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Enjoy a lovely 5 days / 4 nights Dahabiya Nile cruise from Luxor/Esna to Aswan. Embark on a remarkable 4 nights Dahabiya cruise journey along the majestic Nile River, cruising from Luxor to Aswan aboard a luxurious Dahabiya. Indulge in a leisurely and intimate experience as you sail in style, exploring ancient temples, picturesque landscapes, and immersing yourself in the timeless allure of Egypt.
Begin your 4 nights Dahabiya cruise itinerary in Luxor. Discover the magnificent tombs of the Valley of the Kings, Colossi of Memnon, and the unique Temple of the female pharaoh Hatshepsut. Explore the largest Temple in the world, Karnak Temple, and the majestic Luxor Temple.
Find out how the Ancient Egyptians quarried their rock when visiting the Gabal El-Sililah Sandstone Quarry. Visit the beautiful Temple of Philae in Aswan and the twin Temple of Horus and Sobek at Kom Ombo. Explore the most intact temple in Egypt, the Temple of Horus in Edfu.
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1185 USD per person in a twin/double room (2-16 people).
2015 USD for a single traveler (Traveling alone).
Arrival at Luxor Airport. Meet Egypt Best Vacations guide just outside the arrival terminal at Luxor Airport to commence your 4 nights Dahabiya cruise. Explore the highlights of Luxor West Bank. Discover the magnificent tombs of the Valley of the Kings, where the pharaohs of the New Kingdom were buried trying to hide their tombs from the Grave Robbers.
Enjoy your breakfast on your Dahabiya cruise, then visit the impressive Karnak Temple. The Temple/Complex of Karnak was the great god’s chief sanctuary and much larger than any other monument in Egypt. This huge and splendid complex which actually contains many separate temples covers 1700 years of expansion and an area of 300 acres.
Then, proceed to the majestic Luxor Temple. The Temple of Luxor was built by the 18th Dynasty pharaoh Amenhotep III (1387-1349 BCE), the grandson of the military genius Tuthmosis III, and expanded by the 19th Dynasty pharaoh Ramses II (1279-1213 BCE). Numerous other sovereigns, including Tutankhamun, Horemhab, and Alexander the Great enriched the construction with reliefs, inscriptions, and minor buildings.
Transfer back to your Dahabiya Nile cruise to set sail to Edfu via the Lock of Esna.
Breakfast then, take a horse and carriage to visit the Temple of Horus in Edfu. The Temple of Horus in Edfu is the most intact temple in Egypt and one of the most beautiful temples built during the Greco-Roman period. The Temple of Edfu is fully inscribed with reliefs and hieroglyphs on its exterior and interior walls.
Take your carriage back to your Dahabiya cruise to set sail to Kom Ombo. Disembark in Kom Ombo to visit the twin Temple of Horus and Sobek together with the Crocodile Museum. Back on board to set sail to Aswan. Overnight in Aswan.
Breakfast then explore the highlights of Aswan. Visit the High Dam, which is regarded as one of the most significant engineering feats of the twentieth century. Aswan High Dam was built to save water and protect Egypt from the Nile‘s high and low floods and to generate electricity.
Continue to the beautiful Temple of Philae. Philae Temple or the temple of Isis at Philae Island in Aswan is one of the most beautiful temples in Egypt and known as the “Pearl of Egypt”. At Philae Island, the popular cult of Isis, goddess of Love and Magic, was developed.
End your tour at the granite quarry of the Unfinished Obelisk. You will learn here how the ancient Egyptians fashioned obelisks and statues of their gods and kings. Transfer back to your Dahabiya cruise for last night of your 4 nights Dahabiya cruise itinerary.
Breakfast and disembarkation. You will end your 4 nights Dahabiya cruise itinerary with a transfer to Aswan Airport/Railway or to Aswan hotels.
Optional tour: Tour to Abu Simbel Temples