Itinerary: 02 Nights hotel Luxor, 04 Nights Dahabiya, 02 Nights hotel Aswan and 03 Nights hotel Cairo
Day01… Upon arrival at Luxor international airport, our Grace Way travel representative will be waiting for you then you will be transferred by a deluxe coach to your hotel. Overnight in Luxor
Day02… … Optional Hot Air Balloon Colossus of Memnon. Valley of the Kings, Queen Hatshepsut’s Temple. Overnight in Luxor
Day03…Today before we board our Dahabiya we will visit Karnak Temple and the Luxor temple.
(Until the 1870’s the Dahabiya was the standard for tourists to travel up and down the river. Originally built to carry celebrities and royal families, the Dahabiya was a luxury pleasure boat for the Nile.)
We are picked up and taken to Esna (50 km south of Luxor) where the crew of the Dahabiya will take us to board the boat. Your Nile adventure starts by sailing towards El Kab, the ancient city of
Nekheb, where you can see the remains of the temples and the tombs. The sailors set sail for a small island where the boat will moor for the night. Enjoy your dinner on the sundeck or the banks of the river Nile. Overnight Dahabiya
Day04… Today we sail to Edfu where you see the beautifully preserved temple of Horus, which was buried under the desert sand for hundreds of years. Continue sailing to an island near Wadi el Shat for a walk through small villages and the desert. Overnight Dahabiya
Day05… Relax in a deck chair and watch the riverside pass by while the crew sails to Gebel El Silsila.
You can explore the rock-cut chapels of Seti I, Ramesses II, Merenptah and Horemheb and also remnants of the monuments in the old sandstone quarries. During lunch on the sun deck the Dahabiya sails towards Kom Ombo. Here you go ashore to see the double temple of Sobek and Haroeris. Dinner will be served around a campfire along the Nile. Overnight Dahabiya
Day06… The captain sets sail for the village of Daraw, once the last stop for camel traders from Sudan after a forty days long journey through the Libyan desert . After a walk through the village and camel market the boat sails further towards Koubania; a Nubian village near Aswan, with lovely gardens filled with citrus and mango trees. Overnight on Dahabiya
Disembarkation after breakfast on board. Early Morning Transfer to Abu Simbel, visit Abu Simbel temple and back to Aswan. Overnight at Nubian Guesthouse….
Day08…Early crossing the Nile by felucca. We then ride camels to a 5th-century Coptic Monastery 30 minutes into the desert. And we will the Philae Temple, the Temple of Isis. Afternoon visit to the Nubian museum. Overnight at Nubia Guesthouse…
Day09… Flight to Cairo Arrival at Cairo Check into hotel and relax. Optional Sound & Light Show at pyramids. Overnight at the hotel.
Day10… optional Alexandria over day you will visits (Pompey Pillar, Roman Amphitheatre, Catacombs, and Qait Bay Fort). back to Cairo. Overnight at the hotel
Day11…Visits to Saqqara, Pyramids, and Sphinx. A visit to a Perfumerie. Overnight at the hotel
Day12…Egyptian museum. Luggage packed and left for departure.