Sanctuary Sun Boat IV 8 Days Aswan-Aswan + Abu Simbel Excursion by FlightSanctuary Sun Boat IV 8 Days Aswan-Aswan + Abu Simbel Excursion by Flight

Sanctuary Sun Boat IV 8 Days Aswan-Aswan + Abu Simbel Excursion by Flight
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Sanctuary Sun Boat IV 8 Days Aswan-Aswan + Abu Simbel Excursion by Flight

$ 2115

Sail the longest river in the world on one of the most luxurious Nile Cruises. From Luxor to Aswan visit the greatest and most important sights in the Egyptian History. From the breathtaking temples of Karnak and Luxor , famous Valley of the Kings to the awe-inspiring “holy of the holies” mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut in the ancient Thebes. Follow the river to the Ptolemaic temples of Edfu and Kom Ombo and the crown jewel – the magnificent island temple of Philae. The best of Egyptian History in the palm of your hand.


Includes:

  • Private airport transfers
  • All sightseeing as per cruise itinerary with sharing transportation during visits
  • 7 Nights on board Sun Boat IV on full board basis with sightseeing 
  • Abu Simbel Excursion by Flight

Exclude:

  • For all-through private transfers with private Egyptologist additional charges will apply
Sanctuary Sun Boat IV 8 Days Aswan-Aswan + Abu Simbel Excursion by Flight

Day 1

Check-in: Arrive on board the 5-star deluxe Nile cruise boat the Sanctuary Sun Boat III, moored in a private dock in Aswan. On board, you will be welcomed by the reception staff, who will offer you chilled fruit juice and assist you with your check-in. Entertainment: Exact entertainment schedules during your cruise are adjusted according to the needs of each group and the exact sailing schedule of the boat is subject to change. However, every cruise on the Sanctuary Sun Boat III will include:

 A colorful “galabeyya party” which gives each guest the opportunity to dress up in traditional Egyptian dress and dance to Arabic music.  A belly dancer, accompanied by a whirling dervish show in Luxor.  A lecture held by your Egyptologist guide. Food & Beverage: Menus are changed on a seasonal basis to enable the Chef to use the freshest ingredients.  Most meals are served in the restaurant. However, at least one barbecue lunch (while sailing) will be served on deck (weather permitting).  Mineral water, tea and American coffee are included on a complimentary basis during meals.  Please note that the strength of the WI-FI signals unavoidably varies depending on geographical location, especially whilst sailing in the more remote areas of Upper Egypt.

Lunch: to be served on board Unfinished Obelisk: Visit the Granite Quarries, which supplied the ancient Egyptians with most of the hard stone used in pyramids and temples, and still hold a huge unfinished obelisk. Afternoon tea: Enjoy your afternoon tea served in the lounge.

Cocktail Reception: Tonight you will be greeted by your Boat Manager, who will introduce you to the boat staff and review on-board facilities and your cruise program for the next few 2 days. Complimentary Egyptian wine and local beer will be served.

Dinner: Gourmet dinner on board.

Overnight: On board in Aswan.

Check-in: Arrive on board the 5-star deluxe Nile cruise boat the Sanctuary Sun Boat III, moored in a private dock in Aswan. On board, you will be welcomed by the reception staff, who will offer you chilled fruit juice and assist you with your check-in. Entertainment: Exact entert...more


Sanctuary Sun Boat IV 8 Days Aswan-Aswan + Abu Simbel Excursion by Flight

Day 2

Breakfast: Breakfast buffet on board.

Philae Temple: Take a short motorboat ride to the romantic and majestic Philae Temple on the Island of Agilika.

Sail to Kom Ombo

Kom Ombo Temple: Dedicated to the crocodile-god Sobek, the temple stands at a bend in the Nile where in ancient times sacred crocodiles basked in the sun on the riverbank.

Lunch: Lunch on board, while you cruise to Edfu. Afternoon Tea: Afternoon tea will be served while you cruise to Esna. Dinner: Tonight’s dinner on board will be an “Egyptian Night” costume party for all guests, with a chance to dress up in traditional Egyptian “galabeyas”. Dinner will be a lavish buffet of Egyptian specialties, followed by oriental music and dancing for everyone

. Overnight: On board in Esna

Breakfast: Breakfast buffet on board.

Philae Temple: Take a short motorboat ride to the romantic and majestic Philae Temple on the Island of Agilika.

Sail to Kom Ombo

Kom Ombo Temple: Dedicated to th...more


Sanctuary Sun Boat IV 8 Days Aswan-Aswan + Abu Simbel Excursion by Flight

Day 3

Early sailing to Luxor.

