Dolphin Scuba Center
Egypt Nile Cruise and Antiquities Land Tour, Horus & Isis Round Trip with Blue O TwoStart Date: September 22nd, 2025
Journey back to a land where Pharaohs ruled and architecture reigned supreme. Join Dolphin Scuba as we explore the history of Egypt and experience a world beyond history books.Our adventure will include guided tours of the Great Pyramids, the Temple of Isis, Karnak Temple, Luxor Temple, Aswan, the Egyptian Museum, and many other ancient sites between Cairo and Aswan. This is truly an Adventure of a lifetime!
Horus & Isis Itinerary
Day 1: Luxor
We will arrive from Hurghada and transfer to the cruise ship to check in. Feast on locale fare for dinner and overnight onboard.
Day 2: Luxor - Edfu
After a scrumptious breakfast, we will depart for Edfu. Experience the architecture and cultural importance of the Karnak and the Luxor Temples. Lunch, dinner, and overnight onboard.
Karnak Temple: One of Luxor’s great temples is the Karnak Temple. The huge complex consists of a number of temples and chapels that were constructed over 15 centuries, from 2103 BC. The Karnak Temple Complex has been included on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1979 and is a magnificent structure. As you explore the temple, you’ll come across the Great Hypostyle Hall. Its 134 intricately crafted columns reach heights of 22m, with relics of Egypt’s ancient dynasties. At the heart of the complex is the sacred lake, where you’ll find a large statue of a scarab which dates back to the reign of King Amenhotep III.
Luxor Temple: On the East bank of the River Nile, you’ll find the beautiful Luxor Temple. The temple is a mark of Ancient Egyptian civilization that’s found in the heart of modern Luxor. Construction on the temple was started by Hatshepsut and Tuthmosis III in the 15th century BC. Successive rulers expanded the temple complex until it became the second largest, after Karnak Temple.
Day 3: Kom Ombo - Aswan
After enjoying breakfast, we will explore the Kom Ombo Temple. We will spend time sailing to Aswan while enjoying lunch and dinner and overnighting onboard.
Kom Ombo Temple The temple of Kom Ombo is found on the bank of the River Nile and was built during the reign of Ptolemy (4th-1st century BC). The temple is dedicated to Sobek. He was the god of harvest, who was often depicted as a crocodile, together with his wife Hathor and son Chonsu. Horus, the god of the sky, together with Tasanet-Nofret, one of the forms of the goddess Hathor also feature. The temple is clearly divided with separate entrances and passages, leading to individual rooms and sanctuaries.
Day 4: Aswan
Breakfast onboard before taking in the views of the Philae Temple on the Agilkia Island followed by visiting the High Dam in Aswan.
Philae Temple The temple of Isis on Agilkia Island is accessed by motor boat. It gives you stunning panoramic views of the River Nile. The temple was moved from nearby Philae Island as it was periodically flooded by the waters of the Nile. The entrance to the temple is preceded by a pylon and two colonnades that run from south to north. From the entrance you enter a spacious courtyard that leads to the Birth House, dedicated to Hathor-Isis in honor of the birth of her son Horus.
Aswan High Dam One of the more modern accomplishments of Egypt is the Aswan High Dam. This structure is a prime source of both drinking water & electricity for the Egyptian people. It controls the flooding of the River Nile. The Dam has a towering height of 111m and a length of 3,830m.
Day 5: Aswan - Cairo
We will breakfast before being transferred to the local airport for our flight to Cairo. Dinner and overnight in our hotel.
Day 6: Cairo - Giza
After breakfast we will visit the world renowned Great Pyramids of Giza and the legendary Sphinx.
Pyramids of Giza The oldest of the seven wonders of the ancient world is The Great Pyramid of Giza. It’s also known as the Pyramid of Khufu or the Cheops pyramid. It is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids found on the Giza Plateau. It was constructed from around 2550 - 2490 BC, reaching 147m tall. It was built to last an eternity. You’ll also find the smaller pyramids of Khafre, son of Pharoah Khufu, Menkaure on the Giza Plateau. On the eastern side of the Pyramid lie three small pyramids that were dedicated to Khufu’s wives and family members.
Great Sphinx The Great Sphinx is also situated on the Giza Plateau, in front of the Khafre Pyramid. It is one of most famous and legendary monuments in the world. The Sphinx is 70m long and 20m, with the body of a lion and the head of a king. The Sphinx represents the Pharoah and his living image. The mental power is represented in the human head of the statue, while the physical power is represented in the body of a lion.
Day 7: Cairo
Breakfast will be enjoyed at our hotel before visiting the Egyptian Museum followed by lunch, dinner, and overnighting in our hotel.
Egyptian Museum There are over 150,000 exhibits and artefacts on show at the Egyptian museum. Some of the most spectacular are the golden death mask of Tutankhamun, chariots and mummies. You will also find large statues and sculptures, as well as small, delicate jewelry and even royal underwear from ancient Egypt.
Day 8: Cairo
Fuel up with breakfast before being transferred to the Cairo Airport and flight to Hurghada (or back home for anyone not diving with us in the Red Sea!) to continue with a week of diving in the Red Sea as part of our Red Sea diving adventure (not included in land tour).