Amazing 4-day Nile Cruise from Aswan to Luxor with Abu Simbel and Hot Air Balloon
Sail down one of the world's most famous waterways as you discover top attractions in southern Egypt. During this multi-day cruise from Aswan to Luxor, you'll disembark for guided visits to the region's most iconic sites, including Kom Ombo, the Valley of Kings, and Philae Temple. Tasty onboard meals are included, plus a personalized pickup from the airport, train station, or your Aswan hotel. A multi-day, five-star Nile cruise from Aswan to Luxor Tick off the region's top attractions in just a few days listen to in-depth histories from your Egyptologist guide.
Day 1 Arrival Transfer to the Nile Cruise and Aswan Tours
licensed tour guide will meet and assist you at Aswan Airport, railway station or hotel to be transferred by A/C van to your 5-star Nile Cruise to check in before lunch. Having lunch on board.
Aswan High Dam
Then, start your tour by visiting the High Dam; achieved in 1960 to protect Egypt from the flood and generate electric.
Temple of Philae
Proceed to visit the Graeco Roman Temple dedicated to goddess Isis, using a small motorboat to get there. Later on, return to your cruise for Dinner, folkloric show and overnight.
Day 2 Abu Simbel Temple and Navigation to Kom Ombo Temple
Around 4:30, your guide will pick you up for the Abu Simbel trip (sharing a small group). Arrive around 8 am, to visit one of the most impressive places in Egypt; the rock-cut temples of Abu Simbel with their unique design built for King Ramses II and his beloved Queen Nefertari. Back to the cruise by noon to have your lunch and sailing heading to Kom Ombo city.
Temple of Kom Ombo
Arrive at Kom Ombo city where to visit the dual temple of Sobek, the crocodile God and Horus, the falcon God. Back to the cruise and have dinner. Continue sailing to Edfu for overnight.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 3 Edfu Temple & Arrive in Luxor (visit Luxor Temple)
Temple of Horus
After your breakfast, experience a Horse Carriage ride with your tour guide to visit the temple of Horus at Edfu which is considered to be the most complete and the best preserved of all the Egyptian temples. Return to the cruise. Relax on deck watching the unique landscape and admire the beautiful scenery of the Nile River while sailing to Luxor. Cross Esna Lock. Lunch on board. Afternoon tea on sundeck
Late in the afternoon, arrive at your cruise dock, to be transferred to enjoy Luxor temple on the East bank of Luxor, where ancient Egyptian, Christian and Islamic features are exhibited. Dinner on board with belly dancing show and Overnight in Luxor
Note: if your arrival at Luxor dock by 3:00 or 3:30 pm, then we have chance to visit both Karnak and Luxor Temples.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 4 Balloon Ride, Luxor Tour & departure transfer
Colossi of Memnon
Begin around 5:00 am, pick up for the incredible trip of 30 to 45 minutes Hot Air Balloon flight over the west bank of Luxor and enjoy an aerial view of the country's landscape and famous landmarks. Enjoy the sunrise illuminating the sky of the open air museum city (Luxor) over the great temples and mountains below.
Breakfast and check out to start your unforgettable day by driving to the West Bank to visit the Valley of the Kings, where the pharaohs from the New kingdom carved their tombs in the mountains, aiming to hide their treasure and protect their mummies.
Temple of Hatshepsut
Then, to the Mortuary temple of the famous queen Hatshepsut at El Deir El Bahari, discover her beautiful temple and her attractive story with her nephew. End your tour in the West Bank by a photo stop in front of the gigantic statues of Memnon. Lunchtime in a local restaurant (optional)
Temple of Karnak
Back to the East Bank to see the largest temple ever; Karnak Temple built through 2000 years, covering an area of about 63 acres. Have nice pics between its huge pillars and obelisks.
Finally, transfer to Luxor Hotel, Airport or Railway station. (Around 3:00 to 4:00 pm)
Highlights: Aswan, Aswan High Dam, Temple of Philae, Abu Simbel, Temple of Kom Ombo, Temple of Horus, Luxor Temple, Colossi of Memnon, Valley of the Kings, Temple of Hatshepsut, Temple of Karnak, belly dancing show, Hot Air Balloon flight.
Departure: Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun.
Includes: hotel/airport/railway station pick up in Aswan and drop-off in Luxor, 5-star cruise accommodation in double cabin, belly dancing show, hot air balloon ride, meals according to the program, executions according to the program. Not included: entrance tickets. Minimum 2 people. The price per Single cabin is 529 Eur.