Day 1 Luxor - Esna (58 km)
After arrival in Luxor, we will transfer aboard to the dahabiya. Start the cruise to Esna, then we will enjoy dinner and overnight on board.
Day 2 Esna - Edfu - Bisaw (88 km)
After arrived in Edfu, we will take a carriage ride to the temple in further inland. This shrine of the falcon god Horus is both the largest temple of the Ptolemaic dynasty and the second largest in Egypt. Then we will return back to the cruise and continue to the Bisaw Island where the boat will stop for the night. Then we can enjoy free walk in the island and dinner on the bank.
Day 3 Bisaw - Gebel el-Silsila - Kom Ombo - Herdiab
Today we will visit Gebel el-Silsila. We will take a walk from the old quarry before continuing the cruise to visit the Kom Ombo. Then we will return to the boat and continue up the river to the island of Herdiab for dinner.
Day 4 Aswan
Today we will enjoy breakfast on board and arrive in Aswan early. We will visit the Philae Temple on the island of Agilka. After that, we will continue to visit the High Dam and the Unfinished Obelisk. In the granite quarry we will find the largest obelisk known to date (41.75m). Then we will return to the boat for lunch. We can choose to enjoy the Sound and Light Show at the Philae Temple in the evening. Dinner and overnight on board.
Day 5 Aswan - Esna (138 km)
Today we will enjoy our free morning in the town. Then we can take an optional excursions by bus or plane to visit the Temples of Abu Simbel. Afterwards we will return to Aswan for lunch before resuming navigation to Esna, where we will arrive at night. Dinner and overnight on board.
Day 6 Esna - Luxor (45 km)
After breakfast on board, we will go to visit the Temple of Esna. Then we will return to the boat for the last part of the cruise to Luxor. We will arrive in the middle of the afternoon to visit the southern part of ancient Thebes, where there are the Temples of Karnak and Luxor. Dinner and overnight on board.
Day 7 Luxor
After breakfast, we will visit the Necropolis of Thebes on the west bank of the Nile, followed by the Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens, where there are the tombs of many pharaohs of the New Kingdom. Then we will continue to visit the Colossi of Memnon, last vestiges of the temple of Amenhotep III and Deir el Bahari, the Funerary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. In the evening, we can enjoy the Sound and Light Show at the Karnak Temple.
Day 8 Luxor
Today we will enjoy our free time after breakfast until checking out.