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5-day Nile cruise from Luxor to Aswan

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A 5-day Nile cruise from Luxor to Aswan in detail:

Day 1: Check-in at our Nile Cruise Ship – Luxor’s eastern Shore

Nile Cruise – Karnak TempleLuxor Temple

In the morning we check in on our Nile Cruise Ship, where we will start our 5 day Nile cruise from Luxor to Aswan. After lunch we visit first the famous Karnak temple, a large open-air museum that was built over a period of more than a thousand years. Experience the amazing hypostylhal with the gigantic pillars and the large obelisks erected by Tuthmoses I and Queen Hatshepsut.

Then we visit the Luxor temple, which was built under Amenhotep III, and was dedicated to the gods Amun, his wife Mut and their son Khonsu. You can also experience an ancient church and a mosque built on top of the Temple. After the visit we drive a little horse-riding tour through the city and look at the modern Luxor with its fine houses and shops, the old quarters and their narrow streets and market.

breakfast, lunch and dinner are included

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Day 2: Luxor’s West Bank

Air Balloon Ride (additional) – Valley of the Kings – Hatshepsuts dead Temple – Memnon Kolosserne

  1. There is a possibility during our 5 day Nile cruise from Luxor to Aswan to try a ride in the air balloon in the morning, on the West Bank, where you can fly along with the birds, while you see the new Day standing up below!!

Early in the morning we drive to the West Bank of Luxor and visit the Valley of the Kings where the pharaohs were buried from the 18th. Dynasty and until the 20th century. dynasty, after leaving the Memphis Area. Here you can access the tombs and discover the colorful paintings and stories written with hieroglyphics on the Walls.

Then we drive to Queen Hatshepsuts mortuary Temple. She was one of the most fascinating rulers of ancient Egypt, a female pharaoh who proved her ability to reign successfully over an empire, and finally she also created an architecturally extraordinary mortuary temple for herself, with three terraces separated by colonnades, a hypostylhal and many statues, paintings and reliefs. Here you can see the reliefs of the transport of the obelisks to Karnak, as well as the birth of queen Hatshepsut. Reliefs on the south side of the Middle Terrace show the Queen expedition to the land of Punt, which was known for their incense.

Before we drive back to our ship we do stay at the 3400 year old Memnon behemoths, the huge statues of Amenhotep III, which once stood guard in front of his, now non existent, valley temple, which was once greater than the Karnak Temple. When we arrive back to our ship we eat lunch and start our sailing trip to Aswan. The rest of the day we relax and enjoy the view as we sail towards Edfu, but before we reach it we must go through the Esna lock.

breakfast, lunch and dinner are included

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Day 3: Edfu – COM Ombo

Edfu Temple – Come Ombo Temple

After breakfast on board, we run with a horse-made carriage to Egypt’s most well preserved temple, Horus temple in Edfu. there is the most intact pharaohs temple in Egypt. The Tower-like column of the temple was erected by Ptolemy IX and you can see a few beautiful statues of the falconry god Horus. Discover here the beautiful Sacrificial chamber and admire the many beautiful and elaborate reliefs on the walls. When we finish the temple we run back to our cruise ship and continue our sailing trip towards Kom Ombo.

In the afternoon we will be anchoring in Kom Ombo, and together we go in and visit Egypt’s only double temple dedicated to the crocodile God Sobek, and the falcon god Horus. The architectural masterpiece offers double, perfectly symmetrical elements with twin entrances, courtyards, pillars and shrines, which are probably the expression of a kind of double priesthood. The temple stands on a promontory at a curvature in the nile, where the sacred crocodiles in ancient times lay and baked in the sun on the banks of the nile, and you can therefore see a small museum with crocodile Mummies.

When the trip is finished, we go further towards Aswan while we enjoy our last dinner on Board.

breakfast, lunch and dinner are included

5-day Nile cruise from Luxor to Aswan

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Day 4: Aswan – Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel Temple

After breakfast we drive to Abu simbel, where we visit the World’s most impressive monument – Abu simbel, where four gigantic statues of Ramses II, 22 metres high, are carved out of the mountain, forming the entrance to an impressive Temple. The inner part of the temple was carved out of the rock, with a length of more than 60 meters, and is beautifully decorated with pillars, colorful reliefs and figurines cut out into the ROCK. Little from there is a small temple dedicated to his favorite wife, queen Nefertari. Please be aware that here you see something unique in Egyptian art – the statues of the king and queen adorning the facade are equally high.

We eat lunch in the city and end the day with Egypt’s best and most modern light and sound show with laser showing the love story between Ramses II and queen Nefertari. Then we drive back to Aswan.

breakfast, lunch and dinner are included

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Day 5: Aswan

Aswan Dam – Philae Temple – Felucca – Nubian village (additional)

Then we have reached Aswan and after breakfast we will end our 5 day Nile cruise from Luxor to Aswan with the visit to the Big Aswan Dam, one of the biggest feats of architecture and engineering in the 20th century. Century. From the dam there is a magnificent view of Lake Nasser, the World’s largest man-made lake. The huge reservoir that has emerged behind the dam stretches 550 km south and all the way into neighbouring Sudan. The whole area was previously home to around 40,000 people from Nubia and Sudan who were displaced in connection with the dam Building.

Then we drive to the small harbour from where we will sail out on Lake Nasser and visit the Philae temple, dedicated to the important Egyptian goddess Isis. The temple was rescued from the flood in connection with the behavior of the Aswan Dam of UNESCO, which through an 8 year long project reconstructed the Temple stone for Stone at its present Location.

After lunch we will enjoy another cruise on the nile, this time in a Felucca. There is also the option during our 5-day Nile cruise from Luxor to Aswan to experience an extra sailing trip between the stones humps and the islands of the Nile, to the Nubian village where we visit Nubians and play with the crocodiles.

breakfast, lunch and dinner are included

Price Includes:

  • Domestic and international flights
  • Accommodation at a 5 star hotel in Cairo and Hurghada
  • Accommodation at a 5 star Nile Cruise Ship
  • All meals
  • All excursions and entrance tickets
  • English speaking guide
  • Tips for all staff
  • All flight-taxes and charges
  • Egyptian Visa

Price does not include:

  • Beverages
  • EU Production Indemnity Insurance
  • Travel and medical Insurance
  • Cancellation Insurance
  • Other not specified

Children under 12 years of age only pay for flight tickets, food and admission tickets for points of interest!!

Children under the age of 4 only pay flights and no more than that!

This post is also available in: daDansk deDeutsch

This post is also available in: daDansk deDeutsch

This post is also available in: daDansk deDeutsch

5 Dages Nilkrydstogt fra Luxor to Aswan

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