Welcome to Sharm El Sheikh


That said, Sharm isn't everyone's cup of tea. The relentless sprawl of megahotels along the coastline here has led to pressing issues of sustainability and environmental degradation. Since the downing of Metrojet Flight 9268 in 2015, the legions of European holidaymakers who flock here on all-inclusive tour packages have petered out because of the lack of direct flights from Europe.

Many independent travellers prefer the lower-key and more backpacker-friendly town of Dahab.


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Sharm El Sheikh activities

$14.40 Transfers & Ground Transport

Sharm el Sheikh Airport Private Arrival Transfer

Travel from Sharm el Sheikh International Airport to your Sharm el Sheikh or Dahab hotel. Transfer services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This is a private transfer.When making a booking, you will need to advise your flight details and your Sharm el Sheikh or Dahab hotel details. Your transfer will be confirmed instantaneously and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to the driver.Price is per person, based on 8 adults per car/vehicle.

$14.40 Transfers & Ground Transport

Sharm el Sheikh Airport Private Departure Transfer

Travel from your Sharm el Sheikh or Dahab hotel to Sharm el Sheikh International Airport. Transfer services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This is a private transfer.When making a booking, you will need to advise your flight details and your Sharm el Sheikh or Dahab hotel details. Your transfer will be confirmed instantaneously and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to the driver. 24 - 48 hours prior to your transfer, you will be required to call the supplier directly (the contact number will be provided on your travel voucher) to reconfirm exact pick up times and places.Price is per person, based on 8 adults per car/vehicle.

$92.40 Day Trips & Excursions

Mt Sinai, St Catherine's Monastery Private with Sunrise Hike

On this sunrise tour you will watch the sun rise over the Sinai Mountains, and retrace the footsteps of Moses when he climbed Mt. Sinai to receive the 10 Commandments. Note that the descent is not too steep, but there are around 500 steps at the very summit.On your journey back down the mountain you will stop at St. Catherine's Monastery, built between 527 and 565 A.D. The monastery is believed to have been built around the site of Moses' Burning Bush. During your visit you will visit the chapel of a Greek Orthodox church to see famous icons and the Mosaic of Transfiguration.Please note: St. Catherine's Monastery is approximately 142 miles ( 230 kilometers) from Sharm el Sheikh.

$73.70 Cultural & Theme Tours

Private Tour: St Catherine's Monastery

Situated at the base of the mountain where Moses received the ten commandments, St Catherine's Monastery is one of the most famous in the world. Built between 527 and 565 AD, it is believed to be built around Moses' Burning Bush. The Monastery is named after St Catherine who was tortured and beheaded for her Christian beliefs. During your visit you will see chapel Greek orthodox church, the icons of worship and the famous Mosaic of Transfiguration and enjoy a lunch in a local restaurant in Dahab.Please note, St Catherine's Monastery is approximately 230 kilometers from Sharm el Sheikh.

$390.50 Cultural & Theme Tours

Private Tour: Cairo Flight and Tour from Sharm el Sheikh

Following your flight to Cairo, your Egyptologist private guide will introduce you to the history of the pyramids. You will have time to enter one of the pyramids (additional cost), but your guide is not permitted to escort you. A short drive across the plateau finds you standing at the feet of the enigmatic Sphinx. Also in Giza you may visit the Solar Boat Museum (optional), home to the remarkably well preserved funerary boat of Khufu.Cairo's famous Egyptian Museum houses 165,000 Egyptian artifacts, but the priceless treasures of King Tutankhamun are the highlight. His six gilded coffins dominate the main hall, while his magnificent death mask is the star attraction.Continuing to Khan el Khalili bazaar, you'll enjoy free time to stroll through the maze of streets and bargain for a souvenir of your trip. You will also have the chance to visit a Papyrus Institute to see how the famous artwork is made before flying back to Sharm el Sheikh.Please note: Due to demonstrations currently taking place in Egypt, some tours may be slightly impacted. This is not expected, but in such cases, alternative attractions may be visited for our customers' safety. We are in frequent contact with our local suppliers and guides all over Egypt, and they report that all tours are operating as scheduled. Should the situation change, we will update this information and customers will be notified of alterations or cancellations to tours.

$93.50 Outdoor Activities

Private 4WD Jeep Safari and Hiking in the Colored Canyon

Take a jeep safari for the 240 kilometer trip from Sharm el Sheikh to the amazing colored canyon. Keep your eyes open for the local wildlife including Nubian Ibex, Red Foxes and Striped Hyenas.Hike through the different formations of the mountains with a multitude of colors reflecting in the sun. The colors are clear evidence of the oxidization of the rocky minerals millions of years ago.On the way back to Sharm el Sheikh, stop by the sea front restaurant at Nuweiba to have lunch, before continuing to Dahab for some shopping.Please note: Please note the hike requires a reasonable level of fitness. This tour is not recommended for large people or those suffering claustrophobia, as you will pass through narrow passages during the hike. This tour is not recommended for the elderly, those with heart conditions or other serious illnesses.