Welcome to Sharm el Sheikh
Underwater wonderlands and exotic marine life make Sharm el Sheikh, a resort nestled between Tiran Island and Ras Mohamed National Park, one of the world’s top diving destinations. The pilgrimage site of Mount Sinai, where Moses reputedly received the Ten Commandments, challenges hikers to reach its summit, while the candy-cane stripes of the Colored Canyon lure visitors from the beaches of Sharm. Combine these natural wonders with a 4WD jeep safari and camel ride on a day trip from Sharm El Sheikh. A snorkeling or glass-bottom boat tour of the Red Sea and Ras Mohamed coral reefs is a must-do for families and first-time visitors. For history buffs, a visit to St. Catherine’s Monastery and the Old Town (Sharm el Maya) reveals ancient cultural treasures, while at Dolphina Park, Aqua Blu Aqua Park, and Hollywood Sharm El Sheikh, opportunities for family fun are plentiful. Sharm El Sheik also serves as a convenient gateway to the rest of Egypt and even some of the Middle East. Save time and travel to Cairo by air on a day trip that covers the Giza Pyramids, the Sphinx, and Saqqara, or pilgrimage to the holy cities of Jerusalem and Bethlehem, and take a dip in the Dead Sea on a full-day excursion to Jordan. Plus, quad biking in the Sinai Desert, scuba diving at Tiran Island, or stargazing with nomadic Bedouin communities make worthy additions to any Sharm schedule.