5-Day Luxor to Aswan Nile Cruise: Temples, Tombs, and Tranquility

Overview

Embark on a captivating five-day Nile cruise that unveils the iconic treasures of ancient Egypt. Departing from Luxor and journeying to Aswan, this cruise offers an immersive exploration of Egypt's rich history and culture, set against the backdrop of the majestic Nile River. Each port of call presents an opportunity to delve into the wonders of this ancient civilization, from the renowned Karnak Temple in Luxor to the magnificent Philae Temple in Aswan. Onboard, you can partake in activities such as tranquil sunset felucca rides or simply relax on the deck, soaking in the ever-changing scenery as you bask in the serene beauty of the Nile. Join us on this extraordinary voyage and unravel the secrets of Egypt's past.

Tour Info
  • Duration: 5 days , 4 nights
  • Departure time and location: 10:00 AM from Luxor
  • Return time and location: 4:00 PM in Aswan
  • Package category: Relaxation
Tour Highlights
    • Day 1: Meet and transfer, visit Luxor's eastern sights, check-in
    • Day 2: Explore Luxor's western side, then embark on a sail
    • Day 3: Visit Edfu and Kom Ombo
    • Day 4: Arrive in Aswan and explore the city
    • Day 5: Optional tour to Abu Simbel and departure
What to Expect
    • Ideal way to discover Egypt's ancient wonders
    • Enthralled by stunning scenery
    • Fully immersed in fascinating history and culture
    • Visit renowned Abu Simbel temples
    • A true feat of prehistoric engineering
Complementary
  • Each participant will receive complimentary bottled water and a can of soda during the ground tours.
More About 5-Day Luxor to Aswan Nile Cruise: Temples, Tombs, and Tranquility
    • Ground transportation during the tours includes modern, new air-conditioned cars, buses, and mini-buses.
    • The Nile Cruise is a standard 5-star Nile Cruise.

Itinerary

Day General Information
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Upon your arrival at Luxor Airport or your hotel, your dedicated local guide will be there to greet you and facilitate your visit to the enchanting Luxor attractions. Following your exploration of the temple, you'll have the opportunity to return to the ship for check-in, enjoy a delicious lunch, and relax in comfort.


Day 1: Activity - 1
The Valley of Kings.

You'll embark on a fascinating journey to the King's Valley, a place of profound significance akin to the Giza Pyramids, where you'll have the opportunity to explore three crucial tombs. It's important to note that certain tombs, such as those of King Tut and Ramses II, may require additional fees to help manage crowds and support the preservation efforts of these remarkable archaeological treasures. Please inform your guide if you intend to visit any of these tombs, as they not only hold immense historical value but also offer exceptionally well-preserved insights into ancient Egyptian culture. Your contribution through these fees plays a pivotal role in ensuring the continued upkeep and protection of these priceless sites for the enjoyment and study of generations to come.

Day 1: Activity - 2
The Queen Hatshepsut Temple

Following your exploration of the Valley of the Kings, your next destination is the magnificent temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Here, you'll have the opportunity to explore the grand temple dedicated to this remarkable queen. With its impressive colonnades and intricately detailed reliefs, the temple of Queen Hatshepsut stands as a true masterpiece of ancient Egyptian architecture. As you wander through its corridors, you'll be captivated by the stories depicted on the walls, which illuminate the queen's achievements and enduring legacy.

Day 1: Activity - 3
The Memnon Colossi

Amenhotep III's temple boasts impeccably preserved statues that vividly showcase the grandeur of his reign. Following our tour of the Queen Temple, we made a brief stop to capture some photos of these statues. The intricate details left us in awe, and we couldn't help but imagine the reverence and admiration they must have commanded in their heyday. Afterward, we'll return to the cruise for check-in, a refreshing shower, and a satisfying lunch. At 3 o'clock in the afternoon, we'll head back to explore the magnificent Karnak Temple.

Day 1: Activity - 4
Exploring the Karnak Temples

Prepare for an extraordinary visit to the Karnak complex, home to the most significant temple in ancient Egypt. Spread across 200 acres, this architectural marvel features awe-inspiring columns, majestic obelisks, and captivating statues. As you explore this historical site, you'll be transported back in time, immersed in the magnificence and profound religious significance of ancient Egyptian civilization. It's a journey through history like no other.


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Accommodation: Deluxe 5-star Nile Cruise.

Meals: Lunch, Dinner.

Included Activities:

  • Karnak Temple.
  • Hatshepsut Temple.
  • Memnon Colossi.
  • Karnak Temples.

Optional Tours:

  • Karnak Temple Light Show.
  • Hot Air Balloon Ride.
  • Luxor Temple Visit.
  • Karnak Light Show.

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Set sail on your Nile Cruise adventure at 2:00 pm, departing for the charming city of Aswan. The morning in Luxor offers optional tours, such as the unforgettable hot air balloon ride, allowing you to soar above ancient wonders and capture breathtaking views. Then, around 5:00 pm, you'll witness the impressive operation of the ship navigating through the Nile's varying water levels, a remarkable feat of engineering that ensures a smooth and fascinating journey.


Day 2: Activity - 1
Hot Air Balloon ( Optional Tour)

Elevate your Luxor experience with an optional hot air balloon ride that will take you high above the ground, offering a breathtaking perspective of Luxor's open-air museum. Soar through the sky and witness the city's ancient wonders from a unique and unforgettable vantage point. As the grand temples, colossal statues, and intricate hieroglyphics unfold beneath you, you'll create lasting memories of this extraordinary city. It's a journey through time like no other.

