On this exclusive 4 night Nile cruise with the Luxury Merit Dahabeya from Luxor to Aswan, you will enjoy the Luxury and Personal Service on board the ship and comfortably cruise along the Nile. Visiting the most famous Temples of the ancient Egyptians along the Nile and the unique atmosphere on the Merit Dahabeya guarantee unforgettable impressions and memories.
Day 1- Arrival and Check-in / Theben-Ost
For your 4 nights Nile cruise by the Luxury Merit Dahabeya you will be warmly welcomed by our tour guide after your arrival at Luxor Airport and accompanied to your Dahabeya where you will embark.
Your travel tour guide in Egypt is a qualified English-speaking Egyptologist, and will accompany you on board the ship for the entire Nile cruise and will also organize your sightseeing.
After lunch on board, visit one of Luxor’s highlights with your guide:
In the Karnak Temple Complex there is no site in Egypt that is more impressive than Karnak Temple. Which was built more than two thousand years ago. It is the largest Temple complex ever built by man and represents the combined achievement of many generations of ancient builders and Pharaohs. The Karnak Temple Complex, commonly known as Karnak, comprises a vast mix of Decayed Temples, Chapels, Pylons, and other buildings near Luxor, in Egypt.
Then it goes on to the incomparable
Luxor Temple is one of the most important and beautiful landmarks to be visited by many tourists on the East Bank of the Nile. In the heart of the city of Luxor, you will find the Luxor Temple, built by Amemophis III and Ramses II was built. Even Alexander the Great built a chapel for the ancient Egyptian Gods, At the Luxor Temple you can see a part of the Sphinx Avenue
After the sightseeing tour, the first day ends in Luxor and you will be brought back to your Dahabeya. Enjoy your dinner and the First-Class Service on board in a comfortable atmosphere and look forward to the rest of the program for the next few days.
Day 2- Thebes West
After a leisurely breakfast on board, you will drive to Thebes-West with your guide. The first highlight of the day awaits you.
The Valley of The Kings
Let yourself be enchanted by the more than 3000 years old, wonderful murals in the Tombs of the Pharaohs. So far, 64 graves have been found in the Valley of the Kings, of which you can visit three. In the Valley of the Kings are the Tombs of the Kings of the New Kingdom. In 1922 Englishman Howard Carter discovered the Tomb of Tutankhamun with its golden treasures.
We leave this unique valley and the magical atmosphere and go onto another magical place.
The Hatshepsut Temple
This is also known as the Djeser-Djeseru, is a mortuary Temple of Ancient Egypt located in Upper Egypt Temple of Hatshepsut was an ancient funerary shrine commissioned for the Pharaoh Hatshepsut and located in the Theban Necropolis. The Temple has a great view which makes it one of the most beautiful and best preserved archaeological sites in upper Egypt.
Enjoy the view from the terraces of the Temple of Luxor and the Nile Valley, then continue with the drive and with a stop.
The Colossi of Memnon
The first attraction to be encounter in Luxor West Bank is the Colossi of Memnon which was built as a guardian to the Funerary Temple of king Amenhoteb III. The Colossi Twin Statues are still standing to welcome the visitors until our day.
After the last item on the program, you will be accompanied back to your Dahabeya ship.
After lunch on board, the Dahabeya leaves for the Esna lock.
(In the afternoon there is no program, just enjoy your sail on the Dahabeya from Luxor to Esna. You have enough time to relax on your luxury Dahabeya. Find your favorite spot on the Dahabeya and let the typical Egyptian Nile landscape unwind with the scenery)
Tip of the day: Today you have the opportunity to enjoy the unique view of the ancient treasures of Luxor on a Hot Air Balloon Ride at sunrise over Thebes West. (optional)Exceptional trip not to be missed..
Day 3- Edfu / El Ramady Island
Today you will have an extensive breakfast on board, then a visit to one of the best preserved temples in Egypt is on the program. Let’s visit:
The Edfu Temple
A majestic Temple, it has been considered to be the best-preserved cult Temple in Egypt. According to ancient Egyptian mythology, it was the place where the falcon-headed God Horus revenged the murder of his father Osiris by killing Seth. The Temple of Edfu is an Egyptian Temple located on the West Bank of the Nile in Edfu, Upper Egypt It is dedicated to the Falcon God Horus.
After the Edfu Temple, your dreamy journey continues to El Ramady Island, where the Dahabeya docks and you have dinner and spend the night.
Day 4- Kom Ombo / Sheikh Fadel Island
After a leisurely breakfast during the trip, enjoy the wonderful landscape along the Nile to Kom Ombo and in the afternoon visit the Temple located directly on the banks of the Nile:
Kom Ombo Temple
Kom Ombo Temple back in time, the Temple had taken place between the Nubian trade routes and the Gold Mines in the Eastern Desert. The area that the Temple was constructed on used to be a favorite spot for the crocodiles to lay under the sun on the Nile shore, so it’s makes sense now to be dedicated to the crocodile god. Some renovations were made later, such as the Hypostyle Hall.
After visiting the Kom Ombo Temple, we continue by boat to Sheikh Fadel Island, where the Dahabeya docks.
Day 5- Aswan Sightseeing
In the early morning we continue by boat to Aswan.
After your last breakfast on board the Merit Dahabeya, where you can enjoy the view of the beauty and atmosphere of the city of Aswan with its Green Islands and Red Granite Rocks, you will check out. Afterwards, take an excursion around the city with your guide. The first item on the program is a boat trip to the Nile Island of Agilika. The last great sanctuary of the ancient Egyptian religion, the magical one, awaits you there
The Philae Temple was dedicated to Goddess Isis of Love and beauty. The Temple complex was dismantled and relocated to nearby Island of Agilkia Island. Aswan High Dam. Is one of the last Temples to ever be built in Egypt. It also contains the remains of Several Ancient Temples. A great deal of information about the mythology of ancient Egypt was known through this temple like the Myth of Osiris.
Then you will visit the dam. The Nile to Lake Nasser, was then a construction of which has had many positive and negative effects.
The High Dam
This was built across the Nile at Aswan, and has had a significant effect on the economy and culture of Egypt. Aswan High Dam is a water dam located on the Nile River in the southern part of the Republic of Egypt. The dam controls the Nile water flow rate and reduces the effects of its flood. It is also used to generate electricity in Egypt.
After your program, you will be transferred to Aswan Airport.
After the Nile cruise you have the option of booking an extension of your holiday in a 5 star hotel in Aswan with us and taking an excursion to Abu Simbel.
|Summer (May 1st to September 30th)||Winter (1st Oct to 30 Apr)|
|Single room / cabin||1550 $||1730$|
|Double room / cabin||950 $||1045 $|