Aswan to Luxor on SB Feddya
On board the Mövenpick sailing boat Feddya
Live in luxury on this modern version of a traditional Egyptian sailing boat. With only four suites onboard, each with a dedicated butler, you will feel like a Pharaoh as you experience the highlights of Ancient Egypt.
DAY 1 – Aswan
Embark in the morning. Lunch and dinner on board. Stay onboard overnight near Aswan Bridge.
DAY 2 – Aswan
After breakfast and lunch on board, visit the High Dam. Prepare yourself for a particularly overwhelming sightseeing experience. At over 3.6 km long, the Aswan High Dam is truly impressive. Next, see the Temple of Philae, dedicated to the goddess Isis. The temple is located in a beautiful setting, landscaped to match the original site of the temple which was relocated by UNESCO after the building of the Aswan Dam threatened the site.
Stay onboard overnight at Aswan.
DAY 3 – Aswan to El Sheikh Fadl Island
A pleasant day of sailing. Stay onboard overnight at El Sheikh Fadl Island.
DAY 4 – El Sheikh Fadl Island to Gabal El Selsela
The ship sails to Kom Ombo, where a visit is made to the Temple of Kom Ombo. Dedicated to two gods, the temple has two identical entrances, hypostyle halls and sanctuaries. Built on an outcrop at a bend in the Nile where crocodiles used to gather in ancient times, the temple is a testament to the importance Ancient Egyptian priests placed in the natural cycles and crocodiles of the Nile. Visit the temple to see mummified crocodiles, clay coffins and spectacular reliefs on the walls.
The ship sails for and overnights at Gabal El Selsela.
DAY 5 – Gabal El Selsela to El Hegz Island
Enjoy a visit to the Temple of Horus at Edfu. The well-preserved temple is the second biggest temple in Egypt. Inspect the impressive hieroglyphs.
Lunch will be onboard, then the ship sails for El Kab. Visit El Kab, a long-established archeaological site, with remains of sandstone temples.
The ship sails for and overnights at El Hegz Island.
DAY 6 – El Hegz Island to Luxor
The ship sails for Esna and then Luxor, where it will stay overnight.
DAY 7 – Luxor
On the west bank, visit the Valley of the Kings, the ancient burial ground of many of Egypt's New Kingdom rulers. There, you will find Tutankhamen's tomb which was discovered almost intact in 1922 and the tomb of Ramses IV. Then to the Temple of Hatshepsut, which sits majestically under massive cliffs, and is dedicated to Amon-Ra, the sun god. Temple reliefs depict the tale of the divine birth of Hatshepsut.
Return to the ship for lunch. In the afternoon, visit the Karnak Temple complex. Around thirty different pharaohs contributed to building this site, enabling it to reach a size, complexity and diversity not seen elsewhere. It was the New Kingdom's most sacred site. Next go to the Temple of Luxor. It is incredibly rich with details of the past, with stories told of the pharaohs' exploits on the pillars, obelisks and walls.
Return to the ship for dinner. Stay onboard overnight at Luxor.
DAY 8 – Luxor
Breakfast on board, then disembark.
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