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Day 1 In the morning you will be picked up from your Aswan hotel and you will first visit the High Dam, an engineering miracle used as an embankment dam situated across the Nile River, After this visit you will take a boat trip to the Temple of Philae. This temple was built in honor of goddess Isis, the chief deity of the island the temple was built on. It is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful temples in Egypt. At every site you will get information from your Egyptologist tour guide and you will get free time to explore the sites by yourself. After touring the sites you will be transferred to your hotel. Day 2 Your Guide will collect you from your Aswan hotel around 4:30am – please note that for some Aswan hotels pickup may be earlier, . Catch forty winks in air-conditioned comfort as you drive for three and a half hours across the desert to the small town of Abu Simbel – you may wish to order a breakfast box from your hotel. At the site, your private Egyptologist guide will explain the history of the UNESCO-listed temples. He'll clarify how they were built, for Ramses II and his wife Nefertari, and how they were transported, piece by piece, to this new location You'll also have free time to explore and capture pictures of the temples reflected in Lake Nasser. Day 3 in the morning, you will enjoy a guided tour of Kom Ombo and Edfu. In Kom Ombo you will visit the Temple of Kom Ombo, which is dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek. After this visit you will visit Edfu temple which is dedicated to Horus, the falcon-headed god. This relatively young pharaonic temple is well-preserved and therefore very impressive. After your Visit you'll drive to Luxor . Day 4 Possibility of optional Hot Air Ballooning over the West Bank (additional cost and weather permitting). After breakfast 8 Am , you will start your day tour of the West Bank of Luxor. First you will be transported to the Necropolis of Thebes, the Valley of the Kings on the West Bank of Luxor. This ancient necropolis is a must-see for Luxor travelers.Here, you visit 3 tombs of various dynasties. Your Egyptologist tour guide will be on hand to recommend and advise you as to which tombs to visit. After visiting the tombs you will be transported to the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut Afterwards, you will be taken to see the Colossi of Memnon, the two largest ancient statues in Egypt. To conclude your Nile cruise, you visit Karnak Temples on the East Bank of Luxor. Karnak beats every other pharaonic monument: it is simply one of the most beautiful ancient monuments in Egypt. At every site you will get information from your Egyptologist tour guide and you will get free time to explore the ancient monuments by yourself. The journey will end in Luxor.
Qualified Egyptologist guide
Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
Not wheelchair accessible
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Central located hotels in Aswan (East and West Bank)