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4-Day Nile Cruise - Aswan-Luxor Incl. Abu Simbel And Hot Air Balloon
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Duration - 4 days
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4-Day Nile Cruise - Aswan to Luxor Incl. Abu Simbel And Hot Air Balloon Adventure. Enjoy a relaxing cruise from Aswan to Luxor and imagine yourself a character in an Agatha Christie novel. Marvel at the ancient temples and tombs of Upper Egypt.
- Relax and cruise across the Nile
- Visit the High Dam and Isis Temple on Philae Island
- Admire the Nubian Monuments of Abu Simbel
- Gaze upon the Kom Ombo and Edfu Temples
- Navigate the Esna Lock
- Dock in Luxor, largest Open Air Museum in the World
- Visit the Luxor and Karnak Temples, connected through the Sphinx Alley
- Decend into 3 Royal Tombs at the Valley of the Kings
- Marvel at the ancient Hatshepsut Temple
- Take a selfie with the Colossi of Memnon
- Enjoy a Hot Air Balloon Adventure over Luxor West Bank
4-Day Nile Cruise - Aswan-Luxor Incl. Abu Simbel And Hot Air Balloon
Sign up for this luxury break in your vacation to visit the famous ancient temples and tombs of Upper Egypt by boarding a Nile Cruise. Sail from Aswan to Luxor and visit the highlights along the way, such as the Aswan High Dam, the Isis Temple on Philae Island, Kom Ombo and Edfu Temples, maneuver through the lock of Esna and marvel at Luxor and Karnak temples, Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple and the Colossi of Memnon. Climaxes of this tour are the Nubian Monuments of Abu Simbel and a Hot Air Balloon adventure over the West Bank of Luxor.
- Accommodation 3 nights on Nile Cruise - Full Board (food only) from Lunch Day 1 to Breakfast Day 4
- Transfers in air-conditioned transportation
- Shared Transfer to and from Abu Simbel
- Fully guided tours according to the itinerary
- Hot Air Balloon Ride in Luxor
- Transfer to Nile Cruise from Aswan Railway Station or Aswan Accommodation
- Transfer to Luxor Railway Station or Luxor Accommodation
- Entrance Fees for the excursions mentioned in the itinerary, to be arranged with the tour guide
- Tips and Personal Spending
- Drinks with meals on the Nile Cruise
- Airport Transfer in Aswan and Luxor (can be arranged with addittional fee)
- Visited Places:
- Colossi of Memnon
- Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut
- Valley of the Kings
- Luxor Temple
- Temple of Kom Ombo
- The Temple of Horus at Edfu
- Esna lock
- Abu Simbel Temples
- Aswan High Dam
- Philae Temple
- Pick up from Aswan Railway Station or Aswan accommodation and transfer to the Nile Cruise for check-in.
- After lunch on board, you visit the Aswan Highlights. Our first stop will be a modern wonder of technology. Built in the 1950s, the Aswan High Dam brought the Nile's devastating floods to an end, reclaimed more than 100,000 acres of desert land for agriculture and made further crops possible on an additional 800,000 acres.
- To continue, we board a motorboat to Philae Island. After the construction of the Aswan Low Dam, it was completely submerged in the Nile, but with the help of UNESCO, it found a new home on the Island Agilkia. The first structure that greets visitors is the iconic Trajan's Kiosk, built in the 2nd Century AD by the Roman Emperor Trajan. The main structure on the island is the Temple of Isis, the goddess of health, marriage, motherhood, and wisdom. You will visit the temples and the ancient Nilometer.
- At the end of the tour, you will be brought back to your Nile Cruise for the night.
- An early rise (around 03:00 AM) and a 3 to 4-hour desert trip bring you to the southernmost archaeological site, the Nubian Monuments of Abu Simbel, where you visit the temples commissioned by Ramses II for himself and his most beloved wife, Queen Nefertari. Like the Nubian population, the temples were relocated in the 1960s due to the construction of the High Dam and the creation of the reservoir, Lake Nasser. You visit both temples and have time to explore the wall decorations, monumental statues and innermost holy sanctuaries.
- Drive back north to Aswan, in time for lunch on board while the Nile Cruise is ready to commence.
- Enjoy the tranquility of the Nile whilst cruising towards Kom Ombo where the famous double temple of Sobek and Horus the Elder awaits you. There are some remarkable scenes on the temple walls which will be explained to you like the portrayal of a set of surgical instruments that look extraordinarily like the ones we use today. Furthermore there is a beautiful depiction of an ancient calendar, showing the hieroglyph figures for the days of the month and the seasons. At the temple exit you visit the picturesque Museum with its huge mummified crocodiles.
- The cruise continues to Edfu. You visit the Edfu Temple, dedicated to the God Horus. The temple has a pillared hall, two diagonal halls and a sanctuary surrounded by chapels, containing a beautiful replica of the Holy Bark. The walls provide details of the construction, the religious myths and the family history of Horus. The temple is nearly intact and a very good example of an Egyptian/Ptolemaic temple.
- Back on board, the cruise commences until you reach the Esna Lock, an interesting feature to see how the cruise ships navigate the lock to be able to sail through to Luxor (nighttime arrival).
- After breakfast, you visit the Karnak Temple; a vast network of temples, hypostyle halls, holy lakes, shrines, statues and obelisks. The Karnak Temple is the second largest religious construction in exsistance and you have time to wander around before continuing the morning excursion.
- Next is the Luxor Temple, elegantly decorating the shores of the Nile. The temple is dedicated to the Rejuvenation of Kingship, and many Pharaohs were crowned here and participated in the yearly Opet-feast. The Karnak and Luxor temples are connected by the recently re-opened Sphinx Alley where excavations are still ongoing.
- Drop-off at the cruiser for lunch. You spend the rest of the day at your leisure.
- An early morning check out from the cruise takes you to the West Bank of Luxor to board a different means of transportation. On a Hot Air Balloon you imagine yourself on a magic carpet ride over the Theban Mountains, the villages and archaeological sites.
- With your feet back on the ground, you drive to the ancient Theban Necropolis, starting at the Valley of the Kings, where you descend into 3 Royal Tombs and gaze at the beautiful colours, magnificent paintings and hieroglyphs.
- The next stop is the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut, the famous rock-cut tomb at Deir El-Bahari. You enter the temple, where your guide translates the exciting stories on the walls about Hatshepsut's divine birth and her trade expedition to the Land of Punt while you admire the fantastic wall decorations.
- Last is a photo-stop at the Colossi of Memnon, frozen in time and guarding the ongoing excavations of the Temple of Amenhotep III.
- Drop off at Luxor Railway Station or Luxor Accommodation.
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