Day 2: Activity - 2
Passing through Esna's lock

Experience a fascinating passage through the vital Esna Lock, a remarkable engineering marvel that regulates the flow of the Nile River, allowing boats to navigate its ever-changing water levels. As you traverse this massive lock, witness the intricate mechanisms in action, and marvel at how effectively they control the river's flow. It's a testament to human ingenuity and a captivating part of your Nile cruise journey.


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Accommodation: Deluxe 5-star Nile Cruise.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Included Activities:

  • Experience sailing through the lock of Esna.

Optional Tours:

  • Hot Air Balloon.

Additional Information: The cruise departs at 02:00 pm.

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Embark on an early morning adventure as you're transported by local horse-drawn carriage to explore the remarkable Temple of Horus (Edfu), a unique and well-preserved ancient site. Afterward, you'll return to your cruise and continue your journey towards Aswan. By approximately 7:00 pm, you'll arrive at the Kom Ombo Temple, where you'll have the opportunity to visit this fascinating historical site before your cruise sets sail back to Aswan.


Day 3: Activity - 1
Edfu Temple Visit

The Edfu Temple stands as one of the most significant tributes to the God Horus, an awe-inspiring testament to ancient Egyptian architectural prowess located in the city of Edfu, Egypt. This remarkable structure showcases intricate carvings and finely detailed reliefs that provide valuable insights into the rituals and religious customs of its era, making it an exceptional example of ancient Egyptian architecture and culture.

Day 3: Activity - 2
Kom Ombo temple Visit

The Kom Ombo Temple is a remarkable marvel, characterized by its exquisite design and perfect symmetry along the main axis. This unique temple boasts two interconnected hypostyle halls adorned with carvings of two deities on either side, along with two twin sanctuaries and entrances. Historically, it is believed that this temple was home to two distinct priesthoods, with the right (eastern) side dedicated to Sobek and the left (western) side devoted to the God Horus. As you arrive in Aswan, it will be around midnight, marking the end of another captivating day of exploration.


Day Extra Information
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Accommodation: Deluxe 5-star Nile Cruise.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Included Activities:

  • Visiting Edfu Temple.
  • Visiting Komombo Temple.

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As you find yourself in Aswan, your journey continues with a post-breakfast pick-up and transfer to the remarkable Temple of Philae, situated on the picturesque island.


Day 4: Activity - 1
The Temple of Philea Tour

The Philea Temple, nestled on the island of Philae in the Nile River near Aswan, Egypt, is renowned for its religious importance in honoring the gods Isis, Osiris, and Horus. This temple complex is an exquisite showcase of ancient Egyptian architectural design. Your experienced tour guide will ensure that your visit to this magnificent temple is both educational and enjoyable.

Day 4: Activity - 2
The High Dam

The High Dam, also known as the Aswan High Dam, is a massive engineering project located on the Nile River in Egypt. Its construction aimed to control flooding, generate hydroelectric power, and provide water for irrigation purposes.

Day 4: Activity - 3
Optional tour to Abu Simbel

You'll have the fantastic opportunity to explore Egypt's most significant temples, the Abu Simbel Temples. If you choose to do so, you will be picked up in the early hours of the morning, with a pick-up time around 4:00 a.m. as the one-way trip takes approximately 3 hours. During the tour, you'll visit the most significant temple, which once belonged to Ramses II, a legendary ruler. After the tour, you'll be returned to the cruise for lunch, and in the late afternoon, you can visit the Philae Temples.


Day Extra Information
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Accommodation: Deluxe 5-star Nile Cruise.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Included Activities:

  • Visiting Philae Temple.
  • Visiting the High Dam.

Optional Tours:

  • Nubian Village visit.
  • Abu Simbel temples.

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When we pick you up after check-out and take you to the airport or your next destination in Aswan, the tour package will conclude. Our experienced drivers will ensure a smooth and comfortable journey, allowing you to relax and savor your final moments at the destination before heading home. Our team will also be available to assist with any last-minute travel arrangements or inquiries to ensure a trouble-free departure from the airport.


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Accommodation: 

Non

Meals:

Breakfast

Included activities:

No activities

Inclusions & Exclusions

Inclusions
    • Meet, pick-up, and transfer services
    • Private transportation to all locations
    • 4 accommodation nights
    • Admission fees and tickets for the listed attractions
    • Private tours
    • Meals as previously mentioned
    • Egyptologist Tour Guide on a private and qualified basis
    • Taxes on everything
Exclusions
    • International airfare not included
    • Entry visa not included
    • Any extra attractions not listed are not included
    • Any private expenses are not included
    • Tips are not included
    • Drinks are not included
    • Optional tours are not included

Current Season Price Details

Please Note that price changes per season, so the price will depend on the date you pick when check out
Single Room Double Room Triple Room
Must adult #
Price per adult $ 1200 $ 850 $ 775
Max child # [age:6-11]
Price per child $ 600 $ 450
Max infant # [age:0-5]
Price per infant $ 0 $ 0
Deposit

50 % of the total booking amount

Extra Fees

For your convenience, we offer the option of arranging flights between Cairo and Aswan, as well as Luxor and Cairo, for an additional fee. If you're interested in this service, please don't hesitate to contact us, and we'll be more than happy to assist you with the necessary arrangements.

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