Edfu to Aswan - 5 Days - Ankh 1 Sandal

Overview

Trip Duration

5 days / 4 nights

Trip Operates

Sunday

Route Map

 

Our carefully designed package using Ankh 1 Sandal will bring you deeper inside the Egyptian original atmosphere, using old times sailing boat which uses the big sails to make the power of wind move the boat. During our journey on the Nile, we will be getting in touch with local Egyptians, which will gave us an extraordinarily experience in Egyptian culture, beside the hidden historical sites

Program Itinerary Summary
Day 1

Transfer from Luxor to Edfu
Visit Hours temple in Edfu
Embarkation onboard, sail and visit Gabal El Selsela and overnight onboard

Day 2

Visit Hormoheb
Ovvernight onboard

Day 3

Sail on the Nile, and visit Kom Ombo and Daraw
Overnight onboard

Day 4

Sail to Koubanaya and Aswan
Overnight onboard

Day 5

Disembarkation from Sandal
Visit High Dam, Philae temple and unfinished Obelisk

Sightseeing Highlights

Edfu Temple

Jebel Silsila

Horemheb

Gebel El Silsila

Kom Ombo Temple

Daraw

Koubanya

High Dam

Unfinished Obelisk

Temple of Philae

 

 

 

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Check in – Edfu – Jebel Silsila

Transfer from Luxor to Edfu.
Visit the Temple of Horus, the largest and most perfectly preserved of all the Nile temples. Horus, also known as Haroeris, was the falcon-headed solar war god.
Embarkation on board of Ankh 1.
Welcome onboard your private sailing vessel. Meet The Captain and the crew, enjoy your welcome drink, and then start sailing while having Lunch on board.
Walk in the hills between the river Nile and the desert on the left bank, to the quarries of the Pharaonic era in the mountains of Jebel Silsila.

Day 2: Hormoheb

Our Sandal will sail to the foot of Jabel El Selsila. We discover the coronation hall of Horemheb, the last pharaoh who reigned in the eighteenth dynasty. In the evening we will have a wonderful barbecue around the Temple, a once in a lifetime experience. Meals and overnight on board

Day 3: Kom Ombo – Daraw

We resume our navigation on the Nile peacefully. Visit the temple of Kom Ombo this unique sacred place, built to the two gods: Sobek, the crocodile god and Horus, the falcon. The temple stands at a bend in the Nile where, in ancient times, sacred crocodiles basked in the sun on the riverbank and the mummified crocodile and the preserved Nilometer.
Visit the Camels market of Daraw, then returning through the gardens and palm trees.
Overnight onboard of our Ankh I Sandal

Day 4: Koubanaya – Aswan

We start to explore the Nubian villages. Encounters with the fellahs, have tea and breakfast and walk between the painted homes. We walk up to Koubanya. Later we continue sailing and arrive to Aswan
Meals and overnight on board

Day 5: Aswan – Check out

Disembarkation After breakfast, and tour to Aswan High Dam, Egypt's contemporary example of building on a monumental scale. Next, proceed to the granite quarries which supplied the ancient Egyptians with most of the hard stone used in pyramids and temples. The quarries still hold the Unfinished Obelisk, possibly intended as a companion to the Lateran Obelisk, originally at Karnak but now in Rome. It would have weighed over 1,100 tons and would have been the world's largest piece of stone ever handled. Continue by a short motor-boat ride to the Temple of Philae on the island of Agilka. The temple was dedicated to Isis, sister/wife of Osiris and patroness of the Ptolemaic rule.

