Walking tours in Sharm el-Sheikh

Everyone can find something to enjoy in Sharm el-Sheikh, whether you are interested in its history and culture, architecture, great art, or delectable cuisine.

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A guide for first-time visitors to Sharm el-Sheikh

Whether you are looking for a relaxing break, or want to explore the rich marine life of the Red Sea, there is a lot to see and do in Sharm el-Sheikh. The area is well known for its coral reefs and sheltered sandy beaches. It is also a popular diving destination.

Dive the Thistlegorm

SS Thistlegorm is a world-famous shipwreck in the Red Sea. This British merchant navy ship was built in 1940 and sank in the Gulf of Suez after a German air attack. The wreck is over 128 meters long and rests on the seabed at a depth of 32 meters.

The wreck contains artifacts from WWII. The ship was packed with military vehicles and supplies for the Allied forces in Egypt. The cargo included jeeps, motorbikes, trains, ammunition, spare mechanical parts, and other items.

The Thistlegorm is a popular dive site that is open to a wide variety of scuba divers. The site is also home to a diverse array of reef fish and marine life. Some of the more common marine creatures you may see include barracuda, butterfly fish, hawksbill turtles, blue-spotted rays, damsels, and snappers.

The wreck is a popular destination for liveaboards and day boats. Most liveaboards make two dives at the site. The second dive takes divers inside the wreck to explore the various holds.

Visit Dahab

Located about 100 km north of Sharm el Sheikh, Dahab is a relaxing and active resort town. It used to be a sleepy Bedouin village, but has transformed into a thriving tourist destination. It's also one of the best places in the world to get some exercise and enjoy the outdoors.

There are plenty of activities to do in Dahab, and there are many day trips to explore. You can visit the iconic St. Catherine's monastery, which is the world's oldest continuously working Christian monastery. There are also several therapeutic centres that can cure a range of diseases.

Dahab is the place to be if you are interested in surfing, sailing, windsurfing, and jeep tours. There are plenty of shopping centers, restaurants, and bars along the boardwalk. The Blue Hole, a deep hole in the sea, is also one of the most popular attractions in Dahab.

The best way to get to Dahab is by plane. You can take a bus from the airport to the center of town, or you can hire a taxi. You can find a cab online or book one in advance. A typical cab will cost between $300 and $500, depending on how far you want to go.

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Snorkel at Ras Um Sid Beach

Located in Sharm el-Sheikh, Ras Um Sid Beach offers a great opportunity to explore the Red Sea. There are plenty of fish and corals for you to observe. You will be able to see rays, sharks, barracudas, and other marine life.

The waters of Ras Um Sid are ideal for snorkeling. You can find an abundance of marine life and soft corals. You can also spot a variety of colorful reef fish.

This popular spot is a good choice for beginners. There are plenty of blue-spotted stingrays, eagle rays, trigger fish, and other reef animals. You can also see Napoleon wrasses.

You can visit the Red Sea Aquarium in the Red Sea National Park, which is a great place to see a large variety of fish and other aquatic life. There is also a seafront hiking trail.

You can also visit the Red Sea Coral Reef in the Red Sea National Park. This reef features over 1000 species of coral. You can also take part in a variety of watersports.

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Take a Nile river cruise

Taking a Nile river cruise is the best way to experience ancient Egypt. You will see many of the wonders of the ancient world and learn about the history of the country.

There are many different types of cruises, from the barebones to luxury. The Nile river is home to approximately 200 riverboats. Most of these boats sail the river from Luxor or Aswan. The cruise can be a standalone vacation or part of a longer land-based itinerary.

The river is a life-giving source of water to east central Africa. It has also been an important navigation route for explorers. Since 5000 BC, the Nile has played a vital role in Egyptian civilization.

The most popular and spectacular sites are found in the ancient city of Thebes. This is the best example of ancient life after the Old Kingdom. The city is the site of the Unfinished Obelisk.

Aswan is located near the Rosetta Branch of the Nile. It is an interesting city, and it is home to the Temple of Philae, which is dedicated to the goddess Isis.

Excursions and day trips from Sharm el-Sheikh

Located on the coast of Egypt's Red Sea, Sharm el-Sheikh is a beautiful seaside resort town with a vibrant bar scene. It offers excursions and day trips to the ancient city of Petra. Its location makes it an ideal place to explore national treasures.

A popular excursion is the boat trip to Ras Mohammed. This is an excellent opportunity to see coral and sharks. The trip departs from the port of Sharm el-Sheikh and travels to the nearby Tiran Island. At the end of the day, passengers are transferred to their hotel.

One of the most exciting excursions in Sharm el-Sheikh is the Abu Galum Safari. The tour includes camel riding, a banana boat ride, and a visit to a Bedouin camp. It also includes a visit to the coral reef of Abu Galum.

Another popular excursion is a ride on a sand buggy. This is an enjoyable, two-hour adventure that is a great way to explore the sinai desert. Visitors can also enjoy tea with a Bedouin tribe.

A day trip to Cairo is another interesting excursion. It is less expensive than flying, and you can visit the Egyptian Museum, the Pyramids of Giza, and the Great Sphinx.

The day trip includes transportation, breakfast, and lunch. It is limited to 15 people, and is a great opportunity to see some of Egypt's most iconic sites.

If you are looking for a more active experience, you can try scuba diving or windsurfing. These activities are popular worldwide.

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