The Nile & Abu Simbel Festival 2017

from $499
5 Days
Group Tour
Join our spectacular Nile Cruise tour during February 2017 for 5 days sailing the Nile from Aswan to Luxor to attend the special annual event, the ‘Sun Festival at Abu Simbel’. Witness this once a year spectacle of the dawn’s sun rays at Abu Simbel Temples whilst sailing on board Movenpick MS Royal Lily, our 5-star Nile cruise that offers the latest and amenities and comforts. Movenpick Royal Lily Nile Cruise offers you a comfortable home from which to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Nile and see the magnificent temples and tombs of Upper Egypt.
  • Met and assisted at arrival and departures by Memphis Tours Representative.
  • Expert assistance and guidance during your stay by our Personnel, including all tours mentioned
  • Accommodation for 1 night at 5 stars hotel in Aswan based on breakfast.
  • Accommodation for 3 nights on board Movenpick Royal Lily Nile Cruise.
  • All Tours as mentioned above (group tour)
  • All transfers by deluxe air condition vehicle.
  • Tour to witness Abu Simbel Sun Festival
  • Tour to the Aswan Temple of Philae
  • Tour to Kom Ombo Temple and Edfu Temple
  • Tour to Karnak Temples and Luxor Temple
  • Tour to Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple and Colossi of Memnon
  • Admission fees to the sights throughout the tours
  • Professional English-speaking Tour Guide
  • Bottled water during the tours
  • Free loan of mobile phone charged against 30 min local calls / 3 min. international calls.
  • Applicable taxes for Nile cruise  included in the price
  • International & Domestic flights
  • Entry visa to Egypt.
  • Personal spending.
  • Optional activities.
  • Tipping for Nile cruise crew and Guides
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21 Feb: Arrival Aswan - Road to Abu Simbel

Meet and Assist at Aswan Airport, then taken by an air-conditioned vehicle to embark your Nile Cruise in Aswan. After lunch, you will enjoy visiting the world famous High Dam, The awesome Philae temple, which is devoted to the two goddesses Isis and Hathor. Overnight in Aswan.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

22 Feb : Abu Simbel Sun Festival - Nile Cruise Excursions

At: 12:30 am mid-night, our representative will pick you up from your Nile Cruise in Aswan to witness the Man-made Solar Phenomenon of Abu Simbel. Twice a year - on October 22 and February 22, the rays of the sun align on the sanctum sanctorum illuminating the Holiest of the Holy, a small room with four statues: Ptah, Amun-Ra, Ramesses, and Ra-Horakhty. The sun shines on the last three statuses but leaves the statue of Ptah, the god of darkness, in shadow. Outside the Temple, you will enjoy performances by Nubian folklore groups. Then you will be escorted back to Aswan to embark your Nile Cruise. Overnight in Aswan.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

23 Feb: Kom Ombo and Edfu Temples

Breakfast on board whilst sailing to Kom Ombo to visit the Temple shared by two gods Sobek & Haeroris in Kom Ombo. Sail to Edfu, lunch on board after that Visit the best-preserved cult temple in Egypt, Horus Temple in Edfu. Take afternoon tea during sailing to Esna. Dinner and overnight on board.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

24 Feb: Luxor Nile Cruise Excursions

Sail to Luxor with breakfast on board, then visit Karnak & Luxor temples at the East bank of the River Nile. Lunch on board. Move on to visit the West Bank, take an excursion to the royal cemetery for 62 Pharaohs, Valley of the Kings, then to mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, which was built by the architects of the New Kingdom Pharaoh Hatshepsut approximately in the 15th century BC, at El-Deir El-Bahari & the Colossi of Memnon. Overnight in Luxor
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

25 Feb: Nile Cruise - Final Departure

Disembarkation after breakfast. Then transfer to Luxor airport or train station for final departure.
Meals: Breakfast
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Movenpick Resort Aswan
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  • Children Policy
    0 - 01.99 Free of Charge
    2 - 5.99 pay 25% of tour price
    6 - 11.99 pay 50% of tour price
    12+ pay full tour price as per adult person
    If your tour package includes airfare then an extra charges for your children may apply.

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