10 Perfect Days In Upper Egypt

For the discerning traveller who would like to enjoy the impressive and monumental sights of Upper Egypt in a quiet and relaxed atmosphere.
We organize individual tours for you and tailor them according to your wishes.
We suggest that you take three days for Luxor, to ensure you have time to visit and enjoy all the sights and still relax.
Prices are available on request. Please contact us!

Here is the line-up for 10 perfect days on the Nile:

Day 0:       Arrive in Luxor, relax
Meet your tour guide

Day 1:       East Bank – Karnak Temple, Luxor Temple
Sunset Cruise

Day 2:       West Bank – choose 3 activities
Return to the East Bank: Luxor Museum
Dinner in an elegant Egyptian restaurant

Day 3:       West Bank – choose 3 activities
Return to the East Bank: Mummification Museum

Day 4 to 8: Sailing from Luxor (Esna) to Aswan on the classic dahabiya “ABUNDANCE”

Day 8:       Visit the High Dam
Philae Temple
Uncompleted obelisk

Day 9:       Nubian Museum                        Alternative: Abu Simbel
Nubian village
Elephantine island

Day 10:     Return to Luxor by car
Sound and Light Show in Karnak
Goodbye Luxor

Sail the Nile and discover Upper Egypt - in a quiet and relaxed atmosphere

Details

Luxor East Bank and West Bank

Luxor is the largest open air museum in the world. We suggest that you take three days for Luxor to ensure you have time to visit and enjoy all the sights and still relax.

What you should not miss in Luxor on the East Bank of the Nile (two half days):
A personal guided tour to see

East Bank of the Nile:
Luxor Temple
Karnak Temple
Luxor Museum*
Mummification Museum*

West Bank of the Nile:
Colossi of Memnon
Valley of the Kings
Valley of the Queens
Hatshepsut Temple
Medinat Habu
Deir el Medina

* You can visit the two museums without a guide. Admission to Luxor Museum is € 10.00, to the Mummification Museum € 4.00.
But we'll be happy to take you.

Day 0:
Welcome Luxor
Pick-up at the airport
Transfer to the hotel

Day 1:
Karnak Temple
Luxor Temple
Sunset cruise on the felucca “A New Life”

Day 2:
3 activities on the West Bank (your tour guide will help you choose)
Return to the East Bank: Luxor Museum

Day 3:
½ day three more sights on the West Bank (see overview)
Return to the East Bank: Mummification Museum

Day 4 to 8:
Sailing from Luxor (Esna) to Aswan on the classic dahabiya “Abundance”

You will sail in great comfort from Luxor to Aswan on a classic dahabiya. Enjoy the wonderful views of the riverbanks, the palms and mango trees. Every day the dahabiya moors at an interesting place and you can visit temples thousands of years old with an Egyptologist guide.

Your meals are prepared freshly in the ship's galley. You can enjoy fresh vegetables, meat, fish and fruit. After your meal you can have tea or coffee, and coffee and cake are served in the afternoon.

You will sleep in a comfortable air-conditioned cabin with two single beds or one double bed and en-suite bathroom, or in the suite with a double bed, bathroom and your own private terrace in the stern.

Day 4:
We collect you from your hotel
Travel to Esna by car
You board the ship on the Nile at Esna
Visit to the Temple of Chnum

Day 5:
Edfu
Visit to the temple of Horus
On request: Walking tour through Wadi Shatt (approx. 1.5 hours)

Day 6:
Horemhep
Visit to the temple of Gebel es Silsila
Visit to the temple of Kom Ombo

Day 7:
Visit to the camel market in Darau
Stroll through the souk

Day 8:
Aswan – disembark in the morning

Day 8 and 9:
2 days in Aswan

Aswan is one of the most beautiful cities in Upper Egypt. Take two days to visit the sights. Perhaps you'd like to stay in the elegant Old Cataract Hotel with its colonial flair where Agatha Christie stayed. Or, if you choose another hotel, come up to the terrace of the Old Cataract and enjoy the sunset.

Day 8:
Transfer to your hotel
Sightseeing
The High Dam
Philae Temple
Uncompleted Obelisk

Day 9:
Nubian Museum
Nubian Village
Elephantine Island

         Alternative on day 9:
        
Abu Simbel
         Transfer, visit the temple compound, return to Aswan on the same day

Day 10:
Return to Luxor by car or bus
Goodbye Luxor: promenade on the Corniche
Sound and Light Show in Karnak Temple

Day 11:
Return flight

If you have questions, please contact us!
What a vacation!

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