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hi, going to the Sol Y Mar in Sharks bay 4th march, can anyone tell me about day trips we can book, and if there are local agents to book near this hotel?

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1. Re: trips

All hotels can provide excursions and the whole Sharm area is full of people trying to sell excursions to tourists.

Generally they are much cheaper booked in Egypt than from the UK, and the exact same thing, but you should compare prices and haggle hard.

Before you pay for anything do check the current advice from the UK Foreign office as if you do something they advise against or which is not covered by your travel insurance you may invalidate the entire policy.

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Just back from our first trip to Sharm and had a great time. Used a company called Jasmine Tours to go on trips (check out their reviews on here and you'll see why) they are much cheaper than other companies we found and Alex (the owner) will come see you to arrange what it is you would like to do and try and adapt the trips to suit you. The Tiran Island trip we went on was amazing and half the price of booking via our holiday operator.

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Just back from our first trip to Sharm and had a great time. Used a company called Jasmine Tours to go on trips (check out their reviews on here and you'll see why) they are much cheaper than other companies we found and Alex (the owner) will come see you to arrange what it is you would like to do and try and adapt the trips to suit you. The Tiran Island trip we went on was amazing and half the price of booking via our holiday operator. They work from Sharks Bay and use Bright Shark diving centre

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Hi Sue W

As verity1 said all hotels offer excursiions and every other shop will offer the same thing so very hard to make a recommendation.on who to book with. Many people on here have their own favourites. Suggest that you check our some of the reviews as said by Kinzi73. Anothe popular one to look at is Sinai Safari (this company is run by an English couple)

http://sinaisafariadventures.com/

Definately wait till you get there to book as it will be cheaper than booking from UK.

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Here now, we booked through Mohammad time tours in sharm great guy and great rates, he has insurance but whoever you use just make sure u have insurance or they do, we just back from quad biking with kids.

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Hi,

For quads / risky sports. Plz arrange cover *before* you travel; don't rely on local tour ops as there have been some horror stories. The UK FO has highlighted this as have various tv progs & not just for Egypt. Prices for trips are so reasonable that the insurance cover (if any) can't be worth much. Even Thomson admitted to one regular that they would look to the guest's own insurance first.

regards

Edited: 1:48 pm, February 10, 2014
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I agree 100% with Nephthys, make sure your UK policy covers risky sports especially quads. Never rely on local insurance of course they will say they have got it, they are selling you a trip without which they have no livelihood.

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