Enjoy 4 Nights -5 days Nile Cruise tour from Hurghada, 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
Day 1- Hurghada to Luxor Nile Cruise / Luxor Sightseeing:
Our Representative will meet and assist you at your hotel in Hurghada for your transfer to Luxor (about 4 hours driving in the eastern desert). Arrive Luxor and then met and accompanied by your expert Egyptologist Tour Guide for a journey back in time on the East Bank of the Nile in Luxor
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
Then transfer to the Nile cruise boat in Luxor for embarkation and lunch. Afternoon tea and dinner onboard 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 onboard 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,
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 Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at El Deir EL Bahari
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.
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
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.
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)
Edfu temple temple
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.
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
The two temples of Abu simble
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 Hurghada Red Sea:
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 Marsa Alam from Aswan. (about 4 hours by road) Meals: Breakfast