Day 1- El-Gouna to Luxor Nile Cruise / Luxor Sightseeing:
A Memphis Tours Representative will meet and assist you at your hotel in El-Gouna for your transfer to Luxor (about 4 hours driving in the eastern desert). Arrive Luxor and then met and accompanied by your expert Egyptologist Tour Guide for a journey back in time on the East Bank of the Nile in Luxor to Karnak Temple and Luxor Temple then transfer to the Nile cruise boat in Luxor for embarkation and lunch. Afternoon tea and dinner on board the Nile cruise in Luxor- Optional Sound and Light Show at the Karnak Temple
in Luxor and optional tour of Luxor City and market.
: Lunch, Dinner
Day 2 - Luxor Nile Cruise Shore Excursions:
Breakfast on board your Nile cruise boat in Luxor and then accompanied by your Egyptologist Tour Guide for a wonderful ancient exploration on the West Bank of the River Nile in Luxor to the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at El Deir EL Bahari and the Colossi of Memnon, Transferred back to the Nile cruise in Luxor. Sailing to Edfu via Esna Lock with dinner and overnight stay on board.
: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3 - Tours to Edfu and Kom Ombo Temples:
Breakfast on board the Nile cruise boat and then accompanied by your knowledgeable Guide to visit Horus Temple at Edfu then transfer to the cruise to sail to Kom Ombo with lunch on board the Nile cruise boat. .On arrival at Kom Ombo, your Egyptologist Tour Guide will escort you to the Temple of Kom Ombo shared by the two Gods Sobek and Haroeris. Continue sailing on to Aswan with dinner and overnight on board the Nile cruise boat in Aswan.
: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4 -Abu simbel from Aswan:
Following a pick-up from your hotel in Aswan at 03:15, travel by air-conditioned vehicle to the temples of Abu Simbel before the heat of the day. Carved out of the mountainside during the reign of Pharaoh Ramesses II in the 13th century BC, the Abu Simbel temple complex was relocated in its entirety in 1968 to an artificial hill above the Aswan High Dam reservoir.
Relax on the 3-hour drive into the desert. Upon arrival, an Egyptologist guide will tell you all about one of the greatest and most whimsical pharaohs in Egyptian history. Marvel at the main façade of the Great Temple to Ramesses II and its 4 statues of the pharaoh seated on his throne following his advancing age.
In theory, the main temple is dedicated to Amon-Re Horakhty and Ptah, but in practice it was constructed for the greater glory of its builder, Ramses the Great. Continue to the smaller temple of Ramesses' consort, Queen Nefertari, situated right next to the Great Temple. Admire the impressive rock-cut façade depicting the pharaoh and his queen.
Re-board the coach at 09:00 for the return transfer to Aswan before the high heat of the desert arrives.
:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5 - Aswan Nile Cruise to El-Gouna Red Sea:
After breakfast on board the Nile cruise vessel, you will be escorted by your Egyptologist Tour Guide in Aswan for an amazing tour of the Aswan High Dam, the Granite Quarries and the Temple of Philae in Aswan. Transfer to your Nile cruise boat in Aswan for embarkation with lunch, afternoon tea and overnight in Aswan
Disembarkation after breakfast, then transfer back to El-Gouna from Aswan. (about 8 hours by road)