November 26: Meal: D.
boat begins its journey up the Nile in the early dawn. You
have the whole day to relax and enjoy the timelessness of the Nile.
Maybe write those postcards? Afternoon tea on deck. Entertainment
on board in the evening.
Meals: B, L,
Nov 28: Your
first visit today is to Edfu’s Temple of Horus, the best
preserved temple in Egypt. While on the boat, your sightseeing is with an
English-speaking Egyptian guide and other people on the cruise that are
the late afternoon there is a visit to the Ptolemaic temple for Sobek
and Haroeris at Kom Ombo. Sobek is a crocodile god and Haroeris
is a form of the god Horus. The boat continues on to Aswan where you
Meals: B, L,
Check out of the cruise boat before starting the sightseeing in Aswan. See the Unfinished Obelisk of Hatshepsut at the ancient granite
quarry, and the new High Dam.
sightseeing concludes with a trip by motorboat to the beautiful Temple
of Isis at the island of Philae. Built during the
Ptolemaic era, this was the last place that the Ancient Egyptian religion
was practiced and the last hieroglyphs were written. It was closed
in 550 AD by the Emperor Justinian. This temple was one of those
that were moved to higher ground when the High Dam was built.
flight to Cairo to return home or begin the Abu Simbel Extension by spending the night
There may be
changes to this itinerary due to circumstances beyond our control.