An exciting journey along the Nile visiting Egypt's ancient monuments on board an exclusive Nile Dahabiya. This tour features the mighty Pyramids and Sphinx, Valley of the Kings, Karnak Temple and much more!
Transportation: Air-conditioned vehicle, overnight sleeper train, deluxe Dahabiya
Meals: Breakfast: 8 | Lunch: 5 | Dinner: 6
Day 1:Arrive in Cairo
We meet you at Cairo airport and transfer you to a deluxe 5-star hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to settle in and relax.
Day 2:Cairo - Pyramids, Sphinx & Museum tour
We enjoy a full day tour today to the majestic Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza, and also to the famous Egyptian Museum. In the evening we transfer to the station for the overnight sleeper train journey to Luxor.
Day 3: Luxor - West Bank and Karnak Temple. Board Dahabiya
After arriving in Luxor your first tour is to the West Bank of the Nile, where we explore the Pharaonic tombs in the Valley of the Kings, Queen Hatchepsut and Medinat Habu temples, and the Colossi of Memnon. After a break for lunch we visit the huge temple complex at Karnak. Later in the afternoon we drive to Esna where you board your Dahabiya.
Day 4:Sail past El Kab tombs to Edfu and tour the Temple
Beginning our journey south along the Nile to Edfu, we pass the El Kab Tombs which date back to the 18th Dynasty and will be able to view them from the deck of the boat. After arriving into Edfu we have a guided tour of the Temple of Horus, which is one of the best preserved temples in Egypt. The evening is spent on-board close to Edfu.
Day 5:Sail to Komombo
Today we head for Komombo Temple. Whilst sailing we will pass the Silesia Temple and sandstone quarries which you will be able to view from the deck of the boat.
Day 6:Tour the Temple of Komombo and sail towards Aswan
Today begins with an extensive tour of Komombo Temple which was dedicated to the gods Sobek and Haroreris. Continue sailing towards Aswan. Sail on to an island outside Aswan.
Day 7:Continue to Aswan and visit Philae Temple
We continue sailing to Aswan this morning where we have a day of tours to visit the High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk and Philae temple. After lunch onboard we have an afternoon visit to the Nubian museum.
Day 8:Optional Abu Simbel tour. Felucca cruise. Fly to Cairo
This morning you have the option of joining the early morning convoy to Abu Simbel, the amazing reclaimed temple of Ramses the Great. If you choose not to visit Abu Simbel this morning then you have some free time to explore Aswan. In the afternoon we include a Felucca trip to Elephantine Island. In the evening we take a short internal flight to Cairo.
Day 9:Tour ends in Cairo. Transfer to the airport
Your tour comes to an end today. You have some free time in Cairo until we transfer you to the airport for departure.
Note: 7-night cruises are also available, sailing in both directions between Luxor and Aswan.