Day 1- Luxor East Bank
Once you reach Luxor's airport or train station, our envoy will escort you via a private air-conditioned vehicle to your Nile Cruise, set to embark before midday. In the afternoon, you'll explore the eastern bank of Luxor and the Karnak Temples Complex, some of the most massive constructions humans have ever erected. The main edifice is dedicated to the deity Amun Ra, deemed as the earthly abode of the god. Although its earliest sections date back to the middle kingdom, there are indications of even older structures from the 3rd dynasty.
Subsequently, you will make your way to the Luxor Temple, a magnificent creation initiated by a 12th dynasty king and completed by the renowned Ramses II. This temple, positioned at the center of ancient Thebes and like Karnak, paid homage to the chief god Amun Re.
After your exploration, you'll return to your cruiser for relaxation and rejuvenation. Come evening, a traditional Egyptian performance will be conducted by the crew. A sumptuous dinner will be served, followed by an overnight stay in Luxor.
Day 2- Luxor West Bank - Sail to Edfu
Start your day with breakfast onboard the Nile cruise. Then, prepare to embark on an enchanting tour of Thebes, a revered land. You'll begin with the exploration of Luxor's west bank, home to the Valley of the Kings. This location served as the burial grounds for the ancient Egyptian kings and rulers of Thebes. Post this, your journey continues to Deir El Bahari, where you will encounter the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. This temple stands as one of the most significant examples of Architecture in ancient Egypt, uniquely carved directly into the mountain. Concluding the tour, you will visit the Colossi of Memnon, a monument attributed to King Amenhotep III. Following this, you'll return to your cruise ship for lunch. The afternoon is yours to enjoy at leisure. Conclude the day with dinner and an overnight stay on the cruise.
Day 3- Edfu - Kom Ombo - Sail to Aswan
Begin your morning with a delightful breakfast aboard your Nile cruise. Your guide will then lead you on an enchanting journey to a land filled with mysteries. Today's guided tour commences with a visit to one of Egypt's most remarkable temples, the Temple of Horus in Edfu, renowned for its exceptional preservation. Following this, you will return to your vessel, where lunch will be served while we navigate towards the city of Kom Ombo.
In the afternoon, you'll continue to the Temple of Kom Ombo, a sacred site where the deities Sobek and Haroeris were once venerated. Afterward, head back to your ship for a delightful lunch.
Relish in the serenity of the sun deck as you take in the unparalleled scenery of the mighty Nile River. It is along these banks where the ancient Egyptian civilization was born and thrived.
As we sail towards the city of Aswan, a sumptuous dinner will be served aboard. We will reach Aswan late in the evening where you will spend the night.
Day 4- Aswan City Tour
Your shipboard morning meal awaits you. Following this, you'll embark on a journey through Aswan's magnificent cityscape with your Egyptologist guide. You'll explore The High Dam, a significant structure erected by the Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser in 1960 AD to safeguard Egypt from flooding by the Nile River. After this, a motorboat will whisk you along the Nile River until you arrive at Agilika Island. Here, you'll marvel at the Temple of Philae, built during the Graeco-Roman era and dedicated to the goddess Isis, mother of the god Horus. Your tour will conclude with an escorted visit to one of Aswan's most awe-inspiring sights, The Unfinished Obelisk. Carved from red granite, this monument was dedicated to the god Amun Ra. Once your day's adventures are complete, you'll return to your vessel where lunch and afternoon tea will be served. Enjoy free time in the evening followed by dinner and an overnight stay in Aswan.
Your evening meal will be provided on board as you sail towards Aswan City. Arriving late in the evening, you'll spend the night in Aswan.
Day 5- Disembarkation from cruise - Departure to Cairo
Once you've finished breakfast, our representative will guide you to the Aswan airport or station. There, you'll catch your flight to Cairo. (Breakfast included)