egypt and red sea Liveaboard 2023
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We would like to cordially invite you to join DIVE ARMY for this once in a lifetime trip to Egypt and the Red Sea. Our trip is planned to do a 12 day tour of Ancient Egypt followed by a week of liveaboard diving. The option is to do either the tour and liveaboard OR choose just the land tour. (Currently the option to book just the liveboard is sold out).

 

-For diving, our magical experience will be on board the Blue Horizon of the Blue O Two fleet to dive the majestic Red Sea. 

The Egyptian Red Sea is one of the 7 Wonders of the Underwater World, an extremely rich and diverse ecosystem which harbours more than 1,100 species of fish, 1,000 of invertebrates, over 200 species of soft and hard coral and 44 species of sharks. Dive alongside  large pelagics such as oceanic white tip, thresher, and hammerhead sharks.A wide array of colourful, tropical fish will keep even the most seasoned diver entertained. The Red Sea offers great macro wonders too; including a great variety of nudibranchs, ghost pipefish, and leaf fish.  The great marine biodiversity in the Red Sea is partly due to the expanse of coral reef that extends along huge lengths of its coastline. Offering exciting dive sites suitable for divers of all levels and interests, the Red Sea is an ideal place for beginner divers to get to grips with the underwater world. The avid wreck diver can explore legendary shipwrecks such as Thistlegorm and Giannis D. The huge variety of dive sites in the Red Sea will undoubtedly impress even the most experienced divers and give them a trip to remember.

Experience 8 days and 7 nights diving one of the most spectacular and sought after dive locations in the world. February 27- March 6, 2023

Package includes:

Trip (double occupancy)

Environmental Park Fee

Nitrox for ALL dives (up to 4 dives per day)

3 meals daily, (except Monday’s evening meal); between-dive snacks; towels, linens, etc.; use of tanks, weights and weight belts; all air fills; transfers within Hurghada for same day arrivals & departures; and non-alcoholic beverages (alcoholic beverages available for an additional charge).

For ONLY $1360

 

Does not include: Airfare to Egypt nor Hurghada as well as land options before/after cruise which are available at additional cost; hotel accommodations before/ after the cruise, tips, personal expenses or alcoholic beverages.

-For our 12 Day Ancient Egypt Tour with Nile Cruise; Explore Luxor and Cairo with a Local Specialist. Visit the temples of Karnak, Luxor Museum, the temple dedicated to Goddess Hathor at Dendera, Luxor Temple, the Temple of Isis on the island of Philae, the Temple at Kom-Ombo, Queen Hatshepsut's Temple and the Colossi of Memnon in Luxor, the Valley of the Kings, the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. View the Step Pyramid in Sakkara, the Great Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza, the High Dam and the Unfinished Obelisk in Aswan, the Botanical Gardens on Kitchener's Island, the Citadel, Alabaster and Sultan Hassan Mosques in Cairo. See the Ramses II statue and Alabaster Sphinx in Memphis, the Sound and Light show in Giza. Sail in a felucca across the Nile.

Experience 12 days and 11 nights touring Ancient Egypt and the Nile River.

February 14- 25, 2023

Package includes:

ALL tour fees

11 Nights accomodation

25 Meals​

     11 Breakfasts

       7 Cruise Lunches

       7 Cruise Dinners

ALL on trip transport

At this point we are negotiating tour prices for Egypt and expect to have firm prices the end of July.  Currently this tour is ABOUT $3,775.  This ESTIMATE is provided as a reference so you can decide what you want to do as the spaces on these tours fill up fast and we want to be able to reserve space--the end of July or beginning of August-- for everyone that wants to join us.

Red Sea Liveaboard Itinerary: (February 27- March 6, 2023)

The Strait of Tiran and North cruise allows you to take in some of the most iconic wrecks and reefs the northern Red Sea has to offer as well as the pristine coral reefs of Tiran.

The Tiran dive area is found in the entrance to the Gulf of Aqaba and is made up of four main reefs that form the top of an underwater bridge. These reefs, named after British cartographers (Jackson, Woodhouse, Thomas, Gordon), are world famous for their extraordinary diversity of corals and strong south westerly currents make them home to many large pelagic fish.

