Project Egypt: Red Sea Eclipse
Price: £TBA / $TBA
Duration: 7 Days from 30th July 2027
Highlights: Cairo, Marsa Alam, Hamata (eclipse)
Includes: See below Day 7 of itinerary for full details of all inclusions
Day 1 (30th July 2027) - Arrival in Cairo
Arrive in Cairo and transfer to your hotel for an overnight stay. Cairo, Egypt’s sprawling capital, is set on the Nile River. It is an ancient city that also happens to be a modern metropolis and is one of the biggest cities in the Middle East.
Day 2 - Fly from Cairo to the Red Sea
Egypt’s Red Sea coast is fringed with an unbroken 350 mile coral reef inhabited by uncountable numbers and varieties of exotic colourful fish. The southern part of the Egyptian coast is a remote sparsely populated region, frequented by visitors looking for the best diving and snorkeling in the world. This morning we fly from Cairo to Marsa Alam and then continue to the Azur Wadi Lahmy Resort in the far south of Egypt. This is a delightful place where the desert meets the sea, the nearest small town is over 70 miles away and the night skies are clear.
Day 3 - Day at leisure on the Red Sea coast
A day at leisure to enjoy your stay at the resort. Stroll along the endless beach or cool off in the swimming pool. A jetty from the beach leads to the outer edge of the coral reef with the brilliant colour and constant activity of life on the reef. Easy snorkeling or just watch from the surface. For qualified divers, the Furry Shoal Reef system is a popular trip from the local dive centre (must be booked ahead!) and other sports such as kite-surfing can also be arranged.
Day 4 - Eclipse Day
This quiet, idyllic location is a perfect place from which to observe the solar eclipse. No hustle, no rush, just step out of your room, pick up a cocktail from the bar, lay back and watch the Sun and Moon perform their magic dance! The duration of totality is around 6 mins 15 secs. with the sun almost overhead at 81 degrees.
Day 5 - Day at leisure on the Red Sea coast
A day at leisure at the Red Sea with optional excursions available including diving, snorkelling, boat trips, kite surfing and water sports in general.
Day 6 - Return flight to Cairo for your last night of the tour
A road trip across the desert again this morning, returning to Marsa Alam for the flight back to Cairo for your last overnight stay of the tour. You have the option to extend your stay at the resort if you wish.
Day 7 (5th August 2027) - Join your return flight or perhaps extend your stay
Today is the last day of the tour but whilst you are in Egypt, why not stay on for another few days and learn a little of the thousands of years of Egypt history? You can’t go home without seeing the Pyramids… Cairo Antiquities tour Another post tour extension coming soon is the option to fly from Cairo to Luxor to join a Nile Cruise extension offering a comprehensive tour of Egypt most famous ancient region - just mention Post Tour Nile Cruise Extension in the comments section of the booking form.
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN MY TOUR?
Tour Price £TBA / $TBA per person*
*Please note you can reserve a space on this tour by paying a 'Save a Space' deposit (£50/$65 per person) but all itineraries will be costed in early 2025 and prices advised
The price is for the tour from hotel check-in on Day 1 to hotel check-out on Day 7.
Bed and breakfast accommodation is provided in the Cairo hotel / soft all inclusive is on offer at the Azur Wadi Lahmy Resort. All transfers, transportation, flights, trains, and local excursions are included as outlined in the itinerary (if applicable) are included. Other meals are not included, and water sport excursions are offered on an optional basis closer to the tour departure date (the word 'optional' is used to describe these).
Accommodation is provided in twin or double bed hotel rooms with a private bathroom. We are usually able to arrange shared accommodation with a person of the same gender - this is known as 'twin share' accommodation.
A limited number of rooms for sole occupancy are available at a single room supplement of £TBA / $TBA.
Flight packages from London and the US will be offered by our flight partner approximately 11 months in advance of the tour departure (when all fares and schedules are available) or you can arrange your own International flights if you prefer.
Airport transfers and assistance are included on arrival and departure days if you take advantage of the International flight package offered by our flight partner. If you choose to arrange your own International flights, then the meet point is the hotel on Day 1 and the tour ends in Cairo on Day 7.
You will find further details about what to expect on the Project TSE2027 FAQ page here.