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From Luxor: 3-Night Nile Cruise to Aswan and Hot Air Balloon

1. From Luxor: 3-Night Nile Cruise to Aswan and Hot Air Balloon

Day 1 : A representative will come at the chosen pickup time to collect you up from your hotel in Luxo. Then head to the Nile cruise ship in a private air-conditioned vehicle. Get settled into your comfortable room. Relax on the ship before enjoying a buffet lunch. Your guide meet you before your visit to the Karnak temple. Take a felucca ride on the Nile. Enjoy a refreshing breeze while you ride on a traditional Egyptian sailboat and take in views of Luxor from the water. Explore the Luxor temple built by Amenhotep III in the 18th Dynasty. After touring the temple, your guide will transfer you back to the ship. At night, enjoy dinner on board and an Egyptian folklore party. Day 2: In the early morning get ready for bird’s eye views of the city from a hot air balloon. Admire an unforgettable sunrise from the sky and Luxor from above. After landing your guide will be waiting for you to head to the West Bank of Luxor to visit the Valley of the Kings. Discover the complex and see the tombs of Egyptian kings such as Merneptah, Ramesses III, and Ramesses VI. Next, head to the Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, dedicated to the fifth pharaoh and the only female ruler of Egypt who reigned for 20 peaceful years. Next, move to the Colossi of Memnon where you will see the mortuary temple of Amenhotep III at the Colossi of Memnon. Finally, head back to the ship for dinner. Day 3: After breakfast on board, take a horse-drawn carriage to Edfu. Visit the Temple of Horus with your guide and marvel at the most well-preserved religious place in Egypt with the imposing sandstone structures of Horus. Enjoy a buffet lunch back on board the boat as you sail to your next destination. In the afternoon, visit the unusual Temple of Kom Ombo. Learn about the structure of the temple and how it was built to honor two great gods. Return to the boat for dinner and free time. Day 4: In the early morning, head to one of the most stunning temple complexes in Egypt, Abu Simbel Temples. Meet your guide at the temple and discover the twin temples of Ramesses II and Nefertari, built into the mountainside during the dynasty of Pharaoh Ramesses II. After the visit, return to the cruise ship before you're dropped off at your hotel in Aswan. For an additional fee, you can finish your trip at the Aswan airport or the train station.

From Aswan: 3-Day Cruise to Luxor with Hot Air Balloon

2. From Aswan: 3-Day Cruise to Luxor with Hot Air Balloon

Cruise to Luxor on a 3-day 2-night guided trip from Aswan with all meals and private cabin accommodation included. See the Abu Simbel Temple, Edfu Temple, and the jagged cliffs of Deir el-Bahari. Soar through the clouds on a hot air balloon and ride a horse-drawn carriage. Day 1: After pickup, head to the Abu Simbel Temple, generally considered the grandest and most beautiful of the temples commissioned during the reign of Ramesses II. Following a guided temple tour, board the cruise ship and set sail to the Kom Ombo Temple, unique due to its dedication to two different deities. Return to the ship for dinner as it continues sailing down the Nile. Day 2: After breakfast, visit the Edfu Temple by horse-drawn carriage. Discover one of the best-preserved shrines in Egypt, then return to the cruise ship. Day 3: Start your day with pickup from the cruise ship. Experience an unforgettable 45- to 80-minute hot air balloon flight at a height of over 1,500 feet in the sky. After landing, head to the west bank of Luxor to visit the Valley of the Kings, also known as the Valley of the Gates of the Kings. Head to the Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Located opposite the city of Luxor, it is considered to be a masterpiece of ancient architecture. Marvel at three massive terraces that rise above the desert floor and into the cliffs of Deir el-Bahari. Then, move to the Colossi of Memnon to see the mortuary temple of Amenhotep III. Sail on the Nile in a traditional felucca sailing boat to discover the beauty of Luxor. Relax with a drink as you soak up the scenery (drink costs not included). Next, go to Karnak Temple, one of the greatest examples of worship in history, dedicated to the god Amun, his wife, and their son to represent the Theban triad. Learn the ancient history behind this site and visit Luxor Temple before hotel drop-off.

