|12 Oct - 18 Oct||
Swim a region of world-famous beauty, weaving over coral reefs in the Gulf of Aqaba
Take time with like-minded swimmers to enjoy the warm waters and meet the local wildlife that surface to greet us
Relax after a day in the waters and soak up Egyptian mountains as waves churn near your beachfront hotel
Experience the cultural riches of Dahab - once a Bedouin fishing village and now a la
Egypt is one of the cradles of civilisation - home to the historic Mt Sinai (where Moses found the Ten Commandments) - not to mention it being a region of sprawled beauty, where plains range along white sand beaches and sun-dappled waters roll over coral reefs, which colour the Gulf of Aqaba. Swims here, with the many species of wildlife that flourish in this part of the world, are not soon forgotten!
During our trip, we visit the coral coastline of the Sinai Peninsula. Egypt’s Red Sea coastline stretches for more than 800km from the Suez Canal in the North to Sudan in the South. Famed for its turquoise waters, brilliant coral and exotic sea life - this is a perfect winter location for our SwimTrek trips. For those who like to find fun below the waves as well, it's also ranked as one of the top ten places to dive and snorkel in the world. One spot in particular stands out in that regard, a familiar name to anyone who's ever written an aquatic Bucket List, the 80-metre-deep: Blue Hole.
Who is this trip for?
This trip is designed for Swimmers who enjoy a combination of coastal and reef swims and relish the opportunity to explore spectacular vistas and wildlife, both above and below the water.
Swimmers should have a basic understanding of open water swimming and be capable of completing the average swim distance and average daily swim distance (over the course of two swims) prior to the start of the trip.
The average daily swim distance is around 3km.
We have given this trip a ‘Moderate’ grading. Most swimmers comfortable in the open water will be able to take part and enjoy one of these trips.
- Fully guided swimming holiday in the Red Sea, Egypt
- Swim guides and full safety escort on all swims
- Six nights' accommodation
- All breakfasts
- All lunches (except Day 4)
- Meet and greet at the airport with transfer to our hotel (for guests arriving on Day 1 only)
- Transfer back to the airport on Day 7
- Full ABTOT Financial Protection
What's not included?
- Travel to and from the start of the tour
- Visa fee if applicable
- Lunch on Day 4
- Snorkelling and diving (equipment hire at extra cost)
Sample Trip Itinerary
Please note that the below daily itineraries are an example of the swims that may take place during your trip, however, actual swim locations and distances will vary according to local weather and swim conditions. Your SwimTrek guides and local boat pilots will determine the most suitable swim locations each day and will communicate the plan with all guests as soon as possible.
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