5 days Nile cruise Luxor and Aswan
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- Pick up service from your hotel in Luxor and drop off at Aswan airport at the end.
- Private Licensed English-speaking Egyptologist Tour guide.
- Entrance fees to the mentioned historical places.
- All transfers by a modern air-conditioned vehicle.
- 4 Nights Nile Cruise on Nile Cruise Based on Full Board Basis.
- Sightseeing is included as per the itinerary your tours and Transfers are Private.
- service charges and taxes.
- domestic flight ticket
- Any extras not mentioned in the itinerary.
- Any Optional Tour is not mentioned above.
arrival to Luxor
Different than other temples in Luxor, the Luxor temple was not built in adoration to a god or to a god figure of the kings and pharaohs; instead, Luxor Temple was built in dedication to the rejuvenation of kingship. Many kings might have had they crowned at the Temple of Luxor, whether crowned in reality or conceptually as in the case of Alexander the Great, who claimed he was crowned at Luxor although facts contradict appear that he had never traveled south of Memphis which is considered the modern city of Cairo.
The Karnak Temple dates back from around 2055 BC to around 100 AD. It was built as a cult temple and was dedicated to the gods Amun, Mut, and khonsu. Being the largest building for religious purposes ever to be constructed, the Karnak Temple was known as the “most select of places” by ancient Egyptians.
During the New Kingdom, the Karnak Temple Complex was the center of the ancient faith while power was concentrated at Thebes (modern-day Luxor) and its significance is reflected in its enormous size.
In addition to its religious significance, it also served as a treasury, administrative center, and palace for the New Kingdom pharaohs. It is to this day considered the largest temple complex ever constructed anywhere in the world.
day 2 : valley of the kings, Hatshepsut temple and 2 colossal of Memnon
Breakfast on Board your tour starts with The West Bank – the Valley of the Kings, Colossi of Memnon, and The Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at El Deir El Bahari, then. Excursion to the
Start your day with an impressive breakfast meal, and then join our Egyptologist tour guide on a tour to visit the gorgeous Luxor tourist attractions starting with: Its royal burials are located in the West Bank of Luxor which has 24 terrific royal tombs and in total 64 tombs according to the last discovery at 2008 to 2014.
It’s the final resting place of Egypt’s rulers from the 18th to the 20th dynasty; it is home to tombs including the great Pharaoh Ramses II and King Tutankhamun. The tombs were well stocked with all the material goods a ruler might need in the next world. Most of the decoration inside the tombs is still well-preserved.
It is a mortuary temple at Deir El-Bahri. It was built by Queen Hatshepsut who is considered to be one of the most formidable women in Ancient Egypt.
The queen is distinguished as one of the most successful pharaohs of Ancient Egypt, but she was not the only female ruler in Egypt’s history. Her reign was peaceful and prosperous and as a result, it witnessed a wide variety of achievements one of them was her own mortuary temple which commemorates all her great works on its walls.
Colossi of Memnon
On the return, the journey stops at the Colossi, of Memnon which are two gigantic sitting statues representing, Amenophis III facing the Nile.
(Optional Not Included)
A 45- to 80-minute hot air balloon ride will show you a different perspective of Luxor from the air. You’ll be picked up by a driver from your hotel and driven to the launch site, where you’ll receive a brief safety orientation before floating upward. Your pilot guide will point you to numerous historic sites and share some of the region’s rich old history with you as you soar over the ancient city.
Breakfast on board. Visit the Temple of Horus in Edfu.
The Temple of Horus at Edfu is widely considered to be the most impressive of all of the Nile-side temples along the journey between Luxor and Aswan. It is a required stop by all of the cruise ships that make the trip, also stopping at Esna and Kom Ombo.
Like at Esna, the temple at Edfu is a late construction. It was built during the Greco-Roman Period, but the builders painstakingly preserved the form of Egypt’s true pharaohs. As a result, a visit to Edfu allows you to see what all of the other ruined temples around Egypt might have looked like had they been built 2000 years later.
Sail to Kom Ombo. Lunch on board.
Along with Esna and Edfu, Kom Ombo is the third major stop that most of the Nile cruises between Luxor and Aswan make on their journey. Located only 30 miles north of Aswan, it is also easy to visit Kom Ombo however, The setting of this Temple of Sobek, the crocodile god, makes an approach by water the far superior way to visit this site. The temple is perched atop a picturesque bluff alongside the river and while there are no longer any crocodiles in the river or in the sacred lake inside the temple complex, this riverside temple is still worthy of a visit.
Like the other two sites between Luxor and Aswan, Kom Ombo dates from the Ptolemaic Dynasty and it was only completed under Roman rule. The temple has a dual dedication to Sobek, as well as Horus, and the plan of the temple reflects this dual purpose.
Dinner on board
Overnight on board in Kom Ombo.
Breakfast on board and Sail to Aswan arrival Aswan. then our tour starts with a visit to the
When construction began on the High Dam in 1960, it was the most heralded part of President Gamal Abdel Nasser’s effort to develop Egypt for all Egyptians. While the dam is certainly not the largest in the world, it is an impressive engineering feat nonetheless, over 360 feet tall and 12,500 feet across.
The dam was completed in 1971 and the huge reservoir behind it, named for President Nasser, finished filling in 1979.
The careful reconstruction at the current site was carefully completed, painstakingly preserving the original appearance and layout of the complex and even landscaping the island to match its former location