February 22nd - March 2nd, 2019
With awesome visibility and breath-taking soft corals, the Red Sea is one of the most popular scuba diving destinations in the world. There are over one thousand species of fish in the Red Sea, 20 percent of which can be found nowhere else in the world. It is hard to believe that where the Egyptian desert sands end, a marine paradise begins. Ironically, Egypt's desert climate has created an ideal live-aboard scuba diving setting.
It is one of the sunniest places on the planet, therefore, corals and their tiny guests thrive on an overabundance of solar energy. The Red Sea is the resting place of many intriguing wrecks included several WWII ships that house countless artifacts.
There's so much more to explore! Join us on an extended stay excursion to explore Egypt!
March 2nd - 8th, 2019
More details below.
We have planned to do the Brothers/Daedalus/Elphinstone Iitinerary (see map). The two island locations are pinnacles, meaning that below the surface, their walls plummet hundreds of feet vertically down, without any sandy beaches or shallow reefs around. Surrounded by open ocean, chances of spotting big game, such as rays, sharks, and other pelagic predators, are very high around the islands. Grey Reef Sharks, Thresher Sharks, and Hammerhead schools are residents. Two wreck dives may be offered (Aida and Numidia).
All staterooms are air-conditioned and fitted with private toilets, showers, sinks and hair dryers. Breakfast (cooked to order), buffet lunch and an elegant meal at dinner with tableside service are served in addition to fresh mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks. Beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) are complimentary while onboard. Linens are changed as requested and fresh towels are placed in each stateroom as needed.
Master Stateroom - One queen bed, 60" x 78" inches, port hole, mirrored wardrobe, bathrobes, hairdryer, fresh towels, AC units, private ensuite bath.
Deluxe Stateroom - Two single beds, 35" x 78" and 38" x 82" inches, porthole view, mirrored wardrobe, bathrobes, hairdryer, fresh towels, AC units and private ensuite bath.
• Accommodations aboard the yacht
• 4 dives per day
• Compressed air tanks, weights & belts
• All meals and snacks, non-alcoholic beverages, local beer and wine
• Airport transfers**
**Airport transfers are included if arriving and departing from the Marsa Alam Airport on the charter start/end dates to and from Port Ghalib Harbor, where the yacht docks.**
CHARTER DOES NOT INCLUDE:
• Airfare (international and domestic)
• Equipment rentals
• Nitrox fills
• Certification or specialty courses
• Hotel stays/day rooms
• Dinner on final evening
• Crew gratuity
• Port/park fees, fuel surcharge, taxes (when applicable)
Deluxe: $2399.00 USD
Master: $2499.00 USD
Pricing is per person, based on double occupancy per stateroom.
Only 3 Master staterooms available.
A $500 USD non-refundable deposit reserves your spot.
There are 18 spaces available.
Explore Egypt on an Extended Stay Excursion
- Nile Cruise Sightseeing including visiting to Luxor Temple, Karnak Temple, Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple, Colossi of Memnon, Edfu Temple, Kom Ombo Temple, the High Dam, the Unfinished Obelisk, Philae Temple & River Nile Tour by Felucca
- 1 Night accommodation at Marina Lodge hotel in deluxe rooms
- 4 nights’ accommodation at M/S Concerto Nile Cruise
- 2 nights’ accommodation at Le Meridien Pyramids hotel in Premium Pyramids view rooms
- Full day tour visits the Great Pyramid and Sphinx, Memphis & Sakkara
- Full day tour visits Museum & Khan
- English speaking guide
- All private transfers and sightseeing throughout the program
DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- Tips for hotel, guide & driver ($35.00 USD per person), any meals/drinks not mentioned in the above program, any personal extras, entry visa, and domestic flght ticket
$ 1299.00 USD
Pricing is per person, based on double occupancy
Tour rates are subject to increase by 7-10 % for 2019.
Itinerary for live-aboard trip and extended stay excursion:
FEB 22 (Friday) Arrival Hurghada Airport, staff assists & transfers to Marina Lodge Port Ghalib hotel for accommodation in deluxe rooms. Overnight Marsa Alam.
FEB 23 (Saturday) Buffet Breakfast; late checkout at 15:00 & zodiac transfer to the Red Sea Aggressor.
FEB 23 – MAR 02 2019: Dive the Red Sea aboard Red Sea Aggressor I.
MAR 02 (Saturday) Staff meets the guests at the Aggressor at 06:00 AM & transfers to Luxor to board M/S Concerto Nile Cruise. Lunch on board, start the tour of the East bank, visiting Luxor Temple & Karnak Temple, back to Cruise, Dinner on board. Overnight Luxor.
MAR 03 (Sunday) Breakfast on board; start the tour of the West Bank, visiting Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple & Colossi of Memnon, back to Cruise, sail to Edfu via Esna, Lunch on board, Afternoon tea, Dinner on board. Overnight Edfu.
MAR 04 (Monday) Breakfast on board; visit Edfu Temple, back to Cruise, sail to Kom Ombo, Lunch on board, Afternoon tea, visit Kom Ombo Temple, Galabya Party, Dinner on board. Overnight Aswan.
MAR 05 (Tuesday) Breakfast on board; visit the High Dam, the Unfinished Obelisk & Philae Temple, back to Cruise, Lunch on board, River Nile Tour by Felucca, Dinner on board, Nubian Show. Overnight Aswan.
MAR 06 (Wednesday) Disembarkation at 08:00 AM & staff transfers to Aswan airport to meet the flight to Cairo airport, meet your guide & start the day tour of the Egyptian National Museum where you will be amazed by King Tut's treasures, spend the Afternoon at Khan El Khalily Bazaars & then transfer to Le Meridien Pyramids hotel for accommodation in Premium Pyramids view rooms. Overnight Cairo.
MAR 07 (Thursday) Buffet Breakfast; meet your guide at the hotel lobby at 07:30 AM for a tour of the Giza plateau featuring the Great Pyramid and Sphinx, Memphis & Sakkara, back to the hotel. Overnight Cairo.
MAR 08 (Friday) Breakfast; checkout & staff transfers to Hurghada airport to meet the departure flight.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (204) 253-BLUE (2583) to let us know if you are interested in joining us!