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Ras Mohammed National Park [Scuba diving & snorkelling]

Ras Mohammed National Park, Sinai Peninsula, Egypt

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Close up of a turtle on a bright coral reef

World-class diving, from shark reefs to wrecks, and some of the world’s best snorkelling at this national park on the Sinai peninsular. Visibility is excellent – regularly 30m.

Adult price: £30

Min age 3

Best for ages 8+

Duration: 1-3 hours

St Catherine’s Monastery

Sharm el-Sheik, Sinai Peninsula, Egypt

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Aerial view of the Monastery of St. Catherine, the oldest Christian Monastery located on the slopes of Mount Horeb, Sinai Peninsula in Egypt.

A remarkable 6th-century UNESCO-listed monastery, set at the base of Mount Sinai. It’s home to one of the world’s great collections of religious icons, and the biblical ‘Burning Bush’.

Adult price: £2

Best for ages 18+

Duration: 3-5 hours

Climb Mount Sinai

Sharm el-Sheik, Sinai Peninsula, Egypt

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Pilgrims and tourists reaching the summit of Mount Sinai

A 3-mile trail, high on religious significance, leading up to the rocky summit where Moses is believed to have received the Ten Commandments.

Adult price: £35

Best for ages 13+

Duration: 3-5 hours

Walking with Bedouin in the Sinai Desert

St Catherine's, Sinai Peninsula, Egypt

Muslim man in traditional Keffiyeh on top of Mount Moussa in South Sinai, Egypt

Culture and adventure combine – superb walking and hiking in the Sinai desert, while spending time with local Bedouin. 2.5 hours’ drive from Sharm el-Sheik.

Adult price: £20

Best for ages 13+

Duration: 1+ day

Have a hammam in Sharm el-Sheik

Sharm el-Sheik, Sinai Peninsula, Egypt

inside view of a traditional Turkish Bath in a local hammam in the Turquoise Coast

Experience a hammam, or Turkish Baths – an authentic and traditional Middle Eastern cleansing, known for relaxation and rejuvenation.

Adult price: £25

Best for ages 13+

Duration: 1-2 hours

Hiking in the Coloured Canyon

Sharm el-Sheik, Sinai Peninsula, Egypt

Hiking in the Coloured Canyon

A striking 40m-deep canyon of undulating layers of ochre, gold, crimson, and mauve – great for a half day of hiking. Two hours’ drive from Sharm el-Sheik.

Adult price: £25

Best for ages 13+

Duration: 3-5 hours

Old Market

Sharm el-Sheik, Sinai Peninsula, Egypt

Old Market

This traditional souq is the best shopping in Sharm, with a jumble of textile, food and craft stalls, plus cafes selling decent local Egyptian food. Come after sunset to avoid the heat, sip Arabic coffee and perhaps smoke a shisha pipe. It’s a surprisingly authentic experience given its location in Sharm.

Best for ages 13+

Duration: 3-5 hours

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Snorkelling at White Island

Sharm el-Sheik, Sinai Peninsula, Egypt

Sail boat ship with tourists in Ras Mohamed National Park in the Red Sea, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. Collage with coral reef and fishes.

This striking sandbank island, which emerges only during low tides, shimmers like a white mirage surrounded by turquoise water. As well as its natural beauty, it’s renowned for snorkelling and diving, with vibrant coral reefs and diverse marine life below the surface. The full-day trips will include a snorkel stop at Ras Mohammed, which is close by.

Adult price: £25

Best for ages 8+

Duration: 1 day

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Al-Sahaba Mosque

Sharm el-Sheik, Sinai Peninsula, Egypt

Al Mustafa Mosque in the Old Town of Sharm El Sheikh.

Sharm’s most famous landmark is this beautiful mosque, a showcase of traditional Islamic architecture, built in 2017. Inside, it dazzles with intricate Quranic calligraphy adorning the walls and oversized stained-glass domes overhead. You can climb to the top of the minarets for views of the region.

Best for ages 18+

Duration: 3-5 hours

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Snorkelling on Ras Um Sid Beach

Sharm el-Sheik, Sinai Peninsula, Egypt

Snorkelling on Ras Um Sid Beach

This beach in Sharm is a renowned spot for fine snorkelling. There are beautiful coral formations and colour fish just offshore. The water is crystals clear and safe for swimming.

Best for ages 10+

Duration: 1+ hours

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