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 Luxor by visiting the Luxor East Bank Great Temples
  • After Lunch, 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
  • Private Pickup from Luxor Airport or Hotel
  • Karnak Temple
  • Luxor Temple
Included Meals
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon Tea & Cake
  • Dinner
Day 2
Explore the magnificent history of Luxor West Bank
Pick-up from Dahabiya
  • 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.
Sail & relax
  • After a morning filled with extraordinary discoveries, enjoy a scenic drive back to your Dahabiya. Reflect on the day’s explorations as you relax on board, ready to enjoy a delightful lunch and the serene beauty of the Nile.
  • Spend the rest of the day sailing leisurely along the tranquil waters of the Nile River, heading towards Esna. Admire the picturesque landscapes that unfold along the riverbanks, and perhaps take part in some onboard activities or simply relax on deck, enjoying the peaceful ambiance of your journey.
  • As the sun sets, your Dahabiya will anchor at a serene island just beyond Esna. Enjoy a delicious dinner under the stars, surrounded by the natural beauty of the Nile. Spend the night on the island, lulled to sleep by the gentle sounds of the river, preparing for another day of adventure and discovery.
Summary of Activities
  • Valley of the Kings
  • Temple of Hatshepsut
  • Colossi of Memnon
Included Meals
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon Tea & Cake
  • Dinner
Day 3
Visit to the Temple of Edfu
Morning Sailing to Edfu
  • Start your day with a leisurely breakfast on board your Dahabiya as you sail towards Edfu, enjoying the tranquil scenery of the Nile River. Relax and take in the picturesque views as you make your way to one of Egypt's best-preserved temples.
  • Upon arrival in Edfu, disembark from your Dahabiya. Here, you will experience a unique and charming mode of transportation—a traditional horse-drawn carriage, known locally as a "caleche."
  • Enjoy a scenic and delightful carriage ride through the town of Edfu, soaking up the local atmosphere. The carriage will take you directly to the Temple of Horus, one of the most significant and well-preserved temples from ancient Egypt.
  • Explore the magnificent Temple of Edfu, dedicated to the falcon-headed god Horus. This grand temple, built during the Ptolemaic period, is renowned for its impressive architecture and detailed inscriptions that offer a glimpse into ancient rituals and mythology. As you wander through the temple complex, admire the towering columns, intricate reliefs, and the massive statues of Horus that guard the entrance.
  • Your guide will provide fascinating insights into the history and significance of the temple, including stories of Horus's battles with Seth and the temple's role in religious festivals.
  • After your exploration of the Temple of Edfu, enjoy another picturesque carriage ride back to your Dahabiya. This return journey offers a final chance to experience the charming town of Edfu from the comfort of your carriage.
  • Back on board your Dahabiya, savor a delicious lunch prepared by the onboard chef. Reflect on your morning's adventure and relax as you continue your sail along the Nile.
Afternoon and Evening Leisure
  • Spend the afternoon at your leisure on the Dahabiya. You might choose to relax on the sun deck, read a book, or simply enjoy the passing landscapes. As evening approaches, enjoy a delightful dinner on board.
  • Anchor at a serene location on the Nile for the night, enveloped by the natural beauty and tranquility of the river.
Summary of Activities
  • Temple of Edfu
  • Carriage Ride to Edfu Temple
Included Meals
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon Tea & Cake
  • Dinner
Day 4
Visit to the Temple of Kom Ombo
Morning Sailing to Edfu
  • Begin your day with a delightful breakfast on board your Dahabiya as you sail towards Kom Ombo. Enjoy the serene views of the Nile and the surrounding landscapes as you approach this unique riverside temple.
  • Disembark from your Dahabiya upon arrival at Kom Ombo. The Temple of Kom Ombo is conveniently located close to the river, allowing for an easy and scenic walk to the site.
  • Explore the fascinating Temple of Kom Ombo, renowned for its unusual double design 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.
  • As you wander through the temple, admire the intricate reliefs and carvings that depict scenes of ancient Egyptian rituals and daily life. Your guide will provide engaging commentary on the temple's history, its dual dedication, and the significance of the depicted scenes. Don't miss the well-preserved relief of ancient surgical instruments, a testament to the advanced medical knowledge of the time.
  • Adjacent to the temple, visit the Crocodile Museum, which houses a collection of mummified crocodiles and artifacts related to the worship of Sobek. Learn about the role of these creatures in ancient Egyptian religion and the significance of Sobek as a deity.
  • After your exploration, return to your Dahabiya for a well-deserved rest. Reflect on the morning's discoveries as you relax on board and enjoy a delicious lunch prepared by the onboard chef.
Afternoon Sailing
  • Spend the afternoon sailing leisurely along the Nile. This is the perfect time to unwind on the sun deck, take in the tranquil scenery, or perhaps join in some onboard activities.
  • As the day draws to a close, enjoy a delightful dinner on board your Dahabiya. Anchor at a peaceful location on the Nile for an overnight stay, surrounded by the natural beauty and tranquility of the river.
Summary of Activities
  • Temple of Kom Ombu
  • Crocodile Museum ( Inside Kom Ombu Temple )
Included Meals
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon Tea & Cake
  • Dinner
Day 5
Good Bye to the Nile – Explore Aswan & Final Departure
Morning Disembarkation
  • Start your final day with a hearty breakfast on board your Dahabiya. Prepare for disembarkation as you arrive in Aswan, ready to explore some of the city's most iconic landmarks.
  • Disembark from your Dahabiya and 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.
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 Philae
  • The Dam of Aswan
  • Private Transfer to Aswan Airport or Hotel
Included Meals
  • Breakfast

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