Experience five-day-long Nile Cruise sailing from Luxor to Aswan. Enjoy your leisurely river journey and fiery sunsets, visit ancient monuments and temples en route.


Highlights of this Itinerary:
The Karnak Temple, the Luxor Temple, the Valley of the Kings, the Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, the Colossi of Memnon, the Temple of Edfu, the Temple of Kom Ombo, the High Dam, the Unfinished Obelisk, the Philae Temple
 

Day 1 (Luxor)
Lady Egypt Tours representative will pick you up from your hotel in Hurghada and drive you to Luxor by comfortable air-conditioned vehicle. You will embark the 5-star Nile cruise ship and have lunch on board. In the afternoon you will visit the Karnak Temple Complex, a vast area of temples, chapels, pylons and the Great Temple of Amun. This large open-air museum was once named Ipet-isut, which means "the most selected of places". Its construction began in the Middle Kingdom (2000-1700 BC), though the majority of the existing buildings date back to the New Kingdom (1500-1000 BC). The next stop will be at the sandstone Luxor Temple built by Amenhotep III and completed by Tutankhamun; Ramses II made some additions. Dine on board a ship and overnight. (L, D)
 
Day 2 (Luxor)
After breakfast your guide will take you the West Bank, where you will visit the Valley of the Kings with its numerous tombs and chambers. Move to the Valley of the Queens and explore the Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, dedicated to the Sun God Amun-Re. Another highlight of this day is the Colossi of Memnon, massive twin statues depicting the Pharaoh Amenhotep III, who ruled Egypt from 1386 to 1349 BC. Have your lunch on board and sail to the city of Esna and cross the Lock heading to Edfu. Where you will spend the night. (B, L)
 
Day 3 (Edfu-Aswan)
Have your breakfast on board before heading to the Temple of Edfu dedicated to the falcon God Horus and have lunch. Continue your journey to the unusual double Temple of Kom Ombo constructed during the Ptolemaic Dynasty with some additions made in the Roman era. The rest of the day you can sit on deck and watch the sun tinting the clouds and the surface of the water with red and purple while enjoying your dinner. Late in the evening you will arrive in Aswan and overnight on board a ship. (B, L, D)
 
Day 4 (Aswan)
Start the morning with delicious breakfast and head to the High Dam constructed between 1960-1970 in order to protect Aswan from floods, generate hydroelectricity and irrigate agricultural fields. You will then proceed to the Unfinished Obelisk ordered by Queen Hatshepsut and carved out of bedrock. This unique example of Egyptian stonework is the largest ancient obelisk. Have your lunch on board and move to the Agilkia Island, where the Philae Temple dedicated to the Goddess Isis is currently located. Originally, the temple was situated near the First Cataract of the Nile River, though in 1902 when the construction of Old Aswan Dam started, the area was flooded and the complex was relocated. You will dine and overnight on the board of the cruise ship in Aswan. (B, L, D)
 
Day 5 (Aswan-Hurghada)
Enjoy your breakfast before you disembark the Nile cruise ship and start six-hour-long drive to Hurghada. (B)

Includes
  • Pick-up service from your hotel in Hurghada and return;
  • Transfers from Hurghada to Luxor and from Aswan to Hurghada;
  • Meet and assist service upon arrival and departure;
  • Four-night accommodation on board of 5-star cruise ship on full board basis;
  • All excursions mentioned in the itinerary;
  • All entrance fees for the above-mentioned sightseeing;
  • All transfers mentioned in the itinerary;
  • Bottled water during your trip;
  • All service charges and taxes;
  • Meals as mentioned above: (B) breakfast, (L) lunch, (D) dinner;
  • English-speaking tour guide.
 
Excludes
  • Tipping kitty;
  • Any personal expenses;
  • Any optional sightseeing or unmentioned items.
 
Accommodation Plan
5-star Nile Cruises:
 
    MS Nile Goddess Nile Cruise – Monday
    MY Alyssa Nile Cruise – Thursday
 
Period May – September October – April
Double $ 525 $ 640
Single $ 790 $ 975

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