Cairo - Luxor - Aswan

This unique experience will start in Cairo, Zamalek district ( close to the famous Tahrir Square and the museum ) and will end after a journey of 15 nights / 16 days  in the city of Aswan .


The limited number of people is 18 per boat , with more participants we will sail with two boats. The modern comfortable sailingboat, with a large deck and  lounges will garantee a peaceful  intimate and serene trip. For a tailormade itinerary for your group  please send us your request via the Contact Info & Booking page.

DAY 1 :

Transfert from Cairo airport to the boat. Welcome and check into the cabins. Day at liesure .

Dinner and overnight on board.


DAY 2 :

Departure in private minibus with A/C to visit Islamic Cairo.

The impressive Citadel of Saladin is a beautiful building on a hill overlooking the old city of Cairo. A fortifiedcomplex was built in the twelfth   King Saladin and his brother, King El Addel to protect Cairo. The Citadel is one of the    visits in Cairo. A fortified complex was built in the twelfth century by King Saladin and his brother, King El Addel to protect Cairo. The Citadel is one of the " must to do " visits in Cairo.

Discover the Ibn Tulun mosque, one of the finest of Cairo, with its famous spiral minaret. In the afternoon the Cairo Museum  :  With more than 100 000 objects in 107 rooms, the Egyptian  Museum offers many hours of exploration . You can see the treasure of ancient Egypt including priceless ancient Royal tombs, the most popular of Tutankhamun. The Egyptian Museum is located near Tahrir square. It was built during the reign of Khedive Abbas Helmi II in 1897, and opened on November 15 , 1902.  On the ground floor you can admire the colossal statues, the first stage in turncontains small statues, jewelry and the fabulous treasures of Tutankhamun.


Dinner and overnight on board.

DAY 3 :

Visit of Dahshur, more quiet and less visited than Giza but nevertheless you will see some impressive examples of pyramids . The gigantic structures, such as the Red pyramid and the Bent  pyramid, to get a better understanding of the architectural evolution in the pyramid-building in Egypt.

A few kilometers from Dashur, you will find Saqqara, which was once the cemetery, also nown as the step pyramid. The pyramid of Djoser is an integral part of this huge burial site dating back to the first Dynasty of ancien Egypt.

The pyramids of Giza, the Get pyramid of Cheops which currently remains as the only one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Throughout their history, they have fired the imagination of man with much speculation as to their origin and purpose.

dinner and overnight on board.


DAY 4 :

We sail towards the bridge to a place called Minya in Upper Egypt, because of its location which is lmost at the border crossing of Upper and Lower Egypt. It is a center for the manufacturing of soap, perfume and sugar processing. El Minya, today the provincial capital, with a cotton industry and an important trading and administrative center. was once home to the Greeks and Egyptian cotton barons.

Meals  and overnight in Minya.

DAY 5 :

Visit the tombs of Beni Hassan and the famous city  Akhetaten which means " horizon of Aton " and the temple of Aten ,  Akhenatens palace, his wife Néfertiti and their son Tutankhaton, ( in that period the name of Tutankhamun ), and the dignitaries graves.

Meals and overnight on board.


DAYS 6 :

Sail towards Assiut and passage of the lock . Assiut city in Upper Egypt on the western bank of the Nile. The city has a population of about 400 000 habitants. Due to its location in the center of a vst fertile plain, it was the starting point of the caravan routes leading to the oasis. She was alsow the largest slave-market of Egypt. Today thanks to the high Dam on the Nile, it is an important crossing point.


 DAY 7 :  

Just across the river from from Sohag on the east bank of the Nile, is the town of Akhmim which is know as Khent-Menu by the Egyptians and Panopolis by the Greeks. Pnopolis was named after the chief god of the city, Min, who was Pan for the Greeks and the god o the fertility and the master of the desert between the Nile and the Red Sea.

Traditional, the village is known for its manufacture and fabrics Carpets.

Meals and overnight on board.

DAY 8 :

Sailing towards Denderah

DAY 9 :

Whith its now cleaned ceilings, the Dendera Temple will let you discover how the ancien Egyptians used color in the temples. A guaranteed Wonder.


The anciens site of Abydos is historically very interesting, it is particulary the oldest place of pilgrimage of the ancien Egypt. The beauty of the  polychrome ( many colours ) from most rooms and chapels of the temple are simply stunning.


Meals and overnight on board.

DAY 10 :

Sailing towards Qena, well know for its manufacturing of post and bottles for water. The clay  for the production was obtained from a Valley North of Qena. The pottery then was transported  by boat across the Nile into Egypt. Qena was alsow know for the trade of grains and dates with Saudi through Berenice on the Read Sea. The Berenice road was very busy during the Greco- Roman erae , it runs through the Valley of Wadi Hammamat, famous for its ancient quarries and gold mines. The city  also has an Islamic heritage and famous mosque. Visit a traditional pottery factory

Meals and overnight on board.

