Day 2: Kom Ombo â€" Edfu - Luxor
Enjoy breakfast on board your cruise boat. Then, disembark to visit the Kom Ombo Temple, dedicated to the crocodile-god Sobek, and the falcon-god Haroeris. Located on a bend in the Nile, it is said that in ancient times, sacred crocodiles would bask in the sun on the banks of the area.
Sail to Edfu, site of the Ptolemaic Temple of Horus. After lunch, visit the temple and ancient settlement, known in Roman times as ApollinÃ²polis. Cross the lock and sail to Luxor, enjoying an on board dinner and overnight stay.
Day 3: Luxor
After breakfast on board, cross the Nile to the West Bank to tour the Necropolis of Thebes, Valley of The Kings, Temple of Hatshepsut, and the Colossi of Memnon.
Luxor has often been called the world's greatest open-air museum, and the number of preserved monuments are unparalleled anywhere else in the world. Focusing on the West Bank, you will strolll around the ruins at the Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens, used primarily for the burials of Pharaohs. Admire the massive stone statues of the Colossi of Memnon, and the mortuary temples of the Temple of Hatshepsut.
Return to your boat for afternoon tea and relax on board, soaking up the sun by the swimming pool. Enjoy dinner and a last overnight stay on board.
Day 4: Luxor - Departure
After breakfast, visit the East Bank of Luxor to see Luxor Temple, built by Amenhotep III from Nubian sandstone. You will also visit the other great monument of the East Bank, Karnak Temple, said to be the 2nd most visited site in Egypt after the Pyramids of Giza.
Transfer to Luxor Train Station, Luxor Airport, or a Luxor hotel for the end of the tour and your final departure.
3 nights cruise boat accommodation (full board)
Full board accommodation in Aswan
Transportation by air-conditioned vehicles
Private English-speaking Egyptologist guide (on board)
Entrance fees (excluding entry inside Tutankamun's Tomb at the Valley of Kings)
What's Not Included
Personal expenses (laundry, sauna, telephones etc.)
Any optional tours
What to Remember
â€¢ Please note that Imperial Egypt uses various different boats on the Nile cruises, but will inform you exactly which boat you will cruise on in plenty of time before your departure
â€¢ Travelers interested in visiting Abu Simbel Temple can add on 1 night in a hotel in Aswan the day before the Nile Cruise. You can also fly from Cairo directly to Abu Simbel very early in the morning, and fly back from Abu Simbel to Aswan around noon, to board the ship at lunch time
â€¢ Please note: this itinerary is subject to change for reasons beyond the supplier's control.
Fly high over Luxor propelled by the breeze during a hot air balloon flight across the Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens. Back on firm ground, you will explore the ruins on foot with an English-speaking guide to help bring history to life.
Following an early morning pick-up from your hotel, head for the hot air balloon launch site and rise up to the skies to see the ruins of Luxor from a great height. Back on firm ground, your guide will pick you up and take you to the West bank to explore ancient Thebes by foot.
Visit the Valley of the Kings, and admire the grandeur of the architecture, primarily used for the burial of pharaohs. Continue to the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, built by the daughter of Thutmose I. Queen Hatshepsut was the only pharaonic woman to reign in Ancient Egypt, and her rule lasted about 20 years during the 18th Dynasty (1490-1469 BC).
Stop for lunch, and then continue to the Karnak Temple Complex, dedicated to the God Amon, his wife Mut, and their son Khonsu. The complex comprises of a vast mix of decayed temples, chapels, and other buildings, and is thought by some to be the finest site in all of Egypt.
End your tour at Luxor Temple, made from stunning Nubian Sandstone. Learn about the templeâ€™s significance and stroll among the statues, sphinxes, and granite obelisks, before your hotel drop-off and end of the tour.
â€¢ Transportation by air conditioned Van
â€¢ Hotel pick-up and drop-off
â€¢ Hot air balloon ride
â€¢ Professional English-speaking tour guide
â€¢ All sightseeing tours (private tours)
â€¢ All taxes & service charge
What's Not Included:
â€¢ Entrance fees to the mentioned sites
Al-Madina St. - Front of Modereat alamn , Luxor - Egypt, Luxor, Egypt