5 Days Cruise from Luxor to Aswan + Hot Air Balloon

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5 Days

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5 star standard cruise

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English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

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Airconditioned Vehicle

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Pickup from any hotel in Cairo or Giza or Cairo international Airport
4-nights accommodation on Cruise Ship

From: $540.00

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Spend 5 days relaxing on a leisurely Nile River cruise from Luxor including accommodation and full board basis. Accompanied by your Egyptologist tour guide, explore the wonders of ancient Egypt. All you need to do is sit back and enjoy the scenery.


🏁 Tour Itinerary: 5 Days Cruise from Luxor to Aswan + Hot Air Balloon

Day 1: Luxor West Bank Valley of The Kings and Hatshepsut Temple and Colossi of Memnon (L, D)

In the morning you will be picked up from your hotel in central Luxor or harbor by an air-conditioned vehicle for a full guided trip of about 5 hours. First, you will be transported to the Necropolis of Thebes, the Valley of the Kings on the West Bank of Luxor. This ancient necropolis is a must-see for Luxor travelers. There you visit four royal tombs, including the Tomb of Ramses, the Tomb of Horemheb, the Tomb of Merenptah.
In Egyptian mythology, Ptah is the demiurge of Memphis, god of craftsmen and architects. In the or simply in its falcon form of the new deity, began to be placed in tombs to accompany and protect the dead on their journey to the West of Luxor. Tomb 8, which is located in the Valley of the Kings, was the burial place of the Pharaoh Merneptah and is the model of royal tombs Merneptah was a son of Ramesses II and Queen Isis-Nofret. The tomb was discovered by Howard Carter in 1903. Of course, there is a material decrease in the number of lateral rooms, and a dramatic increase in the height of the corridors and rooms. He did away with the jogged axis used since the time of Horemheb and instead built the entire tomb on a single axis. Also, for the first time, the entrance was made considerably wider than earlier tombs.
The tomb of Ramesses III, designated as KV 11, is a complex system in the Valley of the Kings. It has been known since antiquity, the wonderful decorations include colorful painted sunken reliefs featuring the traditional ritual texts (Litany of Ra, Book of Gates, etc) and Ramses before the gods. Unusual here is the secular scenes, in the small side rooms of the entrance corridor, showing foreign tributes, such as highly detailed pottery imported from the Aegean, the royal armory, boats, and, in the last of these side chambers, the blind harpists that gave the tomb one of its alternative names: β€˜Tomb of the Harpers’.
The tomb of King Ramesses was the eighth pharaoh of the Twentieth dynasty of Egypt. of the New Kingdom of Ancient Egypt. His name prior to assuming the crown was Amonhirkhopshef. He was the fifth son of Ramesses III and was appointed to the position of the crown prince by the twenty-second year of his father’s reign when all four of his elder brothers predeceased his promotion to the crown prince. The tomb has so much color and details even the ceiling above the sarcophagi with its goddess Nut stretching across space. The sarcophagus is one of the largest in the valley, even though some of the paintings have deteriorated this is one of the most decorated.
After visiting the tombs you will be transported to the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut (Deir el Bahari), the only woman ever to reign over Egypt as Pharaoh. This queen was an ancestor of King Tutankhamun and belonged to the same dynasty. Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, the only woman ever to reign over Egypt as Pharaoh.

🏚️ Accommodation: Overnight in 5-Star Cruise Ship.


Day 2: Luxor East Bank Sights and Hot air Balloon (B, L, D)

Karnak you visit what is considered to be one of the world’s greatest architectural masterpieces, namely the complex of Karnak Temples on the East Bank of Luxor. Karnak is a complex of temples built in different reigns, starting with the Avenue of Sphinxes, the Hypostyle Hall with its 134 gigantic columns, the Obelisks of Queen Hatshepsut and Tuthmosis I, the Temple of Amon adorned with lotus and papyrus designs, the Granite Scarbeus of Amenophis III and the Sacred Lake. Karnak beats every other pharaonic monument: it is simply one of the most beautiful ancient monuments in Egypt.
Luxor Temple, which is dedicated to the Theben Triad of Amun-Ra, Mut, and Khonsu. There you will see the granite statues of Ramses the Great. These ancient temples are a must-see for Luxor travelers.
Avenue of Sphinxes, Spectacular avenue stretched from Luxor to Karnak, a distance of 3 km. Today, it’s only a few hundred meters long but it’s very impressive. This avenue used to connect the Karnak temple and the Luxor temple. A six miles avenue with sphinxes on both sides of it.

🏚️ Accommodation: Overnight in 5-Star Cruise Ship.


Day 3: Temple of Horus in Edfu (B, L, D)

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.
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.

🏚️ Accommodation: Overnight in 5-Star Cruise Ship.


Day 4: Abu Simbel Temple (B, L, D)

Early in the morning, you will enjoy a guided tour of Abu Simbel Temple. After coming back from Abu Simbel 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.

🏚️ Accommodation: Overnight in 5-Star Cruise Ship.


Day 5: Temple of Philae and High Dam (B)

After breakfast on board, you will check out at 8 am. Then you begin a guided day tour, starting with a boat trip to the Temple of Philae, which was built in honor of goddess Isis. After this visit, you will go to the High Dam.
After this visit, you will go back to your hotel and this is the end of your trip.

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