5 Days Nile Cruise tour from Luxor to Aswan
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The city of Luxor is situated in southern Egypt covering an area of 417 square kms ( 161 sq mi ). It is characterized as the world’s greatest open-air museum. In ancient Egypt was called Waset which means city of the sceptre. It was once the capital of the New Kingdom 1550-1060 BC.
Our tour representative will meet and assist you at Luxor Airport or Train Station, then you will be taken by an air-conditioned vehicle to board your 5 star deluxe Nile Cruise Ship to check-in.
After Lunch on board, enjoy a visit to the fascinating Karnak Temples on the East Bank of the Nile, It was built over a 1300-year period, the temple of Amun (the state God), that lies at the heart of the complex covers more than 60 acres. It is the second most visited historical site in Egypt after the pyramids of Giza in Cairo.
Then, we head to the nearby Temple of Luxor. It was constructed approximately 1400BC. It was a primary cult temple, dedicated to the rejuvenation of kingship; it may have been where many of the pharaohs were crowned in reality or conceptually. In the Hieroglyphic language, it is known as ipet resyt ( the southern sanctuary).
Karnak & Luxor Temples were famed throughout the ancient world and have attracted tourists since Greek and Roman times. Dinner and overnight on board Nile cruise.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
After breakfast on board , we cross to the west bank to visit the Valley of the Kings, which was the necropolis of the New Kingdom pharaohs. 63 tombs have been found there and numbered on the maps in the order of their discovery (entrance ticket to three tombs), While the tomb of the boy king Tutankhamun is optional with extra ticket.
Afterwards , we visit the amazing partly rock-hewn Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut 1507 BC at Deir el-Bahri. It is a breath taking sight. Then, we proceed to the Colossi of Memnon, Soaring 18 meter high & originally guarded Amenhotep’s mortuary temple 1390 BC.
N.B., if you did visit the valley of the kings and the mortuary temple of Hatshepsut before, you can replace them with the Mortuary Temple of Ramses the 3rd at Medinet Habu, which is second only to Karnak Temples in size and detail with reliefs that reach 27 m showing an oversized Ramses scattering enemies from his chariot. As well as Egypt’s sole relief of a naval battle against the sea peoples. Then, we head to the Valley of the Nobles, that is made up of more than 400 tombs mainly from the New Kingdom, providing an invaluable insight into daily life in the New Kingdom (entrance ticket to two tombs).
Instead of the valley of the nobles, we can see the Valley of the Workers at the village of Deir al-Medina , where the craftsmen, servants & laborers who worked on the royal tombs lived in that village. Its tombs provide a rare insight into the lives of ordinary people in ancient Egypt.
After lunch, You will sail to Edfu enjoying a leisurely dinner on board. Overnight on board Nile Cruise.
After breakfast we visit the well-preserved Ptolemaic Temple of Edfu, dedicated to the falcon headed god of kingship and protection called Horus. This most preserved temple in Egypt was built by Ptolemy the 3rd in 237 BC.
Then , we go back to the cruise for lunch and keep sailing till we reach the town of Kom Ombo, which was so important to the caravan routes from Nubia and various gold mines. It is surrounded by fields of sugar cane and corn, where we will visit its imposing Greek-Roman Temple overlooking the River Nile. After Lunch on board the ship , we will visit the Temple of Kom Ombo, that was dedicated to Sobek The crocodile god & to Horus the falcon-headed god. It was begun by Ptolemy the 6th in the 2nd century BC. A museum near its place houses 40 crocodile mummies that have been found in the nearby necropolis.
Continue sailing to Aswan. Dinner and Overnight on board you deluxe Nile Cruise.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
The city of Aswan , the southernmost town in Egypt , was the Ancient Egyptian Gateway to Africa and the home of many granite quarries from which most of the obelisks seen in Luxor were sourced. Its ancient name (SWNET), is derived from the ancient Egyptian symbol for trade or market. It was equally important as a military station as a place of traffic.
After breakfast, we head to the High Dam , which is an embankment dam built across the Nile and built between 1960 and 1970. Afterwards , we go to the Island of Philae. Its temple was one of the rescued and relocated monuments after the building of Aswan dam in 1898-1902, where we can explore its amazing temple that was dedicated to the goddess Isis the divine mother of the pharaoh.
Then , we visit the largest known ancient obelisk (The unfinished obelisk), which is located in the northern region of the stone quarries. The bottom side of the obelisk is still attached to the bedrock. If finished it would have measured around 42 m long or 137 feet long and would have weighed nearly 1,200 tons.
Dinner and overnight on board deluxe Nile Cruise.
Disembark from your Nile cruise after breakfast, then transfer to Luxor Airport for final departure. From Aswan to Luxor is about 4 Hours driving and the road from Aswan to Luxor is opened from 06:00 am till 06:00 pm.
- Meet and greet service by our representatives
- All transfers by a private air-conditioned vehicle
- Accommodation for 4 nights on board 5 star deluxe cruise on full board basis
- All Nile Cruise excursions as mentioned in the itinerary
- English speaking guide during your excursions
- Bottled Water during your tours
- Transfer from Aswan to Luxor by a private air-conditioned vehicle
- All service charges and taxes
- International Airfare
- Any optional tours
- Personal spending
- Tipping Kitty
- Entrance fees to the mentioned historical sites
|Double||$ 506||$ 698|
|Solo||$ 879||$ 1127|
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