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Steigenberger Omar El Khayam Lake Cruise

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Schedule: Every Monday from Aswan & Friday from Abu Simbel

Description

Steigenberger Omar El Khayam Lake Cruise is the newest 5-star deluxe cruise to sail on Lake Nasser between Aswan and Abu Simbel. The friendly staff and luxurious facilities will make your holiday a memorable one. The ship is luxuriously appointed and sure to make you feel at home as you enjoy the scenery and history of Lake Nasser and ancient Nubia.

Inclusion

  • Meet and assist service upon arrival & departure
  • Assistance of our personal during your stay and excursions 
  • All transfers by a modern air-conditioned deluxe vehicle 
  • Accommodation on board 5 star cruise on full board basis
  • All Nile Cruise excursions as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees to all sights between Aswan and Abu Simbel
  • Egyptologist guide during your excursions
  • All service charges and taxes

Exclusion

  • Any Extra meals and beverages.
  • All personal expenses like laundry etc.
  • Tipping to Guide, Driver, etc.
  • Any Optional tours may require.

Itinerary:

4 Days - Abu Simbel / Aswan Every Friday

Day 01: Embarkation – Visit Abu Simbel

Our representative will collect you from your accommodation hotel in Abu Simbel or from Abu Simbel airport, and then you will be transferred to your Lake Nasser Cruise for embarkation and check in. Check in on the Cruise at 13.00 P.M then you will have your lunch on the Cruise.
Visit Abu Simbel Temple . Built on the west bank of the Nile River, between the first and second cataracts of the Nile, the site of Abu Simbel is one of the most recognizable ancient sites in Egypt. It contains two temples, carved into a mountainside, that were built by pharaoh Ramesses II (1303-1213 B.C).Abu Simbel today is no longer in the same location as it was in ancient times. “Following the decision to build a new High Dam at Aswan in the early 1960s, the temples were dismantled and relocated in 1968 on the desert plateau 64 meters (about 200 feet) above and 180 meters (600 feet) west of their original site, The area where they were originally located is now flooded. After getting back from the amazing visit of the Temple , you will be enjoying your Afternoon Tea time on board of the cruise and have some relaxation and refreshment. Dinner will be on board of the Cruise and overnight.

* Optional Visit to Sound And Light Show at Abu Simbel
In the Evening you will have a fascinating Sound & Light Show at Abu Simbel Temple . The Sound and Light show at Abu Simbel will convey you to the time of the pharaohs. Enchanting you with melodious music, and bringing the ancient world to life around you, the show includes projections into the temples showing how they once looked. The program is presented in a number of languages with the provision of ear pieces. It is an experience not to be missed, one that will make your visit to Abu Simbel the memory of a lifetime. 

Day 02: Sail to Kasr Ibrim – Visit Amada - Sail to Wadi El Seboua & Overnight

Breakfast on board of your Cruise. Early sail to Kasr Ibrim. View Kasr Ibrim from Sundeck , The Citadel Of Kasr Ibrim was once a formidable city high above the Nile River, but today it appears as an Island due to the construction of the Aswan High Dam. You will have your lunch on the cruise. Later on you will join your guide to visit the Amada Temple , Temple of Amada was originally built by Pharaoh Thutmose III who ruled during the 18thdynasty. When he died, his son, Amenhotep II took over, and during his reign he continued adding to the original temple and improving the temple’s decorations. Later when Amenhotep died, his successor, Thutmose IV once again began to initiate a number of changes, including the addition of a roof to cover the original temple’s open style forecourt.  Then you will visit the Temple of Derr , Ramssess II is certainly one of the most recognizable figures in Egyptian history because of his long and victorious reign, and the many temples and structures he built during this period. This makes the Temple of Derr a particular treasure due to its original position which was on the eastern shore of the Nile where very few other structures were placed, and also because it is a remarkably fine example of the pharaoh’s preferred rock cut style. Finally you will visit the Tomb Of Pennut ,  If you follow a simple path that leads away from the two temples, you’ll soon find yourself coming face to face with one of the rarest sights in Egypt – a rock cut tomb belonging to a Viceroy of Kush. What makes this particular tomb so fascinating, is the fact that just like the temples nearby, it too was relocated from its original location in order to spare it from the flooding that was caused by the construction of the Aswan High Dam during the 1960s. After finishing your day tours , you will be back to your cruise where later on you will attend a cocktail party and then a very nice Nubian show on board of the cruise. Dinner will be on the cruise and overnight.

