reef. Marvel at a remarkably colorful underwater world. Mangroves are the only trees that grow in saltwater. In the Ras Mohammed National Park, you can find these unique trees that are actually native to Central Africa. Discover the Magic Lake, a large deep lake suitable for swimming. The Bedouin gave his name to the magic lake and you will learn fantastic stories about him. After your snorkeling experience at the Ras Mohammed National Park, be returned to your accommodation in time for lunch.

From Sharm El Sheikh: Guided Day Trip to Luxor by Plane

8. From Sharm El Sheikh: Guided Day Trip to Luxor by Plane

Experience Luxor in all of its splendor on this full-day guided trip from Sharm El Sheikh. Enjoy the convenience of private van transportation and a round trip flight. Savor local flavors with a delicious lunch at a local restaurant.  After pickup from your hotel in a private and air-conditioned vehicle, transfer to the airport to board your plane to Luxor. Once you arrive, head to the Karnak Temple complex. See the street of the Sphinxes, the hypostyle hallway with 134 gigantic pillars, and the obelisks of Queen Hatshepsut and Tutomosis I. Continue to the Theban Necropolis on the west bank of the Nile to see where the pharaohs were laid to rest.  Stroll through the Valley of the Kings where you can visit tombs from 3 different dynasties. Admire a masterpiece of ancient architecture at the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut. Finally, visit the Memnon Colossi, which are two of the largest ancient statues in Egypt, which date back to the era of King Amenhotep III. At the end of the day, fly back to Sharm El Sheikh and your private driver will take you back to your hotel.

From Sharm El Sheikh: Cairo Private Day Trip by Plane

9. From Sharm El Sheikh: Cairo Private Day Trip by Plane

Our driver will pick you up from your hotel in Sharm El Sheikh. You will then be transferred to Sharm El Sheikh Airport to catch your flight to Cairo. Once you arrive in Cairo, you will find our driver waiting for you outside the airport. You will be given the driver's details once you book to easily find him.Then, Our Egyptologist guide will accompany you to visit The Pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx. During the visit, you can ride a camel and enjoy a unique backdrop of the pyramids.Continue to The Egyptian Museum, which is the oldest archaeological museum in the Middle East and houses the largest collection of Pharaonic antiquities in the world. The museum displays an extensive collection spanning from the Predynastic Period to the Greco-Roman Era.After the museum, visit the Khan El Khalili Bazaar, which is a famous bazaar and souq in the historic center of Cairo, Egypt. Named for one of its several historic caravanserais, the bazaar district has since become one of Cairo's top attractions.At the end of the day, you will be transferred to Cairo Airport for a flight back to Sharm El Sheikh. Once you arrive in Sharm El Sheikh, you'll be brought back to your hotel by our driver.

From Sharm: Colored Canyon & Dahab Tour w/ Blue Hole Snorkel

10. From Sharm: Colored Canyon & Dahab Tour w/ Blue Hole Snorkel

Early morning pick up from your hotel in Sharm El Sheikh to Abu Galum, which is situated on the east coast of South Sinai, right between Dahab and Nuweiba. It is a Protected Area that covers about 400 square kilometers. It protects coastal and mountain ecosystems that are unique to the Gulf of Aqaba. Enjoy snorkeling at the coral reef in this area is home to many different varieties of marine life. This is a truly spectacular experience. Furthermure move to Dahab for lunch and city, After that comes the main event into the desert to the coloured canyon, there you will not believe how utterly beautiful the area is and how untouched it still remains. You can enjoy an hours walking taking in the extraordinary colours and shapes of the rocks. After the tour will drive back to Sharm and to your hotel to drop off there.

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What people are saying about Sharm el-Sheikh

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 1,196 reviews

Ras Mohammad is the most beautiful area of Sharm. the organization is excellent, meeting at the hotel with a guide. Moto quad in good condition. we drive for about 1 hour with photo stops. The second part of the trip was by boat with lunch and 2 snorkeling stops near the coral reefs. The underwater world is incredible, we saw a lot of fish next to us. It feels like you are swimming in an aquarium. Nice experience even if you can't swim because the guide is ready to help you.

Amazing trip that I’d 100% recommend! Staff were great from start to finish. Good communication 24hr before the trip to arrange pick up/drop off. Arrived on time, great fun on the quad bikes, also climbed the small mountain which has great views. Snorkeling stops was very beautiful with lots of fish and coral. Lunch fresh and tasty. Friendly instructors, good atmosphere and an overall enjoyable experience.

Wonderful experience, good organization with constant support. the guide met us and explained how to use the ATV, after a test drive we went to the desert along the sand dunes. very exciting adventure. after that snorkeling and amazing underwater world. Relax on board and have lunch with a beautiful sea view. Many thanks to the travel agency for the organization and the guides for their help and support.

The guide Ahmed was very well informed as to the egyptian mythology and history. this made the guide very much enjoyable. The bus tour was brand new with AC.

Very nice trip to Cairo. And amazing English talking guide fro Cairo. Highly recommend