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From Luxor: Nile Cruise to Dendera w/ Temple Tour and Lunch

1. From Luxor: Nile Cruise to Dendera w/ Temple Tour and Lunch

Enjoy a scenic cruise on the Nile River from Luxor. Head toward the Dendera Temple Complex and take a tour of the Temple of Goddess Hathor, one of the most well-preserved temples in Egypt. On board, you can enjoy a buffet lunch and a coffee break, and make use of the spacious facilities. After arriving at the meeting point, board the Lotus ship. Originally built in Cairo in 1989, it was renovated in 2022 and includes an onboard bar, disco, changing rooms, swimming pool, and restaurant. Make yourself comfortable before setting sail toward the Dendera. Take in the sights along the river, including Luxor's historic monuments and the surrounding scenery. Lunch will be served on the way to the Dendera Temple Complex. Upon arrival, take a guided tour of the Temple of Goddess Hathor and learn more about its history. On the return journey, there will be a scheduled coffee break. Take the time to sunbathe, jump in the water for a swim, or make the most of the onboard facilities before arriving back in Luxor.

Luxor: Private West Bank Tour with Karnak Sound & Light Show

2. Luxor: Private West Bank Tour with Karnak Sound & Light Show

Immerse yourself in ancient Egypt on a half-day tour of Luxor's West Bank, followed by an unforgettable visit to Karnak Temple for the Sound and Light Show. Explore at your own pace with a private Egyptologist guide, driver, and car at your disposal. After pickup from your hotel, head to the West Bank of Luxor to visit the Valley of the Kings. See the beautiful tombs of the kings, some of which still retain the original paint on their decorated walls. Hear about ancient Egyptian beliefs of the afterlife and the importance of these elaborate burial chambers from your Egyptologist guide. Although the tombs have been long emptied of their golden treasures, the carved walls and ceilings remain a sight to behold. Continue to the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, which was built during the reign of Pharaoh Hatshepsut, the only female pharaoh in ancient Egyptian times. The temple is a masterpiece of ancient architecture with three massive terraces rising from the desert floor into the cliffs of Deir el-Bahari. Move on to the Colossi of Memnon to see massive sandstone statues and the ruins of the mortuary temple of Amenhotep III. Still standing since 1350 BC, these towering monuments stand tall, gazing across the Nile River to the East Bank where the ancient city of Thebes once stood. Before returning to your hotel, stop for lunch at a local restaurant to recharge your batteries and perhaps try the local tea. As this is a private tour, you can choose to be dropped off back at your hotel or at another location on the East Bank of Luxor. In the evening, your guide returns to join you for the Sound and Light Show at Karnak Temple. The Sound and Light Show is an immersive, multimedia experience that takes you on a journey through the history of Karnak Temple. See the impressive temple grounds lit up at night and take a step back into ancient Egyptian civilization. After the show, your private car and driver will be waiting to return you to your hotel or drop you off somewhere else in Luxor. Your guide will be happy to recommend places for dinner and entertainment in Luxor.

From Aswan: River Nile 4-Day Cruise to Kom Obo, Esna & Luxor

3. From Aswan: River Nile 4-Day Cruise to Kom Obo, Esna & Luxor

Enjoy a 4-day cruise on the Jaz Crown Jubilee, a 5-star deluxe cruiser. Enjoy the comfort of warm cabins and bask in the view of the river Nile. Explore the history of the river and discover key locations along the way, beginning with Aswan, followed by Kom Ombo, Edfu, Esna, and Luxor. The journey begins by departing from Aswan, a city known for a rich, local cuisine and significant cultural heritage, including local temples like Abu Simbel and Philae. Continue exploring the Nile on the first day, stopping in the small town of Kom Ombo, situated on the East side of the Nile. Check out this agricultural town, famous for the Temple of Kom Ombo (Golden Hill).   Next enjoy dinner onboard in Edfu, an ancient settlement on the western banks of the Nile between the cities of Aswan and Esna. Edfu is a quaint old city possessing the remains of ancient Egyptian pyramids. Notable for being the site of the Ptolemaic Temple of Horus, Edfu is home to the remains of Tell Edfu, an ancient settlement that dates back to 3000 years of history. Take advantage of the chance to visit these ancient treasures that are linked back to the Old Kingdom to the Graeco-Roman period. On the second day, the cruise continues to Esna, located on the Western bank of the Nile. Esna was formerly part of the modern Qena Governorate. While Esna is popularly known for it’s Temple of Khnum, this farming town also has a number of other charming properties to explore. Esna is home to many Pharaonic treasures such as the Temple of Esna, dedicated to the worship of the gods Khnum, Menhit, Nebtu, Heka, and Neith. Along the waterfront of Esna Temple are the remains of several 19th-century houses with traditional Islamic architectural elements. Continue wandering north of the temple to explore ancient roadside inns like Wikalat Al Gidawi. Days 3 and 4 of the cruise take you to Luxor. Characterized as the world’s greatest open-air museum, Luxor is home to the Karnak and Luxor temples, which play key roles in the narrative of Egyptian history. This stretch of the cruise provides the opportunity to learn about how Luxor is the religious hotbed of Egypt, featuring a range of temples and a landscape sprawling across rivers, deserts, and ancient ruins. Be sure to watch the sound and light shows, which are a must-see, along the West Bank Necropolis sites. A breathtaking experience steeped in the history of Egypt, Luxor is sure to charm with its ancient vibes.

From Safaga port : Two Day Trip to Luxor

4. From Safaga port : Two Day Trip to Luxor

Day 01: Karnak & Luxor Temples. Sun Pyramids Tours Representative will pick you up from Safaga Port by the cruise exit door. After that you will be transferred by a modern air-conditioned vehicle to Luxor, approximately 3 hours far from Safaga. Then continue to the famous Karnak Temples the largest place of worship ever built and the greatest example of worship in history. It was constructed from the beginning of the Middle Kingdom to the Greco Roman Kingdom. Within the complex, the great “Hypostyle Hall” is an incredible forest of giant pillars. Continue your tour with a drive to Luxor Temple, originally built during the reign of Amenophis III over 5,000 years ago. Also you will witness some of the best preserved art work in Egypt. Optional tour, enjoying the spectacular Sound and Light Show at Karnak Temples & overnight in Luxor. Day 02: Luxor West Bank After breakfast in a hotel, you will be transferred into the West Bank of the River Nile to visit the two colossal statues of Amenhotep III ( Colossi of Memnon ), and then visit the Valley of the Kings, where the magnificent tombs were discovered. Those tombs were carved deep into the desert rock, richly decorated and filled with treasures for the afterlife of the pharaohs, you will visit 3 tombs. Continue the tour to visit the Hatshepsut Temple at El Deir El Bahary, this impressive temple dedicated to the Queen Hatshepsut, the only female pharaoh rises out of the desert plain in a series of terraces and merges with the sheer limestone cliffs that surround it. After that return to your hotel for a quick check-out and lunch before making the return journey to Safaga and the ship.

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