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Join an exciting Nile Cruise adventure, exploring the Ancient History of Upper Egypt in Luxor and Aswan starting with the famous sites in Luxor including Karnak Temple and Luxor Temple and the West Bank Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens and Colossi Of Memnon. Then a relaxing informative cruise along the Nile stopping at Edfu temple and Kom Ombo temple until reaching colorful Aswan and it’s delightful Nubian Culture and sites. Visits to Aswan High Dam, Philae Temple and The Unfinished Obelisk are all included. A total contrast to your Red Sea holiday and a nice break to explore!
Day 1- Soma bay to Luxor Nile Cruise Luxor Sightseeing
El gounatours Representative will meet and assist you at your hotel in Soma bay for your transfer to Luxor (about 4 hours driving in the eastern desert). Arrive Luxor and then met and be accompanied by your expert Egyptologist Tour Guide for a journey back in time on the East Bank of the Nile in Luxor to Karnak Temple and Luxor Temple then transfer to the Nile cruise boat in Luxor for embarkation and lunch. Afternoon tea and dinner on board the Nile cruise in Luxor - Optional Sound and Light Show at the Karnak Temple in Luxor and an optional tour of Luxor City and market.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Day 2 - Luxor Nile Cruise Shore Excursions
Breakfast on board your Nile cruise boat in Luxor and then accompanied by your Egyptologist Tour Guide for a wonderful ancient exploration on the West Bank of the River Nile in Luxor to the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at El Deir EL Bahari and the Colossi of Memnon, Transferred back to the Nile cruise in Luxor . Sailing to Edfu via Esna Lock with dinner and overnight stay on board.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3 - Tours to Edfu and Kom Ombo Temples
Breakfast on board the Nile cruise boat and then accompanied by your knowledgeable Guide to visiting Horus Temple at Edfu then transfer to the cruise to sail to Kom Ombo with lunch on board the Nile cruise boat. .On arrival at Kom Ombo, your Egyptologist Tour Guide will escort you to the Temple of Kom Ombo shared by the two Gods Sobek and Haroeris. Continue sailing on to Aswan with dinner and overnight on board the Nile cruise boat in Aswan.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4 - Abu Simbel from Aswan Nile
Following a pick-up from your hotel in Aswan at 03:15, travel by air-conditioned vehicle to the temples of Abu Simbel before the heat of the day. Carved out of the mountainside during the reign of Pharaoh Ramesses II in the 13th century BC, the Abu Simbel temple complex was relocated in its entirety in 1968 to an artificial hill above the Aswan High Dam reservoir. Relax on the 3-hour drive into the desert. Upon arrival, an Egyptologist guide will tell you all about one of the greatest and most whimsical pharaohs in Egyptian history. Marvel at the main façade of the Great Temple to Ramesses II and its 4 statues of the pharaoh seated on his throne following his advancing age. In theory, the main temple is dedicated to Amon-Re Horakhty and Ptah, but in practice, it was constructed for the greater glory of its builder, Ramses the Great. Continue to the smaller temple of Ramesses' consort, Queen Nefertari, situated right next to the Great Temple. Admire the impressive rock-cut façade depicting the pharaoh and his queen. Re-board the coach at 09:00 for the return transfer to Aswan before the high heat of the dessert arrives.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 5 - Aswan Nile Cruise to Soma bay
Disembarkation after breakfast on board the Nile cruise vessel, you will be escorted by your Egyptologist Tour Guide in Aswan for an amazing tour of the Aswan High Dam, the Granite Quarries and the Temple of Philae in Aswan. Transfer to your Nile cruise boat in Aswan for embarkation with lunch, then transfer back to Soma bay from Aswan. (about 4 hours by road) Meals: Breakfast