Cruise from Esna to Aswan – Upriver – 4 Nights
Weekly departure – every Saturday on board Dahabiya The Orient
Weekly departure – every Monday on board Dahabiya Zekrayaat
Weekly departure – every Thursday on board Dahabiya Loulia
Day 1 – Boarding in Esna – El Kab – Quessia
Private tranfser from any address in Luxor to Esna (50 km south of Luxor) where the crew of the Dahabiya will take you to board the boat. Your Nile adventure starts by sailing towards El Kab, the ancient city of Nekheb, where you can see the remains of the temples and the tombs. The sailors sets sail for a small island where the boat will moor for the night. Enjoy your dinner on the sundeck or the banks of the river Nile. First night on board.
Day 2 –Edfu – Wadi el Shat
Sail to Edfu where you see the beautifully preserved temple of Horus, which has been buried under the desert sand for hundreds of years. Continue sailing to an island near Wadi el Shat for a walk through small villages and the desert. Second night on board.
Day 3 – Gebel el Silsila – Kom Ombo – Maniha
Relax in a deck chair and watch the riverside pass by while the crew sails to Gebel El Silsila. You can explore the rock-cut chapels of Seti I, Ramesses II, Merenptah and Horemheb and also remnants of the monuments in the old sandstone quarries. During lunch on the sun deck the Dahabiya sails towards Kom Ombo, where you go ashore to see the double temple of Sobek and Haroeris. Dinner will be served around a campfire along the Nile. Third night on board.
Day 4 – Daraw – El Koubania, Aswan
The captain sets sail for the village of Daraw, once the last stop for camel traders from Sudan after a forty days long journey through the Libyan desert . After a walk through the village and camel market the boat sails further towards Koubania; a Nubian village near Aswan, with lovely gardens filled with citrus and mango trees. Fourth and last night on board.
Day 5 – Disembarkation in Aswan
End of the Dahabiya journey in Aswan after breakfast on board. Transfer to any address in Aswan.