Our Egyptologist guide will be waiting for you in Assouan Airport or train station, to visit the sightseen of Aswan.later sailing by Dahabiya sailing boat on the river Nile from Assouan to Luxor.
we will start the tour by the temple of Phila which dedicated to goddess Isis mother of Horus and wife of Osiris.
after that, we will go to visit The High dam of Aswan one of the most important projects in Egypt.
Dahabiya Nile Boat checks in :
After the tour in Aswan, we will drive to the Dahabiya to check in and gave a lunch on board then sail to Kom Ombo.
lunch, dinner on board
Day 2 Kom Ombo:
After breakfast, we will visit the Temple of Kom Ombo, dedicated to the Crocodile God Sobek and the Falcon God Haroeris then sailing to Gebel el Silsila Quarry.
Gebel el Silsila:
we will stop to visit a quarry the ancient Egyptians used it to cut the limestone to build them temples, we will visit there also A small temple built by Hormhep, and another small tomb. later sailing to Edfu.
breakfast, lunch, dinner on board
Day 3 Edfu:
After breakfast we will visit Edfu Temple by horse carriage, one of the most preserved temples in Egypt which dedicated to the god Horus then we sail to Esna.
at night enjoying a folklore party with Egyptian and Nubian songs.
breakfast, lunch, dinner on board
Luxor day tour:
In the morning after breakfast we will check out the Dahabiya and say goodbye to the crew then will transfer to Luxor, to visit valley of the kings, Hatshepsut Temple, colossi of Memnon and temples of Karnak.
Valley of the Kings,
In 1979 UNESCO designated the valley of the kings a part of the World Heritage site of ancient Thebes, includes Luxor, the Valley of the Queens, and complex of Karnak.
The site of royal burials since around 2100 BC, the pharaohs of the New Kingdom (1550–1069 BC) who chose this isolated valley to make them tombs.
One of the reasons they choose this valley in the west bank of Luxor ” the pyramid-shaped mountain”, in the center of the mountain of the west bank, so they will not waste time or spend money to build a pyramid.
The Valley of the Kings has 64 tombs, Just 24 Royal Tombs.
Then we move on to visit the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut.
Temple of Hatshepsut:
Hatshepsut The Woman Who Was Pharaoh, She was the daughter of Thutmosis I.
She ruled Egypt for about 23 years during the 18th Dynasty (approximately 1490-1469 B.C).
She built a very beautiful temple on the west bank of Luxor by limestone and dedicated it to the God Amoun-Ra.
The temple three floors, the third floor carved on the mountain as a holly of hollies of Amoun-Ra.
Then we will stop to visit colossi of Memnon.
Colossi of Memnon:
Two massive statues of quartzite sandstone represent king Amenhotep III, who ruled Egypt during the 18th Dynasty.
The statues were high about 15 m.
The Colossi was at the entrance to Amenhotep’s memorial temple which was destroyed by an earthquake in ancient time
lunch in a local restaurant
we will stop to relax, eat lunch and taste the Egyptian food.
East bank :
Continue driving to the east bank of Luxor to visit Karnak Temples.
The complex of Karnak :
The ancient Egyptian name of the temple was Ipet-isu—or “most select of places”—by the ancient Egyptian, over 2,000 years to build the complex of Karnak from the middle kingdom to Greek-Roman period.
It is the largest religious center ever built, about 200 acres (1.5 km by 0.8 km), and was a place of pilgrimage for nearly 2,000 years, dedicated to the Theban triad of Amun, Mut, and Khonsu.
The Hypostyle Hall, one of the most interesting things we will visit about 54,000 square feet continue 134 columns, is still the largest room of any religious building in the world.
After finish the tour in Karnak we will drive to Temple of Luxor.
Later you will be transferred to Luxor airport or Train station for your final departure.
- All transfers by a modern air-conditioned deluxe vehicle
- Accommodation onboard 5-star Dahabiya on full board basis
- All Nile Cruise excursions as mentioned in the itinerary
- Entrance fees to all sights between Luxor and Aswan
- Egyptologist guide during your excursions
- All service charges and taxes
- meals as mentioned in the itinerary
- Any extras not mentioned in the itinerary
- Tipping Kitty