Dahabiya (Sailing Boat) 8 Days: From Aswan to Luxor

Tour Description

Tour Highlights

Karnak Temple – Luxor Temple – Valley of Kings – Queen Hatchepsut Temple – Colossi of Memnon – Edfu Temple – Kom Ombo Temple – The High Dam – Philae Temple.


Day (01)
Embarkation in Aswan for a relaxing week sailing the Nile on a Luxuriously appointed Dahabeya
Overnight, the ship moors on the Nile Banks of Aswan

Day (02)
Today you will visit the Aswan High Dam (completed in 1971); the Old Dam (completed in 1902)
You will also visit the Philae Temple, dedicated to the goddess Isis, a structure rescued from the rising waters of Lake Nasser at the time of the High Dam’s construction
Sail on the way to Kom Ombo (noon time)
Overnight nearby Kom Ombo

Day (03)
Morning sail to Kom Ombo
To visit the Ptolemaic temple dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek and the falcon-headed Horus, god of the morning sun
Overnight moored beside a Nile Island

Day (04)
This morning you will sail to Edfu
To visit the wonderfully preserved Temple of Edfu
Overnight moored beside an Island

Day (05)
Today will be a leisurely day; After Breakfast
Commence sailing to Esna, and passing the lock,
Then Dahabeya will moor beside a Nile Island

Day (06)
This morning you will sail to luxor and visit the magnificent temple complex of Amon-Ra at Karnak, with its vast hypostyle hall of 137 columns, followed by the imposing 28th Dynasty Luxor Temple.
Overnight moored in Luxor

Day (07)
Excursion to the West Bank to visit the great burial places of the Pharaohs – the Valley of the Kings – where Howard Carter discovered the tomb of Tutankhamen in 1922. Continue to the adjacent Valley of the Queens, Medinet Habu Temple, and the Colossi of Memnon.
Overnight moored in Luxor

Day (08)
Breakfast aboard the Dehabeya
Followed by disembarkation
Itineraries may be changed without prior notice due to navigational circumstances, maybe in sequences but not in visits
Sonesta is not liable for these changes

Package includes

  • Meals as mentioned (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • Transfers & tours all over Egypt are operated in an A/C van
  • Guiding fees for English (Or other language) speaking Egyptologist guide
  • All entrance fees to all Sightseeing, as mentioned in our program
  • English speaking tour manager escorting guests from the Airport to Hotel and vice versa


Package excludes

  • International Air Tickets
  • Entrance Visa fees
  • Gratuities & Tips for tour guides, tour escort, Egyptologist and drivers
  • All Charges not mentioned mineral water, laundry, personal calls and other items of
  • personal nature.
  • Departure/airport taxes

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