• Includes & Excludes
  • Itinerary
  • Optional Extensions
  • Diving Highlights
  • Liveaboard Details
Includes:
  • All scheduled transfers
  • 7 Nights’ accommodation on the luxurious Liveaboard
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Snacks
  • All tea, coffee, bottled water & soft drinks
  • FREE BEER
  • UNLIMITED DIVING
  • Hire of 12L Tanks & Weights
  • Free Nitrox
  • Marine Park Fee and Fuel Surcharge
  • Port Fees
  • Reef Taxes
Excludes:
  • Flights & Taxes (Approx. R 12 500)
  • Hire of dive equipment other than tanks and weights
  • 15L Cylinder (€40 for the week)
  • Crew Gratuities (€100pp – divided amongst the crew)
  • Visa (R350 pp – SA Passport)
  • Insurance
Cabin Upgrades:
  • Main deck Twin Cabin (2): R 1 000 pp
  • Main deck Double Cabin (2): R 1 000 pp
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:
  • R 5000 non refundable deposit to secure your booking, balance payable 60 days prior to departure.
  • Prices are subject to change in the event of price increases, airfares, exchange rate fluctuations and availability.
  • The exact price can only be confirmed at the time of final invoicing and final payment due date. If you would like to secure your price to avoid any fluctuations we will provide you with a final invoice  (calculated at the exchange rate at time) and payment will need to me made in FULL within 24 hours of receipt of the invoice.
  • The tour package has been quoted on a sharing basis and an additional single supplement fee will be charged for singles
Where is the Red Sea?

The Red Sea is a seawater inlet of the Indian Ocean, lying between Africa and Asia. The connection to the ocean is in the south through the Bab el Mandeb strait and the Gulf of Aden.

Itineraries

Day 1

Depart Johannesburg

Check in at Johannesburg International airport at 18h00 for your flight to Cairo departing at 21h45.

Day 2-7

Cairo , Hurghada, Liveaboard

On arrival in Cairo at 05h35, stay in transit for your flight to Hurghada. You will be met at Hurghada airport and transferred to the port, which is a mere 10 minute drive where you will step into your luxurious cabin and unpack to unwind for the week. Soon after that you will be submerging yourself into the warm, crystal clear waters of the Red Sea with its wonderful sea life. Once the check in procedure is complete i.e. dive gear unpacked, safety briefings complete & all guests on board the Liveaboard will depart. In the event of late arrivals, the Liveaboard may return to port after the check dive to collect remaining guests or alternatively only depart the following day. The luxury Liveaboard offers 5* service, exceptional cuisine, a friendly crew and unlimited diving opportunities. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served daily and tea, coffee, soft drinks, beers and bottled water are freely available on board. Brother Islands: One day is spent diving the Brother Islands (Big Brother & Small Brother). Dive Daedalus Reef and, Elphinstone NOTE: Night Dives are not permitted in Marine Parks

Day 8

Hurghada

After 2 dives, return to the port and overnight on the Liveaboard. The evening can be spent shopping and exploring Hurghada and the Marina. Dinner is provided on the Liveaboard.

Day 9

Hurghada

Check out of the Liveaboard after breakfast (by 10am) Please find our various extension options for either at the start or at the end of your trip under the Optional Extensions tab

Day 10

Arrive Johannesburg

Arrive in Johannesburg at approx. 07h10.

R 1 295 pp sharing

Enjoy a day use room in Hurghada with access to both the beach as well as the swimming pool for you to relax and unwind. Enjoy lunch before heading back to Cairo for your flight home.

INCLUDES:
• Day use room on sharing bases
• Lunch
• Access to the beach and swimming pool
• Transfer to Hurghada Airport for your flight to Cairo

Please note:
All above prices are based on groups of 7 PAX or more. Please contact us should you require a quote for a specific number of people

R 3 950 pp

As the capital of Egypt, Cairo boasts a number of worthy attractions. Our tour includes the main hotspots on offer to get a complete Cairo experience. Transfer to the airport in the morning for the flight to Cairo. Met on arrival, you will be collected in an airconditioned vehicle and taken for a tour of the Pyramids and Sphinx by an English-speaking Egyptian guide. You will then be taken to the brand new Grand Egyptian Museum which is the largest archaeological museum in the world to explore thousands of artifacts, many of which are now on display for the first time.
You will then be collected and taken to a bustling Egyptian bazaar to browse the many goods on offer including antiques, handcrafts, shishas, spices and other special Egyptian souvenirs in this authentic market place setting. After the tour, transfer to the airport at early evening for your flight back to Johannesburg departing at approx. 23h10.

INCLUDES:
• Scheduled Transfers
• Entrance Fees
• Sphinx & Pyramids (Guided)
• New Grand Museum
• Kahn el Khalili bazaar (Guided)
• Liability insurance

EXCLUDES:
• Meals
• Gratuity: €10 p.p x 2

Please note:
All above prices are based on groups of 7 PAX or more. Please contact us should you require a quote for a specific number of people

R 8 950 pp sharing

This option combines the best of both worlds and allows you to explore Cairo as well as relax in Hurghada. Experience what the 1-day Cairo tour has to offer, but at a slightly more relaxed pace. You can enjoy the scheduled tours during the day and spend the evenings at leisure either at the hotel or exploring the sites in the vicinity. At the end of your Liveaboard safari you can spend the day relaxing in Hurghada at either the beach, the swimming pool or in your room.

INCLUDES CAIRO:
2 Nights accommodation at the centrally located 4 * Steigenberger El Tahrir Hotel
Breakfast
Scheduled Transfers
Entrance Fees
Day 1: Half day tour of the New Grand Museum
Day 2: Tour of the Sphinx & Pyramids followed by an excursion to the Kahn el Khalili bazaar (Guided)
Liability insurance

INCLUDES HURGHADA:
Day use room
Lunch
Access to the beach and swimming pool
Transfer to Hurghada Airport for your flight to Cairo

EXCLUDES:
• Meals not specified
EXCLUDES CAIRO:
• Gratuity: €10 p.p x 2
• Optional Nile Dinner Cruise

Please note:
All above prices are based on groups of 7 PAX or more. Please contact us should you require a quote for a specific number of people

R 9 450 pp sharing

Luxor is the world’s greatest open-air museum, containing some the largest and most striking ancient monuments ever constructed. Enjoy this extension before you continue on to Hurghada for the Liveaboard Safari. Once you land in Cairo you will continue via connecting flight directly to Luxor Airport. Once in Luxor you can enjoy this tailor-made experience which includes the key highlights that Luxor has to offer. Experience the vast mix of decayed temples, chapels and pylons on a half day tour of Karnak and temples tour. Explore the most famous necropolis of the ancient Thebes, where you can find the tombs of pharaohs such as Tutankhamun, Ramses II, Ramses III and queens such as Nefertari on the full day Kings, Queens & Hatshepsut tour. Be dazzled by the sound and light show at Karnak. Once your Luxor extension is completed you will be transferred by road (4-hour drive) to the awaiting Liveaboard in Hurghada to set sale on your next adventure.

INCLUDES:
• Scheduled Transfers in Luxor
• Road transfer from Luxor to Hurghada (4 hour drive)
• 2 Nights’ accommodation in a Nile view room at the 4* Steigenberger achti Luxor resort
• Breakfast
• Guide
• Entrance Fees
• Half day tour of Karnak and Luxor temples
• Full day Tour: Kings, Queens and Hatshepsut
• Sound and Light Show, Karnak

EXCLUDES:
• Meals not specified
• Gratuities

ADD OPTIONAL CAIRO DAY TOUR R 3 950 pp OR OPTIONAL HURGHADA DAY R 1 295 pps FOR AFTER THE LIVEABOARD SAFARI

Please note:
All above prices are based on groups of 7 PAX or more. Please contact us should you require a quote for a specific number of people

Diving Highlights and Bucket List Dive Sites:

The Brother Islands

One day is spent diving the Brother Islands, two undersea mountains rising from the depths, about 100 kilometres off-shore. Known for its magnificent wall diving and shark sightings, the islands are now strictly controlled and the number of divers is limited – a definite must on any southern Red Sea itinerary.

The Aida II wreck

An Egyptian supply vessel and the Numidia, a cargo ship, lies on the walls of the Big Brother and if the current allows, can be explored on this safari.

Daedalus Reef

This is another marine park consisting of a big oval reef with a lighthouse and its perimeter of walls offers some of the most stunning diving in the Red Sea.
Hammerheads, Threshers and Oceanic Whitetip sharks, as well as the magnificent Whale Shark are occasionally spotted close to the reef.

Elphinstone

A truly legendary Red Sea diving reef where you can expect the unexpected, with its north and south plateaus and its walls covered in soft corals. Southern Oceanic White tips, Hammerheads and grey reef sharks can also be spotted here on a regular basis

 

 

DECK / CABIN SPECIFICATIONS  ON M/Y CONTESSA MIA

The liveaboard M/Y Contessa Mia accommodates 24 guests in 12 beautifully designed cabins all equipped with AC & En-suite facilities,  10 are twin cabins and 2 double cabins

Lower Deck:
8 x Twin Cabins

Main Deck:
2 x Twin Cabin 2 x Double Cabins

 

 

Red Sea, Contessa Mia

 

Red Sea, Contessa Mia

Red Sea, Contessa Mia