Day 1: Aswan - Kalabsha Temple - Kertassi kiosk
After welcoming you at your arrival in Aswan
, our employee will accompany you for check-in at the Steigenberger Omar El Khayam
at Lake Nasser.
After an extensive lunch, we leave the Lake Nasser Cruise Ship
to visit Kalabsha Temple,
which is only about 1 km away from Aswan Dam
. The temple complex, originally 50 km away located, was saved from the floods of Lake Nasser
in an extensive UNESCO
aid program. Like the Kertassi Kiosk, it was rebuilt on a hill that stands out of the water like an island. In an architectural masterpiece 13.000 neatly dismantled and numbered stone blocks were rebuilt.
Back on board, it's time the enjoy the amenities while we anchor in Aswan
for the rest of the day.
Day 2: Wadi El Seboua - Amun-Re - Dakka - Meharrakka temple group
Early in the morning, we drive to Wadi El Seboua
(Valley of the Lions) to visit the temple of Wadi El Seboua
. It is the name of a formerly important place on a caravan route where Sphingen lined the Amun Temple
, one of the various temples of Ramses II
. Our program also includes the Temple of Toth from Dakka and the Temple of Meharrakka. Since 1979 these temples are one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites
and were relocated in 1964 to protect them from the water masses.
Back on board, we make our way to Amada.
Day 3: Derr Temple Amada – Tomb of Pennut
Today we visit the impressive Derr Temple
, also built by Ramses II
and relocated to rescue it from the floods of Lake Nasser
. The temple complex can now be viewed at the island of New Amada. Its construction is similar to that of the Abu Simbel Temple
, but it doesn’t come close to the size and peculiarity of the location, which is illuminated by the rays of the sun. Here we also visit the
Tomb of Pennut - Amada
a rock grave located near Derr Temple
. It was also moved 27 km from its former location in Aniba, to rescue it from the water masses.
For the night, we anchor in Amada, where you can enjoy a relaxing night and the entertainment program on board.
Day 4: Qasr Ibrim – Abu Simbel
Early in the morning, it is time to set off from Abu Simbel
for the journey across Lake Nasser
towards Qasr Ibrim. The ruins of the former rock city located around 60 kilometers northeast of Abu Simbel
only partially stand out from the waters of Lake Nasser
. Our ship will stop for about 15 minutes to give you the chance for taking some photos from the sundeck before we continue to Abu Simbel.
Abu Simbel Temple
Visit together with Sempre Travel Egypt
the mysterious rock temple Abu Simbel
, one of the most important monuments from the time of the Pharaohs and one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites
. We make our way to the Abu Simbel Temple
, which entrance welcomes us with massive statues of its builder Ramses II
. Our Egyptologist will tell you everything about the history of the centuries-old sand-covered temple, first discovered in 1813 by the Swiss adventurer Johann Ludwig Burckhardt
and then excavated by archaeologists.
Back on the ship, it's time for afternoon tea. Enjoy your free time, relax on one of the sun or shade spots on deck and take part in an optional tour to the Abu Simbel light show
before dinner and an overnight stay on board in Abu Simbel
Day 5: Abu Simbel - Relaxation on board
Today it's time to relax on board or to explore the area of Abu Simbel
Day 6: Return via Qasr Ibrim - Amada to Wadi El Seboua
On the way back, enjoy the silence of Lake Nasser
, relax on one of the sunny or shady spots on the sun deck and let your mind wander.
We are anchored to spend the night in Wadi El Seboua
Day 7: Lake Nasser Cruise Aswan
We reach Aswan, and today you have some more time to enjoy all the amenities on board before the
Day 8: Disembarkation Aswan