From Cairo: 4-Day Nile Cruise to Luxor with Balloon Flight

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Fly from Cairo to sail from Aswan to Luxor on a Nile River cruise. Visit Karnak Temple, Edfu, Kom Ombo, Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple, Abu Simbel, and enjoy a sunrise hot air balloon flight.

Highlights

  • Explore the ancient history of Luxor, Edfu and Aswan with your guide
  • Sail down the Nile on a 3 night river cruise, with all meals included
  • Take a horse-drawn carriage to the Temple of Horus in Edfu

Description

Day 1: Get picked up in the early morning from your hotel in Cairo then you will be transferred to Cairo Airport to take the flight to Aswan (Duration is 1 hour and 30 minutes) Upon your arrival in Aswan, our driver will be waiting for you outside the airport After the meeting, Begin your experience with your professional guide and head off to visit the High Dam which is the world's largest embankment dam, was built across the Nile in Aswan Next, head to the Incomplete Obelisk which is the largest known ancient obelisk and is located in the northern region of the stone quarries of ancient Egypt in Aswan Visit the Philae Temple which was built during the reign of Ptolemy II (Egypt’s Greco-Roman Period) by Motor boat. Finally, you will go to the ship for accommodation and lunch in the early afternoon. At night you will enjoy dinner on board. Day 2: Rise early in the morning to visit one of the most stunning temple complexes in Egypt, the Abu Simbel Temples. Upon arrival your tour guide escort you around the site, explaining more about its fascinating history. After finishing, you will return to the ship to have lunch and begin sailing to Kom Ombo. Upon your arrival at Kom Ombo, you will visit the temple on a guided tour. At the end of your day, you will return to the ship for dinner. Day 3: Early in the morning, after having breakfast, your guide will pick you up to head to Edfu Temple by horse carriage. Located on the west bank of the Nile in Edfu, Upper Egypt, the city was known in the Hellenistic period in Koinē Greek. Return to the ship for dinner and your final night onboard. Day 4: Wake before sunrise to get ready for your balloon flight. Check out from the room and leave your luggage at the reception of the ship. Enjoy an unforgettable sunrise balloon ride. After landing, head to the west bank of the Nile to visit the Valley of the Kings, the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut, the Colossi of Memnon, Karnak Temple and finally, Luxor Temple. Return to the ship to pick up your luggage then you will be dropped off at Luxor Airport to take the flight back to Cairo. Once you arrive in Cairo, our driver will be waiting for you to return you to your hotel

Includes

Departure and return flight tickets Hotel pickup and drop-off Accommodation for 3 nights on a 5-star cruise with full board Transportation Horse carriage to the Temple of Horus in Edfu English-speaking guide (if you need a Spanish, German, or French-speaking guide please select the appropriate add-on)

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