Along the Nile Gallery
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temples and monuments you wish to see and maybe give you some ideas of other activities and places of interest, to make your holiday a once in a lifetime experience.
Here are some of the wonderful sights of Egypt you might not want to miss;
One of the largest temple complexes in Egypt and extended by several pharaohs including Rameses II situated on the East bank of Luxor.
Home of the Thebian Triad, Amun, Mut, and Khonsu. It was the main temple complex when Luxor was the central capital of Egypt, situated on the East bank of Luxor.
Valley of the Kings:
Burial ground for some of the most famous pharaohs of Egypt including Tutankhamen, situated on the West bank of Luxor.
Valley of the Queens:
Burial ground for queens, consorts and royal children including one of the most beautifully decorated tomb ever discovered - queen Nefatari wife of Rameses II, situated on the West bank of Luxor.
The Tombs of the Nobles:
Over 100 royal dignitaries and scribes tombs depicting everyday life in great detail and design, situated on the West bank of Luxor.
Royal palace with inscribed reliefs depicting the advent and defeat of the Sea People built for Rameses III, situated on the West bank of Luxor.
Hatshepsut Mortuary Temple:
Breathe-taking temple carved into the rock face at Deir el Bahari for the female pharaoh Hatshepsut, situated on the West bank of Luxor.
The Workers Village:
Deir el Madina was home to the artisans who worked on the tombs in the Valley of the Kings during the New Kingdom, situated on the West bank of Luxor.
Colossi of Memnon:
These are two massive stone statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III which stood at the entrance to his temple before the temple was destroyed. For the past 3400 years they have stood in the Theban necropolis, across the River Nile from the modern city of Luxor.
One of the oldest cities in ancient Egypt famous for its memorial temple of Seti I containing the Abydos King's List. It is a chronological list showing cartouches of most dynastic pharaohs of Egypt.
It is one of the best-preserved temple complexes in Egypt, famous for its sculptured Dendera zodiac and the reliefs of Cleopatra VII.
Magnificent temple complex dedicated to the goddess Isis and set on an island in Aswan. Saved by UNESCO when the new High Dam was being built.
Two massive rock temples carved from the mountainside during the time of Rameses II and dedicated to himself and his wife. Famous for the carvings of the
battle of Kadesh
and the solar phenomena twice a year.
The Unfinished Obelisk:
The unfinished obelisk is the largest known ancient obelisk and is still attached to the bedrock in the granite quarries of Aswan. It was reputedly ordered by Hatshepsut but due to it cracking it was never used.
Aswan High Dam:
Constructed in 1960-1970 primarily for the control of flooding and to generate hydroelectricity. The reservoir, Lake Nasser, is a favorite area for fishing.
Elephantine Island and Kitchener's Island:
Timeless with artifacts dating from pre-Dynastic times onward and known for its gardens and the exotic plants.
The pyramids at Giza:
Would any journey to Ancient Egypt be complete without seeing one of the seven wonders of the ancient world?.
The Great Sphinx of Egypt:
It is the largest monolith statue and the oldest known monumental sculpture in the world. The complex also includes the Sphinx Temple and the Valley Temple with 200-tonne stone blocks quarried out of the Sphinx enclosure.
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities is home to an extensive collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities, It has over 120,000 items including the famous gold mask of Tutankhamen.
It is a vast, ancient burial ground and features numerous pyramids, including the world famous Step pyramid of Djoser.
It is a royal necropolis located in the desert south of Cairo. It is known chiefly for several pyramids, including the Bent Pyramid and the Red Pyramid, which are among the oldest, largest and best preserved in Egypt.
Other interests and activities to do whilst on holiday may include a hot air balloon ride over the Valley of the Kings and other temples on the West Bank of Luxor. An afternoon spent Quad Bike riding through the desert. Camel rides though the local villages or donkey rides up the mountains. A sunset Felucca trip to Banana Island or Fishing on Lake Nasser. Diving and snorkeling at the Red Sea Resorts or Safari tours to the Western Desert, White Desert and the Bahariya and Siwa oasis. Shopping trips around the Souk for mementos and gifts or an Egyptian Night featuring Folkloric Show, Rababa Band, Belly Dancing, Snake Show and Stick Fighting.
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A few of the wonderful sights that Egypt has to offer, The doors of which are open to you.
Karnak Temple - Luxor Temple
The Valley of the Kings and Queens
Medinet Habu - Hatshepsut Temple
The Workers Village - Silsilla Island
Kom Ombo Temple - Philae Temple
Edfu - Aswan - Elephantine Island
The pyramids at Giza - Egyptian Museum
Saqqara - Dahshur.
The beauty of Dahabiya or Sandal travel is that your cruise is as wide as your aspirations. Your hosts can assist in every aspect of your itinerary, from advising which sites to visit, timescales, the provision of certificated Egyptian Tour Guides and the arrangement of trips including transport. Click the button below for our Contact/Enquiry Form.
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