MS/ Oberoi Zahra -3 night / 4 days

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Description

Through our Nile Cruise in Upper Egypt between Luxor and Aswan and vice versa you will, enjoy, wander and learn about the most famous ancient Egyptian landmarks it won’t only be an escape to the tranquility of relaxing under the sun but also unforgettable experience to visit its huge temples and excellent preserved tombs, sailing the river that had been the real secret behind such a civilization still attracting and astonishing the whole world  

Included:

  • Meet and greet service by our representatives upon your airport arrival.
  • Transfers in private vehicle with air conditioning.
  • 2 Airport transfers. (1 in Aswan 1 in Luxor,)
  • English-speaking tour guide during your excursions
  • 1Bottled mineral water every day 
  • Main Entrance Fees
  • Excursions according to the itinerary.
  • This itinerary could be changed in order according to the circumstances of service not to be canceled
  • Accommodation on board Nile cruise 3 nights, on full board 
  • Egyptian sim card, per family, for your unlocked mobile device for your stay in Egypt
  • Tourism Police Permission
  • Tax

Excluded:

  • International Airfare ticket
  • Entry visa to Egypt
  • Any extras not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Gratuities (optional )
  • Optional Activity cost
  • Any Personal Items


Schedule

Day 1Aswan/High Dam/ Unfinished obelisk

Upon Arrival, to Aswan airport or Aswan railway station, Our Jungle tour guide will accompany you to visit; Aswan High Dam, which was built in 1960 by president Nasser and inaugurated 1971by Sadat containing 17 times the volume of the great pyramid at Giza, the dam is 3.6 km. long and 111 m. high,980 m. wide at its base and 40 m. wide at the crest and equipped with 12 turbines producing 2.1 million kilowatts per hour it was built to prevent problems caused by the Nile flood. The famous, unfinished obelisk a gigantic single piece of granite was intended to be an obelisk and is attributed to Queen Hatshepsut, it would have weighed around 1216 tones, and 42 m length if it had been finished, After the tour you will be transferred to MS/ Oberoi Zahra Nile cruise and help you to do your check-in, after lunch you will have a chance to visit the Nubian Village (Optional) Dinner onboard, overnight in Aswan  

Day 2Aswan / Kom Ombo / Edfu

Free morning. Have chance to see Abu Simbel  temple(Optional) in early morning.

Sailing to Kom Ombo, having lunch on board, visit Kom Ombo is an industrial town 45km north of Aswan. Its classical name was Ombos, the temple is very unusual. It was dedicated to two triads of deities, each with their own associated chambers and sanctuaries. On the eastern side of the temple, the crocodile god Sobek, is honored with his wife who is here named as Hathor and their son Khonsu. On the west side, Haroeris or ‘Horus the Elder’ is accompanied by his wife Hathor-ta-sent-nefert and their son Panebtawy. The main part of the temple was probably begun by Ptolemy VI Philometor, on the inside of the enclosure wall at the rear of the temple is a famous relief depicting a surgical instrument Sailing to Edfu. Dinner and night on board

Day 3Edfu / Luxor

Breakfast on board. Transfer by horse carriage to visit; The temple of Horus located in the town of Edfu that derives its name from the ancient Egyptian Djeba which was the place where the god Horus was worshiped and where the battle between Horus and his traditional enemy Seth in ancient mythology took place. The main monument at Edfu is the Ptolemaic Temple of Horus the sand has helped to preserve the building which was found completely intact when it was first cleared and excavated by Auguste Mariette in the 1860s it is the most well-preserved and the only that has been completed, was constructed from sandstone blocks in time of Ptolemy III Euergetes I in 237 BC, and was completed 57 BC.

Sailing to Luxor, and after lunch on board, visit; The East Bank. The Egyptians believed that towards the end of annual agricultural cycle the gods and the earth became exhausted and required a fresh input of energy from the chaotic energy of the cosmos. To accomplish this magical regeneration the Opet festival was held yearly the procession began at Karnak and ended at Luxor Temple Karnak Temple, a city of temples built over 2,000 years   It is the largest religious building ever made, covering about 1.5 km by 0.8 km could hold ten average European cathedrals. The great temple at the heart of Karnak is so big that St Peter’s, Milan, and Notre Dame Cathedrals would fit within its walls.  with the largest number of pylons in all the Egyptian temples dedicated to the sacred triad of Thebes Gods, Amun, his wife Mut, and their son Khonsu Luxor Temple Lying at the other end of Thebes connected with Karnak by the avenue of sphinxes the temple was built by Amenhotep III completed by Tutankhamun and Horemheb from the XVIII dynasty and finally Ramses II from the XIX dynasty added the first pylon later the sanctuary was reconstructed by   Alexander the Great.After the tour, you go back to the cruise to have dinner and stay on board overnight in Luxor

Day 4Luxor / West bank / CAIRO / departure

After breakfast check out from your room and visit ;Valley of the Kings is one of the oldest Royal burial places in all over the world. It consists of more than 60 rock-cut tombs carved out of a big mountain which looks like a huge natural Pyramid overlooking the Nile on the west bank of Luxor, more than a third of this number of tombs used for burying the great pharaohs ruled Egypt from the 16th century to 11th century B.C which considered the glamorous days of Ancient Egypt known as the New Kingdom period (18th, 19th and 20th dynasties), such as the famous pharaohs Thotmosislll, Sityl Ramsisll, Ramsislll, etc. Each tomb consists  of 3 or 4 large corridors decorated with bright and colorful scenes, paintings and carvings representing philosophical ideas and future vision of the Hereafter, which explained and illustrated in 9 Holly books such as the book of deads, the book of caverns etc..., those large corridors end by the most important point of the tomb which is the burial chamber  supposedly to have the most valuable objects of the treasure buried around the Pharaoh's mummy, as well we can see a very large painting of goddess Nut the goddess of the Sky and the journey of day and night, some of these burial chambers still has the sarcophagus   you hardly believe it is cut out of single piece of granite brought from Aswan quarries 130 miles south of Luxor and taken dawn more than 300fts into the mountain, So many excavators worked in Valley of the Kings, such as Howard Carter who discovered the discovery of the discoveries of the 20th century which is the intact tomb of King Tut Ankh Amon occurred in 4th of November 1922.

The Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut is one of the best architectural buildings; it consists of three levels connected to each other and has different scenes on its walls that represent the queen's divine birth and commercial expedition to the land of Punt. The temple is mainly dedicated to worshiping the god Ammon-Ra.The Colossi of Memnon, are two statues that represent Pharaoh Amenhotep III in a seated position in front of his funeral temple.

After finishing, we return to the cruise ship, and at the scheduled time, transfer to Luxor airport or railway station. This day, early morning, you have the chance to enjoy Hot Air Balloon (optional)


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