Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the 5-Day Nile River Cruise from Luxor to Aswan with Optional Private Guide. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
My son and I highly recommend a Nile Cruise. It's the best way to see many of the sights in a relaxing way. Traveling can be a hassle in Egypt and this tour avoided many of those. Plenty of time to relax on the boat, to swim, etc. The boat of the local contact was only about 1/4 occupied and our tour only had 4 people so we got a lot of personal attention. Food was great and we ate too much. September, though hot, is a great time to visit Egypt, i.e. many fewer people. At some places we were the only visitors. The guide was very informative, but not overbearing. We highly recommend this trip. The only thing that was a little different than expected is that it is really only 2 days of actually cruising the Nile. Two of the 4 nights are spent in port (Luxor and Aswan), but it includes tours to sights in both of those places. A 3 day cruise would spend just as much time on the river but you would have to visit key Luxor and Aswan sights on your own. There were several extras that we hadn't expected, e.g. a carriage ride in Edfu and a Felluca ride in Aswan, all covered in the package. We were very satisfied.
Just returned to Seattle and the Nile Cruise was my highlight. Mirage is a very nice boat (and there are plenty that are not nice). Can't beat the value, people and service were great!
We had a great time. We enjoyed every visit, the room was very confortable and the food was excellent. Our guide was fantastic.
i took my family as a last minute family holiday. The cruise was fantastic,food was excellent and our guide was personal and very knowledgable. Staff on the cruise from the captain to the cleaner were always smiling. this has probably been without a doubt the best value, stress free holiday we have ever had.
Excellent trip - good tour guide, nice to have such personal attention. Boat looking tired in a number of areas and had a horrible experience of the drain in our cabin bathroom, but we would recommend this trip!
Ang Chung Yang A
My egyptian guide, Halim Ghaly, is an excellent guide who straight away click off with us upon our arrival. He is always there in the boat when he should be there. Provide worthy informations and total sincere.
The service was very good and the food varied. A very relaxing cruise.
It was a fantastic trip that we had wanted to make for many years. The monuments of Upper Egypt are definitely worth seeing. We went at Easter and at that time of year there are hordes of tourists like us! But it was still great. The boat was very nice and food better than expected. The local travel company was very correct and reliable in its dealings with us.
United Arab Emirates
The best trip ever. Everything was fantastic.
We had a great time during our 5 day Nile cruise on board the Al Kahila. The boat was luxurious, and service as well as food was great. The sightseeing trips were well planned and interesting, and our guide was very knowledgeable in the history, culture and beliefs of both ancient and modern Egypt. The local agency was also helpful in arranging other fair priced sightseeing trips outside the itinerary of this package. Plan for some extra days before the cruise in Luxor to also see Abydos, Dendera and Valley of the Queens, and also extra days afterwards to see Abu Simbel, the Nubian Museum, etc. I hope that you will also have an unforgettable time!
Had a great time.
Staff were excellent, great sightseeing, great food. Kids loved it, will definitely do it again.
The crusie itself was amazing. The daily sight seeing involves a lot of walking, though most of the transportantion is air conditioned vehicles, you do travel using horse and carriage. The food and service onboard the ship is amazing, and the evening entertainment is fantastic. The only minus point is that the ship don't provide any complementry drinks. You are also expected to tip at the end of the cruise roughly 25 LE pp each day the same goes with your tour guide. Overall it is a lovely experience for both old and young.