Day 1: Private Transfer from Hurghada to Luxor & Visit Karnak and Luxor Temples - Nile Cruise ON
Our representative will pick you up from the hotel in Hurghada, Red Sea. Transfer to Luxor to board your Nile cruise around 4 hours driving.
Transfer to embark Nile Cruise before lunch.
Afternoon, you will discover the East bank of Luxor including Karnak Temples Complex, which are the largest structures ever build in the history of the mankind. The principal building is that of god Amun Ra, since it was considered the house of god on the earth, the earlier structure date back to the middle kingdom, but there are some references which refer to the earlier buildings as old as the 3rd dynasty.
Later on, you will proceed to visit Temple of Luxor, which was built by one of the kings of the 12th dynasty and completed by the well know king Ramses II. This temple was located in the heart of ancient Thebes and, like Karnak, was dedicated to the main/chief god Amun Re. After finishing your day tour, you will be transferred back to your ship for rest and refresh. At night, Egyptian folkloric show will be operated by the staff. Dinner will be served and overnight in Luxor. (Lunch – Dinner)
Day 2: Valley of the Kings, Hatshipsut Temple & Sail to Edfu via Essna
Breakfast on the Nile cruise. After that you will Start your magical tour in Thebes, the sacred land by exploring the wet bank of Luxor including Valley of the Kings, which considers as the royal cemetery of the Theban kings and rulers of ancient Egypt, and the place where our Pharaohs were buried,
Then proceed to visit Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir El Bahari. This temple is considered as one of the most wonderful examples of the Architecture in ancient Egypt, because it was totally carved inside the mountain. At the end of the tour you will visit Colossi of Memnon, which is belonging to king Amenhotep III.
After that you will return to your ship to have your lunch during sailing to Essna city and cross the lock (just like Panama Canal locks). Free at leisure. Dinner and overnight on the cruise. (Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner)
Day 3: Edfu Temple - Sail to Kom Oumbo - Visit the temple - Sail to Aswan
Breakfast on the cruise. Then the guide will take you in a mysterious journey to land of secrets. This guided tour of today begins by visiting one of the most wonderful temples in Egypt, Temple of Horus in Edfu, which is considered to be one of the most well preserved temples in Egypt.
After that, you will revert back to your ship. Lunch will be served on board during sailing to the city of Kom Ombo.
Afternoon, you will proceed to explore Temple of Kom Ombo, where the two gods Sobek & Haroeris were worshipped for a while. Get back to your ship and enjoy your lunch on the sun deck, watching the unique landscape of the great river Nile. On its banks the ancient Egyptian civilization has been created and flourished.
After the tour, you will get back to your ship, rest and refresh on board. Dinner meal will be served on board during sailing to the city of Aswan. Late evening arrive to Aswan and overnight. (Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner).
Day 4: Philae Temple - High Dam - Unfinished Obelisk
Breakfast will be served on board your ship. Later on, you will join your Egyptologist tour guide to discover the great city of Aswan, including The High Dam, which has been erected by the Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser in 1960 AD to protect Egypt from the Nile flood.
After that you will enjoy sailing on the Nile River by a motor boat till reach Agilika Island, where you will visit Temple of Philae, which was erected during the Gaeco-Roman period and was dedicated to goddess Isis (mother of god Horus).
Finally you will be escorted to visit one of the marvelous sightseeing in Aswan, The Unfinished Obelisk, which was made out of red granite and was dedicated to god Amun Ra.
After finishing your day tour, you will get back to your ship. Lunch will be served on board. Afternoon tea will be served on board. At night free at leisure. Dinner and overnight in Aswan. (Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner).
Day 5: Disembarkation from Nile Cruise - Private Transfer from Aswan to Hurghada
Breakfast on board your Nile cruise and check out. Then our representative will escort you for 8 hours driving back to your hotel in Hurghada. (Breakfast)
Optional Excursion to Abu Simbel Temple: Breakfast box from your Nile cruise and check out . Later on, you will be transferred by private A-C van to Abu Simbel. The original site was known as Meha in the ancient times and was first documented in the 18th Dynasty, when Ay and Horemheb had rock-cut chapels hewn in the hills to the south. Upon arrival, you will proceed to visit Abu Simbel Temples, which were built by king Ramses II. The first temple (the biggest one) was built by Ramesses II and being dedicated to the famous god Rahorakhty. While the second temple (the smaller one) was dedicated to king himself and his beautiful wife queen .
Then our representative will escort you for 8 hours driving back to your hotel in Hurghada. (Breakfast).