Ankh 1 Sailing Program

Esna to Aswan
6 Days / 5 nights

Need something new other than standard Nile cruise Ships, which takes you to the same historical places plus much more, you can join us onboard, and we can take you for places untouched by big touristic groups and still keeping the secrets of Egyptian styles and natural life. Boat leaves from Edfu towards Aswan in a quietly trip, no much people or crowd

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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6 days / 5 nights

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Day 1: Check in – Esna

Upon arrival to Esna we will visit Khnum (Khnoum) temple, the temple was dedicated to Khnum, Neith and Heka, and other gods. The temple was built during the Ptolemaic period. Later we embark our cruise sandal Ankh I and have lunch onboard enjoying the clear views of Nile. Then we start sailing south in our way to Aswan
Dinner and overnight board.

Day 2: Edfu Temple – Jebel Silsila

Breakfast onboard and sail south to Edfu where we will explore the Temple of Horus in Edfu, we will use horse drawn carriage to get to the temple. This Ptolemaic temple is the most complete and best-preserved temple in Egypt. It was constructed between 237 BC and 57 BC on top of the remains of earlier temples. The reliefs that cover the walls, columns, and doorways of the temple considered an extremely important source of information about ancient Egyptian religious and political thought.
Return back to sailing sandal using horse drawn carriage and continue sailing, later we will have a chance to walk in the hills between the river Nile and the desert on the left bank, to the quarries of the Pharaonic era in the mountains of Jebel Silsila.
Dinner and overnight onboard

Day 3: Hormoheb

After breakfast our Sandal will sail to south and moor at Jabel El Selsila to explore the coronation hall of Horemheb, the last pharaoh who reigned in the eighteenth dynasty. In the evening we will have a wonderful barbecue around the Temple, a once in a lifetime experience.
Dinner and overnight onboard

Day 4: Kom Ombo – Daraw

We resume our navigation on the Nile peacefully till we reach a Nile overlooking temple “Kom Ombo temple” and start exploration of the area. The site of Kom Ombo contains the Ptolemaic Temple of Sobek and Haroeris (Herwer), as well as a smaller Roman period temple to Hathor, and a Nilometer.
The Temple of Haroeris and Sobek is noted for its symmetrical construction: two entrances, two sanctuaries, and a line of symmetry that divides the temple into the domains of Haroeris and Sobek. The worship of Sobek, the crocodile god, is an example of the manner in which the Egyptians turned dangerous creatures into protectors. Sacred crocodiles were kept at the temple here, and mummified and buried after death. Along the inside of the outer wall are images thought to be connected with Egyptian medicine, including what appear to be birthing chairs and a series of surgical instruments. A few of the three-hundred crocodile mummies discovered in the vicinity are displayed in The Crocodile Museum in the site.
Later we may have a chance to visit the Camels market of Daraw, then returning through the gardens and palm trees.
Dinner and overnight onboard of Ankh 1 Sandal

Day 5: Koubanaya – Aswan

Continue sailing towards Aswan, Later we start to explore the Nubian villages. Encounters with the fellahs, have tea and breakfast and walk between the painted homes. We walk up to Koubanya. Later we continue sailing and arrive to Aswan
Dinner and overnight onboard

Day 5: Aswan – Check out

Disembarkation after breakfast, and go for an exploration tour in Aswan highlight including Aswan High Dam, the engineering miracle during 1960s.
Next, proceed to the granite quarries which supplied the ancient Egyptians with most of the hard stone used in pyramids and temples. The quarries still hold the Unfinished Obelisk. One of the most famous stones left behind it would be taller than any known obelisk ever raised.
Out tour continue to visit Agilika island by motor boat, the island includes ISIS temple one of the greatest Temples in Egypt, also we will see on the island The Kiosk of Trajan, the Chapel of Osiris, The Temple of Horus, The Temple of Hathor, The Gateway of Tiberius, the Gateway of Diocletian, and the Temple of Augustus.

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

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Round trip transfers for every 4 persons reservation
Aswan/Sandal – Edfu/Luxor

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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    Free Transfers

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    Aswan/Sandal – Edfu/Luxor

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