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4 Nights 5 Days ex Luxor (Esna) to Aswan


Day One: Luxor – Esna

Upon arrival in Luxor, the Oriental Tours representative will be awaiting the guests to became his best friend for the coming few days in his home away from home.

We only deal with professional Egyptian, long experienced,  and highly educated tour guides that have outstanding communication and linguistic skills to offer the tourists with the highest degrees of services

We start our visits of Luxor by exploring the Valley of the Kings, the necropolis of New Kingdom of ancient Egypt. The Pharaohs of the 18th dynasty till the 20th dynasty wished to protect their tombs against thieves; this was why they dig their tombs deep in the Theban Mountain, called the Theban peak. This includes the wonderful tomb of Tut Ankh Amun, discovered by Howard Carter in 1922.

Our next visit will be to the Temple of Hatshepsut; this magnificent mortuary temple was named the Splendid of splendids. It was constructed by the first Queen to rule over Egypt in the 15th century BC. Afterwards, many sections of the temple were destroyed by Ramses II and many of his successors. During the Coptic period of Egypt, the temple was transformed into a monastery, titled El Deir El Bahary.

Our next stop will be to the giant Colossi of Memnon; these two statues are the only remaining items of the mortuary Temple of Amenhotep III that was constructed in the 14th century BC. Standing about 20 meters high, these two statues were named the Colossi of Memnon during the Roman period when one of the statues used to making a humming sound.

Our last visit of the day will be to the Karnak Temple, the largest and the most important Pharaonic temple in the whole world. Established in the New Kingdom, the Temple or the complex of temples of Karnak was constructed over around 1300 years. Every king and Pharaoh of Egypt wanted to have his addition in the Karnak. This was why it turned out at the end to become the largest Pharaonic complex in Egypt.  

The guests are then transferred using the most comfortable air conditioned vehicles to Esna, 54 kilometers tom the South of Luxor, at the end of the day to start their journey in the Dahabeya ship.

Overnight in the Dahabeya landing in one of the nice islands located to the North of Edfu


Day Two: Esna - Edfu - Silsila

We begin our day with the tasty breakfast at the Dahabeya and we continue sailing towards Edfu

We reach the town of Edfu, 115 kilometers south of Luxor.

We go on a wonderful horse carriage ride towards the Temple of Horus in Edfu, the best preserved Ptolemaic Temple in Egypt. The structure was constructed by Ptolemy III in 237 BC and it was completed during the reign of Ptolemy XII in the 1st century BC. The temple is actually a wonderful copy of much ancient Pharaonic temples and it is in a wonderfully preserved state.

Our next visit will be to the souk or market of Edfu where the guests will have a chance to buy gifts, souvenirs, and everything that Egyptian shops have to offer.

In the evening we reach the Speos of Hormoheb, the last king of the 18th dynasty of the New Kingdom of ancient Egypt. This chapel that was cut into the rocks contains many wall reliefs, statues, and scenes of the Hormoheb and the god Amun.

We will land in front of the Speos of Hormoheb. The Dahabeya staff will prepare everything to have a magical dinner on the ground. With the lighted temple in front of us, we will have dinner while listening to the most wonderful and entertaining music.  

Overnight in the Dahabeya


Day Three: Silsila -Com Ombo

After the wonderful breakfast, we go on sailing down the Nile until we reach the Our first visit of the day will be the Temple of the Gebel El Silsila, situated 65 kilometers to the North of Aswan. This area was used for quarrying different materials during the New Kingdom till the Greco Roman era. Many kings of the new Kingdoms had shrines and chapels constructed here including these of Ramses II, Hormoheb, and Mernptah.

Located opposite to the Gebel of Silsila, there is the Speos of Hormoheb, the last king of the 18th dynasty of the New Kingdom of ancient Egypt. This chapel that was cut into the rocks contains many wall reliefs, statues, and scenes of the Hormoheb and the god Amun.

We will land in front of the Speos of Hormoheb. The Dahabeya staff will prepare everything to have a magical dinner on the ground. With the lighted temple in front of us, we will have dinner while listening to the most wonderful and entertaining music.  

Overnight in the Dahabeya


Day Four: Kom Ombo-Aswan

We go on sailing towards Aswan in the morning.

