The first day of your 5-day Nile cruise from El Gouna will begin in the early morning when you'll be picked up at your hotel in Port Ghalib by our representative for your transfer to Luxor where you will accompany by a professional tour guide for a wonderful journey to the Luxor east bank tour visiting: Karnak Temple and the Luxor Temple.
Your first stop will be the Karnak Temple Complex, which was built over a period of more than 1,000 years by pharaohs of ancient Egypt: Amenhotep III, Ramses II, and Merenptah, and it served as a religious center for centuries. The temple is huge, covering over two square kilometers of land. It's also home to many important artifacts—including the famous Obelisk of Domitian—and it features a massive courtyard that's often used as a performance space for musicians and dancers. You'll have plenty of time to explore this amazing place on your own before heading off to see the other temples of Luxor.
Afterward, head to check-in on the Nile Cruise for lunch and relaxation onboard before joining your private guide once again for a great evening tour.
Your second stop will be one of the most beautiful temples in all of Egypt: Luxor Temple! Built during the New Kingdom period (1550-1070 BC), this temple sits along the Nile River and features some truly stunning architecture—in particular its Hypostyle Hall, which resembles an enormous tree with leaves made out of stone columns! The Temple is dedicated to Amun-Ra, who was worshipped as a god of creation and fertility. The temple consists of several structures that were used for different purposes throughout history; these include several pylons (gates), courts (open spaces) with columns, halls (rooms), and sanctuaries (places where gods could be worshiped).
Luxor temple was built by two great kings who were king Amenhotep III who built the inner part of the temple, then it was completed by king Ramses II who built the outer part of the temple including the triple shrine of Hatshpsut.
Finally, we will take you back to your cruise, where you can have dinner and overnight stay.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner