Sudan Nile Steamer Cruise is a Five Star luxury Nile Cruise between Luxor and Aswan. it offers 18 cabins and 5 Suites, are laid out between the two decks, off broad passageways where the passengers can sit, relax and read in the evening.
Each cabin proudly bears a name linked to Egyptian history. The warm-toned wooden paneling, gilded and copper bed-frames, classical furniture and distinguished parquet floors bestow a definite period charm, revealed in every detail, such as the bathroom fittings.
The decor is subtle and airy, enlivened by colored textiles and fabrics in shades of fuschia, orange or absinthe.
Luxor to Aswan 5 days – 4 nights 2nd, 10th, 18th & 26th January 2022 3rd & 11th February 2022
27th November 2022
5th, 13th, 21st & 29th December 2022
D1 – LUXOR
Settle in on board and into your cabin. Lunch on board.
Afternoon visit of Luxor’s east bank through the discovery of the Karnak Temple Complex, one of the largest sacred site in the world ; it especially comprises the Temple of Amun, the patron deity of Karnak. Its construction lasted from the Middle Kingdom till the Ptoleamic Kingdom.
Visit of the Temple of Luxor. Built under Amenophis III and extended under Ramesses II, the Temple of Luxor is the most elegant pharaonic building. Optional « Light and Sound » show in Karnak. Dinner and overnight stay on board in Luxor.
D2–LUXOR / ESNA / EDFU
The morning is dedicated to the discovery of the Theban necropolis, land of mysteries and god Osiris home under the New Kingdom: the Valley of the Pharaohs, whose beautifully decorated tombs which tell us the travel of the deceased through the afterlife and visit the tomb of Ramses VI which measures 116 meters long ; the Valley of the Queens, secret necropolis of the royal wives and visit the tomb of Nefertari, the best known of the wives of Ramses II (depending on visitor numbers for the day, entrance to this tomb cannot be guaranteed); the Valley of the Nobles, which is the necropolis of officials, high dignitaries and the court in general, who did not come from royalty and visit the tomb of Ramose ; the Valley of Craftsmen known as Deir el-Medina, created to welcome the sculptors, painters and stonemasons who worked on the necropolises. Then we join the boat for lunch. Navigation towards Esna, then Edfu. Dinner and overnight stay on board.
D3– EDFU / KOM OMBO
Morning visit of the Temple of Edfu. Dedicated to Horus and Hathor, its construction started during the 3rd Century BC under the Ptolemaic Dynasty and was completed 170 years later ; it’s one of the best preserved building of Ancient Egypt.
Back on board and sailing to Kom Ombo for sunset. Evening visit of the Temple of Kom Ombo, a unique architectural and religious type of complex in Egypt as it was dedicated to two divinities. Two temples are gathered on the same site. The south part is dedicated to Horus, the Falcon God and the north part to Sobek, the Crocodile God. Dinner and overnight on board.
D4 – KOM OMBO / ASWAN
Sailing to Aswan at the end of the Nile Valley, where ancient Nubia begins. Large sandy banks are slowly replacing cultivated land along the Nile. This is where civilisation once ended. From the 3rd Century, Elephantine Island was a trading centre. Nubia (which means gold in Nubian) had a rich soil, providing to Egypt not only gold but also soldiers, precious woods and ivory.
Visit of the Temple of Philae, home to Isis, Goddess of marriage, fertility, motherhood, magic and medicine who ruled over life, death and resurrection. Philae was one of the most important sanctuary in Egypt and Nubia till 550 AD, when Byzantine emperor Justinian ordered its closing.
Free time in Aswan before dinner. Optional « Light and Sound » show in Philae. Dinner and overnight stay in Aswan.
D5 – ASWAN
End of the journey after breakfast.
Aswan – Luxor 5 days – 4 nights 6th, 14th, 22nd & 30th January 2022
7th February 2022
1st, 9th, 17th & 25th December 2022
Settle in into your cabin.
Lunch on board. Afternoon visit of the Temple of Philae– the Pearl of Egypt – in Nubia, home to Isis, Goddess of marriage, fertility, motherhood, magic and medicine who ruled over life, death and resurrection. Philae was one of the most important sanctuary in Egypt and Nubia till 550 AD, when Byzantine emperor Justinian ordered its closing. Late afternoon free time in Aswan. Why not discover its colourful and popular souk. Dinner on board and overnight stay in Aswan.
D2 ASWAN / KOM OMBO / EDFU
Early start sailing to Kom Ombo, north of Aswan.
Visit of the Temple of Kom Ombo, erected on the Nile banks, on one of the most seducing site of Upper-Egypt. This singular temple was dedicated to two devinities : Horus, the Falcon God and Sobek, the Crocodile God.
Lunch on board while sailing to Edfu that you will reach at the beginning of the eveving. Dinner and overnight stay in Edfu.
D 3 – EDFU / ESNA
This morning, visit of the best preserved temple of the Ptolemaic Dynasty in Edfu ; its buildings are perfect examples of Ancient Egypt sacred architecture.
Back on board for the lunch while sailing to Esna where you will arrive for the sunset. Dinner and overnight stay in Esna.
D4-ESNA / LUXOR
Resumption of navigation towards Luxor the Ancient Egyptian City of Thebes, which is reached for lunch
Afternoon visit of the majestic site of Karnak, dedicated to the God Amun, patron of the New Kingdom’s Pharaohs.
Evening visit of the Temple of Luxor. The evening light particularly highlights the perfection of Amenophis III’s columns. That’s where the Feast of Opet was held every year to celebrate the floodings of the Nile and the fertily of the land. Dinner and overnight stay in Luxor.
D5 - LUXOR
The morning is dedicated to the discovery of the Theban necropolis, land of mysteries and god Osiris home under the New Kingdom: the Valley of the Pharaohs, whose beautifully decorated tombs which tell us the travel of the deceased through the afterlife
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