Lake Nasser Cruise 5 days Aswan-Abu Simbel
Day_1: Embarkation _ Aswan Visits:
Your Lake Nasser Cruise starts when our representative pick you up from wherever you are in Aswan, either Aswan airport or Aswan railway station with our deluxe vehicle to your cruise boat. You will check-in as soon as you will reach your cruise boat. You will start your stay with lunch and you will end with breakfast.
Lunch will be served on board then you will start your tour to the temple of Kalabsha which is the largest free-standing temple in Nubia. A Greco-Roman temple dated to the first century AD. The temple is massive, so much so that 19th Century travelers described it as the Karnak of Nubia.
Continue the tour to one of the many Ramses II temples, this one still magnificent, in its colorful paintings dated to the 13th Century BC. The locals refer to this temple as the Temple of Beit Al-Wali, using the name of a nearby village to identify it. The Temple of Beit El Wali was dedicated to the worship of the gods Amun; the King of Gods, and the god Khnum
The last stop will be a small building boasting Ptolemaic columns with floral capitals, often called the Kiosk of Kertassi. This tiny structure, only about 25 feet square and dedicated to two Nubian deities.
Dinner will be taken on board and after dinner. if you like (Optionally), you can visit and watch the sound and light show at Philae temple.
Day_2: Wadi El Seboua:
It is sailing day continuing your Lake Nasser Cruise. You will enjoy your breakfast on board then a nice Cocktail when you are passing the tropic of Cancer.
Lunch and Dinner will be onboard and a free night at your own leisure, Overnight in Wadi El Seboua
Day_3: Visit Wadi El Seboua:
Breakfast on board enjoying your Lake Nasser Cruise then you will start your visit to Wadi El Seboua temple, which is one of the Nubian temples which was moved from the original location several kilometers to North West of the original one "Wadi El Seboua" temple which was dedicated to the god Amon Ra and god Ra Hor Akhty.
Not far from Wadi El Sebou, you will visit the temple of Dakka (which is named after a nearby village called Dakka). It is the only temple in Nubia that is oriented north-south to parallel the course of the Nile. The huge pylon, unusually separated from the temple proper, was added by the Romans and contains storerooms in its three interior levels.
Another Ptolemaic temple in the vicinity is called the Moharraqa Temple. Since its former location was threatened by flooding from the Nile due to the construction of the Aswan Dam, this small temple was dismantled in 1961 by the Egyptian Antiquities Service. It was subsequently rebuilt along with the Temple of Dakka in 1966.
Lunch will be served on board while sailing to Amada temple. You will join your guide to visit the Amada temple. It was constructed on its original site, on the left bank of the Nile, by Tuthmosis III and Amenophis II (18th Dynasty) was dedicated to the god Amon Ra and god Rahorakhty. It is the oldest of the Nubian temples, dating from the New Kingdom.
Then you will continue your visit to the temple of El Derr which is in very bad condition of preservation and badly damaged. The temple of Derr originally sat on the Nile's east bank a few miles to the south and was dedicated to the sun god.
Continue the tour to Penout tomb A few hundred meters away from El Derr temple, a pyramid-shaped hill containing the only tomb saved from the floods comes into sight. The tomb belongs to Benout, the powerful viceroy of Nubia who was in charge of supplying stone for the statues of Ramses VI in the 11th Century BC. The tomb is particularly interesting not only for its depiction of the afterlife but for its many vivid paintings of scenes of life in Nubia at the time.
You will be back to the boat for dinner and overnight.
Day_4: Abu Simbel
You will enjoy your breakfast on board then continue your Lake Nasser Cruise while sailing to Kasr Ibrim temple. Which is located 230 kilometers to the south of Aswan. It is known that the entrance to the site is not permitted so the boat will stop around 20 minutes only for taking photos from the sundeck.
Continue sailing to Abu Simbel, Lunch will be on board then you will have the chance to take 15 minutes for taking photos from the deck before you will start your visit to the most beautiful two rock-cut temples dating back to the reign of King Ramses second.
The two temples were cut, removed, and reconstructed 200 meters back from the original place and 65 meters in a higher place than the original one. The first temple was dedicated to the god Ra Hor Akhty, Ptah, Amon, and Ramses second while the second temple which is called the love temple was dedicated to the goddess Hathor and his wife Nefertari, the principal and the most beloved one.
You will enjoy a special dinner and overnight on board.
Day_5: Disembarkation from Lake Nasser Cruise:
You will enjoy your last breakfast on board then you will check-out from Lake Nasser Cruise. Then our representative will transfer you to Aswan or wherever you like to go.