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A Journey of the Gods

  • Overview
  • Accommodation
  • Itinerary
  • Fares

A journey overview

  • Cairo
  • Sanctuary Sun Boat III
  • Assuit
  • Luxor
  • Esna
  • Aswan
  • Abu Simbel

17 Days Explorations
  • Departing:
  • 25 May 2020

Stumble upon Egypt’s rare sights from aboard the first vessel to sail between Cairo and Aswan in 15 years.

Map

Itinerary

Cairo is a curated collection of Egypt’s most fascinating treasures. We discover a plethora of sights, highlights of which are the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx, as well as the Egyptian Museum and the Cairo Citadel. Your World experiences offer the chance to visit the Chephren Pyramid, explore the Solar Boat Museum or ride around the pyramids aboard a camel.

A flight lands us in Abu Simbel to explore the Temple of Ramses II where an evening is spent at the renowned Sound and Light show. Our vessel, the Sanctuary Sun Boat III, beckons us aboard. Board a private motorboat to the island of Agilika where the Philae Temple was relocated. We sail further downstream to Kom Ombo Temple, Edfu Temple and Luxor Temple, which was built for the king of gods, Amun.

In Luxor, time is spent at the Valley of the Kings, before we continue to Hatshepsut Temple, the Colossi of Memnon and Karnak Temple. We explore the holy city of Abydos, dedicated to Osiris, god of the afterlife. While here, we learn that many pre-dynastic kings and pharaohs from as far back as 4000 BC have been buried in this city. Onwards, we cross the Sohag Bridge which divides the city of Sohag into east and west districts.

Before leaving the surprisingly lush city of Sohag, we pay visits to the Red and White monasteries, both built during the 4th and 5th centuries. With a whisk and a chop, the many spices and flavours of Egypt are revealed during a cooking demonstration aboard our ship. Continue to El Minya where we dock for the evening.

Built during the reign of King Akhenaten and abandoned shortly after his death, the town of Amarna lies on a mostly uninhabited stretch of the Nile’s eastern bank. Eerie to approach, we idle towards the docks and discover desert graves and tombs. Rising with the sun, we prepare to visit the rock-tombs of Beni Hasan. Of the 39 in this ancient cemetery site, only four are open for viewing.

We raise our anchor and spend time on our own schedule. A gourmet dinner is served on board, the perfect way to farewell our noble vessel. We disembark the Sanctuary Sun Boat III in Cairo, where we discover the Old Town’s synagogue and churches, including Al Mo’alaqa, the hanging church. Enlightened by a deep understanding of Egypt’s history, culture and gods, we head home.

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