We reach Aswan in the morning to explore the wonders of Aswan, this historical city that was always believed to have its own magic. With the Nile in Aswan being very wide, watching the river and the islands in Aswan is different than any other place in Egypt

We start our visits with the Temple of Philae, the center of the worship of Isis, the famous Egyptian god. This temple was constructed starting from the 4th century BC and the completed in the late Ptolemaic period to the early Roman period in Egypt. After the construction of the High Dam, the temple was relocated with the help of the UNESCO to its new location that we visit today.

Our next visit to the Souk of Aswan. Being famous all over Egypt for having a wide variety of products especially spices and herbs, a visit to the market of Aswan is essential for any tourist visiting the city.

We go on with our visit and go to explore the Unfinished Obelisk; a New Kingdom semi finished obelisk is laying down in ancient granite quarry in the South of Aswan. If it had been used and erected, being 1.8 million kilograms, it would have been the largest obelisk in history. The most remarkable feature of visiting the unfinished obelisk is that it would be accompanied by interpretation of how ancient Egyptians constructed obelisks.

We get ready for the final night in the Dahabeya when we will have a great time in the Egyptian Night, an event organized by the Dahabeya as a farewell party at the last evening of their trip

Overnight in the Dahabeya


Day Five: Aswan final departure

After the usual great breakfast in the Dahabeya, it will time to farewell the Dahabeya ship and the staff after spending a dreamy vacation sailing down the Nile and exploring the wonders of ancient Egypt.

Disembark the ship and get ready for your next trip

Transportation to the Aswan railway station and the Aswan Airport are available upon request.

3 nights / 4 days Program ASW / Esna (Luxor)


Day One: Aswan

We start our journey by visiting with the Temple of Philae, the center of the worship of Isis, the famous Egyptian god. This temple was constructed starting from the 4th century BC and the completed in the late Ptolemaic period to the early Roman period in Egypt. After the construction of the High Dam, the temple was relocated with the help of the UNESCO to its new location that we visit today.

Our next visit will be to the High Dam, built during the 1960s by the former president of Egypt, Gamal Abdel Nasser, to provide Egypt with its needs of water and electricity. This structure was considered a great architectural achievement when it was built

Our next visit to the Souk of Aswan. Being famous all over Egypt for having a wide variety of products especially spices and herbs, a visit to the market of Aswan is essential for any tourist visiting the city.

We embark the Dahabeya to start our magnificent journey sailing down the Nile in the royal style.

Overnight in the Dahabeya


Day Two: Kom Ombo – Silsila

After the great energizer breakfast, we go on sailing towards Kom Ombo

We reach the Temple of Sobek in Kom Ombo; this marvelous Greco Roman temple is quite symmetrical in everything. Being dedicated to the two gods; the falcon god, Haroeris, and the Crocodile god, Sobek, the temple has two entrances, two halls, and two sanctuaries. The temple was started in the 3rd century BC and it was completed by the Roman emperor, Augustus, in the year 30 AD.

In the evening we reach the Speos of Hormoheb, the last king of the 18th dynasty of the New Kingdom of ancient Egypt. This chapel that was cut into the rocks contains many wall reliefs, statues, and scenes of the Hormoheb and the god Amun.

We will land in front of the Speos of Hormoheb. The Dahabeya staff will prepare everything to have a magical dinner on the ground. With the lighted temple in front of us, we will have dinner while listening to the most wonderful and entertaining music.  

Overnight in the Dahabeya


Day Three: Edfu – Esna

We begin our day with the tasty breakfast at the Dahabeya and we continue sailing towards Edfu

We reach the town of Edfu, 115 kilometers south of Luxor.

We go on a wonderful horse carriage ride towards the Temple of Horus in Edfu, the best preserved Ptolemaic Temple in Egypt. The structure was constructed by Ptolemy III in 237 BC and it was completed during the reign of Ptolemy XII in the 1st century BC. The temple is actually a wonderful copy of much ancient Pharaonic temples and it is in a wonderfully preserved state.

Our next visit will be to the souk or market of Edfu where the guests will have a chance to buy gifts, souvenirs, and everything that Egyptian shops have to offer.

