The Top 10 Things to do in Sharm el Sheikh
If you are planning your first trip to Sharm el Sheikh, take a look through some our suggestions below of the best activities this beautiful city has to offer.
1. Relax on the beach
Sharm el Sheikh’s fantastic beaches attract people from all over the world each year. The coastline is home to soft sand and pebble beaches, and warm clear water. Aim for a resort next to a beach so that you have instant access to paradise.
Due to the inviting temperature of the water, diving is a popular activity in Sharm el-Sheikh. There are impressive coral formations that are home to exotic tropical marine life. There are lots of diving centres where you can arrange both lessons and trips.
3. Camel trekking
During your stay you can go on a camel trek adventure with an official guide. They will conveniently pick you up and drop you off at your hotel. A camel trek will give you first hand experience of the vast deserts and striking mountain ranges.
4. See the stars
If you want to make your trip into a once in a lifetime experience, arrange a stargazing expedition. The Sharm el Sheikh night sky seen from the desert is incomparable due to the lack of light pollution. This package includes the journey to the site in the desert by camel, a Bedouin dinner, shisha around a campfire, as well as stargazing.
5. Watch the sunrise
If you would prefer to see our closest star in all its glory, arrange an overnight trip to Mount Sinai, where you will witness the best sunrise of your life. To get to the top you will need to ascend the 3,950 steps to the summit where Moses is said to have received the Ten Commandments.
6. See St. Catherine’s Monastery
After seeing the sunrise, on your way down Mount Sinai stop at St Catherine’s Monastery, one of the most iconic cultural sites in Sharm el Sheikh. This monastery is one of the oldest Greek Orthodox places of worship on Earth.
7. If you want to combine culture with scenery, go to Sharm el Maya, the old town of Sharm el Sheikh. Facing the main harbour, this walled market is a fantastic place to wander around, take a time out in a café, and breath in the aromas of the spice market.
8. Go to the Coloured Canyon
Like with most of the listed destinations, you can get a hotel pick up and drop off to get to the Coloured Canyon. This impressive natural formation is made up of pink and red patterned rock. Aim to get there early if you are intending to hike as it can get very hot in the day.
9. Desert Quad Biking
If you want to combine stunning landscape with a little excitement, jump off the camel and onto a quad bike. This two-hour trip leaves once you have mastered how to use the bike, and takes you across the desert and over dunes towards the Sinai Mountains.
10. Take a boat trip to Ras Mohamed National Park
If you have had enough of the beach near your resort and want a change of scenery, jump on a boat and head to the Ras Mohamed National Park. Here you can enjoy the sunshine, swim, snorkel and enjoy being on a boat.
We hope that these suggestions have inspired you to start planning your holiday to Sharm el Sheikh.