Sonesta Dahabeya Nile Amirat Cruise
OverviewPackage Name: Sonesta Dahabeya Nile Amirat Cruise
Package Type: Dahabiya Nile Cruise
Length: 7 nights / 8 days
Description: 8 days/ 7 nights - Sonesta Amirat Dahabiya from Aswan or Luxor each Saturday - full board - daily guided trip & airport transfers.
Cities Info: Luxor Aswan
Sightseeings Info: Philae Temple - Botanical Garden Aswan - The Unfinished obelisk - The High Dam - Agha Khan Mausoleum - Elephantine Island - Nubian Museum - Kom Ombo Temple - Edfu Temple Aswan - Karnak Temple - Luxor Temple - Valley of The Kings - Valley of the Queens - Hatshepsut temple deir el-bahri - Medinet Habu temple
7 nights / 8 days
Upon arrival Aswan airport meet & assist for 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
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.
Sail to Kom Ombo to see 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.
This morning you will sail to Edfu to visit the wonderfully preserved Temple of Edfu. Overnight moored beside an island.
Today will be a leisurely day. After breakfast, commence sailing to Esna and passing the lock, then dahabeya will moor beside a Nile island.
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.
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.
Breakfast aboard the dahabeya followed by disembarkation and transfer to Luxor airport.