Cairo: Guided Pyramids and Egyptian Museum Tour

3. Cairo: Guided Pyramids and Egyptian Museum Tour

With an Egyptologist guide leading the way, this Cairo day trip lets you visit iconic ancient Egyptian sites including the Pyramids of Giza and Great Sphinx, followed by a visit to the Egyptian Museum. You can choose to take a private tour, or join a group tour. Your guided tour begins at the Great Pyramids of Giza. This iconic site is home to three large ancient Egyptian pyramids, as well as the Great Sphinx and remains of a workers’ village. The biggest attraction is the Pyramid of Cheops or Khufu which is commonly known as the Great Pyramid. It is the last remaining of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The magnificent structure is an amazing testimony to the ingenuity of ancient Egyptian builders thousands of years ago.  The much-photographed Pyramid of Khafre or Chephren is the only one of the three pyramids which retains some of the original limestone casing. The smaller Pyramid of Menkaure or Mykerinos makes up the trio. There are several optional activities available around the pyramid complex including camel rides, horse and carriage rides, Nile river cruises and entrance to the interior of the pyramids. These activities are optional and incur additional fees to be paid on the day. No visit to the Giza Pyramid complex would be complete without a close-up look at the mysterious Great Sphinx. With a long and troubled history, this half-pharoah, half-lion monument has intrigued travelers to Egypt for centuries. Who is the face of the Sphinx? You can also visit the Valley Temple which belongs to the pyramid of Khafre. The temple served an important role in the preparation and mummification of the king before burial. Having an Egyptologist guide on hand during your visit to Giza will certainly come in handy with such a rich history.  Not far from the pyramids you will have a short stop at the Institute of Papyrus. Here you can see how ancient Egyptians made the first paper in the world. Test out your bargaining skills and negotiate a good price for a papyrus souvenir to take home. Enjoy an optional lunch at a restaurant in Cairo before continuing to the world-famous Egyptian Museum. The museum is home to an immense collection of rare and valuable artifacts from the pharaonic period including mummies, chariots, jewelry and everyday items. Mostly famously the Egyptian Museum is home to a mesmerizing exhibit dedicated to Tutankhamen's collection of treasure, gold and jewelry. The glittering artifacts were discovered untouched in King Tut’s sealed burial chamber in 1922 by Howard Carter. With more than 250,000 artifacts, your Egyptologist guide will once again guide you through the fascinating history of ancient Egypt, and help you navigate the jam-packed museum. Your Cairo day trip concludes with transfer back to your hotel.

From Aswan: 4-Days 5-Star Nile Cruise with Guided Tours

4. From Aswan: 4-Days 5-Star Nile Cruise with Guided Tours

Explore the Nile on this 4-day cruise from Aswan. See the historic town of Luxor, marvel at the temple of Kom Ombo, and discover Philae Island. Day 1 Meet your Egyptologist guide at your Aswan hotel and begin your adventure with a visit to the Aswan High Dam. Next, hop on a motor boat to get to Philae Island. After a tour of the island and a visit to the temple, board your 5-star cruise. Snap some photos of both sides of the Nile and hear about the cultures of the Nubians and the ancient Egyptians. Drink your tea on the sun deck while you enjoy the scenery. Spend the night on your cruise ship. Day 2 Enjoy breakfast on the ship before having free time to explore Aswan. Next, sail north before stopping at Komombo to visit the Temple of Kom Ombo. Hop back on your cruise ship to continue toward Edfu. Relax on a horse-drawn carriage ride to Edfu Temple dedicated to the god Horus. After exploring the temple, board the cruise and spend the night sailing north. Day 3 Listen as your guide explains the history of the Valley of the Kings in detail. Afterward, disembark and drive to discover the secrets of Queen Hatshepsut during a visit to her temple. Discover the West Bank and visit the Howard Carter House, where the man who discovered the tomb of King Tut once lived. Day 4 After breakfast, head off to visit the biggest temple in the world, Karnak Temple. Drive over to see the small, beautiful temple of Luxor. Finish your tour in Luxor.

