Day 1: Aswan – Check in
Transfer to board your Dahabeya boat in Aswan. After embarkation, we will join our guide for a tour to the Nubian Museum where authentic Nubian relics are kept.
Later we will back to our Dahabeya and spent free time at leisure
Dinner and overnight in Aswan
Day 2: Aswan – Herdiab Island
After early breakfast onboard, we will go for a day tour in Aswan to visit the High Dam, built to control the massive and destructive flooding of the Nile River. Then we continue to a majestic temple complex dedicated to the god Isis “Temple of Philae”. However in1960’s in efforts to save the temple UNESCO together with the Egyptian Government dismantled the whole temple complex and transferred it to Agilika Island.
Later we will head to Granite Quarries, where you can see amazing details on the architecture and engineering design created by the ancient Egyptians.
After our tour in Aswan, we back to our sailing ship, and sail to Herdiab Island, enjoy our dinner onboard and overnight
Day 3: Kom Ombo – El Ramady Island – El Selsila Island
Early morning, we continue sailing to Kom Ombo, which is an important town along the Nile River, it is home of the unique dual temples of Sobek and Haroeris. Sobek the crocodile headed god and Haroeris the falcon headed god. After the tour return onboard and continue sailing to Island of El Ramady, lunch will be served sundeck.
We will view Silsila Temple and Sandstone quarries from the deck of our Dahabeya ship
Dinner and Overnight
Day 4: Edfu – Esna – Luxor
Set sail early to Edfu. We will enjoy a fresh breakfast while sailing, and enjoy the scenery of the banks in the Nile River. Then we will visit the best preserved temples of Greco – Roman era, we will use a horse drawn carriage to transfer us from the Dahabeya to the temple, and return back to our Dahabeya Nile boat
We sail towards Esna, and cross the lock to Luxor
Arrival to Luxor and overnight onboard
Day 5: Luxor
After early breakfast onboard of our Dahabeya boat, we head with our guide to West Bank of Luxor, where we will start our sightseeing with the Valley of the Kings, this vast valley is a royal burial place for almost 500 years during the 16th to the 11th century BC. Most of the Pharaohs as well as powerful nobles of the New Kingdom are buried here.
Then we continue to Valley of the Queens where Queens of the pharaohs are buried in this area as well as the princes, the princesses, and members of the royal family as well.
Then we continue exploring the West Bank of Luxor to the Colossi of Memnon, and Temple of Queen Hatshepsut the pharaoh who ruled Egypt during the eighteenth dynasty. She is honored as the longest living female Pharaoh of Egypt.
We cross back to East Bank of Luxor, to see the largest temple complex in Egypt, temple of Karnak, and then proceed to Luxor Temple, the massive Egyptian temple founded in 1400 BC and known as the ipet resyt in Egyptian language – meaning the southern sanctuary, it is built to honor the triad gods of Amun, Chons and Mut.
After this long day of exploration in Luxor, we retun back to our sahip and relaz onboard
Enjoy our dinner onboard of our boat and overnight
Day 6: Luxor – check out
After early breakfast onboard, we get ready to check out and transfer to your destination in Luxor
Sailing schedule is subject to change without prior notice due to navigational circumstances, and some sites may be replaced