Day 1 Cairo - Luxor (656 km)
We will take an early morning flight from Cairo to Luxor, where we will check into our Nile cruise ship. Then, we will tour the East Bank of the Nile, where we will visit Karnak Temple and Luxor Temple, two amazing ancient archeological sites, with the help of a knowledgeable tour guide. Afterwards, we will return to the cruise ship for dinner and entertainment.
Day 2 West Bank - Valley of the Kings - Esna (146 km)
After breakfast aboard our cruise, we will set out for the day to tour the Necropolis of Thebes and the Valley of the Kings, where we will visit three royal tombs. Then, we will return to the ship for lunch while we sail to Esna. After resting on the way, we will explore Esna, a small city on the West Bank of the Nile, a center for pottery and sugar production. In the evening, we will again enjoy dinner onboard our cruise and enjoy some entertainment.
Day 3 Edfu - Aswan (98 km)
After breakfast, we will go to the Temple of Horus in Edfu, one of the best preserved temples from the Ptolemaic Period of Egypt. Afterwards, we will return to the ship for lunch while sailing to Kom Ombo, home to a breathtaking temple dedicated to the gods Sobek and Harores. In the evening, as we enjoy dinner and a galabya party onboard the cruise, we will sail to Aswan.
Day 4 Aswan
After breakfast, we will enjoy a tour of the Aswan High Dam, an engineering miracle built in 1960. Then, we will continue touring the area by visiting the Temple of Philae, dedicated to the goddesses Isis and Hathour. In the afternoon, we will cruise among the area's islands.
Day 5 Aswan - Cairo (682 km)
After breakfast, we will disembark the cruise, transfer to the airport in Aswan and fly to Cairo.