Top 5 Must Do's in Sharm el Sheikh

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Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt is a tropical paradise located along the shores of the Red Sea. There is an endless array of things to do here, but here is a list of the Top 5 Must Do's.

1. Diving - Most visitors come to Sharm el Sheikh to take a diving excursion into the Red Sea. The Red Sea has a strong reputation in the diving community as being one of the best spots in the world to dive. With its underwater canyons, wrecks, and over 1000 different species of colorful fish, the diving is hard to beat here. Sharm el Sheikh caters to beginners with introductory courses. Some of the more famous advanced dive sites include Ras Mohammed and Tiran Island. If you aren't a diver have no fear, the snorkeling is just as good.

2. Ras Mohammed National Park - Taking a 1/2 day or even whole day trip to Ras Mohammed National Park will be time well spent. Here you will find spectacular coral reef and nature viewing experiences. During calm conditions, the Eel Garden is a fun spot to watch all the eels in their natural habitat. The main beach, as secluded and isolated as it is, is often crowded with tourists, but the vertical coral walls are very impressive. The birdwatching enthusiast in your group will enjoy viewing the migratory birds in the Mangrove Channel.

3. Desert Safari -  No trip to Sharm el Sheikh is complete without a safari into the desert. A stark contrast from the coastline, in the deserts here you are able to see colored canyons, St. Katherine's Monastery, and the Feiran Oasis. If you are looking for a real desert treat, try climbing Mount Moses for sunrise, you won't be disappointed. To make the desert trek, the easiest way is by horse, camel, or quad bike.

4. Na'ama Bay - is a great place to relax and unwind during the day. Kick back on the beach and soak up some rays, or take a swim in the gorgeous waters. Na'ama Bay is a great location to do some shopping with inexpensive shops, and good dining. The nightlife really starts to take off in Na'ama Bay around midnight and you will find loads of bars, pubs, and nightclubs all offering affordable drinks. The locals can be a little hassle while trying to get you into their establishment, but they are just trying to make a living, don't take them too seriously, have fun!

5. Mount Sinai - a religious site, this 7,497 foot high mountain is a beloved landmark of the Egyptians. Follow in the very footsteps of Moses who climbed Mount Sinai to receive the Ten Commandments! The trek to the top is not very steep or difficult, but be prepared for the 500 stairs to the summit..it is definitely worth it at the top.

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