4 Days Nile Cruise From Aswan To Luxor Including Abu Simbel & Hot Air Balloon

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Discover the rich heritage and history of Aswan and Luxor with the beauty of Egypt Nile Valley. Enjoy the beautiful Nile Valley scenery and the real Egyptian life from your 5 stars Nile Cruise Ship deck, in 4 days, 3 Nights from Aswan to Luxor. Discover the highlights of the sightseeing in Luxor and Aswan, stop in the way to visit the Pharaonic sites of interest such as Kom Ombo and Edfu Temples. Discover the most impressive temples of Abu Simbel from Aswan and enjoy a memorable Hot Air balloon Ride. Have fun and enjoy plenty of night entertainments of the belly dancing show, Galabeya party, Nubian show or disco and more in this 4 days Nile Cruise between Aswan and Luxor. - Check in with lunch & check out with breakfast

Itinerary Details

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Day 1 Arrive To Aswan - Nile Cruise And Aswan Day Tour

Stop At: Aswan

Let's Discover Egypt representative will pick you up from your hotel in Aswan, Aswan airport Or Railway station - Then Transfer to board your 5 stars Nile cruise before lunch - Lunch on board - Then visit the High Dam and Philae Temple. Dinner on board - Folkloric Show - Overnight in Aswan Meals: Lunch, Dinner Note: If your arrival to Aswan or Pick up time is so early ( Recommended ), so we will start the tour direct upon arrival since the cruise check-in time at 12:00 PM, and we don't want our guests waste their time waiting at the lobby for check-in and also to avoid the heat.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Aswan High Dam

start your day tour by visiting the High Dam, achieved in 1960 to protect Egypt from the flood and generate electricity. Prepare yourself for a particularly overwhelming sightseeing experience, Aswan High Dam is truly impressive. The Dam is 3600 metres long, 980 metres thick at base and 111 metres tall (at its highest point). The water of Lake Nasser, the world's largest man-made lake, have amassed behind it. It provides irrigation water and electricity for the whole of Egypt. Located 13 km south of Aswan then drive to visit philae temple.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Temple of Philae

Proceed to visit Philae Temple, the Greaco Roman temple dedicated to goddess Isis using a small motorboat to get there. This beautiful temple complex is one of the most picturesque in all of Egypt. It sits on Aglika Island just south of the old Aswan Dam.The temple was moved to its current location following the construction of the High Dam, which threatened to submerge it permanently. The careful reconstruction at the current site carefully completed, painstakingly preserving the original appearance and layout of the complex and even landscaping the island to match its former location. Philae rose to prominence during the Ptolomaic Dynasty as the center of the cult of the goddess Isis. This complex was actually one of the last remaining places where the ancient religion survived after the arrival of Christianity in Egypt, officially closing only in 551 AD. Early Christians then used the main temple on the island as a church. - Drive back to your Nile cruise and overnight in Aswan.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Day 2 Abu Simbel Temple & Kom Ombo Temple

Stop At: Abu Simbel Temple Complex

Around 4:30 AM, we will pick you up to visit Abu Simbel Temple (sharing a small group), to visit one of the most impressive places in Egypt, the rock-cut temples of Abu Simbel with their unique design built for King Ramesses 2nd and his beloved Queen Nefertari. The two Temples of Abu Simbel, with their unique style, are considered to be the masterpieces of ancient Egypt. They reflect the glory and grandeur of the new Kingdom.The Egyptian government and UNESCO decided to co-operate in order to save these temples from the flood, The Temple of Ramsses II was dedicated to the four universal gods Ptah, Re-Her-Akhtey, Amun-Re, and to Ramsses II himself. The great Abu Simbel temple is also called The Sun Temple of Ramssess II.The Temple of Queen Nefertari is also Called Temple of Hathor who was the wife of the God Horus so in a symbolic way Get back to the cruise by noon time. Enjoy lunch onboard and be ready for the cruise navigation by afternoon heading to Kom Ombo city.

Duration: 9 hour

Stop At: Temple of Kom Ombo

Almost 3 hours of sailing to kom ombo city while you enjoying your tea time on the sundeck. Arrive to Kom ombo city then visit The temple of Kom ombo The temple and the associated settlement site located 45 KM, north of Aswan, the temple was dedicated to the god Sobek Raa the crocodile God and the god Horus the elder, kom ombo temple was built 180 B.C by the Ptolemaic dynasty during the Roman invasion, what's so special about the temple of Kom ombo that it stands right on the river bank between Edfu and Aswan which makes it a wonderful stop station for Nile cruises. Sail to Edfu - Dinner on board - Galabyia Party. Overnight in Edfu town.

Duration: 1 hour

Day 3 Edfu Temple & Luxor East Bank

Stop At: Temple of Horus

Breakfast onboard, Then visit Edfu temple, the most Preserved temple in egypt, dedicated to the hawk-God Horus, The Construction of Ptolemaic temple of Horus,which was founded on the site of a much earlier temple, dates to the period between the reigns of Ptolemy the Third (237 B.c),The descriptions on the walls include the Myth of contending of Horus and Seth Probably performed annually as a religious Drama. Return to the cruise, relax on the sundeck watching the unique landscape and admire the beautiful scenery of the Nile river while sailing to Luxor. Cross Esna Lock, lunch on board and afternoon tea on the sundeck.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Karnak Open Air Museum

By late afternoon, arrive to Luxor city, then enjoy your tour to Karnak temples, 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 ) Then drive to enjoy luxor temple. Note: If your cruise arrives by 3:00 or 3:30 PM, then you have chance to visit both Karnak and Luxor Temples on the East Bank of Luxor, if not, we will make the visit next day.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Luxor Temple

After Karnak Temples, you will visit Luxor Temple, Largely built by the New Kingdom Pharaoh Amenhotep the Third,18th dynasty and Completed by King Tutankhamon and the Great King Ramses the second, The First pylon was raised by Ramses the second and Decorated by scenes of his Military Battle of Kadesh. Dinner onboard - Overnight in Luxor.

Duration: 1 hour

Day 4 Check out - Hot Air Balloon & West Bank

Stop At:

Around 4:30 AM pick up for the incredible memorable trip of Hot Air Balloon ride over the west bank of Luxor and enjoy an aerial view of the city landscape and famous landmarks. Enjoy the sunrise illuminating the sky of the open air museum city (Luxor) over the great temples and mountains below ( 40 to 55 minutes ride ) - Check-out, With a breakfast Box

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Colossi of Memnon

After the Balloon ride you will have a photo stop by Colossi of Memnon, two magnificent twin statues image of pharaoh Amenhotep III and two smaller statues carved by his feet (one being his wife and the other his mother), stands graciously in the horizon of the magnificent Luxor horizons. The two statues, each measuring 60 feet tall, stands in the entrance of Amenhotep III’s mortuary temple. They are famously named by the name of Colossi of Memnon due to a phenomenon produced by one of the statues after an earthquake. Originally built in the Theban Necropolis in the west of the Nile River in the modern city of Luxor, the Colossi of Memnon, two colossal statues made of quartzite sandstone, which archaeologists believe was quarried at El-Gabal el-Ahmar, located near modern Cairo and then transported 420 miles overland to the ancient city of Thebes, remain after thousands of years. Then drive to Hatsheput temple.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari

Visit The Queen Hatshepsut temple,discover her beautiful temple and her attractive story with her nephew. Rising out of the desert Plain, in a series of terraces, The temple of Hatshepsut Mergs with sheer limestone Cliffs of the eastern face of the Theban Mountain as if Nature herself had built this Extraordinary monument, Then drive to visit Kings Valley.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Valley of the Kings

Arrive to The Valley of the Kings, which called the great Place of the Truth, this valley Called now the valley of the Kings, It is a Majestic domain of the Pharaohs who once lay in great stone Sarcophagi, awaiting immortality, Glance around the complex and see the tombs and resting places of remarkable Egyptian kings such as Merneptah, Ramesses III, and Ramesses VI. Then transfer to Luxor railway station, Airport or your hotel in Luxor. - Lunch Not included

Duration: 2 hour
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