Journey through the Nile: 8-Day Felucca Cruise from Aswan to Luxor

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Journey through the Nile: An 8-Day Felucca Cruise from Aswan to Luxor

Journey through the Nile: An 8-Day Felucca Cruise from Aswan to Luxor. This 8-day Felucca Cruise itinerary is designed for travelers who want to experience the beauty and history of Egypt from a unique perspective – aboard a felucca, a traditional Egyptian sailboat. The 8-day Felucca Cruise takes you from Aswan to Luxor, allowing you to explore some of the most famous temples, tombs, and landmarks along the Nile River.

Starting in Aswan, you will visit the Aswan High Dam and the Philae Temple before embarking on your felucca cruise and setting sail down the Nile. The 8-day Felucca Cruise package includes stops at several ancient temples, including the Temple of Kom Ombo, the Temple of Edfu, and the Temple of Gebel el-Silsila. You will also have the opportunity to visit the small towns and villages along the way, meeting the locals and learning about their way of life.

As you continue your journey, you’ll explore the historic towns of El Kab and Esna before arriving in Luxor, the site of many famous temples and tombs. Here, you’ll visit the Luxor Temple, the Karnak Temple, and the Valley of the Kings, where many pharaohs were buried.

Overall, this itinerary offers the perfect blend of relaxation, history, and adventure, allowing you to experience the best of Egypt’s ancient wonders in a unique and unforgettable way.

Price from:

790 USD per person in a group from (2-16 people).

1345 USD per single traveler (Traveling alone).

Please keep in mind that slight changes might occur due to circumstances beyond our control.

Price Includes

  • Meet & assist service upon arrival and departure
  • All transfers as per itinerary by air-conditioned vehicles
  • All entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • 21 meals: 07 breakfasts, 07 lunches, and 07 dinners
  • Felucca sailboat for 07 nights
  • Licensed Egyptologist tour guide
  • All service charges and local taxes

Price Excludes

  • Gratuities
  • Drinks and personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Domestic flights

Children Policy

  • Children from 0 – 5 years are free of charge
  • Children from 6 – 11 years get 50% off
  • Children from 12 years are considered adults
Highlights of this Journey through the Nile: 8-Day Felucca Cruise from Aswan to Luxor
  • Visiting the beautiful Philae Temple, located on an island in the Nile River
  • Discovering the Temple of Kom Ombo and the Temple of Edfu, two of the best-preserved temples in Egypt
  • Sailing down the Nile on a traditional felucca, a unique and relaxing way to experience the beauty of the river
  • Stopping at small villages and towns along the way to meet the locals and learn about their way of life
  • Exploring the Temple of Gebel el-Silsila, an ancient quarry where many of the stones used to construct the temples and buildings in ancient Egypt were sourced
  • Exploring the Karnak Temple, a massive complex of temples and chapels dedicated to the gods Amun, Mut, and Khonsu
  • Exploring the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut, a beautiful temple dedicated to one of Egypt's few female pharaohs.
Journey through the Nile: 8-Day Felucca Cruise from Aswan to Luxor

Day 1Philae Temple, High Dam and the Unfinished Obelisk

Arrival at Aswan Airport/Railway. Meet with your guide to commence your 8-day felucca cruise from Aswan to Luxor 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.

Day 2Camel Market

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. 

Day 3Kom Ombo Temple & Crocodile Museum

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.

Enjoy a short visit to the Crocodile Museum before returning back to your felucca cruise to set sail to Gabel El-Silsilah

Day 4Gabal El-Silsilah Sandstone Quarry

Today, your 8-day felucca cruise from Aswan to Luxor itinerary takes you to visit the sandstone quarry of Gabal El-Silsilah to 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.

Day 5Edfu Temple

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.

Return back to your Felucca cruise to set sail to El-Kab. Overnight in El-Kab.

Day 6Tombs of 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.

Return back to your Felucca Cruise to Set Sail to Esna. Overnight in Esna.

Day 7Esna Temple - Luxor

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.

Return back to your felucca cruise to set sail to Luxor. Enjoy the final night of your 8-day felucca cruise package from Aswan to Luxor.

Day 8End of your 8-day Felucca cruise from Aswan to Luxor

Disembarkation and visit the magnificent tombs of the Valley of the Kings, the unique Temple of Hatshepsut and the Colossi of Memnon on the west bank of Luxor. 

Enjoy your lunch at a local restaurant, then proceed to explore the massive Karnak Temple and the majestic Luxor Temple. Both temples were dedicated to Amun, Mut and Khonsu, the Theban Triad.

Conclude your 8-day Felucca cruise from Aswan to Luxor itinerary with a transfer to your hotel in Luxor or to Luxor Airport.