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