Sharm El-Sheikh is the Sinai Peninsula’s major tourism centre known for underwater activities galore. Considered as the underwater wonders of the Red Sea, it is an ideal blip to the desert marvels of Egypt like the pyramids and tombs. Blessed with clear azure water and some par excellence diving spots, Sharm El Sheikh is visited by tourists on a day excursion basis to cap off their Egyptian tour.
A thing to note is that Sharm is huge and there are a lot of things to do and explore which can form a standalone tour in themselves. So if you’re taking Sharm El Sheikh Excursion as part of your Egypt Day Tour, you’ll lack the time and have to skim across the offerings. Here are our top five picks which are deemed best that Sharm has to offer.
- Ras Mohammed National Park
Located just 12 km from the city of Sharm El Sheikh, the Ras Mohammed National Park is situated on the southern extreme of the disputed Sinai Peninsula. The park was purposely constructed to protect the diverse coral reef from the extensive fishing going on in the area. Covering an area of 480 sq km, there are numerous things for tourists to enjoy in this park. The ecology of this area is splendid as it is home to more than 1,000 fish species which includes 40 different types of starfish, 25 distinct turtle species, and 220 coral species. Scuba diving and snorkelling being the main highlight of this park, the mountain and desert ranges provide ample opportunities for hiking, trekking, and off-road trips.
- Naama Bay
A tourist hotspot and one of the main destinations in Sharm El Sheikh Excursion trips, Naama Bay is profound for its nightlife with an excellent number of restaurants, nightclubs, pubs, hotels, and spas. Major food chains like Hard Rock Cafe, KFC, McDonald’s have their presence in this place, thus making it ideal for western tourists. Its closeness to the beach means there are a number of scuba diving spots which accommodate lively coral reef. It is a must-visit when you’re in Sharm or Egypt Day Tour.
- Jolanda Reef
A one-of-a-kind diving spot, Jolanda (or, Yolanda) was previously a cargo ship built for commercial purposes and was in operation from 1965 to 1980. In one of its voyages, it met with an accident against one of the reefs in Ras Mohammed and sank. Spending undisturbed underground led to the development of a unique marine ecosystem around the ship which has now become a crowd -favourite diving spot. Photographers, divers, and tourists alike are drawn to the wreck site to get a glimpse of the reef.
- Ras Um Sid Beach and Reef
Ras Um Sid is a small peninsula located in between Sharm El Sheikh and Naama Bay which is frequented by avid snorkelers. Famous for its mesmerizing underwater coral wall, the presence of clownfish, angelfish, butterfly fish, and starfish adorn the ecosystem and make it unique.
- Shark’s Bay
A centre of folklore and undisturbed Egyptian nature, the Shark’s Bay is among the most relaxing tourist spots in Sharm El Sheikh with a tranquil atmosphere. It is named so as there were sharks inhabiting the bay but is not seen anymore. In place of them, you’re going to find picturesque coral reef and marine life.
With that said, when you’re in Sharm, you shouldn’t limit yourself to these five destinations and explore as many sites as possible. To book a complete Sharm El Sheikh Excursion package, kindly Contact Us and one of our representatives will get back to you with the required information.