Escapist and enchanting, this exclusive camel and scuba diving safari will celebrate the wild beauty of the Sinai. As you cross the dunes by camel to access rarely explored dive sites, you will savor the serenity of a Bedouin camp, and dive in the legendary Red Sea sites around Dahab. Handcrafted as a private adventure, on this nine-day journey silence will reign and nature’s beauty will compel you both above and below the water. Desert and diving is where you will experience wild Egypt at its...
Dahab – The Tranquil Bedouin Ambience of the Red Sea
Dahab is the antithesis of Sharm el Sheikh. One is calm and traditional as the long promenade is dominated by small cafes that laze above the water. The other is large and commercial as it is populated by large-scale resorts. A clue to the difference is found in the history. Dahab has old Bedouin roots while Sharm el Sheikh was initially a navel port. You will discover this difference upon your airport arrival in Sharm el Sheikh where you will be transferred privately to a boutique luxury hotel that stands serenely above the water in Dahab. From your private terrace you will enjoy uninterrupted views of the Red Sea and its unique blue-green color, which will be a constant over the next four days.
No activities will be planned for the day since the local atmosphere is ideal for settling into the escapist rhythm of a vacation. You can wander along the promenade and stop in one of the cafes or restaurants for a quiet drink. Then, take a walk away from the small town and it will take only ten minutes before you are completely alone. Dahab does not have a typical sandy beach as meant for sunbathing, but the waves lap gently against the rocks and the salty smell of the sea will be a constant.
Dahab – Introductory Dives and Relaxing on the Water
Day 3 - 4
Dahab – Legendary Dive Sites of Dahab, Including the Blue Hole
Ras Abu Galum – Unforgettable Camel Safari Across the Wild Sinai Desert
Day 6 - 7
Ras Abu Galum – Diving the Reefs of Ras Abu Galum
Dahab – Camel Safari or Drive Back to Dahab
Dahab – Relaxed Final Day Before Evening Departure
- Dive the untouched and mostly uncharted sites of the Red Sea as you spend two days in the remote Ras Abu Galum area
- Celebrate the diversity of the Red Sea with three days diving near Dahab, including the surreal Blue Hole and the exotic colors of Napoleon Reef
- Absorb the serenity of the wilderness with a unique camel safari over the dunes, as you travel in the style of the Bedouins
- Savor three nights at an isolated Bedouin camp in the desert, tucked beneath a mountain where the sand meets the sea
- Take your camel onto the peaks for sunrise and sunset, where the silence is absolute and the colors mingle evocatively across desert and water
- Enjoy a minimum of ten private dives, with a wide choice of sites dependent on your certification level
Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula can be breathtakingly silent. The only sounds will come from the wind whipping across the dunes or your own breathing beneath the water. Wilderness will envelop you at every turn as rugged mountains, remote reefs, pristine beaches, and rippling dunes surround you. It is as if the world has stood still, a feeling intensified when you travel with the Bedouin to camp where the desert meets the sea. Few places on the planet will feel as escapist while still being able to provide contemporary comfort. The camp and waterfront hotel on this itinerary will effortlessly blend nature with a reassuring level of luxury.
Evocative and enchanting, the Sinai is where the raw beauty of the desert and the water come together and this exclusive safari has been handcrafted to celebrate the best of both. You will dive the legendary sites around Dahab, which will allow you to absorb the inimitability of Red Sea life. Then you will cross the desert by camel on a unique journey to the tiny Bedouin village of Ras Abu Galum. Some of the Red Sea’s most untouched reefs are found here and you will have as much time as you desire to dive them between your camel rides onto the desert peaks for sunrise and sunset.
All the dives will be privately guided and you will enjoy a minimum of ten dives during the safari. Three days of diving in Dahab will allow you to visit a wide range of sites, including the surreal Blue Hole and Napoleon Reef. These dive sites will showcase the Red Sea’s diversity, with a mix of shallow and deep sites, as well as boat and shore entries. The two days of diving around Ras Abu Galum will primarily consist of vast shallow sites rich in color and life whose inaccessibility has been integral to keeping them absolutely pristine. From Ras Abu Galum you can choose to return to Dahab by camel or by road. Both routes will reveal a rugged wilderness that connects you with nature.
$9,355 per person (excluding international flights)
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