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Treasures of the Red Sea

8 days with Ponant   Rating: Deluxe

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Itinerary
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Day 1  AQABA
Embarkation from 16H00 to 17H00. Departure at 18H00.
Located in the Red Sea within the eponymous gulf, Aqaba offers Jordan its only access to the sea. At the crossroads of the land and sea routes that linked Asia, Africa and Europe, the town is rich with more than 5,000 years of history. The warm waters of the Red Sea attract holidaymakers and divers to this seaside destination; the underwater sites home to coral and fishes are some of the most beautiful in the world. Aqaba is also the gateway to the magnificent desert of Wadi Rum and the marvellous site of Petra.
 
Day 2 – EILAT
 
Days 3-5  – SAFAGA
 
Day 6 – HURGHADA
 
Day 7 – AQABA
Located in the Red Sea within the eponymous gulf, Aqaba offers Jordan its only access to the sea. At the crossroads of the land and sea routes that linked Asia, Africa and Europe, the town is rich with more than 5,000 years of history. The warm waters of the Red Sea attract holidaymakers and divers to this seaside destination; the underwater sites home to coral and fishes are some of the most beautiful in the world. Aqaba is also the gateway to the magnificent desert of Wadi Rum and the marvellous site of Petra.
 
Day 8 - AQABA
Disembarkation at 08H00.
 
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PONANT invites you to cruise the Red Sea to discover numerous famous ancient sites and landmarks. From Jordan to Egypt via Israel, board Le Ponant for an all new 8-day itinerary combining major historic sites and stunning underwater scenery.  
 
Your first port of call will be Eilat in Israel. Nestling at the northern tip of the Red Sea on the Gulf of Aqaba, this popular resort is especially renowned for its sublime coral reefs, guaranteeing dazzling dives in warm waters brimming with life.
 
The next stop will be in Egypt with several days spent in Safaga. From there, you will be able to discover some of the most beautiful vestiges of the Pharaonic civilisation. Indeed, not far from there you can discover the beautiful site of Luxor and its many ancient temples and tombs hiding myriad secrets near the banks of the Nile.
 
After calling at Hurghada, a paradise for diving and snorkelling enthusiasts, you will sail to Jordan, between desert landscapes and historic sites. From the city of Aqaba, don’t miss the opportunity to visit the Wadi Rum desert, one of the must-see jewels of this fascinating country at the crossroads of history.
 
  • Port and safety charges
  • Open bar
  • Gratuities
  • Your cruise including all meals from dinner on the day of embarkation to breakfast on the day of disembarkation
  • Welcome aboard and captain’s cocktail parties, gala dinner
  • Mineral water, tea, filter coffee, white, red and rosé wines served with meals
  • 24 hour room service (selected menu)
  • Evening entertainments and events, and/or organised shows
  • Porterage from the quayside to the ship and vice versa
  • English-speaking guest-speaker (when applicable)
Highlights
  • From Jordan to Egypt via Israel, take a deep-dive into history and discover wonderful archaeological sites.
  • UNESCO sites: Petra (before your cruise), Luxor (from Safaga), Wadi Rum (from Aqaba).
  • From Eilat, possibility of visiting Massada, a majestic fortress looming over the Dead Sea listed as a UNESCO site.
  • “Exclusive treasures of Luxor”: extension possible from Safaga, to discover beautiful ancient sites (temples in Luxor, Karnak and Hatshepsut, the Valley of the Kings, the tombs of Tutankhamun, Nefertari and Seti I).
  • Before your cruise: possibility of visiting the caravan city of Petra, with its beautiful tombs and its walls sculpted out of solid rock.
  • Sail in the Red Sea, surrounded by some of the world’s most renowned seabeds.
Accommodations
Cruising: Cabin oboard Le Ponant
Notes
  • Cabin upgrades are available.
  • Fares may be subject to a fuel adjustment.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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