- Duration: 5 Days/4 Nights
- Cruise Location: Luxor / Aswan / Edfu / Kom Ombo / Abu Simbel
- Cruise Schedule: Saturdays / Mondays
- Pickup & Drop Off: Luxor/Aswan
- Cruise Type: Private
Nile River Cruise from Luxor for 4 Nights with Abu Simbel
Your first step to enter the wonderland of history and experience the glitz of Ancient Egypt is a magnificent 5-day journey between the arms of the Nile River. Between the two holy towns of Luxor and Aswan, where the Pharaohs left their magnificent accomplishments, cruise the Nile. Attract visitors with the spectacular Hatshepsut temple and the Valley of the Monarchs’ immortalized kings’ remains. On your route to Aswan, your last stop, stop at the Edfu and Kom Ombo temples. Admire the Philae Temple and the must-see monuments in Abu Simbel and Aswan. Make some of your happy moments that won’t go away by making a reservation right now.
Luxor City Highlights
- Karnak Temples.
- Hatshepsut Temple.
- Luxor Temple.
- Valley of the Kings.
- Colossi of Memnon.
Aswan City Highlights
- Abu Simbel Temples.
- Edfu Temple.
- Philae Temple.
- Kom Ombo Temple.
- Aswan High Dam.
- Your pick-up service from Luxor and your drop-off transfer in Aswan.
- Accommodation on 5* Deluxe Nile Cruise for 4 nights on full board.
- Entrance fees to all the indicated sites in the itinerary.
- High-qualified Egyptologist tour guide during your tours.
- All trips and transfers by modern air-conditioned vehicles.
- Meals as indicated in the itinerary.
- All services, charges, and taxes.
- Any optional tours.
- Personal expenses.
- Gratuities (Tipping).
Day 1: Commence your Nile cruise. go to the East Bank of Luxor
Your knowledgeable tour guide will pick you up in the morning from your hotel or any other location in Luxor by a cutting-edge air-conditioned vehicle to see Luxor East Bank, which will include:
Temple of Karnak
From 2055 BC until the beginning of the Ptolemaic dynasty in 100 AD, the vast Karnak Temple complex served as the center for religious devotion of the deities of Upper Egypt. It is a magnificent open-air museum. It has the largest collection of sculptures and temples from ancient Egypt anywhere in the world.
After checking in and eating lunch on board the 5-star Deluxe Nile cruise, you may relax in your accommodation until the evening when you will be escorted to see:
Luxor Temple by Night
The legendary palace of the festival of Opet to commemorate the pharaohs’ powers of divinity was built in 1400 BC under the reign of Amenhotep III and finished by Ramses II. Only the celestial moon of the night could unveil its beauty and enigmatic past.
On the way back, spend the night on the boat. Lunch and dinner are the meals.
Day 2: Visit the West Bank of Luxor
After breakfast on board, you will be escorted to see the West Bank’s top attractions, including:
The Kings’ Valley
The ancient rulers of the New Kingdom (1570–1070 BC) sought to immortalize their names and pass into the afterlife, therefore 20 royal tombs in the Valley of the Kings, including those of Rameses VI, Amenhotep I, Seti I, Tutankhamun, and others, were built near to their corpses.
Temple of Hatshepsut
The Hatshepsut Temple, which highlights the significance of Queen Hatshepsut, is one of the captivating examples of ancient Egyptian architecture (1507-1458 BC). The temple’s design, which was built in the New Kingdom’s classical architectural style, is a work of beauty.
The Colossi of Memnon, which were each 720 tonnes in weight and stood 18 meters (60 feet) tall when they were built by Pharaoh Amenhotep III (1386–1350) in Cairo, is now located near the gateway to the city of Luxor.
After returning to the cruise ship, you will have a beautiful lunch on board before setting sail for the night. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are the meals.
Visit the Edfu and Kom Ombo Temples on Day Three.
After breakfast on board, your Egyptologist will accompany you as you ride in a horse-drawn carriage to see the Edfu Temple.
Temple of Edfu
The temple of Edfu is one of the few structures constructed in Egypt’s history between 237 and 57 BC during the Ptolemaic dynasty to serve as the official residence of the sky deity Horus, and it successfully combines Greek and Egyptian architectural styles.
While traveling to Kom Ombo, have a delectable lunch meal on the ship. When you get there, a contemporary A/C automobile will take you to:
Temple of Kom Ombo
The unique twin temple of Kom Ombo, home to the crocodile deity, is situated across the Nile bank and was built between 205 BC and 180 BC during the Greco-Roman era.
Return to the ship and keep sailing until you reach Aswan; spend the night there. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are the meals.
Day Four: Have fun at the Abu Simbel Temple
Breakfast boxes after which your tour guide will drive you to Abu Simbel in the early morning. While there, you will see:
Abu Simbel Temples
Ramses II (1292-1186 BC) built the two temples at Abu Simbel; the larger of the two was built to honor Amun and serve as the focal point of the annual sun festival, which takes place on February 22 and October 2 of each year. The second dedication was made in honor of Ramses II’s queen wife Nefertari.
After lunch, we’ll transport you back to the Nile cruise where you may spend the night. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are the meals.
Day 5: Visit Aswan, Egypt
After breakfast on board, guests check out and go for a guided tour of Aswan’s most famous landmarks, which may include:
High Dam at Aswan
A strong Aswan high dam was built between 1960 and 1970 to regulate the Nile floods, boost agricultural water storage, and produce massive quantities of energy.
The Unfinished Obelisk
Queen Hatshepsut gave the order for it to be placed at the entrance to the Karnak temple, but sadly, it fractured during the building. It is 42 meters tall, 1200 tonnes in weight, and may show how ancient Egyptian workmanship was done.
We’ll have lunch at a top-notch restaurant before moving on to some sightseeing:
Temple of Philae
Between 380 and 362 BC, King Ptolemy II built the Philae Temple to serve as the mythical house of the goddess of motherhood and healer Isis, the wife of Osiris, the king of the underworld. This temple was intended to depict an old story.
Finally, we will drive you to your hotel in Aswan or another location of your choosing. Breakfast and lunch are provided.