Sharm El Sheikh Introduction Walking Tour (Self Guided), Sharm El Sheikh

Sharm Elsheikh, a fabulous resort town renowned for its sandy beaches, clear waters and coral reefs, is also grand in terms of exotic architecture and other places of interest. If you wish to take some time off sunbathing and lounging about, follow this orientation walk and explore some key sights of Sharm Elsheikh!
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Sharm El Sheikh Introduction Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Sharm El Sheikh Introduction Walking Tour
Guide Location: Egypt » Sharm El Sheikh (See other walking tours in Sharm El Sheikh)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 9
Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.2 Km or 3.9 Miles
Author: nicole
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Old Market
  • Sharm Papyrus Museum
  • Youth Club
  • Aqua Blue Water Park
  • Habada Mosque
  • Il Mercato
  • Alf Leila Wa Leila
  • Lighthouse Ras Umm Sid
  • El Fanar Memorial
Old Market

1) Old Market (must see)

When in Sharm El Sheikh, it might be a good idea to spare one evening for a quick check of The Old Market. Contrary to its name, the market is relatively new and was built only a few decades ago. Still, one shouldn't expect to find fancy boutiques here, as the place has an authentic rough touch to it. It sounds old and smells old world, so even if you don't want to buy anything, it’s well worth walking around just to soak up the atmosphere and get a true feel of the local culture.

Inside, you will see lots of shops, some truly dilapidated, flanking the narrow streets and alleyways, and selling traditional Egyptian paraphernalia: tobacco, jewelery, clothing, herbs & spices, and leather goods. Cowhide rugs, saffron and cinnamon, are particularly worthy of buying for their extremely good quality and cheapness. The rest of the products on sale are pretty much the same as anywhere else in Egypt, and you will have to look hard to find local handicrafts. Those patient enough may eventually succeed in spotting something one of a kind, though. The hand woven rugs are also in great demand by the tourists. Naturally, you will have to haggle tough to bring the price down, usually by as much as a half.

When done shopping, you may feel a bit of a hunger. Worry not! The Old Market is tightly packed with fish restaurants, offering an indulgent choice of fish and seafood meals in its best and simplest form. Once you quenched the hunger, there may be a sweet tooth kicking in, asking for something fruity. Again, you will find here plenty of fruit stalls selling the best quality fruits in town.

The place is probably the most authentic thing to be expected at a designated tourist resort such as Sharm el-Sheikh. The market is open seven days a week and its tastes and prices are as good as they get!
Sharm Papyrus Museum

2) Sharm Papyrus Museum

Just like any other city in Egypt, Sharm Elsheikh has its own Papyrus Museum. The museum is not as big as the one in Cairo, but it does offer it's own little charm. Visitors will cherish the different drawings and writings, all of which, is drafted on papyrus. The Sharm Papyrus Museum also features a gift shop.
Youth Club

3) Youth Club

Youth Club is an international leisure resort, opened every month of the year. The club specializes in snorkeling and diving. Tourists may also rent a boat or diving equipment (instructors available). Last but not least, the Youth Club also includes a little disco that is crowded the whole night long.
Aqua Blue Water Park

4) Aqua Blue Water Park (must see)

The water park features 32 water slides and is highly entertaining not only for kids but also for adults. Customers may pay a larger fee for a full-day's use or rather pay per attraction. The water park also contains fast-food joints, ice-cream, as well as souvenirs shops.
Habada Mosque

5) Habada Mosque

The Habada Mosque is one of the more popular Muslim religious centers in Sharm Elsheikh. The luxurious edifice, white walls, phenomenal windows, and very delicate decorations also contribute to the mystic of Habada.
Il Mercato

6) Il Mercato (must see)

Il Mercato is a huge shopping center with a plethora of restaurants, disco's, fast-food joints, and souvenir boutiques. This is the best place for customers seeking the most famous brands and terrific quality clothes, shoes, and other accessories.
Alf Leila Wa Leila

7) Alf Leila Wa Leila (must see)

Imagine a location where one could find a large variety of restaurants, bars, shops, sound and light-shows, as well as admire Egypt's glorious history, fantastic folklore, and traditional belly dancers. Alf Leila Wa Leila is a fantastic place to hang-out for the day.
Lighthouse Ras Umm Sid

8) Lighthouse Ras Umm Sid

The Lighthouse Ras Umm Sid is situated at one of the very first lighthouses in all of Egypt. The lighthouse presents a simple construction, but does offer a terrific view of the Red Sea as well as the surrounding area. Next to the lighthouse, visitors will enjoy the restaurants, cafés, and beaches.
El Fanar Memorial

9) El Fanar Memorial (must see)

The El Fanar Memorial was established in 2005 in honor of the victims of the plane crash from January 3, 2004. The plane, which crashed into the Red Sea, was a "Boeing-737" from the Egyptian airline Flash Air. Today, the monument honors the lives of all on board (148 people).

Walking Tours in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

Create Your Own Walk in Sharm El Sheikh

Create Your Own Walk in Sharm El Sheikh

Creating your own self-guided walk in Sharm El Sheikh is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Shopping in Sharm Elsheikh

Shopping in Sharm Elsheikh

The city of Sharm Elsheikh is a terrific destination for both unique and traditional goods. The famous open-air markets are a rare and splendid sight. Travel down the "old beaten path" of Sharm Elsheikh today and find out just what exactly it has to offer.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.8 Km or 2.4 Miles