Sharm el Sheikh Tours, Vacations, Travel Packages & Experiences
Located at the southern top of the Sinai Peninsula is Sharm El Sheik, the cosmopolitan capital of the peninsula and the administrative hub of Egypt’s South Sinai Governorate.
Once a simple fishing village, Sharm El Sheik’s strategic geographical location transformed the village into a major port and naval base for the Egyptian navy. When the Sinai Peninsula was captured by Israel in 1967, it began to develop further as a tourist destination and when Egypt regained the territory in 1982, the government embarked on an initiative to continue the growth started by the Israelis. As a result, present day Sharm El Sheik is a well known port and resort town and is regarded as one of the finest diving spots in the world on an Egypt vacation.
The reefs of Tiran and Ras Mohammed (a protected national park) are two particularly well known diving areas on trips to Egypt. Ras Mohammed is located at the southernmost point of the Sinai Peninsula. The increased plankton found here makes the amount of fish in the region incredible with huge schools of barracuda, sharks and murrays spotted daily.
While many come to enjoy “Sharm’s” good weather and beaches, others use it as a base to explore the Sinai desert and of course, Mount Sinai where it is said that Moses received the Ten Commandments.
Egypt Travel Information
At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated toan Egypt vacation.
Learn about the history and culture of Egypt, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Egypt's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Egypt for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Egypt tours today!
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