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Have an amazing experience along the Nile valley for 9 days 8 nights Nile cruise from the Netherlands .discover the ancient Egyptian history between Luxor and Aswan, Visit the majestic Abu Simbel temple, Book us Now!
Day 1- Sunday
Fly from Amsterdam to Luxor on Turkish airline
Amsterdam-Istanbul depart at 14:40 Arrival at 19:00,Then Fly from Istanbul at 23.20 arrival Luxor at 01.20 Then Transfer to Transfer to the Hotel lotus
DAY 02 -Monday
Transfer from Lotus Hotel to the Nile Cruise.Embarkation& Lunch on board of the Nile Cruise, proceed with the Visits to the Eastbank of the Nile Including
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 03 Tuesday
Breakfast on the board on the Nile cruise, 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 04 -Wednesday
Breakfast on board the Cruise
07:00 Visit the temple of Edfu
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 5 Thusrday
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
Built to honor the goddess Isis, this was the last temple built in the classical Egyptian style. Construction began around 690 BC, and it was one of the last outposts where the goddess was worshipped
The High Dam
Aswan High Dam is a rock-fill dam located at the northern border between Egypt and Sudan. The dam is fed by the River Nile and the reservoir forms Lake Nasser. Construction for the project began in 1960 and was completed in 1968. It was officially inaugurated in 1971.
The Unfinished Obelisk
Aswan was the source of ancient Egypt’s finest granite, used to make statues and embellish temples, pyramids, and obelisks. The large unfinished obelisk in the Northern Quarries has provided valuable insight into how these monuments were created, although the full construction process is still not entirely clear. Three sides of the shaft, nearly 42m long, were completed except for the inscriptions. At 1168 tonnes, the completed obelisk would have been the single heaviest piece of stone the Egyptians ever fashioned.
12:00 lunch onboard of the Cruise
Dinner &overnight on board the Cruise
Breakfast on board the Cruise
Optional Tour to Visit Abu Simbel
Abu Simbel temples
The two temples of Ramses the second and the Queen Nefertari were carved out of the Mountain on the west bank of the Nile between 1274 and 1244 B.c, The Great Temple was dedicated to Ramses the second, Ra-Harakhty, Amun Ra and Ptah, with 4 Colossal statues,The second temple was dedicated to The Queen Nefertari and Goddess Hathor,the two temples were dismantled stone by stone and rebuilt on higher ground,The preservation of the two temples of Abu Simbel must Rank as the greatest Achievement of the Unesco
Dinner & Overnight on board in Aswan
Day 07 Saturday
After Breakfast on board Sail to Kom Ombo.then sail to Edfu Overnight in Edfu
Lunch on board. Dinner on board.
Day 8- Sunday
Enjoy day sailing and Relax
Breakfast on board.
Lunch on board
Dinner on board.
Overnight in Luxor .
Day 9- Monday
Depart at 03:45 from Luxor arrival at 07:55 at Istanbul. Then Fly from Istanbul at 11:45 arrival at 13:35 at Amsterdam
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