4. Aswan: 4-Day Egypt Private Tour with Nile Cruise, Balloon
Day 1/ Start our magical journey in Egypt with the beautiful city of Aswan. Our representative will pick you up from your accommodation in Aswan to start the tour in Aswan your private guide. the first visit will be to the Great High Dam of Aswan, One of the beauties of the Nile is the Aswan High Dam and the artificial lake that it generates: Lake Nasser. Although the dam has caused a not-inconsiderable environmental impact, the view, especially from above, is breathtaking Then moving to the next and very unique destination, The Unfinished Obelisk, The Obelisk of Aswan is the very find thanks to which it was possible to explain how the ancient Egyptians did to divide the finished sculpture from the stone bed once finished, it would seem a complicated process that requires advanced equipment and techniques, instead, it is very simple: they used wet wood. Learn more about the story behind it with your professional Egyptologist. The last visit shall be to the beautiful temple of Philae, late, The Pearl of Egypt, which was a beautiful island surrounded by clear blue water and black granite boulders. The walls of the temples at Philae are covered in ancient hieroglyphs. Amongst the large carvings of the gods of Ancient Egypt are the inscriptions in the ornate pictorial alphabet, telling the stories of this civilization. After the relaxing and beautiful visit, our driver will drop you off at the ship booked for you in Aswan to enjoy lunch and spend the day relaxing on a 5-star cruise ship. Day 2/ Early in the morning (usually around 4 am), our driver will pick you up the reception to visit the most beautiful temple in Egypt, Relax in an air-conditioned vehicle and enjoy a 3-hour car trip to The Great Temple of Abu Simbel, Dedicated to the Ancient Egyptian gods Amun, Ra-Horakhty, and Ptah and Ramesses himself, they are considered to be the most beautiful of the temples commissioned during the Pharaoh's reign. After the overwhelming visit to the temple, the driver will drop you off at the cruise ship to enjoy your lunch, and start the sailing until you reach Kom Ombo where our guide will be waiting for you. The guide will pick you up from the reception to visit the unique temple of Kom Ombo, This is a double temple, dedicated to Sobek the crocodile god, and Horus the falcon-headed god. The layout combines two temples in one with each side having its gateways and chapels. and back again to the ship to enjoy the sailing down the Nile River to Edfu. Day 3/ In the morning after enjoying breakfast onboard, our guide will pick you up from the reception 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, and its extensive wall carvings have provided valuable information to historians about the Hellenistic period of Egyptian history: the exquisite reliefs give us insight into the religion, mythology, and way of life during the era. Then back to the ship to enjoy the luxurious life and have some quality time with friends and family. Day 4/ Enjoy an early start for one of the best if not the best experience in Luxor, The hot air balloon ride. Our driver will pick you up from the reception(pick up usually at 4 am) to join a small group and take you to the hot air balloon airport. Enjoy watching the magical sights of Luxor drift by below. after the magical ride, you'll be back on the ship to have your breakfast and check out. your private guide will pick you up at 9 am (kindly check out and leave with your luggage) to visit Luxor West Bank, starting with The Valley of the Kings, Its main purpose was to secure the royal tombs for the pharaohs of the new kingdom Next, The Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, an admirer of Mentuhotep II's temple 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. Ending the tour with a quick visit to the massive colossi of Memnon for pictures. enjoy a little break to have an Egyptian lunch in a local restaurant in Luxor. Then moving to the East Bank, starting with The biggest temple in Luxor, The Karnak Temple, which is home to three main temples, several smaller enclosed temples, and several outer temples - combining the achievements of many generations of ancient builders over 1500 years. The next destination is the temple of Luxor, This beautiful temple was the main function during the annual Opet celebrations after the unique journey in Luxor, our driver will drop you off at your accommodation in Luxor safe and sound.