Many people have put the Sinai Peninsula on the map thanks to COP27, the Climate Conference held in Sharm El Sheikh in November 2022. And it is proof that this territory, once plagued by political tensions, is now a first-class tourist destination. For this reason, in this post we give you a top 5 plans to do in the Sinai, with Egypt Exclusive as the organizing agency for the experience.
Sharm El Sheikh, image of Sinai and Egypt
Sharm El Sheikh is the reflection of the new, modern and improved version of Sinai and Egypt. Sinai and Egypt. The successful organization of COP27 is the best example of this, and although it does not have the history of other tourist destinations in Egypt, it does have corners capable of surprising its visitors. For example, the Al Sahaba Mosque, of recent construction, Ottoman influence and architecture worthy of a fairy tale. Its commercial offer (SOHO Square) and its peaceful beaches throughout the year are other tourist attractions of the city.
Diving in Red Sea waters
The southern coast of the Sinai Peninsula is not only home to beaches where you can relax during your vacation (Dahab, Taba, etc.), but it is also worthwhile to go into its waters to explore its biodiversity. Here you will find some of the most spectacular dive sites in the world, especially in the Ras Muhammad National Park area, full of coral reefs, sea turtles and hundreds of species of colorful fish.
Mount Sinai: for Egypta very sacred place
The Sinai Peninsula is associated, etymologically speaking, with Mount Sinai, one of the holiest mountains in the world, as it is for Jews, Christians and Muslims. This is where, according to the Scriptures, Moses received the Tablets of the Law from God. And today, it is the final destination of many pilgrims and tourists interested in culture and religion. It is possible to climb to the top, either on foot on a hiking trail or with the help of camels and Bedouin guides.
Monastery of Santa Catalina, a very special site
Very close to Mount Sinai, at the foot of Mount Sinai and at the foot of Mount Catherine, is located the Monastery of Santa Catalinamanaged by the Greek Orthodox Church and home to various treasures: its basilica, its library and, above all, its bush, which would be a branch of the one that Moses saw burning in this very place and which largely motivated the construction of such a sacred enclosure as this one.
Pharaoh’s Island, a boat ride through history
Pharaoh’s Island is located near Taba. It is a small island where a castle with a lot of history is preserved, as it was erected by the Crusaders during their expeditions to Jerusalem in the twelfth century. It is an islet, but the silhouette of the crenellated fortress and the views from the top are inspiring, both towards the Península del Sinai, Egyptas well as the rest of the Gulf of Aqaba.