Excursions, Sharm El Sheikh
If anyone will be in sharm el.sheikh and want to visit Cairo. There are two ways to be there, by plane or by bus.
This is really a great excursion from sharm el.sheikh. In it you'll visite the pyramids which will be excellent and the Egyptian museum also very interesting and you also had a trip on the Nile. At finish you'll go to the sound and light show at the pyramid.
I would highly recommend Aqua Blue Sharm and also recommend you take the flying option.
And i really recommend to go by plane bcz bus takes 6 hours to be in cairo.
NOW; HOT OFFER for August Only : By Plane it's only by 135 GBP // By Bus Only 38 GBP.
Don't forget to take with you: Sun glass, Breakfast Box from the hotel.
This was the first stop and after a small queue through security we were in, passing several souvenir stands on the way (Fez anyone?).
The Citadel is a collection of buildings as opposed to one single structure and could be described as a mix of a medieval fortress and Royal Residence, for it was built by Salah Al Din and it housed Egypts numerous rulers until the late 18th century.
The initial part was actually very 'castle' like. We approached the Mohammed Ali Mosque (picture 1), which is also referred to as the Alabaster Mosque, and is one of three within the Citadel's walls. As you can see it is visually stunning and I was suprised to learn it was built fairly recently in the mid-19th century.
Entering the Mosque from the internal Courtyard (picture 2) we naturally had to remove our shoes. Any women whose shoulders or legs were exposed were given long capes to wear inside, so conservative clothing is recommended.
The first striking thing about the inside is the huge domed ceiling, with the most beautiful and ornate decoration (picture 3 - a little blurred). To the right of the entrance is the tomb of Mohammed Ali (picture 4) which is a masterpiece to be gazed at through a wood/metal fretwork screen.
Just before leaving the Mosque, we visited the toilets. (Why do we want to know that? I hear you say) My advice is that if you can hold it - do. They really were not the nicest toilets by any stretch of the imagination, and so if you must, I'd recommend a hand santiser such as this http://www.ifsogo.com/acatalog/toiletries.html so that any germs you do pick up can be got rid of. As mentioned previously, we were both ill the day after Cairo which may or may not be related to the toilets and the food.
Overalll The Citadel was an excellent part of the day and highly recommended for a short visit, or as part of a day trip in Cairo.
This was a great way to observe the underwater world, it was really amazing and you get to see everything without getting wet, especially good for the children, if there young and non swimmers, worth every penny, we went on an organised trip with our hotel rep, which was expensive so my advice would be to shop around locally as the price was a lot cheaper.
Safari is a thing that you MUST do in Sharm El-Shiekh.
You go to beach buggy stores and rent one there is double/single beach buggy,I remember that I paid 120L.E for a double buggy/per 2 hours.
You should take this tour at the sunrise or the sundown otherwise it will be no need for it.
take trip to Cairo you can either fly or go by bus/car , we went by tourist bus set off at aboout 00.30hrs and travelled through the night , go to Cairo at about 09.30hrs went to the Egyptian museum, then on to the Papyrus Factory , which did not involve any hard sell, left there had lunch then went to the pyramids and Sphinx and then to the Khan el Khalili Bazaar
My family and i stayed in Sharm Grand Plaza Resort from 28.8.12-12.9.12. Instead of booking our excursions in the hotel which were overpriced, we decided to book out side the hotel. Outside the hotel directly opposite is a hotel called Sharm Bride. To the left of this is a company called Magice Sharm Excursions.
This company could not have been more welcoming or helpful. They are fully insured and speak many languages including English. Mohamed the owner made sure that our excursion experiences went smoothly and were thoroughly enjoyable. The prices were all about half of the in resort prices. We went on the Quad bikes, Bedouin dinner and star gazing and also the glass bottom boat. They can also organise Scuba experiences, Cairo by plane or bus, Jerusalem trips, Ras Mohammed Park, Tiran Island boat trip and all the other usual sharm experiences.
