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Discovering the Eastern Desert 2021
Egypt and the Red Sea can turn into a much more varied beach and snorkeling experience. Here we offer you the opportunity to explore on horseback the desert that surrounds the coast of the most famous tourist resorts. The desert surrounding Hurghada is called the Eastern Desert and is the part of the Sahara Desert that lies east of the Nile River, between the river and the Red Sea. It stretches from Egypt in the north to Eritrea in the south, and also includes parts of Sudan and Ethiopia. The Eastern Desert is also known as the Red Sea Hills, the Arabian Desert and the Arabian Mountain Ranges because it is bordered by the Red Sea to the east and because it was originally inhabited by Arabs in pre-Islamic Egypt. The eastern desert is relatively mountainous. The hills reach an altitude of over 1,900 m. The Red Sea Hills are an arid area, receiving less than 200mm of rain annually with high variability. The hills of the Red Sea are a source of porphyry, which was mined as early as the fourth millennium BC. and are still inhabited today by the Beja people, who practice pastoralism and live mainly near the dry riverbeds, wādī, which flow seasonally into the sea and into the Nile, where vegetation is limited. The eastern desert was an important mineral resource for the ancient Egyptians. Limestone, sandstone, granite, amethyst, copper, and gold were among the stones and metals mined from the desert, and the remains of thousands of quarries, camps and roads are scattered across the region’s mountains and wadis.
Departure dates on request from January to April and from September to December with a minimum of 4 people departing from Italy. Start any day of the week.
PARTICIPANTS: MIN 4 MAX 8
Pick-up from Hurghada International Airport and transfer to your hotel. Welcome cocktail, dinner and overnight stay.
Free morning for a little relaxation around the pool or on the beach. After having lunch, transfer to the stables where you will meet the guides and horses for a first walk of about two hours in the desert and enjoy the suggestive sunset. Return to hotel, dinner and overnight.
After having breakfast, transfer to the stables and full day on horseback. We will go deeper and deeper into the desert to a Bedouin camp set in breathtaking scenery where we will have a typical lunch and take a camel ride before getting back on the saddle and returning to the stables. Return to the hotel, dinner and overnight.
Today we will let the horses rest and take some time to enjoy the sea. Full day boat trip, with 2 snorkeling stops, 1 hour beach stop, lunch on board (snorkeling equipment, lunch, soft drink, coffee and tea included). Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Breakfast and transfer to the stables for half a day on the beach where we will have the opportunity to bathe and swim with the horses, a truly unique experience! Return to the hotel for lunch. Free afternoon. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
We'll wake you up very soon but you won't regret it. The sunrise in the desert is magical and even more so on horseback. You will return to the hotel in the late morning. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Breakfast and transfer to the airport in time for your flight to Italy.
Tariff per person, starting from:
|From 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2021||€ 1,180||€ 120|
(B / L / D): B = breakfast; L = lunch; D = Dinner
|Departure supplement for 2 people – per person:||
|Superior category hotel supplement (5 * lux):||
Difficulty level: From ° to °°°°°
DURATION: 7 DAYS / 6 NIGHTS
DIFFICULTY: ° ° ° (INTERMEDIATE)
ACCOMMODATION: Hotel category 4 *
EQUIPMENT: English or trekking saddles equipped with saddlebags
HORSES: Arabs and Arabian half-breeds. Horses suitable and accustomed to the desert, they are known for their resistance as well as for their beauty.
GAIT: A full day on the saddle of about 5/6 hours and three walks of about 2/3 hours. The ability to control the horse in outdoor spaces is required in three gaits
MAXIMUM WEIGHT: 90 kg
MINIMUM AGE: 16 years
TYPE : equestrian stay with overnight stay in hotel
6 nights at the Hotel Jaz Aquamarine (or similar) category 5 *. A large resort located directly on the southern beaches of Hurghada. It offers its guests 1001 rooms of different types. Also perfect for families, it offers all kinds of services: bars, restaurants, swimming pools with slides, laundry service, wi-fi, gym and wellness center, tennis courts, souvenir shop.
For those who choose an upgrade, the overnight stays will be at the exclusive Hotel Steigenberger.
Note: The itinerary described above is to be considered indicative. It may be subject to variations due to weather conditions or circumstances beyond our control. It is not possible in the summer months due to the prohibitive temperatures in the desert.
The tariff includes
The tariff does not include
Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
from € 1280 - excluding flights
Duration: 5 days / 4 nights
from € 1120 - excluding flights
Duration: 10 days / 9 nights
from € 1980 - Flights excluded
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