Sharm el-Sheikh Outdoor activities

Our most recommended Sharm el-Sheikh Outdoor activities

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 the 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: Colored Canyon, Blue Hole, & Dahab Day Trip

2. Sharm El Sheikh: Colored Canyon, Blue Hole, & Dahab Day Trip

Visit two wonders of the Sinai Peninsula in one day on a jeep tour to the Colored Canyon and the Blue Hole dive site. Encounter astounding rock formations and coral reefs, ride a camel and enjoy a buffet lunch in the Abu Galum Reserve, and explore the coastal town of Dahab. After pickup, travel by jeep to the famous Colored Canyon. Explore a vibrant labyrinth of sandstone cliffs in shades of yellow, purple, red, and gold as you walk through the 800-meter gorge. Continue to the Abu Galum Reserve. Here you’ll have time to snorkel at the Blue Hole, a world-famous dive site where you can explore the Red Sea’s rich underwater ecosystem. Later, sit down for a buffet lunch on the shore of the Gulf of Aqaba and ride a camel along the waterfront. Before drop-off in Sharm El Sheikh, visit the coastal town of Dahab, where you can explore the lively bazaar and shop for silverware, perfumes, and clothes.

Sharm El Sheikh: Mount Moses & Monastery Sunrise Hike

3. Sharm El Sheikh: Mount Moses & Monastery Sunrise Hike

Begin your journey as the sun sets and reach its climax as the sun rises again on this transformative hiking experience to the top of Mount Moses. See the sunrise from the summit of the world's most famous holy site, and take time after to visit St. Catherine's Monastery. Get picked up from your hotel in Sharm El Sheikh the night before your hike and head to Moses Mountain in an air-conditioned van. Begin your journey to the holy site where the Prophet Moses received the Ten Commandments once you reach Mount Sinai. Ascend 750 stairs and continue your trek through the night, reaching up to 2,286 meters. Depending on the group's performance, you could get to the top sooner than you planned. Enjoy an opportunity to relax completely as you witness the sun's magnificence slowly dispersing across the mountains. Take some amazing pictures or pray while admiring the sunrise, then start the ascent back down. Keep in mind that it will take around two hours to reach the bottom. After a strenuous hike, take some time to relax and have breakfast. Visit St. Catherine's Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Site next. Examine the ancient texts on exhibit at the library. Once the monastery tour is over, unwind as you make your way back to your Sharm El Sheikh hotel.

Sharm El Sheikh: Desert Stargazing Adventure with BBQ Dinner

4. Sharm El Sheikh: Desert Stargazing Adventure with BBQ Dinner

Uncover the secrets of Bedouin life with this guided ATV tour from Sharm El Sheikh. Drive through the Sinai desert to a Bedouin village and ride a camel. Dig into a delicious BBQ dinner accompanied by dancing and fire show. End your night by appreciating the night sky in the desert.  Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation in Sharm El Sheikh in the afternoon. Kick back and relax on the air-conditioned drive into Sinai desert. Admire the deserts golden landscapes before heading to a Bedouin camp. Climb atop a camel and see how desert travel was traditionally done for 10 minutes. Get comfortable in a Bedouin tent with a cup of tea while a mouth-watering BBQ dinner is prepared for you.  Dine by cande light while being entranced with the entertainment provided by Tanura dancers, belly dancers, and fire show performers. After dinner, savor the tranquility of the desert and gaze at thousands of stars in a relaxed environment. Look for planets using a digital telescope. Once you're finished admiring the stars travel back to your hotel in Sharm El Sheikh.

Sharm El Sheikh: Private Airport Transfers

5. Sharm El Sheikh: Private Airport Transfers

Meet your driver at the Sharm El-Sheikh International Airport, who’ll be holding a signboard with your name on it. Ride in an air-conditioned car or van to your hotel in Sharm. Get local tips from your driver on the best restaurants, shopping centers, and places to visit. Your driver will also offer you assistance and see you safely to the reception of your hotel. Choose between private transfer for either your arriving or departing flight. For maximum convenience, select the roundtrip option and enjoy a private transfer both ways.

From Sharm El-Sheikh: Red Sea Scuba Diving Trip with Lunch

6. From Sharm El-Sheikh: Red Sea Scuba Diving Trip with Lunch

Discover some of the best diving locations in the Red Sea on a full-day scuba diving trip starting from Sharm El-Sheikh. Learn tips and tricks from an instructor that will adjust their instruction to your diving skill level. Dive at two spots close to Tiran Island. Following pickup, meet your instructor who will provide all of the necessary equipment and explain the itinerary. Start off with a local dive to become orientated, then head to the best diving spots close to Tiran Island. Instructions will be tailored for beginners and for those with more experience, so everyone gets a personalized experience. Depending on your skill level, those with more experience can swim through schools of fish to an area filled with amazing coral. Continue diving to reach a plateau 5-10 meters deep (16-32 feet), scattered with small ergs and coral outcrops where stone fish and scorpion fish feed. The area also provides a home to big fish, such as tuna, bluefish, and the occasional hammerhead. For a less challenging dive, there are sandy patches about 8 meters (26 feet) deep, with lots of inlets into the shore reef. You can also choose to explore the coral heads about 2 meters (6.5 feet) apart, allowing you to swim between them.

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.

From Dahab: St. Catherine's Monastery and Mt. Sinai Tour

8. From Dahab: St. Catherine's Monastery and Mt. Sinai Tour

Visit Mt. Sinai and St. Catherine's Monastery, the oldest Christian monastery in the world, on a tour with roundtrip transportation from Dahab. Watch the sunrise from the summit after an early-morning hike and then uncover the ancient history of St. Catherine's monastery. Start your trip from your hotel in Dahab and begin your journey to St. Catherine's National Park. Climb to the top of Mt. Sinai with a Bedouin guide to watch the sunrise. Explore St. Catherine's Monastery at your own pace and discover its ancient architecture. Relax on the way back to your hotel in Dahab at the end of your tour.

From Dahab: Day Trip to Petra by Ferry with Hotel Transfers

9. From Dahab: Day Trip to Petra by Ferry with Hotel Transfers

Explore Petra on a guided tour of the archaeological city, take in the views from the hill of Al-Habis in Wadi Musa, and have free time to shop and explore in seaside town of Aqaba. Savor a local lunch at a restaurant which includes a soft drink.  Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation in Dahab. Relax on the air-conditioned drive in a spacious bus on the 1.5-hour drive to the port in Taba. Hop aboard a ferry and relax on the cruise to Aqaba. Travel by bus for about 2-hours to Petra.  Follow your guide on a 2-3-hour walking tour of the archeological site. Enter Petra on foot, though the Siq, a narrow, winding gorge that is over 1 kilometer in length. Visit the Great Treasury (Al-Khazneh Farun), the Roman Theatre, the Royal Tombs (the Rainbow Tomb is a must for photographers). Admire hundreds of monuments, tricliniums (formal Roman dining room), and obelisks, which are all carved from the multi-shaded, rose-red sandstone. A walk through the colonnade of Roman Byzantine Petra brings you to the city center.  Continue to the hill of Al-Habis in Wadi Musa which is crowned with a crusader-era fort). Take in breathtaking panoramic views of deep gullies and uniquely colored rock formations. Rest with a buffet lunch where you can try local specialties paired with a soft drink.  Drive back to Aqaba where you will have an hour of free time for shopping before boarding the ferry back to Taba and transferring back to your hotel in Dahab late at night. 

Sharm el-Sheikh: ATV Safari Tour with Star Watching

10. Sharm el-Sheikh: ATV Safari Tour with Star Watching

Explore the desert landscape outside of Sharm El Sheikh on an ATV and a camel. After your adventure, relax in a tent with dinner, a show, and Bedouin hospitality. Get picked up from your hotel and take a 20-minute drive into the desert. Learn how to operate your ATV safely and take it for a test drive before taking off into the desert. After about a 30-minute ride, stop at a scenic spot in the desert for a rest and photos. Test out the echo effect at this spot before moving on. Arrive at a Bedouin village for a rest and some herbal tea. Then go on a short camel ride. At the end of your tour, settle into a large Bedouin tent and relax. Dig into a barbecue dinner and enjoy a show. After the show, go out into the desert night with your guide for some stargazing. See some of the major constellations and learn some facts about the stars from your guide, and take turns looking through a telescope. Ride back to the ATV pickup point to drop off your quad and then get dropped off back at your hotel.

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What people are saying about Sharm el-Sheikh

Absolutely incredible experience. The boat trip was lovely with amazing food cooked fresh on board during the day. The swimming in the sea was an experience however not too many fish because there were so many boats about. You’re betting off going off the pier and your hotel to see more fish. But the water itself was so warm like being in a bath. The photographer on board was sensational also!!!

Beautiful experience definitely to do if you go to Sharm, driving with quads in the middle of the desert dunes and mountains is definitely magical. Well organized and complete tour with one including a very substantial, typical and good dinner, various shows with fire, snakes and dances. The guide was very helpful, nice and kind

Our kids aged 7, 5 and 3 loved it and were super excited. Yes it’s not a real submarine… but definitely close enough for them. And especially the small ones can’t go snorkelling yet so this was a great way for them to see lots of fish and probably one of the highlights of our vacation.

Great excursion, well organized, we really enjoyed it. The jeep ride in the desert was particularly fun.

Everything went smoothly and was well organised, highly recommend trip the views were beautiful!