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On the southern end of the Sinai Peninsula, Sharm El Sheikh is a resort town with beautiful beaches and crystal-clear waters that are ideal for snorkeling and diving. Sharm (as it’s known locally) has evolved from a fishing village to a commercial port to an epicenter for tourism, and you’ll find a wide selection of seaside hotels, all-inclusive resorts and plenty of nightlife (a rarity in most parts of Egypt). Aside from basking on the sands, you can head off on desert tours, boating trips and all manner of aquatic activities. 

Biologically rich coral reefs draw divers from across the globe. Dozens of outstanding sites are within a boat ride of Sharm, including Ras Mohammed National Park, home to over 1000 species of fish. You might spy whale sharks, rays, pelagics, hammerhead sharks, gorgonian forests and pinnacles on a day’s outing. The SS Thistlegorm, a British cargo ship sunk in WWII, ranks among the top wreck dives in the world. By land, you can visit Dahab, where you can hike in the mountains, snorkel in the Blue Hole, and get a taste of camel riding.   
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Map of Highlights of Egypt: Cairo & Sharm El Sheikh  - 7 Days
Highlights of Egypt: Cairo & Sharm El Sheikh - 7 Days

On this weeklong tour of Egypt, you'll enjoy a mix of cultural sightseeing and outdoor adventures. Tour ancient Egyptian landmarks in Cairo, behold the grand pyramids and the Sphinx in Giza, and see Roman ruins in Alexandria. Then you'll fly to the coastal resort of Sharm El Sheikh, venture out on a grand safari around Dahab, and relax by the Red Sea before circling back to the capital city.

The Red Sea beaches of Sharm El Sheikh
Cairo & Sharm El Sheikh - 7 Days

Cultural sightseeing meets a beach vacation on this week-long Egyptian getaway. Starting in Cairo, you'll explore the ancient world with tours of the Great Pyramids, the Egyptian Museum, and Alexandria. Then switch gears and head for the coast, where you can unwind in the Red Sea resort of Sharm El Sheikh—sunbathing, swimming, and scuba diving along the Sinai Peninsula.

On the beach at Sharm el Sheikh
Nile River Cruise & Red Sea Getaway - 10 Days

If you love boats and beaches, this 10-day adventure around Egypt is tailormade for you! Featuring a multi-day cruise down the Nile River with the chance to tour ancient temples along the way, plus several days in the idyllic coastal resort of Sharm El Sheikh, this itinerary offers a great mix of outdoor activities and cultural sightseeing. Relax by the Red Sea, enjoy sunset views on the Nile, and tour the best museums of Cairo: this well-rounded trip has it all.

The massive statues at Abu Simbel
Egyptian Culture & History Tour: Cairo, Aswan, Luxor, & More - 14 Days

Pyramids, temples, tombs, Roman ruins — this two-week tour of Egypt takes you to the country's top cultural and historic highlights. You'll visit Cairo, Luxor, and Aswan, touring the most important monuments along the way, from the Karnak Temple Complex to the Great Pyramids of Giza to the Valley of the Kings. Finish the trip with a few relaxing days in Sharm El Sheikh, an Egyptian resort town with white sandy beaches and clear water perfect for swimming and boating.

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