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5 Days
Availability : Private Tour
Airport
Luxor / Aswan
Overview

On this exclusive 4 night Nile cruise with the Luxury Merit Dahabeya from Luxor to Aswan, you will enjoy the Luxury and Personal Service on board the ship and comfortably cruise along the Nile. Visiting the most famous Temples of the ancient Egyptians along the Nile and the unique atmosphere on the Merit Dahabeya guarantee unforgettable impressions and memories.

Include
  • 4 Nights Nile cruise with full board
  • Reception and pick-up service at the airport
  • All entrance fees of the mentioned sights
  • Local English-speaking tour guide during your tours
  • Bottled water during your tours and transfers
  • All trips in air-conditioned vehicles
  • All service charges and applicable taxes
Exclude
  • Costs for international flights (we will gladly book the flights for you)
  • Sights that are not in the program
  • Entry Visa
  • Personal expenses
Itinerary

Day 1- Arrival and Check-in / Theben-Ost

For your 4 nights Nile cruise by the Luxury Merit Dahabeya you will be warmly welcomed by our tour guide after your arrival at Luxor Airport and accompanied to your Dahabeya where you will embark.

Note:
Your Egypt Holiday Service tour guide is a qualified Egyptologist, and will accompany you on board the ship for the entire Nile cruise and will also organize your sightseeing.

After lunch on board, visit one of Luxor’s highlights with your guide:

Karnak Temple

The Karnak Temple Complex, commonly known as Karnak, comprises a vast mix of decayed temples, chapels, pylons, and other buildings near Luxor, Egypt. It is a city of temples built over 2,000 years and dedicated to the Theban triad of Amun, Mut, and Khonsu. This derelict place is still capable of overshadowing many wonders of the modern world and in its day must have been awe-inspiring.

Then it goes on to the incomparable

Luxor Temple

The Luxor Temple is a large Ancient Egyptian temple complex located on the east bank of the Nile River in the city today known as Luxor and was constructed approximately 1400 BCE. In the Egyptian language it is known as ipet resyt, “the southern sanctuary”. The temple was built by Amenhotep III (1390-52 BC) but completed by Tutankhamun (1336-27 BC) and Horemheb (1323-1295 BC) and then added to by Rameses II (1279-13 BC). Toward the rear is a granite shrine dedicated to Alexander the Great (332-305 BC). At the Luxor Temple you can see a part of the Sphinx Avenue.

After the sightseeing tour, the first day ends in Luxor and you will be brought back to your Dahabeya. Enjoy your dinner and the First-Class Service on board in a comfortable atmosphere and look forward to the rest of the cruise for the next few days.

Day 2- Thebes West

After a leisurely breakfast on board, you will drive to Thebes-West with your guide. The first highlight of the day awaits you:

The Valley of The Kings

Also known as the Valley of the Gates of the Kings, is a valley in Egypt where, for a period of nearly 500 years from the 16th to 11th century BC, rock-cut tombs were excavated for the pharaohs and powerful nobles of the New Kingdom. It was part of the ancient city of Thebes and was the burial site of almost all the kings (pharaohs) of the 18th, 19th, and 20th dynasties (1539–1075 BCE), from Thutmose I to Ramses X. In 1922 Englishman Howard Carter discovered the Tomb of Tutankhamun with its golden treasures.

We leave this unique valley and the magical atmosphere and go onto another magical place:

The Hatshepsut Temple

The Temple of Hatshepsut is a mortuary temple built during the reign of Pharaoh Hatshepsut of the Eighteenth Dynasty of Egypt. Located opposite the city of Luxor, it is considered to be a masterpiece of ancient architecture. Its three massive terraces rise above the desert floor and into the cliffs of Deir el-Bahari. Hatshepsut was a female pharaoh who had herself represented pictorially as a male. She served as co-regent with her nephew Thutmose III (c.1479-1425 B.C.E.).

