Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut
12/06/2019 12:00 AM
12/06/2019 12:00 AM
Relax over breakfast, or (weather permitting) join an optional early-morning hot air balloon ride over Luxor's temples and monuments. Marvel at breathtaking views of an ancient city, the surrounding desert sands, and the magnificent Nile. Later, head to the Nile's west bank to visit the Valley of the Kings, where ancient pharaohs were entombed deep in the hillsides, and the Valley of the Queens, resting place of pharaohs' wives. Here you enjoy Privileged Access to the tomb of Queen Nefertari, an exquisitely preserved tomb only a few visitors get to see. Among the sites is the Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, one of Egypt's few female rulers and most successful pharaohs. Return to your ship as we set sail for Qena; lunch and dinner are served onboard as we cruise along the spectacular Nile. (B,L,D),