Join an exciting 5 Days Nile Cruise from Sahel Hashesh to Luxor and Aswan 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.
A Marsa Alam Tours Representative will meet and assist you at your hotel in Sahel Hashesh for your transfer to Luxor (about 4 hours driving in the eastern desert). Arrive Luxor and then meet and be accompanied by your expert Egyptologist Tour Guide
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) Luxor Temple:
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 Optional sound and the light show
Dinner &Overnight onboard the Cruise in Cairo Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Optional trip to the balloon ride -85 $ per person
Breakfast on the board the Nile cruise, Breakfast on the Nile Cruise, Visit the west bank of the Nile Including:
The valley of the Kings:
Once called the great Place of the Truth, this valley is 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 colossi of Memnon:
Massive pair statues Known as the Colossi of Memnon, Rising about 18 M from the plain, are the remains of what was once the largest complex on the west bank, Built by Amenhotep the Third The Queen Hatshepsut temple:
Rising out of the desert Plain, in a series of terraces, The temple of Hatshepsut Mergs with sheer limestone cliffs on the eastern face of the Theban Mountain as if Nature herself had built this Extraordinary monument. 13:00 sail to Esna lock& lunch will be during the sail
18:00 arrive, Esna Lock, Sail to Edfu& Dinner
Overnight o board the Cruise in Edfu
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Breakfast on board the Cruise
07:00 Visit the temple of Edfu Edfu 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. 09:30 Sail to Kom combo
12:30 lunch on board of the Nile cruise during the sail
15:30 arrive Kom Ombo, visit the temple of Kom Ombo 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) 17:30 Continue sailing to Aswan, Dinner will be during the sail
21:00 arrive Aswan and overnight on board the Cruise Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Breakfast on board the cruise.
Abu Simbel temples
The two temples of Ramses the second and the Queen Nefertari were carved out of the Mountain on the west bank of the Nile between 1274 and 1244 B.c, The Great Temple was dedicated to Ramses the second, Ra-Harakhty, Amun Ra, and Ptah, with 4 Colossal statues, The second temple was dedicated to The Queen Nefertari and Goddess Hathor, the two temples were dismantled stone by stone and rebuilt on higher ground, The preservation of the two temples of Abu Simbel must Rank as the greatest Achievement of the Unesco. 12:00 lunch on board the Cruise at 16:00 sailing trip with Felucca around Elphinatine island and Visit Lord Kitchener island- Optional trip the Nubian village- 60 $ per person The Nubian village is one of Aswan's attractions. It's worth visiting and spending 2 hours. The place is very authentic and genuine, Colorful and artistic, the Nubian Village will surprise you in every corner! While walking in the village, you will straight away feel the soul of this place!
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Breakfast on Board the Cruise
08:00 Proceed with Visits to Aswan including the Temple of Philae and a tour by Felucca around Elephantine, the High Dam, the Unfinished Obelisk Phiala temple:
Built to honor the goddess Isis, this was the last temple built in the classical Egyptian style. Construction began around 690 BC, and it was one of the last outposts where the goddess was worshipped The High Dam:
Aswan High Dam is a rock-fill dam located at the northern border between Egypt and Sudan. The dam is fed by the River Nile and the reservoir forms Lake Nasser. Construction for the project began in 1960 and was completed in 1968. It was officially inaugurated in 1971. The Unfinished Obelisk :
Aswan was the source of ancient Egypt’s finest granite, used to make statues and embellish temples, pyramids, and obelisks. The large unfinished obelisk in the Northern Quarries has provided valuable insight into how these monuments were created, although the full construction process is still not entirely clear. Three sides of the shaft, nearly 42m long, were completed except for the inscriptions. At 1168 tonnes, the completed obelisk would have been the single heaviest piece of stone the Egyptians ever fashioned. 12:00 lunch in Aswan then transfers back to Sahel Hashesh from Aswan. (about 4 hours by road) Meals: Breakfast
- Transfers from Sahel Hashesh to Luxor/ Aswan to Sahel Hashesh by A-C vehicle
- Meet and greet service upon arrival & departure
- The assistance of our personnel during your stay and excursions
- Excursions to Karnak and Luxor Temples
- Transfer Sahel Hashesh to Aswan and Luxor to Sahel Hashesh
- Excursions to Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple, and Colossi of Memnon
- Excursions to Edfu and Kom Ombo Temples
- Accommodation on board 5 star Nile Cruise
- All Nile Cruise excursions as mentioned in the itinerary
- Excursions to Philae Temple, High Dam, and the Unfinished Obelisk
- Entrance fees to all sights between Luxor and Aswan as per itinerary
- Expert English-speaking Tour Guide for all Nile Cruise tours and shore excursions
- Any extras
Please don't forget to bring with you
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