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Dahabiya Tour 05 nights / 06 Days from Luxor to Aswan
 
Duration :
5 nights 6 days
   
Accommodation :
5 nights on board of Dahabiya vessel
   
Meals :
breakfast
   
Beverage
not include
   
Guide
included
   
Entrance fees :
included
 
Day 1 : Luxor - (54 Km) Esna - (26 Km) Al Kab :

Our tour guide will meet you in hotel/station or airport in Luxor.
Transfer to Esna city (54 km south Luxor) it was before one of the most important stops of the camel Caravan between Sudan and Cairo. Enjoy the quite charming busy little farming town. Visit The Ptolemaic-Roman Temple of Khnum (Khnum was the ram-headed creator god who fashioned humankind on his potter's wheel using Nile clay.) with its unique Roman Hypostyle.
Transfer to Dahabiya. Welcome drink. Lunch on the banks of the Nile.
Start silent sailing to our next stop (Al Kab). Moor near Al Kab.
Dinner and overnight on board.
Lunch & Dinner.

 
Day 2 : Al Kab (Nekhbet) - Fawaza Island-(54 Km) Edfu :

Breakfast on board. Stop to visit Al Kab (Ancient city of Nekhbet the Goddess Vulture of the city).
Visit: remains of the 12m-thick mud brick walls that surrounded the town are impressive and date back to the Late Period (747 - 332 BC) then we proceed to see an Old Kingdom cemetery. Across the road, past the ticket office and cut into the hill at the edge of the valley, are tombs of New Kingdom (1550 -1069 BC) local governors. The most important is the Tomb of Ahmose.
Back to the boat and Slipping silently down the Nile and moves very slowly, so you have time to relax and enjoy the scenery of the small villages covered in green color.
We stop to take lunch on a small island on the heart of the Nile. Continue sailing to Edfu city. Moor near Edfu.
Dinner and overnight on board.
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

 
Day 3 : Edfu - (42 Km) Gebel EL Silisla - Maniha Island :

Breakfast on board. Leave the boat and take the horse drawn carriage to walk in Edfu city (modern center of Sugar and Pottery industries) to reach the most preserved temple of Egypt "Temple of Horus". It dominates the West Bank of the city and offer opportunity to enjoy a collection of prefect preserved reliefs of Ancient Egypt. The temple is actually a reconstruction of an older building on the same site, and was part of the Ptolemaic project to solidify their dynastic hold on Upper Egypt by identifying themselves with the Pharaohs. Not only is the design a copy of the old temple, so are the inscriptions on the walls.
Back to the boat Continue sailing to Gebel El Silisla. It was an important centre for the cult of the Nile: every year at the beginning of the inundation season sacrifices were made here to ensure the fertility of the land.
Visit the three shrines built by Merenptah, Ramses II and Seti I during the New Kingdom.
Back to the boat and set the sails to navigate to Mainha Island where we take dinner. Overnight on board.
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

 
Day 4 : Maiha Island - (65 Km) Kom Ombo - (8 Km) Darau :
Breakfast on board. This morning we enter the city of Kom Ombo where we tour the Ptolemaic Temple of Sobek and Haeroris, Elder Horus god of the falcons. (Temple of Kom Ombo) that has an unusual symmetrically twinned architecture in which all rooms and doors are mirrored on the other side of the building. Once inside, you'll see that there are two sanctuaries in the middle of the temple, each a mirror image of the other.
Back to the boat and have lunch. Sailing to Darau small village.
Moor in Darau. Dinner and overnight on board.
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
 
Day 5 : Darau - Aswan :
Breakfast on board of the boat.
Visit the remarkable camel market of Darau (it takes places every Tuesday) and meet local people of the village.
In Aswan we start a tour of Temple of Phaile , the unfinished Obelisk and the High Dam
Dinner and overnight on board.
 
Day 5 : Aswan :
Breakfast on board.
Transfer to your destination in Aswan. End of services.
Breakfast
 
The price will be :
No of traveler
Low Dates
From 01/06 till 30/09
Price per person
Regular Dates
From 01/10 till 30/04
Price per person
Premium Dates
XMAS, New Year and Easter
Price per person
02 to 04
595 EUR
705 EUR
900
05 to 08
575 EUR
695 EUR
850
09 to 12
565 EUR
675 EUR
815
13 to 16
540 EUR
605 EUR
755
 
Price including :

Meet and assistance services.
05 nights on board of Dahabiya vessel on Full board basis.
English Speaking Tour Guide (Any other language can be provided).
All transportations involved during the tour by a private AC minibus.
Tour of All above mentioned places.
All admission fees of the visited sights.
All service charges & taxes
No hidden costs.

 
Price excluded :

Tips

 
Notes :
Itinerary could be altered or changed without prior notice due to Navigational and Safety restrictions such as low level of water and locks closures.
Prices are quoted in USD & valid till 30/09/2012 except during Christmas,New Year's Eve & Easter Feasts.Moreover; rates could be changed without prior notice, shall the government increase taxes.
 
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