Aswan to Abu Simbel Nasser Lake cruise | Nasser Lake cruise holiday

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Pick up 07:00 AM
Duration 5 Days
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Day 1
  1. 13:00 - Check-in your floating hotel
  2. 13:30 - Lunch on board and free time
  3. 17:00 - Evening Tea Time
  4. 20:00 - Dinner On Board
  5. 22:00 - Over Night at Aswan
Day 2
  1. 08:00 - Visit Kalabsha temples
  2. 10:30 - Sail to Wadi el Seboua
  3. 13:00 - Lunch on board
  4. 17:00 - Evening tea time
  5. 19:00 - Cocktail Party (Head Departments Presentation)
  6. 20:00 - Dinner on board
  7. 22:00 - Overnight at Wadi el Seboua
Day 3
  1. 08:00 - Visit Wadi el Seboua
  2. 10:30 - Sail to Amada
  3. 16:00 - In Amada visit to Amada temple, Derr temple, Tomb of Pennut
  4. 21:30 - Nubian Show presented by the Staff
  5. 22:00 - Overnight at Amada
Day 4
  1. 06:30 - Sail to Kasr Ibrim
  2. 08:45 - Over View Kasr Ibrim (15 minutes for photos only from sundeck)
  3. 12:15 - Abu Simbel Temple Panorama (15 minutes for photos only from sundeck)
  4. 12:30 - Visit Abu Simbel Temples
  5. 20:00 - In the evening optional visit to Sound & Light Show
  6. 21:00 - Over night at Abu Simbel
Day 5
  1. 09:00 - Check our your floating hotel after breakfast
  2. 10:00 - Transfer to your hotel or airport for departure

Full Description

Unique Nasser lake cruise from Aswan to Abu Simble for 5 days is a lifetime experience. Only here you visit remote sights which are accessible only by a floating hotel. Most of them were rescued during UNESCO campaign to save Nubian monuments in Upper Egypt.

Arrival Aswan

The program starts from Aswan, so if you arrive Aswan International airport or train station we will pick up you from there. Also pick up from your Aswan hotel and transfer to the floating hotel can be arranged. Check in your cruising boat and have lunch, free time at leisure in Aswan. Additional visits can be arranged. Overnight on board in Aswan.

Kalabsha sites visit

In the morning let's visit a beautiful Kalabsha Temple which is located at New Kalabsha island. Beside the Mandaluse temple at Kalabsha you will find a beautiful Kiosk of Kertasi, Garf Hussein Temple with huge colossi and a small rock-cut temple of Beit el-Wali.

Sail to al-Seboua

After the visit we will be back to our boat and continue sailing toward Wadi el-Seboua. Lunch and dinner will be served on board while the crew will invite you for cocktail party in the evening. Overnight on board at Wadi el-Seboua.

Wadi al-Seboua temple visit

In the morning let's visit the sight of Wadi el-Seboua with its temples. Wadi el-Seboua, Arabic name for "Valley of the Lions", is derived from the avenue of sphines that led up to the temple. The temple dates back to the reign of Ramesses II and was moved to a new site about 4 km west of its original position between 1961 and 1965.

Temple of Dakka

Another temple to discover is The temple of Dakka with its elegant pylon, once stood 40 km north of its present site and was dismantled and reconstructed at New Sebua between 1961 and 1965. The temple was started by Meroitic king arkamani (known in Greek as Ergamenes), and was added to by his contemporary, Ptolemy IV of Egypt, with decoration by later Ptolemies.

Temple of Maharraqa

And lastly we will visit the Temple of Maharraqa known as Temple of Serapis. this small Roman temple was originally sited 50 km north of its present position, near the village of Ofendina, site of ancient town of Hierasykaminos. The temple was moved to New Sebua in 1961.

Sail to Amada

When we finish our visits let's return to our boat for lunch and continue sailing to Amanda. Afternoon visit to the Temple of Amada, the oldest surviving monument on lake Nasser. During the Nubian Resque Campaign, the temple of Amada was moved by a team of French engineers to a position beyond the highest limit predicted for the High Dam lake.

Temple of Derr visit

Next stop at the Temple of Derr, the temple of Ramesses II is partially rock-cut, it was originally situated on the opposite bank of the nile, 11 km further southwest. And the last visit of the day to the delightful Tomb of Pennut. This small rock-cut tomb belongs to a high official from the time of Ramesses VI and was moved from its original location at Aniba 40 km to the south of its present site at New Amada, five to ten minutes walk south of the reconstructed Temple of Derr.

Let's return to our floating hotel for dinner and evening Nubian show prepared for you by the boat's staff. Overnight on boat at Amanda.

Kasr Ibrim

In the morning we will start sailing towards Kasr Ibrim. Unfortunately the site is not accessible so we will have just 15 minutes to take pictures from sundeck. By 1975 Qasr Ibrim was turned into an island due to the construction of High Dam. Because of the fragile nature of the ruins and artifacts that cover every inch of the site, it is not permitted for visitors to disembark and actually walk around it. Cruise ships stop beside the island for twenty to thirty minutes on their way to and from Abu simble, so that passangers can view the ruins from the deck. Exceptionally high floods in recent years have unfortunately submerged several more meters of the site, and have also brought viewers closer to the ruins of the church, which crowns the summit of the island.

Abu Simbel temples

Let's move forward towards Abu Simble and its famous temples. Afternoon visit to the site. Back to the boat for dinner. In the evening optionally you can do Sound & light show at the temple. Overnigh onboard.

Day of departure

On the day of departure after breakfast you can book our representative to pick up you from the boat and transfer to your hotel in Aswan, to Aswan International airport or train station depending on the point of your departure (optionally, extra charge).

  • Transfers to/from your hotel in Aswan to cruise ship
  • Transfers during all sightseeing tours
  • Entrance tickets to all visited sites during the cruise, as per the program
  • Accommodation on a 5* floating hotel for 4 nights on FB
  • English speaking Egyptologist tour guide
  • Alcoholic, soft drinks and drinks with meals during the cruise
  • Tips: guide may ask for approximately $15 per person for tips which will go to drivers, temple guards etc
  • Optional activities not mentioned in the program
  • Transfer from Abu Simbel to Aswan hotel/airport
  • Any extras not mentioned in the program

  • 1 Person £1319
  • 2-3 Persons£988
  • 4-6 Persons£988

What to take with you
  • Passport with full visa of Egypt
  • Cash money
  • Personal belongings

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Published: 09 May 2024 Last update: 09 May 2024