Day 1
You will be picked up at your hotel in Luxor at 10:00 am and be driven to Esna where you will visit the Temple of Khnum and then board the Neferu-Ra. You will have lunch on board and begin to sail South.
D - on board
Overnight - Neferu-Rabetween
          Esna and Edfu 

Day 2 
You day will conitnue sailing
to Edfu where horse drawn
carriages will take you from the
boat to the Temple of Horus,
one of the best preserved in
Egypt. After visiting the Temple
you will return to the boat for
lunch.  After lunch you will
 disembark and a van will take
you to Aswan, stopping to visit
the temple at Kom Ombo on
the way. 
B, L - on board
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Sailing the Nile with Museum Tours

Enjoy the water colors of of the late Ellen LeBlanc

Sail the Nile on our fully restored, historic, dahabeyah, the NeferuRa.
Departing anytime, by advance reservation.

Photo - Kmt/Forbes
About Sailing the Nile
Sailing the Nile Itineraries
Notes
This tour can be scheduled to begin on any day of the year. It is for private parties (family or friends) who enjoy close times together. This is our most exclusive tour but it is still reasonably priced.
 
This is a private tour designed primarily for the visitor who wants a truly unique experience. It is offered as a 3, 4 or 5 night trip, sailing from Luxor (Esna) to Aswan on board the historic dahabeyah, Neferu-Ra.

The Neferu-Ra is one of the oldest and most historic boats in Egypt. Built about 100 years ago for Omar Pasha Sultan, it has been lovingly restored and is awaiting your pleasure. Now you can sail up the Nile in authentic Victorian style. The Neferu-Ra is 75 feet long, 14 feet wide and sports two lateen sails. It has three standard (single) staterooms and the Pasha Suite (double with two single beds). The Victorian Salon is ample, at 12 feet square, and is tastefully furnished.

You should be aware that the staterooms are rather small, about 4.5 feet by 6 feet (travelers have commented that they feel cozy, not cramped). Each has two drawers under the bed for storage and a built-in, antique (non-functional) wash basin. The Pasha suite is about 9 feet by 8 feet and has a private balcony aft. There is also a small pantry and a modern toilet and shower. The large sun deck measures 12 feet by 30 feet.

Additional Information
For a FREE color brochure, email us and leave your name and address. If, in addition, you would like to reserve space on this trip, indicate the trip name (Sailing the Nile) and the desired date, and we will send you information, plus save you a place for 15 days. Then if you decide to participate, you will be sure of having a spot. Of course, you are under no obligation.
Thutmose III
2-day/1-night Itinerary
4-day/3-night Itinerary
Day 1
You will be picked up at your hotel in Luxor at 10:00 am and be driven to Esna where you will visit the Temple of Khnum and then board the Neferu-Ra. You will have lunch on board and begin to sail South.
D - on board
Overnight - Neferu-Ra between Esna and Edfu

Day 2 
You day will conitnue sailing to Edfu where horse drawn carriages will take you from the boat to the Temple of Horus, one of the best preserved in Egypt. After visiting the Temple you will return to the boat for lunch and continue sailing south. 
B,L,D - on board
Overnight - Neferu-Ra near Gebel Silsila

Day 3
This morning you will visit the ancient sandstone quarries and rock cut chapels
located at Gebel Silsila. About lunch time you will sail toward Kom Ombo. 
B,L,D - on board
Overnight - Neferu-Ra near Kom Ombo
 
Day 4
You will disembark and visit the twin Temples of Horus and Sobek. Your van will
take you to Aswan.
B - on board
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3-day/2-night Itinerary
Day 1
You will be picked up at your hotel in Luxor at 10:00 am and be driven to Esna where you will visit the Temple of Khnum and then board the Neferu-Ra. You will have lunch on board and begin to sail South.
D - on board
Overnight - Neferu-Ra between Esna and Edfu

Day 2 
Your day will begin by sailing to Edfu where horse drawn carriages will take you from the boat to the Temple of Horus, one of the best preserved in Egypt. After visiting the Temple you will return to the boat for lunch and continue sailing south. 
B,L,D - on board
Overnight - Neferu-Ra between Gebel Silsila and Kom Ombo