  • Day 1

    Start the week with a check dive before heading north for an afternoon and night dive.

  • Days 2-5

    Spend four days cruising the northern Red Sea. Normally you will have the opportunity to make three day dives and a night dive each day. The exact itinerary and order of dive sites will vary depending on the conditions but you can expect to visit plenty of wrecks including SS. Thistlegorm. There is also some fantastic reef diving including the Ras Mohamed and Tiran marine parks, Sha'ab El Erg (famous for dolphin encounters) and the island of Gubal.

  • Day 6

    Enjoy two relaxed morning dives close to Hurghada allowing you to cruise into harbour in the early afternoon. Take advantage of an evening onshore to purchase souvenirs and enjoy Egypt's famous hospitality before your journey home the next day.

  • PLEASE NOTE

    The itinerary above is an example of the planned route and dive sites cannot be guaranteed. All dives sites are subject to weather conditions and the final route taken is at the absolute discretion of the captain and dive guides. Adverse weather can affect this route which includes one or two overnight sailings.

          We recommend trip cancellation/interruption insurance (don’t f                    forget to include airfare as well as sleeping accommodations pre                  and post cruise) and we require dive accident insurance on this                    itinerary.  

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Payment Plan:

$500 deposit

1 March 2022                 - $500

1 September 2022        - $350 or balance will be due.

The Yacht

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food

  • Local Food

  • Vegetarian Options

  • Buffet style

  • Beer available

  • Snacks All Day

  • Vegan Options

  • Free Soft Drinks

M/Y Blue Horizon Egypt is a 41m luxury liveaboard offering 5-star diving and service and was awarded 'Liveaboard of the Year' in 2015 by DIVER magazine.

Topside, 13 deluxe twin cabins can accommodate up to 26 guests. Each is equipped with an en suite bathroom, individual climate control, mini-bar, TV and DVD player. The dining area and salon offer a large dining table and entertainment system. This is the perfect place to gather and watch videos of the day’s dives. Breakfast, lunch and dinner onboard the blue Horizon are served buffet style with snacks, fruit and juices served throughout the day. Two sun decks offer comfortable loungers, a Jacuzzi and a shaded area for relaxing after a day of scuba diving. The blue Horizon Egypt crew is always on hand to ensure guest comfort and satisfaction for a hassle-free holiday.

Scuba diving in Egypt's Red Sea aboard the blue Horizon allows divers to discover fantastic marine life. The diving amenities aboard MY blue Horizon include a large dive deck equipped with Nitrox/air fill stations, a battery charging station and fresh water rinse tanks.

Boat features

  • Camera Station

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Audio & video entertainment

  • Library

  • TV in cabins

  • Air Conditioned saloon

  • Aircon Cabins

  • Sun Deck

  • Indoor Saloon

  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly

  • Warm Water Showers

  • Custom built for diving

  • Charging stations

       Camera room with table and charging point

  • En-Suite bathrooms

  • Free Internet

  • Non-Smoking Rooms

  • Outside Showers

  • Seaview Cabins

  • Snorkeling Equipment

  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera

  • Dedicated Local & International Crew

  • Leisure Deck

  • Bar

  • Available for Charter

  • Jacuzzi / Hot Tub​

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Wonders of Ancient Egypt Itinerary: (February 14- 25, 2023)

DAY 1 : 14 February 2023

Arrive Cairo (2 Nights)

Delve into the antiquities of Egypt on this

epic journey which begins in Cairo. On

arrival, transfer to your hotel for a day at

leisure.

Hotel(s): Le Méridien Pyramids

DAY 2 : 15 February 2023

Cairo – Pyramids Excursion

Immerse yourself in a history that spans

millennia during a full-day excursion to the

old kingdom of Egypt. See the Colossus of

Ramses II and the Alabaster Sphinx at

Memphis. Visit the Step Pyramid at

Sakkara, then marvel at the Great Pyramid

of Giza and the mighty Sphinx. This

evening, watch as the walls of these feats

of man are lit up in a dazzling Sound and

Light Show.

