Voyage through the Red Sea
Zehrahm's brand-new Voyage through the Red Sea expedition has been named one of National Geographic Traveler magazine’s “Best Tours of a Lifetime” for 2011. The tour explores Jordan, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia, including first-time visits to the lesser-traveled countries of Sudan and Eritrea. The November 6 – 22 itinerary is the perfect time to explore this seat of the world’s earliest civilizations with pleasant temperatures ranging from 55 to 85°F and a stable, yet fascinating political environment where a new chapter in the region’s history has literally unfolded within the last year (plus, this comes with the added bonus of fewer crowds at some of the region’s most popular tourist sites).
This voyage combines the Red Sea’s best cultural attractions along with several opportunities to engage in the region’s natural history with snorkeling and diving excursions. Among the many highlights of this award-winning expedition, you will have the opportunity to:
• Explore the rose-colored wonders of Petra, the capital of the ancient Nabatean Empire and now a World Heritage Site—even enjoy a candle-lit nighttime walk through the Siq to the Treasury, if you so choose;
• Overnight in Luxor, often considered the “world’s greatest open air museum,” to explore its various monuments, temples, and tombs;
• Cruise along the Nile in a traditional felucca sailing vessel, savoring lunch and views of the countryside along the way;
• Enjoy a walking tour of Jeddah’s well-preserved old city, considered the gateway to Mecca;
• Take in traditional daily life as we wander the pathways connecting the old, coral-block buildings of Suakin, Sudan—a major trading stop en route to Mecca;
• Snorkel and dive in the shimmering waters of Eritrea’s Dahlak Archipelago, an area renowned for its rich marine life and scenic beauty.
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