Wake up to the sun glinting off the Nile outside your window and enjoy a leisurely breakfast on board the Chateau Lafayette. This morning, we'll cruise to the Luxor West Bank tour to explore the Valley of the Kings, and the Temple of Hatshepsut followed by a stop at Esna.
We start our day with a visit to the temple of Queen Hatshepsut, one of the most impressive examples of ancient Egyptian architecture. Built in the 15th century BC, the temple is dedicated to the memory of Pharaoh Hatshepsut, one of the most successful rulers in Egyptian history.
Next, we explore the Valley of the Kings, the final resting place of the Pharaohs. This valley is home to the tombs of some of the most famous rulers in Egyptian history, including Tutankhamun, Ramses the Great, and Seti I.
Finally, we visit the Colossi of Memnon, two massive statues of the Pharaoh Amenhotep III. These statues have stood guard over the entrance to the temple for over 3,500 years and are truly a sight to behold!
After our West Bank tour, we'll be heading to Esna, where we'll spend the night. Esna is a small town located in the middle of the Nile, and it's known for its beautiful temples and ancient ruins. We'll have plenty of time to explore Esna and its surroundings, so be sure to bring your camera!
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner