Nile FELUCCA Sail

Arrivals / Check-in in the Hotel

arrival Cairo International Airport our representatives will welcome and  assist you through
immigration and customs  and escort you to hotel, arrive to hotel check in at hotel  and if
times allow our rep will help you to chose one of our optional excursions or just enjoy your
time in hotel , overnight at hotel.

  • No meals

DAY 2 – In Cairo; visit the Pyramids, Sphinx and Egyptian Museum

After breakfast at the hotel full day guided tour to the largest structures ever built and It is the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World still in existence the Pyramids of we will continue our sightseeing with a visit to Egyptian Museum: the home to an extensive collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities. It has 120,000 items from various Pharaonic families This evening we’ll make our way to Giza railway station to catch the overnight train to Aswan. We’ll be travelling in sleeper cabins made up with two single beds in a bunk-bed style and a small hand basin. Bedding is supplied and dinner will be served on the train. There are two communal toilets in each carriage.

  • Meals , Breakfast and dinner

Day 3 Aswan sightseeing – Philae temple & Unfinished obelisk

After arriving Aswan , we will start exploring Aswan. Our day will begin with a short drive to an ancient stone quarry to see the Unfinished Obelisk which is the largest known ancient obelisk. It is nearly one third larger than any other ancient Egyptian obelisk ever erected. If it were finished, it would have measured around 140 feet and weighed nearly 1200 tons.
Next, we will take a motor boat ride to the temple of Philae beautifully located on an island and dedicated to Isis, goddess of health, marriage, and wisdom. Philae was considered as one of the burial places of god Osiris, so the island was a sacred place for Ancient Egyptians. The temple consists of monuments from various times spreading from the Pharaohs to the Caesars.back to the hotel for the  night in Aswan 

  • Meals , Breakfast

DAY 4 – Explore Aswan /visit Abu Simbel

Today will be free to continue exploring of Aswan or to visit Abu Simbel.

start with a journey to the majestic Abu Simbel Temples. They are one of the most imposing, impressive, and iconic symbols of Ancient Egypt along with the Great Pyramids and the Great Sphinx. The Abu Simbel Temples were originally carved out of the mountainside in the 13th century BC during the reign of pharaoh Ramesses II. They served as a lasting monument to the Pharaoh himself and his wife, queen Nefertari.

After returning to Aswan check in hotel in Aswan and we will relax while cruising the Nile in motor boats to a Nubian village. Small boats will take us through the narrow and picturesque passages of the Nile. Before we arrive to meet the local Nubians, visit their houses, and experience their way of living, we will admire the beauty of Egyptian nature and stunning views along the Nile.

  • Meals: breakfast

DAY 5 – Opportunity to visit to St Simeon’s Monastery; sleep on a traditional felucca

Early this morning there will be an option to ride a camel through the desert to St Simeon’s Monastery for a guided tour. This 7th century monastery was said to be home to over 1,000 monks, who travelled from here into Nubia to convert the inhabitants to Christianity. Fortress-like in its style, the structure is a mix of stone and mud-brick and is said to have been built around a pillar which St Simeon once stood upon to hear divine instructions and advice from above. The monastery was later abandoned due to lack of drinking water and repeated raids by Muslim tribes.

Later this morning we will board our home for the next two nights; a traditional felucca sailing boat. We will spend the afternoon sailing down the Nile and it will be a chance to absorb just how important this river is to the Egyptians. After sunset, we’ll enjoy a barbecue with the crew before our first night sleeping under the stars. This felucca experience is a simple one but will reward us with a chance to travel towards Luxor as many Egyptians have before, as well as the perfect opportunity to see the more rural side of Egypt, listening to children singing along the riverbank by sunset and falling asleep to the gentle rock of the river.

