So, we scored a five week house sit in Egypt! We will be in Hurghada which is a resort type of living. NOT the real Egypt. We have already visited Cairo with the Great Pyramids of Egypt. Terry found an eight day Nile River Cruise which would allow us to see incredible sites for a little over $500 a person! And not only that, it included a PRIVATE tour guide. He traveled on the boat with us and was a go to guide throughout our Egypt Nile River Cruise.
Our boat was the MS Amarco I. It had over sixty rooms but appeared to be only half full. Of course the tour included three meals a day and some entertainment. Funny thing, you had to pay for water and any other drinks. This included mealtime too!
The MS Amarco I
Our tour guide picked us up at our hotel and we started our day of exploration. First stop was the KarnakTemple and then we visited the Luxor Temple. They were in Luxor and right next to each other. After exploring these two, it was back to the ship for lunch.
In the afternoon, we were back in the hire car and headed to the West Bank and off to the Valley of the Kings. This is where all the tombs of the Kings of Egypt were found, including King Tut! The bad news was that we are not allowed to take pictures there. However, I did purchase a CD with pictures of what we saw.
We were allowed to visit three of the many tombs with the ticket we had. We visited the tombs of King Ramses IV, King Ramses IX and King Merenpetah. Then we purchased a special ticket to the Tomb of King Tut.
After the visit to the Valley of the Kings, the boat left and headed south. We had a pleasant surprise right at sunset and went through a single set of locks.
The Valley of the Kings
Tomb of King Ramses IV
Tomb of King Ramsey IX
Tomb of King Tut
We woke up the next morning to find the boat moored. Right after breakfast, we found ourselves in Edfu and then later sailed to Comombo. We then set off to Aswan where we would be for a few days.
The views outside our huge window were fantastic during our cruise and we loved laying back in bed watching the wonderful world of Egypt pass by.
Views from our Cabin
We are in Aswan now. We head off to see the mighty Aswan dam and then we visit the Temple of Isis. The second day was a “free day” and we decided to visit Abu Simbal. This was a boring three hour drive each way. But boy, was it worth it!
Temple of Isis
Back to Luxor and we pay for another side trip to The Dendera Temple. There on the property are the ruins of one of Clepatra’s palaces and her private swimming pool.
Ruins of Cleopatra’s Pool
Ruins of Cleopatra’s Palace
Wow! What an adventure!
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