We get ready for the final night in the Dahabeya when we will enjoy our time to the max in the Galabeya Costume Party.  Every guest will choose his favorite Egyptian traditional Galabeya, the famous cotton robes that are used by both men and women in Egypt, his or her best accessories, and the colorful Egyptian hats. We will all enjoy our evening dancing

Overnight in the Dahabeya


Day Four: Luxor final departure

After the usual great breakfast in the Dahabeya, it will time to farewell the Dahabeya ship and the staff after spending a dreamy vacation sailing down the Nile and exploring the wonders of ancient Egypt.

We start our visits of Luxor by exploring the Valley of the Kings, the necropolis of New Kingdom of ancient Egypt. The Pharaohs of the 18th dynasty till the 20th dynasty wished to protect their tombs against thieves; this was why they dig their tombs deep in the Theban Mountain, called the Theban peak. This includes the wonderful tomb of Tut Ankh Amun, discovered by Howard Carter in 1922.

Our next visit will be to the Temple of Hatshepsut; this magnificent mortuary temple was named the Splendid of splendids. It was constructed by the first Queen to rule over Egypt in the 15th century BC. Afterwards, many sections of the temple were destroyed by Ramses II and many of his successors. During the Coptic period of Egypt, the temple was transformed into a monastery, titled El Deir El Bahary.

Our next stop will be to the giant Colossi of Memnon; these two statues are the only remaining items of the mortuary Temple of Amenhotep III that was constructed in the 14th century BC. Standing about 20 meters high, these two statues were named the Colossi of Memnon during the Roman period when one of the statues used to making a humming sound.

Our last visit of the day will be to the Karnak Temple, the largest and the most important Pharaonic temple in the whole world. Established in the New Kingdom, the Temple or the complex of temples of Karnak was constructed over around 1300 years. Every king and Pharaoh of Egypt wanted to have his addition in the Karnak. This was why it turned out at the end to become the largest Pharaonic complex in Egypt.  

We end our journey after spending a great trip in Egypt

5 nights / 6 days Program Esna (Luxor) to Aswan


Day One: Luxor – Esna

Upon arrival in Luxor, the Oriental Tours representative will be awaiting the guests to became his best friend for the coming few days in his home away from home.

We only deal with professional Egyptian, long experienced,  and highly educated tour guides that have outstanding communication and linguistic skills to offer the tourists with the highest degrees of services

We start our visits of Luxor by exploring the Valley of the Kings, the necropolis of New Kingdom of ancient Egypt. The Pharaohs of the 18th dynasty till the 20th dynasty wished to protect their tombs against thieves; this was why they dig their tombs deep in the Theban Mountain, called the Theban peak. This includes the wonderful tomb of Tut Ankh Amun, discovered by Howard Carter in 1922.

Our next visit will be to the Temple of Hatshepsut; this magnificent mortuary temple was named the Splendid of splendids. It was constructed by the first Queen to rule over Egypt in the 15th century BC. Afterwards, many sections of the temple were destroyed by Ramses II and many of his successors. During the Coptic period of Egypt, the temple was transformed into a monastery, titled El Deir El Bahary.

Our next stop will be to the giant Colossi of Memnon; these two statues are the only remaining items of the mortuary Temple of Amenhotep III that was constructed in the 14th century BC. Standing about 20 meters high, these two statues were named the Colossi of Memnon during the Roman period when one of the statues used to making a humming sound.

Our last visit of the day will be to the Karnak Temple, the largest and the most important Pharaonic temple in the whole world. Established in the New Kingdom, the Temple or the complex of temples of Karnak was constructed over around 1300 years. Every king and Pharaoh of Egypt wanted to have his addition in the Karnak. This was why it turned out at the end to become the largest Pharaonic complex in Egypt.  

The guests are then transferred using the most comfortable air conditioned vehicles to Esna, 54 kilometers tom the South of Luxor, at the end of the day to start their journey in the Dahabeya ship.

Overnight in the Dahabeya landing in one of the nice islands located to the North of Edfu


Day Two: Esna - Edfu

We begin our day with the tasty breakfast at the Dahabeya and we continue sailing towards Edfu

We reach the town of Edfu, 115 kilometers south of Luxor.

