Lake Nasser Holidays

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Pyramid at Giza

Day 1: Cairo

Welcome to Egypt and the start of your holiday. We will be there to meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel.

Close up of Sphinx

Day 2: Cairo

Today we will take you to visit the famous pyramids and lion-headed Sphinx at Giza Plateau. Sole survivors from the ancient Greek-listed Seven Wonders of the World, the pyramids are the planet’s oldest tourist attraction! Gaze in awe at Cheops (Khufu) - the largest of the three great pyramids. Constructed from over 2.5 million limestone blocks it is thought to have taken more than 20 years to construct. Continuing to Saqqara for more sights.

King Tutankhamen's mask

Day 3: Cairo

Today we will take you to Dahshur and Memphis, where you will see the Bent pyramid, the Red pyramid and the Alabaster Sphinx.

Sand and rock of the desert

Day 4: Cairo - Bahariyya Oasis

We head out to the desert today, to Bahariyya Oasis. This Oasis consists of several colonies of palm trees and was created many thousand years ago, long before the first Nile civilisations, when the Nile’s course used to pass that way. You will also have a camel ride in the desert.

Bahariyya building

Day 5: Bahariyya Oasis - Cairo

We head back to Cairo today and then have a tour of the Citadel and Khan el Khalili market and have a walking tour of El Moaz Street.

Aerial view of Cairo Nile

Day 6: Cairo - Alexandria

After breakfast we head out to visit the famous Egyptian Museum, here you can enjoy a guided tour and free time to browse and explore the famed treasures of King Tutankhamen. In the afternoon we drive to Alexandria and check you into the hotel.

Fort Qaitbay, Alexandria

Day 7: Alexandria - Luxor

Free morning to explore more on your own until we drive you back to Cairo, arriving in time to board the sleeper train to Luxor.

Valley of the Kings

Day 8: Luxor - Dahabeya cruise

Today the massive pair of statues known as the Colossi of Memnon are the first monuments we will see as we arrive on the West Bank for our half day sightseeing. These are all that remain of the temple of Amenophis III. We then proceed to visit the Valleys of the Kings and Queens and the imposing colonnaded temple of Queen Hatshepsut. In the afternoon we will check you onto the Dahabeya.

Day 9: Dahabeya cruise

Today we will take you on a guided visit to Luxor and Karnak temples. In the afternoon sail in direction of El Hagz Island.

Day 10: Dahabeya cruise

At sunrise start sailing to Edfu where your private horse drawn carriage will take you from the boat to visit the legendary Temple of Horus, which is the largest and most completely preserved pharaonic, albeit Greek-built, temple in Egypt, the best preserved and second largest temple in Egypt. Return to the dahabeya and continue sailing to Farris Island.

Day 11: Dahabeya cruise

This morning visit Kom Ombo - a masterpiece of Greco–Roman art in Egypt. This twin temple is dedicated to two distinct divinities, the falcon God and Sobek the crocodile God. Each of the two gods has their own entrance, court, chambers colonnade and sanctuary in this unusual double temple with its perfect symmetry. After your visit continue sailing toward Aswan.

Day 12: Dahabeya cruise

Have lunch on the Dahabeya before visiting the High Dam - a modern feat in engineering, creating the world's largest artificial lake - Lake Nasser. Take a leisurely boat ride out to Agilika island for a guided tour of the the beautiful Philae Temple, dedicated to the goddess Isis.

Day 13: Dahabeya cruise - Aswan

Today bid farewell to your fellow travellers and the crew and disembark the dahabeya after breakfast. We will then transfer you to the hotel.

Trajan's Kiosk, Philae

Day 14: Aswan

Today we will take you on a visit out of town takes us to the mighty High Dam – a modern feat of engineering, the by–product for which is Lake Nasser, the world’s largest artificial lake! Continuing, we enjoy a short boat trip to Agilika Island for Philae Temple, dedicated to the goddess Isis. Later, free time to perhaps do some shopping in the colourful souks and markets or simply relax.

Abu Simbel, Aswan

Day 15: Aswan - Lake Nasser

This morning we will transfer you from your hotel in Aswan to your Lake Nasser cruise ship. Today you will visit the Kalabsha Temple and the temple of Beit El Wali. Later in the afternoon you will visit the Kiosk of Ketassa. Overnight on board the Jaz Omar El Khayam Cruise boat.

Banks of Lake Nasser

Day 16: Lake Nasser

After breakfast on board sail to Wadi El Seboua and the temples dedicated to Amun and Ra. You'll also visit El Dakka and Mehraka with time to explore the temples and admire the ancient reliefs. Return to the cruise ship for dinner and overnight.

View across Lake Nasser of Abu Simbel

Day 17: Lake Nasser

Sail to Amada, Visit the temple of Amada from the XVIIIth dynasty, built during the reign of Thohotmosis III, Amenophis III and Thohotmosis IV, Also visit the hemi-spocs of Derr, dedicated by Ramses II to the rising sun, Finally the tomb of Penout, viceroy of Nubia. Dinner and overnight on board.

Lake Nasser sunrise

Day 18: Lake Nasser

Enjoly breakfast on board before visiting the spectacular Abu Simbel temple complex. The massive rock-cut temple of Abu Simbel never fails to impress. It's possibly the most awe-inspiring temple of all ancient Egypt, with its gargantuan intricately carved facade, created to revere the mighty pharaonic ruler King Ramses II. Guarding the entrance to the temple, the 4 colossal statues of Ramses II sit majestically staring out across the desert, seemingly since time began. Overnight in Abu Simbel on board the cruise ship.

Kasr Ibrim, Lake Nasser

Day 19: Lake Nasser - Aswan

Breakfast and disembarkation. We will then transfer you to your hotel in Aswan.

Aswan Market

Day 20: Aswan - Cairo

Free day until we transfer you to the train station for the overnight train to Cairo.

Tomato seller

Day 21: Cairo

We will meet you at the train station and transfer you to the hotel. Rest of the day is free.

Hieroglyphics and figures

Day 22: Cairo

Today sunbaked and full of memories, we will transfer you to the airport for your flight home.

Egypt Spotlight


As the site of the ancient Egyptian city of Thebes, 4000-year old Luxor has frequently been characterised as the "world's ...

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last updated - 25 Dec 2014 5:31 AM