Day 01: Airport / Luxor
Upon arrival at Luxor Airport, Reception at Luxor airport, assistance with formalities. Transfer by private air-conditioned Car/Minivan to aboard your Dahabeya Princess Hanna Dinner.
Overnight aboard dahabiya princess hanna in Luxor.
Day 02: Thebes / Esna
Breakfast on board. Departure for the “City of the dead” the impressive Thebes gathering on the west banks of the Nile several dozen tombs.
Discovery of unique sites among the “City of the dead”: The Valley of the Kings, the temple of Queen Hatshepsut and the Colossi of Memnon.
Return and lunch on board Princess Hanna, navigation to Esna. Dinner and overnight in Esna.
Day 03: Esna / Edfu / Bessaw
Passage of the lock of Esna. Breakfast while sailing to Edfu. Departure in horse-drawn carriages for the visit of the Temple of Edfu dedicated to the falcon god Horus, one of the best preserved in Egypt.
He is also the one who best translates the meditation and the serenity of sacred places, a real open book on the myths and legends of the Egypt of the Pharaohs. Return in a carriage on the boat, and have lunch while sailing.
Arrival at Bassaw Island and walk in the Egyptian village. Dinner and overnight in Bassaw.
Day 04: Gebel Silsila – Menha – Kom Ombo Templ – Herdiab
Navigation to Gebel Silsileh, breakfast during navigation. Departure for the visit of the sandstone quarries of Gebel Silsileh and visit of its archaeological site which testifies in particular to the presence of travelers since prehistoric times. Sail to Menha. Stop with the possibility of a small swim on this beach.
Lunch while sailing to Kom Ombo. Departure on foot to visit the Temple of Kom Ombo bordering the Nile, dedicated to Sobeck and Haroéris (Horus the old). We can see mummified crocodiles found in the adjoining cemetery, the Egyptian calendar, the surgical instruments stored on a tray in front of Imhotep (doctor and architect of the Djoser Funeral Complex), adored by the kneeling Roman emperor Trajan. After the visit, return on the boat, lunch during the navigation in the direction of Herdiab, an island with a beautiful beach. Swimming for those who want it.
Dinner and overnight on board.
Day 05: Aswan / Phila Temple
Breakfast on board, navigation to Aswan. The history of Aswan begins on the Elephantine Island… it was the capital of Nubia and Upper Egypt. There was the sanctuary of the ram god Khnoum, and the famous nilometer, which predicted and measured the floods of the Nile. Its picturesque setting and its relaxed lifestyle make it one of the most pleasant cities in Egypt. Departure for the visit of the Temple of PHILAE on the island of Agilika. This temple was moved by UNESCO between 1972 and 1980 to save it from the waters of the Nile. Located on an island accessible by small boat, this Greco-Roman temple was for a long time the place of worship of the universal goddess Isis. At the beginning of the Sixths century and like the first adventurers, Pierre Lotti who nicknamed it “the pearl of Egypt” went there in dahabeya. Lunch on board Princess Hanna Dinner and overnight on board. Optional with supplement payable locally: Visit the botanical garden and boat trip between the rocks and the natural reserves of Nubia with the visit of a Nubian village.
In the evening, light and sound show at Philae.
Day 06: Aswan / Esna
Free morning. Optional with supplement to be paid on site: early wake up! On the borders of southern Egypt, on the shore of Lake Nasser, discover the unique temple dedicated to the greatness of Ramses II and his wife Nefertari: Abu Simbel, who was moved to save him from being submerged during the construction of the High Dam. (By bus / people)
Lunch on board and start of the Navigation to Esna. Dinner and overnight in Esna.
Day 07: Karnak / Luxor
Breakfast while sailing to Luxor. The Nile opens up to you and offers you its riches: it is a real journey through time that seizes you during this navigation that will make you cross the bowels of the Nile and love its multifaceted landscape. Lunch on board.
Beginning of the afternoon, departure for the visit of the Temples of Karnak and Luxor, exceptional sites which give glory to the most prestigious pharaohs: Amenophis, Ramses … You can appreciate the beauty of the temples of the capital of the New Empire, over 3,500 years ago.
Optional with supplement to be paid on site: Evening sound and light show at the Karnak temple.
Dinner and overnight on board.
Day 08: Luxor and departure
Breakfast on board. Free time until departure time at Luxor Airport.
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