Sailing Safari
(Luxor - Aswan - Luxor)

Day1
Arrive at the Luxor airport. Transfer to a 3-stars hotel and check-in. Dinner and overnight.

Day 2
After breakfast transfer to Aswan by minibus. In Aswan you visit with a guide the High Dam, the unfinished Obelisk and the Temple of Philae, which was dedicated to the Goddess Isis. Lunch on the way at a local restaurant. Then you visit the colorful souq in Aswan. After that you go to the Elephantine Island with the felucca. Dinner and overnight on board the felucca.

Day 3
After breakfast you hike along the canals that cross the Nubian villages on the west bank of the river and see the Nubian architecture and traditional handcrafts. You have lunch on the way at a local restaurant. In the afternoon and evening you are sailing, dinner and overnight on board the felucca.

Day 4
After breakfast you hike to the Daraw market, a very animated and colorful place, where you see many Egyptians from Upper Egypt in their traditional dresses. You have lunch and then sail to Kom Ombo. Visit the temple, dedicated to the Crocodile God and the Falcon God. Then sailing, dinner and overnight on board the felucca.

Day 5
After breakfast you hike for three hours along the canals under the shade of the date palms and fruit trees. Climb to a small plateau and enjoy the view from the desert dominated by the curves of the majestic Nile. Continue to the pharaonic quarries of Silsileh. Visit the quarries and the Tomb of Horemheb. Lunch on the way at a local restaurant. Then sailing, dinner and overnight on board the felucca.

Day 6
After breakfast you sail to Edfu. Visit the Temple of Horus with a guide and then drive by minibus to Luxor. Check-in at a 3-stars hotel on the west bank of the river at Gourna. Lunch and a visit the temple complex of Medinat Habu with a guide. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon on your own. Dinner and overnight at a 3-stars hotel.

Day 7
After breakfast you visit the Valley of the Kings and the Temple of Hatshepsut with a guide. Lunch. In the afternoon, you cross the Nile with the local ferry and then enjoy a ride on a horse-drawn carriage and visit Karnak with a guide. Spend the rest of the afternoon as you like. Overnight at a 3-stars hotel. In the evening, you have the possibility to visit the Temple of Luxor or to attend the Sound and Light show at Karnak (optional, at your expense).

Day 8
After breakfast Transfer to Luxor Airport.

Group Size: 5 - 12 persons

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