7 Nights / 8 Days River Nile Cruise from Luxor
Day 1: Embarkation onboard of the Nile Cruise_Visit Luxor Temple:
we will pick you up from ! (Airport, Train Station or your hotel)
you will meet your representative at the agreed pickup location and then you will be transferred to your Nile Cruise by a private A/C van.
You will have your Lunch in the Cruise.
Later on, Start your River Nile cruise visiting Temple of Luxor
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
(Optionally) Sound and Light Show at Karnak Temple
Enjoy a fantastic 1 hour show at the great complex of Karnak temples. The show begins as you walk along the avenue of Sphinx stopping at the towering facade into the great court and the awesome hypostyle hall. Walking through the complex a booming Pharaoh’s voice narrates the history of rulers shared in building the largest temple in Egypt, more than 2000 years’ history of construction and various additions left by rulers like; Tutankhamon, Ramses II and Queen Hatshepsut and the Greek and Roman rulers as well. The second part of the Luxor Sound and Light Show at Karnak Temple, starts by finding your seat overlooking the sacred lake, as the complex is illuminated, and the story of Egypt continues.
After ending, you will be transferred back to your cruise for overnight.
Day 2: West Bank of Luxor and sail to Edfu:
(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.
Breakfast on the Nile Cruise, continue your River Nile cruise Visiting the west bank of the Nile Including:
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.
13:00 sail to Esna lock& lunch will be during the sail
18:00 arrive, Esna Lock, Sail to Edfu& Dinner
Overnight o board of the Cruise in Edfu
Day 3: Tour to Edfu Temple:
Breakfast on board the Cruise then continue your River Nile cruise
Today, view the Temple of Horus,
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.
Continue sailing to Aswan, Dinner will be during the sail
21:00 arrive Aswan and overnight on board the Cruise
Day 4: Aswan Day Tour:
We will pick you up from your River Nile Cruise.
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 ,Lunch on board, Dinner &overnight onboard the Cruise
Day 5: Free Day On Cruise:
Early morning,You can (Optionally) make your way to Abu Simbel temple by private vehicle (3 hrs each way by road)
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.
Breakfast in your Nile Cruise,(Optionally) later on you will Enjoy your Nubian Village Tour, we will sail on the Nile by a motorboat to the Nubian Village that is located on West Bank of the River Nile in Aswan and just opposite to Soheil Island and near the Aswan Dam passing by the First Cataract of Aswan, this fantastic tour to the Nubian Village lets you meet and impact with a Nubian family and to learn about their simple lifestyle, culture and traditions. After your lunch you will visit the great Botanical Gardens, the entirety of the island is landscaped with rare and exotic plants that were planted there by Lord Horatio Kitchener, who was gifted the island for his service as consul general of Egypt under British control. After finishing your day tours, you will have a relaxation felucca ride on the Nile where you can Enjoy your Felucca ride in Aswan and Take a relaxing ride on an Egyptian sailboat in Aswan and to enjoy the river breeze, a fantastic sailing experience around Elephantine Island
Day 6: Sailing to Kom Ombo Temple:
Enjoy your breakfast on board the cruise, then enjoy your River Nile cruise sailing day to Kom Ombo temple.
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)
Lunch on board the cruise.
Sail to Luxor
Dinner &overnight onboard the Cruise
Day 7: Visit Karnak Temple:
After breakfast on the cruise, join your guide to continue your River Nile cruise by a visit to:
Temple of Karnak
Karnak Temple is located in the west of Thebes about 3 km north of Luxor, It’s a collection of beautiful temples, established thousands of years ago, and the temples include statues representing the deity Amon and his wife and son.
Day 8: Disembarkation of the Nile Cruise:
Morning time have your breakfast, then check out from the cruise to transfer you to anywhere you want in Aswan to end your magical 7 night Nile River cruise from Luxor