Family Travel Ideas in Sharm el SheikhEdit This
Sharm el Sheikh is a luxury resort area on the Sinai Peninsula. Fantastic beaches, mountain views, the Bedouin culture, colorful tents, and amazing water sports opportunities have made the city famous. Camel riding and desert safaris are also common attractions. You really can never get bored with all there is to do in the city, however, it's not the best place to go if you have very young children. The attractions are mostly targeted at older children and adults.
If your family loves the water, traveling to Tiran Island for the day makes for an incredible trip. You can take a speed boat tour, and on the way to the island you'll stop at some impressive diving sides including one near a large Russian shipwreck. The water is crystal clear allowing you to see all of the colorful fish and sea life. It's common to spot dolphins and whales along the way as well. A trip to Tiran Island can be expensive at $150 USD per person, but if you're family is not too big, it's an unforgettable experience.
Sinai Mountain, of Moses fame, is a common pilgrimage site. Most people go for its historical and religious value, as well as the spectacular view at the top when the sun rises. Be forewarned, the hike to the top is no easy task. You must climb for four hours at night along a steep, sandy, and rocky path. If the hike is too difficult, you can always ride the camels that are provided for awhile. Most people who have experienced the climb and the sunrise at the peak feel that it is completely worth all the effort.
Aqua Nabq Dive Center
Sharm el Sheikh is one of the best places for water sports in the world, so if scuba diving or snokeling is on your agenda, the best place you can go is the Aqua Nabq Dive Center. The staff is one hundred percent professional, trustworthy, and friendly, unlike many of the other diving centers in the city. You can plan a diving or snorkeling program based on your schedule and your budget and be assured that all of the boats and equipment are well maintained and in perfect working conditions.
The old market is, in fact, very intimidating, with vendors yelling at you and trying to force you into buying their goods. However, it is a place that you must see at least once during your trip. In earlier years, the stalls were filled with more traditional products. Nowadays, the goods are more touristy and souvenir-based. Despite its rough edges, the market still offers an interesting view of the culture in Sharm el Sheikh. and you may even find some souvenirs to take back with you!
What better place to relax and unwind after all the hustle and bustle of walking around the hot city than the beach? At Terrazzina Beach, you can just enjoy the sea and sand with your family. Na'ma Bay, Shark's Bay, and El Fanar are other nice beaches in Sharm el Sheikh.
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