Things to do in
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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 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: Quad Bike & Camel Ride Safari

2. Sharm El Sheikh: Quad Bike & Camel Ride Safari

Join an exciting quad and camel ride safari that starts in Sharm El Sheikh. Navigate a quad through the Red Sea Desert before arriving in Bedouin Village to ride a camel, enjoy tea, and get familiar with local life. Enjoy the sunrise or sunset as the backdrop of your tour. After pickup, get taken to the quad bikes where you will get to test drive and learn all the important details of the vehicle before setting off on the tour. Then, get into gear and conquer the sand dunes. Watch the desert flash past you and feel the adrenaline rush through your body. Stop at the caves area where you can hear your voice echo. After about an hour, arrive at Bedouin Village. Relax, drink Bedouin tea, and experience the Bedouin lifestyle with a camel ride before heading back through the sand dunes to the starting point for drop-off.

Ras Muhammad National Park: Snorkeling with Optional Dive

3. 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: Full-Day Tour of Cairo and Pyramids by Bus

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

Experience the treasures of the ancient world on this guided tour of Cairo. Immerse yourself in ancient Egypt with visits to the national museum and the magnificent Pyramids of Giza. First stop: Tahrir Square. Step into the Egyptian Museum and witness one of the most comprehensive collections of Ancient Egyptian artifacts in the world. Then, admire panoramic views of the Salah el-din Citadel while you enjoy lunch at an authentic Egyptian restaurant. Next stop: the Papyrus Museum. Here, learn how the Ancient Egyptians used papyrus paper to record their civilization. Continue to Giza and marvel at the Great Pyramid, built more than 4.500 years ago for the pharaohs Cheops, Chephren, and Mykerinos. Then, walk to the spectacular Sphinx and see first-hand the famous Pharaoh with the body of a lion.

Shem El Sheikh: Ras Muhammed and White Island Boat Trip

5. Shem El Sheikh: Ras Muhammed and White Island Boat Trip

Your Guide will pick you up from your hotel then head to Marina where your boat is docked and waiting for your arrival. Once on board, set sail to Ras Muhammed National Park and The White Island, one of the best spots in the world where you can snorkel. Discover all types of colorful fish and the most beautiful Coral Reefs you could ever encounter. Enjoy your time with your snorkeling guide in Ras Muhammed National Park as well as the White Island. Moreover, you can explore White Island and its beautiful breathtaking beach. After this snorkeling stop, you will definitely enjoy a fresh cooked delicious lunch on board and after lunch, you will have the chance to explore more of the underwater world. you will be lucky to spot the angelfish and butterflies, provide flashes of color. Enjoy drinks all day long as you like and taste the fruits of the season after lunch you will sail back to Marina where your ride back to the hotel will be waiting for you.

From Sharm: 2-Day Cairo and Alexandria Tour with Nile Cruise

6. From Sharm: 2-Day Cairo and Alexandria Tour with Nile Cruise

Begin with an early morning pickup from your hotel in air-conditioned transportation heading to Cairo. Once you have arrived in Cairo, visit the Egyptian Museum, then stop for lunch at the Egyptian Restaurant. See the iconic Giza Pyramids and the Great Sphinx. Travel to the River Nile for overnight accommodation on a Nile Cruise where you can enjoy the night show with dinner and a two hours cruise along the Nile. Relax and get ready for the Alexandria trip the next day. Take off early in the morning on the road to Alexandria. Visit old Alexandria the Romanian Museum and Alexandria Library. Enjoy a seafood lunch at a relaxing spot. See the old mosque of Abu el Abbas and the biggest church in Alexandria before traveling back to Sharm El-Sheikh.

From Sharm-El-Sheikh: Ras Mohamed National Park Diving Trip

7. From Sharm-El-Sheikh: Ras Mohamed National Park Diving Trip

At 8 AM, depart from your hotel in Sharm-El-Sheikh and travel by bus to the port. Embark on a yacht cruise towards Ras Mohammed National Park which is located only 25 km away at the border between the Akaba and Suez bays. The White Island is 28 km away from Sharm el-Sheikh. The boat trip lasts almost all day and is divided into 3 45-minute diving or snorkeling stops, at each of which participants will have the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the coral reefs, bright colorful fish, and many other marine inhabitants of the Red Sea. All 3 stops will pass along the coast of Ras Mohammed. You will have the chance to make 1 or 2 dives at these stops depending on your experience level. The 3rd stop will be for snorkeling only. After the second stop, enjoy a lunch of chicken and meat shish kebabs served on board. Return to your hotel at around 5 PM.

Sharm El Sheikh: Dinner Cruise with Entertainment

8. Sharm El Sheikh: Dinner Cruise with Entertainment

Get picked up from your hotel or another selected location in Sharm El Sheikh. Hop aboard an air-conditioned vehicle and enjoy a comfortable ride to the Red Sea coast where the yacht awaits you. By around 6:00 PM, board the yacht and get settled. The program begins with an exciting DJ show. After the DJ, a skillful magician will perform and intrigue you with his fascinating tricks and acts. Afterwards, the dinner buffet will be opened and you can enjoy an array of delicacies. Savor dinner and soft drinks as the sea breeze comforts you. The meal will be followed by entertaining shows and performances. Grab your partner for the special, romantic dance to jump start the fun. Then, a cake-cutting celebration will take place to honor any honeymoon couples or birthdays onboard. Following, sit back and enjoy as the belly dancer takes the stage and showcases stunning moves. The tour will then conclude and you will be dropped off back at your hotel or selected location in Sharm El Sheikh at around 9:00 PM.

From Sharm El Sheikh: Cairo Full Day Tour by Plane

9. 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.

From Sharm El Sheikh: Egyptian Museum and Pyramids Day Trip

10. From Sharm El Sheikh: Egyptian Museum and Pyramids Day Trip

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.

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What people are saying about South Sinai

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We were picked up on time by a lovely driver, when arrived, we were greeted and sat down whilst we waited for our turn on the banana boat and tube. Cool pictures were taken and shared on WhatsApp… worth the money, only £30 for two people. Only a short wait for the parasailing to start, there was a boat full of about 13 people which did put a slight downer on the experience, less people would’ve been better! But overall still an amazing trip and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The staff were very friendly.

Great trip. Nana the tour guide was funny and knowledgeable. Expensive but worth every penny. Had a slight issue with cancelled flight but was rescheduled for a later day. Communication was great from start to finish.

Great trip from start to finish. Accommodating, clean and friendly staff. Make sure you bring extra money for the photos at the end, should you wish to purchase them.

Great trip. Quiet intense, 27 hours from start to finish but wouldn’t highly recommend service. Getting to see the pyramids was incredible

Great trip. Worth every struggles. Met some really amazing people on my tour, couldn’t fault anything from start to finish