Cultural luxury trip with Lake Nasser sailing cruise – KOPIE

12 days from SFr. 4’860.-

12-day luxury culture trip including a sailing trip on Lake Nasser

This 12-day Egypt tour is not only a unique experience through the Nile Valley, but also a journey into the earliest past to the present of Egyptian history. On the way from Cairo to Upper Egypt you will be enchanted again and again by the splendor of the pharaohs and gods. Around Lake Nasser you will discover crocodiles and other wildlife and you will admire historical temples and cities worth seeing. Don’t miss this chance and book this unforgettable luxury cultural tour including a sailing trip on Lake Nasser.

Our experts on Egyptian history from the Universities of Cairo and Alexandria will accompany you on all archaeological expeditions.

This tour is only bookable in winter from October to April.

AdamTravel looks forward to taking you to the land of our hearts.


Travel program in detail

Day 1: Arrival in Egypt

Arrival in Cairo. Warm welcome at the airport in Cairo by our German-speaking travel companions. You will be transferred to your hotel in a private, air-conditioned vehicle. Our travel companion will help you check in and explain the travel program. The rest of the day can be used as freetime.

Day 2: Giza Pyramids, Egyptian Museum and city tour

Breakfast in the hotel. This first full day in Egypt, you are already dedicated to one of the most spectacular sights that this glorious country has to offer: The pyramids of Giza – Cheops, Chefren and Mykerinos. With one of our guides you will travel to this magical place. Lunch will be in a local restaurant. After lunch, drive back to Cairo to visit the Egyptian Museum. The Egyptian Museum houses over 120,000 pieces of pharaonic monuments as well as Tutankhamun’s brilliant collection. End the day with a stroll through the lively Khan El Khalili bazaar. Return to the hotel.

Day 3: Flight to Luxor and sightseeing in Thebes East

Your first domestic flight will take place today. After breakfast and check-out at the hotel, drive to Cairo Airport. The flight time from Cairo to Luxor is approximately one hour. Our German-speaking travel companion welcomes you in Luxor.

Immediately upon arrival, you will follow the traces of ancient Egypt in Thebes East: you will visit the temples of Karnak and Luxor. Then enjoy a delicious lunch in a local restaurant. Strengthened by the Egyptian delicacies, you drive to your hotel.

Overnight and dinner at the Winter Palace in Luxor.

Optional: The sound and light show takes place every evening in the Karnak Temple in Luxor. In the show you will learn more about the history of the temple as well as Luxor, the city that was the capital of Egypt in ancient times.

Day 4: Sightseeing of Thebes West

Your sightseeing tour through Thebes West starts after breakfast. In Thebes West there are some other very spectacular sights of ancient Egypt. You will be fascinated by the Valley of the Kings, the mortuary temple of Hatshepsut and the Colossi of Memnon – the two colossal ancient Egyptian statues from the 14th century BC standing side by side. After these many impressions, lunch in a local restaurant awaits you. Then drive back to your hotel in Luxor and enjoy a fine dinner.

Day 5: Edfu and Kom Ombo temples

You have breakfast in the hotel. Then we will accompany you to the temples of Edfu and Kom Ombo, south of Luxor. Explore the historic double temple in Kom Ombo. Then we continue with a visit to the Temple of Horus. Horus is considered in the mythology of ancient Egypt as the god of heaven, worlds and light. After lunch, continue to Aswan to your hotel.

Day 6: Sightseeing around Aswan

You will spend this day in and around Aswan. First, you will visit a monumental structure from the present: the dam of Lake Nasser. On the Nile you will board a boat that will take you to the island of Agilika. You will visit the Philae Temple, the temple of Isis, the goddess of love. You will have lunch in a cozy restaurant specializing in fish. Afterwards the transfer back to Aswan to your hotel.

Day 7: Embarkation on the sailing ship on Lake Nasser

You have now spent half of your journey by land. Today the adventure starts on the waterway. After you have finished your breakfast in the hotel, we will start the transfer towards the Nile. You go on board the SAI – the sailing ship on which you will spend the next five days. Before you start your sailing trip, visit the Beit el-Wali rock temple. The sanctuary was built under King Ramses II. During lunch, the ship goes to the temple of Kalabsha. During a break you have the opportunity to swim in the lake. Then it’s on to Khor Al Ghazal. First dinner and first night on board the SAI.

