Aswan essentials, Abu Simbel and a felucca cruise

Duration: 4 days / 3 nights
Fitness Level: Moderate

The tour starts with sailing in the archipelago on board your private felucca around tropical-like islands. During the day, you will visit the Botanical Garden, the Monastery of St. Simeon (on camels) and the Tombs of the Nobles.

A light picnic lunch and an afternoon tea will be served on board. You will end the day with a Nubian dinner full of exotic taste. The dinner will be followed by a drum show performed by the locals around a campfire on the Glory of Nubia private island. Feel free to join the dance!

On the second day you will visit Philae Temple and Abu Simbel (departure to Abu Simbel with the 10:30 convoy). You will be back in Aswan at about 19:00. Dinner will be served around a campfire.

You will spend the first and second nights in a private tent on the island. Alternatively, you can choose to sleep on your private felucca.

The third day starts at dawn with camel trekking on the hilltops of Aswan to watch the spectacular sunrise over the Nile River (optional tour). Then you will join the felucca to continue sailing downstream towards Daraw.

A journey in a felucca is full of adventures. You will have the possibility to visit historic sites on the Nile banks, meet peasants, enjoy Nubian meals prepared in front of you by the crew, or sing and dance around campfires. For those seeking relaxation, you will have enough time to lie back on your mattress, watch life on the Nile banks pass you by, read a book or just listen to the sound of the birds and wind. You will have the entire felucca at your private disposal. You will spend the third night sleeping on board the felucca.

On the fourth day you will disembark after breakfast and be transferred to Luxor in a private minivan. You can visit Kom Ombo and Edfu temples on your own (entrance fees not included). Alternatively, you can choose to return back to Aswan after disembarkation.

Camping, felucca sailing, guided tours with a qualified Egyptologist, entrance fees of sites mentioned in the program, meals including water and soft drinks, Nubian shows and private transfer to Luxor.

Price is per person and depends on the number of persons in your group and the date of visit.

Start Date End Date 2 3 4 5-6 7-13
01-feb-2017 20-dec-2017 481 US$ 464 US$ 392 US$ 370 US$ 324 US$