Alternative Christmas & New Year in Dahab 15th December 2019 - 11th January 2020 Fr £499

Fed up with Christmas & the over commercialised hype?​ Enjoy an Alternative Christmas this year, get away from it all & head to the sunshine in the beautiful village of Dahab for something different!

Come on a yoga holiday where you can also scuba dive, snorkel, ride camels or horses. Go sea kayaking, trekking, try a desert safari by camel or jeep, dine & sleep under the stars, climb Mount Sinai or just chill out & have a massage & sunbathe. Great for singles!

Translating as ‘Gold’ in Arabic, Dahab is a place of unique beauty, surrounded by world class coral reefs, beautiful beaches, rugged mountains & the vast desert landscapes. Formerly a Bedouin fishing village, this sleepy town is situated on the southeast coast of the Sinai Peninsula. Dahab has so much to offer, choose to relax at one the many restaurants & cafe’s on the waters front, dive in the fantastic coral reefs, participate in watersports/activities, explore the surrounding landscapes or join one of the many ‘Wellness’ concepts that are all the rage!

Cost:

£499 per person - standard twin share room 

£569 per person - superior twin share sea view room

£599 per person - single standard room 

£659 per person - single superior sea view room 

 

Includes:

7 nights bed & breakfast, two yoga classes per day with one free day in the week & return airport transfers from Sharm El Sheikh International Airport.

There are two Sivananda yoga classes per day, each lasting one and a half hours at 08:00 and 17:00 with one free day per week. Sivananda is a soft, gentle style of Hatha yoga. Each class incorporates pranayama, asanas, stretching, and meditation and is tailored to the individual needs of each student.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your Teacher:

 

BARBARA GORDON

Born in Scotland, she began her yoga studies in London and from there went to the Sivananda Ashram in Val Morin Canada to study with Swami Vishnudevananda in the Sivananda style of teaching yoga. “Having taught for over 40 years I teach from my experience and understanding of the human body that I have gained over this time. Each person is an individual and this is how I teach. Once I start to work with people I can intuit what each individual needs, everybody is different".

 

Barbara spends her time between Gozo & Dahab, lucky to be able to teach her students in these beautiful locations! She will be assisted on the holidays by one of the Sunra Team.

Daily Schedule​:

Day 1 - Arrival 

Day 2 - 08:00 Yoga class 9:30 Breakfast, relax by the pool, have a treatment, go to the beach 17:00 Yoga class Day 3 - Same as Day 2

Day 4 - Free day with no yoga classes and excursions can be arranged on this day

Day 5 - 7 Same as Day 2

Day 8 - 08:00 Yoga class, Breakfast and departure

Please note that Christmas Day & New Year's Day will be the scheduled days off

 

Your accommodation:

Coral Coast is a 3* Hotel with 30 en suite rooms set on an idyllic beach front location with a swimming pool & fabulous views of the Red Sea. All rooms are air conditioned with private balcony or terrace, fridge & tea & coffee making facilities in room. The rooftop yoga studio with its spectacular view offers a great ambiance for yoga classes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

Activities:

There is still plenty of time for additional activities which include diving, snorkeling, camel, or horse riding, desert dinner or meditation, trekking, mountaineering, and wind or kite surfing.

 

During the week, you are invited to join an optional dinner in the desert, an incredible experience where you can also meditate in a silence incomparable to any other. Watch for shooting stars in a sky with a million and have dinner cooked by local Bedouin in traditional style.

 

You will also have the opportunity to go on a mini safari to the Three Pools diving and snorkeling site, where you practice your morning yoga session by the sea shore. Afterwards you can dive or snorkel, eat a delicious lunch prepared by the Bedouin, and spend the afternoon enjoying the sun, sea, and tranquility of the Sinai.​

 

The group generally goes out for dinner together a couple of evenings in the week to one of Dahab's many restaurants.  On Christmas Eve Barbara will be organising a festive dinner for the group. On New Year's Eve Dahab is a buzzing & there are many celebratory activities to take your pick from.

On your day off, you can visit the famous Mount Sinai or visit Saint Catherine’s monastery, or explore Dahab's reefs. You can also go snorkeling​ at Ras Abu Galum, a small Bedouin village one hour north of Dahab up the coastline, either by foot or camel. Bedouin live there as they have done for centuries and it is still without electricity.

Holiday includes:

7 nights bed & breakfast, Yoga Course with 11 x 1.5hr classes, one Meditation & return airport transfers from Sharm El Sheikh International Airport. Taba Border transfers are possible with a £20 supplement each way.

Excludes:

Safari to Three Pools for morning yoga, lunch & snorkelling - £30

Desert Dinner - £25

Flights

Holiday Insurance

Treatments:

 

Reiki Sessions| per hour 
Reiki session work with your life force energy and help to align and release any negative blockages. Reiki is Japanese for Rei - universal and Ki - life force energy. Our Reiki masters pass on “ki” by laying hands over the body and channeling energy to activate natural healing whether emotional or physical and also to stimulate the body’s immune system. 

 

Sudanese Beauty Treatments | per treatment
Sherin provides a range of traditional Egyptian & Sudanese wellness and beauty treatments exclusively for women, knowledge of which has been passed down from generation to generation by the “Haboba” or Grandmother. Using natural herbs & seeds, she hand blends the scrubs & “cooks” her own sandalwood. Ask at reception for details of her treatments and to arrange an appointment

 

Massage | per hour
A full body or head massage is a lovely way to unwind and give your body a treat. Whether you have a particular issue or wish to relax, we have a variety of massage therapies with our inhouse International therapists. From deep tissue to reflexology & Indian head massage all on offer on 30 mins or 60 mins sessions. 

Ask at reception for further details of all treatments and to arrange an appointment.

Travel Notes:

Please look at www.skyscanner.net or www.egyptair.com for flights into Sharm El Sheikh - please contact us if you would like some help with your flight search

Visas:

Arrival via Cairo:
For visits of up to 30 days, you can either get a visa in advance online here
https://application.egyptvisa.com/application or on arrival into Cairo Airport by payment in Sterling, US Dollars or Euros; the visa fee is US$25 at approved bank kiosks within Cairo Airport arrival halls, before reaching immigration counters. 

 

Arrivals directly into Sharm El Sheikh:
If you are arriving directly to Sharm el Sheikh Airport & staying in Dahab for up to 15 days you will  receive a free 14 day entry permission stamp upon arrival. If you intend to travel out of these areas or stay longer than 15 days, you must purchase a visa on arrival.