Sun, Dec 23rd: West Bank / Valley of the Kings / Temple of Hatshepsut

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This morning we check out of our hotels in Giza and head to the airport to fly to Luxor. Valley of the Kings: Once we arrive in Luxor we will immediately visit the West Bank of the Nile where the Valley of the Kings resides. Here we will get a flavor of the majesty and reverence the ancients held for the journey into the afterlife as we explore at least 3 of the tombs including Tutankhamun and Ramses IV. Next we will journey to Medinet Habu,...

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Mon, Dec 24th: Abydos / The Osireion / Denderah

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Abydos: We begin our morning adventure at 10am heading first to Abydos and later to Denderah with a boxed lunch on the way. Abydos, in Ancient Egyptian, means “the hill of the symbol or reliquary.” This is one of the most ancient cities of Upper Egypt. Notable for the memorial temple of Seti I, it houses the world renowned inscription from the 19th dynasty of the chronological cartouched Abydos King ‘s List. We will visit this...

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Tues, Dec.25th: Karnak / Luxor / Sail to Esna

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Temple of Karnak: It is said that part of the technology of some of these temples, is their direct alignment with the rising and setting sun piercing through the central core of the structures. It is also said that there is a certain quality and energy alive and active the moment the sun rays touch the sky at dawn. For those that are drawn to this, we will begin our morning for sunrise at Ipet-isut, known as the Karnak Temple, perhaps one of...

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Wed, Dec 26th: Sail from Esna to Edfu / Horus Temple

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Sail from Esna to Edfu: We begin our morning with a 6 hour daytime sail from Esna to Edfu. We will spend the morning and the afternoon aboard the boat lounging on the sundeck and watching the banks of the Nile pass by. Upon our arrival we will dock in Edfu. Temple of Horus: In the early evening, as the...

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Thursday Dec. 27th: Kom Ombo / Elephantine / Philae Temple / Aswan

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As the sun is rising we will set sail again for a 5 hour journey from Edfu to Kom Ombo. Kom Ombo: Kom Ombo is the only temple known in Egypt to be dedicated to two gods, Sobek the crocodile god and Horus the falcon. There are courts, halls, sanctuaries, and rooms duplicated for both of these Gods. The southern half of the temple (right side) is dedicated to Sobek, god of fertility and creator with his wife Hathor and son Khonsu. The northern...

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Friday December 28th: Aswan to Cairo

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Return to Cairo: Here we conclude our magical and adventurous 5 day 4 night Nile cruise expedition. Honoring and thus being honored by the Goddess Isis, we give our offerings and continue onward in our lives making our way back to Cairo for our journey home. (Breakfast included)

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