Days 4 - 7: Luxor / Karnak / Nile Cruise / Esna / Aswan
After a short early morning flight to Luxor and a visit to the temple complex of Karnak and the Luxor Temple, board your luxury boat for a four-night cruise on the Nile. Sail port to port, stopping at a number of Egypt’s most fascinating sites. In Esna, you explore The Valley of the Kinds and Queens, impressive tombs (including that of King Tut) that have walls decorated with texts from the Book of the Dead. And in Aswan, stop at the Temple of Horus at Edfu (a temple completed by Cleopatra’s father 200 years after construction began), the Unfinished Obelisk and the Philae Temple (a structure that was dismantled and moved and reassembled on a nearby island). Overnights are aboard the Ti Yi Nile cruise boat, a comfortable vessel with 59 cabins, large windows and air conditioning.