DAHABIYA SAIL CRUISE, A LUXURY EGYPT TRIP
Dahabiya Sail Cruise is a unique way to cruise the Nile, and enjoy it the same way like Cleopatra did thousands of years ago. You can visit all temples and ancient quarries, also stop at Nile Islands, Mango farms, while sailing with the wind enjoying the peace and beauty of the Nile Valley.
Day 1 Cairo
Upon your arrival at the Cairo Airport, Egyptian Educational Travel Rep. will assist you through the airport formalities and then transfer you to the hotel for the night. Overnight Cairo
Day 2 Cairo
After a late breakfast we will meet to orient ourselves to Egypt and our travels. Our first visit today will be the fabulous Egyptian Museum, housing more than 100,000 antiquities, beginning with Pharaonic times, 5,000 years ago including the Gold Treasures of the Boy King Tut-ankh-Amon! Possible visit to the two Royal Mummy Rooms That houses Un-Wrapped Mummies for the most famous kings & Queens of Ancient Egypt
Then, we have lunch and visit to Ibn Tulun, a 6 ½ acres of land, the oldest Islamic mosque in Cairo, dates to the 8th Century with its twisted Minaret also a visit to 2 medieval homes once were occupied by Sir Gayer Anderson, the private Physician of King Farouk who donated his house with its treasures and personal belongings to the government when he left to England and turned to a museum carries his name. And then visit to the nearby St. Simon cave churches and learn about recycle at the garbage collectors district. B, L Overnight Cairo
Day 3 Cairo
Today we see one of the wonders of the world: the Great Pyramids of Giza & the Sphinx. As we marvel at the human imagination and energy they display, we will find it difficult to avoid being overwhelmed as these pyramids survived for 4,500 years, seeing dynasties come and go and surviving Egypt’s many foreign invaders and conquerors. Then we have lunch at a local restaurant serves authentic Egyptian food. Our final sites for the day are the ancient Step Pyramid of King Zoser (27th century BCE) and a tomb at Sakkara, the necropolis of pharaohs during the Old Kingdom. B, L
Day 4 Luxor
Fly to Luxor and make visits to the Temple of Karnak and the Temple of Luxor. Free time in the Luxor local & Tourist markets. Overnight Luxor
Day 5 Esna
Visit to the Valley of the Kings, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, and the Colossi of Memnon and then drive to Esna.
Arrival to Esna, crew will welcome you on board and have your bags taken to your cabins. We will then set sail on your voyage to Aswan. Overnight close to El Hegz Island
Day 6 Esna – Edfu / Silsela
Enjoy breakfast at your leisure, sailing to Edfu, arrive around noon time, Visit Edfu Temple by horse carriage, one of the largest and most intact of Egypt’s monuments. Two beautiful granite statues of the Falcon God Horus flank the entrance. After your visit to the temple, either ride or walk through the bazaar, this is an extensive bazaar where you can barter for souvenirs. Lunch on Board, Continue Sailing till Silsela Hormoheb Temple, Dinner will be served in the grounds of the Temple or in an island or on the upper deck of Boat whilst soaking up the tranquil atmosphere with music to match the mood.
Day 7 Silslea / Kom Ombo
Breakfast at your leisure, sailing to Kom Ombo Temple, visit to the Greco Roman Temple Kom Ombo. Sailing heading to Aswan , Listen to the sounds of the water buffalo as they wade in the shallow water besides the banks of the Nile, the Donkeys as they go about their day to day business and the various bird life of the river. Overnight close to the doors of Aswan city
Day 8 Kom Ombo / Aswan
Breakfast on Board , pick up by private bus to visit the Philae Temple , The High Dam enjoy walking in Aswan Bazaar , In the evening and enjoy Egyptian evening of Fun with Egyptian Cuisine at this atmospheric location in ASW.
Day 9 Aswan – Old Cataract Palace Hotel.
After breakfast, we bid farewell to the crew. Your luggage will be collected and will be ready for you to travel to your next destination and check into the Old Cataract Hotel followed by a nice cultural visit to the Nubian Village, visit a local home and learn about their culture and traditions, also visit the national park area and return for the hotel for lunch and rest.
Afternoon, enjoy a visit to the Nubian museum which houses a great collection of artifacts found in Aswan and the Nubian area, also gives a brief account of the Nubians and the Nubian history.
Day 10 Aswan. Old Cataract Palace Hotel.
Then return to the hotel to check out and fly back to Cairo. And check into your hotel.
- Meet & assist at Cairo airport through immigration and visa formalities.
- All airport transfers in A/C private Motor-coach.
- Domestic Flights.
- All tours according to itinerary.
- All entrance fees to the included sights.
- Private Egyptologist Tour guide.
- Accommodation at Luxury Hotels & Dahabiya Sail Cruise Boat.
- Meals according to itinerary, Bed & breakfasts at hotels. And Full board on the Dahabiya.
- Tea & Coffee and fresh juices at breakfasts.
- Int’l Flights.
- Drinks at Hotels and meals outside.
- Any item or excursion not included in the itinerary.
- Tip for guide & driver