6 nights Nile cruise ex Luxor, tour, Prices, Booking

In fact, 6 nights Nile cruise ex Luxor is not common in Egypt. A very few Nile cruises do this tour. The 6 nights Nile cruise ex Luxor includes a visit to Dendera temple. In fact, it is the main difference of the other Nile cruises tours. In, the 6 nights Nile cruise ex Luxor, the cruise ship sails towards Quena which located north of Luxor. However, here under the detailed itinerary

Day 01 of the 6 nights Nile cruise ex Luxor: Luxor

This day of the 6 nights Nile cruise ex Luxor will start by the embarkation on the cruise. It will be before the lunch. The lunch will be on the cruise board. The rest of day will be at leisure on the cruise. The open buffet dinner and overnight will be on the cruise board.

Day 02 of the 6 nights Nile cruise ex Luxor: Luxor-Quena-Luxor:

Open buffet breakfast will be on the cruise board. Today we will sail to Quena. This day of the 6 nights Nile cruise ex Luxor will include a visit to Dendera Complex. In fact, the complex located about 2.5 km south-east of Dendera, Egypt. Moreover, the complex has one of the best preserved temple complexes in Egypt. The area used as the sixth Nome of Upper Egypt, south of Abydos. The whole complex covers some 40,000 square meters. In fact, it surrounded by a hefty mud brick enclosed wall. Dendera was a site for chapels or shrines from the beginning of history of ancient Egypt. It seems that pharaoh Pepi I built on this site. An evidence exists of a temple in the eighteenth dynasty 1500 BC.

The earliest extant building in the compound today is the Mammisi. In fact, it raised by Nectanebo II who was last of the native pharaohs (360-343 BC). The features in the complex include Hathor temple which called the temple of Tentyra. The temple modified on the same site starting as far back as the Middle Kingdom. Furthermore, it continued right up until the time of the Roman emperor Trajan. The existing structure built no later than the late Ptolemaic period. The temple which dedicated to Hathor, is one of the best preserved temples in all Egypt. The open buffet lunch will be on the cruise board while sailing back to Luxor. The open buffet dinner and overnight will be on the cruise board.

Day 03 of the 6 nights Nile cruise ex Luxor: Luxor

The open buffet breakfast will be on the cruise board. This day of the 6 nights Nile cruise ex Luxor will include tour to the awe inspiring Luxor temple. In fact, the temple founded in 1400 BC and built with sandstone from the Gebel el-Silsila area. The area located in south western Egypt. And then we will continue to visit Karnak temple. In fact, the temple comprises a vast mix of decayed temples, chapels and pylons. It also has other buildings. The building at the complex began in the reign of Sesostris I in the Middle Kingdom. It also continued into the Ptolemaic period. And then, we will be back to the cruise for open buffet lunch. The open buffet dinner and overnight will be on the cruise board.

Day 04 of the 6 nights Nile cruise ex Luxor: Luxor-Edfu

After the open buffet breakfast, we cross to the west bank of the Nile . The 6 nights Nile cruise ex Luxor will include a visit the Colossi of Memnon. In fact, they are two massive stone statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III. For the past 3400 years (since 1350 BC) they stood in the Theban necropolis. It is across the Nile River from the modern city of Luxor. And then will go to the Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens. Over there, we will visit Hatshepsut temple.

The temple located beneath the cliffs at Deir el Bahari. It is on the west bank of the Nile near the Valley of the Kings. The mortuary temple of Hatshepsut dedicated to the sun god Amun-Ra. It located next to Mentuhotep II temple which served both as an inspiration and later, a quarry. Open buffet lunch will be on the cruise board while sailing to Edfu. The open buffet dinner and overnight will be on the cruise board.

Day 05 of the 6 nights Nile cruise ex Luxor: Edfu-Kom Ombo-Aswan

The open buffet breakfast will be on the cruise board. The 6 nights Nile cruise ex Luxor includes a visit to Edfu’s beautiful preserved temple of Horus. In fact, it is the best preserved of all large Egyptian temples and built by the Ptolemy’s. The open buffet lunch will be on the cruise board while sailing to Kom Ombo. In Kom Ombo, we will visit the temple of Sobek, the crocodile god which situated on the riverbank. Continue to Aswan. We enjoy a sumptuous Oriental dinner and dance all night away to the Egyptian Galabeya Party. Overnight will be on the cruise board.

Day 06 of the 6 nights Nile cruise ex Luxor: Aswan

After the open buffet breakfast, we view the Aswan High Dam. In fact, the dam is an embankment dam which situated across the Nile River in Aswan. The 6 nights Nile cruise ex Luxor will also include a visit to the Unfinished Obelisk. The obelisk located in the northern region of the stone quarries of ancient Egypt in Aswan. Archaeologists are unsure which pharaoh created this structure. It indeed is one third larger than any ancient Egyptian obelisk ever erected. Open buffet lunch will be on the cruise board. PM, we will sail by traditional Nile Felucca. The sailing will be along the shores of Elephantine Island to visit Philae temple. The open buffet dinner and overnight will be on the cruise board.

Day 07 of the 6 nights Nile cruise ex Luxor: Aswan – Disembarkation

Open buffet breakfast will be on the cruise board. Disembarkation will be after the breakfast.

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