Meal(s):Breakfast

DAY 3 : 16 February 2023

Cairo – Luxor - Nile Cruise (7

Nights)

We fly to Luxor this morning and embark

on a guided tour of the Karnak Temple

Complex, before boarding our cruise in

time for lunch. Later this afternoon, marvel

at Luxor’s Great Temple and visit Luxor

Museum to see an astounding collection of

archaeological treasures, including items

from Tutankhamun’s tomb.

Meal(s):Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Hotel(s): Nile Cruise: MS Miriam, MS

Medea or MS Sapphire (or similar cruise

ship)

DAY 4 : 17 February 2023

Nile Cruise: Dendera – Luxor

Pay tribute to the Goddess Hathor at the

well-preserved Dendera Temple by bus,

then travel back to Luxor.

Meal(s):Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5 : 18 February 2023

Nile Cruise: Aswan

Sail on today to Aswan, arriving in time for

dinner.

Meal(s):Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6 : 19 February 2023

Nile Cruise: Aswan

Continue today, to the Temple of Isis on

the Island of Philae, then view the

Unfinished Obelisk, lying semi-carved from

the solid bedrock, and visit the High Dam

in Aswan.

Meal(s):Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7 : 20 February 2023

Nile Cruise: Aswan – Philae

This morning, consider joining a once in a

lifetime Optional Experience to Abu

Simbel. Later, sail in a felucca to the

Botanical Gardens on Kitchener's Island.

Meal(s):Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8 : 21 February 2023

Nile Cruise: Aswan – Kom-Ombo

Consider joining a once in a lifetime

Optional Experience to Abu Simbel. Later,

we'll visit the roofless Temple of Kom-

Ombo, worshipping two gods.

Meal(s):Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9 : 22 February 2023

Nile Cruise to Luxor

Watch how the river gives life to an arid

landscape and the people who live within

it as you sail down the Nile to Luxor.

Meal(s):Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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DAY 10 : 23 February 2023

Disembark Luxor – Cairo (2 Nights)

We disembark at Luxor, Connect With

Locals' as you enjoy a traditional 'Be My

Guest' bite to eat of freshly baked bread

with honey and mint tea. Explore the

fascinating complex of mortuary temples

and tombs, including Queen Hatshepsut's

Temple, the Colossi of Memnon and the

Valley of the Kings. We take a return flight

to Cairo where we'll enjoy an evening at

leisure to soak up the buzzing atmosphere

for which the city is famous. This evening

consider an evening meal on board a

floating restaurant with some lively

Egyptian entertainment.

Meal(s):Breakfast, Be My Guest

Hotel(s): Ramses Hilton

DAY 11 : 24 February 2023

Cairo Sightseeing

Your sightseeing tour through Cairo will

include a visit to the Hanging Church of St.

Mary and the Sultan Hassan Mosque in

Old Cairo, see the ancient Citadel, the

Alabaster Mosque and the Egyptian

Museum.

Meal(s):Breakfast

DAY 12 : 25 February 2023

Depart Cairo

Our expedition at its end, take a transfer

to the airport for your onward journey.

Meal(s):Breakfast

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WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED IN THE TRIP

Excess baggage

Lunches and meals other than specified

Expenses of personal nature and incidentals at the

hotels

Transportation, sightseeing and admissions other than

specified

Tips and gratuities ($3-5, or Euro equivalent, per day,

per person suggested for Travel Director and Coach

Driver and $2 per day, per person suggested for

Local Experts)

Trafalgar's Travel Protection Plan is not included and

can be purchased for an additional charge, please

inquire for details

This list is illustrative and not a complete list of every

item not included

Payment Plan:

$500 deposit

 

$320 a month until 1 November 2022 upon which time balance will be due

OR

1 February 2022            - $500

1 April 2022                    - $500

1 May 2022                     - $500

1 July 2022                      - $500

1 September 2022         - $500

1 November 2022          - $500 or balance will be due.

We recommend trip cancellation/interruption insurance (don’t forget to include airfare as well as sleeping accommodations pre and post experience).

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Due to the overwhelming popularity of this liveaboard trip we are opening another boat for

February 6- 13, 2023