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

Luxor, Egypt
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icon8 days  (Approx.)
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Experience eight days of pure beauty on this Nile River cruise from Luxor that includes a stop in Aswan and an optional private guide to enhance this memorable experience. Explore historic temples, ancient relics and quiet tombs of the Upper Nile in what may well be the most impressive outdoor museum on earth. Select guided tours along the way at stops like the Valley of the Kings, the Karnak and Luxor Temples, Philae Temple in Aswan and Edfu Temple. Enjoy exciting additional excursions like hot-air balloon rides over Luxor and Nubian dance performances. Opt for a private tour upgrade to enjoy the experience and knowledge of your own Egyptologist with a trip designed to meet all your expectations and interests.
  • Eight-day River Nile cruise from Luxor
  • 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 Luxor hotels, airport or port
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Qualified Egyptologist guide for the whole sightseeing on the cruise (if option selected)
On-board qualified Egyptologist guide
Sightseeing as per-cruise itinerary
All meals on board for 8 days start lunch on the first day and ends with breakfast of the eighth day
Belly dancer, Cocktail party, Nubian show
Coffee and tea time everyday at 4pm
Private transportation by air-conditioned minivans
Bottled mineral Water per person each tour
Anything extra is not included within the itinerary

Departure Point

Pickup is available from Luxor Airport, railway station or hotels

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Concludes after breakfast on Day 8 at the original departure point
Experience eight days of luxury on the deluxe Nile cruiser M/Y Mirage, with its onboard restaurant, lounges, swimming pool, sundeck, massage service, boutique, laundry service and other chic offerings. Relax in one of the ship’s 58 air-conditioned cabins and enjoy private facilities and satellite TV.

Join any of the boat’s adventures and enjoy the thrift and social aspect of small group travel, where excursions are capped at 20 people. Of, for a more personalized experience, opt for your own expert local guide who will show you the ancient sites of Egypt on a private tour designed according to your time and interests. 

Meals, accommodation and sightseeing are all included in this Nile River Cruise from Luxor, which insures an easy, memorable trip back into ancient time. Whether its with a group, or with a personal guide, you’ll gain valuable insights into this nation’s ancient history, historical sites and incredible civilizations. 

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


8-Day Nile River Cruise Itinerary

Day 1 (L,D):

• Embarkation upon arrival to Luxor
• Visit the East Bank (Karnak and Luxor Temple)
• Overnight in Luxor with opportunity to disembark

Day 2 (B, L, D):

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

Day 3 (B, L, D):

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

Day 4 (B, L, D):

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

Day 5 (B, L, D):

• Free day in Aswan with possibility of optional tour to Abu Simbel (additional cost)
• Overnight in Aswan with opportunity to disembark

Day 6 (B, L, D):

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

Day 7 (B, L, D):

• Possibility of optional Hot Air Ballooning over the West Bank (additional cost)
• 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 8 (B):

• Check-out after breakfast

Schedule subject to change due to Nile River traffic, conditions and water levels
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Infants are free of charge, provided they are sharing a cabin with 2 paying adults

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.

If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the maximum group size during 8-Day Nile River Cruise from Luxor Including Aswan and Optional Private Guide?
This activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers.