We go on a wonderful horse carriage ride towards the Temple of Horus in Edfu, the best preserved Ptolemaic Temple in Egypt. The structure was constructed by Ptolemy III in 237 BC and it was completed during the reign of Ptolemy XII in the 1st century BC. The temple is actually a wonderful copy of much ancient Pharaonic temples and it is in a wonderfully preserved state.

Our next visit will be to the souk or market of Edfu where the guests will have a chance to buy gifts, souvenirs, and everything that Egyptian shops have to offer.

In the evening we reach El Fouza Island, one of the nice islands of the Nile that will be ours for the rest of the night where we disembark the Dahabeya, have lunch and spend the night in the ship


Day Three: Edfu – Silsila

After the wonderful breakfast, we go on sailing down the Nile until we reach the Our first visit of the day will be the Temple of the Gebel El Silsila, situated 65 kilometers to the North of Aswan. This area was used for quarrying different materials during the New Kingdom till the Greco Roman era. Many kings of the new Kingdoms had shrines and chapels constructed here including these of Ramses II, Hormoheb, and Mernptah.

Located opposite to the Gebel of Silsila, there is the Speos of Hormoheb, the last king of the 18th dynasty of the New Kingdom of ancient Egypt. This chapel that was cut into the rocks contains many wall reliefs, statues, and scenes of the Hormoheb and the god Amun.

We will land in front of the Speos of Hormoheb. The Dahabeya staff will prepare everything to have a magical dinner on the ground. With the lighted temple in front of us, we will have dinner while listening to the most wonderful and entertaining music.  

Overnight in the Dahabeya


Day Four: Silsila – Kom Ombo

After the great energizer breakfast, we go on sailing towards Kom Ombo

We reach the Temple of Sobek in Kom Ombo; this marvelous Greco Roman temple is quite symmetrical in everything. Being dedicated to the two gods; the falcon god, Haroeris, and the Crocodile god, Sobek, the temple has two entrances, two halls, and two sanctuaries. The temple was started in the 3rd century BC and it was completed by the Roman emperor, Augustus, in the year 30 AD.

We will then land in one of the small magical islands in the River Nile to have dinner in a great distinctive location

Overnight in the Dahabeya


Day Five: Kom Ombo – Aswan

We go on sailing towards Aswan in the morning.

We reach Aswan in the morning to explore the wonders of Aswan, this historical city that was always believed to have its own magic. With the Nile in Aswan being very wide, watching the river and the islands in Aswan is different than any other place in Egypt

We start our visits with the Temple of Philae, the center of the worship of Isis, the famous Egyptian god. This temple was constructed starting from the 4th century BC and the completed in the late Ptolemaic period to the early Roman period in Egypt. After the construction of the High Dam, the temple was relocated with the help of the UNESCO to its new location that we visit today.

Our next visit to the Souk of Aswan. Being famous all over Egypt for having a wide variety of products especially spices and herbs, a visit to the market of Aswan is essential for any tourist visiting the city.

We go on with our visit and go to explore the Unfinished Obelisk; a New Kingdom semi finished obelisk is laying down in ancient granite quarry in the South of Aswan. If it had been used and erected, being 1.8 million kilograms, it would have been the largest obelisk in history. The most remarkable feature of visiting the unfinished obelisk is that it would be accompanied by interpretation of how ancient Egyptians constructed obelisks.

We get ready for the final night in the Dahabeya when we will enjoy our time to the max in the Galabeya Costume Party.  Every guest will choose his favorite Egyptian traditional Galabeya, the famous cotton robes that are used by both men and women in Egypt, his or her best accessories, and the colorful Egyptian hats. We will all enjoy our evening dancing, listening to the music, and enjoying the dinner.

Overnight in the Dahabeya

 

Day Six: Aswan final departure

After the usual great breakfast in the Dahabeya, it will time to farewell the Dahabeya ship and the staff after spending a dreamy vacation sailing down the Nile and exploring the wonders of ancient Egypt.

Disembark the ship and get ready for your next trip

Transportation to the Aswan railway station and the Aswan Airport are available upon request.  

This travel package would be the most wonderful choice for travelers who are in love with the Nile sailing and fond of the ancient Egyptian history and monuments.
This marvelously tailored travel package will enable the guests to spend 5 nights in a Dahabeya Nile Cruise ship and explore the wonders of Egypt located in the cities of Luxor and Aswan, and even between them.

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