Sobek

Sobek

€ 1 470
12 Days / 11 Nights Duration (approx.) Luxor / Cairo Start/End Point EN - FR - DE Language Saturday Frequency

Overview

Take advantage of your cruise in a timeless setting to discover Egypt and its cultural highlights thanks to the many excursions included.
Navigating the longest river in the world, to discover a captivating civilization, is a unique sensation, a permanent spectacle along the water.
A quality stay.
There is something mystical about the Nile, aboard this exceptional cruise will allow you to discover Egypt in a different light with breathtaking views!


Itinerary

  • 1

    Arrival - Luxor

    On arrival in Luxor, welcome at the airport and assistance with entry formalities. Transfer to your boat and meeting with your Egyptologist guide. Installation then dinner and overnight on board

  • 2

    Luxor

    Breakfast on board, then start of visits to the southern part of ancient Thebes, where the temples of Karnak and Luxor are located. The two temples are connected by a dromos, a long path lined with sphinxes, and are dedicated to Amun. The three-walled temple of Karnak is itself part of the Karnak religious complex, a complex that includes the ruins of other temples, buildings, and pylons. Its construction and subsequent modifications spanned over 2,000 years. The Luxor Temple, erected in the 14th century BC. AD under the reign of Amenhotep III was also modified later by Ramses II, who added six monumental statues and two obelisks. Lunch, dinner and overnight on board. In the evening optional sound and light show at Karnak temple

  • 3

    Luxor / Esna

    Breakfast, then visit to the necropolis of Thebes on the west bank of the Nile, followed by the Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens, where the tombs of many New Kingdom pharaohs are located, as well as their families and nobles in favor. . The visits continue with the Colossi of Memnon, the last vestiges of the temple of Amenhotep III and Deir el Bahari, the funeral temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Carved into the rock in the mountain of Thebes, this temple with three terraces built in -1455 is both harmonious and modern and although dedicated to the god Amon, there are also chapels of Anubis and Hathor, the protective goddess. women: Nothing surprising, since Hatchepsout, one of the four Pharaohs to have ruled Egypt, is considered "the first great woman whose name has been preserved in history". After the visits return to the boat for lunch and navigation to Esna. The passage of the lock will be done at the end of the day, and will be marked by a fancy dress evening "Galabia Party" with dinner and overnight on board

  • 4

    Esna / Edfu / Kom Ombo

    After a breakfast on board the navigation continues to Edfu. On arrival, you will enjoy a carriage excursion to the temple of Edfu, further inland. This temple of the falcon god Horus is both the largest temple of the Ptolemy dynasty and the second largest sanctuary in Egypt after Karnak. Inside, the intact paintings, inscriptions and reliefs make it the best-preserved temple in Egypt. Return to the boat and up the river to Kom Ombo. Visit of the temple of Kom-Ombo, dedicated to the gods Sobek and Haroeris. Erected on a hill by three Ptolemies, the temple is surrounded by a surrounding wall covered with reliefs. Inside, the space is divided into two parts: the northern one dedicated to Haroéris the hawk-headed god and the southern one to Sobek, the crocodile god. Return to the boat and navigation to Aswan. Dinner and overnight on board

  • 5

    Aswan

    Breakfast on board, then visit of the unfinished obelisk. The Aswan region provided the stone blocks for the pyramids, statues and colossi built by the pharaohs. In the granite quarry you will find the largest obelisk known to date (41.75m). Continuation with the discovery of the high dam and the temple of Isis on the island of Philaé. Begun by Pharaoh Nectanebo I during the XXX Dynasty and completed by the Romans, it is the main sanctuary dedicated to Isis. After the visits, walk in a felucca around Elephantine Island, which once served as a fortress, to discover the local shops. Dinner and overnight on board. In the evening optional sound and light show at the temple of Philaé

  • 6

    Aswan

    Breakfast and free morning in town. Optional excursion by coach or plane to visit the temples of Abu Simbel, built by Ramses II. Return to Aswan for lunch and free time in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight on board

  • 7

    Aswan / Luxor

    Breakfast and day of navigation towards Luxor via Kom-Ombo, Edfu and Esna. Dinner and overnight on board

  • 8

    Luxor / Cairo

    Breakfast and lunch on board, then transfer to Luxor airport for flight to Cairo on arrival transfer to hotel and installation, meeting with your Egyptologist guide. Dinner and overnight at the hotel

  • 9

    Cairo / Alexandria / Cairo

    In the morning, departure by coach for the wonderful city of Alexandria (230 km - approximately 2h30 drive), bordered by the Mediterranean Sea. During this day, several visits are organized The Catacombs of Kom El Choqafa: carved out of the rock in the 1st and 2nd century AD. there are more than 300 tombs spread over three levels. The fort of Quait Bey: port castle built on the site of the famous Lighthouse of Alexandria, which collapsed in the 14th century. Visit of the large Library: founded at the beginning of the 3rd century BC, it became the largest universal library and brought together more than 700,000 works. Visit of the Archaeological Museum of the Library. Lunch during the visit. at the end of the day, return to Cairo. Dinner and overnight at the hotel

  • 10

    Sakkara / Memphis / Giza

    After breakfast, departure for the site of Sakkarah and Memphis, the step pyramid of Djoser, erected in 2700 BC. JC After lunch in a typical restaurant, you enter the world of "Absolute Greatness": the Giza plateau, symbol of Ancient Egypt with its pyramids: Cheops, the largest of the pyramids and the last of the 7 wonders of world, Khephren and his temple of pink granite and Menkaure bordered by the pyramids of the queens, all guarded by the famous Sphinx of Giza, the largest monolithic sculpture in the world. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. Optional sound and light evening in Giza

  • 11

    Cairo

    Breakfast at the hotel then visit of the famous National Museum, one of the richest in the world, in the heart of Cairo. Lunch in town and visit of Islamic Cairo with its thousand minarets, the souks of Khan el Khalili, followed by the Citadel with the mosque of Mohamed Ali. Return to the hotel then dinner and night

  • 12

    Cairo - End of Tour

    After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Cairo airport and return flight


Price Per Person

From Till Single Double Triple Family
02/10/2021 30/04/2022 € 1 990 € 1 470 - -
The Price Includes
  • The accommodation as mentioned in the program
  • The transportation by an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Full Board starting by the Breakfast of day 2 till Breakfast of day end
  • Lunch at Local restaurants during the visits
  • Private Local Egyptologist Guide for the historical sites in Cairo and Alexandria
  • Group Local Egyptologist Guide for the historical sites between Aswan and Luxor
  • Entrance fees
  • All Taxes and services Charge
The Price does not Include
  • The International and/or Domestic flight Tickets
  • All Extras and Personal Expenses
  • The Optional Excursions and visits
  • The Visa Entry for Egypt
  • The Entry ticket inside the pyramids
  • The Travel Insurance
  • Beverages
  • Tipping

Children Policy
  • Child up to 2 years old totally free of charge
  • Child between 2 and 5.99 years old pay 50% of adult rate
  • Child between 6 and 11.99 years old pay 75% of adult rate
  • Child 12+ years old is considered as adult person and pay same rate
  • Children policy will be applied to children who share rooms with 2 Adults, maximum one child sharing the 2 adults' accommodation

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