From Cairo: 5-Day Nile Cruise to Aswan & Balloon by Flights

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Fly from Cairo and then sail from Luxor to Aswan on this cruise along the infamous Nile River. Visit the magnificent Karnak Temple, Edfu, Kom Ombo, Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple, Abu Simbel, and then 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 5-day 4-night river cruise, with all meals included
  • Take a horse-drawn carriage to the Temple of Horus in Edfu

Description

Day 1 : You will be picked up from your accommodation in Cairo in the morning and be driven to Cairo airport to take the included flight to Luxor. Upon your arrival, your driver will be waiting for you outside the airport After meeting, You’ll head to the east bank to visit the biggest temple in Luxor, It's the Karnak Temple. dedicated to the god Amun, his wife Mut, and their son Khonsu. Next, move on to Luxor temple. Built by Amenhotep III in the 18th Dynasty in the modern kingdom, the beautiful temple was completed by Ramses II. Then, enjoy a felucca ride. Enjoy a refreshing cup of traditional Egyptian tea (for free). Finally, After finishing your tour, you will be dropped off at the cruise ship for accommodation Day 2: In the early morning get ready to have a bird’s eye view of the city from a hot air balloon. Watch an unforgettable sunrise from the sky and Luxor from above . After landing your guide will be waiting for you to head to the West Bank of Luxor to visit the Valley of the Kings. Glance around the complex and see the tombs and resting places of remarkable Egyptian kings such as Merneptah, Ramesses III, and Ramesses VI. Then move on to the Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, dedicated to the fifth pharaoh and the only female ruler of Egypt who reigned for 20 peaceful years. Next, move to the colossi of Memnon where you will See the mortuary temple of Amenhotep III at the Colossi of Memnon. Finally, head back to th ship for dinner. Day 3: After breakfast on board, take a horse-drawn carriage to Edfu. You’ll then enjoy a guided visit to the Temple of Horus (with a small group of people)—Marvel at the best-preserved religious place in Egypt with imposing sandstone structures of Horus. You’ll enjoy a buffet lunch back on board the boat as you sail to your next destination. In the afternoon, visit the unusual Temple of Kom Ombo. Learn about the temple's structures and how it was built in honor of two great gods. Return to the boat for dinner and free time. Day 4: starts in the morning, our guide will pick you up from the reception to start the day informative adventure with the visit to the high dam, The great High Dam helped in the reclamation of the desert that helped a lot in the development of the agricultural process. then the visit to the unfinished obelisk, The large unfinished obelisk in the Northern Quarries has provided valuable insight into how these monuments were created, although the full construction process is still not entirely clear. Three sides of the shaft, nearly 42m long, were completed except for the inscriptions. ending the day visits with the one and only, philae temple, the Temple of Philae is located in a beautiful setting, landscaped and filled with many interesting stories and facts about the life style of the ancient Egyptian, learn more about it with your professional egyptologist. and lastly you’ll be back on the ship to enjoy lunch and relax for the rest of the day to prepare yourself for the wonderful visit on the next day. Day 5: In the early morning, head with a group to one of the most stunning temple complexes in Egypt, Abu Simbel Temples. Meet your guide at the temple and discover the twin temples of Ramesses II and Nefertari, built into the mountainside under the dynasty of Pharaoh Ramesses II. Your guide will take you back to the cruise to take your luggage. You’ll then be transferred to Aswan airport to take the flight back to Cairo (The duration is 1 hour and 30 minutes). Upon your arrival in Cairo, our driver will be waiting for you outside Cairo Airport to return you to your hotel.

Includes

Flight tickets (Departure & Return) Hotel pickup & Drop off in Cairo or Giza 4 nights Accommodation on a 5-star cruise with full-board Cabin with all facilities A professional English guide, If you need a Spanish, German, or French guide, please choose the option (there will be an additional cost) All transportation in the location of the destination All transfers by a private air-conditioned vehicle Felucca ride Sunrise VIP hot air balloon ride Private transportation All tours mentioned in the program Professional licensed driver

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