A wonderful all round experience on this 5 Days Nile Cruise to enjoy King Ramses Sun Festival 2019. Discovering Luxor and Aswan ancient Pharaonic Temples: Edfu and Kom Ombo Temples, Temple of Philae, and more. before a trip down to Abu Simbel to witness the ‘once a year’ spectacle of the Sun Festival.
- - Meet and assist service upon arrival & departure
- - Assistance of our personnel during your stay and excursions
- - All transfers by a modern air-conditioned deluxe vehicle
- - Accommodation for 4 nights on board 5 star cruise on full board basis
- - All Nile Cruise excursions as mentioned in the itinerary sharing nile cruise group
- - Abu Simbel Tour by Land - Group tour
- - Entrance fees to all sights between Luxor and Aswan
- - English-speaking tour guide during your excursions
- - All service charges and taxes
- - Any extras and personal spending
- - Tipping
Day 1: Fly from Cairo to Luxor - Nile Cruise Tour
Arrival at Luxor Airport or station, where you will be greeted and taken by an air-conditioned vehicle your Nile cruise ship. After lunch on board, enjoy a visit to the impressive Karnak Temples and Luxor Temple. You’ll have dinner on board the ship and stay overnight.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner.
Day 2: Luxor Nile Cruise Excursions
You’ll have an early breakfast onboard, then head out to visit the Royal Cemetery for 62 Pharaohs, the Valley of the Kings, then to mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, which was built by the architects of the New Kingdom during the 15th century BC. Travel on to the Colossi of Memnon. After lunch, you will sail to Edfu, enjoying a leisurely dinner on board. Overnight on board the ship.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 3: Edfu and Kom Ombo Temples
After breakfast on board, you’ll stop for a visit to the Temple of Edfu, the best-preserved temple of the ancient world. The structure is dedicated to Horus, the falcon god. You’ll then sail to Kom Ombo, where you’ll encounter the twin temple of Kom Ombo, where you’ll learn about the crocodile god Sobek and the falcon god Horus, whose monuments decorate each half of the temple. You’ll have your lunch back onboard the ship and sail on to Aswan. You’ll have dinner and stay overnight onboard the cruise ship.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 4: Road to Abu Simbel Sun Festival
At: 00:30, our representative will pick you up from your Hotel in Aswan to witness the Man-made Solar Phenomenon of Abu Simbel. Twice a year - on October 22 and February 22, the rays of the sun align on the sanctum sanctorum illuminating the Holiest of the Holy, a small room with four statues: Ptah, Amun-Ra, Ramesses, and Ra-Horakhty. The sun shines on the last three status but leaves the statue of Ptah, the god of darkness, in shadow. Outside the Temple, you will enjoy performances by Nubian folklore groups. Later on, you will be escorted back to your Nile Cruise in Aswan. Dinner and overnight on board your Cruise.
Meals: Breakfast box, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5: Aswan sights
Disembarkation after your breakfast on the Nile cruise ship, enjoy a day’s sightseeing in Aswan. Start with the High Dam and then visit the Unfinished Obelisk in the stone quarries of ancient Egypt, the largest obelisk yet discovered. You’ll then proceed to the beautiful Temple of Philae, devoted to the two goddesses Isis and Hathor. Then transfer to Aswan Airport. End of our services.