Nile & Temples
(8 days - 7 nights)
Luxor – Edfu – Kom Ombo - Aswan – Abu Simbel - Luxor
- 7 nights accommodation with full board on Nile Cruiser
- English speaking guide at all sights
- All entrance fees
- All excursions from the cruise
- All transportation from the start (airport) till the end (airport again), including A/C buses and minibuses
- Meet and greet by English speaking tour leader at Cairo airport
Day 1 - Luxor: Arrival in Luxor. We will be transferred to the Nile Cruiser. Modern Luxor, built upon the ancient city of Thebes, is host to the largest collection of ancient buildings in the world. The first tastes of these breathtaking monuments will be an afternoon guided tour to both Karnak and Luxor Temples.
Day 2 - Luxor/Esna: In the morning, we cross the Nile to the West Bank to see the Valley of the Kings where the tombs of at least 60 ancient Pharaohs, including Tutankhamun, are locate. Today's excursion highlights include visits to the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and the Colosse of Memnon. In the afternoon we set sail from Luxor to Esna.
Day 3 - Edfu: We sail to Edfu to view the Temple of Horus. Dating from 327BC, this is the most completely preserved temple in Egypt, being in near perfect condition. Later, we sail for Kom Ombo.
Day 4 -Aswan: Set on a sweeping bend in the Nile, the Temple of Kom Ombo is dedicated jointly to Horus and the crocodile-headed god, Sobek. The guided tour this morning will bring the temple's rich history to life. Lunch is served on board during the short trip south to Aswan. In the afternoon we visit the High Dam and the magnificent Temple of Philae.
Day 5 - Aswan: Today starts early with a return flight or bus to Abu Simbel. The bus departs the hotel at 3 in the morning for a sunrise trip to this famous site. A breakfast package will be provided and we have 2 hours for exploring. The bus departs Abu Simbel at 10 in the morning. Flights depart at 7 in the morning and return at midday. In the afternoon, we relax and we spend the night on board the Nile Cruiser.
Day 6 - Aswan: "Nile cruises'' are very popular in Egypt, and today After breakfast, we embark on a short felucca cruise around Elephantine Island and Kitchener's Island from where we may see the spendid botanical gardens or view the Aga Khan Mausoleum which is situated on the western bank of the Nile. By the afternoon we start sailing back to Edfu.
Day 7 - Esna/Luxor: Today we will sail to Luxor, which we will reach in the evening. Our last night is spend in Luxor.
Day 8 - Luxor: Transfer to the airport for our onward journey.
Package Price: (based on private tour for two people)
1765 Euros per person
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