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Nile Cruise holiday from Luxor to Aswan with departure from your hotel in Hurghada is a good choice to combine Red Sea holiday and nile cruise experience. Our 5 days Nile cruise holiday package will lead you through Ancient Egyptian history: Luxor and Karnak, Abu simbel and Kom Ombo, Philae island and Memnon Colossi are a few to mention.
We do pick up from any hotel in Hurghada including Makady bay (extra 10 GBP per person). Pick up from your hotel in Hurghada and transfer to a meeting point with a group. Group transfer to Luxor by a comfortable a/c bus to Luxor. It may take up to 4 hours to reach the city.
We will 1st visit Colossi of Memnon. Next stop at the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut (Deir el Bahari) – this is the most beautiful temple in the necropolis and the queen herself is one of the most colourful figures in ancient Egyptian history. the Valley of the Kings is a remote valley deep in the limestone hills to the north-west of Deir el Bahri. Your visit includes entry into 3 tombs, however if you wish to see either the tomb of King Tutankhamen or Tomb of Ramses VI, there is an additional ticket cost.
Afternoon check in your floating hotel. Lunch on board, some rest and continue exploring the city. Karnak Temples exploration - this great national monument of Egypt has no equal. Don't forget to have a look at Karnak Open Air Museum as well(optionally with extra ticket cost). Back to the boat for dinner and evening entertainment program, overnight in Luxor.
Breakfast on boat and let’s visit Luxor Temple. This beautiful temple was built on the east bank of the Nile by Amenhotep 3, “the Magnificent.” The temple was dedicated to the Theban triad: the great god Amon-Ra, his wife Mut and their son Khonsu. Afternoon we start sailing towards Esna city. The distance is around 55 km. Let’s enjoy with the beautiful views of the Egyptian countryside until we reach the lock of Esna, we pass through the lock and continue sailing to Edfu. The distance is around 65 km. Lunch & dinner on board. Overnight and evening entertainment program.
In the morning after the breakfast we will visit Edfu temple of Horus, but to reach the temple we should catch a cab. The entire temple is embellished with wonderful reliefs. This is one of the most beautiful and certainly the best preserved of Egypt’s monuments. There is no ancient monument in the world that can match it.
Then back to the boat to continue our journey toward Kom Ombo. In the afternoon we will visit Double temple of Sobek & Horus at Kom Ombo. After visiting the temple we will be back to the boat to continue sailing to Aswan. Let’s have lunch and dinner on board. Overnight and evening entertainment program in Aswan is available.
In the early morning after the breakfast we'll start our Aswan city tour. We will visit the High dam which is situated 6,5 kilometres south of the original Aswan dam built in 1902 & subsequently heightened on 2 occasions. Then move behind the Dam to visit unique Nubian site known as New Kalabsha with its temples and chapels (optional activity).
Our next goal will be a jewel of Upper Egypt, a beautiful small Philae island. To reach the extraordinary temple of Philae island we will sail by a feluca boat. The original monuments of the island was dismantled & re-erected on another island called Agilkai, slightly to the north of Philae. So, this is the place we are visiting these days.
Lunch on board and optional afternoon visit to Botanical garden. The island is one of the oldest gardens in the world & includes a rare collection of tropical plants which have been collected from all over the world. Also optionally you can visit Elephantine island and discover ancient Nilometers. Overnight and evening entertainment program on board in Aswan.
In the early morning optional visit to the famous huge temples of Abu Simbel or the Nubian village.
In the afternoon transfer from Aswan to your Hurghada/Makady bay hotel. It may take up to 5 hours.See more