Things to do in South Sinai

Our most recommended things to do in South Sinai

From Sharm: Mount Moses Trekking, Sunrise & Monastery Visit

1. 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.

Sharm El Sheikh: Colored Canyon, Blue Hole, & Dahab Day Trip

2. Sharm El Sheikh: Colored Canyon, Blue Hole, & Dahab Day Trip

Visit two wonders of the Sinai Peninsula in one day on a jeep tour to the Colored Canyon and the Blue Hole dive site. Encounter astounding rock formations and coral reefs, ride a camel and enjoy a buffet lunch in the Abu Galum Reserve, and explore the coastal town of Dahab. After pickup, travel by jeep to the famous Colored Canyon. Explore a vibrant labyrinth of sandstone cliffs in shades of yellow, purple, red, and gold as you walk through the 800-meter gorge. Continue to the Abu Galum Reserve. Here you’ll have time to snorkel at the Blue Hole, a world-famous dive site where you can explore the Red Sea’s rich underwater ecosystem. Later, sit down for a buffet lunch on the shore of the Gulf of Aqaba and ride a camel along the waterfront. Before drop-off in Sharm El Sheikh, visit the coastal town of Dahab, where you can explore the lively bazaar and shop for silverware, perfumes, and clothes.

Sharm El Sheikh: Mount Moses & Monastery Sunrise Hike

3. Sharm El Sheikh: Mount Moses & Monastery Sunrise Hike

Begin your journey as the sun sets and reach its climax as the sun rises again on this transformative hiking experience to the top of Mount Moses. See the sunrise from the summit of the world's most famous holy site, and take time after to visit St. Catherine's Monastery. Get picked up from your hotel in Sharm El Sheikh the night before your hike and head to Moses Mountain in an air-conditioned van. Begin your journey to the holy site where the Prophet Moses received the Ten Commandments once you reach Mount Sinai. Ascend 750 stairs and continue your trek through the night, reaching up to 2,286 meters. Depending on the group's performance, you could get to the top sooner than you planned. Enjoy an opportunity to relax completely as you witness the sun's magnificence slowly dispersing across the mountains. Take some amazing pictures or pray while admiring the sunrise, then start the ascent back down. Keep in mind that it will take around two hours to reach the bottom. After a strenuous hike, take some time to relax and have breakfast. Visit St. Catherine's Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Site next. Examine the ancient texts on exhibit at the library. Once the monastery tour is over, unwind as you make your way back to your Sharm El Sheikh hotel.

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

4. 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 El Sheikh: Cairo Full Day Tour by Plane

5. 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 (if add-on selected), 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.

Sharm El Sheikh: Desert Stargazing Adventure with BBQ Dinner

6. 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: Private City Tour and Shop at Old Market

7. Sharm El Sheikh: Private City Tour and Shop at Old Market

Explore Sharm City the way you will take memorable spots for a lifetime experience, wander around the Namaa bay, visit Soho square or go shopping at the old market With round-trip transportation. We invite you to explore the top zones in Sharm el sheikh in 3 hours city tour trip by private air-conditioned car, the transfer will pick you up from your hotel heading to Namaa Bay. you will have the chance to visit the local church and the biggest mosque in Sharm el sheikh and take amazing memorable photos around. after that, we will pass Hollywood the best entertainment area in Sharm, capture good moments there, then move to the next spot, in order to continue exploring Sharm el Sheikh city and have a short visit to Soho square with its famous promenade, shops, and dancing fountain. We will finish the tour at the Old Sharm known as Old Market, a vibrant place full of local bazaars, spice shops, souvenirs, and different local fruits, then will be back to your hotel

Sharm El Sheikh: Private Airport Transfers

8. 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: Red Sea Scuba Diving Trip with Lunch

9. From Sharm El-Sheikh: Red Sea Scuba Diving Trip with Lunch

Discover some of the best diving locations in the Red Sea on a full-day scuba diving trip starting from Sharm El-Sheikh. Learn tips and tricks from an instructor that will adjust their instruction to your diving skill level. Dive at two spots close to Tiran Island. Following pickup, meet your instructor who will provide all of the necessary equipment and explain the itinerary. Start off with a local dive to become orientated, then head to the best diving spots close to Tiran Island. Instructions will be tailored for beginners and for those with more experience, so everyone gets a personalized experience. Depending on your skill level, those with more experience can swim through schools of fish to an area filled with amazing coral. Continue diving to reach a plateau 5-10 meters deep (16-32 feet), scattered with small ergs and coral outcrops where stone fish and scorpion fish feed. The area also provides a home to big fish, such as tuna, bluefish, and the occasional hammerhead. For a less challenging dive, there are sandy patches about 8 meters (26 feet) deep, with lots of inlets into the shore reef. You can also choose to explore the coral heads about 2 meters (6.5 feet) apart, allowing you to swim between them.

From Sharm El Sheikh: Cairo Private Day Trip by Plane

10. 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.

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Beautiful experience definitely to do if you go to Sharm, driving with quads in the middle of the desert dunes and mountains is definitely magical. Well organized and complete tour with one including a very substantial, typical and good dinner, various shows with fire, snakes and dances. The guide was very helpful, nice and kind

Our kids aged 7, 5 and 3 loved it and were super excited. Yes it’s not a real submarine… but definitely close enough for them. And especially the small ones can’t go snorkelling yet so this was a great way for them to see lots of fish and probably one of the highlights of our vacation.

Brilliant tour! We were even just the two of us with a driver and an amazing local tour guide, Jamie! Lots of info in a fun way, personalized daily programme. Reccommended!

Excellent trip. No fuss. Good pick ups and drop off. Boat great for family of 5. Went to 3 snorkelling sites. All v good. We saw dolphins too.

Everything went smoothly and was well organised, highly recommend trip the views were beautiful!