LUXOR - ESNA -EDFU
After breakfast, we will take a boat to start the cruise on the Nile. From the deck, we can enjoy the view of the different temples of Karnak and Luxor and then go down to visit them. The first, the Karnak Temple, is considered to be the largest in the world and has monuments dating from the 21st century BC, as well as many others dating back to the 7th century AD. That is almost 3,000 years of history in a single temple. The second, the Luxor Temple, was built by Amenophis III and later enlarged by Ramses II, and is the only temple with Pharaonic, Greco-Roman, Coptic, and Muslim monuments. It is a truly amazing amalgamation. After these two visits, we will continue along the Nile to reach the Necropolis of Thebes, the Valley of the Kings. There we will visit the Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, and enjoy the views of this magnificent valley, with its colossal stone statues representing Amenhotep III. A truly spectacular visit, since these statues are 18 meters high and are a clear example of the power of the pharaohs of the time, given that the rocks had to be transported from Gebel el Ahmar. After this visit, we will return to the ship to set sail for Esna, crossing the lock and moving towards Edfu. We will spend the night on board.