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4 Nights Lake Nasser Cruise from Aswan to Abu Simbel

Aswan, Egypt
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Duration

5 Days 4 Nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

English, french, German

Overview

4 Nights Lake Nasser Cruise from Aswan to Abu Simbel | Best Lake Nasser Nile Cruises Egypt Aswan Abu Simbel | Phaile temple, High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk, Kalabsha temple, Temple of Beit Al-Wali, Kiosk of Kertassi, Wadi El Seboua temple, Temple of Dakka, Moharraqa Temple, Amada temple, Temple of El Derr, Kasr Ibrim temple, Abu Simbel temples

The top Aswan tourist attractions like the High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk of Hatshepsut, and Philae temple are highly recommended before you start Lake Nasser Cruise. However, a luxury Egypt travel package includes 4 nights Aswan to Abu Simbel Lake Nasser cruise to enjoy Egypt Culture. After a private transfer from Aswan to Lake Nasser Cruise and enjoy your first lunch on board the Nile Cruise.

Nubia Egypt

We will start our 4 Nights Lake Nasser Cruise from Aswan to Abu Simbel with Kalabsha Temple which is the largest free-standing temple in Nubia. The temple of Kalabsha is a Greco-Roman massive temple and it was dedicated to the Nubian god called Mandulis. Then, sailing to visit the painted colorful temple of Beit Al-Wali for king Ramses II. Here, you will learn about ancient Egyptian history and ancient Egyptian Pharaohs kings. Finally, the day will end in the Kiosk of Kertassi dedicated to two Nubian deities.

Egypt Tours will let you enjoy sailing Lake Nasser and crossing the tropic of Cancer while enjoying your cocktail. However, your holiday package will start the next day with a visit to the Wadi El Seboua temple. It is a Nubian temple ad it was dedicated to God Amon Ra and God Ra-Horakhty.

Lake Nasser Cruise will continue to more Pharaonic temples and Nubian temples such as the temple of Dakka and Moharraqa. This temple of Moharraqa was dismantled in 1961 and rebuilt after the building of the Aswan Dam. The next stop will be Amada temple built by Tuthmosis III and Amenophis II (18th Dynasty) for the god Amon Ra and God Rahorakhty. Along with all these Pharaonic temples, you will visit the El Derr temple and Penout tomb inside a pyramid-shaped hill.

Abu Simbel Temple

The next day, you will visit Kasr Ibrim temple before reaching Abu Simbel temples. Finally, the pearl of the crown and the two temples of Abu Simbel are dedicated to God Ra Hor Akhty, Ptah, Amon, and Ramesses II. Best Egypt Tours to Abu Simbel allow you to explore the temple of ancient Egyptian Pharoah Ramesses II and Nefertari.

Egypt Palma Tours offers this Lake Nasser Cruise from Aswan to Abu Simbel with a private transfer and private guide.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Aswan attractions / Kalabsha temple
  • Phile temple / High Dam
  • Temple of Beit Al-Wali / Kiosk of Kertassi
  • Wadi El Seboua temple / Temple of Dakka
  • Moharraqa Temple / Amada temple
  • Temple of El Derr / Kasr Ibrim temple
  • Abu Simbel temples

Itinerary

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Day 1 Aswan

Our representative will pick you up from wherever you are in Aswan, either Aswan airport or Aswan railway station with our deluxe vehicle to your cruise boat MS Kasr Ibrim. 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. Lunch will be served on board then 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.
Continue the tour to 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
The last stop will be a small building boasting Ptolemaic columns with floral capitals, often called the Kiosk of Kertassi. This tiny structure, only about 25 feet square and dedicated to two Nubian deities. Dinner will be taken on board and after dinner, if you like, you can visit and watch the sound and light show at Philae temple.
Meals:
lunch, dinner

Day 2 Wadi El Seboua

It is sailing day. You will enjoy your breakfast on board and then a nice Cocktail when you are passing the tropic of Cancer. Lunch and Dinner will be on board and a free night at your own leisure, Overnight in Wadi El Seboua.
Meals:
breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 3 Wadi El Seboua , temple of Dakka, Moharraqa Temple, Amada temple.

Breakfast on board then you will start your visit to Wadi El Seboua temple, which is one of the Nubian temples which was moved from the original location several kilometers to North West of the original one "Wadi El Seboua" temple which 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. The huge pylon, unusually separated from the temple proper, was added by the Romans and contains storerooms in its three interior levels.
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.
Lunch will be served on board while sailing to Amada temple. You will join your guide 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 Rahorakhty. It is the oldest of the Nubian temples, dating from the New Kingdom.
Then you will continue your visit to the temple of El Derr which is in very bad condition of preservation and badly damaged. The temple of Derr originally sat on the Nile's east bank a few miles to the south and was dedicated to the sun god.
Continue the tour to Penout tomb A few hundred meters away from El Derr temple, a pyramid-shaped hill containing 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 for its many vivid paintings of scenes of life in Nubia at the time. You will be back to the boat for dinner and overnight.
Meals:
breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 4 Abu Simbel

You will enjoy your breakfast on board while sailing to Kasr Ibrim temple, 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.
Continue sailing to Abu Simbel, Lunch will be on board then you will have the chance to take 15 minutes for taking photos from the deck before you will start your visit to the most beautiful two rock-cut temples dating back to the reign of King Ramesses II.
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. The first temple was dedicated to the god Ra Hor Akhty, Ptah, Amon, and Ramses second while the second temple which is called the love temple was dedicated to the goddess Hathor and his wife Nefertari, the principal and the most beloved one.
You will enjoy a special dinner on Candle’s light and overnight on board.
Meals:
breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 5 Disembarkation

You will enjoy your last breakfast on board then you will check out and our representative will transfer you to Aswan or wherever you like to go.
Meals:
breakfast

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.

Included/Excluded

  • 4 Nights onboard Lake Nasser Cruise on a full board basis
  • Archeologist guide
  • Entrance fee for all the sights in the program
  • Transfer from Abu Simbel to Aswan
  • Sound and Light show at Phiale temple
  • Sound and Light show at Abu Simbel
  • Tipping for the Nile cruise and the Guide
  • Anything not mentioned in the program

Tour's Location

Aswan, Egypt
from €600

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