This Private tour to Luxor, Nile Dahabiya, Aswan and Abu Simbel is design for you to sail the Nile comfortably and enough to drop anchor in less visited spots, picturesque and quiet, far away from the regularly crowded spots, the schedule around getting passage on the beautiful dahabiya, a 4 up 10 passenger houseboats sailing between Luxor and Aswan, a truly memorable experience, the dahbaiya crew are friendly and enthusiastic
Kemet Travel representative will meet & assist you at Luxor International Airport with sign of KEMET TRAVEL, and then escort you by our exclusive air-conditioned van to Embrace Hotel, check in – overnight in Luxor.
Early morning pick-up at 05:00 Am, Take a hot air balloon ride above the beautiful landscape of Luxor for a bird’s-eye view of the West Bank’s picturesque mountains, old villages, and the ancient temples of magical and historic Thebes. Back to the hotel, enjoy your breakfast & refreshments, then you will start your Full-day tour to explore the west bank & the east bank of Luxor, make your first stop at The magnificent complex of Karnak, with its ruined temples, chapels, and a sacred lake, are the result of many pharaohs contributing buildings to the site over a period of at least 2,000 years, making Karnak the largest and most impressive temple complex in Egypt if not the world. The great hypostyle hall, containing 134 gigantic free-standing columns covering an area of 6,000 square meters, typifies the immense grandeur of the main temple. Then we will visit the elegant temple of Luxor, in the heart of the city, parallel to the Nile riverbank, which is considered one of the most majestic architectural wonders of ancient Egypt. Visit the Sanctuary of Amon’s Barque and find out how Alexander the Great wrote himself into Luxor´s history. Later in its history, the temple became a Roman fort, and in the 14th century a mosque, dedicated to Sheikh Abu El Haggag, Luxor´s patron sheikh, was constructed within its walls. After that, we will drive directly to visit The Valley of The Kings and visit the tombs of Pharaohs of different dynasties (including the entrance of three tombs of the available opening tombs of your choice, the tomb of Tut Ankh Amun with extra fees). Pause for lunch at a local restaurant overlooking Habu Temple (Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required), Later, we will visit The Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, near the Valley of The Kings, which was built by the royal architect Senenmut, who oversaw the construction of the temple. Hatshepsut’s temple employs a lengthy, colonnaded terrace that deviates from the centralized structure of Mentuhotep’s model – an anomaly that may be caused by the decentralized location of her burial chamber, and then, we will finish our tour by visiting The Colossi of Memnon, the two gigantic sitting statues that represent Amenophis III facing the Nile. After that, we will escort you back to your hotel in Luxor.
Pick you up from any address in Luxor to Esna (60km south), where is the home port of our Nile Dahabiya Houseboat. We will be Embark on our Dahabiya for a 5-days cruise along the Nile between Esna and Aswan. Welcoming drink, start sail to El Kab, the ancient town of Nekheb, to visit the remains of its temples and some of the tombs dug into the cliffs, tour escort by our private expert Egyptologist guide, who will accompany us at all sites. More sail time for a small island where the boat will moor for the night. Dinner will be served onboard the Dahabiya or on the tranquil bank of the Nile, First night on board.
Breakfast and start to sail toward Edfu, a visit to the temple of Horus, regarded as the best-preserved of all the temples in Egypt, Back to the houseboat, and time for Lunch, more sail forward a small island where the boat will moor for the night, later stops will take you to small villages and the desert. Dinner will be served onboard the Dahabiya or on the tranquil bank of the Nile, Second night on board.
Breakfast, start sailing toward Gebel el Silsila, and explore the ancient sandstone quarries and rock-cut chapels of Horemheb, Seti I, Ramesses II, and Merenptah. The journey up the Nile continues towards the double temple of Haroeris and Sobek in Kom Ombo, Lunchtime and setting sail to the island of Maniha, where the Dahabiya will moor for the evening. Dinner will be served onboard the Dahabiya or on the tranquil bank of the Nile, the Third night on board.
Breakfast, start sail toward Daraw village (where the biggest Camel market located), walking tour to the village and visit the markets of Daraw, once the last stop of the famous 40 Days desert road between Sudan and Egypt, back to houseboat for lunch, more sailing continues to the Nubian village of El Koubania, nearby Aswan, Farwell barbeque & grilled dinner in the island, party by local people of our Dahabiya team, Fourth and last night on board.
Breakfast, End of the Dahabiya journey in Aswan, after breakfast on board drive to Abu Simbel, which is just over three hours long, then make the first stop of the day at the rock-cut temples of King Ramses II. The temples, now listed as part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, were moved piece by
Breakfast, End of the Dahabiya journey in Aswan, after breakfast on board drive to Abu Simbel, which is just over three hours long, then make the first stop of the day at the rock-cut temples of King Ramses II. The temples, now listed as part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, were moved piece by piece when the Aswan High Dam was built across the Nile River, creating Lake Nasser. You’ll see towering, monumental statues that represent great, ancient kings and queens, but look closely and you’ll find Abu Simbel’s breathtaking detail, from playful baboons to intricate, carved walls. Continue to a nearby Nubian community, which is the perfect chance to see the Nubian architecture, and learn about daily life in the harsh conditions of the Egyptian desert. After our visit end at the time you love, begin the return trip to Aswan, where you’ll finish the day with drop-off at your chosen location in Aswan. – End of our services –