Day 03: Visit Wadi El Seboua Temple – Sail to Aswan

Breakfast on board of your Cruise. You will have an early visit to Wadi El Seboua , Visiting Wadi El Seboua while you’re touring Lake Nasser makes for an unforgettable experience since the area is home to a number of relocated ancient sites. Wadi El Seboua is now home to two “New Kingdom” temples, as well as the Temple of Dakka and the Temple of Maharraqua. Most visitors to the site want to explore all of these buildings and therefore they tend to dedicate a full day to the site. Many visitors begin with the famous “Valley of the Lions,” which is a sphinx-lined avenue that leads to the older of the two “New Kingdom” structures. This is the temple which was built by Amenhotep III and dedicated to a Nubian version of the god, Horus. It is a rock cut temple, with a brick pylon that remains intact. The courtyard and main hall still exist to this day, and there are also some admirable paintings. You will have your lunch on the cruise. Sail To Aswan. Dinner will be on the cruise and overnight Aswan.  

Day 04: Visit Kalabsha Temple – Disembarkation from the Cruise

Visit KalBreakfast will be served on board of your ship. Later on, you will join your Egyptologist tour guide to discover the the Temple of Kalabsha . Located within view of the High Dam, Kalabsha Temple is often the first stop for any cruise on Lake Nasser. It was moved to this spot from its originally location 30 miles to the south after the construction of the dam.Construction of the temple was begun at the end of the Ptolomaic Dynasty and actually completed under the rule of the Roman Emperor Augustus. The result is an interesting combination of imagery that includes Egyptian and Roman themes with images of Roman emperors and pharaohs worshipping with the Egyptian gods. The temple was dedicated to the Nubian god Mandulis. Later on you will check out from your cruise and our representative will transfer you to your accommodation hotel in Aswan.  

5 Days - Aswan / Abusimbel Every Monday

Day 01: Arrival at Aswan – Aswan Visits & Embark on the Cruise

Upon arrival to Aswan city, you will be met by Luxor And Aswan Travel representative who will accompany you and transfer you to your Lake Nasser Nile Cruise for embarkation and check in. Lunch will be on board of the Nile Cruise. 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 Greco-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 and overnight.
 

Day 02: Kalabsha Temple – Sail To Wadi El Sebou

Breakfast will be served on board of your ship. Later on, you will join your Egyptologist tour guide to discover the the Temple of Kalabsha . Located within view of the High Dam, Kalabsha Temple is often the first stop for any cruise on Lake Nasser. It was moved to this spot from its originally location 30 miles to the south after the construction of the dam.Construction of the temple was begun at the end of the Ptolomaic Dynasty and actually completed under the rule of the Roman Emperor Augustus. The result is an interesting combination of imagery that includes Egyptian and Roman themes with images of Roman emperors and pharaohs worshipping with the Egyptian gods. The temple was dedicated to the Nubian god Mandulis. Also you will be visited Beit El Wali , Beit el-Wali was rescued from Lake Nasser by a Polish archaeological team financed by a joint Oriental Institute of Chicago/Swiss Institute of Cairo Project. The temple itself was built on a symmetrical cruciform plan. It is consisted of a deep hall, a transverse antechamber with two columns and a sanctuary. Known as a speos, the temple was mostly hewn from the surrounding rock, except for the front wall of the deep hall with its central doorway. After the visit , you will be back to the Cruise for refreshment & have the Lunch on the board then the Cruise will sail to Wadi El Sebou while passing by the Tropic of Cancer.