Aswan: Edfu and Kom Ombo Day Tour with Luxor Transfer

5. Aswan: Edfu and Kom Ombo Day Tour with Luxor Transfer

Enjoy a daylight car trip to Luxor in a private, comfortable, air-conditioned car. After our representative picks you up from your hotel in Aswan, you’ll start your adventure on the way to Luxor. Your first stop will be Edfu to visit The Temple of Horus, one of the most impressive feats of construction completed during the Ptolemaic era and it’s one of the best places to visit to experience the audacious ambition of Egypt’s temple builders. Then relax in the car enjoy the road until you arrive at your second stop on the tour the temple of Kom Ombo, and what makes it so unique it’s that its double design meant that there were courts, halls, sanctuaries, and rooms duplicated for two sets of gods. And to learn more about it please pay all your attention to the private professional Egyptologist who is included in the two temples. Finally, You will be dropped off at your hotel in Luxor

From Luxor: Private Day Trip to Edfu and Kom Ombo

6. From Luxor: Private Day Trip to Edfu and Kom Ombo

Discover two magnificent temples — the Temple of Horus in Edfu and the Temple of Kom Ombo — on a full-day private tour from Luxor with a licensed professional guide. Choose whether to conclude your tour in the city of Aswan, or return back to Luxor at the end of the day. Meet your driver/guide at your hotel lobby in Luxor and begin your journey to Edfu. On the way, receive your guide's full attention and be enlightened by tales of the ancient mythology of Egypt to pique your interest and enhance your understanding. Once in Edfu, enjoy an enthralling visit to the Temple of Horus. Marvel at the best-preserved religious place in Egypt with imposing sandstone structures of Horus, the god of protection. In accordance with the mythology of Egyptian gods, explore the site where Horus sought revenge upon Seth, the god of chaos, for murdering his father, Osiris. Next, take a 1.5-hour drive to the Temple of Kom Ombo, built in devotion to the divine deities overlooking the east side of the River Nile. Learn about the structures of the temple and how it was built in honor of two great divinities: the falcon-headed Horus or Haroeris, and the crocodile-headed god of fertility, Sobek. After spending a marvelous hour walking around the temple, it will be time for a lunch break in the city of Aswan. From here, either be dropped off at your hotel in Aswan or set off on the return journey to your accommodation in Luxor, depending on the tour option you select.

