Red Sea Relaxation
Red Sea Relaxation is all about you relaxing in Sinai. The Sinai is a place of awesome beauty where rugged beaches, lapped by the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Aqaba, form a picturesque frame for the jagged mountains of the peninsula. Along the coast are several havens for travellers seeking a few days of R&R after a busy trip through the Nile Valley.
Dahab, known for its crystal-clear waters, is one of the most popular destinations for younger travellers. Here you can spend lazy afternoons sipping cool fruit juices, playing backgammon with friends or the locals, while the ocean gently laps the shoreline. In the evening, there are numerous cheap restaurants to choose from and you can enjoy a fabulous seafood banquet for just a few dollars.Activities Snorkelling
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For some, Dahab also offers the chance to head out on a day dive. It has some of the best diving in the region and the underwater life is truly spectacular. About 15 metres from the shore the reef suddenly drops away, exposing some of the most beautiful coral in the world. Snorkels cost a few of dollars to hire for the day and there's no better way to cool down - especially during the hot summer months.
Cairo-DahabDay 1: This morning you are transferred from your hotel to the bus station where you catch the public air-conditioned bus to the Sinai. The journey to Dahab is a long one (around eight hours) and you can expect to arrive approximately in the afternoon. There are a couple of rest stops along the way. On arrival you are taken to your hotel and after checking in you are free to wander along the beachfront where you'll find numerous bars and restaurants.
DahabDay 2-3: Dahab is a great place to chill out. There's good snorkelling, windsurfing and you can also arrange a day dive (providing you have your PADI certificate with you). For non-divers there numerous other activities which can be arranged while you are there. These include a day trip to Mt. Sinai, a jeep safari into the desert or a camel ride. Prices generally depend on how many people are booking and of course you'll need to haggle!
Dahab-CairoDay 4: This morning you catch the air-conditioned bus back to Cairo where your trip ends.
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