Living Life to the Fullest on the Nile

A “Points of You” Workshop | December 3 – 9 2023

Welcome to this unique trip, combining a transformational workshop with an iconic journey!

A very special trip in every way, a cruise down the Nile in Upper Egypt should be on everyone’s bucket list. The program begins with a couple of days in Nubia in Aswan to visit the colorful Nubian villages, the iconic Old Cataract Hotel, and of course the impressive Abu Simbel temple. After that, board a private “dahabeyya” (sailboat) and begin the 4-day cruise towards Luxor. Along the way, visit several ancient Egyptian temples while enjoying the serene rural landscapes rolling slowly by, and even stopping in a couple of spots to take a dip in the Nile. The trip ends with a night in Luxor to visit  the awe-inspiring Karnak and Luxor temples, and the West Bank with the Valley of the Kings.

Against a backdrop of idyllic farming lands and palm tree groves, golden sand dunes, and the blue waters of the Nile, The Points of You “Living Life to the Fullest” workshop will take place for a few hours over three days during sailing time. The workshop uses innovative photo-based tools, and will explore themes of dealing with stress, building resilience in times of uncertainty, and finding happiness in the small things. There will also be several opportunities to discuss one-on-one with  Certified Coach and Counseling Psychologist Sophia Klotsa. You can learn more about the workshop, the Points of You technique, and Sophia Klotsa here.

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Detailed Itinerary

December 3
Arrival in Aswan, and checkin at the hotel in Nubia. Relaxing afternoon at the hotel or visit to to the Temple of Philae, and dinner.
December 4
Easy morning, before proceeding to lunch at the colonial-era Old Cataract Hotel (lunch not included), followed by an afternoon visit by motorboat around the protected area in the Nile in Aswan and to the colourful Nubian Villages. Nubian dinner.
December 5
Option 1:Early morning (4 AM) excursion to the impressive temple of Abu Simbel. Option 2: Visit of the nearby Unfinished Obelisk, and the Aswan High Dam. Checkout and transfer for checking in the dahabeyya and beginning the sailing down the Nile.
In the afternoon, first session of the workshop.
December 6
Two days of sailing towards Luxor including visits of the quarries at Silsila, a walk in a local village, and guided visits to the temple of Horus at Edfu and the newly re-opened temple at Esna. Overnights and private dinners in quiet spots on the Nile.
Second and third sessions of the workshop during sailing.
December 8
Arrival in Luxor and checkin at the Winter Palace Hotel (TBC). Visits of the temple complex at Karnak and Luxor temple at sunset, followed by dinner at an Egyptian restaurant before taking a stroll in the souk.
December 9
Optional sunrise hot air balloon over Luxor. Morning visits of the West Bank including Hatshepsut Temple and the Valley of the Kings, before heading to the airport for departure.

Optional extension: transfer to Abydos and checkin. Visit of the mysterious Abydos temple.

Price Options


– Euros 2350 per person in double occupancy.

– Euros 3450 per person in single occupancy (very limited availability).

– Euros 2750 per person in hybrid occupancy (single in hotels, double on the boat).

Price Includes:

  • Airport pickup and drop-offs in Luxor and Aswan.
  • Accommodation (2 nights) at the BenBen Hotel in Nubia, Aswan (or equivalent) Bed and Breakfast.
  • Accommodation (1 night) at the Winter Palace Hotel in Luxor (or equivalent) Bed and Breakfast.
  • Excursion to Abu Simbel, Old Cataract Hotel, and the Nubian villages.
  • All-inclusive full-board dahabeyya cruise (3 nights 4 days).
  • The Upgrade Your Life workshop.
  • All private guided tours and entrance fees to the temples with an expert guide.
  • Final dinner in Luxor.

Price Does Not Include:

  • International airfare from your point of departure to Aswan and from Luxor.
  • Dinners in Aswan.
  • Lunch at the Old Cataract Hotel.
  • Alcohol consumption on the boat.
  • Optional hot air balloon flight in Luxor.
  • Anything not specifically mentioned above.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Visa processing.
  • Tips

Payment and Terms

Trip Status: This trip is open for reservation.

Group Size: Minimum 10   Maximum 12  Guests

Payment Options

All guests:

1- Cash payment in USD, or

2- Bank transfer (please enquire about bank details).


  1. To confirm your spot, a down payment of 50% is requested. Balance is due by September 15.
  2. Cancellation after September 1 and after a downpayment is made is subject to a 25% penalty unless a replacement guest is found.
  3. Cancellation after September 15: 50% penalty unless a replacement is found.
  4. Cancellation after November 1: 100% penalty unless a replacement is found.

Every effort will be made to minimize any penalties, but if not possible then the terms above apply. No penalties if a replacement guest is found.