On the second day of your MS Moon Dance ship Nile cruise tour from Luxor to Aswan, you will begin the day with a delicious breakfast on board the ship. Afterward, you have the option to embark on a thrilling adventure by participating in a Luxor hot air balloon ride. This fantastic experience allows you to witness the breathtaking sights of Luxor from above as you float in the sky.
Once you return from the hot air balloon ride, it's time to start exploring the incredible ancient sites. The first stop of the day is the Valley of the Kings. Located on the west bank of the Nile, this valley served as the burial ground for Pharaohs and high-ranking nobles during the New Kingdom period. Marvel at the intricately decorated tombs that were meticulously carved into the rock formations.
Next, you will visit the iconic Hatshepsut Temple, also known as the Deir al-Bahari. This temple, built by Queen Hatshepsut, stands as a testament to her power and influence. It features three ascending terraces connected by ramps, showcasing stunning architectural design and offering panoramic views of the surrounding area.
Your day continues with a visit to the Colossi of Memnon. These massive statues, located on the western bank of the Nile in Luxor, are all that remains of the vast mortuary temple of Amenhotep III. Marvel at the sheer size and grandeur of these ancient statues, which have stood the test of time.
After a day filled with exploration, you will return to the comfortable accommodations of the cruise ship for an overnight stay. Enjoy a delicious breakfast, lunch, and dinner on board, ensuring you have all the energy you need for the day's adventures.
Relish in the captivating history and ancient wonders of Luxor as you continue your unforgettable journey along the Nile.