Transfer to your Nile river cruiser. Dinner on board or for late arrivals a light snack will be served. Overnight in Luxor.
DAY 2: LUXOR - ESNA
Breakfast on board, early morning visit to the ‘world’s largest greatest open air museum’ at Karnak Temple, which covers a large area of land and includes several temples, the largest of them being the Temple of Amun and Luxor Temple returning to the boat for Lunch on board as the boats sets sail to Esna, dinner on board. Overnight in Esna.
DAY 3: ESNA - KOM OMBO - ASWAN
Morning at leisure, for a brief stop at Edfu before sailing to Kom Ombo to visit the temple before dinner. This temple, unlike many others in Egypt, was dedicated to two gods; the Southern section is dedicated to Sobek, the crocodile headed man, god of fertility, and the Northern section to the Falcon headed god Horus. There is also a fascinating crocodile museum to visit with many artefacts and mummified crocodiles. Sail to Aswan and overnight in Aswan.
DAY 4: ASWAN
Visit Aswan starting with the Philae Temple, dedicated to the Goddess Isis. The island of Philae now lies submerged beneath the waters of Lake Nasser to the south of Aswan. When the Aswan High Dam was built in the 1960s, the island's temples were dismantled and reconstructed on a higher island. Visit the Aswan High Dam, located near Aswan which was an engineering miracle when originally constructed. The dam contains 18 times more material than that used in the Great Pyramid of Cheops. After lunch on board, there is a relaxing boat trip around Elephantine Island to the Botanical Gardens on General Kitchener Island and overnight Aswan.