All the hotels, most dive centres and travel agencies such as Sun ‘n Fun can arrange tours by jeep, camel, motorcycle or quad bike. Some of the most popular day excursions include snorkelling visits to Nabeq; jeep trips to the Coloured Canyon followed by snorkelling at Nuweiba/Dahab; overnight trips to St Catherine’s Monastery and Mount Sinai; and sunset visits to Wadi Mandar. Several companies also offer excursions to Serabit el-Khadim and Hammam Faraoun, and longer desert trips (though these are generally cheaper from Dahab or Nuweiba). Most day-trips cost around $40–70; beware of very cheap deals, as these are likely to involve travelling by bus.

Horseriding in the desert can be arranged at the Sofitel hotel’s equestrian centre (t 069 360 0081) or through Sun ‘n Fun; the latter also offer quad bike tours and operate the Sinai Moto Cross quad bike circuit (€25 for 30min) in Na’ama, while there’s go-karting at the state-of-the-art Ghibli Raceway (t 069 360 3939, w ghibliraceway.com; € 16 for 10min), just off the Airport Road, near the entrance to the Hyatt Regency.

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