Sharm is Egypt's oldest and most well liked holiday resort.
Its terrific weather draws in visitors from Europe and the rest of the globe over summer and winter. During the day, travellers relax on the beach locations or by the swimming pool and at nighttime, Sharm Old Town and Na'ama Bay come to life with lots of bars, cafes and restaurants offering something for everyone.
During the day, for those who really need something to keep them busy, there are many different tours readily available and these are five of the very best trips to be had. One of the initial factors that lured travellers to the region was the fantastic marine life and you'll be able to explore the stunning reefs with a snorkeling trip. The most popular places for the day trips are the Ras Mohammed National Park or Jackson Reef in the Straits of Tiran. Irrespective of which excursion you chose, you will not be disappointed.
Two hours away is Mount Sinai and there are regular excursions taking people to the highest spot in the Sinai to view the sun rise over the desert landscape. The scenery close to the mountains is breathtaking and people making the early start won't be let down. A different popular location in the desert is the amazing Colour Canyon. Travelling by 4-wheel drive vehicles, travellers will be able to explore the popular tones and rock formations of the Colour Canyon.
Cairo is always a well loved tour from Sharm el Sheikh and frequent tours by plane and coach take tourists off to the Egyptian capital. The excursion gets going with a visit to the Cairo Museum which is full of historic items including the legendary Mask of Tutankhamen. From the museum, the next stop is a spot of lunch of a Nile river boat just before venturing over to Giza and the Pyramids. The Sphinx is a brief bus ride away and when you finish taking time there, there is still time to pay a visit a perfume shop and a papyrus shop prior to going back to Sharm.
Not wanting to lose out on an Egyptian experience, an additional popular Sharm tour is an early evening camel ride out in the desert then a Bedouin dinner. Dining in the quiet of the desert under a starlit sky is a good way to wind down after a day lying on the beach.
Written and contributed by ratherton