Welcome to Esna


Esna was previously an important stop on the camel-caravan route between Sudan and Cairo, and between the oases and the Nile Valley, and the merchants stayed here. Opposite the temple is the Fatimid-era Emari minaret, one of the oldest in Egypt. An old oil mill, in the covered souq south of the temple, presses lettuce-seed into oil, considered an aphrodisiac since ancient times. The town makes for a pleasant morning excursion from Luxor, or a stop between Luxor and Aswan.


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$290 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

4-Day 3-Night Nile Cruise from Aswan to Luxor

Day 1: Departure from Aswan (Monday, Wednesday, or Friday) On arrival in Aswan, meet your local tour representative for the start of your tour. Visit the High Dam and Philae Temple. Overnight in Aswan with opportunity to disembark. Enjoy lunch on board, as well as afternoon tea, dinner, and an evening disco party. Day 2: Kom Ombo – (Abu Simbel Optional ) afternoon Navigation to Kom Ombo. Visit Kom Ombo Temple the only double Temple in Egypt shared by the crocodile headed God Sobek and the falcon headed God Haroeiris. Navigation to Edfu Overnight in Edfu Day 3: Luxor AM: Visit Edfu Temple  the most well preserved Temple in Egypt dedicated to the Falcon God Horus Navigation to Luxor via Esna PM: Visit the fabulous Luxor Temple and the enormous Temple complex of Karnak. Among its splendours is the Hypostyle Hall, the largest of any temple in the world covering an area of 5356 sq. meters with its roof blocks supported by 134 colossal columns 70 feet high. Overnight in Luxor. Day 4: Luxor - Departure Disembarkation after breakfast   AM: Visit the Ancient Theban Necropolis in the west bank of Luxor to see the Valley of Kings where more than 60 of Egypt Pharaohs have their resting place carved out of the mountain cliffs. Temple of Hatshepsut Visit the Colossi of Memnon, the only remains of the funerary Temple of Amenophis III. Transfer to Luxor Train Station, Luxor Airport, or a Luxor hotel for the end of the tour and your final departure no later than 2pm. Please note: this itinerary is subject to change for reasons beyond the supplier's control. Some of Nile cruises sail on the same Date or Early Morning of the next Day and the other Sail next Day afternoon.depend of the cruise Itinerary

$1437 Multi-day & Extended Tours

7-Night Tour to Cairo, Aswan, Luxor and Hurghada Including 3-Night Nile Cruise from Cairo

Day 1: Cairo Pick-upYou will be met and assisted by a representative at the airport of Cairo and escorted to your hotel for a night in Cairo.Day 2: Cairo (Meals included: BLD)You will enjoy a guided tour of Cairo. Your first stop will be at Giza Plateau where you will visit the pyramids and see the mighty Sphinx. Then you will visit the National Archaeological Museum. you will then be transferred to the Giza railway station where you will take an overnight, sleeper train (half-board) to Aswan. Day 3: Aswan (Meals included: BLD)Upon arrival in Aswan you will be transferred to your cruise ship where you check into your 3-night Nile cruise. In Aswan you visit Philae Temple and the two Aswan dams. Rest of the day will be free at your leisure on your cruise ship.Day 4: Cruise Ship - Luxor (Meals included: BLD)Visit the Temple of Kom Ombo, which is dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek. Afterwards, visit the Temple of Edfu which is dedicated to Horus, the falcon-headed god. You continue your cruise to Luxor, where you can spend the rest of your day free at leisure.Day 5: Cruise Ship - Luxor (Meals included: BLD) As the ship sails on, you can enjoy the view while relaxing on the sun-deck while watching the local life on the river and its banks. On the way to Luxor you will pass the city of Esna. After arrival in Luxor you will start a guided tour of the East Bank of Luxor with a visit to Karnak and Luxor Temples.Day 6: Cruise Ship - Luxor - Hurghada (Meals included: BL)After breakfast you disembark your cruise ship to enjoy a guided day tour of the West Bank of Luxor with a visit of the Colossi of Memnon. Then you visit the Valley of the Kings, the most famous concentration of royal tombs. Then you continue to the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. After touring the sites you will be transferred to Hurghada, where you spend the night in a hotel.Day 7: Hurghada - Cairo (Meals included: BL)After breakfast you you will enjoy a day of snorkelling in the Red Sea, after which you will be transferred to Cairo, where you spend the night.Day 8: Drop-off (Meals included: B)After breakfast at your hotel you will be transferred to Cairo Airport for your departure flight.

