Detailed Itinerary

Day 01

21st Feb 2020
  • Arrival at Luxor

    Upon your arrival at Luxor International (LXR) airport, you will be welcomed by a Rahhalah representative and transferred to your hotel.

    Luxor is a city on the east bank of the Nile in southern Egypt, on the site of ancient Thebes: the pharaohs’ capital at the peak of their power (16th–11th c. BC). Today's city surrounds two surviving ancient monuments: the Luxor Temple and the Karnak Temple. The royal tombs of the Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens are on the river’s west bank.

    Overnight at Sonesta Luxor or similar

Day 02

22nd Feb 2020
  • Luxor – Edfu (B, L,D)

    After an early breakfast, you will check out and drive to the west bank of Luxor (a 45-minute drive through a scenic route across the bridge that connects East and West Luxor). Upon arrival at the Valley of Kings, and with the help of an Egyptologist, you will visit several tombs, and you will explore the details of a civilization that had such an impact on the world.

    The valley was used as the ancient burial ground for the pharaohs of Ancient Egypt during the most glorious years of its history.The tombs were filled with incrediblegold treasures; however, all, but one,werelooted already since antiquity, and most of these precious artefacts have been lost to us.

    Lunch in a local restaurant on the west bank of Luxor.

    In the afternoon, you will head to Edfu(approx.a 2-hour drive), where you will visit the most well-preserved temple of Ancient Egypt: The Temple of Horus.

    The Temple of Edfu is an ancient Egyptian monument located on the west bank of the Nile in the city of Edfu. It was built in the Ptolemaic period between 237 and 57 BCE and was dedicated to the falcon god Horus. Until today, it represents the largest temple dedicated to Horus and Hathor of Dendera.

    At the end of this visit, you will take a short horse-carriage ride to Dahabiya: a type of boat that sailed the Nile in the 19th century. From there, you will sail south for about an hour to spend the night by a quiet island.

    Overnight on the Dahabiya.

Day 03

23rd Feb 2020
  • Sailing (B, L, D)

    You will start sailing early in the morning, having breakfast while enjoying the scenic view on the Nile.

    Today you will visit an island anda local family, and you will have the chance to interact with local farmers as well, while walking through a village and its surrounding fields. The walk is around 1.5 hours.

    Back to Dahabiya, sailing south.
    Lunch will be served on board while sailing.

    You will then visit Faris town where you will meet more locals, and you will learn about the traditional craft of box making. This tour can be done either by walking (an easy 7-km walk through the town and the surrounding cultivated land) or by using a TukTuk (a 10-min ride). The destination is an artisan who makes boxes and furniture using palm tree fronds.

    Back to Dahabiya, sailing south.
    Dinner will be served on board.

    Overnight on the Dahabiya.

Day 04

24th Feb 2020
  • Back to Luxor (B, L, D)

    In the morning, the sailing trip comes to an end. You will check out from the Dahabiya, and the luggage will be loaded onto a bus while you take a walking tour to the KomOmbo temple, located on the riverbank.

    The Temple of KomOmbo is an unusual double temple in the town of KomOmbo in the Aswan Governorate, Upper Egypt, constructed during the Ptolemaic dynasty, 180–47 BC. Some additions were made later during the Roman period.

    Transfer to Luxor (a 3 to 3.5-hour drive).
    Lunch box on the bus.
    Upon arrival, check-in at the Sonesta Luxor hotel or similar.

    Farewell dinner in the evening at a local restaurant.

    Overnight in Luxor.

Day 05

25th Feb 2020
  • Departure from Luxor (B)

    After breakfast, you will be transferred to Luxor Airport for your departure.