Apart from water sports, restaurants and bars, there are other activities visitors can enjoy right around town. These include camel and horse riding, riding beach buggies, quads and bikes, taking short 4×4 safaris, Bedouin dinner parties, sand boarding, star gazing, bouldering, rock climbing, and nature walks. Excursions to nearby attractions, or further such as Cairo, Luxor or the Holy Land, are also offered by operators.
Camel and horse riding
Camel and horse riding are popular in the resort towns, and they can last from a very short time to many hours or even a full day. Many hotels and operators offer camel rides to popular destinations such as the Blue Hole, or include short camel rides in their other programs. You can also ride camels at some of the oases and canyons, as well as at Mt. Sinai. Camels are either led on a lead or tied together. Although it is not a real safari, it might be quite an adventure for someone who has never ridden a camel before.
Beach buggies, quads and bikes
These machines are strong, they are noisy, they are fun… Off-road adventures of this type are popular on the outskirts of the resort cities of Sinai. However, some insurance companies do not cover activities such as quad-riding, so check your policy carefully. Some of the tours venture inside a National Park or Matural Protectorate – if that’s the case, please obey the rules and warn others if necessary!
As an environmentally friendly alternative, you can consider renting a push-bike or taking a bicycle tour!
Sandboarding is a fun activity, an adventure that many people love. There are suitable dunes near the red Sea resort towns, but to get to the biggest slopes one needs to take a 4×4 vehicle and head off to the desert. Not too many operators exist who offer sandboarding, but if you have an equipment you might also be able to use other safari operators to take you to the dunes. Good places for sandboarding include the Dune of el-Safra near Wadi Arada and the Nawamis settlement, or the Haduda sand dune near the Nawamis settlement and Ras Ghazala.
Bedouin dinner party
Having a Bedouin dinner in the desert followed by a party is a must for many visitors, and it is an activity virtually every operator, hotel and camp offers. However, the authencity of the event might vary a lot: while in some cases it is purely a tourist entertainment stunt, a dinner party organised by Bedouin operators tend to be more authentic. Music and singing into the night is how the Bedouin celebrate their various social events, and the atmosphere around the campfire under the stars is an unforgetable experience.
For an authentic experience we suggest to use a Bedouin operator or one that works closely with Bedouins – see our full list.
For mainstream commercial activities, such as camel and horse riding, buggies, quads and motorbikes, you can check TripAdvisor’s listing, sorted by user rating, or search/ask on their South Sinai forum for recommendations. Following are our own resommendations and listing.
Sinai Safari Adventures (Sharm el-Sheikh)
The only British owned and Operated tour company in Sharm. catering for those on a budget that are still quality minded, to the more savvy guest needing a superior service at still inexpensive prices.
Black Jack Bike (Sharm el-Sheikh)
As organizers of guided tours in the Sinai and training in all aspects of mountain biking, everything Black Jack Bike do is designed to set bikers’ hearts racing. The activities range from half-day tours for beginners to training camps for experienced mountain bikers.
Sharm el Sheikh Cycling, Biking (Sharm el-Sheikh)
We are a group of multinational friends who gathered around the love of nature, cycling, sightseeing, making pictures and having fun sharing talks and jokes. We all live in Sharm El Sheikh, South Sinai , Egypt. As we love our home city of Sharm El Sheikhا, and we all like to gather together every week on Fridays in order to go cycling around and discover new horizons; we are really lucky to be here and we would love to let you share that with us!
Bored of the standard city tours and traditional outings? Come to fun and adventure and get that adrenaline rush while sliding down some of the best sand dunes in Egypt This is Sand Skiing, Dry Surfing or Hot Snowboarding! It’s safe and it’s a whole lot of fun. Sandboarding trips from Sharm El Sheikh, Nabq, Dahab, Nuweiba & Taba – the best fun in South Sinai, Egypt!
Canyon Motor Safaris (Taba)
Our tracks follow Egypts most beautiful wadis and provide quite possibly the most stunning half day quad bike trip to be found anywhere in the World. We have also created technical tracks to add some pure fun to the experience and our range of kids quads ensure the whole family get to join in.
Sharm Club (Sharm el-Sheikh)
Sharm Club is an international and Egyptian licensed tour operator offering various daily excursions, water activities, boat and sea trips, desert safari entertainments and private airport transfers.
Sharm el Sheikh Excurions
We work as a highly experienced group, specializing in many kinds of tours. Because we love Sinai too, we would like our tourists to have the best possible stay in here, whatever the budget. We will consider and appreciate your request because you are our interest!