Day 1 – Boarding in Esna – El Kab – Quessia
Departure from any address in Luxor to Esna (60km south), home port of the Dahabiya. Embarkation on the Dahabiya for a 5-days cruise along the Nile between Esna and Aswan. Cruise to El Kab, the ancient town of Nekheb, to visit the remains of its temples and some of the tombs dug into the cliffs. Set sail for a small island where the boat will moor for the night. Dinner will be served on board the Dahabiya or on the tranquil bank of the Nile. First night on board.
Day 2 – Edfu – Wadi el Shat
Sail for Edfu, visit to temple of Horus, regarded as the best-preserved of all the temples in Egypt. Set sail for a small island where the boat will moor for the night, later stops will take you to small villages and the desert. Dinner will be served on board the Dahabiya or on the tranquil bank of the Nile. Second night on board.
Day 3 – Gebel el Silsila – Kom-Ombo – Maniha
Sail to Gebel el Silsila, explore the ancient sandstone quarries and rock-cut chapels of Horemheb, Seti I, Ramesses II and Merenptah. The journey up the Nile continues towards the double temple of Haroeris and Sobek in Kom Ombo. Setting sail to the island of Maniha, where the Dahabiya will moor for the evening. Dinner will be served on board the Dahabiya or on the tranquil bank of the Nile. Third night on board.
Day 4 – Daraw – El Koubania, Aswan
Sail to Daraw, walking tour to the village and visit the markets of Daraw, once the last stop of the famous 40 Days desert road between Sudan and Egypt. Sailing continues to the Nubian village of El Koubania, near by Aswan. 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.