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  • Location: Aswan, concludes Luxor, Egypt
  • Duration:  4 days (approx.)
Enjoy the beautiful scenery as you cruise the Nile on a 4-day journey from Aswan to Luxor. Sightseeing, entrance fees and meals are included on this luxuriously relaxing cruise on Egypt's famous river. Upgrade to a private guided tour and plan a more personal itinerary with a qualified Egyptologist guide.

Highlights

  • Four-day Nile River cruise from Aswan to Luxor
  • Scheduled private tours include Valley of the Kings, Edfu Temple, Kom Ombo and Philae Temple in Aswan
  • Upgrade and tour the sites with your own private guide
  • Optional tours available, including Abu Simbel, hot-air balloon flight over Luxor and Aswan sound and light show
  • Evening entertainment including Nubian music and dancers, a Galabayeh night and belly dancing
  • All meals included, featuring a mix of Egyptian and Western food
  • Enjoy privileged, personalized attention from your expert Egyptologist guide on this cruise
  • Pick-up and drop-off from Aswan hotels, airport or port

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What You Can Expect

4-Day Nile River Cruise from Aswan to Luxor with Optional Private Guide

4-Day Nile River Cruise

Scheduled privately guided tours on the cruise include the Valley of the Kings, Edfu Temple, Kom Ombo and the beautiful Philae Temple in Aswan. Upgrade to a private tour, and you can plan your itinerary with your guide during the cruise.

The deluxe Nile cruiser M/Y Mirage has an onboard restaurant, lounges and reading areas, a discotheque, swimming pool with jacuzzi, large shaded sundeck with bar, massage service, boutique, gift shop and laundry service. Evening entertainment may include Nubian music and dancers, a Galabayeh night and belly dancing. The cruiser's 58 air-conditioned cabins have private facilities and satellite TV.

With all meals, accommodation and sightseeing included, your M/Y Mirage cruise on the Nile River makes your journey into ancient Egypt as relaxed and enjoyable as possible. You'll gain valuable insights into Egypt's ancient history and civilization on this laidback but informative cruise.

Please note: Groups of travelers requiring different cabin types are required to make separate bookings in order to guarantee cabins of their choice

Itinerary

4-Day Nile River Cruise Itinerary

Day 1 (L, D):

  • Visit the High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk and Philae Temple
  • Embarkation before lunch
  • Afternoon Felucca tour around Aswan Islands
  • Overnight in Aswan with opportunity to disembark or optional Sound and Light Show at Philae Temple (additional cost)

Day 2 (B, L, D):

  • Sail to Kom Ombo and visit of Kom Ombo Temple
  • Sail to Edfu and visit the Temple of Horus
  • Sail to Luxor
  • Overnight in Luxor

Day 3 (B, L, D):

  • Visit the West Bank (Valley of the Kings, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and the Colossi of Memnon)
  • Overnight in Luxor with opportunity to disembark or optional Sound and Light Show at Karnak (additional cost)

Day 4 (B):

  • Possibility of optional Hot Air Ballooning over the West Bank (additional cost)
  • Check-out after breakfast
Please note: Itinerary subject to change for reasons beyond the supplier's control

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2012

Amazing value !!! A very relaxing and super informative tour. You will miss a lot if you just stay in Cairo and visit the pyramids. Lots of temples and Valley of the Kings !!!. Ship and crew where wonderful. Our tours where conducted by the local Viator agent South Sinai Travel. They make sure you are escorted when you leave the ship. Our local guide "Moe" who stayed with us in the cruise is a very qualified Egyptologist from Cairo University who gave us a very comprehensive background on egyptian mythology and history. So if you rather do the photography thing than learning egyptology, make sure to inform him so that he can talk less and give you more photo time !!! I recommend to take the optional Abu Simbel tour. Definitely better than the pyramids !!!

Word of warning !! Egypt has no oil and is a poor country. Lots of people depends on the tourist trade so do not freak out if there are hordes of vendors trying to sell you some tourist trinkets. They will not accept a "No thank you". Just don't make I contact and smile and say No and go on your way. Avoid private taxi tours or horse carriage rides beacuse they will bring you to their own perfume shops and egyptian dress shops and if you don't buy anything, they will demand a bigger tip aside from the agreed fare.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2012

Just brilliant! We were a little worried about making such a tour booking online, but from our meeting at the airport in Aswan, until our farewell in Luxor, we were treated very well and felt safe all the way. Food was top notch, the pool on the top deck bliss, and our rooms were better than we expected. There were only 14 guests on our boat, which actually holds 120, so we were very spoilt for space. Our guide Mustafa was a real gentleman, gave us all the history/stories/real life of Egypt. My biggest tip for future travellers would be to take US$50 in one dollar bills to use for tipping, since we found it very difficult to get small Egyptian Pound notes anywhere. Also take 50 + pens to give to children, since many were asking! Best day on the cruise was the 8 hour journey between temples, during the day, since we really got a great view of the Nile from the pool deck. Boat did not have any snack foods on board, so take your own, or buy on the street. Finally, we made specific room requests via Viator (2 x twin + 1 x double) and this was passed onto the boat operator. Very happy all around!

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