Discover the breathtaking underwater world of Egypt's world-famous Red Sea
Complete a stunning collection of coastal and reef swims over the course of your trip
Enjoy the spectacular underwater vistas and be amazed by the sheer quantity of marine life that exists in this corner of the world
Stay on board a spacious motorised yacht for the duration of your trip, complete with large deck areas to relax and your very own on-board chef
Discover the remote islands, colourful reefs and abundant marine life of Egypt’s breathtaking Red Sea on this spectacular liveaboard swimming holiday. Based on board the M/Y Contessa Mia motor yacht, this trip gives you the chance to explore some of the Red Sea’s most remote and isolated destinations from a truly unique perspective.
The Egyptian Red Sea is a world-renowned open water destination which is located just a short flight from Europe’s main international airports. Offering outstanding water clarity, year-round sunshine and an incredible variety of marine life, it is the perfect location to discover the magic that lives beneath the water’s surface.
The Red Sea is defined by the sheer volume of colourful coral and marine life which exists around the islands and reefs that make up this corner of the world. Divers and snorkelers from across the globe have long travelled to this region to take in more than 200 types of hard and soft coral and a stunning range of fish species, sponges and crustaceans. Combining this marine life with the spectacular underwater vistas, which include caves, drop-offs and the possibility of swimming over one of the Red Sea’s countless shipwrecks, makes this a unique and unforgettable swimming destination.
On top of the organised swims which are included in the trip itinerary, there is also plenty of time to take part in additional activities, such as snorkelling and scuba diving, over the course of the trip.
Who is this trip for?
This trip is designed for swimmers who enjoy exploring islands, reefs and marine life and are looking for a little spring sunshine. Swimmers should have a basic understanding of open water swimming and be capable of completing the average daily swim distance of around 4 km (split over a minimum of two swims) prior to the start of the trip.
- Fully guided swimming holiday in Egypt
- Swim guides and full safety escort on all swims
- Seven nights accommodation
- All breakfasts
- All lunches
- All dinners
- Meet and greet at the airport with transfer to our boat (for guests arriving on Day 1 only)
- $US25 visa fee (for guests arriving on Day 1 only)
- Transfer back to the airport on Day 8
What's not included?
- Travel to and from the start of the tour
- Alcoholic drinks which can be purchased on board our boat
- Optional tipping for onboard crew
Please note that the below daily itineraries are an example of the swims that may take place during the course of your trip, however, actual swim locations and distances will vary according to local weather and sea conditions. Your SwimTrek guides and local boat pilot will determine the most suitable swim locations each day and will communicate the plan with all guests as soon as possible.
Easily one of the best holiday experiences I've had - by day six after swimming a little over 4km per day in perfect conditions, I felt amazing! Thanks so much for a wonderful trip.Alex D, UK - 2019
The week swimming on the Red Sea with a wonderful group is a lifetime highlight.Charles H, New Zealand - 2019
You'll see more fish in the sea than stars in the sky!Alexis G, Canada - 2019
Swimtrek always deliver on great swims, in interesting locations with an absolute focus on fun and safety.Martin, T. UK -2018
Swimming with dolphins was truly magical.Tracey, H. UK - 2018
An amazing week on a boat: A stunning location, fantastic swims, dolphin and turtle encounters and a great bunch of fellow travellers, guides and boat crew.Anett, J. UK -2018
As always, wonderful combination of beautiful location, swimming and great fellow swimmers.Andreas, F. Ger- 2018
Glorious, would highly recommend!Carrie, B. UK- 2018