DAY 1: LUXOR
Arrive at Luxor airport and transfer to your 5* cruise vessel. Dinner on board and overnight stay in Luxor.
DAY 2: LUXOR
Early morning visit to the West Bank to the Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Queens, the Temple of Hatshepsut, Medinet Habu Temple and the Colossi of Memnon. Lunch on board and afternoon at leisure. Dinner on board and overnight in Luxor.
DAY 3: LUXOR - ESNA
Morning visit to the East Bank which combines a visit to Luxor Temple, originally joined to Karnak by an avenue of sphinxes and Karnak temple which covers a huge area and includes several temples, the largest being the Temple of Amun. In the afternoon set sail to Esna lock and overnight in Esna.
DAY 4: ESNA - KOM OMBO
Breakfast on board and set sail to Kom Ombo to visit the Temple of Sobek and Haroeris and overnight in Kom Ombo.
DAY 5: KOM OMBO - ASWAN
Set sail early to Aswan and visit the High Dam in Aswan, the Unfinished Obelisk – still rooted to the bedrock of pink granite - and the Temple of Isis on Philae Island. There is an opportunity to revisit the Temple of Philae for an **optional sound and light show in the evening. Overnight in Aswan.
DAY 6: ASWAN
**Optional excursion to the ancient wonder of Abu Simbel by road or air. Morning at leisure for those clients not taking the optional Abu Simbel trip, a chance to relax on the sun deck, or stroll around Aswan. In the afternoon, relax and enjoy a boat trip around Elephantine Island which will lead you to the Botanical Gardens on General Kitchener Island given as a gift in 1890. Overnight in Aswan.
DAY 7: ASWAN - LUXOR
Sail towards Esna, lunch on board and sail to Luxor arriving late afternoon. Overnight in Luxor.
DAY 8: LUXOR
**Optional early morning balloon ride for the adventurous. Check-out and transfer to Luxor international airport for your return flight to the UK or for your onward destination.
Please note: the order or content of your itinerary may be amended due to lock closures, low water levels or any other unforeseeable circumstances. Due to the increasing number of boats on the Nile, at some docking points boats are moored side by side obstructing the view from cabins. Occasionally, due to operational difficulties a change of vessel can occur. However, the sightseeing itinerary will remain the same.
A range of optional excursions are available. Please click here for more information.
**Optional excursions are payable in CASH at the time of booking. Orbital Travel act as agents for the activity operator/supplier only. The contract for these excursions, tours and activities is between the client and the local suppliers who offer them. Local suppliers are independent of Orbital Travel Limited.