After breakfast, begin the day on the west bank with a morning excursion to Edfu’s famously well-preserved temple. Dedicated to Egypt’s falcon-headed god, the Temple of Horus at Edfu was constructed between 237 and 57 BC, partially during the reign of Cleopatra VII. Following your visit, re-board your ship for lunch and a scenic cruise toward Luxor. This afternoon, go ashore on the Nile’s east bank to see two of Egypt’s most illustrious shrines, the Karnak and Luxor temple complexes. Believed to be the world’s largest religious structure (some believe Cambodia’s Angkor Wat is larger), the vast Karnak Temple Complex was built and used over a period of 2,000 years — encompassing the ruins of numerous temples, chapels, and other structures, as well as a sacred lake. Nearby, visit the Luxor Temple Complex, considered one of the most beautiful in Egypt. Cultural Discovery: After dinner, a troupe of talented local dancers will perform an entertaining belly-dance show.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner