Day 1
Hello to Princess Farida Dahabiya - Start the Journey
  • As you step off your flight or bid farewell to your hotel lobby, our professional and hospitable team awaits, ready to whisk you away on a voyage fit for royalty. Picture yourself being greeted with warm smiles and impeccable service, setting the tone for the extraordinary adventure ahead.
  • Upon arrival at the Dahabiya Nile Cruise, you're greeted by the sight of this majestic vessel, a floating palace adorned with opulent furnishings and elegant décor. A sense of grandeur envelops you as you step aboard, welcomed by the friendly crew who ensure your every need is met with grace and efficiency.
  • After resting & relaxing in your PRIVATE SUITE you will be invited to have your first delicious Lunch while you are enjoying the majesty of the river Nile.
Afternoon, we will start the tours of the Peacefull city of Aswan
  • Meet your guide and driver. Your first stop is the Aswan High Dam, an engineering marvel completed in the 1960s. The dam, which controls the flow of the Nile River and generates hydroelectric power, is a vital part of Egypt's infrastructure. As you stand on the dam, take in the impressive views of Lake Nasser on one side and the Nile River on the other. Your guide will explain the history, construction, and significance of the dam to Egypt’s economy and environment.
  • Next, proceed to the Temple of Philae, one of the most beautiful temples in Egypt, dedicated to the goddess Isis. The temple complex was relocated to Agilkia Island to save it from the rising waters of the Nile after the construction of the Aswan High Dam. Take a short, scenic boat ride to the island, where you’ll be greeted by the majestic sight of the temple rising from the water.
  • Explore the enchanting Temple of Philae, with its magnificent columns, detailed reliefs, and beautiful courtyards. Your guide will share fascinating stories about the temple's history, its role in ancient Egyptian religion, and the legends associated with the goddess Isis. Marvel at the intricate carvings and the serene setting of this ancient sanctuary.
Summary of Activities
  • Private Pickup from Aswan Airport or Hotel
  • The Dam of Aswan
  • Temple of Philae
Included Meals
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon Tea & Cake
  • Dinner
Day 2
OPTIONAL Abu Simbel Temple – Sail to Kom Ombu
  • For those who choose to visit the Abu Simbel Temples, an early start is essential. Depart from your Dahabiya in Aswan in the early morning, typically around 4:00 AM, for a comfortable drive to Abu Simbel. The drive takes approximately 3 hours through the desert landscape.
  • NB: Doing the trip by Flight is also Possible
Visit the Abu Simbel Temples
  • Arrive at the monumental Abu Simbel Temples, two massive rock temples originally carved out of the mountainside during the reign of Pharaoh Ramses II. The temples are renowned for their impressive size and intricate carvings. The larger temple is dedicated to Ramses II himself, while the smaller temple is dedicated to his beloved wife, Queen Nefertari.
  • Explore the Great Temple of Ramses II, marveling at the colossal statues that guard its entrance. Inside, admire the beautifully preserved wall carvings and statues that depict various deities and scenes from Ramses II’s reign. Next, visit the Temple of Hathor and Nefertari, smaller yet equally captivating, with detailed reliefs celebrating the queen and the goddess Hathor.
Return to Aswan
  • After exploring the temples, begin the return journey to Aswan, arriving back around midday. Enjoy lunch and some rest on board your Dahabiya before continuing your adventure.
Sail to Kom Ombo
  • After a relaxing break and lunch on board, set sail in the early afternoon towards Kom Ombo. Enjoy the scenic views of the Nile River as you glide along its tranquil waters.
Visit the Temple of Kom Ombo
  • Disembark from your Dahabiya upon arrival at Kom Ombo. The temple is conveniently located near the riverbank, making for an easy and pleasant walk to the site.
  • Visit the unique Temple of Kom Ombo, dedicated to two gods: Sobek, the crocodile god, and Horus the Elder, the falcon-headed god. This symmetrical temple features twin entrances, halls, and sanctuaries for each deity.
  • Admire the detailed reliefs and carvings that depict scenes of ancient Egyptian rituals and daily life. Learn from your guide about the temple's dual dedication and the historical significance of the scenes depicted on its walls. Don’t miss the Crocodile Museum adjacent to the temple, which houses mummified crocodiles and artifacts related to the worship of Sobek.
  • After your exploration, return to your Dahabiya for a well-deserved rest. Reflect on the day's discoveries as you relax on board and enjoy a delicious dinner prepared by the onboard chef.
Overnight Stay
  • Anchor at a serene location on the Nile for the night, surrounded by the natural beauty and tranquility of the river.
Summary of Activities
  • OPTIONAL Morning (Abu Simbel Temples) or (Nubian Villages)
  • Temple of Kom Ombu
  • Crocodile Museum
Included Meals
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon Tea & Cake
  • Dinner
Day 3
Sail to Luxor – Discover Luxor East Bank in the Afternoon
  • Begin your day with a delightful breakfast on board your Dahabiya as you set sail towards Luxor. Enjoy a leisurely morning on the Nile, taking in the serene views and the picturesque landscapes along the riverbanks.
  • Arrive in Luxor in the early afternoon. Disembark from your Dahabiya and prepare for an exciting afternoon exploring two of Luxor’s most iconic temples.
Tour the Temple of Karnak & Temple of Luxor
  • Meet your EGYPTOLOGIST PROFESSIONAL Tour guide to explore the East bank of Luxor. The Luxor and Karnak Temples are two of the most impressive ancient sites in Egypt. Located on the east bank of the Nile, they were once part of the ancient city of Thebes, the vast city known to the ancient Egyptians as Waset and to the Greeks as Thebes.
  • Luxor Temple, unlike other temples, was not dedicated to a god or a deified version of the king in death. Instead, Luxor temple is dedicated to the rejuvenation of kingship; it may have been where many of the pharaohs of Egypt were crowned.
  • Karnak Temple Complex is a vast open-air museum and the largest ancient religious site in the world. It is believed to be the second most visited historical site in Egypt, second only to the Giza Pyramids near Cairo. The key difference between Karnak and most of the other temples and sites in Egypt is the length of time over which it was developed and used. Construction work began in the 16th century BC. Approximately 30 pharaohs contributed to the buildings, enabling it to reach a size, complexity, and diversity not seen elsewhere.
Summary of Activities
  • Cross the Lock of Esna
  • Karnak Temple
  • Luxor Temple
Included Meals
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon Tea & Cake
  • Dinner
Day 4
Disembarkation in the morning - Explore the magnificent history of Luxor West Bank
  • Begin your day with a warm welcome from your guide and driver at the docking location of your Dahabiya on the Nile River.
  • Board your comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle and set off on a journey to the remarkable West Bank of Luxor.
Visit the Rich West Bank of Luxor
  • Your first stop is the legendary Valley of the Kings, the ancient burial ground of Egypt’s pharaohs. Marvel at the grandeur of the tombs, each an elaborate resting place filled with stunning wall paintings and intricate hieroglyphs that narrate the journey to the afterlife. Discover the famous tomb of Tutankhamun and immerse yourself in the fascinating history that these sacred sites hold.
  • Next, explore the majestic Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el-Bahari. This magnificent mortuary temple, built for Egypt's first female pharaoh, is a masterpiece of ancient architecture. Its terraces rise seamlessly against the limestone cliffs, creating an awe-inspiring backdrop. Wander through its grand colonnades and learn about the remarkable reign of Queen Hatshepsut, whose legacy is immortalized in the temple’s exquisite carvings and statues.
  • Continue your adventure with a visit to the Colossi of Memnon, two colossal statues that have stood guard for over three millennia. These impressive statues, depicting Pharaoh Amenhotep III, are a testament to the grandeur of the ancient world. As you stand in their shadow, your guide will share the captivating stories and significance of these monumental figures, which have fascinated travelers for centuries.
Transfer to Airport or Hotel
  • After your visit to the Temple of Philae, return by boat to the mainland. Your guide and driver will then transfer you to your next destination in Aswan, whether it's the airport for your departure flight or a hotel for an extended stay. Reflect on the incredible experiences of your Nile journey and the rich history you've encountered along the way.
Summary of Activities
  • Temple of Hatshepsut
  • Valley of the Kings
  • Colossi of Memnon
  • Private Transfer to Aswan Airport or Hotel
Included Meals
  • Breakfast

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