Within the embrace of the city of peace, Sharm El Sheikh is a number of incredible activities that showcases the clearest vision of natural tropical beauty. This heavenly city resort is located on the southern tip of the Sinai peninsula on the red sea coast strip, famous for holding international diplomatic meetings. Sharm El Sheik is an ideal tropical destination with hot summer and warm winter with an average temperature of 24°C (75.2 F). the city holds a very diverse marine life plunging to over 800 in-depth with over 1000 species and 250 kinds of massive coral reefs which made it one of the most favorite spots for scuba divers from all over the world. Here are the best things to do in Sharm El Sheikh:
Things to Do in Sharm El Sheikh
1. Tour to Saint Catherine’s Monastery
The Saint Catherine monastery is one of the holiest places in the world located on the summit of Mount Horeb where Moses received the Ten Commandments. It is near the el Tur Mountains at an elevation of 1,586 meters above sea level. Every traveler will get the chance to explore the famous Monastery of Saint Catherine that was built by the order of Sinia during 527 between 565 BCE at the mouth of a gorge on the top of Mount Sinai and contains some of the most incredible artifacts and documents from the Byzantine and Roman period that’s why the monastery was inducted to the UNESCO world heritage site in 2002.
2. Explore Ras Muhammad National Park
If anyone is in the mood to explore some pure natural beauty then the national park in Egypt at the southern extreme of the Sinai peninsula is here for you. Located within the red sea Riviera 12 km from the city of charm el sheik. It spans on an area of 480 km², including 135 km² of surface land area and 345 km² area over water containing a series of underwater caves filled with 220 different kind of coral reefs and 1000 different species of fish plus the famous “SS Thistlegorm” which makes ras Mohamed the ultimate destination for divers.
3. Travel to Naama Bay
One of the coolest, most chilled locations in Sharm El sheik is the natural bay of Naama Bay which is known for being a tourist hub in the city famous for its cafes, restaurants, bazaars, and amazing hotels. The bay is able to provide a clear view of both the heavenly golden Sinia mountains and crystal waters of the red sea.
4. Day Trip to Mt. Sinai
One of the holiest sites in the world happens to be just steps away from Sharm el sheik near saint Catherine called Mount Moses believed by many to be the holy mountain where Moses received the ten commandments. The mount Moses is an important holy site by the Abrahamic religions as it was mentioned in various times in holy books like the bible and the Quran. A climb up the mountain and witnessing the holy miracle is a blessed chance that needs to happen through a day tour.
5. Ras Um Sid Beach and Reef
At the tip of a small peninsula, five kilometers south of the beautiful Namma bay is a haven of incredible beach offering majestic colors of reefs and absolute tranquility. It is located very close to Sharm El sheik’s old market place and ras Mohamed national park which makes it very popular among divers. Ras Um Sid beaches offer peace, quiet and true relaxation very suitable for children, family and honeymooners through its amazing accommodations in Hadaba in the central area of the peninsula
6. Day Trip to Dahab
Dahab is 80km (50 mi) northeast of Sharm el-sheikh, Located on the southeast coast of the Sinai Peninsula where a day is always remembered forever. It is famous for its adventure water sports like snorkeling, diving, and especially windsurfing. One of the most popular places in Dahab is the legendry infamous Blue Hole, the world’s most dangerous diving site. Dahab offers a chance to explore the bedouin deserts through super safari all in one day.
7. Shopping at Sharm Old Market
Sharm El Sheik’s old market known as the old town is one of Sharm el sheik’s most culturally rich, iridescent attractions containing a large domain of bazaars, shops, restaurants, café, entertainment centers and everything you could possibly think off. The majestic colors, heavenly sounds, and enchanting scents of herbs and spices will transport everyone to paradise where all dreams are turned into a reality.
8. Enjoy Gardens Dive Site
Sharm El Sheik is filled with many wonders one of which are the three dive sites named near, middle and far which offer the finest diving experience. The far garden is situated just north of Naama Bay containing amazing reef dropping to 25 m filled with small pinnacles swirling with glassfish. The middle garden is located in the center of Naama bay which acts as a site for training and diving coating a sandy plateau at 6m sloping down to a drop of at 14 m. Near the garden is just a few minutes away from Naama bay offering a chance to experience incredible coral reefs and majestic sea creatures.
9. Day Trip to the Colored Canyon
Sinia lies a vision of natural allure called the colored canyon that existed for millions of years. It is 700 meters of colored rocky formations the result of natural erosion, making it the ideal hiking experience. These beautiful colorful and intriguing rock formation which reaches sixteen stories is able to showcase this wild uncontained image of nature that offers a challenge to everyone who chooses to explore it.
10. Witness Nabq Protectorate
One of the most magical tropical natural locations in Egypt is Nabq Protectorate just 35 km north of Sharm el-Sheik known of its vast exotic and varied terrain. It is 600 sq km of land and sea between the straits of Tiran and Dahab. It is probably the most visited place in Sharm offering a chance to explore the rare beauty of the red sea through its the main attraction called mangrove forest and inside it are the dunes of the wadi kid that contains a number of rare animals plus two Bedouin villages.
11. Experience Kitesurfing in Sharm El Sheikh
Sharm El Sheik is a hub for adrenalin backed water sport activities such as kitesurfing where every traveler will get the chance to ride the skies of the red sea using a kite carried by the winds to fully explore the beauty of Sharm el sheik from above and behold a true heavenly tropical wonder. Every traveler will be safeguarded by a kite surfing instructor and a number of safety measures to ensure your safety.
