Relax for 5 days on a leisurely Nile River cruise from Luxor to Aswan. The cruise is full board and you will be accompanied by your Egyptologist tour guide to explore the wonders of ancient Egypt.
Explore Egypt from the Nile. Visit the ancient tombs and landmarks that have shaped Egypt
Upon arrival at Luxor Airport you will be transferred to your cruise ship for a 4 night Nile cruise. After check-in, you will enjoy a guided day tour of the East Bank of Luxor with a visit to Karnak and Luxor Temples. You will be transferred back to the cruise ship for lunch and spend the night on board in Luxor (Meals included: LD).
On day 2 the ship will sail to Esna. After breakfast you begin your day tour of the West Bank of Luxor. First you will be transported to the Necropolis of Thebes, a must see for visitors, in the Valley of the Kings on the West Bank of Luxor. Here you visit 3 tombs of various dynasties. Your Egyptologist tour guide will be on hand to recommend and advise you as to which tombs to visit. After visiting the tombs you will be transported to the Temple of Ramses III (Medinet Habu). Afterwards, you will be taken to see the Colossi of Memnon, the two largest ancient statues in Egypt. At every site you will get information from your Egyptologist tour guide and you will get free time to explore the ancient monuments by yourself. You will be transferred back to the cruise ship for lunch, as the ship will sail toward Esna. Overnight in Edfu (Meals included: BLD).
After breakfast you will be taken to see the Temple of Horus in Edfu, which is dedicated to Horus, the falcon-headed god. This relatively young pharaonic temple is well-preserved and therefore very impressive. Afterwards, in Kom Ombo you will visit the Temple of Kom Ombo, which is dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek.. After this temple you will have lunch on board as the ship sails toward Aswan. Overnight in Aswan (Meals included: BLD).
Today you could have an optional tour to visit Abu Simbel Temple. After breakfast on board, you will begin a guided day tour, starting with a boat trip to the Temple of Philae, which was built in honour of goddess Isis. After this visit you will go to the High Dam that is situated across the Nile River, built in the 1960’s to protect Egypt from annual floods.
You will be transferred back to the cruise ship for lunch, where you can also enjoy cruise activities and dinner in the evening. You spend the night on board in Aswan (Meals included: BLD).
After breakfast on board, you will check out at 8 AM (Meals included: B).