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Ayman, was my private tour guide...
, Nov. 2017
Ayman, was my private tour guide. He was personal, friendly, and very knowledgeable. He made my trip!
I have to say, this was a wonderful...
Clyde C
, Sep. 2017
I have to say, this was a wonderful trip. The wife and I would consider the accommodations as four star as they were a little dated. But, WELL WORTH WHAT WE PAID. I would recommend this River cruise to everyone. The staff were all wonderful and bent over backwards to make our voyage a memorable one. The food was so-so but let's face it, when you come from out of Egypt, the food will not what you are used to eating. That is just part of traveling. There was a lot of food and a good selection when it was buffet time. And when you had a nice sit down dinner, there were usually two choices of entries. The thing we really enjoyed was laying and sitting in our cabin watching the world go by on the Nile River. A huge window with a spectacular view! Now, about the sites. This is what we came for! Each day topped the day before. We had to keep pinching ourselves to make sure that this was real! We were assigned a private guide who just happened to have a Master's Degree in Egyptology. He accompanied us on the boat and was really our go to guy the entire cruise. I can not say enough about Hamet, our guide We quickly developed a relationship with him as he was so informative and just a wonderful person. If you are thinking about coming and visiting Egypt, this is the way to do it. Perhaps a quick trip to Cairo to see those sites and then get yourselves to Luxor and hop on this Nile River Cruise to see this area. Egypt if very affordable right now with the dollar or Euro to the Egyptian Pound. When you divide up the price of the tour between 8 days, it is an unbelievable deal for your money! And remember, what you are paying also includes the guide and entry fees to almost everything! In all honesty, we felt very safe the entire time with or without our guide. Egyptians are wonderful people! However, tourism has plummeted in recent years and there are many vendors etc who are still trying to make a living with this drastic drop in tourism. They are a desperate bunch and just want to sell you something to feed their families. This is the only negative and not any fault of this cruise but this is how Things are in Egypt. So yes! FIVE STARS for this wonderful way to see Egypt!
AMAZING EXPERIENCE from start to...
carol hill-elbro
, Mar. 2017
AMAZING EXPERIENCE from start to finish.... I did not sign up for the private guide option but was assigned one. I had the privilege of Michael Samir's company for the duration of my cruise. Michael is an OUTSTANDING guide..... His in-depth knowledge, passion and professionalism were second to none. Thanks to Michael, I would rate this trip 10 star not just 5 !!!!! The AMARCO1 was a great boat, excellent service, good food and the staff made every effort to make me welcome for the duration of my trip. The tombs and temples were extraordinary! Make the effort to visit ABU SIMBEL, it is a must see this is an optional trip and it is not your assigned guide who will accompany you - I hope you are lucky and get a decent guide..... mine was awful. Fantastic memories from each place. Sadly, my Egyptian adventure is over. Shukraan/thank you Michael for making my Nile Experience a trip one I will forever cherish.
The is the second time we have taken...
Todd M
, Nov. 2015
The is the second time we have taken this cruise in 12 months. The staff was great and we can't say enough about how wonderful everyone treated us. Our guide was excellent and will remain friends with us for years to come.
This was our first tour booked with...
Sarah T
, Nov. 2015
This was our first tour booked with Viator and we were pleasantly surprised. Very organised which gave piece of mind to mum, super friendly guide 'Haythem' who looked after every detail for us, and the cruise had large clean rooms, smooth sailing, the food varied a mixture of western and egyptian.
I would guve this trip 10 stars not...
Fatma A
, Dec. 2014
I would guve this trip 10 stars not just 5. The boat and staff were so nice and went out of their ways to make us happy. Iour tour guide was amazing! Very polite and pleasant person. We enjoyed his company very much. I will try to add puctures to this review later! It was such an amazing trip.
The tour is really great. The room...
, Sep. 2014
The tour is really great. The room is perfect. However, if the door at the end of the hallway is left open, then the exhaust fumes comes into the boat and the room and it is nauseating. Make sure they keep that door shut. It is totally worth paying for the private tour. Aviator on-line support was amazing. However, I sent Aviator about 10 meals asking to clarify certain things. They promised to respond within 24-36 hours...they have not responded to a single one!!! Viator just abandoned us.
I really enjoyed this cruise. There...
Carol S
, May 2014
I really enjoyed this cruise. There is a lot of free time and you can choose what you would like to do on excursions. The staff were all very friendly and welcoming. There were not many passengers onboard for our trip, and we had the same guide for our group of five the whole time. Food was great!
Great cruise. We had a very...
Johnny W
, May 2014
Great cruise. We had a very knowledgable guide and his brilliance made our experience incredible. AWESOME!!!!!!
great trip....outstanding value for...
, Jul. 2011
great trip....outstanding value for money....unbelievable sites.....having more detailed trip notes and someone on the ship to give us a more comprehensive history of Egypt would have helped us to understand more about what we were looking at.....locals selling felucca trips,horse rides and taxis were a pain in the backside and the police ought to be doing more to stop them....guidance from Viator about how much to tip and to who would have been very helpful and helped to remove a constant source of worry

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