Jaz Omar Khayam Lake Cruise Egypt
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Aswan / Abu Simbel Every Monday
4 Nights / 5 Days Itinerary
Day 1: Aswan / Board cruise
You will be transferred from the point of your arrival or your hotel in Aswan and board cruise. Lunch will be served aboard, followed by guided tour to Kalabsha Temple considered one of the biggest temples that was built in the era of the XVIII dynasty and dedicated to the fertility god Mandukis. Temple is classical for the Ptolemaic period with pylons, courtyard, hypostyle hall and three room sanctuaries. Also you will visit Beit el-Wali represents another of Ramesses II's Nubian monuments dedicated principally to Amun, together with other gods, that was cut out of the rock and is probably unique as the smallest of its gender. On the walls of the forecourt are several fascinating reliefs, detailing the Pharaoh's victory over the Nubians and his war against the Lybians and Syrians. And kiosk of Kertassi built of Two Hathor-headed capped columns flank the entrance during the Greek Roman period and dedicate Goddess Isis. Afternoon tea will be served in the lounge aboard. Dinner and overnight will be in the Harbour.
Day 2: Wadi El Seboua
You will have breakfast on board. You will sail to Wadi El Seboua, cocktail will be offered while passing Tropics of Cancer after which the area experiences no dramatic change in season because the sun is consistently high in the sky throughout the year. Lunch and dinner will be served on board, overnight stay on board.
Day 3: Wadi El Seboua / Amada
Breakfast on board and then early visiting Wadi El Seboua Temple. In Arabic it is mean "Valley Of Lions" and refers to the avenue of 10 Sphinxes that stood in front of the Temple Of Ramses - Mery - Amun, dedicated by Ramses II to the two Gods Amon Ra and Harmakis. Then you see the temple of Dakka, dedicated to Thoth, it's construction appears to have become a combined effort between these Nubian kings and the line of Greek Pharaohs in Egypt, the temple itself was started by Arkamani and was added to by his contemporary, Ptolemy IV, and decorated by later Ptolemies; and the temple of Meharrakka dates from the Greco-Roman period dedicated to Serapis. Sailing to Amada during lunch, in arrival visit to the Temple of Amada, the oldest Egyptian temple in Nubia, was first constructed by pharaoh Thutmose III of the 18th dynasty and dedicated to Amun and Re-Horakhty with next continues the decoration program for this structure by other pharaohs. Then u will see the Temple of Derr is a rock-cut temple built by pharaoh Ramesses II in Lower Nubia and the Tomb of Penout, the only conserved example of a tomb of an Egyptian viceroy in Nubia. Dinner and overnight aboard.
Day 4: Kasr Ibrim / Abu Simbel
You will have breakfast while sail to Kasr Ibrim, the last Nubian monument remaining in its original location. Tour is conducted from the ship's sundeck as entrance is not permitted. Continue your sailing to Abu Simbel to visit Great Tempe carved into a cliff on the banks of Nile as a grand display of the power and territory of Ramses the Great, dedicated to the gods Amun, Ra-Horakhty, and Ptah, as well as to the deified Rameses himself and generally considered the grandest and most beautiful of the temples commissioned during the reign of Ramses II, and The temple of Hathor and Nefertari, also known as the Small Temple built about one hundred meters northeast of the temple of Ramses II and was dedicated to the goddess Hathor and his beloved queen Nefertari. This was in fact the second time in ancient Egyptian history that a temple was dedicated to a queen. You can attend light and sound show at Abu Simbel temple, as optional tour. Candlelight dinner and overnight on board.
Day 5: Disembark in Abu Simbel
Disembark the ship after breakfast. Then you will be transferred to the point of your departure in Abu Simbel (Airport - Hotel ).
Meet and assist upon arrival and departure by our REP
Transfer by air-conditioned vehicle to your cruise
Accommodation on full board basis on board the Lake cruise
All sightseeing tours as per the cruise itinerary
Admission fees to the sights as per cruise itinerary
Professional English speaking tour guide
All service charges and applicable taxes
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