On this intriguing 4 day itinerary, you can immerse yourself in ancient secret, long burial in desert sands while enjoying the welcoming culture of Egypt as you explore with Journey to Egypt. Your journey begins in Aswan and serene Philae temple and set out for Abu Simbel to admire the great temple of Ramesse II. A picturesque voyage along the Nile River brings you to Kom Ombo and Edfu city, where you’ll visit the temple of Hours, It’s one of Egypt best preserved temples. Luxor is next, satisfy your curiosity at the great temples of Luxor, Karnak and remarkable Valley of the Kings, here you’ll enjoy privileged access to the tombs of the Pharaohs, and exquisite preserved site.
Cruises Schedule: Monday
Live tour guide
DAY 1: EMBARK IN ASWAN | MAJESTIC PHILAE
Arrive in Aswan, where you are met by your tour guide and begin your day of exploring by visiting the majestic Temple of Philae. Ride a motorized boat to the island of Agilika. This sacred complex was dedicated to the goddess Isis and reflects a fusion of three great civilizations — Egyptian, Greek and Roman. The temple was dismantled and then painstakingly reassembled when the Aswan High Dam was constructed. Proceed to the granite quarries and site of the Unfinished Obelisk. Illustrating the skills of Egypt’s stonemasons, this monolith is one-third taller than any other ancient Egyptian obelisk. Then, Board your Nile cruise boat. Enjoy lunch. Later, Ride Like a Local around the Aswan Islands in a felucca, while enjoying a refreshing Scenic Sundowner.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
DAY 2: ABU SIMBEL BY CAR | CRUISING THE NILE
Early morning, make your way to Abu Simbel temple by private vehicle (3 hrs each way by road) And discover Abu Simbel, the commanding twin temples of Ramses II and his wife, Queen Nefertari. The former’s façade is dominated by four 70-foot-tall statues of the pharaoh. Perhaps even more impressive, this entire site was disassembled and moved here to save it from the floodwaters caused by the Aswan High Dam.
Cruise to Kom Ombo. Disembark at Kom Ombo (hill of gold) to visit the Greco- Roman temple dedicated to Haroeris (the sun god) and Sobek (the crocodile god), whom some ancient Egyptians considered the creator of the world. View the mummified remains of several crocodiles that once basked along the ancient Nile shore, just as their descendants do today. Back on board, Cruise to Edfu.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 3: TEMPLE OF HORUS | CRUISING THE NILE
Today, view the Temple of Horus, falcon-headed god of the sky. Built in 230 BC by Ptolemy III, this amazingly well-preserved and colorful structure reveals what temple worship in ancient Egypt was like. Back on board, Cruise to Luxor.
Arrive in Luxor, journey to the east bank of the Nile, the Temple of Karnak, where generations of pharaohs wished to record their names. Walk through the Great Hypostyle Hall, strolling among its expertly aligned columns, which soar to 80 feet high. Continue to the striking Temple of Luxor. View the three large statues of Ramses II along the front of the temple pylons; the Courtyard of Ramses II; and the Colonnade of Amenhotep III, with its 50-foot-high columns. Walk in their shadows as visitors have done since antiquity and ponder the astonishing feats of engineering it took to create them.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 4: DISEMBARK IN LUXOR | VALLEY OF THE KINGS
This morning, explore the west bank of the Nile River and the Necropolis of Thebes, and view the Colossi of Memnon. Next, arrive at the architecturally stunning Temple of Hatshepsut, ancient Egypt’s first female pharaoh and regarded today as one of its most successful. Continue to the Valley of the Kings, burial ground of the pharaohs and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. For a period of 500 years beginning in the 16th century BC, tombs were built along this valley for pharaohs and nobles, including that of “the boy king,” Tutankhamun. Enter the tomb of Tutankhamun (extra ticket) - found in 1922 by British archaeologist and Egyptologist Howard Carter- to discover the secrets of this storied chamber.
Transfer to the Luxor airport.
Nile Cruises hand selected by Journey to Egypt for an unmatched experience.
BOATS AND CATEGORIES; 5* DELUXE NILE CRUISE
$660 Per Person in Double Occupancy.
$810 Per Single Person in Single Occupancy.
Child under 5 Years free of charge.
Total, USD 4'260 For 06 adults and 02 children under the age of 5 (Staying in 02 Double Cabins, and 2 Single Cabins)
The specific boat will be assigned a week before the activity begins.
Free! If you cancel at least 15 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee ONLY 3.5% Visa Charge. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.