Sharm El Sheikh


Discover laid-back Dahab and snorkel, sunbathe and shop as you please on this full-day tour from Sharm el Sheikh! Travel in an air-conditioned minibus and enjoy a free day in this colorful beach town favored by independent travelers. Chill out at beautiful Eel Garden beach, relax by a pool, or snorkel around the fantastic shore reef and Eel Garden itself, where countless small eels cover the sands. Enjoy an included lunch and then perhaps shop for souvenirs at Dahab’s quaint bazaars before returning to Sharm el Sheikh in the late afternoon.

Sharm El Sheikh
11 hours (approx.)


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  • Full-day trip to the relaxed beachside town of Dahab from Sharm el Sheikh
  • Swim, snorkel or sunbathe on famous Eel Garden beach
  • Snorkel at the shore reef and Eel Garden, where crowds of small eels peep from the sands
  • Explore Dahab and browse the bazaars for souvenirs at your leisure
  • Savor a freshly prepared, included lunch on the beach
  • Enjoy full access to snorkeling equipment, plus a beachside pool and showers

What You Can Expect

Leave your Sharm el Sheikh hotel in your air-conditioned minibus with your guide and head south to the small town of Dahab, famous for its street markets and laid-back vibe.

After about 90 minutes, arrive in this colorful beachside spot and walk around the center as your guide points out places of interest and shares insider tips on the best bazaars. Once you have your bearings, head for Eel Garden, a beautiful stretch of beach named after a nearby dive and snorkel spot. Settle here and enjoy the rest of the time to use the supplied snorkeling equipment, relax, sunbathe or just come and go as you want. While you're here, you also enjoy free access to the beach facilities, including a swimming pool and showers, so everything you need is at hand.

Perhaps don your face mask and snorkel around the shore reef in the crystal-clear waters — it’s perfect for snorkelers of all levels. Waft through the corals to see the stunning marine life or maybe explore Eel Garden, where hundreds of small, shy eels peer up from the sandy bed and sway with the tide.

Come midday, savor a freshly prepared lunch. Please see the Itinerary for a sample menu. Then, enjoy the afternoon any way you want. Snorkel some more, relax by the pool, or walk to Dahab’s markets to snap up everything from rugs to silver jewelry, spices and perfumes.

In the late afternoon, join your minibus at Eel Garden and return to Sharm el Sheikh, where your tour ends with a drop-off at your hotel.

Sample Menu:

Main course:

  • Grilled chicken or fresh, grilled fish served with rice or pasta, salad, tehina (sesame seed paste) and flatbread
  • Seasonal vegetables steam cooked in local herbs, served with rice or pasta, salad, tehina and flatbread
  • Dessert:
  • Fresh fruit served with tea or mineral water