Red Sea Water Sports and Diving

Red Sea Water Sports and Diving, Top class scuba diving and Water Sport holidays in the Red Sea, Sharm and Taba, Egypt.Warm water, coral reefs And A Lot Of Fun Waiting You There =)
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Dahab

the most beautiful beaches

Dahab is located some 85 km (53 miles) north of Sharm el-Sheikh on the Gulf of Aqaba, near the southern tip of Sinai. Once an isolated coastal village, Dahab turned into a hippie hangout in the 1980′s and became something of an “alternative resort”, mixing cheap accommodation with a laid back lifestyle. Activities such as wind surfing, snorkeling, scuba diving and camel and jeep trips make it one of the most popular destinations along the Red Sea.
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Bedouin face veils collection

Red C Villas and Apartments in Dahab https://naturetravelegypt.wordpress.com/2013/07/27/red-c-apartments-dahab/ does not have rooms decorated with the paintings on papyrus or fanciful images of pyramids and palms that you find in too many Egyptian hotels and accommodations.

Instead they have high quality photographs by a local photographer, and Bedouin face veils, each one embellished by hand and unique. The collection of one of the owners has been framed and is now shared with guests, bringing a special piece of Sinai heritage into your stay here.

More about Bedouin face veils http://handeyemagazine.com/content/face-jewels-egypt

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Egypt safe to travel

Is it safe to travel now in Egypt? many people ask this as Egypt is in the news internationally because of demonstrations here.
However these protests are in small areas, not the entire country. The media focus on them and do not tell the whole story.

When there is a protest in one part of Cairo it does not affect the rest, where life goes on as normal. The media only say “Sinai” in news reports, but being in North Sinai and being in South Sinai is completely different. Imagine for example that you plan to go to San Francisco and something happens in New York, and everyone tells you “don’t travel to the USA, it is all dangerous!” You know these places are far apart and conditions in each city are different, so you travel to San Francisco anyway. This is how things are in Egypt.

South Sinai, the coast route from Taba to Sharm el Sheikh and including the towns of Nuweiba, Dahab, and the town of Saint Catherine and its Monastery are all safe, people are enjoying their holidays here and going on pilgrimage as usual.

Travelling with Nature Travel you will be looked after and secure. Nature Travel uses these roads and brings visitors from all over the world to these places every day.

Please contact us if you have any questions on +20 693500391.

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Red C Villas and Apartments, Dahab

If you are looking for somewhere special to stay and have never considered Dahab, this slideshow may make you think again. Dahab offers a laid back atmosphere, a spread of cafes and restaurants, great scuba diving and snorkeling, and a convenient base for trips into the Sinai desert and mountains.

Dahab has a wide choice of accommodation from backpacker bargain places to 5 star. But if you are looking for something more intimate, set a little apart from the crowd but still close to all the attractions, beautifully designed and with the feel of a home away from home, Red C Villas and Apartments are a new addition that answers your dreams.

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see more photos of Red C after sunset, which will have you thinking “I really don’t need to go into Dahab central at night, everything I could want is right here” at https://www.facebook.com/RedCVillas

If you are not familiar with Dahab but know Sharm el Sheikh or usually stay there, Dahab is only an hour by car from Sharm International Airport. Dahab has a very different atmosphere to Sharm, offering similar Red Sea water sport attractions (including famous dive spot, the Blue Hole), desert escapes, and nearby destinations such as St Catherine’s Monastery and Mt Moses. Traditionally a Bedouin fishing settlement, it is now a small, thriving community of native Bedouins, Egyptians and expats.

The Red C complex has a sparkling central pool (actually multiple pools, including one for children, and a small waterfall), with each air-conditioned apartment positioned to give you privacy. Each has either balcony or garden area, views of the pool and mountains, and some have great views across the Red Sea. Kitchens have all you need for self-catering, and there is always the possibility of a bbq, or a special Bedouin dinner can be arranged. A washing machine is shared between all the apartments. Beaches and shops are a short walk away. The layout offers flexibility for family stays, or even for a group workshop or retreat.

Meticulous attention to details has created rooms that have plenty of natural light, space, and superior finishes, furnishings and decoration, with local stone and wood featured. A distinctive addition is a collection of beautiful Bedouin burka or face veils, which have been framed and feature throughout the apartments. Bedouin burkas are ornate, decorated with gold and silver coins, beading and fine details. They are not often made like this by the Bedouin women now, and each one has some element of fascination in its design. Having one in your bedroom is like having your own art treasure, and a reminder of the traditional culture of Sinai.

At Red C your holiday can include as much or as little activity as you decide. Owners Dom, Steve and Summer share their experiences as long term Dahab residents and can advise you on the best of everything locally, whatever your interests. They are divers, and full diving holidays for beginners through to those with more experience are available through their partner dive centre H20 Divers Dahab. There are free Scuba try dives in the Red C pool for all non diver guests during 2013.

Private yoga classes, pilates classes and in-room massages are available and guests can choose where they would like to take a class or massage – pool side, roof terrace or the comfort of the apartment.

