Itinerary

Transfer to Esna and check in to the boat. We set the sails and start a fantastic and unforgettable time on the river Nile. Overnight close to El Hegz Island located in the north of Edfo. (-/L/D)

Enjoying our breakfast while sailing on the river Nile. Visit the city of El Kab, explore the unknown city. Discover the ancient walls, the temple and the rock-cut tombs from the new kingdom. Sailing to Edfo, have a wonderful ride by horse carriage through the village to the fantastic temple of Horus, one of the largest and best-preserved monuments of Egypt. Two beautiful granite statues of the falcon god Horus flank the entrance. Then we continue our sailing day and experience in slowly passing by the plain life of the farmers and fishermen, the picturesque and magic nature along the river Nile and the green fertile landscapes with sugar cane fields, guava-, banana- and date palm-trees. Shortly before sunset we drop anchor near Gebel Silsela where we enjoy the dinner in an atmospheric surrounding. (B/L/D)

After breakfast we go at shore to discover the old Pharaonic quarries of Silsela with the unknown rock cut temple of Hormoheb. From the top of the mountain we enjoy a breathtaking view. Continue our relaxing sailing day. Closed to Kom Ombo we stay at the edge of Mainha Island for overnight. (B/L/D)

After breakfast we sail on to Kom Ombo where we explore the exceptional beautiful temple of Haroeris (Horus the Elder) and Sobek (Crocodile God). The temple was built with two symmetric entrances, halls and sanctuaries; it is the only double temple all over of Egypt. Proceed to Daraw city, The most amazing and attractive part of this town is the unbelievable Camel Market in the south of Kom Ombo we may see more 02,000 camels brought to participate in the great selling show. The rest of the day is dedicated to sailing till near Aswan. (B/L/D)

Today we explore the famous city Aswan, visiting the unfinished obelisk in the Pharaonic quarries, and then crossing the original barrage over the first cataract and moving to the High Dam where we have great views to the Lake Nasser and the Nile River below. A further highlight will be the motorboat ride to the romantic temple of Philae, dedicated to the Goddess Isis. In the afternoon we sail by a felucca, the traditional Nubian sailing boat to the botanic garden where Lord Kitchener indulged his passion for exotic flora. It is pleasant to walk along the island’s shady paths, enjoying its fragrances and a variety of bird life before taking another felucca back to Aswan. Dinner and overnight on board. (B/L/D)

After breakfast, we bid farewell to the crew. Your luggage will be collected and will be ready for you to travel to your next destination. (B/-/-)

NOTE

Optional trip according to your program: _ early morning we will have a 3 hrs bus drive through the Nubian Desert to Abu Simbel where to discover the famous temple of Ramses II. Back to Aswan around 13:00.
Embarkation every Friday from Esna (5 nights Esna –Aswan) & every Sunday from Edfo (4 nights Edfo-Aswan)
Possibility in case of fully chart to start from Luxor or to extend one more night at Aswan

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