8 days active cultural trip Luxor - Aswan
An active cultural Egypt trip, including a two-day stay in Luxor (Valley of Kings) and a three-day bike ride from Aswan to Daraw, Kom Ombo and Edfu. Along this magnificent route through the Nile Valley we will visit several temples of the pharaohs time as well as a camel market.
The bike ride, on solid Dutch bikes, is accompanied by local English speaking guides who know the area well. The cycle route is on the West Bank, which is quiet and safe (the main roads are all located on the east bank).
The itinerary begins in the southern Egyptian city of Aswan and contains a beautiful trip by camel through the desert and also a meal with a Nubian family.
Since the first days of your stay will be in our authentic guesthouse on the West Bank, on the edge of the Nubian villages, you will get a good impression of the daily life of the traditional Nubian population.
During this 8-day trip in Upper Egypt you will not only learn to know the Nubians, who particularly live in Aswan and surroundings, but you will learn about various other populations in Egypt as well, like the Saïdi, who mostly have agricultural businesses along the Nile, in the same way as that happened during the pharaoh times.
Besides the impressive pharaoh culture which you will discover during this trip, you will also get a good impression and definitely enjoy the beautiful and varied nature. The Nile river, the desert and green agricultural fields alternate.
The journey ends in Luxor, where we will visit the world famous pharaoh tombs and temples in the Valley of the Kings, to complete this short Egypt tour.
Individual (min. 2 participants): from € 575 p.p.
Group (4 people or more) € 535 p.p.
Incl. transfers, assistance, nights, meals as mentioned in the program.
Excl. flights and entrance fees.
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DAY TO DAY PROGRAM
Day 1: Arrival at Luxor airport; transfer to the railway station for the train to Aswan, where you will arrive 3,5 hours later. By taxi to our Nubian guesthouse Bet el Kerem on the Westbank where you will stay the night.
Day 2: Camel trip in the desert to the centuries-old monastery of Saint Simeon and to the Mausoleum of the Agha Khan. Lunch with a Nubian family in the village Gharb Sehel.
Day 3: Start of the 3 days bicycle trip, through the villages and past the green agricultural areas along the Nile. It look likes time stood still after the pharaonic period, looking at the old farming methods. We stay the night in a boat on the Nile near Daraw.
Day 4: In the morning we visit the famous camel market. In the afternoon we continue our bicycle trip in the direction of Kom Ombo, where we will visit the unique double temple and the new crocodile museum.
Day 5: The bicyle trips ends in Edfu, where we visit the Horus temple and stay the night in the boat.
Day 6: A minibus will bring you to Luxor.
On the way we visit the temple in Esna.
You will stay the night in a 3* hotel in Luxor.
In the evening we will visit the sound and light show at the Karnak temple.
Day 7: Possibility to visit the famous temples on the Westbank (Valley of the Kings), the Luxor museum or the temple in Luxor centre.
Day 8: Transfer to Luxor airport for the flight back home.