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Cairo – 2 day, overnight highlights tour

Cairo is a big city with a long history, and it is impossible to do more than scratch the surface of its wonders in two days. But Nature Travel can give you the best of the city in a two day, overnight stay.

We would like to share with you the experience of a group that this week had two wonderful days in the great city. It is possible to do this tour on arrival in Cairo, or Nature Travel can transfer you to Cairo from cities such as Sharm el Sheikh or Taba, fitting the tour with your other holiday plans.

Make a cup of something, relax and enjoy the slideshow, and start dreaming of your trip to Egypt.

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Nasser, our guide for this tour, is continuing his study in archaeology and has a deep knowledge of Egyptian history, and a lively and engaging way of explaining it. We started the day at the Museum, and were led on an overview of Egypt’s past with highlights of the exhibits explained, including the treasures from the tomb of Tutankhamun. Seeing the museum first gave everyone a grounding in Ancient Egyptian history and understanding of how the people lived, before going to see the pyramids.

Before arriving at the Giza plateau, we had enticing views of the pyramids from the restaurant during our lunch. Going inside one of the pyramids is an option on tours, which our guests were glad they had taken. Walking around the pyramids and sphinx is an awesome experience, they live up to all your expectations. We also had views of the pyramids from our hotel rooms, and could watch them merge into the darkness before we went out in search of dinner. We tried Egyptian specialties at GAD, including pigeon stuffed with rice, shwarma (roasted meat), and rice with seafood (shrimps and calamari), served with soup and fresh salad.

The second day began with a drive to Saqqara to see the first pyramid, the Step pyramid. Nasser explained in detail the different construction styles, and even how hieroglyphic style changed when we were looking at graffiti in one structure at Saqqara.

We had plenty of time to wander around the sites and take photographs, or just to take in the awesome achievements of the ancient architects and imagine how life was for the rulers and the workers of the past.

We were driven back from Saqqara through green farms, enjoying the shade of date palms and watching life along the canals. to the city and the Citadel of Salah Al-Din. Inside this fortress we visited the mosque of Muhammad Ali Pasha (or Alabaster mosque), sitting on the carpets with lights above us and admiring the great dome. Nasser explained the features of the mosque and demonstrated the dome’s ability to carry sound, by making the Adhan, the call to prayer of Islam.

In complete contrast to the tranquility of the mosque, next up was Khan el-Khalili, the large souk or bazaar filled with every sort of souvenir you could dream of, from woven rugs to sheesha (water pipes).

Activities for the rest of the two days could have included a visit to a papyrus maker and essence (scent) maker. Our group chose a relaxing boat cruise on the Nile, which gave a different perspective of Cairo.

The Museum and the Nile cruise were close to Tahrir Square, but we felt safe and secure and saw no trouble during our visit. Between sights, some guests were texting family and friends at home to tell them they were fine and enjoying a great experience of Cairo.

Longer tours of Cairo can include Old Cairo, the beautiful churches, and much more. Please contact Nature Travel to find out more about the tours we offer http://naturetravelegypt.com

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Ras Mohammed National Park all day cruise – scuba dive, snorkel, or just relax

You do not need to be a scuba diver or even snorkel to enjoy a superb day trip by boat to Ras Mohammed National Park. But if you are a diver or snorkeler, you get to see the magnificent world under the water as well as the hauntingly beautiful landscape of Ras Mohammed park.

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Guests are collected from their hotels in mini buses about 8 AM, and brought to the dive centre where permission forms are completed. Then it is off to the marina to board your boat. Several stops, usually in three places from Ras Mohammed to Ras Katy, which is closer to central Sharm el Sheikh, mean that those who want to dive and snorkel experience different reefs and varieties of fish and other marine creatures. If you are lucky you may see dolphins leap from the water near your boat, or see a manta ray or turtle along with the thousands of fish.

The National Park is located at the tip of the Sinai Peninsula and is one of the most famous dive sites in the Red Sea, repeatedly ranked high in lists of Best Dive Sites Worldwide. It includes 800 meter deep reef walls, a strong current, and some of the most exquisite coral gardens you can imagine. The water is rich in plankton and other foods which fuel the growth of stony and soft corals, and this attracts large schools of fish. These fish as a food source in turn attract fish such as barracuda, jackfish, tuna, and sharks.

In summer the Red Sea waters are not cold at all, making swimming a real pleasure, and visibility is usually excellent year round.

A buffet lunch is included, essential for hungry divers and equally enjoyed by those who choose to just laze on deck. Guides and assistance in the water is included, and the crew watch carefully the less strong swimmers and ensure they are safe, and help you back onto the boat if needed. Children can take to the water safely and enjoy the same experience as the adults. Your boat returns to the marina about 4.30 PM, and you are returned to your hotel. There is a small additional payment for the National Park entry, and if you do not bring your own snorkel, mask and fins, these can be hired.

These trips are relatively inexpensive, so even if you are booked into an all-inclusive hotel, adding a trip should not break your holiday budget. An experience like this is the best souvenir you can take home, better than anything you can buy in the bazaars of Sharm. The boat trips offer sensational value compared to what a similar trip would cost you in Europe, the UK or elsewhere.

Contact us at Nature Travel to book your trip, and don’t miss experiencing this unique place.

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