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4 Days / 3 Nights Nile Cruise / Aswan to Luxor from El Gouna

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El Gouna
Aswan / Luxor

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4 Days / 3 Nights Nile Cruise / Aswan to Luxor from El Gouna

Take an individual Nile cruise from Aswan to Luxor from El Gouna and enjoy the beautiful landscape on the Nile. Under the guidance of a qualified Egyptology guide, you will be able to marvel at the famous temples and tombs of ancient Egypt in Luxor, Edfu, Kom Ombo, Aswan and Abu Simble.

Include
  • 3 Nights Nile cruise
  • Full board on board
  • Reception and pick-up service at the airport
  • All entrance fees of the mentioned sights
  • Local English-speaking tour guide during your tours
  • Free wifi service during your stay in Egypt.
  • Bottled water during your tours and transfers
  • All service charges and applicable taxes
Exclude
  • Sights that are not in the program
  • Excursion to Abu Simble (optionally bookable)
  • Tipping

Day 1Arrival & Check-in / Aswan Sightseeing

For your Nile cruise from Aswan to Luxor from El Gouna you will be picked up from your hotel in El Gouna at early morning and transfer you to Aswan via Luxor. Upon arrival in Aswan you will be welcomed by our guide and assist you for the Nile cruise boat embarkation.

After lunch onboard, You’ll accompany your private tour guide to visit:

Philae Temple
The Philae or Isis Temple stood on Philae Island south of Aswan, and after the construction of the high dam, the temple was under water for several months of the year. Therefore, the temple was transferred to the neighboring island of Agilika from 1977 to 1980. In 553 AD, the temple served as a church, so much of the relief in the temple was destroyed.

The High Dam
The construction of the high dam was initiated by President Nasser and lasted from 1960 to 1971, creating one of the largest reservoirs in the world, 500 km long and 32 km wide, at the widest point. The dam is more than 3800 meters long and 111 meters high, at the sole 980 meters and at the crown about 40 meters wide.

Back to your Nile cruise boat and overnight onboard

Day 2Abu Simble Temple / Kom Ombo & Edfu Temples

Today you have free or you have the opportunity for a private excursion to Abu Simble.

The two temples of Abu Simble were built by Ramses II in 1260 BC. built and were under the sand until 1817, then the Italian Belzoni has freed the two temples from the sand. The Ramses temple extends 60 meters directly into the rock and has a height of 30 m. The temple of Nefertari is 21 m deep and 12 m high. After the construction of the dam, both temples were moved 62 m higher in the years 1964-1968 to protect them from flooding by the reservoir.

You will drive to Abu Simble early in the morning with a private vehicle and your private tour guide. On the way there you can experience the sunrise in the desert and on the way back you can admire the nature view.

At noon the boat will sale to Kom Ombo. Enjoy the beautiful sailing to Kom Ombo and visit:

The Kom Ombo Temple
It is the only double temple in Egypt where the crocodile god Sobek and the falcon god Horus were consecrated. The ruins of the temple were for a long time spilled over half by sand. They were first uncovered and restored in 1893. The temple was built during the Greek period from 304 to 31 BC. And hundreds of mummified crocodiles were found around the temple.

The continue sailing to Edfu and visit:

The Edfu Temple
He was built by the Ptolemies for the falcon god Horus from 237 to 57 BC. Built. Until 1860 AD, the temple was hidden under the sand and Nile mud, only then it was exposed by the Frenchman Mariette. Every year, the wedding of Horus of Edfu with the Hathor of Dendara, as well as the feast of the victory of Horus over Seth, were celebrated here.

Continue sailing to Luxor

Day 3West Bank Luxor

Today we visit the highlights of Thebes-West:

The Valley of the Kings

Let yourself be enchanted by the more than 3000 years old, wonderful murals in the tombs of the Pharaohs. So far, 64 graves have been found in the Valley of the Kings, of which you can visit three. In the Valley of the Kings are the tombs of the kings of the New Kingdom (about 1550-1069 BC 18 to 20 dynasty) to find. In 1922 Englishman Howard Carter discovered the tomb of Tut Anch Amun with its golden treasures.

The Hatshepsut Temple

The mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut dates back to the 18th Dynasty, 1470 BC. She had her impressive terrace temple built by the architect Senenmut. She was always portrayed as a man, which can be clearly seen from the very well preserved statues in the temple. In Christian times a temple was built on the temple, which was used until the 11th century. In the 19th century, the monastery ruins were demolished.

The Memnon Colossi

The Memnon colossi are two side by side ancient Egyptian colossal statues, about 18 m. high from the 14th century BC Both statues represent Amenhotep III and were located at the entrance of his temple.

In the afternoon you have free time.

Day 4East Bank Luxor / Return to El Gouna

After breakfast on the boat, visit today with your tour guide:

The Karnak Temple

It is the largest temple complex ever built. Here the ancient Egyptians immortalized the holy family of Thebes, Amun-Re, his wife Mut and the son Chonsu. The complete construction time of the temple lasted over 2000 years. Among the most significant areas of the temple is the large columned hall with 134 papyrus columns, built by Seteth and completed by Ramses II.

The Luxor Temple

In the heart of the city of Luxor, you will find the Luxor Temple, built by Amemophis III. and Ramses II was built. Even Alexander the Great built a chapel for the ancient Egyptian gods. At that time, the Ancient Egyptians celebrated here the most important festival in Thebes, the Opetfest. In 1989, archaeologists happened to find an underground chamber with very well-preserved statues, which are now exhibited in the Luxor Museum. At the Luxor Temple you can see a part of the Sphinx Avenue, which connected the Luxor Temple with the Karnak Temple at that time.

After your program in Luxor, you will be transferred to El Gouna.

Price
  Summer (May 1st to September 30th) Winter (1st Oct to 30 Apr)
Single room / cabin  620 $  675 $
Double room / cabin  470 $  550 $

5 * Standard
Nile cruise: MS Emilio, MS Royal Esadora, MS Radamis

  Summer (May 1st to September 30th) Winter (1st Oct to 30 Apr)
Single room / cabin  700 $  775 $
Double room / cabin  580 $  620 $

5 * Deluxe
Nile cruise: MS Steigenberger Legacy, MS Moon Dance, MS Amwaj