Enjoy the view from the terraces to the Temple of Luxor and the Nile Valley, then continue to the next highlight: 

The Colossi of Memnon

The Colossi of Memnon are two massive stone statues of the Pharaoh Amenhotep III, who reigned in Egypt during the Eighteenth Dynasty of Egypt. Since 1350 BCE, they have stood in the Theban Necropolis, located west of the River Nile from the modern city of Luxor. The Colossi Twin Statues are the still standing to welcome the visitors until our day.

After the last visit of your tour today, you will be transfer back to your Dahabeya ship.

After lunch on board, the Dahabeya leaves to the Esna lock.

(In the afternoon there is no program, just enjoy your sail on the Dahabeya from Luxor to Esna. You have enough time to relax on your luxury Dahabeya. Find your favorite spot on the Dahabeya and let the typical Egyptian Nile landscape unwind with the scenery)

Tip of the day: Today you have the opportunity to enjoy the unique view of the ancient treasures of Luxor on a Hot Air Balloon Ride at sunrise over Thebes West. (optional)Exceptional trip not to be missed..

Day 3- Edfu / El Ramady Island

Today you will have an extensive breakfast on board, then a visit to one of the best preserved temples in Egypt is on the program. Let’s visit:

The Edfu Temple

A majestic Temple, it has been considered to be the best-preserved cult Temple in Egypt. According to ancient Egyptian mythology, it was the place where the falcon-headed God Horus revenged the murder of his father Osiris by killing Seth. The Temple of Edfu is located on the West Bank of the Nile in Edfu.

After the Edfu Temple, your dreamy journey continues to El Ramady Island, where the Dahabeya docks and you have dinner and spend the night.

Day 4- Kom Ombo / Sheikh Fadel Island

After a leisurely breakfast during the trip, enjoy the wonderful landscape along the Nile to Kom Ombo and in the afternoon visit the Temple located directly on the banks of the Nile:

Kom Ombo Temple

Close to the river Nile, the Kom Ombo Temple was built during the Ptolemaic period between 180 BC and 47 AD. The limestone temple was built by men on elephants and was dedicated to 2 primary Egyptian gods: Sobek and Horus the Elder, gaining it the dual names of ‘House of the Crocodile’ and ‘Castle of the Falcon’.

After visiting the Kom Ombo Temple, we continue sailing to Sheikh Fadel Island, where the Dahabeya docks.

Day 5- Aswan Sightseeing

In the early morning we continue sailing to Aswan.

After your last breakfast on board the Merit Dahabeya, where you can enjoy the view of the beauty and atmosphere of Aswan with its Green Islands and Red Granite Rocks, you will check out. Afterwards, take an excursion around the city with your guide. The first highlight of today is a boat trip to the Nile Island of Agilika. The last great sanctuary of the ancient Egyptian religion, the magical one, awaits you there:

Philae Temple

The Philae Temple was dedicated to Goddess Isis of Love and beauty. The Temple complex was dismantled and relocated to nearby Island of Agilkia Island in Aswan. Is one of the last Temples to ever be built in Egypt. It also contains the remains of Several Ancient Temples. A great deal of information about the mythology of ancient Egypt was known through this temple like the Myth of Osiris.

Then you will visit the imposing dam, which dams the Nile to Lake Nasser, and the construction of many positive and negative effects:

The High Dam

This was built across the Nile at Aswan, and has had a significant effect on the economy and culture of Egypt. Aswan High Dam is a water dam located on the Nile River in the southern part of the Republic of Egypt. The dam controls the Nile water flow rate and reduces the effects of its flood. It is also used to generate electricity in Egypt.

After your tour, you will be transfer to Aswan Airport.

After the Nile cruise you have the option of booking an extension of your holiday in a 5 star hotel in Aswan with us and taking an excursion to Abu Simbel.

Price

 

  Summer (May 1st to September 30th) Winter (1st Oct to 30 Apr)
Single room / cabin 1550 $ 1675$
Double room / cabin  950 $  1045 $

5* Deluxe