Sharm El-Sheikh

Sharm el-Sheikh

Surrounded by a crystal-clear, deep-blue sea and a breath-taking desert landscape, Sharm el-Sheikh has developed into one of the most popular holiday destinations in Egypt. Come here to relax in one of the many well-developed tourist resorts, or dive at the area’s unique coral reefs. But ’Sharm’ is far more than just a resort town.
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    Sharm – as it’s known locally – has become one of Egypt’s leading tourist destinations thanks to its luxurious resorts, gorgeous beaches, and bounty of sightseeing attractions. Here’s what to see and do on the sunny tip of the Sinai peninsula!

    Pharaoh’s Island
    Also known as Coral Island, the area’s outstanding natural beauty is complemented by its 12th-century citadel. See it by booking a boat tour!

    Nabq Protected Area
    Nabq is Sinai’s scenic treasure trove! Visitors shouldn’t miss taking a wildlife safari, diving among shipwrecks, or discovering the local Bedouin culture and hospitality.

    Naama Bay
    The resort district’s stunning natural bay boasts some of the city’s most popular cafés, restaurants, and bazaars. It’s the place to go for tourist-friendly entertainment!

    Mount Sinai
    The mountain is where Moses is said to have received the Ten Commandments, and the breathtaking views are certainly a religious experience! Be warned: it’s 4,000 steps to the top!

    Saint Catherine’s Monastery
    For sightseers who don’t fancy the three-hour climb up Mount Sinai, one of the world’s oldest Christian monasteries lies right at its feet. It was built 1,500 years ago!

    Ras Muhammad National Park
    At the tip of the peninsula is one of Sharm el-Sheikh’s best snorkeling spots! The coastal national park is home to thousands of species, including crustaceans and turtles!

    Planning Your Sharm el-Sheikh Visit

    Where is it?

    Sharm el-Sheikh is a former fishing port located at the southernmost tip of Egypt’s Sinai peninsula. In the 1990’s, strict environmental laws were introduced to protect the coastal environment from unsustainable fishing methods, and the city has since found its feet as a major hub of tourism.

    Best time to visit?

    Sharm El-Sheikh has an arid climate, generally warm and dry, although summer months can be humid. The best times to go to Sharm el-Sheikh, for swimming and diving, are the month of April, and from mid-October to mid-November.

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    Best time to visit

    If you enjoy very hot weather, then summer is the best time to visit! If you appreciate a milder climate, then head to Sharm in November or December.

    What people are saying about Sharm el-Sheikh

    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Very nice family experience if the daughter is into horse riding.
    We enjoyed this as a family (son 10 yrs, daughter 11 yrs) of which only daughter (good) and mother (little) had riding experience. As a nice side effect, the organization also makes pictures, even a small video that you can (no obligation) buy immediately afterwards if wanted. Even a riding dummy as I can ride those horses. The only thing to mention that I could have done without was the quads that start more or less at the same place, but it was OK when riding.

    Horse Ride in Sharm El Sheikh Desert: Day Trip reviewed by Koenraad

    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ The best guide ever! His name is Mahmoud MOSTAFA
    I booked a tour for my sister Cristina and her friends with MAHMOUD and she loved it from a to z he speaks great English and she was soo impressed by him. He explained all soo well and was very friendly and helpful. He is a very intelligent man and kind. She praised him for hours. So thank you, Mahmoud, for making my sister have a fabulous experience at the pyramids. You are awsoommmeeee !

    From Sharm El Sheikh: Cairo Full-Day Tour by Plane reviewed by Mirela

    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Excellent trip with an excellent tour guide!
    The Blue Hole of Dahab on Egypt’s Red Sea is a very famous spot for diving & snorkeling. Some call it the diver’s cemetery because it is a very dangerous spot for those who don’t take it seriously. Take this opportunity and visit this place! The trip is well organized and beautiful!

    Sharm el-Sheikh: Snorkel & Camel Safari at Blue Hole reviewed by Jaafar

    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ It was wonderful to tour with an energetic guide and a good driver.
    I fully recommend this tour! The guide Henny(not sure for spelling) was so kind and energetic. He even speaks 3 different languages at the same time and successfully handles our tours. Two thumbs up for Henny. The driver was also very nice and the whole tour was very well-organized.

    Sharm el-Sheikh: Snorkel & Camel Safari at Blue Hole reviewed by Jenny

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