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Horus statue at Edfu Temple Abu Simbel Sound & Light Show Trajan's Kiosk at Philae Isis Temple

The Temples from Luxor to Abu Simbel with 
Lake Nasser Cruise

February 20-26 , 2011  ---  October 27 - November 1, 2011
When added after All One World  tours that end on Sundays.

As a Private Tour, begin on any Wednesday or Saturday evening in Luxor.

Sightseeing includes: Edfu Temple, Kom Ombo Temple, Philae Isis Temple, Kalabsha Temple, 
Wadi El Seboua Temple, Temple of Dakka, Temple of Meharakka, Amada Temple, Derr Temple, tomb of Penout, 
and the Abu Simbel Temples with Sound & Light Show.
Includes: 1 night Aswan, 3 or 4 nights Lake Nasser Cruise, 1 night Cairo, Flight Abu Simbel-Aswan-Cairo.
Prices & Day-by-Day Itineraries

Prices and Day-by-Day Itineraries

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Prices
valid for 2010 only :  $1,695 USD pp in Double, $2,545 USD pp in Single 
with a minimum of 2 persons traveling together.

For those participating in the February 2011 "Egyptologists' Egypt" Tour this extension  includes a 5 day/4 night Lake Nasser Cruise.
Your sightseeing with the main Egypt tour will finish in Luxor on Saturday afternoon.  
You will spend one more night at the same hotel in Luxor (that night is included in the main tour).  See details
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For those participating in the  October 2011 "Time & Space in the Temples & Pyramids" Tour
includes a 4 day/3 night Lake Nasser Cruise.  Your sightseeing with the main Egypt tour will finish in Luxor on Wednesday afternoon, Nov 3.  
You will spend one more night at the same hotel in Luxor (that night is included in the main tour).  See details
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For people booking this as a separate tour
You can begin this tour on any Wednesday or Saturday evening with a hotel night in Luxor.  

Prices valid for 2010 only: $1,795 USD pp in Double, $2,695 USD pp in Single 
with a minimum of 2 persons traveling together.
Price includes hotel night in Luxor at beginning and return flight to Cairo, but no hotel in Cairo.
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Contact Us to make arrangements that will suit you.

Day-by-Day Itinerary - October 27 - November 1, 2011

Wednesday

Overnight at our 
 hotel in Luxor.

For those participating in the  October-November 2010 "Time & Space in the Temples & Pyramids" Tour, your sightseeing with the main Egypt tour will finish in Luxor on Wednesday afternoon, Nov 3.  
You will spend one more night at the same hotel in Luxor (that night is included in the main tour). 
 This extension includes the temples at Edfu, Kom Ombo & Philae and  a 4 day/3 night Lake Nasser Cruise.

Thursday

Travel Luxor-Aswan

Edfu Temple
Kom Ombo Temple

Departing from Luxor you travel by road in a private A/C bus from Luxor to Aswan.  Sightseeing at Edfu Temple and Kom Ombo Temples.  Traveling by road enables us to visit these temples when the large crowds from the cruise boats are not there.  Overnight at a 4 or 5 star hotel in Aswan upon arrival.

Edfu Temple was built during the Ptolemaic (Greek) era and is dedicated to the god Horus, the falcon.  Here the original hero, Heru (Ancient Egyptian name) or Horus (Greek name), fights the evil Seth, represented as a crocodile, hippopotamus, etc.  The walls of this temple show this drama and it is easy to see how this story later evolved into St George vs. the dragon - a common theme in the Egyptian Coptic Christian Church.

Aswan hotel options: Basma Hotel, 4* or Elephantine Island, 5*. Meals: BB only
Friday

Philae Isis Temple
Begin cruise
Temple of Kalabsha

Visit the Philae Isis Temple this morning before boarding your Lake Nasser Cruise boat. Lunch and dinner on board. Visit the Temple of Kalabsha, Beit El Wali and the Kiosk of Ketassi.  Overnight in Aswan.

Built during the early Roman era, the Kalabsha Temple is considered to be one of the best examples of Egyptian architecture in Nubia. This is one of the temples that was moved to save it when the High Dam was built and Lake Nasser was created.

Cruise boat options: MS Eugenie or similar - 1st night. Meals: BB, L, D.

Saturday

Wadi El Seboua - 
Temple of Amun,
Temple of Maharrqa
Temple of Dakka
Morning visit Wadi El Seboua, Temple of Dakka and the Temple of Meharakka.  

Wadi El Seboua (or Wadi Es Sebua) is called the "Valley of the Lions." Here we find the Temple of Amun (AE New Kingdom), the Temple of Maharraqa or "Maharakka" (Roman era) and the Temple of Dakka (Greco-Roman) dedicated to the god Thoth.

Cruise boat options: MS Eugenie or similar - 2nd night. Meals: BB, L, D.
Sunday

Amada
Temple of Derr
Tomb of Penout

Kasr Ibrim

Abu Simbel Temples

Abu Simbel Sound & Light Show

Sail to Amada and visit Amada, the Temple of Derr and the tomb of Penout in the afternoon.  Overnight in Amada.

Amada is the oldest of the Nubian Temples, with inscriptions dating back to Thutmosis III (beginning of the New Kingdom).  The Temple of Derr was built by Ramesses II and, like Abu Simbel, was cut into a cliff. The tomb of Penout is for a man who was a governor of Nubia during the 12th century BCE.

Sail to the citadel of Kasr Ibrim and an overview of the temple.  Explanation is conducted from the deck, as entrance to the site is not allowed.  Sail to Abu Simbel and visit the temples of Ramesses II and Nefertari.

