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Enjoy a wonderful 7-day Felucca Cruise from Aswan down to Esna. Embark on a captivating adventure with our 7 Day Felucca Cruise from Aswan to Esna. Immerse yourself in the timeless allure of the Nile River and explore the hidden treasures that adorn its banks. Join us for a unique sailing experience that combines relaxation, discovery, and the opportunity to delve into the ancient wonders and cultural heritage of Egypt.
Begin your 7-day felucca cruise in the vibrant city of Aswan, where you will board our traditional sailing boat and set off on a tranquil voyage up the legendary Nile River. As you gently glide along the water, you’ll be enchanted by the breathtaking scenery, from picturesque palm groves to ancient temples lining the riverbanks.
Explore the beautiful Temple of Philae in Aswan. Find out how the Egyptians sell and buy camels at the Camel Market. Visit the twin temple of Kom Ombo and the sandstone quarry of Gabal Al-Silsilah where they cut their stones to build their massive temples. Discover the most intact temple in Egypt, Edfu Temple. Explore the impressive tombs of El-Kab and the fabulous Esna Temple.
Join us on this extraordinary 7 Day Felucca Cruise from Aswan to Esna and let us transport you to a realm of ancient wonders, natural splendor, and cultural immersion. Book your cruise today and embark on an unforgettable voyage along the Nile, where history and enchantment unite to create an experience beyond compare.
699 USD per person in a group (2-16) people.
1190 USD per single traveler (Traveling alone).
Please keep in mind that slight changes might occur due to circumstances beyond our control.
Arrival at Aswan Airport/Railway. Meet with your guide to commence your 7-day felucca cruise itinerary.
Explore the highlights of the beautiful City of Aswan such as the High Dam, one of the great engineering feats of the 1960s. Then proceed to the beautiful Temple of Isis at Philae Island. This temple was built during the Greco-Roman era and, was dedicated to Isis, goddess of Love and Magic in ancient Egypt. You will end your tour at the granite quarry of the Unfinished Obelisk.
Transfer to your Felucca Nile cruise to set sail.
Visit the famous Camel Market (every Saturday and Sunday). Daraw has one of the largest camel markets in Egypt. Most of the camels come in caravans from Sudan’s Darfur and Kordofan along the Darb Al Arba’een (Forty Days Rd) to just north of Abu Simbel before being trucked to Daraw. It is a picturesque sight and fascinating to see the trading; sometimes there are as many as 2000 camels. Set sail to Kom Ombo to overnight there.
Breakfast then visit the twin Temple of Horus and Sobek together with the Crocodile Museum in Kom Ombo. Kom Ombo Temple was built over the ruined temple of the New Kingdom. The temple began during the time of Ptolemy V and was completed by the time of Emperor Tiberius. The emperors Domitian, Caracalla, and others added to the temple. So it took about 400 years to finish.
Back to your felucca cruise to set sail to Gabel El-Silsilah.
Today, your 7-day felucca cruise itinerary takes you to the sandstone quarry of Gabal El-Silsilah. Witness how the ancient Egyptian workers cut their rocks to build their massive temple around Egypt. Explore the rock-cut temple of Horemheb at the Quarry.
Set Sail to Edfu to overnight there.
Take a horse and carriage to visit the most intact temple in Egypt, the Temple of Horus in Edfu. It is one of the most beautiful temples built during the Greco-Roman period. The Temple of Edfu is fully inscribed with reliefs and hieroglyphs on its exterior and interior walls.
Back to your Felucca cruise to set sail to El-Kab. Overnight in El-Kab.
Breakfast then visit the tombs of El-Kab which were built during the early New Kingdom period to narrate the exploits of the liberation wars against the Hyksos. The El-Kab Tombs are a significant archaeological site that offers a glimpse into ancient Egyptian burial practices. These tombs, dating back to the Pharaonic period, feature well-preserved decorations and reliefs that provide valuable insights into the religious beliefs and daily life of the ancient Egyptians. Exploring the El-Kab Tombs allows you to appreciate the artistry and symbolism of ancient Egyptian funerary traditions in an authentic and historically rich setting.
Back to your Felucca Cruise to Set Sail to Esna. Enjoy your last night of your 7-day felucca cruise itinerary.
Breakfast then disembarkation. Visit the beautiful Temple of Esna which was built during the Greco-Roman Era. This well-preserved temple is dedicated to the ram-headed god Khnum, who was believed to be the creator of human bodies and the lord of fertility. The temple’s beautifully carved reliefs and colorful hieroglyphs provide a captivating glimpse into ancient Egyptian mythology and religious practices, making it a must-visit destination for history enthusiasts and culture seekers.
You will end of your 7-day felucca cruise itinerary with a transfer to Luxor to Esna Railway.