Sea Voyages , Desert Trips And Religious &Culture!
Ras Mohamed Half Day By Car:
Departure at 8:00am. From your hotel to the national park of Ras Mohamed. Your hourney begins by enjoying snorkeling with the most exotic fish and corals of the world.We continue Our trip by visiting the Blue lagoon, Magic lake, Earthquake remains, and man grove reefs.Returning lunch time.25 Euro
Ras Mohamed by boat:
Enjoying a day, fyll of fun snorkeling with the most fascinating fish and coral reefs of the red sea.Stopping in the different unique arrays of corals and reef gardens A delicious lunch is served on board of our boat.(Alcohol not included).30 Euro
Tiran Island By Boat
A full day of snorkeling with 3 different unique stops, enjoying the magnificience of the red sea fish and corals.This journey includes Tiran island and the shipwreck.A delicious lunch is served on board of our boat.(Alcolhol not included):25Euro
Glass boat discovery:
An hour of a spectacular and panoramic view and a unique experience of looking through the glass screen at the most beautiful and colorful fish and reefs of the red sea.:20LE Children,40LE Adult.
Horse Back Riding:
An adventurous and magnigicent trip to the Sinai desert on fully bred arabian horses.And then enjoying the flavor of the Bedouin teas.1hr=20Euro,2hrs=35Euro
A fabulous desert experience on our latest quads seeing the beauty of the Bedouin life, and enjoying their tea.An unforgettable sun set between the Desert Mountains of Sinai, is a must.Single:30Euro,Double:40Euro.
There are alot of other trips but i wont have space to write them all if you want to know about the other trips i can just mention there names here but i cant write all the details here :
-Sunset Camel Trip:20Euro.
-Jeep Safari & Dahab:45 Euro.
-Abu Galum & the Blue Hole:45 euro
-Taba Pharaone Island & Dahab:50 Euro
-Colored Canyon:45 Euro
Religious& culture Trips:
-Saint Cathrine's Monastery & Dahab:40Euro
-Moses Mountain and Saint Catherine:40 Euro
Contact me for any details i know some1 who works there.
- Mountain Climbing
- Horse Riding
~ Beautiful Desert Sunsets ~
One of the most memorable things about Sharm El Sheikh is the beautiful desert sunsets. At around 5.00pm-5.30pm every night you should spend this time to watch the sun go down over the sea and desert. It looks absolutely breathtaking and also you can get some fabulous photos too.
We used to go to the rooftop of our hotel and have a drink and peacefully watch the sunset. It was also very romantic hehe.
You can enjoy the sunsets however you like, you can go down to the beach and enjoy the view, sit on the rooftop of your hotel, go into the desert and ride a camel or horse and even go quad biking.
Whichever way you choose to do it, its guaranteed to be memorable.
Dinner & Stars
The Dinner & Stars trip is one to remember.
Your tour company will take you into the middle of the desert just before sunset to a bedouin camp. It all looks lovely to begin with, all of you sitting around in tents smoking shisha and drinking tea.
Then the sun goes down, and you can't see your hand in front of you! Quite scary!
Because there is no light pollution in the desert, the sky is full of stars. The best part is looking through the telescopes at the planets and stars. If you have a digital camera, you can attach it to the telescope and take a picture.
a little arabic lesson :-)
Well, first of all, they don't have 'p' , they say 'baba' instead of 'papa'...lol.... they have 'bebsi' instead of 'pepsi' ...lol :D
And here you go a little voc for the general development and , i think, it'a matter of politess to be able to say a few words of the country you're staying in :-)
First of all:
'shoukran' - thank you :-)
'shoukran kteer' - thank you very much :-)
'salam' - that's for either 'hello' or 'byessss' :-)
'amel eih?' - that's 'how are you?' for the man
'amla eih?' - that's the same for the girl
'tamam hamdollelah' - that's what they'll be happy to hear in response :-)))) 'good thank you God' :-)))))
'sabah el khaira'- good morning
'sabah el nour' - also good morning ('nour' means 'light'...they have looots of expressions concerning this point :-))) )
'mosaa el khaira' - good evening
'tamam' - means 'OK'
'mashy' they use for 'OK' , but very very willingly :-))))
Shark's Bay is a cosy little bay bustling with life about half-way between the airport and Naama Bay.
On the west side of the bay are sun umbrellas, sun beds, toilets, showers and a snack restaurant operated by Pyramisa Hotel directly above.
At the other end are more litte restaurants, sunbeds and umbrellas though not quite up to the same quality.
In between is a row of kiosks with souvenirs, and a jetty with boats operating dive excursions, snorkeling trips, water skiing, para-gliding and even pedalos.
The snorkeling here all the way around headland is excellent with lots of colourful and very friendly fish.
