Aswan to Luxor Dahabeya - 8 days

Overview

Trip Duration

8 Days / 7 nights

Trip Operates

Saturday

Route Map

 

Using Nile River water current and power of winds, we will travel north from Aswan to Luxor, with exploration to the major sites in our way, based from a small sailing Dahabeya we will discover Aswan with its majestic Philae temple and other attraction, Kom Ombo Temple, Edfu temple, Esna, and the rich history of Luxor. We will sail like ancient Egyptians people was doing long time ago, but with more comfort

Program Itinerary Summary
Day 1

Transfer and embarkation onboard of Dahabeya in Aswan
Visit Nubian Museum
Overnight onboard

Day 2

Visit High Dam, Temple of Philae and unfinished Obelisk
Sail to Hordiab Island and overnight onboard

Day 3

Visit Kom Ombo temple of Sobek and Harories
Overnight onboard

Day 4

Visit Temple of Edfu, sail to Ramaddeya Island and view of Silsila Island
Overnight onboard

Day 5

Visit Khnum temple in Esna, cross the lock and sail to Luxor
Overnight onboard

Day 6

Visit Karnak and Luxor temples at Luxor East bank of Nile
Overnight onboard

Day 7

Visit West Bank Kings Valley, Queens Valley, temple of Queen Hatshepsut and colossi of Memnon
Overnight onboard

Day 8

Check out from Dahabeya and transfer to Luxor airport/station

Sightseeing Highlights

Nubian Museum

High Dam

Old Dam

unfinished obelisk

Philae Temple

Lake Nasser

temple of Kom Ombo

Temple of Horus

Silsila Temple

Khnum Temple

Karnak

Luxor Temple

West Bank Necropolis

Valley of the Kings

Hatshepsut

Colossi of Memnon.

 

 

 

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Check in Aswan

Pickup and transfer to your Dahabia in Aswan, embarkation onboard and start exploring your 8 days relaxing Dahabeya ship
After lunch onboard we head to the Nubian Museum
Return back to our Dahabey ship and enjoy dinner onboard
Free time and overnight onboard

Day 2: Aswan – Hordiab Island

After early breakfast, we will go with our guide to visit the High Dam and the Old Dam and the Unfinished Obelisk lying in ancient Granite Quarries of Aswan. Then proceed to Philae Temple, dedicated to the goddess Isis, being rescued from the rising waters of Lake Nasser at the time of the High Dam's construction
We back to our sailing Dahabeya and start sailing to north
Dinner onboard and overnight by Herdiab Island, which is located

Day 3: Kom Ombo

Early morning Early Sail to Kom Ombo, and enjoy our lunch onboard
Visit temple of Kom Ombo dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek and the falcon-headed Horus the elder, god of the morning sun.
Back to our cruise Dahabeya
Dinner and overnight Kom Ombo.

Day 4: Edfu – Ramaddeya Island – Silsila Island

We start sailing early morning to Edfu, while having our breakfast onboard
Lunch will be served on Ramaddeya Island, later we continue sailing towards Edfu, to visit to one of best preserved temples of Greco – Roman era , that of Horus at Edfu. With horse drawn carriage we are transported from Nile banks to the Temple of Efdu and return back again to our ship
Sailing to view of Silsila Temple and Sandstone quarries from the Deck
Dinner and overnight onboard

Day 5: Esna - Luxor

Early morning we head to Esna, and cross the lock in our way to Luxor. We have a stop in Esna to visit the town and temple of Esna dedicated to the creator god Khnum.
Later, we head north sailing with our Dahabeya to Luxor. Have our lunch on board and enjoy great time watching the Nile river island, later at night we arrive to Luxor and have our dinner and overnight onboard

Day 6: Luxor

After early breakfast, we leave to our first visits in Luxor, and start with visits to the gigantic temples complex of Karnak, followed by the awesome Luxor Temple started by Amenophis III in the 14th century B.C. and extended by Ramsis II.
BBQ Lunch and free time at leisure in Luxor
Dinner and overnight onboard in Luxor

Day 7: Luxor

Today we have breakfast before we head with our tour guide to Luxor West Bank Necropolis, the burial ground of the Pharaohs - the Valley of the Kings - where Howard Carter discovered the tomb of Tutankhamen in 1922. Proceed to the nearby Valley of the Queens, the mortuary temple of Hatshepsut and the Colossi of Memnon.
Lunch and then free time at leisure
Dinner and overnight onboard

Day 8: Luxor – Check out

Today we have our breakfast as the last meal onboard before our disembarkation from the Dahabeya and transfer to your destination in Luxor

 

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
  • 7 nights onboard of Dahabeya
  • All meals included (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Soft drinks
  • Sightseeing as mentioned in itinerary
  • Round trip transfers in Aswan and Luxor
  • 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 ↓

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.

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

Felucca trip in the Nile

Dinner Cruise Belly DanceSail on the Nile as ancient Egyptians, using a felucca to experience one of the most famous ways to sail on the Nile River in Aswan. The felucca is a traditional sailing boat made of wood that is used especially for river sailing. They are especially popular along the Nile River in Egypt.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

Luxor Optional Tours ↓

The West Bank

Dinner Cruise Belly DanceExplore Valley of the Kings which is magnificent in its grandeur of architecture, Valley of The Kings containing the masterpieces of the ancient Egyptian tombs and the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, the only Pharaonic woman who reigned ancient Egypt

Day trip to Edfu and kom Ombo

Dinner Cruise Belly DanceGet excited by our daily excursions to the to Edfu and Kom Ombo by horse carriage to visit the majestic temple dedicated to Horus and then transfer to see to the Temple of Kom Ombo standing on high grounds overlooking the Nile.

Trip to Cairo by flight

Dinner Cruise Belly DanceDo not miss a blissful day sightseeing tour in Cairo while in Luxor. To cover the most attraction of Egypt, you should visit Cairo, which includes Great Pyramids of Giza, The mighty Sphinx, the Unique Egyptian Museum, Old Cairo Coptic churches, and Khan El Khalili Bazaar

Sound & Light Show at Karnak Temple

Dinner Cruise Belly DanceExperience the beauty of the Temples of Karnak illuminated against the darkness of night as the pharaohs of the New Kingdom take you to a journey into Ancient Egyptian history at the Karnak Temples, the greatest example of worship in history and was dedicated to the God Amon, his wife Mut and their son Khonsu.

Luxor to Dendara & Abydos

Dinner Cruise Belly DanceCover all Luxor major sites in one day, where you will visit the East bank and West bank monuments like Karnak Temples, Luxor Temple, Valley of the Kings and the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut also known as El Dier El Baharai temple.

Nile Cruise trip to Dendara Temple

Dinner Cruise Belly DanceEnjoy a one Day Nile Cruise trip to Dendara Temple. Sail from Luxor to Dendara along Nile river by boat to see the well preserved Temple of Hathor, Temple of Isis and Coptic Basilica

Full day Tour in Luxor

Dinner Cruise Belly DanceCover all Luxor major sites in one day, where you will visit the East bank and West bank monuments like Karnak Temples, Luxor Temple, Valley of the Kings and the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut also known as El Dier El Baharai temple.

The East Bank

Dinner Cruise Belly DanceA short tour to Luxor’s East Bank temples will gave you a great example of the old ancient Pharaohs live and warship. Karnak Temples, the greatest example of worship in history. And the Temple of Luxor which was dedicated to Amoun- Ra.

 

Contact Information

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