3 Night Aswan-Luxor Nile Cruise
3 Night Aswan-Luxor Nile Cruise Ref: 3ANC
Private Car Transfer from Aswan Airport to Hotel.
3 nights Sofitel Legend Old Cataract, Aswan 5* or similar, Aswan
1 x Double/Twin Luxury Room
Start Time: 18:00pm
Duration: 3 Hrs
Jump into a motor boat to attend the magnificent Sound and Light Show at the Philae Temple. This interesting show narrates the legends of Goddess Isis and God Osiris in words, light and music. Walk through Philae Temple and enjoy fantastic panoramic view and listen to the Kings tell their own stories. Walk through the Temples of Philae while listening to a detailed story of the legend of Goddess Isis and God Osiris.
Start Time: Between 08:00am - 10:00am
Duration: 3 Days
Our professional tour guide will pick you up from you hotel in Aswan to start your first amazing tour. Visit the beautiful Philae Temple, which was dedicated to the Goddess Isis. Then proceed to the amazing High Dam an engineering miracle built in 1960 protecting Egypt from annual floods from the Nile.
Transfer to the Nile Cruise. After check-in the cruise will start sailing around 14:00pm. Enjoy Aswan views and take rare photos of Aswan Islands on the both sides of the Nile. This cruise sails by the Nubian Islands where you will find their children playing and their men and women working in the green fields. See the villages, which are full of splendid Egyptian culture. This is a great chance to take unique photos of the real culture. Around sunset, the cruise will stop at Kom Ombo to visit Kom Ombo Temple. The wonderful Temple shared by the two gods Sobek and Horus. Sobek also known as the Crocodile is the God of the Nile, the Army Military and fertility and Horus is the God of Sky and Kingship. We then continue back on our cruise sailing towards Edfu where the cruise will stop for the night.
This morning, it is time to enjoy a horse and carriage ride to visit Edfu Temple. The Temple of Edfu is an ancient Egyptian Temple, which houses important scenes and inscriptions of the Sacred Drama, which related to the conflict between Horus and Seth. There will be afternoon tea served during our sailing to Luxor, passing Esna Lock en route. Arrive in Luxor around 19:00pm. Overnight on the cruise in Luxor.
Today, listen to your expert tour guide who will inform you of the history of Valley of the Kings. Journey through the Valley of the Kings and explore the tombs of King Tutankhamun, Ramesses V1, King Tuthmosis and Amenhotep II, there are also many other Kings buried in the Valley. So let us unlock the secret story of the Royal Tombs, the world of mystery and treasure.
We then proceed to the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir El Bahari. Queen Hatshepsut was the first Pharaonic woman to rule Egypt. Now onto the Colossi of Memnon facing the Nile. The Colossi are twin statues of Amenhotep III; a large earthquake reportedly shattered the northern colossus. Here you can take some fabulous photos. Our qualified Egyptologist guide will be waiting to accompany you to visit the magical Karnak Temples, the greatest example of worship in history and was dedicated to the God Amun and his wife Mut. Karnak Temple was the place where the earliest International Peace Treaty known to Historians. The Egyptian version of the Peace Treaty was preserved on a wall in the Temple of Amun at Karnak. We then continue our visit to the majestic Luxor Temple, which was built by Amenhotep III in the 18th Dynasty in the New Kingdom and was completed by Ramesses II during the 19th Dynasty. King Ramses II was the most famous King in the 19th Dynasty he ruled Egypt for about 67 years. It was dedicated to the great god Amun-Ra, his wife Mut and their son Khonsu together representing the Theban triad.
Enjoy a visit to the Obelisk of Ramses II in front of the 1st Pylon before being transferred to the Airport or Railway Station for your final departure. If you decide to stay an extra night, you will be transferred to your hotel.
Private Car Transfer from Luxor Port to Airport / Railway Station or Hotel.
Overnight stay at Sofitel Winter Palace 5*, Luxor - AUD $90.00 per person / per night.