44 reviews of 4-Day Nile River Cruise from Aswan to Luxor with Optional Private Guide
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Reviewed by Jose M, 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.
Reviewed by Damien G, 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!
Reviewed by Rodrigo S, March 2012
Travel really cool, amazing places. The ship is comfortable, the food is good and the service was great (guide, transfers, officials of the ship). Viator is always very efficient and has quality services.
Reviewed by Khalid B, November 2011
Highly recommended. Great experience.
The Cruise was good and the room was very comfortable . Excellent tours and our guide was very kind, friendly and informative.
Reviewed by Krasimira H, June 2011
This trip was FANTASTIC! Worth every single penny! Cruising the Nile is a very unique and beautiful experience. The ship was beautifully decorated, and the cabins are large, clean and equivalent to fancy hotel rooms. The food on board was absolutely delicious! The best food I've tasted in all of Egypt!
The guided tours were nice as was spending time on the cruise ship itself. There is a pool and plenty of lounge areas to relax from the Upper Egypt Heat.
Overall, the cruise is a very well organized experience. Would definitely recommend to others!
Reviewed by MARCELO O, January 2011
Wonderful. The guide was very kind. The ship personnel very helpful and friendly. The room was very comfortable. The visits to the monuments were wonderful. The Nile Cruise is a must go experience!
Reviewed by Paula Andrea A, January 2011
Aiman (guide) is the best. Great experience. The cruise staff was fantastic, very good food and nice and clean room.
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