D2 – ASWAN / KOM OMBO / EDFU / ESNA
The steamship departs early and journeys north for 48km to unveil the pillars of the temple at Kom Ombo on the banks of the Nile. Dedicated to Sobek, the crocodile god, the temple dates back to 180BC during the Ptolemaic era with Roman structures added later. Lunch served on board. Time to take in the rythm of the cruise, as you continue your journey 145km north to Edfu. An afternoon exploration of the temple at Edfu. Built in honour of the falcon-headed sky god, Horus, the temple lay buried under a protective coating of sand until it was excavated by French Egyptologist, Auguste Mariette, in the 1860s. Relax and contemplate the Nile while cruising gracefully towards Esna, approx. 46km north. Dinner on board. Overnight in Esna.