Diving Holidays

Nile Cruise

Duration: 8 days
7 nights Nile cruise (Luxor/Aswan/Luxor)

Gift of the Nile

The two gods of the Nile

The importance of the Nile for ancient Egypt and its people cannot be overstated. The Nile was the lifeline and had contributed to the development of the high culture of ancient Egypt. Herodo described Egypt as the "gift of the Nile", so they created the gods of the Nile and many myths around them to explain the secret. This high culture was born around 3000 BC and encompassed the area from the Nile cataracts to the south, to the Nile Delta on the Mediterranean to the north. Osiris, the god of the Nile was also responsible for the afterlife and the kingdom of the dead. Hapi, was the god of the flooding Nile.
Luxor
Day 1 : Arrival
Regular flight to Cairo, then domestic flight to Luxor (about an hour). On arrival in Luxor, you will be taken care of by our friendly staff who will help you with customs formalities and then transfer you to your 5 star cruise on the Nile. In the evening, you could discover Luxor on your own.
Temple le plus saint
Day 2: Complex of the most sacred temple
After breakfast, you will visit the religious complex that is Karnak with the most holy of temples: the Great Temple of Amun. The visit continues towards the city center on the Nile promenade, to Luxor Temple, dedicated to King Amon. The temples of Luxor and Karnak are connected by a kilometer-long avenue of sphinxes. The mighty door towers and columns of the great hall of the Karnak temple are particularly impressive. In the afternoon, the journey continues via Esna to Kom Ombo. Meals and overnight on board.
Dieu à tête de crocodile
Day 3: Crocodile-headed God
Early in the morning, the journey continues towards Kom Ombo at the impressive perfectly symmetrical temple, dedicated to two gods: Sobek and Haroëris. Sobek, crocodile-headed god. Haroëris, falcon-headed god crowned with the solar disk. The images of the two gods are immortalized on the reliefs of the temple. You will also see the mummies of the revered animal at the crocodile museum . Continue to Aswan and overnight in Aswan.
Croisière sur le Nil au départ d'Assouan
Day 4: Agilika Island
Today, about eight kilometers south of Aswan, take a motorboat to the island of Agilika ,to the temple of Philae (Hut-chenti, house of the beginning). The impressive temple is dedicated to the patron goddess, the Nile Pearl: ISIS.
le souk animé d'Assouan
Day 5: Aswan Souk
Full day in Aswan to rest or visit its bustling souk. Or take a tour of Abu Simbel, which can be booked with your guide, to visit two of the most impressive temples in Egypt, the great temple of Ramses II and the small temple of his wife Nefertari. Continue to Edfu. Overnight in Edfu.
le magnifique paysage archaïque
Day 6: Beautiful landscape of the Nile
After visiting the temple of Edfu in the morning, relax on the sun terrace of your ship and let yourself be carried away by the magnificent archaic landscape along the Nile. Your cruise descends the Nile to Luxor via the Esna lock.
La vaste vallée des rois
Day 7: The vast Kings Valley
After breakfast, with your private guide you will go to Thebes West on the west bank of the Nile, to the vast valley of Kings and Queens where the royal tombs, the eternal residences of the pharaohs are established. The tomb of Tutankhamun is probably the most famous of the 62 royal tombs discovered to date. After, visit the temple of Hatshepsut, the most photographed monument. This 3-level Deir el-Bahari complex, located in a picturesque basin, represents the best-preserved temple making it a beautiful terraced temple.
Luxor
Day 8: Return home
Our on-site assistant will take you to the airport and finish all the flight and customs formalities for your return flight.
Boissons égyptiennes typiques
Typical Egyptian drinks
Refreshing drinks: pomegranate juice, guava, honeydew melon, sugar cane, tamarind (Tamer Hindi) made from tamarind paste, Kharoub (carob).
Hot drinks: Chai bil Naana (black mint tea), Sahlab (milk drink), Karkadeh (hibiscus tea).