Notes
Sailing schedule is subject to change without prior notice due to navigational circumstances, but all sites will be maintained

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Prices & Dates

 

Departure Dates
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Package includes
  • 4 nights onboard of Ankh I sandal
  • All meals included (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Soft drinks
  • Sightseeing as mentioned in itinerary
  • Round trip transfers in Luxor and Aswan
  • Professional English speaking guide (all major languages are available)
  • Entrance fees for all mentioned sites
  • Air conditioned vehicles for transfers and tours
  • Taxes and service charge
  • Assistance of Stylish Holidays during tour
Package excludes
  • Airfares
  • Entry Via to Egypt
  • Tips and Gratuities
  • Any personal expenses

 

 

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Optional Tours

Aswan Optional Tours ↓

High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk and Philae Temple

Dinner Cruise Belly DanceWatch the modern engineering miracle of the famous High Dam in Aswan. And watch the ancient engineering miracle or building the Obelisks. After that pay a visit to the elegant temple of Philae dedicated to goddess Isis, goddess of magic.

Nubian Museum Aswan

Dinner Cruise Belly DanceInterested in Nubian culture, need to know more about the Nubian civilization, then you should pay a visit to the Nubian Museum, which displays thousands of Nubian antiquities that would have been lost under the waters of Lake Nasser after constructing High Dam of Aswan

Kom Ombo & Edfu

Dinner Cruise Belly DanceWhile in Aswan, expand your sightseeing to Kom Ombo and Edfu cities, which have remarkable temples. Kom Ombo Temple, which stands on a high ground overlooking the River Nile. Then onto Edfu Temple which is dedicated to god Horus and it considered the best preserved cult temple in Egypt.

Kalabsha Temple Aswan

Dinner Cruise Belly DanceEnjoy a half day tour to visit Kalabsha temple, which lies on the west bank of Lake Nasser, which is dedicated to the Egyptian god Horus and the Nubian god Mandulis

Camel Market of Darau

Dinner Cruise Belly DanceMake a completely different experience while in Aswan and watch the one of the world's largest gathering of camels, known as the “Ship of the Desert”, at the Camel Market in Darau. The Darau Camel market takes place every Tuesday. Different people heading to the market to purchase healthy & cheap meat. You will find different foreigners & tourists who have travelled from all over the world to visit this famous market

Kalabsha Temple & Nubian Museum

Dinner Cruise Belly DanceHave a spectacular trip to the temple of Kalabsha, dedicated to Mandulis, the Nubian sun god. And enjoy visiting the Nubian museum which houses thousands of beautiful monuments dating to different eras and built over an area of 50,000 square meters

Aswan to Abu Simbel by Bus

Dinner Cruise Belly DanceGet ready for an inspiring early morning trip to visit Abu Simbel. The two Temples of Abu Simbel, with their unique style, are considered the masterpieces of ancient Egypt. The Egyptian government and UNESCO decided to co-operate in order to save these temples from the flood.

Sound & Light Show at Philae

Dinner Cruise Belly DanceThe spectacular Sound and Light Show at Philae temple will help you to imagine how the life has been thousands years ago! You will know about it through the legendary Sound & Light Shows which are played at Philae temple, its historical & culture values are simply beyond description, latest lighting laser and projection technologies are utilized to visualize mysteries of the pharaonic civilization, every year hundreds of thousands attend these magnificent spectaculars to relive the legand.

St. Simeon Monastery

Dinner Cruise Belly DanceSpend a sensational day tour to St. Simeon Monastery which is located on a hill in the desert on the west bank of the Nile River in Aswan. It is one of the largest and best-preserved Coptic monasteries in Egypt. Most of the construction is said to have taken place during the 7th century and the site was historically significant for Nubian Christians

Nubian Village by felucca

Dinner Cruise Belly DanceExplore the Nubian Village in Aswan by strolling through shady alleys and gardens is a wonderful way to experience life on modern Elephantines. At Nubian house, the owner serves tea, sells Nubian handicrafts, and can arrange live music and dancing or henna 'tattoos' with local women.

Contact Information

Stylish Holidays - Adventure Division

6 Madfaiaa Buildings, Beside City Stars
Nasr City, Cairo, Egypt
Tel: +20 2 26908570/71
Fax: +20 2 2418 3642
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