Nilebreeze Felucca River Cruise

Difficulty Level
Easy
Languages
English
Destination
Egypt
$
305
17
-
$
976
56
/ Group
Trusted local partner
Nanook T
Short Version
The journey usually starts from Luxor to Aswan or vice versa. It takes about 3 days to sail from Edfu to Aswan. Depending on our guests’ time constraint, other options are also available upon request. Sailing on the Nile is a wonderful experience. It combines serenity, relaxation and comfort with adventure, exploration and history.
 
Highlights
  • The Nile River
  • Luxor
  • Temple of Kom Ombo
What you can expect
The trip is also very informative; guests can see first-hand Egypt’s history, from ancient civilization all the way through to present-day agricultural and fishing villages that still thrive along the Nile.

Guests decide for themselves what they want to do and see. A choice of temples, archeological sites, monasteries and small villages are all available to choose from according to one’s preferences.

Itinerary
We present points of Interest instead of itinerary

The modern Egyptian village of Esna, which was ancient Iunyt or Ta-senet (from which the Coptic Sne and Arabic Isna derive), was built in the area of ancient Latopolis and is the site of a major temple dedicated to the god Khnum. Under the Greeks and Romans, the city became the capital of the Third Nome of Upper Egypt. Besides Khnum, the temple was dedicated to several other deities, the most prominent of whom were Neith and Heka.

Esna is located about fifty kilometers south of Luxor. The temple now stands in the middle of the modern town at a level about nine meters below that of the surrounding grounds. Some blocks of the earlier 18th Dynasty structure are preserved. The present structure dates to the Greek and Roman period and is one of the latest temples to have been built by the ancient Egyptians.

The Temple of Horus in Edfu (also known as the Temple of Edfu) is considered the best-preserved cult temple in Egypt. This partly because it was built later than most: in the Ptolemaic era from 237 to 57 BC.

Gebel Silsila is the name given to a rocky gorge between Kom Ombo and Edfu where the River Nile narrows and high sandstone cliffs come right down to the water’s edge. There was probably a series of rapids here in ancient times, dangerous to navigate, which naturally formed a frontier between the regions of Elephantine (Aswan) and Edfu. In Pharaonic times the river here was known as Khennui, the ‘place of rowing’.

The Dandara complex is one of the best-preserved temple enclosures in Egypt. Its huge temenos wall contains two monumental gates enclosing the main temple dedicated to the goddess Hathor, the small temple of Isis, two mammisi and a ruined Coptic church.

The Ptolemies have constructed the Temple of Kom Ombo for the worship of two gods, Sobek; the Crocodile god, and Horus, the falcon god. This is why the complex mainly consists of two parallel temples with all the traditional components of such ancient Egyptian religious structures are present in the two temples.

Aswan is the smallest of the three major tourist cities on the Nile. Being the furthest south of the three, it has a large population of Nubian people, mostly resettled from their homeland in the area flooded by Lake Nasser. Aswan is the home of many granite quarries from which most of the Obelisks seen in Luxor were sourced. Aswan was the ancient Egyptians’ gateway to Africa.

Included
  • Full board and non-alcoholic drinks
  • All applicable taxes
Not included
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Tickets for sightseeing
  • Guide for sightseeing
  • Transfer to/from the boat
 
Nanook Experience Category:
Boat trip
History
Local Culture
Sailing
Sightseeing
Nanook Package Type:
Day Tour package
Two days package
Weekend package
Vacation package
Rates
Activity Name
Per
Price
Entire Felucca (up to 8 pax)/nightGroup
$
976
56
Entire Felucca (up to 4 pax)/nightGroup
$
732
42
Lunch & sailing (2 hours)Group
$
305
17
Sunrise breakfast & sailing (2 hours)Group
$
305
17
Add-ons
Extra services, gear, food etc
Per
Price
Guide (per day) – Optional
$
73
24
Transfer (Luxor – Edfu) one way
$
122
07
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