Day 03: Visit of Wadi El Sebou & Dakka

You will have your breakfast on the board of the ship , then you will go to Wadi El Sebou , The name in Arabic means "Valley of the Lions", referring to the avenue of sphinxes that leads up to this temple, which was built during the reign of Ramesses II. Though it was moved to its current location only in the1960’s, it was quickly forgotten and neglected , You will be bak to the ship to have Lunch while Then the boat will sail to Amada, the Temple of amada is the oldest of the monuments around Lake Nasser. Dating from the 18th dynasty of the New Kingdom, the temple predates Ramesses II and Abu Simbel by around two hundred years; however, as is typical of the great pharaoh of Egypt, Ramesses’s mark and that of his son Merenptah can be found inside.  

Day 04: Visit of Kasr Ibrim & Abu Simbel

Early sail to Kasr Ibrim. View Kasr Ibrim from Sundeck , The Citadel Of Kasr Ibrim was once a formidable city high above the Nile River, but today it appears as an Island due to the construction of the Aswan High Dam. Then  Sail to Abu Simbel Visit Abu Simbel Temple . Built on the west bank of the Nile River, between the first and second cataracts of the Nile, the site of Abu Simbel is one of the most recognizable ancient sites in Egypt, It contains two temples, carved into a mountainside, that were built by pharaoh Ramesses II (1303-1213 B.C).Abu Simbel today is no longer in the same location as it was in ancient times. “Following the decision to build a new High Dam at Aswan in the early 1960s, the temples were dismantled and relocated in 1968 on the desert plateau 64 meters (about 200 feet) above and 180 meters (600 feet) west of their original site, The area where they were originally located is now flooded.

* Optional Visit to Sound And Light Show at Abu Simbel
In the Evening you will have a fascinating Sound & Light Show at Abu Simbel Temple . The Sound and Light show at Abu Simbel will convey you to the time of the pharaohs. Enchanting you with melodious music, and bringing the ancient world to life around you, the show includes projections into the temples showing how they once looked. The program is presented in a number of languages with the provision of ear pieces. It is an experience not to be missed, one that will make your visit to Abu Simbel the memory of a lifetime. 

Day 05: Disembarkation from Cruise

Breakfast on Board of the Cruise and check out , Then our representative will transfer you to the Airport to catch your flight back to Cairo.

Facilities:

  • Large Panoramic Window which opens into a balcony
  • All cabins are fully air conditioned with individual control
  • Private bath with bath tub, hair dryer
  • Colored TV within house music and video channels
  • Dedicated movie channel 
  • Mini Bar
  • International telephone in Cabins
  • Safety Box
  • Luggage Rack
  • Doctor available 24 hours around the clock
  • Internet access
  • Swimming Pool
  • Laundry service & housekeeping 
  • All major credit cards accepted

Prices:

May - September (Price Per Person)

04 Days / 03 Nights
$ 640 Per Person in Triple Cabin
$ 660 Per Person in Double Cabin
$ 995 Per Single Cabin
05 Days / 04 Nights
$ 865 Per Person in Triple Cabin
$ 885 Per Person in Double Cabin
$ 1340 Per Single Cabin

October - April (Price Per Person)

4 Days / 3 Nights
$ 815 Per Person in Triple Cabin
$ 835 Per Person in Double Cabin
$ 1155 Per Single Cabin
5 Days / 4 Nights
$ 1085 Per Person in Triple Cabin
$ 1115 Per Person in Double Cabin
$ 1545 Per Single Cabin

Prices
Prices are quoted in US Dollars per person per trip except during Christmas, New Year & Easter holidays.

Children Policy
0 - 05.99 Free of Charge
6 - 11.99 pay 50% of tour price
12+ pay full tour price as per adult person.

Notes :
Child pricing applies to children who share rooms with their parents (Max 2 Children in one Room)

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