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RED SEA ITINERARY
DAY 1 – SINDALAH ISLAND
After arriving at Neom airport, why not start your charter vacation in style by transferring by helicopter from here to the nearby Sindalah island to join your yacht? After a welcome drink, relax, settle in and enjoy a dip in the turquoise water before setting off to visit the island’s artisan villages.
DAY 2 – TAYYIB AL-ISM CANYON
Cruise to the nearby Tayyib Al-ism. This mystical granite formation has been described as one of the natural wonders of Saudi Arabia, and it is no wonder. As you approach you will be stunned by this monolithic structure, rising 600 metres from the sparkling blue waters of the Gulf of Aqaba. Legends say that this is where Moses arrived after he parted the Red Sea. As you get closer you will see that this impressive mountain is split in two, revealing a narrow canyon which can only be explored on foot. A small stream passes through, creating a little oasis. This, coupled with the shade created by the granite rocks, makes for a pleasant hike. Afterwards, cool off by enjoying some water sports back at your yacht.
DAY 3 – SHARM EL SHEIKH
Cruise towards the famous seaside resort of Sharm El Sheikh. After arriving the day can be spent venturing shoreside to enjoy one of the world class spa facilities in this region. Enjoy a day of pampering using authentic Red Sea treatments, and emerge refreshed and rebalanced after this completely immersive experience. In the evening, enjoy fine dining at one of the many excellent restaurants before a night out at an exclusive bar or nightclub.
DAY 4 – SHARM EL SHEIKH
Sharm El Sheikh is popular for good reason. It acts as the gateway to spectacular diving, and to the fascinating interior of Egypt, with deserts, mountain ranges, and archaeological ruins just a short drive or flight away, including the impressive Valley of the Kings and the Pyramids of Giza. Spend the day unleashing your inner Indiana Jones, or if you prefer to explore by superyacht, set sail towards the Ras Muhammad Marine Park to enjoy this protected area’s impressive reefs and isolated islands. Towards the end of the day, anchor close to the picturesque island of Tiran, which boasts impossibly clear waters and, of course, excellent diving.
DAY 5 – SHARM EL SHEIKH – TAWILA
As Sharm El Sheikh shrinks into the distance, simply relax on deck, or if you fancy something a little more active, stop at one of the excellent fishing spots that can be found on the way to Tawila. If you are successful with your catch, ask for it to be freshly prepared as part of the evening meal. Arrive in the evening at Tawila, a sandy island surrounded by still, azure waters. Enjoying a spectacular sunset, accompanied by that delicious feast prepared by the on board chef.
DAY 6 – TAWILA – GIFTUN EL SAGHIR
Spend the day enjoying the spectacular marine life around the island of Tawila. Here, a sheltered lagoon creates ideal conditions for swimming, snorkelling and water sports. Then, in the afternoon cruise to the aptly named ‘Aquarium’, part of the Shaab Abu Ramada reef. This dive and snorkelling site is teeming with marine life, with rays, octopus, turtles and even an eel garden, and really lives up to the Red Sea’s reputation for world class diving. In the evening, anchor at the uninhabited island of Giftun El Saghir.
DAY 7 – GIFTUN EL SAGHIR – HURGHADA
Having sailed in the morning from Giftun El Saghir, what better place to end your charter than the yachting hub of Hurghada? Stroll along the seafront or, if you aren’t ready for the fun to be over, squeeze in a few more adventures, such as camel riding or dune buggying in the Sahara, before packing your bags and heading home, flying out of the well served Hurghada airport.
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