Sanctuary Sun Boat IV Nil Cruise
OverviewPackage Name: Sanctuary Sun Boat IV Nil Cruise
Package Type: 5 Days - 4 Nights Nile Cruise
Length: 4 nights / 5 days
Description: 5 days/ 4 nights - Sanctuary Sun Boat IV from Luxor each Monday - full board - daily guided trip & airport transfers.
Cities Info: Luxor Aswan Nile Cruise
Sightseeings Info: Philae Temple - Botanical Garden Aswan - The Unfinished obelisk - The High Dam - Elephantine Island - Kom Ombo Temple - Edfu Temple Aswan - Karnak Temple - Luxor Temple - Valley of The Kings - Valley of the Queens - Hatshepsut temple deir el-bahri - Dendera Temple
4 nights / 5 days
Monday: Embark in Luxor:
Meet & Assist in Luxor airport or Luxor guest home to embark on board, Then start the day at the Temple of Karnak, built over a thousand years by generations of Pharaohs.
Transfer to your 5-star deluxe Nile cruise where you will be welcomed by the reception staff. Lunch will be served on board followed by a visit to 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 visit the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. On the way back to the Nile River, you will pass by the famed Colossi of Memnon, known in Ancient Greek times for their haunting voices at dawn.
In the evening you will be greeted by your Boat Manager for a cocktail reception, who will review your cruise program for the upcoming days. Enjoy cocktails and a selection of canap, followed by a gourmet dinner.
Tuesday: Denderah & Luxor:
A breakfast buffet will be served on board as you cruise northwards to Qena. Enjoy a morning visit to the Ptolemaic Temple of Goddess Hathor in Denderah, complete with a massive stone roof, dark chambers, underground passages and towering columns inscribed with hieroglyphs. Hathor was the goddess of pleasure and love, often associated with Aphrodite.
Return to the boat for lunch as we sail back to Luxor. Afternoon tea will be served on board. Next, your Egyptologist will guide you on a tour of the East Bank of Luxor to the strikingly graceful Temple of Luxor dedicated to the God Amun.
Enjoy dinner on board, followed by a belly dancer and whirling dervish show.
Wednesday: Edfu & Kom Ombo:
Breakfast will be served on board as you cruise to Edfu, followed by a morning visit to explore the extraordinary Temple of Horus. Enjoy lunch and afternoon tea on board and take part in an Egyptian cooking lesson, as you continue cruising to Kom Ombo.
In the afternoon 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.
Tonight dinner on board will be an "Egyptian Night" costume party for all guests, with a chance to dress up in traditional Egyptian galabeyya". Dinner will be a lavish buffet of Egyptian specialties, followed by oriental music and dancing for everyone.
A breakfast buffet will be served on board as you cruise to Aswan, followed by a short motorboat ride to visit the majestic Philae Temple on the Island of Agilika. Next we 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.
After lunch on board, take a ride on a felucca (a typical Egyptian sail boat) around Elephantine Island, Lord Kitchener Botanical Gardens, and the Agha Khan Mausoleum (weather permitting, life jackets will be provided).
Afternoon tea will be served in the lounge. Tonight farewell dinner will be a gala dinner (jacket required), with white-gloved waiters serving gourmet cuisine.
Friday: Aswan & Home:
Breakfast, free day for visiting Abu Simbel temples, and the appropriate time transfer to Aswan airport or guest stay in Aswan, back to your home with sweet memories.