$415 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

4-Night, 5-Star Nile Cruise from Luxor to Aswan

Enjoy Egypt's brilliant sun and blue skies as you sail along the Nile in 5-star luxury with professional Egyptologist guide. Besides visiting the highlights of Aswan, Luxor, Edfu, and Kom Ombo, you'll enjoy three delicious meals a day plus evening entertainment on board this classic Nile cruise. A day trip to the temples of Ramses II at Abu Simbel is available as an additional extra, allowing for an additional day in Aswan.Day 1: Luxor (L, D) Your tour guide will meet you at Luxor airport or train station, or collect you from your Luxor hotel, in the morning, visit Luxor's East Bank temples, the Karnak and Luxor temples, Then transfer to your Nile Cruise, Check in and lunch on Board. Rest of the day at leisure on board. Optional: the Sound and Light Show at Karnak Temple (additional charges apply). Overnight on board in Luxor.Day 2: Luxor – Edfu (B, L, D) After breakfast on board, it's time to discover Luxor's West Bank, where you will visit 3 tombs in the Valley of the Kings, Whilst here, you Can visit the tombs of Tutankhamen, Ramses VI & Seti I "Extra tickets on spot". Move on to visit the Temple of Hatshepsut, and the Colossi of Memnon. You'll be back on boat in time for lunch, Cruise to Edfu via Esna. Enjoy dinner and a disco on board. Overnight on board in EdfuDay 3: Edfu – Aswan (B, L, D) After breakfast on board, the day begins with a visit to the Temple of Horus at Edfu, before returning to the boat to sail to Kom Ombo. Enjoy lunch on board, Upon arrival to Kom Ombo and visiting its fascinating double temple. Then, you'll cruise to Aswan, arriving in time for a Middle Eastern buffet on board and an Egyptian costume party. Overnight on board in AswanDay 4: Aswan (B, L, D) Should you wish, you can choose an optional day tour to the Abu Simbel Temples, in which case the Aswan itinerary will move to day 5. After breakfast on board, enjoy a tour of the highlights of Aswan, including the Unfinished Obelisk, the Aswan High Dam, and Philae Temple, before returning to your boat for lunch. Afternoon Sail the Nile on a traditional felucca - you can also opt to tour a traditional Nubian village by motorboat for an extra charge. Finally, feast on your final on-board dinner and an extravaganza of Nubian music, Nubian dance, and belly dancing, complete with Egyptian costume party. Overnight on board in Aswan Day 5: Aswan (B) After breakfast on board, you'll disembark. If you added the optional day tour to the Abu Simbel Temples on day 4, you'll spend day 5 enjoying the highlights of Aswan (The unfinished obelisk, Philae temple and Aswan High Dam) Followed by departure transfer to Aswan hotel,airport, or train station

$1329 Multi-day & Extended Tours

8-Night Luxury Tour from Cairo: Private or Small Group

Take a deep dive into the world of ancient Egypt on this small-group or private 8-night, 5-star tour. In Cairo, discover the desert where the kings of ancient Memphis built the pyramids. Fly to Luxor, where the pharaohs of ancient Thebes were buried in the Valley of the Kings. Cruise to Aswan on a 5-star boat with stops at the temples of Esna, Kom Ombo, and Edfu. Finally, return to Cairo to explore the medieval city. Your qualified Egyptologist guide can lead this either as a private or a small-group tour.

$975 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

4 Nights 5 Days Nile Cruise From Luxor to Aswan

our Egyptologist tour guide will pick you up from Luxor airport or the train station or any hotel in Luxor. our tour guide wll transfer you to the cruise and the cruise will be including the following Itenerary Day 01: Emparkation to the Nile Cruise - East Bank TourAfternoon you will start to visit the east bank of Luxor including Karnak and Luxor temples. Overnight in LuxorDay 02: West Bank TourAfter breakfast our tour guide will pick you up from the cruise to enjoy the west bank of thebes to visit the Valley of the kings, Hatshepsut temple and Memnon Colossi. Noon time sail to Esna lock then continue sailing to Edfu. Overnight in EdfuDay 03: Edfu and Kom Ombo TemplesAfter breakfast our guide by horse and carridge take you to visit Edfu temple the temple of god Horus, back to the cruise to enjoy sailing to Kom Ombo. Afternoon you will visit Kom Ombo Temple the temple of god Sobek then sail to Aswan overnight in AswanDay 04: Aswan SightseeingAfter breakfast our Egyptologist tour guide joins you to visit the High Dam, unfinished Obilesk and Philae temple back to the cruise to Enjoy your lunch. Afternoon Nubian Village (Optional) Overnight in Aswan Day 05: Check out the cruiseAfter breakfast, Abu simple temple (optional) end your Nile cruise by transfering you to the Airport or the train station

$380 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Budget 3 Nights Nile Cruise From Aswan to Luxor

Day 1: Transfer to Nile Cruise & Aswan tours Meet & assist at Aswan airport, Railway station Or Hotel Transfer to your Nile Cruise. Check in at 11:00 am Lunch on board Visit Aswan high dam and Philae temple .Dinner on board Overnight in Aswan Meals: Lunch, DinnerDay 2: Kom-Ombo & Edfu Breakfast on board Sailing to Kom-Ombo Visit Kom-Ombo temple shared by two gods Sobek & Haeroris Sailing to Edfu Lunch on board Visit the temple of Horus at Edfu Sail to Luxor via Esna Free time at leisure on Board Afternoon tea on sun deck Cross Esna lock Dinner on board Galabiya party Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, DinnerDay 3: Visit Luxor east bank Breakfast on board. Free time on board Lunch on board Visit Karnak temple & Luxor temple Dinner on board Disco & Music in the evening Overnight in Luxor Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, DinnerDay 4: Disembarkation, Visit Luxor West Bank – Departure transfer Breakfast on board. Disembarkation after breakfast (08:00 am) Visit the Valley of the Kings, Queen Hatshepsut temple, and Colossi of Memnon Transfer to Luxor hotel, airport or railway station Meals: Breakfast