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Once you arrive to Luxor, our representative will welcome you, Installation aboard your Dahabeya/Sandal. Overnight on board in Luxor.
You will visit 3 tombs of the Valley of Kings chosen among the most interesting then the funeral temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir El Bahari, commissioned by Queen Hatshepsut for herself and her father, who holds its originality of its succession of terraces that led to the sanctuary. Stop to take pictures at Colossi of Memnon (impressive monolithic statues depicting the Pharaoh Amenhotep III) placed at the entrance of the funerary temple of the same Pharaoh. Back on board for lunch and visit the architectural ensemble of Karnak temple. Having become over the years a gigantic archaeological puzzle, this magnificent temple contains the sacred lake, the great hypostyle hall where 134 columns stand. This high-level temple was connected to the Luxor Temple by a 3-km-long human-headed sphinx alley raised to the glory of Amon. Dinner and overnight on board Luxor.
Breakfast then visit Luxor temple dedicated to the Theban triad: Amon, Mut and Khonsou. You can admire one of the two obelisks that adorns the entrance to this building, the second is located on the Place de la Concorde in Paris and was offered to France by Mohamed Ali. Beginning of navigation at the end of the morning - relaxation during the navigation of approximately 7h including the passage of the barrage of Esna - dinner and night aboard in el Hegz.
Breakfast on board. Visit El Kab, ancient Nekhbet city of the goddess Nekhbet. From this religious metropolis, remain the tomb of Ahmosis "son of Abana, Chief of the Nautoniers", the tomb of Paheri "grandson of Ahmosis, Prefect of Nékheb", the tomb of Ahmosis "said Pennekhbet, Guardian of royal seal ". Lunch on board and sailing to Edfu. Departure for the visit of the Ptolemaic temple of Edfu, dedicated to the solar god Horus. This temple is in a surprising state of preservation with its 2 monumental black granite falcon statues, its pylon, its courtyard, its columns, its vestibule, its hypostyle hall, its 2 antechambers, its sanctuary and its corridor. Dinner and overnight on board at Fawaza Island.
Breakfast on board. Walk around the marsh of Ramadi and his village. Resumption of navigation to Djebel Silsileh or we will spend the night.
Discovery of the Djebel Silsileh site. According to a legend, the river was formerly barred in this place by means of a chain stretched from one rock to another. Silsileh was the main sandstone quarry of Egypt, as Toura's main limestone quarry. The exploitation continued regularly on both sides of the river. Overnight in Maniha.
Breakfast. On the banks of the Nile, on the left bank, visit the unique double temple, the Ptolemaic temple of Kom-Ombo, dedicated to the gods Sobek, crocodile head, and Haroeris, falcon head. Visit the crocodile museum. Discovery of the typical village of Daraw and its colorful walk (visits Kom-Ombo and Daraw can be reversed depending on the mooring opportunities of the moment). Navigation to Aswan. Dinner and overnight on board. Optional: Possibility (if we arrive on time) of sound and light at the Philae Temple - including the return transportation of the Dahabeya - the motorboat to and from the temple. Dinner and overnight on board.
Disembarkation from your Dahabeya/Sandal
Sail the Nile river on board of one of our dahabeyas or sandals with visits