Day 1: Saturday. Embarkation in Luxor for a relaxing week sailing the Nile on a luxuriously appointed dahabiyya. After lunch, excursion to the West Bank for visits to the burial places of the Pharaohs - the Valley of the Kings - where Howard Carter discovered the tomb of Tutankhamen in 1922. Continue to the adjacent Valley of the Queens, the temple of Medinet Habu and the Colossi of Memnon. Overnight moored on the Nile banks of Luxor.
Day 2: Sunday. You will visit the magnificent temple complex of Amon-Ra at Karnak, with its vast hypo-style hall of 137 columns, followed by the imposing 28 th Dynasty Luxor Temple. Overnight moored in Luxor.
Day 3: Monday. Today will be a leisurely day. After breakfast, commence sailing to Esna where your dahabiyya will moor overnight.
Day 4: Tuesday. This morning you will sail to Edfu to visit the wonderfully preserved Temple of Edfu. Overnight moored beside a Nile island.
Day 5: Wednesday. Today you will sail to Kom Ombo visit see the Ptolemaic temple dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek and the falcon-headed Horus, god of the morning sun. Overnight moored beside a Nile island.
Day 6: Thursday. A leisurely day sailing to Aswan where the dahabiyya moors overnight.
Day 7: Friday. Today you will visit the Aswan High Dam (completed in 1971), the Old Dam (completed in 1902). You will also visit the Philae Temple, dedicated to the goddess Isis, a structure rescued from the rising waters of Lake Nasser at the time of the High Dam's construction.
Day 8: Breakfast aboard the Dahabiyya followed by disembarkation.
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