Day 3
We will then continue sailing until you reach Kom Ombo.  Here you will disembark and visit the twin Temples of Horus and Sobek. Your van will take you to Aswan.
B,L - on board
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Day 1
You will be picked up at your hotel in Luxor at 10:00 am and be driven to Esna
where you will visit the Temple of Khnum and then board the Neferu-Ra. You will
have lunch on board and begin to sail South.
D - on board
Overnight - Neferu-Ra between Esna and Edfu

Day 2 
You day will continue sailing to Edfu where horse drawn carriages will take you from the boat to the Temple of Horus, one of the best preserved in Egypt. After visiting the Temple you will return to the boat for lunch and continue sailing south. 
B,L,D - on board
Overnight - Neferu-Ra near Gebel Silsila

Day 3
This morning you will visit the ancient sandstone quarries and rock cut chapels
located at Gebel Silsila. About lunch you will sail toward Kom Ombo. 
B,L,D - on board
Overnight - Neferu-Ra at Gebel near Kom Ombo
 
Day 4
Today it's on to Kom Ombo to visit the twin Temples of Horus and Sobek. Continue
sailing toward Aswan.
B,L,D - on board
Overnight - Neferu-Ra near Aswan

Day 5
After breakfast you will disembark and a van will take you to the destination of your
choice in Aswan. 
B - on board
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5-day/4-night Itinerary
6-day/5-night Itinerary
Day 1
You will be picked up at your hotel in Luxor at 8:00 am and be driven to the
NeferuRa where you will board and begin sailing toward Esna. 
L, D - on board
O/N - NeferuRa near Esna
 
Day 2
This morning you will visit the Temple of Khnum and then sail South.
B, L,D - on board
Overnight - Neferu-Ra between Esna and Edfu

Day 3 
Upon reaching Edfu horse drawn carriages will take you from the boat to the Temple of Horus, one of the best preserved in Egypt. After visiting the Temple you will return to the boat for lunch and continue sailing south to Gebel Silsila. The mystery and beauty of overnighting at this site, away from all tourists, is unforgettable.
B,L,D - on board
Overnight - Neferu-Ra at Gebel Silsila

Day 4
This morning you will visit the ancient sandstone quarries and rock cut chapels located at Gebel Silsila. About lunch you will sail toward Kom Ombo. 
B,L,D - on board
Overnight - Neferu-Ra at Gebel near Kom Ombo
 
Day 5
Today you will visit the twin temples of Horus and Sobek at Kom Ombo, one of the most photogenic ruins in Egypt. Continue sailing toward Aswan.
B,L,D - on board
Overnight - Neferu-Ra near Aswan

Day 6
After breakfast you will disembark and a van will take you to the destination of your choice in Aswan. 
B - on board
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7-day/6-night Itinerary
Day 1
You will picked up upon your arrival in Luxor (at the train station or the airport) and taken to the NeferuRa in time for an early breakfast.  Today will be spent exploring the monuments of Luxor, including the Valley of the Kings, Ramessium, Karnak Temple, Luxor Musuem and the Colossi of Memnon.
B,D - on Board
L - Africa Restaurant
O/N - near Luxor
 
Day 2
You will be begin sailing toward Aswan, arriving at Esna late in the afternoon. 
L, D - on board
O/N - NeferuRa near Esna
 
Day 3
This morning you will visit the Temple of Khnum and then sail South.
B, L,D - on board
Overnight - Neferu-Ra between Esna and Edfu

Day 4 
Upon reaching Edfu horse drawn carriages will take you from the boat to the Temple of Horus, one of the best preserved in Egypt. After visiting the Temple you will return to the boat for lunch and continue sailing south to Gebel Silsila. The mystery and beauty of overnighting at this site, away from all tourists, is unforgettable.
B,L,D - on board
Overnight - Neferu-Ra at Gebel Silsila

Day 5
This morning you will visit the ancient sandstone quarries and rock cut chapels located at Gebel Silsila. About lunch you will sail toward Kom Ombo. 
B,L,D - on board
Overnight - Neferu-Ra at Gebel near Kom Ombo
 
Day 6
Today you will visit the twin temples of Horus and Sobek at Kom Ombo, one of the most photogenic ruins in Egypt. Continue sailing toward Aswan.
B,L,D - on board
Overnight - Neferu-Ra near Aswan

Day 7
After breakfast you will disembark and a van will take you to the destination of your choice in Aswan. 
B - on board
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