- Water Sports
- Diving and Snorkeling
Sharm Reef Beach - A typical beach on Oum el Seid
Below is a picture of Sharm Reef Beach - typical of the many little coves and beaches surrounding Oum el Seid Hill in Sharm el Sheikh.
Not much sand, no play area for kids and a bit of a climb... but ...
the water's super clean and great for snorkeling !
St Catherines Monastery
This is well worth a visit about a 2 hours plus. The drive through the Sinai mountains and dessert was breathtaking.
The Monastery is were Moses saw the burning bush.
You can also ride camels up to the monastery as it is a bit of a walk.
After lunch we drove to Dahab were there are lots of sov shops cheaper than Naama Bay This is were you start to see the real Egypt.
From Sharm you can make whole day trip to Coloured Canyon which lies some 120 km north of Sharm, near Nuweiba.
Canyon got its name because there you can see many colourful, bright layers of stoneware.
The canyon is a result of many rainfalls some 500.000 years ago, when water cut its way into stone and left some beautiful structures behind.
In some places canyon gets really narrow. Not for those with claustrophobia.
- Hiking and Walking
- National/State Park
If You find a friendly cabdriver that speaks nice English, ask him if You could rent him for a day or two.
He will surely drive You wherever You like to go for half the price of what You have to pay to the travelagency,hotel or local dealers.A ride to Ras Mohammad - 200 Le for a full day trip (4 persons).
Ras um Sid - 25 Le single ride and the cabdriver will pick You up at the time You ask for.
Me and my wife took a cab trough the Sinai desert - a 500 km ride! - from Sharm to St: Catherines Monastery and then to Dahab for shopping and back to Sharm and I paid the cabdriver 450 Le (50 Euro).
We started at 8 and returned at 17 in the evening.
This was amazing! I will never forget it, Camelcaravans in the desert, mountains sand, oasis, marvelous views. This ride will stay in my mind forever!!!!!
- Road Trip
- Budget Travel
Usama bin Ladens summerresidence!
This IS Usama bin Ladens summerhouse!
I asked at the hotel,cabdriver and locals and they all said YES!
I did not see him around (maybe he was snorkeling)
Usama has a lot of houses around the world, but he is never visiting them, but somethimes his relatives visit this place.
Unbelievable? - belive it! This is true!!!!
- Arts and Culture
The Sinai peninsula is marvellous. I travelled and camped there during a six days from Cairo.
So my advise: leave the beach and the diving/snorkeling for one day or more and go inland.
From Sharm El-Sheik and Na'ama Bay it is easy to book an one day tour.
Only seeing back the scenic landscape with sanddunes and rocks was allready a pleasure for me. Interesting places you can visit are thet St Katharine's Monastery and the Coloured Canyon.
- Road Trip
Sinai, incredible peninsula
The landscape of the Sinai Peninsula is full of contrasts. So, it is very interesting to go around and notice the geological differences. I di for 6 days and couldn't get enough of the impressive landscape.
The variety in colourfull desert planes, barren mountains, rocks of sandstone and granit, deep wadis and lovely oases with many palmtrees is impressive.
For more information see my Sinai Page, the world of rock, sand, solitude and silence.
- Road Trip
In an one-day excursion from Sharm you can visit the coloured canyon north-west of Nuweiba.
You descend in the canyon at a rather easy, but steep path (picture 5).
When you are down between the narrow and steep walls of the canyon, you have shade (picture 2). So the walk in the canyon is rather pleasant. There is only one surprise, where you have to go down into a kind of hole without seeing the bottom at the other side. With the help of the guide, guiding your feet, everybody can make this.
The colours at the walls are wonderfull, they look like artworks, natural paintings in red, yellow, grey, brown and other colours (picture 3 & 4).
- Hiking and Walking
St. Katharine Monastery
From Sharm El-Sheik you can also make a daytrip to the St Katharine Monastery. The monastery lies at the foot of Mount Sinai and is built in the 6th century. There still live monks in the monastery and only the chapel and a room with the bones of deceased monks can be visited. You can see also some ornated crosses and icons.
Opening hours: 9-12 am (except sundays and fridays)
You can also make a combination trip and climb the Mount Sinaï to see the sunrise or sunset.
- Historical Travel
Take a Snorkel Boat Tour!
The Red Sea is TEAMING with Sea life. In fact, you are NOT allowed to fish. No commerical or recreational fishing allowed. So this means even MORE fish are down under. While many woudn't think of the Red Sea as being a haven for sea life, it is .. .and the only way to see it is by diving or snorkleing.. Many of the Sharm Hotels will offer you tours to go diving or snorkling. Don't pass these opportunities up. We did a 6 hour trip and it was worth every penny!!!