5 day Nile cruise from Luxor to Aswan, tours, booking
5 day Nile cruise from Luxor to Aswan starts by the meeting at Luxor airport. In fact, the tour of 5 day Nile cruise from Luxor to Aswan includes a transfer by a private coach to the cruise. Embarkation will be before lunch. Lunch will be on the cruise board. And then, we will tour the awe inspiring Luxor temple. In fact, the temple founded in 1400 BC and built with sandstone. The area located in south-western Egypt. The tour itinerary will also include a visit to Karnak Temple. The temple comprises a vast mix of decayed temples, chapels, pylons, and other buildings. Building at the complex began in the reign of Sesostris I in the Middle Kingdom. It continued into the Ptolemaic period. And then, we will be back to the cruise. Dinner and overnight will be on the cruise board.
Optional Tour: Sound & Light Show at Karnak temple.
5 day Nile cruise from Luxor to Aswan day 2: Luxor – Edfu
Breakfast will be on the cruise board. It will be before we start 5 day Nile cruise from Luxor to Aswan day 2. And then, we cross to the west bank of the Nile to visit the Colossi of Memnon. The two massive stone statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III. For the past 3400 years (since 1350 BC) they stood in the Theban necropolis, across the River Nile. And then, we will go to the Valley of Kings and Queens.
5 day Nile cruise from Luxor to Aswan will also include a visit to Hatshepsut temple. The temple located beneath the cliffs at Deir el Bahari on the west bank of the Nile. It is near to the Valley of the Kings. The mortuary temple dedicated to the sun god Amon-Ra. Moreover, it located next to the mortuary temple of Mentuhotep II. Lunch will be on the cruise board. Sail to Edfu through Esna lock. Dinner and overnight will be also on the cruise board.
Day 3: Edfu – Kom Ombo – Aswan
Breakfast will be on the cruise board. It will be before we start 5 day Nile cruise from Luxor to Aswan day 3. Today we will visit Edfu’s beautiful preserved Temple of Horus. In fact, the temple is the best which preserved of all large Egyptian temples. It built by the Ptolemy’s. Lunch will be also on the Nile cruise board while sailing to Kom Ombo. In Kom Ombo, we will visit the Temple of Sobek the crocodile god, conveniently situated on the riverbank. And then, we will continue to Aswan. We enjoy a sumptuous Oriental Dinner and dance all night away to the Egyptian Galabeya Party. Overnight will be on the Nile cruise board.
Day 4: Aswan
Breakfast will be on the cruise board. It will be before we start 5 day Nile cruise from Luxor to Aswan day 4. Today we will we view the Aswan High Dam, an embankment dam situated across the Nile River in Aswan. And then we will visit the Unfinished Obelisk. In fact, the obelisk is much of the red granite. It used for the ancient temples and colossi. In fact, it came from quarries in the Aswan area. Around these quarries are many inscriptions, many of which describing successful quarrying projects. Lunch will be also on the Nile cruise board.
In fact, the tour itinerary also includes sailing by traditional Nile Felucca along the Nile river. The sailing will be to visit Elephantine Island. It will also include a visit to Philae Temple at Philae Island. In fact, Philae Island was a rocky island in the middle of the River Nile, south of Aswan. It called in Hieroglyphic “Apo” which means Ivory. Dinner and overnight will be on the Nile cruise board.
5 day Nile cruise from Luxor to Aswan day 5: Aswan – Disembarkation
Breakfast will be also on the Nile cruise board. Disembarkation will be after the breakfast. Transfer to Aswan airport.
** Optional Tour: Excursion to Abu Simbel temples either by private coach or by domestic flight.
Abu Simbel temples are 300 km southwest of Aswan. In fact, Abu Simbel complex is a part of UNESCO World Heritage Site. It known as the “Nubian Monuments” and runs from Abu Simbel downriver to Philae. Furthermore, The twin temples originally carved out of the mountainside. It was during the reign of Pharaoh Ramses II in the 13th century BC. They are a lasting monument to himself and his queen Nefertari. In fact, it was to commemorate his alleged victory at the Battle of Kadesh. Furthermore, it was also to intimidate his Nubian neighbors. The complex relocated in its entirety in 1968. It is now on an artificial hill. The hill made from a domed structure, high above the Aswan High Dam reservoir.