The Abu Simbel Temples are some of the most famous in Egypt.  Cut into rock cliffs, there is a temple for Ramesses II and his queen Nefertari.  Nefertari's Temple is dedicated to the goddesses Hathor.  The Temple of Ramesses II is dedicated to three gods and the deified Ramesses II himself.

The Sound & Light Show at Abu Simbel is included your tour tonight.  It is the newest and best Sound & Light Show in Egypt, quite thrilling.

Cruise boat options: MS Eugenie or similar - 3rd night. Meals: BB, L, D.
Monday
Flight from Abu 
Simbel to Cairo

Free Time in Cairo
Disembark from the Lake Nasser Cruise boat and fly from Abu Simbel to Cairo via Aswan.  Overnight at a hotel near Cairo International Airport.

Heliopolis-Cairo hotel options: Novotel Cairo Airport, 4* or Sonesta Heliopolis, 5*.
Tuesday

Departure

Departures for home.  There is a free shuttle from the hotel to the airport terminals. Hotel check out is by noon. 
Prices

Meal: BB only. 
There may be changes to this itinerary which are beyond our control.

Day-by-Day Itinerary - 4-9 February 2011

Saturday

Overnight at 5 star hotel in Luxor.

For those participating in the  October-November 2010 "Egyptologists' Egypt" Tour,  your sightseeing with the main Egypt tour will finish in Luxor on Saturday afternoon, Feb 19, 2011.  You will spend one more night at the same hotel in Luxor (that night is included in the main tour).
This extension includes the temples at Edfu, Kom Ombo & Philae and  a 4 day/3 night Lake Nasser Cruise.  

Sunday

Travel Luxor-Aswan

Edfu Temple
Kom Ombo Temple

Departing from Luxor you travel by road in a private A/C bus from Luxor to Aswan.  Sightseeing at Edfu Temple and Kom Ombo Temples.  Traveling by road enables us to visit these temples when the large crowds from the cruise boats are not there.  Overnight at a 4 or 5 star hotel in Aswan upon arrival.

Edfu Temple was built during the Ptolemaic (Greek) era and is dedicated to the god Horus, the falcon.  Here the original hero, Heru (Ancient Egyptian name) or Horus (Greek name), fights the evil Seth, represented as a crocodile, hippopotamus, etc.  The walls of this temple show this drama and it is easy to see how this story later evolved into St George vs. the dragon - a common theme in the Egyptian Coptic Christian Church.

Aswan hotel options: Basma Hotel, 4* or Elephantine Island, 5*. Meals: BB only
Monday

Philae Isis Temple
Begin cruise

Visit the Philae Isis Temple this morning before boarding your Lake Nasser Cruise boat. Lunch and dinner on board. Overnight in Aswan.

Cruise boat options: Movenpick Prince Abbas, MS Tania or Omar El Khayam - 1st night. Meals: BB, L, D.

Tuesday

Temple of Kalabsha

Visit the Temple of Kalabsha. Sail to Wadi El Seboua for overnight.

Built during the early Roman era, the Kalabsha Temple is considered to be one of the best examples of Egyptian architecture in Nubia. This is one of the temples that was moved to save it when the High Dam was built and Lake Nasser was created.

Cruise boat options: Movenpick Prince Abbas, MS Tania or Omar El Khayam - 2nd night. Meals: BB, L, D.
Wednesday

Wadi El Seboua - 
Temple of Amun
Temple of Maharrqa
Temple of Dakka
Amada
Temple of Derr
Tomb of Penout

Morning visit Wadi El Seboua.  Sail to Amada and visit Amada, the Temple of Derr and the tomb of Penout in the afternoon.  Overnight in Amada.

Wadi El Seboua (or Wadi Es Sebua) is called the "Valley of the Lions." Here we find the Temple of Amun (AE New Kingdom), the Temple of Maharraqa or "Maharakka" (Roman era) and the Temple of Dakka (Greco-Roman) dedicated to the god Thoth.

Amada is the oldest of the Nubian Temples, with inscriptions dating back to Thutmosis III (beginning of the New Kingdom).  The Temple of Derr was built by Ramesses II and, like Abu Simbel, was cut into a cliff. The tomb of Penout is for a man who was a governor of Nubia during the 12th century BCE.

Cruise boat options: Movenpick Prince Abbas, MS Tania or Omar El Khayam - 3rd night. Meals: BB, L, D.
Thursday

Kasr Ibrim
Abu Simbel Temples

Abu Simbel Sound & Light Show

Sail to the citadel of Kasr Ibrim and an overview of the temple.  Explanation is conducted from the deck, as entrance to the site is not allowed.  Sail to Abu Simbel and visit the temples of Ramesses II and Nefertari.

The Abu Simbel Temples are some of the most famous in Egypt.  Cut into rock cliffs, there is a temple for Ramesses II and his queen Nefertari.  Nefertari's Temple is dedicated to the goddesses Hathor.  The Temple of Ramesses II is dedicated to three gods and the deified Ramesses II himself.

The Sound & Light Show at Abu Simbel is included your tour tonight.  It is the newest and best Sound & Light Show in Egypt, quite thrilling.

Cruise boat options: Movenpick Prince Abbas, MS Tania or Omar El Khayam - 4th night. Meals: BB, L, D.
Friday

Flight from Abu Simbel to Cairo
Free Time in Cairo

Disembark from the Lake Nasser Cruise boat and fly from Abu Simbel to Cairo via Aswan.  Overnight at a hotel near Cairo International Airport.

Heliopolis-Cairo hotel options: Novotel Cairo Airport, 4* or Sonesta Heliopolis, 5*.
Saturday

Departure

Departures for home.  There is a free shuttle from the hotel to the airport terminals. Hotel check out is by noon.
Prices

Meal: BB only. 
There may be changes to this itinerary which are beyond our control.

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