cruise arrives in Aswan, Egypt's southern city. Visits include the Botanic
a Nubian village, the gigantic Unfinished Obelisk, Aswan Dam, the Night Bazaar just to name a few.
further major highlight is the Temple of Isis at Philae. The whole temple,
as it was also done
for Abu Simbel, was dismantled and reassembled on higher ground due to the construction
of the High Dam. A magical experience is for sure the Sound and Light show.
two days spent in Aswan, the cruise returns towards Luxor in order to visit
two more major points of interest of this city, the Temples of Luxor and Karnak.
The Temple of Karnak covers a huge area and was constructed and extended
over a thirteen centuries period. It includes three main temples and several
enclosed and outer ones.
and Luxor Temple were connected via a three kilometres long stone street
lined on each side by sphinxes. Luxor Temple was mainly built under the reign of
the pharaohs Amenophis III and Ramses II. Statues of Ramses II as well as two
obelisks were erected at the main entrance gate. One of these two obelisks can nowadays
be seen at the Place de la Concorde in Paris.