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3 Nights Lake Nasser Cruise from Abu Simbel to Aswan

Abu Simbel, Abu Simbel, Egypt
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Duration

4 Days 3 Nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

English, french, German

Overview

3 Nights Lake Nasser Cruise from Abu Simbel to Aswan | Best Lake Nasser Nile Cruises

Discover Ancient Egyptian history and architecture by Luxury Lake Nasser Nile Cruise from Abu Simbel to Aswan. Enjoy a private transfer from Aswan to Abu Simbel to board your Lake Nasser Cruise. After having your lunch on board, you will start your Egypt tour package with the two rock-cut temples of Abu Simbel.

In fact, you can spend as much as you like marveling at the Abu Simbel temple of King Ramesses II dedicated to God Ptah, Amun Ra, Ra Horakhty, and Ramesses himself. Explore the beautiful Qadesh Battel and Ramesses victory over the Hittites people. Listen to your Egyptologist guide about the ancient Egyptian feasts. Besides, the secrets of ancient Egyptian Civilization, and Egyptian history.

Do not miss why Egypt celebrates twice a year Abu Simbel Sun Festival on the 22nd of February and the 22nd of October. Later, visit Nefertari temple (Hathor temple) and admire the beautiful reliefs of Nefertari with Hathor, Osiris, Anubis, and chapters from the Book of the Dead. Meanwhile, you will have the chance to attend Abu Simbel Sound and Light Show if you like.

Enjoy your breakfast on board them and be ready to learn a lot about Nubian history, Pharaonic temples, and ancient Egypt civilization. Take photos of Kasr Ibrim temple from the sun deck then continue to Amada temple for Tuthmosis III and Amenophis II, 18th Dynasty New Kingdom.

3 Nights Lake Nasser Cruise from Abu Simbel to Aswan includes so much more for you to see like the temple of El Derr, Penout tomb viceroy of Nubia, and Wadi Al-Sobua temple. Besides, the temple of Dakka and Moharraqa Temple.

Aswan Tourist Attractions

Undoubtedly, the Lake Nasser cruise enables you to experience Kalabsha temple, the largest free-standing temple in Nubia, and the Kiosk of Kertassi. Finally, when we check out we will have time to visit top Aswan tourist attractions like the High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk of Hatshepsut, and Phaile temple for the goddess Hathor and goddess Isis.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Abu Simbel temples - Kasr Ibrim - Temple of El Derr
  • Wadi El Seboua - Temple of Dakka - Moharraqa Temple
  • Wadi El-Seboua - Kalabsha temple

Itinerary

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Day 1 Abu Simbel

Our representative will pick you up from Aswan with our deluxe vehicle to Abu Simbel around 4 hours driving. You will check in as soon as you will reach your cruise boat. You will start your stay with lunch and you will end with breakfast.
So, lunch will be taken on board then your private guide will join you to visit the most beautiful two rock-cut temples dating back to the reign of King Ramses second. The two temples were cut, removed, and reconstructed 200 meters back from the original place and 65 meters in a higher place than the original one. After your visit to the temples, you will be back on the boat and you will enjoy the tea time on deck or a welcome cocktail.
Evening in case you are interested, you can watch the sound and light show at Abu Simbel temples (not included in the program) then back to the boat for a special dinner with candlelight light and overnight on board.

Day 2 Wadi El-Seboua

Breakfast on board your Lake Nasser Cruise then the boat will start sailing to Kasr Ibrim which is located 230 kilometers to the south of Aswan. It is known that the entrance to the site is not permitted so the boat will stop for around 20 minutes only for taking photos from the sundeck.
Then the boat will sail to Amada to visit the Amada temple. It was constructed on its original site, on the left bank of the Nile, by Tuthmosis III and Amenophis II (18th Dynasty) and was dedicated to the god Amon Ra and god Ra Hor Akhty. It is the oldest of the Nubian temples, dating from the New Kingdom. a construction that looks rather unimposing from the outside but inside seems like an art gallery
Then you will continue your visit to the temple of El Derr which is in very bad condition of preservation and badly damaged.
Continue the tour to Penout tomb, the only tomb saved from the floods comes into sight. The tomb belongs to Benout, the powerful viceroy of Nubia who was in charge of supplying stones for the statues of Ramses VI in the 11th Century BC. The tomb is particularly interesting not only for its depiction of the afterlife. but also for its many vivid paintings of scenes of life in Nubia at the time. Lunch will be on board then the boat will sail to Wadi El Sebou
You will start with one of the Nubian temples which were moved from the original location several kilometers to North West of the original one "The Wadi El Seboua" temple. The temple's name in Arabic, Wadi Al-Sobua, meaning Valley of the Lions, is considered the second biggest temple of the Nubian temples after the great temple of Abu - Simbel. It was dedicated to the god Amon Ra and god Ra Hor Akhty
Not far from Wadi El Sebou, you will visit the temple of Dakka (which is named after a nearby village called Dakka). It is the only temple in Nubia that is oriented north-south to parallel the course of the Nile
Another Ptolemaic temple in the vicinity is called the Moharraqa Temple. Since its former location was threatened by flooding from the Nile due to the construction of the Aswan Dam, this small temple was dismantled in 1961 by the Egyptian Antiquities Service. It was subsequently rebuilt along with the Temple of Dakka in 1966 at the New Wadi El-Seboua site. Back to your temporary home for dinner and overnight.

Day 3 Aswan

Breakfast will be on board then a special Cocktail while passing the tropic of Cancer. Free time till lunch will be served then around 15:00 P.M you will start your tour to the temple of Kalabsha which is the largest free-standing temple in Nubia. A Greco-Roman temple dated to the first century AD. The temple is massive, so much so that 19th Century travelers described it as the Karnak of Nubia.
Behind the Kalabsha Temple stands one of the many Ramses II temples, this one still magnificent, in its colorful paintings dated to the 13th Century BC. The locals refer to this temple as the Temple of Beit Al-Wali, using the name of a nearby village to identify it. The Temple of Beit El Wali was dedicated to the worship of the gods Amun; the ‎King of Gods, and the god Khnum
On one side of the Kalabsha Temple there is a small building boasting Ptolemaic columns with floral capitals, often called the Kiosk of Kertassi. This tiny structure is only about 25 feet square and dedicated to two Nubian deities. once stood on a rocky hill not far from the site used for quarrying Nubian sandstone. Its delicate columns rising against the sky made it a landmark of the area

Day 4 Disembarkation

Enjoy your last breakfast on board then our representative will pick you up with our deluxe vehicle to your next destination.

Important Notes:

This program is a proposal that includes our route suggestions. You can consider it the starting point to a trip that can be customized according to your wishes, changing the number of days, sightseeing, etc.
On occasions, there may be a possibility of a slight alternation in the itinerary due to local conditions or any other circumstances beyond our control. All included visits will be operated where possible.
Please note that our itineraries are not set in stone and can be subject to change.

Included/Excluded

  • 3 Nights onboard Lake Nasser Cruise on a full board basis
  • Egyptology guide
  • Entrance fees for all the sights mentioned in the program
  • All transfers with deluxe modern cars
  • Sound and Light show at Abu Simbel
  • Sound and Light show at Philae temple
  • Tipping for the boat and guide

Tour's Location

Abu Simbel, Abu Simbel, Egypt
from €550

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