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Run where the Ancient’s roamed and swim the magnificent Red Sea waters.​​

4 - 10 November 2023

Cairo, Dahab - Egypt

$3,290 pp

This adventure is best suited to enthusiastic runners of any age who  love exploring new places. With all runs being optional on the day this is a great adventure for casual Weekend Warriors and more serious runners alike 

Adventure at sunset across the Pyramid Complex following a day of exploring the Giza Plateau and the oldest Wonders of the Ancient World.

 

Enjoy moonlight runs along ancient Bedouin trails with the Red Sea’s warm Blue Lagoon lapping meters away. Relish sunrise trails around the Blue Hole interspersed with planned open water swims and free time to snorkel, dive and windsurf. 

Activities include guided Yoga and relaxation at sundown followed by a well earned full body massage on the banks of the Blue Lagoon after an exhilarating day of trail running through the famous Coloured Canyon.

 

This adventure allows time to explore Dahab, a small Egyptian town on the southeast coast of the Sinai Peninsula, formerly a Bedouin fishing village and considered one of Egypt’s most treasured diving destinations. 

Egypt is located on the northeast corner of Africa, with the Mediterranean Sea to the north and the Red Sea to the East. An ancient home to almost 100 million people and the 14th most populated country in the world. With the longest documented history of any country, Egypt traces its heritage along the Nile Delta back to the 6th - 4th millennia BCE. Considered one of the six cradles of civilisation, Ancient Egypt is famous for iconic monuments such as the Giza Necropolis and its Great Sphinx.

Country

Cairo is the capital of Egypt and its largest city, home to 10 million people. Associated with ancient Egypt, the Giza pyramid complex and the ancient cities of Memphis and Heliopolis are located within its geographical area. Modern times have seen the cities of Sharm el Sheik and Dahab positioned as prime dive and water sport destinations due the prevailing warm climate, rich biodiversity of sea-life and pristine coastal waters. Linking these cities are old Bedouin camel tracks historically used to ferry people and wares between villages along the coastline. These tracks remain open but not well known and a haven for intrepid adventurers to trail run.

Cities

Egypt has an unusually hot, sunny and dry climate. Average high temperatures are high in the north but very to extremely high in the rest of the country during summer. At this time of year temperatures average mid-20’C with a fair level of humidity. While most of Egypt’s rainfall is in the Winter months, South of Cairo - the Red Sea area - averages only 2-5mm per year (sometimes at intervals of many years!). With waters warm enough not to need a wetsuit be sure to pack your swim suit, goggles and snorkelling gear too as there will be plenty of time for water sports in-between the trail adventures!

Climate

Cairo is the capital of Egypt and its largest city, home to 10 million people. Associated with ancient Egypt, the Giza pyramid complex and the ancient cities of Memphis and Heliopolis are located within its geographical area. Modern times have seen the cities of Sharm el Sheik and Dahab positioned as prime dive and water sport destinations due the prevailing warm climate, rich biodiversity of sea-life and pristine coastal waters. Linking these cities are old Bedouin camel tracks historically used to ferry people and wares between villages along the coastline. These tracks remain open but not well known and a haven for intrepid adventurers to trail run.

With trails to stretch your legs on, some runs will be flat desert running, while others mildly technical  in the mountains along the Red Sea coastline. Expect some sunset and night running under the magnificent desert skies.

 

We have training plans to help ensure you’re comfortable with the distances: this is not a race, it’s an experience to be savoured in an incredible environment.  

Adventurers can expect supported swims in the calm warm waters of the Red Sea’s famous Blue Lagoon - all optional with crew on boats or boards should you need a rest.  

 

The goal is enjoyable exploration - none of the runs and swims are timed, and there is free time carved out for snorkelling, diving the famous Blue Hole, wind surfing or chilling on the beach!

ADVENTURE ITINERARY

DAY 1: Arrival Cairo International Airport

  • Arrive Cairo (CAI) International Airport and transfer to Hotel
  • Welcome drinks, dinner and group ‘Meet and Greet’

  • Optional Felucca ride (traditional Egyptian fishing boat)

DAY 2: Cairo - Great Pyramids of Giza

  • Breakfast at Hotel

  • Depart hotel for VIP Tour of the Pyramid complex

  • Lunch overlooking Giza Plateaux

  • Optional trip to local market

  • Sunset guided trail run around the Pyramids and across the Giza Plateaux

  • Dinner

DAY 3: Nabq Protectorate

  • Breakfast at Hotel

  • Internal flight to Sharm el Sheik and transfer to Nabq Protectorate

  • Lunch and afternoon snorkel

  • Scheduled swim

  • Sunset/night run

  • Dinner, campfire and music

Day 4: Coloured Canyon, Blue Hole, Abu Galoum

  • Bedouin breakfast

  • Morning desert run to Mangrove lagoon

  • Lunch and transfer to Blue Hole

  • Afternoon coastal run to Blue Lagoon via Abu Galoum

  • Optional massage yoga session

  • Swim and snorkel at leisure

  • Dinner

Day 5: Blue Lagoon

  • Scheduled swim

  • Breakfast at camp

  • Mountain run

  • Lunch

  • Free afternoon - snorkel, kite-surf, swim and optional beach Yoga

  • Dinner

 

Day 6: Blue Lagoon

  • Breakfast

  • Free day - Blue Hole diving, snorkel, kite-surf, swim

  • Sunset scheduled swim

  • Dinner

Day 7: Blue Lagoon and depart

  • Dawn run or swim at leisure

  • Breakfast

  • Boat transfers to Dahab - explore

  • Transfer to Cairo via Sharm el Sheik

  • Tour ends

Standard price $3,290 // ZAR59,500 Spots limited to a total of 20 adventurers. Payment plans available - DM for details A deposit of USD1,500 required to secure a place. Where the minimum number of 8 participants is not reached, the deposits will be refunded in full. Standard price remaining balance due by September 1st 2023. Registrations after that date must be paid in full upfront. Single room supplement will apply in Cairo. MINIMUM NUMBER: 8 people required. Please do not make travel arrangements until we notify you that the minimum numbers have been met. We will do our best to let you know at least 120 days in advance.

Price

Accommodation (Mix of hotel, beach glamping and beach huts) Breakfast, lunch and dinner Transport in minibus / open people carriers / and 4X4 trucks All permits and entry fees English speaking guides and porters Return flight Cairo to Sharm el Sheik

Includes

Drinks/snacks Shopping and personal items International flights Visa costs Travel Insurance (mandatory)

Excludes

‘If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine, it’s lethal.’ -Paulo Coelho

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