Arrive in Aswan .Our representative will meet and transfer you to your hotel. You will begin the say with a morning tour of the famous High Dam of Aswan.
The High Dam was completed in 1971 and created Lake Nasser. The Creation of the High Dam made it necessary to relocate several famous Monuments.
Next you will visit the Philae Temple which is a romantic and majestic Greco –Roman Egyptian Temple dedicated to the Egyptian goddess of love, Isis. You will also see the Unfinished Obelisk. Overnight at your hotel.
After breakfast, you will board a Felucca, a traditional sailing boat. This type of Egyptian boat has sailed the Nile River for thousands of years, and will be your home for the next two nights. All of your meals will be aboard the felucca for this day and the next.
Onboard the felucca you will visit Elephantine and Kitchener islands. Elephantine Island contains the ruins of the ancient pharonic city of Aswan.
Kitchener Island is a delightful Botanical garden with plants imported from other parts of Africa, India and the Far East. Over night on the felucca.
All day sailing down the Nile River. Over night on the felucca.
Early in the morning arrive Kom Ombo Temple. Kom Ombo is a dual Greco-roman Egyptian Temple dedicated to the Evil crocodile god Sobek and the good falcon god Horus, which stands overseeing the Nile and had sacred crocodiles kept as pets. Then you will be taken by bus to the city of Edfu, which contains the famous temple of Horus. This 2000 year old temple was dedicated to the son of Osiris, Horus the falcon headed god. This is the best preserved and most complete temple in Egypt.
In the afternoon you will be arriving in Luxor and transferred to the hotel for a quick shower before leaving to visit the East Bank sights. The East Bank of Luxor contains Karnak and Luxor Temples. Karnak Temple is a 3500 year old gigantic temple complex dedicated to the powerful ram headed god Amun. Luxor temple is an important temple because it was dedicated to 3 gods at the same time: Amun, his wife Mut and his son Khoons. Together these temples and gods were the key players of the yearly Opet festival held during the flood season.
Over night at your hotel in Luxor.
After breakfast, you will tour the West Bank of Luxor.
In the West Bank you will start off with the world famous Valley of the Kings. There you can enter the incredible tombs of new kingdom pharaohs, like King Tutankhamun.
Then on to experience the temple of Hatshepsut (Deir Al-Bahri). This is the mortuary temple of the only Pharaonic Queen of Egypt and contains very revolutionary Egyptian architecture. Finish with the gigantic colossi of Memnon, the last remains of the Amenophis is temple. In the evening, enjoy the night train back to Cairo.
What is Included
- 1st class Train tickets: Cairo to Aswan, Luxor to Cairo
- Hotel in Aswan is 2 star (B.B), hotel in Luxor is 3 star (B.B)
- Tours in Aswan and Luxor with English speaking guide
- Felucca Tour of Elephantine and Kitchener islands
- Philae Temple
- High Dam
- East Bank
- Karnak Temple
- Luxor Temple
- West Bank
- Valley of the Kings
- Hatshepsut temple
- Colossi Memnon
- 2 nights 2 days on a Felucca (sail boat) (F.B)
- All transportation and transfer are included
- All taxes, transfers and pickups are included in the price
- Air conditioned buses for tours
What is Not Included
- Entrance Fees
- Extra meals, Snacks and Drinks