Many tourists just stay on the beach or at the hotel pool while they are in Egypt. But there are plenty to do. One of the best excursions from Sharm El-Sheikh is to climb the Moses Mountain (Jebel Musa) to see the sun rise from 2285 meters above sea level. Most people go up at night. It is an amazing experience, the walking up under the stars at night, and the sunrise at dawn. But use good shoes and take warm cloths for the cold nights in the winter months. More pictures in my Moses Mountain photo gallery.
And when you come down from the mountain in the morning you can visit the Monastery of St. Katherine, which is the oldest continuously inhabited monastery in the World.
Or you could go snorkeling in the Red Sea, to Ras Mohammed and Tiran Island to see a underwater national park, home to coral reefs and more than 1000 species of fish. I must admit I did not snorkel as my friends did, but seeing their expression and hearing their stories afterwards I might do next time. More pictures in my snorkeling photo gallery.
And then you could visit the bedouins and the Sinai desert and go for a camel ride. There are many such excursions organized both by local agencies or your travel company. And the one I attended a couple of weeks ago was well worth it.More pictures from this excursion in my photo gallery.