4. From Aswan: 6-Day Nile Cruise to Luxor with Balloon Ride
Day 1/ Start your first day of our journey with an easy and fun visit to Aswan High Dam and the Unfinished Obelisk. Our representative will pick you up from your accommodation in Aswan in the morning to start the tour with Aswan High Dam, The Aswan Dam was an enormous project, lasting more than 10 years and costing more than a billion dollars. it controls the flow of the Nile River. The dam protects people living near the banks of the Nile from both floods and drought. After admiring the brilliant engineering skills in building the dam enjoy a quick time traveling on your visit to the Unfinished Obelisk, Abandoned thousands of years ago in the quarries of Aswan, the Unfinished Obelisk is a granite would-be monument that was never finished. It is one of the most important archaeological finds in Egypt for the insight it has provided into ancient stonemasonry methods. After the tour, the driver will take to enjoy an Egyptian dinner in a local restaurant before you head to the hotel booked for you in Aswan rest before our driver picks you up again at 5 pm to visit the colorful Nubian village, admire the beautiful Nile views on the motorboat ride that will take you to the Village, the most colorful and feel-good villages in the entire country.then enjoy your dinner in the village. After the unique visit, our driver will take you to the hotel to collect your luggage then head to the Nile cruise booked for you spend the next 5 nights. Day 2/ After enjoying your breakfast on board our driver will pick you up from the reception to visit the beautiful temple of Philae, Dedicated to the goddess Isis, the Temple of Philae is located in a beautiful setting, landscaped to match the original site of the temple when it was relocated. then back to the cruise for lunch. enjoy your time on a 5-star ship before our driver picks you up to admire the sunrise in Aswan on a felucca ride. then back on the ship to have dinner and spend the night. Day 3/ Early in the morning, our driver will pick you up from the reception to visit the most beautiful temple in Egypt (kindly check out before you leave and leave your luggage in the reception). Relax in an air-conditioned vehicle and enjoy the car trip to The Great Temple of Abu Simbel, Dedicated to the Ancient Egyptian gods Amun, Ra-Horakhty, and Ptah and Ramesses himself, they are considered to be the most beautiful of the temples commissioned during the Pharaoh's reign. After the overwhelming visit to the temple, you'll be back on the cruise to have lunch and start the sailing until you reach Kom Ombo where our guide will be waiting for you. The guide will pick you up from the reception to visit the unique temple of Kom Ombo, Tit is in fact a double temple, dedicated to Sobek the crocodile god, and Horus the falcon-headed god. The layout combines two temples in one with each side having its own gateways and chapels. and back again to the ship to enjoy the sailing. Day 4/ in the morning after enjoying breakfast onboard, our guide will pick you up from the reception to visit the hidden gem in Edfu, Horus temple, As the largest temple dedicated to Horus, one of Egypt's most important historic deities, statues of the falcon-headed god are found throughout the complex, and its extensive wall carvings have provided valuable information to historians about the Hellenistic period of Egyptian history: the exquisite reliefs give us insight into the religion, mythology, and way of life during the era. Then back to the ship to enjoy the luxurious life and have some quality time with friends and family. Day 5/ Enjoy an early start for one of the best if not the best experience in Luxor, The hot air balloon ride. Our driver will pick you up from the reception to join a small group and take you to the hot air balloon ride airport. enjoy Watching the magical sights of Luxor drift by below. after the magical ride, you'll be back on the ship to enjoy breakfast, and then your private guide will be waiting for you along with the private driver to visit Luxor East bank, starting with The biggest temple in Luxor, The Karnak Temple, which is home to three main temples, several smaller enclosed temples, and several outer temples - combining the achievements of many generations of ancient builders over 1500 years. The next destination is the temple of Luxor, This beautiful temple was the main function during the annual Opet celebrations After the unique adventure, the driver will drop you off back on the cruise to enjoy lunch and rest before our representative picks you up in the evening to one of the most surreal experiences in Luxor, The Sound and Light Show in the temple of Karnak, after the show our driver will take you back on the ship to have dinner and spend the night. Day 6/ Our driver will pick you up early in the morning after enjoying your breakfast (kindly check out before you leave). then head to the west bank, starting with The Valley of the Kings, its main purpose was to secure the royal tombs for the pharaohs of the new kingdom Then moving to The Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, an admirer of Mentuhotep II's temple had her own designed to mirror it but on a much grander scale and, just in case anyone should miss the comparison, ordered it built right next to the older temple. Ending the tour with a quick visit to the massive colossi of Memnon for pictures. After a long journey in Luxor enjoy an Egyptian lunch in a local restaurant in Luxor before our driver drop you off at your accommodation in Luxor safe and sound.