05 Days / 04 Nights Program
From Luxor to Aswan
Embarkation before lunch.
Overnight in Luxor.
AM: Visit the Ancient Theban Necropolis in the west bank of Luxor to see the Valley of the Kings where more than 60 of Egypt Pharaohs have their resting place carved out of the mountain cliffs.
Visit Medinet Habu, the Mortuary Temple of Ramses III which is one of the last great buildings of the Egyptian monumental architecture of the New Kingdom.
Then Colossi of Memnon, the only remains of the funerary Temple of Amenophis III.
PM: Visit the fabulous Luxor Temple and the enormous Temple complex of Karnak. Among its splendours is the Hypostyle Hall, the largest of any temple in the world covering an area of 5356 sq. meters with its roof blocks supported by 134 colossal columns 70 feet high.
Navigation to Esna and overnight.
AM: Navigation to Edfu
Visit the most well preserved Temple in Egypt dedicated to the Falcon God Horus.
Navigation to Kom Ombo.
Visit Kom Ombo Temple the only double Temple in Egypt shared by the crocodile headed God Sobek and the falcon headed God Haroeiris.
Navigation to Aswan and overnight.
AM: Visit the High Dam & temples of Philae.
PM: Sailing around Aswan Islands in the traditional felucca (sailing boat) viewing the Agha Khan Mausoleum and the Botanical Garden (Kitchner Island).
Overnight in Aswan.
AM: Disembarkation after breakfast
Free at leisure or have the optional excursion to Abu Simbel to visit the overwhelming Temples of Ramses II which were cut from their hillside origin in 1960 and repositioned in their new home above the waterline of the newly created "Lake Nasser"