DAY 11 :

We sail to Luxor, part of the ancien city of Thèbes, the capital for 1350 Years, Luxor is rich in temples, tombs and monuments. Today we will explore the famous remains of the 17 th, 18th, & 19th dynasties in the history of the ancient Egypt. Luxor has always been a tourist destination, the ancien Greeks, were already visiting the architectural wonders on both banks.  Visit Luxor temple in the evening.

Meals and overnight on board.

DAY 12 :

We will visit Karnak temple which spans over 200 acres. It is a complex of several temples and monuments located near Luxor on the east bank of the Nile. Karnak temple is unique, not only among the Egyptian temples. It is ofter regarded as the greatest open air museum on the planet.


Visit the Valley of the Kings. Located on the west bank of th Nile opposite the city of luxor, the Valley of the Kings was used as a royal bunal place for the 500 years from around the sixteenth century BC. At least sixty-three tombs of pharaohs, Queens and Nobles buried in the Valley of the Kings. Here  the tombs are carved into the rock, often Embedded in the rock over a long distance, but rarely visible the surface. The painting and bas-relief on the walls of tombs further illustrate the admirable art of ancien Egypt.

The temple of Hatshepsut : located on the site of Deir el-Bahari ' the northem monastery on the " left bank of the Nile. This is unique in Egypt with its modern design. A part of the temple is carved into the mountain. Created by the architect Senenmut, heir of Imhotep, the temple was dedicated in part to the Ka ( life force ) of Thutmose I, pharaoh of the eighteenth dynasty ( Middle Kingdom ), the father of Hatsshepsut, and the Ka of the King Hatshepsut, confirming her right to  royalty althought she was a women.


Medinet Habu : In the southern area of Western Thèbes, bordered by crops and the desert, Medinet Habu is primarily the large temple " the House of Millions of years " of Ramses III, the best preserved and most important funerary temple of Thèbes.

Meals and overnight on board.

DAY 13 :

Sail towards Esna located about 50 kilometers South of Luxor. The Greek name of the city was Latopolis, named after the Nile perch ( Lates niloticus ) sacred to the goddess Neith, patroness of the area. Until the early 20th Century, Esnah was an important stop on the camel-caravan route between Sudan and Cairo and between the Western Desert oases and the Nile Valley. Visit the temple of Khum, wich is below the level of the house in a pit. Most of the ruins are still unexplored because they are still below the present houses. Near the temple of  Khnum on the stone quay along the cornish are carved cartridges of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius. After visiting Khum temple, we will pass  sail towards, Edfu.

Meals and overnight on board.

DAY 14 :

In Edfu we visit the temple of Horus. In terms of size, the Horus temple is second fter Karnak, while it's considered the best preserved temple in Egypt together with the temple of Hator at Dendérah. A visit to the temple of Horus is a true delight and rarely you will find examples of the ancient world as big, and as impressive and intact as this one. This temple of Horus was built during a period of 200 years and was finally completed in the reign of Ptolemy XII, father of the famous Cleopatra, 57 BC. Dedicated to Horus he Egyptian God, it is  related to the temple of Dendérah because of the supposed marriage between Horus and Hathor,  who lived in Dendérah and traveled to Edfu every year to be with her husband.

Sail towards the Gebel el Silsila, ( Gebel = mountain ) which is the Arabic name of a region including both banks of the Nile. This is the point where the river is at its narrowest, flanqued on both sides by majestic hills of Sandstone. The deity of the Gebel el Silsila was the crododile god Sobek.  Visit of the quarries and the " Spéos of Horemheb " ( and we know now its not from him but from the begining of the 18Dynasy untill Tutmose 1 and a part of Tutankhamum, a covered ) gallery opening into a small shrine whose bottom is formed by a niche containing seven sitting divine statues, including Horemheb.

Meals and overnight on board.

DAY 15 :

Sail towards Kom Ombo and visit the temple dating back to the Ptolemaic period, the construction period is somewhere between 200 BC and the biginning of the Christian calendar. Today, the temple of Kom Ombo is and important point of the rout along the Nile attracting attention because of its unique architecture.

Meals and overnight on board.

DAY 16 :

Arrive in Aswan and visit the temple of Isis in Philae. Located upstream of the first cataract, the island of Philae was for centuries the area of Isis, whose cult remaind active until the sixth century AD. In the Ptolemaic area, the great temple of the goddes was one of the most important sanctuaries of  Egypt and Nubia.

Transfert to your hotel, train station or to the airport according to yours Schedule.