11 most beautiful and interesting excursions to do in Sharm El Sheikh

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 Sharm El Sheikh is not only a dream sea and fairytale beaches but it is also a destination for excursions of great value and respect. Between the desert and the Red Sea, here are the ones not to be missed.

  • Sharm El Sheikh where to go
  • Excursion to the Monastery of Saint Catherine - Sharm El Sheikh
  • Pharaoh Island Excursion - Sharm El Sheikh
  • Excursion to Nawamis – Sharm El Sheikh
  • Colored Canyon Excursion - Sharm El Sheikh
  • Blue Desert Excursion - Sharm El Sheikh
  • Ein Umm Ahmed Oasis Excursion - Sharm El Sheikk
  • Mount Sinai Excursion - Sharm El Sheikh
  • Ras Mohamed National Park Excursion - Sharm El Scheikh
  • Sinai Desert Excursion - Sharm El Sheikh
  • Excursions to Luxor and Cairo - Sharm El Sheikh
  • Sharm El Sheikh: pictures and photos

Sharm El Sheikh where to go

When you are talking about Sharm El Sheikh, erroneously one thinks only and exclusively of the sea and to beaches dream, but we assure you that this is not the case at all.



Scegliere Sharm El Sheik as a destination for their own holidays it is equivalent to having the opportunity to visit historical monuments and natural places without equal thanks to beautiful and very interesting excursions.

Sharm El Sheikh, being an Egyptian city, it is rich in history and monuments that deserve to be visited at least once in a lifetime.

Get comfortable and let's find out what the most beautiful excursions to do in Sharm El Sheikh.

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Excursion to the Monastery of Saint Catherine - Sharm El Sheikh

Located at the foot of the mount sinai in Egypt, Monastery of St. Catherine it was built in the XNUMXth century in honor of Santa Caterina d'Alessandria.


This is the oldest surviving Christian monastery in the world and is recognized as a sacred site for the three greatest religions: the Christianity,Islam andHebraism.

Inside, the monastery preserves a vast collection of manuscripts, ancient icons and above all the largest library of ancient Byzantine texts after that of Vatican City.

Pharaoh Island Excursion - Sharm El Sheikh

THEPharaoh's Island is located in gulf of Aqba about 8 km south of tan and 250 m from the coast.

One was built on the island in the XNUMXth century by the Crusaders fortress, which served to protect the pilgrims who moved between Jerusalem and Monastery of St. Catherine.

Once you reach the upper part of the fortress it is possible to admire four countries: theEgypt, Israel, Jordan andSaudi Arabia.

A timeless emotion.

For those who visit this imposing building, see the true medieval style by observing the towers, the rooms, the arched passages, the bathrooms, the kitchens, the huge ovens to still feel the footsteps of the legendary Lawrence of Arabia in the air.

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Excursion to Nawamis – Sharm El Sheikh

For those who go to Sharm El Sheikh and wants to stretch as far south as the Sinai, can't miss a visit at Nawamis one of the mysterious prehistoric structures recognized as one of the oldest in the world, about 2.5 meters high and with a diameter ranging between 3 and 6 meters.



Historians believe that these date back to the Copper Age, ie 4000-3150 BC

The buildings are circular, in the shape of a beehive, with the walls sloping inwards, made of sandstone slabs and each equipped with an opening facing west, which is why the Egyptian belief of the soul's journeys can be confirmed. west, after death.

Colored Canyon Excursion - Sharm El Sheikh

It is a real natural wonder of the Sinai, which is why every year millions of tourists venture to walk the narrow path, between the sandstone walls, streaked with delicate yellows, purples, reds, magenta and gold to discover an unparalleled spectacle.

In some places, the walls reach a height of 40 meters, and one has the feeling of being so small in front of such a creation of nature.

Here they are made excursions of a day that can be organized directly to Sharm El Sheikh.

You arrive by jeep through tracks in the desert and continue the walk for about two hours; it's really worth it.

Blue Desert Excursion - Sharm El Sheikh

This wonderful desert is located between Dahab e Santa Caterina and the ideal place for camping, climbing, photography or simply to feel the peace around you.

What is most surprising of the Blue Desert it is not the blue paint that covers the rocks (the work of the Belgian artist Jean Verame who in 1890, with the permission of Anwar El Sadathe granting of 10 tons of paint by the United Nations, he went to the desert to draw a line of peace) but what is surprising is the spectacle of the shoal of the river that stands out against the legendary blue of the sky of the Sinai.



Surprising are the massive granite sculptures and boulders that in the light of the moon appear golden covering the surface of the desert.

Those who decide to do this excursion are always advised to have a super expert guide with them.

Ein Umm Ahmed Oasis Excursion - Sharm El Sheikk

It is an oasis located in the middle of the desert whose name means "Source of Ahmed's mother"Because it represents life in a hostile environment.

In fact, here it is possible to admire an abundance of fruit trees (lemons, olives, figs, dates, tomatoes, basil, mint which testify to the abundance of water in this Sinai flower.

Not just plenty of plant species but also fauna. This oasis is inhabited by Bedouins locals willing to share a tea with visitors and let them admire this amazing place.

Also for this excursion it is advisable to hire an expert guide.

Mount Sinai Excursion - Sharm El Sheikh

Located south of the Monastery of Santa Caterina, the Mount Sinai has a relevant religious importance for both Jews, which for i Christians e Muslims.

According to the Old Testament it was on this mountain that Mosè received i Ten Commandments.

Each year the mountain attracts thousands of pilgrims from all over the world.

For those who reach the summit it is equivalent to a kind of experience of spiritual elevation.

There are about 4000 steps built by the monks to reach the summit (although it is possible to follow an easier but longer path).

At the top is the Chapel of the Holy Trinity.

Ras Mohamed National Park Excursion - Sharm El Scheikh

This is, by far, one of the most famous excursions to do in Sharm El Sheikh and can be done both by land and by sea because of the Ras Mohamed National Park there is also a marine park of insurmountable beauty, which can be visited thanks to diving.

Apart from the incredible wonders of the dunes and the lagoon with mangroves, find yourself facing the Port of God that comes out in the middle of nowhere, trust me, is priceless.

Sinai Desert Excursion - Sharm El Sheikh

Another very famous and exciting excursion is the one in Sinai desert.

THEexcursion in the Sinai Desert it can be done on horseback, on a quad bike, in a jeep and on a camel and is the best way to understand the scents and colors of this magnificent land.

To fully understand the local culture, we recommend drinking tea in the tents of the Bedouins who live in the desert.

Excursions to Luxor and Cairo - Sharm El Sheikh

Organize an excursion a Luxor or ad Cairo it means taking a trip back to the temple that will take you back to the time of the pharaohs, pyramids and sphinxes.

For these two excursions, which in our humble opinion are the most important and interesting, we recommend that you ask for information on the spot, especially those concerning safety.

You can't actually go away from Sharm El Sheikh without being found in front of Egyptian pyramids and Kings' Valley.

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