Ankh 1 Sailing Program

Aswan to Esna
4 Days / 3 nights

Sailing beside the river banks from Aswan to Esna with Ankh 1 sandal, outfitted in oriental and Egyptian touches to get the original Egyptian atmosphere. While boat relaxed sailing using the big sail, you will be inspired by green fields frequented by rare exotic birds and natural life, you will explore some sites best reached with our Sandal.

During our sailing trip, on some days we will enjoy walking between the cultivated land for 2 hours per day (1 hour after breakfast and 1 before the tea time).

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Sailing Duration

4 days / 3 nights

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Optional Sightseeing






Day 01: Check in – Aswan

Embarkation before lunch, and visit Aswan highlights, including visits to the High Dam, temple of Philae and Unfinished Obelisk. Evening free time onboard in Aswan and overnight onboard in Aswan

Day 02: Aswan – Kom Ombo

Breakfast onboard and enjoy the worm and sunny Aswan atmosphere.
Later, sailing during lunch to the north, enjoying the landscape and taking knowledge about the farmer’s life in Egypt. Arrival to Daraw, visit the village and the local market, if the time permit we may visit the camel market using the local transportation, continue to visit Temple of Sobek and Haroeris in Kom Ombo (also known as Kom Ombo Temple) which was built during the Graeco-Roman period (332 BC AD 395). The temple is unique because it is in fact a double temple, dedicated to Sobek the crocodile god, and Horus the falcon-headed god. The layout combines two temples in one with each side having its own gateways and chapels. After our visit, we board our boat again and continue sailing
Dinner and overnight onboard

Day 03: Jabel El Silsila – Fawaza – Edfu

Have fresh breakfast onboard and sailing north to Jabel el silsila, the place which was used as a major query site from at least the 18th Dynasty to Greco-Roman times, then sail on the river with our Ankh to visit the temple of Hormoheb on the west bank and continue to Fawaza, a small village south of Edfu. Continue sailing towards Edfu.
Dinner and overnight inboard

Day 04: Edfu – Esna – Check out

Breakfast onboard and visit Edfu Temple, which known also as Horus temple in Edfu, the temple considered the best-preserved cult temple in Egypt. It was built during the Ptolemaic era from 237 to 57 BC.
The temple exactly reflects traditional pharaonic architecture and provides a very good sample of how all the temples once looked. The temple considered the second largest in Egypt after Karnak Temple.
Continue sailing to Esna and disembarkation in Esna

End of program

Sailing schedule is subject to change without prior notice due to navigational circumstances, but all sites will be maintained

Transfer from Aswan to Nile Sandal and from Esna to Luxor is available upon request

During our sailing trip, on some days we will enjoy walking between the cultivated land for 2 hours per day (1 hour after breakfast and 1 before the tea time).

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