5 Days Nile Cruise from Luxor to Aswan with Abu Simbel
Day 1: Getting onboard of the Nile Cruise_Luxor East Bank:
Arrive in Luxor, where you are met by your tour guide and transfer for Embarkation& Lunch on board of the Nile Cruise, proceed with exploring and visiting the East bank of the Nile,
Karnak is more than A temple, is a spectacular Complex of Sanctuaries, Kiosks, Pylons, and Obelisks, All dedicated to the Theban gods and to the Greater Glory of Egypt`s Pharaohs, Karnak was the Most Important place for the worship of the Theban Triad(Amun, Mut, and Khonso)
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 on board of the Cruise in Luxor
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, Visit 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: Edfu temple and Kom Ombo temple:
Breakfast on board the Cruise
07:00 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.
09:30 Sail to Kom combo
12:30 lunch on board of the Nile cruise during the sail
15:30 arrive Kom Ombo, visit the temple of Kom Ombo
Kom Ombo temple
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)
17:30 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:
Breakfast on Board the Cruise
08:00 Proceed with Visits of Aswan including the temple of Philae and tour by Felucca around Elephantine, the High Dam, the Unfinished Obelisk
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 5: Disembarkation of the Nile Cruise:
Breakfast on board the cruise. Disembarkation after breakfast (08:00 am)
Early morning, 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.