Treat yourself to this luxury Nile cruise with a Sandrine Dahabeya from Luxor to Aswan!
Life on board of this traditional Dahabeya like the Sandrine Dahabeya is peaceful and idyllic and has many joys. You can relax on a lounge chair on the sundeck, read a book, or watch children play and watch women do laundry on the banks of the Nile. Every day there is an opportunity to stroll through villages, visit local markets or explore fascinating temples along the Nile. Meals are freshly prepared on board and served on the sun terrace, in the dining room or in a beautiful location on the banks of the Nile. There is nothing like dining under a sparkling nights sky by the light of a campfire.
Day 1- Arrival and check-in / Thebes-Ost
For your 8 days / 7 nights Nile cruise with the Sandrine Dahabeya from Luxor to Aswan, you will fly to Luxor today. Upon arrival at Luxor Airport, you will be met by your tour guide and escorted to your 5-star Nile Cruise Ship.
Whilst your travel in Egypt you will be with one our qualified English-speaking Egyptologist, will accompany you on board the ship for the entire Nile cruise and will also conduct the sightseeing.
After lunch on board, visit one of the highlights of Luxor, with your guide:
It is the largest Temple complex that has ever been built. The Karnak Temple Complex, commonly known as Karnak, comprises a vast mix of Decayed Temples, Chapels, Pylons, and other buildings near Luxor, in Egypt. Karnak temple represents the true soul and spirit of the entire city of Luxor which has many Temples built by the ancient Egyptians Kings and Queens the Karnak temple was known as Ipet-isu “The Most Selected of Places” and Pr-Imn “House of Amon”.
Then it goes on to the incomparable
In the heart of the city of Luxor you will find the Luxor Temple, 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, which connected the Luxor Temple with the Karnak Temple at that time.
After the sightseeing, 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 to 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 beautiful archaeological sites in Upper Egypt.
Enjoy the view of Luxor and the Nile Valley from the terraces of the Temple, then continue with your drive to your next adventure.
The Colossi of Memnon
The first attraction to be encounter in Luxor West Bank is the two 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.
You will then be taken back to your Dahabeya.
After lunch on board, the Dahabeya leaves for the Esna lock.
(In the afternoon there is no program, just enjoy the ride 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 soak up 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) Not to be missed.
Day 3- Edfu Temple
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.
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 will dock and you will have dinner and spend the night.
Day 4- Gebel El Silsila
After breakfast on board, visit the village of Ramadi. The ship then sails to Gebel el Silsila where it docks. In the afternoon you will visit this quarry from the time of the Pharaohs.
After the visit, the boat sails on to Behir Island where it berths. Overnight on board.
Day 5- Kom Ombo
After a leisurely breakfast during the trip, enjoy the wonderful landscape along the Nile to Kom Ombo and in the afternoon visit:
The Kom Ombo Temple
Kom Ombo Temple back in time, the Temple took 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 make sense now to be dedicated to the crocodile god .some renovations were made later, such as the Hypostyle Hall which was added by Ptolemy.
After visiting the Kom Ombo Temple, we continue by boat to Sheikh Fadel Island, where the Dahabeya docks.
Day 6- Aswan Sightseeing
In the early morning we continue by boat to Aswan.
After your breakfast on board, enjoying the view of the beauty and atmosphere of the city of Aswan with its green islands and red granite rocks. 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 high dam that dams the Nile to Lake Nasser, and the 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.
Day 7- Optional Excursion to Abu Simbel
Today you have the unique opportunity to take an unforgettable private excursion to Abu Simbel – or you have a day off in Aswan.
The two Temples at Abu Simbel were built by Ramses II, and were under the sand until 1817. The Ramses Temple extends 60 m directly into the rock. The Temple of Nefertari is 21 m deep and 12 m high.
The trip to Abu Simbel starts early in the morning. You drive through the desert with a Private Vehicle and your Private English-Speaking Tour Guide and experience the sunrise during the outward journey – on the way back from Abu Simbel you will be able to admire the mirage. And take in all its glory.
Day 8- Check Out
Today it is time to say goodbye to Aswan and the immortal Nile. After breakfast on board, you will leave the Dahabeya and have a transfer to Aswan Airport, then you will fly back home.
After your cruise on the Nile, you have the option of extending your stay in Cairo to visit the Pyramids or by taking a swim at the Red Sea in Hurghada, Makadi, El Gouna or Marsa Alam.
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