Day 1: Arrive Luxor, Luxor Sightseeing / Esna
Upon your arrival at Luxor airport / train station, your Nile Holiday tour will meet and assist you, and then you will be accompanied by your Egyptologist tour guide for Luxor sightseeing tours. Start to visit the Karnak & Luxor temples on the east bank of the Nile. Then cross the Nile River to the west bank to visit the Valley to the Kings, The temple of Queen Hatshepsuit and Colossi of Memnon. Later on, transfer to embark your Nile Dahabiya Cruise at Esna. The crew will welcome you on board and have your bags taken to your cabins. We will then set sail for a small Island where the Dahabiya will moor for the night. Enjoy your dinner on the sundeck or the bank of the river Nile. Overnight on board.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Day 2: Esna – Edfu / Gebel el Silsila
Enjoy breakfast at your leisure, while gently sailing to Edfu, arrive around noon time. Upon arrival, you will enjoy horse and Carriage return way ride to visit Edfu Temple, one of the largest and most intact of Egypt’s monuments. Two beautiful granite statues of the Falcon God Horus flank the entrance. After your visit to the temple, either ride or walk through the bazaar, this is an extensive bazaar where you can barter for souvenirs, spices and perfumes. Lunch on Board. Enjoy a relaxing journey to the temple of Gebel el Silsila. You will be amazed as we tie up alongside the Speos of Horemheb temple at Gebel el Silsila. If possible dinner will be served in the grounds of the illuminated temple or on the Dahabiya upper deck whilst soaking up the tranquil atmosphere with music to match the mood. Overnight on board at Gebel el Silsila.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3: Gebel el Silsila / Kom Ombo
After Breakfast on board, you will visit the rock-cut temple of Horemheb at Gebel el-Silsila, then have a walk to the nearby shrines built by Merenptah, Ramses II and Seti I were constructed during the New Kingdom of ancient Egypt. Then, the main quarry has clear masons marks and a group of elaborate private memorial chapels and several stelae, including a large Stelae of Shoshenq I, mark the northern limit of the quarry. Near the entry to the site is the Speos of Horemheb. Return to your Dahabiya and then set sailing to Kom Ombo. Listen to the sounds of the water buffalo as they wade in the shallow water besides the banks of the Nile, the Donkeys as they go about their day to day business and the various bird life of the river.
Upon arrival, you will visit the Greco Roman Temple of Kom Ombo. The temple building is totally symmetrical with two entrance’s two halls and two sanctuaries dedicated to the Falcon God Haroeris (Horus the Elder) and the Crocodile God Sobek. Dinner will be served as we head for a small island where we will moor for the evening and enjoy dinner at this atmospheric location. Overnight close to the doors of Aswan city
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 4: Kom Ombo / Aswan Sightseeing tours.
Enjoy breakfast on board, today you will visit the unfinished obelisk, the largest known ancient obelisk offers unusual insights into ancient Egyptian stone working techniques. Proceed to visit Aswan high dam, a rock-fill dam built across the Nile in Aswan between 1960- 1970. It creates Lake Nasser, one of the largest man-made lakes in the world.
Continue with a motorboat ride to Philae Temple Island, comprises a large number of small Temples dates back to Pharaonic, Greek and Roman times. But the largest and the best preserved on the Island is the temple of the Goddess Isis. Afterwards you will enjoy a walking tour in Aswan Bazaar. Later on, return to the Nile Dahabiya boat, enjoying an amazing evening in Aswan. Overnight aboard your cruise in Aswan
Day 5: Departure Transfer
Disembarkation after enjoying your breakfast, then you will be transferred to Aswan airport / train station for final departure.
– Itinerary may change in sequence but not in visits, due to navigation circumstances, Program will always be respected.
– Optional tours to Abu Simbel temple are available by Vehicle or Plane and can be placed in Day 4 or day 5 – before departure transfer in the afternoon (Recommened to be after 14:00).