MS Fayan Itinerary
Day 1 - Saturday
Transfer from Luxor International Airport to the 5* MS Fayan. Dinner and overnight stay in Luxor.
Day 2 - Sunday
Early breakfast followed by a visit to the West Bank where you will visit the Valley of Kings originally known as the ‘Gates of the Gods’ where pharaohs are entombed in the nearby cliffs, the Valley of Queens which contains nearly 80 tombs belonging to the queens of the 19th and 20th dynasties and other members of the royal families, the Temple of Hatshepsut, the first female pharaoh of Egypt, Medinet Habu Temple and the Colossi of Memnon. Lunch on board followed by leisurely sail to Esna. Dinner and overnight night stay at Esna.
Day 3 - Monday
Breakfast and cruise to Edfu and lunchtime sailing to Kom Ombo to visit the Temple of Sobek, the crocodile god and Haroeris the good doctor. Dinner and sail onto Aswan for the night.
Day 4 - Tuesday
Breakfast followed by a visit to the High Dam in Aswan constructed in 1960-1971 which provides electricity to all the villages along the banks of the Nile. The tour continues with a visit to the Unfinished Obelisk which was originally commissioned by Queen Hatshepsut for the Karnak Temple. Finish with a visit to the beautiful Temple of Isis on Philae Island. Lunch followed by a relaxing boat trip around Elephantine Island sailing to the Botanical Gardens on General Kitchener Island. Dinner followed by evening entertainment. Overnight stay in Aswan.
Day 5 - Wednesday
Early morning optional excursion to the ancient wonder of Abu Simbel by air/road available, priced at *£180.00 pp or by road at *£65.00pp.This impressive site built by Ramses II to show his strength and power, stands on the edge of Lake Nasser. Lunch followed by afternoon at leisure. Overnight stay in Aswan.
Day 6 - Thursday
Breakfast followed by a leisurely sail to Esna and visit the partly excavated Temple of Khnum at Esna, dedicated to the ram-headed god Khnum, who was the patron god of the cataracts. He is said to have fashioned mankind from Nile clay on a potter’s wheel. Afternoon sailing back to Luxor. Dinner and overnight at Luxor.
Day 7 - Friday
Breakfast followed by a tour of the East Bank with a visit to Luxor Temple, originally joined to Karnak by an avenue of sphinxes many of which can be seen today. Followed by a visit to Karnak the ‘World’s Greatest Open Air Museum’ which covers a huge area and includes several temples, the largest being the Temple of Amun. Lunch and leisure time with the opportunity to visit the Luxor Museum. Dinner and overnight in Luxor with an opportunity for an optional Karnak Sound and Light show priced at *£22.00 per person.
Day 8 - Saturday
Breakfast followed by check out and transfer to Luxor International Airport for your return flight home.
Please note: the order or content of your itinerary may be amended due to lock closures, low water levels or any other unforeseeable circumstances.
Traditionally, a tip is expected at the rate of £4.00 per person per night which includes coach drivers, bell boys, housekeeping staff, crew, bar/restaurant staff and all off the boat tipping. Additional tipping is not expected.