Treasures of the Red Sea (Le Ponant)

Treasures of the Red Sea (Le Ponant)

From AUD $7,500

Description

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.

Trip Name
Treasures of the Red Sea (Le Ponant)
Days
8
Overview
Vessel Type: Motor Yacht Length: 88 metres Passenger Capacity: 64 Built: 1991 Experience the privilege of a relaxing cruise aboard Le Ponant, crafted to respect the tradition of famous sailing yachts. Following in the nautical tradition of three-masted sailing ships, Le Ponant will take you on a voyage of discovery.  The ship capacity is limited to 64 passengers, providing intimacy and convivial atmosphere to the cruise.  The refined life on board, the welcoming charm to your cabin, the lounges and the restaurants setting are as many invitations to relax. Under full sail, gliding over the sea with the wind, you will fall under Le Ponant's spell.

Itinerary



Day 1 - Day 1 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 2 - Days 2 - 3 EILAT
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Day 3 - Days 4 - 6 SAFAGA
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Day 4 - Day 7 HURGHADA
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Day 5 - Day 8 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 6 - Day 9 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 7 - Please Note:
Itineraries are subject to change.

Trip Dates

StartEndPrice FromRoom Type
14-12-201921-12-2019AUD $7,500Marie Galante Cabin
14-12-201921-12-2019AUD $8,700Marie Galante Premium Cabin
14-12-201921-12-2019AUD $8,700Antigua Cabin
21-12-201928-12-2019AUD $7,500Marie Galante Cabin
21-12-201928-12-2019AUD $8,700Antigua Cabin
21-12-201928-12-2019AUD $8,700Marie Galante Premium Cabin
28-12-201904-01-2020AUD $8,620Marie Galante Cabin
28-12-201904-01-2020AUD $10,000Marie Galante Premium Cabin
28-12-201904-01-2020AUD $10,000Antigua Cabin
04-01-202011-01-2020AUD $8,700Antigua Cabin
04-01-202011-01-2020AUD $8,700Marie Galante Premium Cabin
04-01-202011-01-2020AUD $7,500Marie Galante Cabin
11-01-202018-01-2020AUD $7,500Marie Galante Cabin
11-01-202018-01-2020AUD $8,700Antigua Cabin
11-01-202018-01-2020AUD $8,700Marie Galante Premium Cabin
18-01-202025-11-2020AUD $7,500Marie Galante Cabin
18-01-202025-11-2020AUD $8,700Antigua Cabin
18-01-202025-11-2020AUD $8,700Marie Galante Premium Cabin
18-02-202025-02-2020AUD $7,500Marie Galante Cabin
18-02-202025-02-2020AUD $8,700Marie Galante Premium Cabin
18-02-202025-02-2020AUD $8,700Antigua Cabin
25-02-202003-03-2020AUD $7,500Marie Galante Cabin
25-02-202003-03-2020AUD $8,700Marie Galante Premium Cabin
25-02-202003-03-2020AUD $8,700Antigua Cabin
03-03-202010-03-2020AUD $7,500Marie Galante Cabin
03-03-202010-03-2020AUD $8,700Marie Galante Premium Cabin
03-03-202010-03-2020AUD $8,700Antigua Cabin
10-03-202017-03-2020AUD $7,500Marie Galante Cabin
10-03-202017-03-2020AUD $8,700Marie Galante Premium Cabin
10-03-202017-03-2020AUD $8,700Antigua Cabin
17-03-202024-03-2020AUD $7,500Marie Galante Cabin
17-03-202024-03-2020AUD $8,700Marie Galante Premium Cabin
17-03-202024-03-2020AUD $8,700Antigua Cabin
24-03-202031-03-2020AUD $7,500Marie Galante Cabin
24-03-202031-03-2020AUD $8,700Antigua Cabin
24-03-202031-03-2020AUD $8,700Marie Galante Premium Cabin

Inclusions

    • 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.

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