Cruise From Aswan to Esna – Downriver – 3 Nights
Weekly departure – Every Wednesday on board Dahabiya The Orient
Weekly departure – Every Friday on board Dahabiya Zekrayaat
Weekly departure – Every Monday on board Dahabiya Loulia
Day 1 – Boarding in Aswan – Kom Ombo – Gebel el-Silsila
Transfer from any address in Aswan to embark the Nile Dahabiya. After a welcome by the crew, the boat sets sail towards a small island for a walk through the tranquil countryside. After lunch on the sundeck, you visit the only double temple of Egypt in Kom Ombo, dedicated to two gods, Sobek and Haroeris. The temple has double entrances, procession routes and sanctuaries. Continue sailing to the ancient sandstone quarries at Gebel el-Silsila. First night on board.
Day 2 – Edfu – El Fawaz
After breakfast, you explore the rock temple and the remains of monuments in the old quarries. While daily life on the riverbanks gets underway and the first fishermen are at work, you can relax on the sundeck while the crew sails to Edfu. Here you see the fantastically well-preserved temple of Horus, the falcon god. The walls of the innermost part of the temple are completely covered in texts, which actually makes it a library carved in stone. The day ends at a small Nile island where you have dinner around a campfire. Second night on board.
Day 3 – El-Kab – Esna
Sail to El Kab, the ancient city of Nekheb with temples and rock tombs from the Old Kingdom. Visit some of the tombs cut into the cliffs and the remains of its temples. Sailing to Esna. Third and last night on board.
Day 4 – Disembarkation in Esna
End of the Dahabiya journey in Esna after breakfast on board. Transfer to any address in Luxor (50 north of Esna).