Breakfast: Breakfast buffet on board while sailing to Luxor Valley of the Kings & Queens:

Morning visit to the West Bank of Luxor to explore the Valley of the Kings, a vast City of the Dead where magnificent tombs were carved into the desert rocks, decorated richly, and filled with treasures for the afterlife by generations of Pharaohs. You will also have the chance to visit at least one tomb in the Valley of the Queens. Hatshepsut Temple: Rising out of the desert plain in a series of terraces, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut (Ancient Egypt’s only female Pharaoh) merges with the sheer limestone cliffs that surround it, as if nature herself had built this extraordinary monument. Photostop Colossi of Memnon: On the way back to the river Nile, your road passes by the famed Colossi of Memnon, known in Ancient Greek times for their haunting voices at dawn.

 Lunch: Lunch on board.

Afternoon Tea: Afternoon tea on board.

Dinner: Dinner on board.

Overnight:On board in Luxor.

Early sailing to Luxor.

Breakfast: Breakfast buffet on board while sailing to Luxor Valley of the Kings & Queens:

Morning visit to the West Bank of Luxor to explore the Valley of the Kings, a vast City of the Dead where magnificent tombs w...more


Sanctuary Sun Boat IV 8 Days Aswan-Aswan + Abu Simbel Excursion by Flight

Day 4

Breakfast: Breakfast buffet on board.

Karnak Temple: Morning visit to the Temple of Karnak, built over more than a thousand years by generations of Pharaohs. The great “Hypostyle Hall” is an incredible forest of giant pillars, covering an area larger than the whole of Notre Dame Cathedral.

Lunch: Lunch on board. Afternoon tea: Afternoon tea on board. Luxor Temple: This afternoon your Egyptologist will guide you on a tour of the East Bank of Luxor, to visit the strikingly graceful Temple of Luxor dedicated to the god Amun. Dinner: Gourmet menu on board.

Overnight: On board in Luxor.

Breakfast: Breakfast buffet on board.

Karnak Temple: Morning visit to the Temple of Karnak, built over more than a thousand years by generations of Pharaohs. The great “Hypostyle Hall” is an incredible forest of giant pillars, covering an ar...more


Sanctuary Sun Boat IV 8 Days Aswan-Aswan + Abu Simbel Excursion by Flight

Day 5

Early morning sailing to Dendera

Breakfast: Breakfast buffet on board.

Denderah: Visit the Ptolemaic Temple of Goddess Hathor in Denderah. This wonderfully preserved temple complex is a rare sight to behold, complete with a massive stone roof, dark chambers, underground passages and towering columns inscribed with hieroglyphs. The main Temple of Hathor is almost intact. Hathor was the goddess of pleasure and of love, usually represented as a cow, or a woman with a cow’s head. She was the beneficent deity of maternal and family love, of beauty and light; the Greeks associated her with Aphrodite.

Dinner: Gourmet menu on board.

Overnight: On board in Luxor.

Early morning sailing to Dendera

Breakfast: Breakfast buffet on board.

Denderah: Visit the Ptolemaic Temple of Goddess Hathor in Denderah. This wonderfully preserved temple complex is a rare sight to behold, complete with a ...more


Sanctuary Sun Boat IV 8 Days Aswan-Aswan + Abu Simbel Excursion by Flight

Day 6

Early sailing Sail to Edfu

Edfu Temple: This afternoon, explore the largest and most completely preserved Pharaonic – albeit Greek-built – temple in Egypt, the extraordinary Temple of Horus at Edfu. Lunch: Lunch will be served on board while sailing to Edfu. Afternoon Tea: Afternoon tea on board, and sunset sailing to Kom Ombo. Dinner: Tonight’s dinner on board will be an “Egyptian Night” costume party for all guests, with a chance to dress up in traditional Egyptian “galabeyas”. Dinner will be a lavish buffet of Egyptian specialties, followed by oriental music and dancing for everyone.

Overnight: On board in Kom Ombo.

Early sailing Sail to Edfu

Edfu Temple: This afternoon, explore the largest and most completely preserved Pharaonic – albeit Greek-built – temple in Egypt, the extraordinary Temple of Horus at Edfu. Lunch: Lunch will be served on board while...more


Sanctuary Sun Boat IV 8 Days Aswan-Aswan + Abu Simbel Excursion by Flight

Day 7

Breakfast: Breakfast buffet on board.

Sailing to Aswan

Lunch on board: While you cruise to Aswan.

Felucca Ride: In the afternoon (weather permitting) take a ride on a felucca, a typical Egyptian sail boat, around Elephantine Island, Lord Kitchener’s Botanical Gardens, and the Agha Khan Mausoleum (life jackets will be provided).

Afternoon tea: Enjoy your afternoon tea served in the lounge. Dinner: Tonight’s farewell dinner will be a gala dinner (jacket required), with white-gloved waiters serving gourmet cuisine.

Overnight: On board in Aswan.

Breakfast: Breakfast buffet on board.

Sailing to Aswan

Lunch on board: While you cruise to Aswan.

Felucca Ride: In the afternoon (weather permitting) take a ride on a felucca, a typical Egyptian sa...more


Sanctuary Sun Boat IV 8 Days Aswan-Aswan + Abu Simbel Excursion by Flight

Day 8

Breakfast buffet on board and check out.

 
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