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Luxor to Aswan

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Sail from Luxor to Aswan on a 5-day Nile River cruise onboard the Sanctuary Nile Adventurer. Explore ancient temples built by Pharaohs, attend an Egyptian cooking lesson, and sail on a felucca as you travel through Egypt. This relaxed itinerary is a great way to see and learn about ancient Egypt.
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Highlights
  • Visit the Temple of Karnak, built over a thousand years ago
  • Attend an Egyptian cooking lesson onboard your ship
  • Sail in a felucca, a typical Egyptian sail boat, around Elephantine Island
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Activity Level: Relaxed
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Day 1: Luxor | Embark

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  • 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Check in to your Nile cruise boat, where you will be welcomed by the reception staff. On arrival, you will have the opportunity to visit Luxor Temple.

Lunch will be served on board in the main restaurant. After lunch, visit the West Bank of Luxor to explore the Valley of the Kings. You will also have the chance to visit at least one tomb in the Valley of the Queens and the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut.

On the way back to the river Nile, we will pass by the famed Colossi of Memnon.

Tonight, be greeted by your Boat Manager while you enjoy freshly prepared canapés with some complimentary Egyptian wine and local beer, followed by a gourmet dinner menu.

Day 2: Karnak Temple and Temple of Khnum

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
After a delicious breakfast buffet on board, our tour of the East Bank will begin with a visit to the Temple of Karnak.

Following the morning sail to Esna, enjoy lunch on board the boat. After lunch, your Egyptologist will guide you around the Greco-Roman Temple of Khnum at Esna. The beautifully preserved Great Hypostyle Hall was built during the reign of the Roman Emperor Claudius; it was excavated from the silt that had accumulated through centuries of annual Nile floods and is about nine meters below present-day street level.

Afternoon tea will be served on board during the cruise to Edfu. In the evening, a gourmet dinner will be served on board.

Day 3: Edfu | Kom Ombo Temples

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Enjoy breakfast on board, followed by a visit to the Temple of Edfu.

Lunch will be served on board while cruising to Kom Ombo. After lunch, visit the temple of Kom Ombo - dedicated to the crocodile-god Sobek. The temple stands at a bend in the Nile where, in ancient times, sacred crocodiles basked in the sun on the riverbank. Return to your Nile Cruise boat where afternoon tea will be served in the lounge. You will also have the chance to take part in an Egyptian cooking lesson while the boat is sailing to Aswan.

Tonight’s entertainment will be an “Egyptian Night” costume party for all guests, with a chance to dress up in traditional Egyptian “galabeyyas”. Dinner will be a lavish buffet of Egyptian specialties.

Day 4: Philae Temple | Felucca Sailing

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
A breakfast buffet will be served on board, after which you will have the morning at your leisure.

Enjoy lunch on board, followed by a short motorboat ride to visit the majestic Philae Temple on the Island of Agilika. Next, proceed to the Granite Quarries, which supplied the ancient Egyptians with most of the hard stone used in pyramids and temples, and still hold a huge unfinished obelisk. You will also have a chance take a ride on a felucca (a typical Egyptian sailboat) around Elephantine Island, Lord Kitchener’s Botanical Gardens, and the Agha Khan Mausoleum (weather permitting, life jackets will be provided).

Afternoon tea will be served in the lounge. Tonight’s farewell dinner will be a gala dinner, with white-gloved waiters serving gourmet cuisine. Enjoy a Folkloric show and a Dervish show after dinner.

Day 5: Aswan | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Enjoy a final buffet breakfast on board before disembarking in Aswan at 8 a.m. 

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  • 4 Nights Accommodations
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  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
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  • Additional excursions during free time
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  • All transfers to/from the boat from airports.

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