Day trip ideas from Sharm el-Sheikh...

Sep 4th, 2008, 02:03 PM
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Day trip ideas from Sharm el-Sheikh...

Would appreciate any ideas for day trips or overnight trips from Sharm el-Sheikh. Any thoughts on getting to the pyramids from here would also be helpful. Know this is vague, but am open to all suggestions. Thanks in advance. Peggy
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Sep 4th, 2008, 02:45 PM
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If you're willing to spend the money (about $80 each way per person) it would be easy to fly from Sharm El Sheikh to Cairo, take a day tour of the pyramids, sphinx, etc., and return. You can drive, but I think it's about 6 hours each way (?).
 
Sep 4th, 2008, 09:59 PM
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Thanks dmlove for that tip, I'll check into it more.
Anyone else with ideas?
All are appreciated.
Peggy
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Sep 5th, 2008, 08:04 AM
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Do not even attempt to drive to Cairo!!! If you want to see the pyramids - do as dmlove suggests and fly. Easy.

As for other trips - St. Catherine's Monastery/Mt. Sinai is popular as are desert safaris. I am not sure if it is possible to fly directly from Sharm to Luxor - but that would definitely be worth the trip (going thru Cairo would be too grueling unless you plan on spending the night in Luxor).
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Sep 5th, 2008, 08:04 AM
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You could also fly directly to Luxor, but flights do not go every day of the week. No pyramids there, but many antiquities -

And then there's Mt. Sinai and St. Catherine's monastery, a 2-3 hour drive from Sharm.
 
Sep 5th, 2008, 08:05 AM
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Sorry, I missed grcxx3's message when I posted - we pretty much suggested the same things!
 
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