Overview

Go on a beach hopping trip along the Red Sea, starting in Marsa Alam and ending in Safaga to explore beautiful beaches full of diverse marine life and stunning coral reefs.

4 Nights 5 Days 14 Aug, 14 Aug, 14 Aug, and more Marsa Alam, Safaga
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Highlights
  • Camp by the beach at Hankorab 
  • Take a boat to Wadi El Gemal Island  - a protected, untouched island
  • Ride horseback from the seaside to the mountains
  • Glide through the waters and swim with turtles
  • Swim among tens of dolphins at Wadi El Gemal's dolphin house
  • Discover the vibrant underwater world through snorkeling
  • Take the kayak for a ride
  • Go on a boat trip to the famous Utopia Island
  • Check out the unique ecosystem of the Mangrove Trees
  • Look up in the sky for some stargazing
Itinerary

We will depart from Cairo at 12:30 AM from the Emirates Embassy located on Thawra Street, Heliopolis, with a journey of approximately 9 to 10 hours ahead of us.

Day 1

Swimming with the Turtles

Upon arrival in Marsa Alam, after check-in, enjoy some time to relax. We’ll have an early lunch at the camp, before we walk to a close spot on the beach, where we might be lucky enough to swim with the turtles. Bear in mind that these are wild creatures, and encounters are subject to nature's discretion. We'll be spending the day on the sandy beach snorkelling and swimming. You can also take the kayak for a ride (optional activity). We'll return to the camp for an early dinner, before take the horses on a ride from the beach heading to the mountains (optional activity). At the mountains, enjoy the sunset in a Bedouin setting over tea/gabana, listening to live musical sound of an Oud performance for a taste of the Bedouin’s life. Gather around the bonfire and chill.

  • Glide through the waters and swim with turtles
  • Take the kayak for a ride (optional activity)
  • Discover the vibrant underwater world through snorkelling
  • Relax and unwind with some beach time
  • Ride horseback from the seaside to the mountains (optional activity)
  • Gather around the bonfire and chill!
Overnight at Stargola Camp, Marsa Alam (lunch, dinner)

 


Day 2

Wadi El Gemal Island - Wadi El Gemal National Park

Today, we'll take a speedboat heading to Wadi El Gemal Island, a protected, untouched island known for its vibrant coral reefs and diverse marine life. On our way there, keep an eye out for dolphins as they gracefully swim around the boat, if you're lucky. Take the opportunity to snorkel and discover the life beneath the surface, or even swim with the dolphins if they are there. Then it’s off to our next beach, Hankorab. Swim in the pristine waters of Hankorab beach. This place promises a breathtaking sunset. When it gets dark, gather around the bonfire and chill!

  • Take a boat to Wadi El Gemal Island  - a protected, untouched island
  • Swim among tens of dolphins at Wadi El Gemal's dolphin house
  • Grab masks and go snorkelling
  • Swim in the pristine waters of Hankorab beach
  • Gather around the bonfire and chill!
  • Camp by the beach at Hankorab 
  • Look up in the sky for some stargazing
Overnight camping at Hankorab, Marsa Alam (breakfast, light lunch, dinner)

 


Day 3

Hankorab - Marsa Alam

Wake up to a beautiful sunrise and the charming sights of birds and baby crabs. Today, you’ll get to spend the day at your own pace, since we will be spending it at Hankorab Beach. Take the kayak for a ride and discover the vibrant underwater world and coral reefs. After spending most of the day chilling by the beach, we’ll make our way to Marsa Alam city for dinner, before heading to our accommodation at Safaga, an approximately 2.5-hour drive.

  • Take the kayak for a ride
  • Explore the colourful marine life while snorkelling
  • Relax and unwind with some beach time
Overnight at Ghost Bay Kite, Safaga (breakfast, light lunch)

 


Day 4

Safaga

Today, breakfast will be at a local restaurant. Then, we’ll take a boat to the famous Utopia Island. Relax and unwind with some beach time there. You can even put on the snorkelling masks and dive in. On our way back to the accommodation, we’ll check out the Mangrove Trees that live in the sea! Their unique adaptations actually helped us figure out that saltwater can be filtered to make drinkable. In the evening, we’ll head out for dinner at a local restaurant.

  • Go on a boat trip to the famous Utopia Island
  • Relax and unwind with some beach time
  • Check out the unique ecosystem of the Mangrove Trees
Overnight at Ghost Bay Kite, Safaga (breakfast)

 


Day 5

Departure

After breakfast, you'll have the flexibility to spend the morning at your own pace. Take a final swim anf relax by the beach before we depart for Cairo.

We'll head back to Cairo at 1 PM, with an estimated arrival back in Cairo around 8 PM.

  • Relax and unwind with some beach time
(breakfast)
Accommodation

Stargola Camp - Marsa Alam, Red Sea

Dining Area

Huts

  • each hut accommodates up to four people (shared bathroom available on site)
  • get your own sleeping bag or purchase a Gazef sleeping bag
  • note that based on your chosen accommodation category when booking, you may share accommodation with one, two, or three fellow travelers

Gazef Tent

  • get your own sleeping bag or purchase a Gazef sleeping bag

Bathrooms

  • 1 female and 1 male shared bathroom each with 3 toilets and showers


Camping - Hankorab, Red Sea

  • no toilets available on campsite

Tents

  • single, double, triple, quadruple tents
  • get your own sleeping bag or purchase a Gazef sleeping bag (shared bathroom available on site)

For those seeking an authentic camping experience, feel free to bring your own tent.


Ghost Bay Kite - Safaga, Red Sea

  • private property

 

Rooms

  • single, double, triple rooms (each with private bathroom)

 

Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

  • Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All activities and entrance fees as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All transfers in a private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Gazef accompanying adventure leader (first aid certified)
  • First aid kit
  • All service charges and taxes

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Meals other than mentioned in above itinerary
  • Beverages
  • Optional activities / tours
  • Personal expenses
  • Tipping
Pickup point
Directions
Departure is at 12:30 AM from the Emirates Embassy located on Thawra Street, Heliopolis View on Map
Important Notes

Non-Egyptians will incur an additional fee of $250 to cover essential permits, accommodation, and ticket price differences. Make sure you have this amount in cash to be paid to your trip chaperone at the start of the journey.

Adventure Leader

The Adventure Leader's primary role is to ensure your journey flows seamlessly. As your main point of contact throughout the trip, they're dedicated to enhancing your experience. Whether it's offering recommendations on activities or attractions, or facilitating interactions among travelers, they ensure everyone feels connected, although often connections form naturally.

Traveling Solo

Our groups are filled with solo travelers and like-minded individuals who share a passion for adventure and connecting with others. You'll feel right at home exploring with us.

Transportation

We use private buses, either a Hiace for smaller groups of 10 or a Coaster for larger groups of 19.

Electricity

In Egypt, the power supply is Type C and F, with a standard voltage of 220V and a frequency of 50Hz. It is recommend to get a power bank.

Network

You can expect a reliable network connection for most of the trip. However, during the boat rides, there is a high likelihood of network inconsistencies. Therefore, be prepared for periods of disconnection. 

Packing List
  • Comfortable Clothing
  • Comfortable Shoes
  • Slippers
  • Bathing Suit
  • Towel
  • Sun Protection (sunscreen, hat, sunglasses)
  • Insect Repellent
  • Sleeping Bag (Gazef sleeping bags available for purchase)
  • Pillow (travel size if available)
  • Bed Sheets
  • Camera / Waterproof GoPro (if available)
  • Power Bank (if available)
  • Speakers (if available)
  • Snacks
Tipping

Tipping directly supports local communities, benefiting drivers and suppliers. The tourism sector heavily depends on this support. While not obligatory, your tip is a meaningful 'thank you' for their service.

Meter Level
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