Sharm El Sheikh was founded in 1967 and was inhabited by 100 Bedouin citizens as a fishing village.
In recent years Sharm El Sheikh has developed into one of the most popular holiday resorts on the Red Sea and not without reason, because the resort not only has white sandy beaches and an incredible underwater world to offer, but also numerous special excursion options catering to your every needs. We at Semper Travel Egypt would like to give our guests the opportunity to discover different areas of Egypt and to learn more about the history, culture and traditions of the country whilst on our excursions.
Sharm El Sheikh is located on the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula which includes the smaller coastal towns of Dahab and Nuweiba as well as the mountainous interior, St. Catherine and Mount Sinai. Sharm El Sheikh is known to many as the “City of Peace”. Its population is approximately 73,000. Due to the perfect location between the Red Sea and the Sinai Desert, the resort is ideal for water sports, desert safaris and pure relaxation on one of the beautiful beaches or islands. The streets of Sharm El Sheikh are full of shops, restaurants, international hotel chains and local Bedouin cafes.
The summer season traditionally falls between April and October, which is dry, likely to be relatively hot and also peak travel time for tourists from all corners of the globe. The winter season runs between November and March, which is dry and moderately warm, however in the evening the temperatures drop across the desert allowing it to become much cooler at night. July is the hottest month in Sharm El Sheikh with an average temperature ranging between 35–40°C and the coldest month is January with a low of 22°C.
The coastal town of Sharm El Sheikh is perfect for a relaxed and varied holiday in Egypt. Many travelers are drawn to the Sinai Peninsula because of the impressive underwater world of the Red Sea and the numerous dive sites off the coast. There are more than 1,000 species of fish and around 150 different species of coral are home here. With crystal clear waters, a colorful underwater world and a breathtaking landscape – what more could you ask for in a perfect vacation?
Did you know the Sinai Peninsula is the only part of Egypt located in Asia? With the Mediterranean Sea to the north and the Red Sea to the south, Sinai operates as a bridge between Africa and Asia. On our city tour through Sharm El Sheikh not only will you have the opportunity to see many of the famous sights within Sharm El sheikh, but also learn more about the history of the coastal city and its 4 districts; Hadaba, Naama Bay, Sharks Bay and Nabq Bay.
Discover the impressive El Sama Eyeen Cathedral and the Al-Sahaba Mosque in the heart of the old town. With an area of around 3,000 square meters, the mosque is the new cultural landmark of Sharm El Sheikh. Continue to Naama Bay, where you have the opportunity to look for souvenirs in the numerous shops, or to relax in one of the many restaurants and bars.
Without a doubt, the Ras Mohammed National Park is one of the most beautiful places in all of Egypt and, in addition to an incredibly impressive landscape, Ras Mohammad also has a wonderful underwater world to offer.
The famous national park is only around 20 kilometers from the resort of Sharm El Sheikh and is therefore perfect trip for you and the family. Ras Mohammed got its name from the local fishermen, because the national park has the profile of a man when viewed from above. The Ras Mohammad National Park lies between the Red Sea and the Sinai Desert and has an area of around 480 km².
Whilst visiting the beautiful national park, explore the underwater world while diving and snorkeling, additionally you can also see the impressive mangrove channel. This covers around 1.5 kilometers of land and is home to trees that grow directly out of the Red Sea.
The Moses Mountain on the Sinai Peninsula and the famous St. Catherine’s Monastery are a pilgrimage destination for many believers. In addition, the UNESCO World Heritage Site is of great importance for Christianity, Judaism and Islam.
The Christian monastery was founded in this place by an order of monks in the 4th century and is still in existence today. In addition to an impressive citadel and the chapel house, the monastery also has a collection of historical and religious artifacts.
The monastery was named after Katharina who was tortured and then murdered by Emperor Maximinus Daia because of her Christian faith.
For some, it is a divine paradise; for others, it is an important oil well or an indispensable transport route: the Red Sea.
Desert mountains rise on its shores. In its depths, it hides a dazzling variety of fish and corals.
From a geological perspective, the “Bahr al-Ahmar”, as the Red Sea is called in Arabic, is still quite young. It was created about 20-30 million years ago by separating the African and Asian continental plates. The resulting crack was filled with seawater.
The beautiful Red Sea in Egypt has a surface area of about 438.000 km2, is around 2.250 km long, and, at its widest point, 355 km wide. It has a maximum depth of 3.040m in the central Suakin Trough and an average depth of 490 m. There are extensive shallow shelves, noted for their marine life and corals, too.
Crystal clear water and sunshine that warms the soul, make the Egyptian Red Sea a great destination for vacationers all year round.
The Red Sea Riviera is an extended coastal area full of beautiful beaches that lead to the Red Sea in Egypt. Here you’ll be able to swim among dugongs, dolphins, sea turtles, and an overwhelming number of fishes and corals. It is the perfect destination for diving at any time of the year.
Hurghada, is one of the oldest vacation spots on the Egyptian coast of the Red Sea and also one of the famous attractions for tourists. The possibilities for activities in land and on the water are almost unlimited. You can take a submarine ride that allows you to explore 22 meters underwater, snorkeling amongst the vibrant marine life or relax on one of its beautiful Islands such as Paradise Island, Mahmya Island, and Orange Bay.
El Gouna is a modern resort on the Red Sea, where you can choose to relax and take scenic walks along its marinas and lagoons or head out to spend a day on the sea with the Ocean Diva Catamaran, one of the most popular excursions in El Gouna. Diving, fishing, snorkeling, and much more is available to you in El Gouna.
Marsa Alam, which is located south of Hurghada, also offers excellent opportunities for snorkeling and diving. For example, one of the most popular places is Abu Dabbab, where you have the chance to see dugongs, sea turtles, and more. Snorkel amongst the islands of Hamata national park or discover the marine life of Sataya Reef or Samadai Reef. For experienced divers, Elphinstone Reef is not to be missed with the opportunity of coming face to face with white tip and hammerhead sharks.
The Red Sea in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, has a lot more to offer. More cities, more excursions, more fun, and excitement. Sempre Travel Egypt offers all these fantastic excursions.
The resort of Sharm El Sheikh is in great demand and every year it attracts large numbers of tourists. Whether relaxing on the beach, excursions into the impressive Sinai desert or diving in the Red Sea – Sharm El Sheikh has something to offer for every taste!
Due to its location, the resort is also the perfect starting point for excursions to other cities in Egypt.
Semper Travel Egypt offers you from Sharm El Sheikh to explore Luxor, Cairo, and many more cities to discover Egypt, its history and culture.