Aswan is a land of beauty and charm, an icon of the Middle East, distinguished by its warm climate and rare plant islands. There are also rock Nile islands around the city, stretching from the high dam to the north of Edfu. Some Nubian villages and islands rely on farming and handmade items for a living, while others work in government.
Not only does the main city of Aswan have full services, but so do the surrounding islands, which have hospitals, schools, and transportation. Some of the islands are uninhabited because they are considered archaeological areas, such as the crocodile and elephantine islands, which were a region linking the south and north in trade between Egypt and the rest of Africa. Along with Luxor, Aswan is regarded the major entrance of southern Egypt and a significant economic source for the country.
With its stunning pyramids, huge temples, and the world-famous Nile river cruise, Egypt is a must-see destination. Egypt is a site worth visiting for all types of visitors; it is located on the north-eastern part of the African subcontinent. Egypt is primarily a tourist destination recognized for the iconic Pyramids of Giza, Egypt Nile Cruises, The Great Sphinx of Giza, and the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.
The greatest way to experience the Nile is on a luxury cruise that sails between the ancient sites of Aswan.
If you want to embark on a blue cruise, you should choose our conventional motor boat. Above all, we are concerned about the delight of our guests. The next generation blue cruise is being handled with respect. Our skilled crew has lofty goals. We ensure that our visitors will have a pleasant and unforgettable trip with us. So let's get together and plan your vacation!
Our boat is a brand-new yacht that debuted in 2022. It is 13.5 meters long and 5 meters wide.
All overnight felucca sailings with the huge felucca double-decked motor boat (support boat). There are two more bathrooms with showers on the support boat, as well as a fully equipped kitchen, a downstairs lounge/dining area with air conditioning and fans, and a covered sundeck with tables and chairs.
It can accommodate up to 24 people (sleeping provisions, life jackets and meals provided for overnight bookings, and life jackets provided for day trips) This amazing motor boat also has a fully equipped bathroom with a toilet, shower, and hand-basin. This is a new yacht that was recently finished (March 2022) and is now available for reservations. During the warmer months, mosquito nets are provided for overnight reservations.
The three-nights felucca sailing adventure begins at 2 p.m., when passengers meet the felucca crew on the Aswan Corniche for welcoming beverages and refreshments (of variety of chips, nuts and a fruit bowl).
After the passengers have finished their welcoming drinks, the felucca cruises down the Nile towards the Aswan Bridge. Guests may enjoy traditional felucca sailing while lying back and relaxing. Cold beverages, tea, and coffee can be purchased for a modest cost on the felucca while sailing and in between meals; however, visitors are invited to bring their own drinks and snacks.
Before arriving to the Aswan Bridge, guests are welcome to have tea, acquire henna tattoos, and/or smoke sheesha in a typical Nubian hamlet.
Following our tour to the Nubian Village, we set sail towards the Aswan Bridge, where we will spend the night. Dinner is subsequently provided, with all beverages included in the price. Guests can unwind after supper, or they can participate in the singing and dancing around the bonfire with the felucca crew. Following the bonfire celebrations, visitors are given clean pillows and blankets to sleep on.
Breakfast (drinks included) is provided between 7 and 8 a.m., and following breakfast, we leave sail again for Aswan. Again, while cruising and in between meals, cold beverages, tea, and coffee may be purchased on the felucca for a small cost.
The felucca sets off towards Kom Ombo Temple after breakfast on the second day.
Before arriving to Kom Ombo Temple, the felucca anchors on the Nile's sandy banks, where passengers can swim if they choose and where lunch will be provided. There is an option to acquire locally made man jewelry from neighboring villages when young lads set out the communities' items on the beach. There is no requirement to buy jewelry; it is only an option.
After lunch, the felucca returns to Kom Ombo Temple. The felucca anchors for the second night here, and as with the first night, visitors can either wind back and rest after supper or join in the singing and dancing around the bonfire. After these festivities, it's time for bed.
Breakfast is provided the next morning, followed by a tour to the Kom Ombo Temple, an ancient temple erected between 180 and 47 BC and devoted to two dieties, the falcon-headed god Horus and the crocodile-headed god Sobek.
Please keep in mind that this is not a guided tour. It is possible to arrange for a guide to speak to guests about the temple's history.
When we return to Aswan on the third day/night, we will anchor beneath the Aga Khan Mausoleum for the night, where supper will be given.
The next morning, after breakfast, visitors will board a motor boat to explore the Nubian Village, which features a variety of market-style stores where tourists may purchase traditional hand-made Nubian arts and crafts. Lunch will be provided at one of the typical Nubian eateries while in the Nubian Village.
Following lunch, board the motor boat and return to the Aswan Corniche, where the 3-night felucca sailing trip concludes.
The River Nile
The Nile River is the world's longest river, stretching approximately 4,258 miles (6,853 kilometers). It has two major tributaries: the White Nile, which is considered the prime stream and headwaters, and the Blue Nile, which carries approximately two-thirds of the river's volume.