12. Enjoy Snorkeling Tours in Shem El Sheik
Sharm El Sheik is a magical portal to a beautiful dimension through a snorkeling tour where all the breathtaking underwater attractions. Every traveler will be between two different realities. Travelers will know the true meaning of an adventure and marine beauty in the amazing underwater ecosystem where various rare sea creatures and colorful coral reefs live.
13. Experience Diving Trips
Diving in Sharm El Sheik is a chance of a lifetime to experience the true meaning of hidden beauty where all the wonders of the red sea are located deep down in the delightful Ras Mohammed, Nabq Protectorate, Ras Um Sid, the blue hole and many more containing rare marine life of majestic sea creature and mesmerizing coral reefs forming a harmonious ecosystem representing the ideal dream for a diver.
14. Swimming with Dolphins
Swimming with the humans of the sea the Dolphins in the blessed waters of Sharm El Sheik is a relaxing tour as you will get to feel the magical sensation of harmony and peace of the underwater marine life of the red sea inside the embrace of dolphins who will open your horizon on the mysterious and rare allure of the underwater heaven of Sharm El Sheik.
15. Enjoy Riding Camels
A camel ride across the Sinai desert from Sharm El sheik is like stepping into the gates of heaven and exploring the divine natural wonders of this piece of heaven, all from the back of a camel. The sunlight and the moon night will be every traveler guide where the stars come out to offer a mesmerizing painting across skies filled with sparking magical lights that foretell the future.
16. Stand Up Paddling
Sharm El Sheik contains a number of awesome watersports such as stand up paddling from the lands of Hawaii where everyone can easily paddle everything in their minds and hearts across the waters of the red sea and seek true happiness the surface of its magical waters.
17. Tour to Safari Desert by Quads
The Sinai desert is a pocket dimension filled with countless untouched wild nature of the Sahara providing wisdom and knowledge. You will get to ride a quad to the essence of the desert where the honorable bedouin culture lives. The blessed Sinia desert will enchant your mind, heart, and soul with its breathtaking landscapes as you gaze above to the sky watching the light reflecting on the hidden wonders of the desert.
18. Board A Boat to Fishing Tour
If you are looking for the ultimate fishing trip then Sharm El Sheik is a haven filled with amazing and delicious sea creatures that will provide the most incredible fishing adventure in your life. While on your fishing boat, you will get to catch some great sea creatures and cook it straight away on your boat under the wonderful skies of Sharm El Sheik and the most delightful climate.
19. Golf at Sharm El Sheik
If it happens that anyone is interested in golf then Sharm is the place for you where you can enter the Jolie Ville golf one of the best golf courses in Egypt since 1997 designed by the renowned American architect Sanford & associates to the level of almost perfection, while offering a majestic scenery of lush green fairways that contrasts beautifully with the Sinai mountains and the crystal clear blue water of the red sea.
20. Enjoy Submarine Tours
One of the finest ways to fully explore all the underwater wonders of Sharm el sheik is with a Semi-Submarine where everything will unravel. The hidden marine life Sharm el sheik can be fully explored by a seascape submarine which will shed some light and get you closer to the belly of the red sea so you can witness the harmonious ecosystem filled with marvelous sea creatures of thousands of exotic species and colorful coral reefs.
21. Shopping Tour in Sharm El Sheik
Sharm El Sheik is an international city containing everything a traveler can ever desire. There is a lot of fun to have by doing a little shopping in the open markets on Sharm El Sheik on the roads outside the hotel shops where a number of items are located at affordable prices such as the handicraft stands of the local Bedouin culture.
22. Enjoy a Bedouin Dinner in the Desert
One of the most delicious foods in Sharm el sheik is a bedouin dinner in the essence of the Sinai desert. The Bedouin people will offer a vintage cuisine dating to thousands of years made from all-natural ingredients known as chicken pie, kofta, rice, potatoes cooked on natural coal and natural baked Bedouin bread. While eating you will enjoy a delightful Bedouin tea while drinking an oriental show and folkloric songs.
23. Enjoy A Tour to Sharm El Sheik Museum
One of the most famous museums in Sharm el sheik is the king tut museum in south Sinia in the basement of the genera city mall, famed for containing a collection of copied pieces about king tut. There is also 130 duplicate artifacts of jewelry, golden mask, sculptures showcasing the life of king tut.
24. Take a Beautiful Sunset Walk on the Beach
There is nothing more magical than the sight of the sunset reflecting on the surface of the red sea like a beautiful enchanting painting from the heavens created for your eyes only. Imagine being face to face with one of the beaches of El Gouna where the heavenly vanishing sunlight fills you up with pure hope and happiness.
25. Experience the Nightclubs
Under the shades of the night and the light of the moon in Sharm El Sheik is a chance to feel the highest sensation of thrill, excitement, and fun. There is a countless number of different magical destinations in Sharm el sheik where the times are endless and the party comes in different colors & shapes and never comes to an end. The night of Sharm el sheik is endlessly filled with wonder only the lucky ones can enjoy.
26. Enjoy the Nightlife in Sharm El Sheikh
The nightlife scene of Sharm El Sheik is modern and lightly developed offering a once in a lifetime chance to break free among the tropical beauty of this magical city resort. Tranquility and excitement will reach their ultimate level in Sharm el sheik which is filled with the wildest hotspots, clubs, discos, and bars under the most enchanting atmosphere within the heavenly red sea Rivera shores.
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