4 Days Nile Cruise From Aswan To Luxor including Abu Simbel
Day 1: Embarkation onboard of the Nile Cruise - Aswan Tour:
We will pick you up from the airport, train station, or your Aswan hotel. The Transfer to your Nile Cruise. Check in at 11:00 am
Lunch on board
Then be ready to visit Aswan attractions with your guide
Aswan High Dam
Aswan High Dam was built between 1960 and 1970 across the Nile and had a positive effect on the economy and culture of Egypt. Continue Aswan tour and visit one of the important obelisks in ancient Egypt:
The Unfinished Obelisk
The Unfinished obelisk the largest obelisk ever built by order by Queen Hatshepsut as its height is 42 m and weighs 1.200 tons.
Philae Temple which was built to honor many gods like Isis and Hathor, and contain many stories about Osiris and Horus, also in 1960 the UNESCO relocated the entire complex to the”Island of Agilkia” to escape the dangers of the Nile floods.
Then, Board your Nile cruise boat ,Dinner &overnight onboard the Cruise
Day 2: Abu Simbel Tour_Sailing to Kom Ombo:
Around 5:00 Am, your guide will pick you up for Abu Simbel trip. (3 hrs each way by road), Arrive around 8 am, to visit one of the most impressive places in Egypt; the rock-cut temples of Abu Simbel with their unique design built for King Ramesses 2nd. and his beloved Queen Nefertari
Abu Simbel, the commanding twin temples of Ramses II and his wife, Queen Nefertari. The former’s façade is dominated by four 70-foot-tall statues of the pharaoh. Perhaps even more impressive, this entire site was disassembled and moved here to save it from the floodwaters caused by the Aswan High Dam.
Lunch on board the cruise.
Sail to Visit Kom Ombo
The temple of Kom Ombo
The temple and the associated settlement site located 40 K.m north of Aswan, the temple was dedicated to the deities Sobek and Horus and date mainly to the Ptolemaic and Roman period(332 B.b -395 A.c)
Sail to Edfu-Overnight in Edfu
Dinner &overnight onboard the Cruise
Day 3: Edfu Temple Visit_Sailing to Luxor:
After your breakfast, experience Horse Carriage ride with your tour guide to visit the temple of Horus at Edfu
Edfu temple :
Upper Egyptian site dominated by a large well -Preserved temple, dedicated to the hawk-God Horus, The Construction of Ptolemaic temple of Horus, which was founded on the site of a much earlier temple, dated to the period between the reigns of Ptolemy the Third(246 B.c), The descriptions on the walls include the Myth of contending of Horus and Seth(Probably performed annually as a religious Drama.
Back on board, Cruise to Luxor through Esna lock
Arrive in Luxor, Visit Luxor temple
Largely built by the New Kingdom Pharaoh Amenhotep the Third and Completed by King Tutankhamon and the Great King Ramses the second, The First pylon was raised by Ramses the second and Decorated with His Military Battle of Kadesh
Dinner &overnight onboard the Cruise
Day 4: Disembarkation of the Nile Cruise - West Bank of Luxor:
Disembarkation after breakfast (08:00 am). (Optionally) Balloon ride in Luxor 100 $ Per Person. It is an incredible trip of 30 to 45 minutes Hot Air Balloon flight over the west bank of Luxor and enjoy an aerial view of the country's landscape and famous landmarks. Enjoy the sunrise illuminating the sky of the open air museum city (Luxor) over the great temples and mountains below.
Then Visit the west bank of Luxor and Temple of Karnak
The Valley of the Kings:
Once called the great Place of the Truth, this valley Called now the valley of the Kings, It is a Majestic domain of the Pharaohs who once lay in great stone Sarcophagi, awaiting immortality, The isolated valley behind Deir el Bahri is dominated by the Pyramid-Shaped Mountain Peak
The colossi of Memnon:
Massive pair statues Know as the Colossi of Memnon, Rising about 18 M from the plain, They are the remains of what once the largest complex on the west bank, Built by Amenhotep the Third
The Queen Hatshepsut temple :
Rising out of the desert Plain, in a series of terraces, The temple of Hatshepsut Mergs with sheer limestone Cliffs of the eastern face of the Theban Mountain as if Nature herself had built this Extraordinary monument.
Back to the East Bank to see the largest temple ever Karnak temples, are the largest man-made temple ever built in history, it represents the climax of Egyptian architecture brilliance as it was developed over the years by many pharaohs.
End your 4 Days 3 Nights Nile Cruise from Aswan to Luxor with Abu Simbel Tour. Then transfer to your Luxor hotel, airport or railway station