Diving Holidays

Cruise Nilwunder: the Wonders of the Nile

Duration: 8 days
4 nights Nile cruise(Luxor / Aswan) + 3 nights Lake Nasser cruise (Abu Simbel/Aswan)

Nile cruise and lake Nasser cruise

Discover the breathtaking cultural treasures of the Nubia Lake

Cruise on Lake Nasser (also known as the Nubia Lake) to discover the ancient Nubian cultural lands and the pharaonic monuments of UNESCO world cultural heritage on Lake Nasser. During your cruise, marvel at the temples of Ramses II on our high upscaled cruises chosen for you.
Day 1: Arrival
Direct flight to Cairo, then domestic flight to Luxor (about an hour). Upon arrival in Luxor, you will be picked up by our friendly staff who will assist you with customs formalities and transfer to your 5-star boat on the Nile. In the evening, you could discover Luxor on your own.
Vallée des rois
Day 2: Valley of the Kings
In the morning, you will be transferred with your private guide to the West Bank to visit some funeral chambers in the Valley of the Kings and continue to the rock temple of Queen Hatshepsut. After dinner, sailing to Edfu via the Esna lock. Arrival in Esna and overnight on board.
Temple d'Horus
Day 3: Temple of Horus
Visit the temple of Horus, and continue with the visit to the double temple of Kom Ombo. Enjoy the wonderful landscape of the Nile while sailing to Aswan. Overnight on board in Aswan.
excursion panoramique en bateau
Day 4: Panoramic boat excursion
Visit the Aswan High Dam, a gigantic structure. On the East bank of the Nile, you will see the unfinished 42 m high Obelisk . You will then be taken to the Temple of Philae in small boats. In the afternoon, you have the opportunity to take an excursion to Lord Kitchener Island, book this excursion with your guide on site. If there is not enough wind, this is done with a motor boat, otherwise in felucca. Overnight on board in Aswan.
le souk animé d'Assouan
Day 5: Aswan to Abu Simbel
The morning is free in Aswan. Disembarkation and domestic flight from Aswan to Abu Simbel (or by car). Arrival at Abu Simbel. Meet, transfer and boarding.
le magnifique paysage archaïque
Day 6: Abu Simbel
In the morning, you will visit with your guide the famous rocky temple complex of Abu Simbel with the colossal statues of Ramses II at its entrance. Continue to your cruise ship. Lunch on board, you could book the sound and light show with your guide for the evening.
L'île rocheuse
Day 7: The rocky island and Temple of Amun Re
Enjoy a unique view of the rocky island from the terrace as your ship heads to the archaeological site of Qasr Ibrim, where you will visit the Temple of Amada, the Temple of Ed-Derr and Pennut's tomb. Your next visit will be the temples of Ad-Dakka (Amon Re and Toth) and Al-Maharraqa in Wadi el-Seboua. After dinner, you will have the opportunity to discover the Nubian spectacle with dance and music. Continue to Aswan.
Temple d'Amon Re
Day 8: Aswan - Departure
Today, arrival in Aswan and disembarkation. Our on-site assistant will take you to the airport and finish all the flight and customs formalities for your return flight.
Bonbons et desserts égyptiens
Egyptian sweets and desserts
Rice pudding (ruz bil laban), Sweet milk pudding (Mihalabīya), Umm Ali (sweet milk with raisins, walnuts, coconut flakes and crispy baked bread), Bitīfor (derived from French petit fours), Kunafa (a cake made from vermicelli dough with honey and nuts), Zalabiya (donuts cooked in oil), Basbussa (pastries made with semolina, flour, butter, sugar and oil).