We were provided with lovely Egyptian hospitality-Tea and they even let us use their internet in the office!
Every trip was organised faultlessly and they really made our Egyptian experience a memorable one.
Mohamed and the rest of the staff-We will be back.
that's right visa still cost 15 us$ and they accept euro too ... about sharm to Cairo I think its bitter to wait till you get to sharm and for sure will get someone to help you from the travel agency's or at hotel for a good rate and you still have the other offer if you decided to take you can contact them when are in sharm
pleasent stay I wish you
Great service! Everything turned up on time and as arranged with charm of sharm really it is a Very professional, well organized and value for money, I booked prior to arrival airport transfers, Cairo by plane, Luxor by plane, Ras Mohammed Boat trip, Quad ride with Bedohin dinner and Mount Sinai/St catherine monastery
Rep came to our hotel gave us details, confirmed trips, trips receipts and collected payment
Everything was great from the pick up to the return to the hotel.
An absolutely reliable company that saved us so much against our own tour operator
I was very impressed by the overall experience and recommend charm of sharm for everyone .
we were very happy after we read great reviews on these links.
to charm of sharm team: we will not forget you and we will return soon Thanks.
I just came back from Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt a week ago, and really it was amazing holiday and unforgettable holiday.
we booked some excursions in Sharm El Sheikh and from Sharm to Cairo.
our day to Cairo was excellent day, memorable and amazing, we visited the most popular places in Cairo... The Pyramids, Egyptian Museum, Citadel and Khan El Khalili.
Everything on this day was very nice and we enjoyed whole the day.
also we booked dolphin show trip, Bedouin dinner with Star gazing trip, Abu Galoum and the Blue Hole trip, and we finally ended with 1001 Night Show ( Fantazia Land ).
all of our holiday organized well by excellent operator and professional tour guides.
Thanks a lot Sham Life " www.sharmlife.com"
we just came back from our holiday in Egypt, Sharm El Sheikh, and we really enjoyed all of our holiday. we get the best service in Sharm El Sheikh. the tour guides were fantastic in all of our excursions.
our first trip was a trip to Petra by plane from Sharm El Sheikh, and it was excellent and we liked Petra and hope to visit it again.
Also we booked a trip to Cairo by plane from Sharm one day trip. it's the best place I have been visited. The pyramids amazing and beautiful. our guide was professional and knows everything about history of Egypt, he answered all of our questions.
Our last trip was St. Catherine Monastery and Dahab from Sharm El Sheikh, we loved the Catherine and saw all paintings in it. Also we saw the mount of Sinai but without climbing it.
Finally we want to thank Sharmelsheikh.travel for everything, Thanks guides, Thanks for all the staff working in the company.
Thanks to make our holiday memorable and unforgettable!!
We booked through the internet three days before leaving the UK and got our trips confirmed and our questions replied . We were met by sharmer's rep upon arrival and got our pickup time confirmed for each excursion, we rang the company the next day to book sharmers city tour to get familiar with the city and we're so glad we did, sharm is a small amazing place. We were able to see all the highlights of the city in 4 hours and our tour guide was exceptional, 2 days later we made the Cairo by air trip and it was brilliant and it was made even better by hussin our guide whom was entertaining , helpful and very professional . We had a memorable vacation and would recommend sharmers to anyone to book with.
Whilst we stayed in Sharm we booked all of are excursions through Jasmine Tours the service was great and all the excursions were very well organised. We did Cairo by plane we paid 120 sterling for everything was included and Ahly are guide was great he really looked after us. We also booked Tiran Island which Alex himself came on with us and was are snorkel guide for the day, the food on board the boat was lovely and Alex went out of his way to make it so memorable. Then we did a super safari which was quads, camels Bedouin dinner and show and star gazing again such a great night had by one and all.
I would recommend these excursions to any one further still I would recommend Jasmine Tours for there great service.
You can go to motosafari with the big bikes :)) but it is very difficult to ride on the desert. And you should cover your face with a wrap.