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Welcome to Egypt. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred directly to your hotel. Upon reaching the hotel we will assist with your check-in and then have some time to relax and freshen up. This afternoon we head out for a bit of sightseeing - Philae Temple and Aswan High Dam. Philae Temple, dedicated to the goddess Isis, was rescued in an enormous UNESCO effort in the 1970s. Due to high water levels in the reservoir created by the Old Aswan Dam, Philae Temple was relocated stone by stone on higher ground on nearby Agilika Island.
Free day - alternatively, add on our optional excursion to St Simeon's monastery - see the enhance your holiday page for details.
An early flight down south to explore the temples of Abu Simbel, created to revere the mighty pharaonic ruler King Ramses II. Guarding the entrance to the temple (built between 1290 and 1224 BC) hewn into the side of a mountain are four famous colossal statues of the pharaoh himself. Returning to Aswan, you have some free time - perhaps visit the colourful souqs and markets or simply relax in this attractive town on the River Nile.
Today you cross the Nile and pay a visit to St Simeon's monastery, after lunch enjoy felucca sailing to Elephantine and Kitchener Islands, stopping to view the Botanical gardens and a real Nubian Village later enjoy some luxury and check into your Nile Cruise.
Relax, soak up the sun and take in the riverside village views from the top deck as you cruise up the River Nile! A stop will be made at the waterside Temple of Kom Ombo.
Having the distinction of being the largest and most completely preserved pharaonic, albeit Greek-built, temple in Egypt, the Temple of Horus at Edfu, dedicated to the falcon-headed god Horus, was one of the last monumental temples built on a large scale. An early morning stop is made to view the temple and onward sailing to Luxor. Evening viewing of Luxor temple.
Ancient Thebes at its best, Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Queens, Temple of Hatshepsut and later Karnak temple. Karnak is a spectacular myriad of sanctuaries, pylons, halls and obelisks, all dedicated to the Theban gods and to the greater glory of Egypt’s Middle and New Kingdom rulers.
Today we will take you by convoy for a full day visit the Dendera Temple and Abydos the rarely visited Gem's though not very very far from Luxor this is a full day tour around 5pm you will return to Luxor.
Sadly your time in Egypt comes to an end today and we will transfer you to the airport in time for your departure flight.
As the site of the ancient Egyptian city of Thebes, 4000-year old Luxor has frequently been characterised as the "world's ...