Depending on the group size we will have one or two feluccas manned by the local crew and captain. There will be shaded areas on the deck to escape the midday sun and at night everyone will sleep out on the deck in sleeping bags (bring your own or you can arrange to hire one at the time of booking this trip). During the daytime the boat will moor regularly giving the chance to find a private spot for comfort breaks, while each evening the felucca will be moored for the night and a camp toilet will be built by the crew for a little more privacy. Our crew will make three meals a day; breakfast, a picnic lunch, and often a barbecue of meat or fish in the evenings. These are just examples of the style of food and dietary issues can be catered for with advance notice. Complimentary tea and coffee will be available throughout the time on the felucca and all other drinks will be paid for on-board using a honesty bar system.

Luggage will be stored in the bottom of the boat and will be accessible twice per day, so we recommend having a day pack where you can store the things you need during the day. The next few days are subject to change in timings and running order because our pace will be decided by weather conditions and the river current.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6 – Visit Kom Ombo Temple; continue sailing downriver

Wake up to the sun rising over the river this morning and enjoy a breakfast prepared by the crew. Breakfast will often be a section of eggs, jam, honey, cheese and bread with a side of fava beans for an Egyptian twist.

Today we will set sail  to Kom Ombo where you will visit the Temple of Kom Ombo, is an unusual double temple because of its double design, this once symmetrical temple was dedicated to two different Gods. One of these Gods was Sobek, the ‘crocodile God’, which explains why 300 mummified crocodiles were found at the site

The rest of the day will be spent on the felucca, with occasional stops to visit small riverside communities or for a swim to cool off. Each day, timings will be flexible depending on the current of the river, so your local guide will give regular information.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7 – Full free day on the felucca with swimming stops

Today will be truly relaxing. A full free morning  on the felucca as we continue north towards Luxor, only broken up by stops at small villages or to have a dip in the Nile. this morning to make the most of our final few hours on the Nile before we moor to meet our vehicle to head into Luxor, visit Edfu tmple on our way to Luxor , arrive Luxor and check in our hotel in Luxor 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 8  Karnak / Luxor temples

Breakfast at the hotel and then we’ll make our tour around Karnak Temple Complex.. The complex is made up of temples, the most important being The Temple of Amun Ra, houses of royalty and large sphinx lined avenues, and although many of the structures are in varying levels of ruin it only takes a while of wandering around to imagine the bustling community it once was. It is believed that during its peak there were some 80,000 servants working here, pillars were brightly and ornately painted and lush gardens covered much of the grounds. and from there to Luxor temple , this temple is a strikingly graceful monument in the heart of the modern town , Afternoon free you can wonder around Luxor city or go in two hours Calesh ride around the countryside of luxor , overnight at the hotel

  • Meals: Breakfast

DAY 9 – Temple of Hatshepsut and the Valley of the Kings / sleeper train to Cairo Valley of the Kings / Hatshepsut temple / colossi of Mammon

An early breakfast and then it is time to visit the West Bank of Luxor which had been the site of royal burials since around 2100 BC where you will visit the Valley of the Kings : where you will see the tombs of the New Kingdom Pharaohs and the Valley of Queens which  contains at least 75 tombs that belonged to queens of the 19th and 20th dynasties as well as other members of the royal families, including princesses and the Ramses princes .then  you will visit  the magnificent Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir El Bahri finally Colossi of Memnon then you will go back to the hotel , relax and Late evening sleeper train to Cairo 

  • Meals: breakfast and dinner

DAY 10 – Cairo / optional Coptic Cairo

In the morning, arrive Cairo and transfer to Hotel.

Optional, we will go to the Old Cairo district to see one of the first Christian churches and the Islamic part of Cairo with the Medieval Gate which leads to the Sharia Muizz Street. It is the oldest street in Cairo with the highest concentration of medieval architecture in the Islamic world. Later, we will visit the legendary Khan el-Khalili bazaar – one of the most amazing bazaars in the Middle East. The bazaar is famous for its unusual, oriental souvenirs, and handmade crafts. The atmosphere of this traditional market and the labyrinth layout of the streets give the visitors a lot of pleasure and chance to get a glimpse into how the medieval markets used to look like

DAY 11

It is the last day of our tour and time to say goodbye to Egypt.

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