From Luxor: 5-Day Nile Cruise to Aswan with Balloon Ride

7. From Luxor: 5-Day Nile Cruise to Aswan with Balloon Ride

Day 1/ Begin in the morning with a pickup from your accommodation in Luxor, after meeting your professional Egyptologist to start your trip by visiting the Karnak temple, It was built as a cult temple and was dedicated to the gods Amun, Mut, and khon. Being the largest building for religious purposes ever to be constructed, the Karnak Temple was known as the “most select of places” by ancient Egyptians. moving to the temple of Luxor, one of the most beautiful temples standing. The Luxor Temple is a mark of Ancient Egyptian civilization, a strikingly graceful monument in the heart of modern Luxor. then enjoy the relaxing view of the city and the Nile on the felucca ride. Day 2/ starting the day very early in the morning(kindly ask the receptionist to prepare a breakfast box for you), our driver will pick you up for one of the best experiences in our adventure the hot air balloon ride. after the balloon ride your private driver and professional Egyptologist will be waiting for your to start exploring the Westbank. the first visit will be to the valley of the kings, During Egypt's New Kingdom (1539-1075 B.C.), the valley became a royal burial ground for pharaohs such as Tutankhamun, Seti I, and Ramses II, as well as queens, high priests, and other elites of the 18th, 19th, and 20th dynasties. the next visit to the temple of Hatshepsut, Hatshepsut was always keenly aware of ways in which to elevate her public image and immortalize her name; the mortuary temple achieved both ends. Take a quick but informative look at the colossi of Memnon, then return to the ship to enjoy your lunch abroad, the ship departures from Luxor at 2 pm. Day 3/ On the third day you will head with a group of people to visit two of the most wonderful temples in Egypt Edfu temple in the morning, The temple remained buried under layers of settlement debris for millennia, which is why its architectural and decorative elements have survived so well. and in the afternoon kom ombo temple, The temple is unique because it is in fact a double temple, dedicated to Sobek the crocodile god, and Horus the falcon-headed god. Our guide will be waiting for you in each location, he will pick you up from the reception to learn much more about these unique and beautiful temples. Day 4/ starts in the morning, our guide will pick you up from the reception to start the day informative adventure with the visit to the high dam, The great High Dam helped in the reclamation of the desert that helped a lot in the development of the agricultural process. then the visit to the unfinished obelisk, The large unfinished obelisk in the Northern Quarries has provided valuable insight into how these monuments were created, although the full construction process is still not entirely clear. Three sides of the shaft, nearly 42m long, were completed except for the inscriptions. ending the day visits with the one and only, philae temple, the Temple of Philae is located in a beautiful setting, landscaped and filled with many interesting stories and facts about the life style of the ancient Egyptian, learn more about it with your professional egyptologist. and lastly you’ll be back on the ship to enjoy lunch and relax for the rest of the day to prepare yourself for the wonderful visit on the next day. Day 5/ Very early in the morning around 4am, our driver will pick you up with a group of people to start your visit to the marvelous Abu Simple temple. Please check out and leave your luggage in the reception, and kindly ask the receptionist to prepare you a breakfast box. The visit to Abu simbel will take about 3 hours to arrive there, The twin temples were built to serve as a lasting monument to the king and his queen Nefertari, and commemorate his victory at the Battle of Kadesh. The second largest temple in Egypt. You’ll be back to ship in Aswan at around 2:30pm to pick your luggage and our driver will drop you off at your accommodation in Aswan safe and sound.

From Aswan: 4-Day Nile Cruise from Aswan to Luxor with Guide

8. From Aswan: 4-Day Nile Cruise from Aswan to Luxor with Guide

Cruise the Nile on a 5-star ship from Aswan to Luxor, stopping to see the sights of Kom Ombo, Edfu, Karnak Temple, Hatshepsut Temple, and the Valley of the Kings along the way. With full board, your meals are taken care of, and your own private guide will show you the best of ancient Egypt. Day 1: Start your ancient Egypt exploration in the beautiful city of Aswan. Your guide will pick you up from your Aswan hotel to escort you to Philae Temple. Known as the "Pearl of Egypt”, Graeco-Roman temples and colonnades, kiosks, and sanctuaries rise proudly against the skyline. Afterward, you’ll be dropped off at your cruise ship in time to enjoy lunch and the rest of the day to relax onboard. Day 2: Early in the morning, you have the option to take an optional guided tour to Abu Simbel or enjoy a free morning. The mighty temple built by Ramses II is a marvel of ancient engineering and also has a fascinating modern history. Enjoy lunch onboard as you begin sailing to Kom Ombo. Discover the temple dedicated to Sobek, the crocodile god, and Horus, the falcon-headed god, with your guide. The layout combines two temples in one with each side having its gateways and chapels. After your tour of Kom Ombo, return to the ship for dinner and a relaxing evening as you sail overnight to Edfu. Day 3: After enjoying breakfast, your guide will meet you 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. The temple’s extensive wall carvings have provided valuable information to historians about the Hellenistic period of Egyptian history, and the exquisite reliefs give us insight into the religion, mythology, and way of life during the era. Day 4: After breakfast, you can leave your luggage at reception while you spend the day exploring Luxor. Start your tour on the West Bank at The Valley of the Kings where you will visit the royal tombs of pharaohs of the new kingdom. Wander through passageways decorated with reliefs and hieroglyphs and learn about the ancient Egyptian beliefs about the afterlife. The next stop is the Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. A keen admirer of Mentuhotep II's temple, Hatshepsut 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. Stop for a quick visit to the massive colossi of Memnon before enjoying a break for lunch in a local restaurant in Luxor. Then it's time to explore Luxor's East Bank. Start your tour with the biggest temple in Luxor, the impressive Karnak Temple. Home to three main temples, several smaller enclosed temples, and several outer temples, UNESCO-listed Karnak combines the achievements of many generations of ancient builders over 1500 years. Your next destination is the temple of Luxor, this beautiful temple was the main function during the annual Opet celebrations. Started by Amenhotep III and completed by Tutankhamun, Luxor Temple has a fascinating history throughout the ages. After your day in Luxor, your driver will drop you off at your accommodation in Luxor.

From Cairo: 4-Day Nile Cruise to Luxor with Balloon Flight

9. From Cairo: 4-Day Nile Cruise to Luxor with Balloon Flight

Day 1: Get picked up in the early morning from your hotel in Cairo then you will be transferred to Cairo Airport to take the flight to Aswan (Duration is 1 hour and 30 minutes) Upon your arrival in Aswan, our driver will be waiting for you outside the airport After the meeting, Begin your experience with your professional guide and head off to visit the High Dam which is the world's largest embankment dam, was built across the Nile in Aswan Next, head to the Incomplete Obelisk which is the largest known ancient obelisk and is located in the northern region of the stone quarries of ancient Egypt in Aswan Visit the Philae Temple which was built during the reign of Ptolemy II (Egypt’s Greco-Roman Period) by Motor boat. Finally, you will go to the ship for accommodation and lunch in the early afternoon. At night you will enjoy dinner on board. Day 2: Rise early in the morning to visit one of the most stunning temple complexes in Egypt, the Abu Simbel Temples. Upon arrival your tour guide escort you around the site, explaining more about its fascinating history. After finishing, you will return to the ship to have lunch and begin sailing to Kom Ombo. Upon your arrival at Kom Ombo, you will visit the temple on a guided tour. At the end of your day, you will return to the ship for dinner. Day 3: Early in the morning, after having breakfast, your guide will pick you up to head to Edfu Temple by horse carriage. Located on the west bank of the Nile in Edfu, Upper Egypt, the city was known in the Hellenistic period in Koinē Greek. Return to the ship for dinner and your final night onboard. Day 4: Wake before sunrise to get ready for your balloon flight. Check out from the room and leave your luggage at the reception of the ship. Enjoy an unforgettable sunrise balloon ride. After landing, head to the west bank of the Nile to visit the Valley of the Kings, the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut, the Colossi of Memnon, Karnak Temple and finally, Luxor Temple. Return to the ship to pick up your luggage then you will be dropped off at Luxor Airport to take the flight back to Cairo. Once you arrive in Cairo, our driver will be waiting for you to return you to your hotel

Cairo: 2-Day Pyramid, Museum, Bazaar Private Tour

10. Cairo: 2-Day Pyramid, Museum, Bazaar Private Tour

Begin your adventure by meeting your guide, an Egyptologist, at your hotel’s reception. Visit the Egyptian Museum in Cairo and see the treasures of young King Tutankhamun. Receive an in-depth overview of the different eras of ancient Egyptian history.  Afterward ride down the Nile in a felucca, a traditional wooden sailing boat. Pause and enjoy lunch before exploring the streets of Old Cairo. Explore the Mohammed Ali Pasha Mosque, Khan El Khalili bazaar, and Moez Street.  After immersing yourself in the beauty and energy of Cairo, stop for a cup of tea before returning to your hotel. You will have the option to book dinner on the cruise or a sound and light show. Day 2 - start the day at your convenience with the same guide. Visit the Giza pyramids, the Great Sphinx, the ancient pyramid fields of Sakkara, and the open-air museum of Memphis.  You also have the option to go inside the pyramid or enjoy a camel ride for an additional fee. Afterward, your guide will bring you back to your hotel in Cairo or Giza.

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Thanks to this all-inclusive package, it was a very good experience, an unbeatable treatment both by the company and by our guide, Mohammed. Thank you very much!!

Clean beautiful ship. Rooms good, food good, staff very friendly and helpful, excursion destinations sufficient and versatile.

Packed full of adventures. Ismael was an incredible guide. Thanks

Very good the tour and the attention of the guide Ahmed!