Lake Nasser Dahabya Cruise 04 nights

Code: CRZ 04 NTS
04Nights / 05 Days
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ASWAN — ABU SIMBEL 4 NIGHTS

Monday
Airport pick-up service – Welcoming service – Visit of the temple of Kalabcha – Sailing – Dropping anchor at night on the west bank at El Madige

Meet at your hotel around 8am to leave for the boat. Reception and installation in the cabins. Begin navigation to Korh Ingi Island. -Visit of Kalabsha Temple, built on the Greco-Roman model with intersecting walls and composite capitals. The walls are covered with bas-reliefs and many hieroglyphic texts. The major god Mandoulis is represented in the form of the falcon assimilated to Horus (son of Isis and Osiris). -The kiosk of Kertassi is part of the remains of an old small temple dedicated to Isis. It was built in the time of Trajan (98-117 AD) by the architects of Philae. It retains only four columns with composite capitals and two pillars hathoric. Today its positioning on a slight elevation reproduces the impression it gave on its original site. -Beit el ouali, this small temple, north of the Kalabsha pass, is built under Ramses II. An entrance, flanked by two towers, gives access to a courtyard and a vestibule and a sanctuary dug in the rock. Halfway, during navigation, you will pass Ekhtesara, site where are the old doors of Kalabsha. You will continue the navigation to dock at the end of the day on the west bank at GarfHussein

Tuesday
Sailing – Visit of the temple of Wadi es Sebua – Sailing – Swimming and overnight at – Waadi El Arabe

Breakfast and navigation during this time. Site of Ouadi es-Séboua. Special visit of these jewels saved from the waters. Accompanied by our guide, it is on foot that, between lake and desert, you will move from one temple to another to reach the temple of Dakka and admire the panorama.-The temple of Wadi es-Séboua erected between the year 35 and the year 50 of the reign of Ramses II, the temple of Wadi es-Seboua is the third hemispéos that the pharaoh built in Nubia. The temple of Amon The temple of Ramses-Beloved-d’Amon-in-the-Domain-d’Amon served as a repository for the sacred boat during its descent from the Nile. The Arabs, inspired by the stone sphinxes with lion’s body that guarded the central aisle, named the place Wadi es-Seboua, the valley of the lions – The temple of Méharraqa: This unfinished chapel dates from the Roman era. It is dedicated to the god Serapis and the goddess Isis. Serapis is a Greco-Alexandrian god whose worship is instituted at the end of the fourth century BC. Possessing the attributes of Osiris and Zeus, it allows a syncretism (union) between the Egyptian and Greek religions. Serapis has for paredre the Egyptian goddess Isis. They have a son named Harpocrates. -The Temple of Dakka This temple is devoted to Thot, Divine Intelligence, Master of Science (Time and Accuracy) and Lord of the Letters. This “divine house” is facing north. This orientation as well as the bas-reliefs of “The Far Distance”, are an allusion to the flood and the power of the flood that is expected in Egypt. Back on board and navigation. The tea time will be served on the beach! Overnight in Wadi el Arab

Wednesday
Sailing – Visit of the temple of Amada – Swimming and barbecue on Amada beach -Sailing – Overnight at Tomas We Afyaa

Navigation during breakfast. Visit the site of Amada, its temple, the temple of Derr and the tomb of Pennout. The visit of the Amada site is rich by the discovery of its temple moved in one block to the construction of the dam. Our guide gives all the explanations on the technique used. In the naos of Derr’s temple, guests will be able to recreate the miracle of Abu Simbel. After the visit, guests can enjoy traditional Nubian coffee on site. -The Temple of Amada: This building, dedicated to Amon and Re-Horakhty, is built under Tuthmosis III and his son, Amenhotep II (sanctuary and vestibule). Tuthmosis IV erects the hypostyle hall and Seti I, the pylon. The latter and his son, Ramses II, bring some restorations and decorations.
-Special Temple of Derr (originally on the east bank): This 33 m speos, built under Ramses II in the second half of his reign, is dedicated to Amon-Re. Its plan and orientation are identical to those of Abu Simbel, except the monumentality and the four giants. The same gods sitting in the niche are observed in the sanctuary: Re-Horakhty, deified Ramesses II, Amon-Re and Ptah. – The funeral chapel of the Viceroy of Nubia, Pennout. “Royal son of Kush” under Ramses VI (XXth Dynasty), Pennout is buried in Aniba, on the west bank in front of Qasr Ibrim. His tomb has only one room. You have a little time for a well deserved swim! Resumption of navigation Stop near the ruins of the fortress of Qasr Ibrim.This fortified city occupied the plateau of a sandstone massif on the eastern bank of the Nile, about 80 m high. It dominated the plain of Aniba (west bank) and its administrative center, residence of the viceroys of Nubia under the Egyptian domination. Today, the dam of the High Dam has eradicated a height of about sixty meters no longer Qasr Ibrim the stronghold of antiquity. At 240 km from Aswan and 50 km from the Sudanese border, Qasr Ibrim dominates Lower Nubia for three millennia. Resumption of navigation and night in Toshk

Thursday
Sailing – Visit of the temple of Abu Simbel at 3 pm – Overnight at Abu Simbel – Sound and Light show ( optional )

Morning navigation and stop at Toshkai Ilsland for a barbecue on the beach. visit Abu Simbel temple around 15H Champolion said “This great temple alone is worth the trip Nubia” This comment perfectly sums up the splendor of the site. Customers discover how the temples were saved. Our guide explains the history and power of Ramses II who can not be indifferent to the grandeur of this wonder. The Grand Temple of Abu Simbel is a hemispéos located at Abu Simbel, Egypt. He is dedicated to the worship of Amon, Re, Ptah and deified Rameses II. It is cut into the rock for the most part, including the facade composed of four colossal statues of Ramses II seated as well as other statues, bas-reliefs and friezes. The parts not carved in the rock are a perbolite and a pylon made of bricks of silt of the Nile. Originally carved in the hill of Méha, in Nubia, it was moved with the small temple at the top of the original cliff in order to save it from the rise of the waters of Lake Nasser caused by the construction of the high dam of Aswan in the 1960s. In order to restore the original site, the temple is covered with a hollow artificial hill. Overnight in Abu Simbel, possibility to attend in option, to the sound and light show of the temple.

Friday
Departure for Aswan after breakfast

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