The Nile River and its banks are home to a diverse range of animal life. Rhinos, African tigerfish (the "piranha of Africa"), Nile monitors, hippopotamuses, wildebeests, baboons, frogs, mongooses, turtles, tortoises, and over 300 bird species are among them. This includes the highest concentrations of little gulls and whiskered terns in the world.
Destinations to visit
Kom Ombo Temple
Kom Ombo, one of Ancient Egypt's most remarkable temples, was mostly constructed during the Ptolemaic Dynasty from 180 to 47 BCE, however there is evidence that it stood atop an older temple.
The temple is notable for its devotion to two distinct deities: the local crocodile-headed god Sobek and the Kingdom's first "god," the falcon-headed divinity Horus the Elder (also called Haroeris).
Apart from having a twin temple, the complex's layout is similar to that of the latter. One of the highlights of a visit to this temple is the Crocodile Museum, which displays some of the hundreds of mummified crocodiles unearthed nearby.
The Temple of Horus at Edfu
The Temple of Horus at Edfu is regarded as one of the most well-preserved Ancient Egyptian temples. The edifice was buried under over 40 feet (12 meters) of desert sand and Nile silt for 200 years, which helped to preserve it to near-perfection. The complex's biggest temple is devoted to Horus, one of Egypt's most prominent historic deities; sculptures of the falcon-headed god may be seen throughout.
Hatshepsut's funerary temple is regarded as a work of art in ancient building. Its three huge terraces rise above the desert bottom and into Deir el-cliffs. Bahari's The entire structure points across the Nile to the massive Eighth Pylon. The major east-west axis was used to welcome Amun-barque Re's during the Festival of the Valley's finale.
The Colossi of Memnon
The Colossi of Memnon are two massive sculptures of 18th Dynasty Pharaoh Amenhotep III that were initially built to protect his funeral temple on the Nile's western bank, opposite Luxor.
Two huge sculptures of Pharaoh Amenhotep III are among the most stunning sites in Luxor, Egypt, on the west bank of the Nile. They were erected to protect his funeral shrine and are believed to weigh 720 tons apiece. Archaeologists are still excavating the complex, which is one of the world's most important archaeological sites.
The Karnak temple
The Karnak temple, devoted to the deity Amon, his wife Mut, and their son Khonsu, is the grandest example of adoration in history. It was constructed between the commencement of the Middle Kingdom and the Graeco Roman Kingdom. Enjoy seeing Ramses II's Obelisk in front of the 1st Pilon. You will be returned to your hotel at the end of your trip.
The Luxor Temple was erected during the time of Ramses I, "The Magnificent," who governed Egypt during the calm and stable 18th Dynasty. It was devoted to the Theban triad: the mighty deity Amon-Ra, his wife Mut, and their son Khonsu. During the 19th Dynasty, Ramses II built a new court and entrance. He constructed two granite obelisks with his names and titles, as well as six huge sculptures of himself, four standing and two reclining.
The Aswan Dam is located on the Nile River, just south of Aswan. The Aswan Low Dam was finished in 1902, while the Aswan High Dam was finished in 1970. Between 1960 and 1970, the High Dam was built. Its goal was to promote hydroelectric power generation, manage Nile floods, and boost agricultural productivity.
The Temple of Isis, devoted to the goddess of love and located on a beautiful island, was almost destroyed by floods when the Aswan Dam was erected in the 1960s. Fortunately, it was saved, and it is now one of Egypt's most magnificent and well-preserved ancient sanctuaries.
The Temple of Isis was one of the final temples dedicated to the Isis religion. It was revered for resurrecting her husband Osiris after he was slain and mutilated by his brother Seth. The hypostyle hall's columns are remarkably well-preserved, and reliefs depicting musical scenes in the Temple of Hathor have survived much of their old grandeur.
• Drinks will be available for purchase at an extra cost for all overnight reservations. Beer, wine, and soft drinks are examples of them. However, the price includes cold water, juice, tea, and coffee.
• The price includes eight meals. On the first day, we offer dinner; on the second and third days, we provide breakfast, lunch, and dinner; and on the fourth day, we serve breakfast
• Bookings should have a minimum of 15 individuals and a maximum of 24 people.
• Overnight reservations must be booked one month in advance of the sailing date, and half-day reservations must be made two weeks in advance.
• By consulting with the Captain, you may plan the itinerary together.
• We also provide private car transportation to cities other than Aswan, such as Luxor and Abu Simbel (modern vehicles with air-conditioning).
• In terms of bookings and cancellation procedures, we request reservations at least two weeks before your intended sailing date. We would request a 10% payment at the time of booking.
Cancellations are permitted up to three days before the scheduled sailing date, with a full refund provided until that time. If you cancel a booking fewer than 3 days before your scheduled sailing date, we impose a minor administration cost of 975 Egyptian pounds, or $50 USD in US currency.
• The price is £18,659 Egyptian pounds if the capacity is up to 15 people.
• The price is £22,673 Egyptian pounds if the capacity is up to 16 people or more than 16 up to 24 people.
This listing is listed for following charter options.
With Captain and Crew both
Based on the choice of charter option set for this listing and your choice to avail these options under the process of booking this charter, an extra fee may be applicable, for eg; for availing Crew service.