Description
Full Itinerary
Rates

Description

Type of Tour:

Scheduled departure

Operates: Fridays, Mondays and Wednesdays
Duration: 4 days / 3 nights
Visit: Aswan – Kom Ombo – Edfu – Esna – Luxor
Includes: • Arrival transfer in Aswan and departure transfer in Luxor (or vv)
• 3 night Nile Cruise sailing Aswan – Luxor
• Sightseeing as per itinerary
• Meals as indicated in itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
Excludes: • Airfare and airport taxes
• Extras at hotels and meals not mentioned
• Travel insurance, visa cost and tips
Notes: Cruise departures subject to change
Accommodation: • Vessel depends on availability and departure day:
• Friday: 5* Tuya or similar
• Monday: 5* Semiramis I or similar
• Wednesday: 5* Blue Shadow or similar
• Additional departures available on 5* Superior vessels:
• Monday: Livingstone Amwaj or similar
• Friday: Acamar (formerly Amarco) similar

Full Itinerary

DAY 1:  ASWAN
You will be transferred from the airport or hotel to your Nile Cruiser in the morning before lunch. In the afternoon you will be able to enjoy a  Felucca ride during which you might catch a glimpse ofthe lush Botanic Gardens on Kitchener’s Island, Elephantine Island and Aga Khan’s Mausoleum on the west bank (view only, no visit).
Overnight: Nile Cruiser  (LD)

DAY 2:  ASWAN – KOM OMBO – EDFU
The day will start off with more touring in Aswan. Visit the High Dam, a huge rock-fill dam, which captures the world’s longest river. Then travel by motorboat to Agilika Island and visit the reassembled Philae Temple dedicated to the goddess Isis. The temple has a majestic aura, particularly at sunset when it turns to gold. Then the cruise officially gets underway as the cruiser first makes its way to Kom Ombo. Visit the Temple of Sobek and Haroeris, dedicated to the crocodile god and the falcon-headed god, and then continue to the cruise to Edfu.
Overnight: Nile Cruiser  (BLD)

DAY 3:  EDFU – ESNA – LUXOR
Today begins with a horse-drawn carriage through Edfu to the famous and best preserved ancient Greek-built temple to be found there. Horus Temple dedicated to the falcon God was built on a rise to escape the annual flooding of the Nile. Then return to your Nile Cruiser and enjoy the changing scenery as you cruise to Esna and later to Luxor, considered to be one of the world’s greatest open-air museums. You will travel by coach to the West Bank and visit Thebes Necropolis and the Valley of Kings, a vast City of the Dead for generations of Pharaohs, where magnificent tombs filled were carved into the desert rocks and filled with treasures to assist the occupants in the afterlife. Unfortunately very few of the rock-cut tombs escaped grave robbers during ancient times and many were ruined. The most famous of the sixty-two tombs is the tomb of Tut-Ankh-Amun unearthed by Howard Carter. Then you will travel to Deir al-Bahri where the Temple of Hatshepsut was built for the only woman who ruled Egypt. Thereafter see the Colossi of Memnon, all that remains of the Temple of Amenophis, destroyed by the annual flooding of the Nile.
Overnight: Nile Cruiser  (BLD)

DAY 4:  LUXOR
After breakfast, you will disembark and visit Karnak Temple, a complex dedicated to Amun Ra. Its impressive features are probably the most overwhelming of all the Egyptian monuments. Then visit Luxor Temple which was discovered beneath the shifting desert sands. Originally both temples were joined by an avenue of Sphinxes but avenue was later eroded and now they stand separately. Thereafter you will be transferred to Luxor Airport.  (B)

Rates

3 NIGHT NILE CRUISE
(Scheduled departure cruise, departs Fri, Mon & Wed) – Min. 2 pass. – Up to 40 pass.

4 Days
3 Nights

Currency Per Person Sharing Single Room Supplement
5* Standard        
1 Jul – 27 Sep 2019 from: Aswan – Luxor USD 469 199
28 Sep – 31 Oct 2019 from: Aswan – Luxor USD 507 225
1 – 30 Nov 2019 from: Aswan – Luxor USD 513 225
1 – 21 Dec 2019; 5 Jan 2020 – 6 Apr & 18 – 30 Apr 2020 from: Aswan – Luxor USD 538 244
21 Dec 2019 – 4 Jan 2020 & 7 – 17 Apr 2020 from: Aswan – Luxor USD 669 319
1 May – 30 Jun 2020 from: Aswan – Luxor USD 494 214
Livingstone Amwaj & Acamar (Mondays & Fridays respectively)        
1 Jul – 29 Sep 2019 from: Aswan – Luxor USD 575 237
30 Sep – 30 Nov 2019 from: Aswan – Luxor USD 700 300
1 – 21 Dec 2019; 2 Jan 2020 – 5 Apr & 18 – 30 Apr 2020 from: Aswan – Luxor USD 725 353
22 Dec 2019 – 1 Jan 2020 & 6 – 17 Apr 2020 from: Aswan – Luxor USD 850 413
1 May – 30 Jun 2020 from: Aswan – Luxor USD 613 282

Includes: Transfer in Aswan and Luxor, 3 night cruise, sightseeing, meals as per itinerary.

All rates will be converted at time of final payment according to ITT’s bank selling rates. Please double check the final ZAR amount with us on day of payment. All services are subject to availability at time of booking and subject to the General Terms and Conditions of ITT Inspirations Travel & Tours (PTY) LTD.

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