Start your Nile cruise on one of the world’s most beautiful rivers, The Nile River from Luxor to Aswan. You will travel through onboard Luxor Aswan Nile Cruises.
Early pick up from your hotel in Hurghada to Luxor. You will start your Nile Cruise itinerary with the Colossi of Memnon. The two huge statues representing the King Amenhotep, once they were decorating the entrance of his mortuary temple.
We will move then to the Valley of the Kings and you will visit three tombs. You will go deep underground and you will be shocked to discover that most of these tombs have colors so brilliant to seem just finished.
The next stop will be Hatshepsut temple the only female pharaoh woman in Egyptian history. You will remain breathless admiring this architecture! It was obtained by digging the belly of a mountain and walking along the staircase which leads to the temple you will be overwhelmed by his magnificence.
Once you made your breakfast on board the Nile Cruise, we will dedicate the morning to visit the Luxor East bank with his fabulous temples.
The first stop will be the Karnak Temple. The entrance is decorated with two lines of sphinxes and his hypostyle hall is famous worldwide and you will be impressed by the freshness of the colors that many architectures still maintain.
After that, Luxor Temple was the sacred place that shows you perfectly the mixture of elements from different historical periods. We will take lunch on board.
After lunch, enjoy your free time while sailing to Esna to cross Esna lock then sail to Edfu city where we will spend our night on board.
Breakfast on board then you will start your day horse-drawn carriage to visit the Edfu Temple, one of the best-preserved buildings of the country. It was dedicated to god Horus and keeps intact many of colors and original decorations.
Lunch will be on board then sail to Kom Ombo city. upon arrival, we will visit the famous double temple, a building that a mirrored building along its axis main, dedicated to Sobek and Haroeris. free time till Aswan. Enjoy your dinner on board and overnight at Aswan.
Enjoy your breakfast on board then we will start our Aswan sightseeing visit. The High Dam and the unfinished Obelisk, two masterpieces that will let you without breath!
You will be surprised by the grandeur and greatness of the High Dam and it will be hard for you to think that it was made without any technological instrument but just by the hands of the workers.
Also, the story of the unfinished obelisk is really charming, his height should be about 42 meters but it was not completed because of the crack that was formed unexpectedly, damaging the final project.
The last stop before lunch will be one of the most wonderful attractions in the country Philae temple. Philae is very important because it was entirely taken apart and put back on an island close to that for which it was designed.
The reason for this feat was the construction of the dam that caused the raising of water to the point that it covers many islands, including one on which the building stood. In the evening if you want you could see the sounds and lights show in the Temple of Philae.
On the last day of the Nile cruise, we will go to Abu Simbel, the two twin temples await us! In 1960, following the construction of the Aswan High Dam, it was necessary to transfer them. With a huge number of people and specialized staff, the two temples were dismantled and rebuilt on a new site, in order to avoid that the water could submerge them. This pharaonic project was commissioned by Pharaoh Ramses II.
The Great Temple was dedicated to the Pharaoh, the Small Temple instead was dedicated to his wife, Queen Nefertari. After this tour, we will back to your boat and you will take lunch. In the afternoon we will move with our private car to Hurghada.