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Egypt and the beauty of its Read Sea

A vacation in Egypt with experiencing the beauty of the Read Sea and the Dessert

  • beach+ 6
  • Beach close to hotel
  • mosque in Sharm El-Sheikh
  • Egypt and the beauty of its Read Sea
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AfricaEgypt6 days / March 2019

Highs & Lows

Snorkeling in the Read Sea

Take care of salesman

Itinerary Overview

I started my trip to Egypt in Sharm El-Sheikh. From there I took some day trips to places around. 

Sharm El-Sheikh has nice beaches and a beautiful and vivid city center. At the end of March it was warm and sometimes a little windy, but more than ok for swimming. 

The food in the hotel was tasty and good. I did not have any problems with that. And the staff was really nice and helped me with all my questions. 

During the days I just relaxed at the beach or played volleyball or took a walk around the area. 

The city center is very nice. There is a big, amazing mosque and a lot of shops that sell typical egyptian goods. It was very nice to walk around in the evening.

The beach is very nice and the water is clear. I did some snorkeling there which was amazing. The fishes are so colorful and there is a big variety of them.

  • 6 Nights: Sharm El-Sheikh
    beach, clean food, save area
  • Day trip: Sharm El-Sheikh
    camel riding, bedouin village, quad biking through desert
  • Day trip: Nabq Nature Reserve
    beach, snorkeling
Sharm El-Sheikh - beach, clean food, save area
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Sharm El-Sheikh beach, clean food, save area

Sharm El-Sheikh - beach, clean food, save area - Beach close to hotel
Beach close to hotel
Sharm El-Sheikh - beach, clean food, save area - mosque in Sharm El-Sheikh
mosque in Sharm El-Sheikh
Sharm El-Sheikh - beach, clean food, save area - center of Sharm El-Sheikh
center of Sharm El-Sheikh

I started my trip to Egypt in Sharm El-Sheikh. From there I took some day trips to places around. 

Sharm El-Sheikh has nice beaches and a beautiful and vivid city center. At the end of March it was warm and sometimes a little windy, but more than ok for swimming. 

The food in the hotel was tasty and good. I did not have any problems with that. And the staff was really nice and helped me with all my questions. 

During the days I just relaxed at the beach or played volleyball or took a walk around the area. 

The city center is very nice. There is a big, amazing mosque and a lot of shops that sell typical egyptian goods. It was very nice to walk around in the evening.

The beach is very nice and the water is clear. I did some snorkeling there which was amazing. The fishes are so colorful and there is a big variety of them.

Sharm El-Sheikh - camel riding, bedouin village, quad biking through desert
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Sharm El-Sheikh camel riding, bedouin village, quad biking through desert

Sharm El-Sheikh - camel riding, bedouin village, quad biking through desert - camel riding
camel riding
Sharm El-Sheikh - camel riding, bedouin village, quad biking through desert - quad driving
quad driving
Sharm El-Sheikh - camel riding, bedouin village, quad biking through desert - beduines
beduines

The day trip was organized by a tourist organization. We started in the morning and went to the desert close to Sharm El-Sheikh. There we started with a short ride through the sands with camels. It was a little scary at the beginning, but they are kind animals and the guides help you. At the end of that ride we arrived at a bedouin village and had some tea there. We had a nice conversation with the bedouins and it was very interesting.

After that we went to another place and started our quad tour through the sands of the desert. This was really fun.

We ended up in a calm place in the desert where already some food was waiting for us. In the evening there was a show with typical music and dance that also involved the audience.

In the evening we went back with the quads and then took the bus back to the hotel.

Nabq Nature Reserve - beach, snorkeling
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Nabq Nature Reserve beach, snorkeling

Nabq Nature Reserve - beach, snorkeling - beach
beach
Nabq Nature Reserve - beach, snorkeling - speed boat
speed boat
Nabq Nature Reserve - beach, snorkeling - sea and coast
sea and coast

Another day trip I did was to a beautiful beach not far from Sharm El-Sheikh. 

We started the tour on a boat that brought us to a snorkeling place in the middle of the sea. On the way we had an amazing few on the beaches and cliffs of the Red Sea. They prepared a delicious lunch for us and we talked with the guide about many interesting things.

At the snorkeling place in the middle of the sea we could see so many fishes and corals. It was really beautiful. 

Then we went on with the boat - and also part of the way with a speedboat - to a very amazing beach with clear water and almost white sand.

There we swam in the sea and in the evening we had a tasty dinner.

After that we did some more snorkeling in a place close by and after that we went back to the hotel - a little tired, but happy.

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    It was a very touristy trip what I usually do not like too much, but it was still very nice and a good experience.
  • Anything go wrong during the trip?

    It was hard for me to manage with the salesman. They try to sell you their goods to a very high price. But in the end you just have to say no.
  • Tips you would give a friend?

    Definitely do not miss snorkeling
  • Packing tips?

    It was quite warm, but sometimes windy (end of March). Be prepared for that.
  • Transportation Tips?

    I mostly did trips with traveling agencies, it was a good and save way of transportation.

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