Sharm el Sheikh: Backpacking
Palm trees, turquoise skies & majestic mountains
Sharm el Sheikh is all about package tourism and luxury holidays. As such it’s not the most popular destination for independent travellers on a budget. Unless you’re coming specifically to take advantage of the excellent diving around the area, you’re better off slinging your backpack and heading 85 km north to the more laid back resort town of Dahab. This has a more bohemian vibe with funky, budget accommodation and is a popular hangout for backpackers on the Red Sea coast.