Enjoy more time exploring the ancient wonders along Egypt’s Nile on this 8-day cruise starting and finishing in Aswan. Settle aboard your elegant cruiser in Aswan, and enjoy a leisurely trip on the timeless Nile, visiting age-old temples, treasures and tombs. Discover the temples of Kom Ombo, Edfu and Philae; and explore magnificent Karnak, Luxor Temple, and the legendary tombs of the Valley of the Kings. Seven nights’ accommodation on board, plus all meals and daily guided sightseeing are included. Alternatively, select a private guide for a personalized itinerary.

Highlights

  • Eight-day River Nile cruise from Aswan
  • Scheduled group tours include Valley of the Kings, Karnak and Luxor Temples, Edfu Temple, Kom Ombo and Philae Temple in Aswan
  • Upgrade for your own private guide and enjoy privileged, personalized attention!
  • 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
  • Pick-up and drop-off from Aswan hotels, airport or port

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What You Can Expect

8-Day Nile River Cruise from Aswan Including Luxor and Optional Private Guide

Admire Philae Temple

Delve deep into the ancient sites along the Nile River on this relaxing 8-day cruise starting and ending Aswan. After pickup in the town, board your comfortable Nile cruiser, the M/Y Mirage, and spend the next seven days cruising on this beautiful river with guided group visits to dazzling antiquities such as Kom Ombo, Edfu, Karnak, Luxor Temple, the Valley of Kings, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, Philae Temple and more.

Your tour includes seven nights’ accommodation aboard the M/Y Mirage, plus all meals, and daily guided sightseeing in groups limited to a maximum of 20 people. Alternatively, upgrade to a private, Egyptologist guide and enjoy an itinerary of visits tailored to your interests and complemented by personalized commentary.

Facilities on your cruiser include a restaurant, lounge, bar, outdoor swimming pool, sundeck and shaded deck, plus shops and a laundry service. Evening entertainments are provided on board, including folklore shows and live music. Each of the 58 air-conditioned cabins has private facilities and a satellite TV.

Please note: Groups of travelers requiring different cabin types are asked to place separate bookings in order to guarantee the cabins of their choice.

Itinerary

8-Day Nile River Cruise Itinerary:

Day 1 (L, D):

  • Embarkation before lunch
  • Felucca ride around the islands of Aswan
  • Overnight in Aswan with opportunity to disembark

Day 2 (B, L, D):

  • Sail to Kom Ombo and visit of Kom Ombo Temple
  • Sail to Luxor
  • Overnight in Luxor with opportunity to disembark

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, L, D):

  • Possibility of optional Hot Air Ballooning over the West Bank (additional cost)
  • Visit the East Bank (Karnak and Luxor Temple)
  • Overnight in Luxor with opportunity to disembark

Day 5 (B, L, D):

  • Early morning sail to Esna and Edfu
  • Overnight in Edfu

Day 6 (B, L, D):

  • Visit Horus Temple in Edfu
  • Sail to Kom Ombo and Aswan
  • Overnight in Aswan (late night arrival)

Day 7 (B, L, D):

  • Visit the High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk and Philae Temple
  • Overnight in Aswan with opportunity to disembark or optional Sound and Light Show at Philae Temple (additional cost)

Day 8 (B):

  • Check out after breakfast
  • Possibility of optional tour to Abu Simbel (additional cost)

Please note: the above itinerary is subject to change due to Nile river traffic, conditions and water levels.

Customer Reviews

Nigel B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2012

This is a relaxing way to see the amazing temples and tombs. Our guide was very informative and allowed us to see things at our pace.

Janet E. D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2011

Very good accommodations, excellent food, great guide. Very enjoyable. The 8 day tour is actually a 3 day tour down and 4 day tour up. Most people only go one way. The round trip is very relaxing. The tour was very good value.

Keith B United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2010

Everything was perfect. The boat was excellent, 5 stars, and the food and service were very good. The cabin was superb and you would not know it was on a boat. The private guide was very knowledgeable and a great help to us. Everything about the cruise was most enjoyable.

Anonymous

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2008

Absolute highlight of the trip and the best way to see Upper Egypt. The staff were so friendly and our guide was awesome, our favorite person we met in Egypt. So many great sights to see along the way, and cruising the Nile is really relaxing. Don't miss out on the dancing at the Nubian night, it's a riot!

Kurt Braun K USA

4 star rating: Recommended March 2009

You can easily see all the sights on a one way trip, but it will seem rushed. A Nile cruise from Aswan instead of Luxor is more relaxed especially if you include a trip to Abu Simbel. Aswan is a much prettier city and not quite as touristy. You will have plenty of time in Luxor. The MY Mirage 1 is a good boat and good value. Food is great, cabins are clean, staff is friendly and our guide was knowledgeable.
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