Day 8: Gerf Hussein - Abu Steta - Maria

The day starts early: you leave the ship at sunrise. At this time of the day, the gazelles and wild asses graze on the shores of the lake. Observe this natural spectacle during a morning walk. Back on the ship, continue with some worthwhile breaks to Wadi es-Sebua, in the area of Abu Sheta to the Nubian village of Maria on the west bank of Lake Nasser. If you want, you can still dive in the lake and refresh yourself wonderfully. Dinner and accommodation on Board.

Day 9: Wadi es-Sebua - Dakka - Mehraka

Breakfast on board. Today we will visit again some interesting sites on land: the rock temple in the forest of Wadi es-Sebua and the temples of Dakka and Mehraka. While you then enjoy the onward journey on the ship, you approach the Wadi Al Arab further south. Here you can take a bath break. Relax afterwards while the ship sails to Amada.

Day 10: Amada - Kasr Ibrim - Abu Simbel

This morning you will again have breakfast on the ship, during which you can watch the migratory birds on the shores of Lake Nasser. Then you disembark and drive to Amada. Once there, take in the temples of Amada and Ed Deir and visit the tomb of Pennut. As you continue on the SAI, you will see Kasr Ibrim. Kasr Ibrim is a city on a rocky hill, which was built in the first half of the 15th century BC. Was commissioned by the then reigning Queen Hatshepsut. Today Kasr Ibrim is a ruin site and can be seen as an island in the middle of Lake Nasser.

We continue to Abu Simbel. Along this stretch of the river you will pass numerous Nubian villages. Once in Abu Simbel, take a look at the famous temple of Ramses II and his wife Nefertari.

Optional: Let yourself be enchanted by the sound and light show in the temple of Abu Simbel.

There is dinner and the last night on your ship.

Day 11: Disembarkation in Abu Simbel and flight back to Cairo

In Abu Simbel you will enjoy your last breakfast on board the SAI. Your sailing trip ends here. After disembarkation, we will drive you to Abu Simbel Airport, where you will board the domestic flight to Cairo. Reception at the airport in Cairo and transfer to the hotel.

Day 12: journey home

Let yourself be pampered again with breakfast on this last morning in Egypt. According to your flight schedule, we will take you to the airport in Cairo. Our tour guide will assist you with the exit formalities. Remember to pack the last of the Egyptian sunshine and the warmth of the locals in your carry-on luggage before boarding your plane bound for home.

Realization of the trip at the indicated price with min. 2 persons. For less than 2 people there is an extra charge.

Please note: A change in hotel selection to a consistent category may occur at any time and without notice.

The price includes all international and domestic flights, transportation, accommodations and three meals per day.

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Accommodation options / hotels

Marriott Mena House
Sofitel Old Catract
Sofitel Winter Palace
SAI Dahabya sailing ship

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Services included
  • International flights with Egyptair or Swiss.
  • Reception and pick-up service by our travel companion at the airport.
  • Transfers in a private, air-conditioned vehicle, incl. free WiFi.
  • Excursions, visits and tickets according to the itinerary.
  • 3 nights at Mena House Hotel in Cairo.
  • Domestic flight from Cairo to Luxor.
  • 2 nights at the Winter Palace in Luxor. Classic room, garden view.
  • 2 nights at the Old Cataract Aswan Hotel. Luxury room.
  • 4 nights on the Sai Dahabiya sailing ship for the sailing trip on Lake Nasser. Main deck, with full board.
  • Domestic flight from Abu Simbel to Cairo.
  • Lunch during the excursions in Cairo, Luxor and Aswan.
  • All 3 meals every day are included.
  • One bottle of mineral water per day / per person.
  • German speaking private guide.
  • All service charges and local taxes.
    • Travel insurance / cancellation insurance on request.
    • Entry visa.
    • Sights not mentioned (e.g. Tutankhamen tomb in the Valley of the Kings, burial chamber of the pyramids of Giza & the sun barge of Cheops).
    • Optional excursions.
      Travel time
      • 12 days / 11 nights
      Start of trip every Tuesday

      Your travel advisor

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      Tarek Adam

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