Itinerary: 4 Nights Dahabia, 3 Nights Hotel
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 in Luxor to check in and stay overnight.
After breakfast at the hotel, you will check out and get ready to visit the west bank Colossus of Memnon, Valley of the Kings and Queen Hatshepsut’s Temple.
Then you will Coach to Esna. Check into Dahabiya where your Nile Adventure starts (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).
Sail to the beautiful city of Nekheb, (Now named El Kab) which is situated across the Nile from the city of Nekheb( Herakonpolis )which dates back to pre-dynastic times and is the site of temples dedicated to Thoth and Nebket. Enjoy your dinner on the sundeck or the banks of the river Nile. Overnight Dahabiya.
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
Relax in a deck chair and watch the riverside pass by while the crew Sails to Gebel El Silsila. This area is famous for the high quality of stone quarried here for use in Ancient Egyptian monuments. The site is a rich Archaeological area with temples cut directly into the hills. Many of the monuments here bear inscriptions of Merenptah, Ramesses II, Hatshepsut, Amenhoteb II and Ramesses III. Our Dahabia will sail right to the foot of this majestic mountain where we will have the luxury of being the only boat docked in this area. This evening we will have a barbecue inside the temple Horemheb. A truly once in a lifetime experience.
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. Transfer Luxor check in your hotel . Overnight in Luxor
after breakfast check out for departure. you will visit Karnak Temple and the Luxor temple
All airport transfers in a/c Coach as stated in the program.
02 nights accommodation at a 5* hotel in Luxor including breakfast.
04 night accommodation on Dahabia Nile cruise including breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Sightseeing entrance fees
International and domestic airfare
Egypt Entry Visa
Any optional excursions not mentioned above
Personal expenses such as drinks, tips, laundry, telephone calls, etc