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Discover the ancient wonders of the Nile River on this memorable 5-day Luxor to Aswan cruise. Sailing by deluxe Nile river cruise ship, enjoy guided visits to some of Egypt’s greatest treasures, including Karnak, the Valley of the Kings and Aswan’s Philae Temple. Learn the secrets and stories behind the relics, and enjoy the comfortable onboard facilities in between tours. If you wish, upgrade this 5-day, 4-night cruise to enjoy private tours of the sites with a private Egyptologist guide, so you can plan your daily itinerary around your interests.


  • Five-day River Nile cruise from Luxor to Aswan
  • Scheduled guided tours include Valley of the Kings, Karnak and Luxor Temples, 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

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

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

Explore the age-old treasures along the Nile River from Luxor to Aswan on this 5-day river cruise. Board your cruise ship, the M/Y Mirage, in Luxor and enjoy five days of cruising and sightseeing at some of Egypt’s most famous Pharaonic sites before disembarking in Aswan.

Along the way, enjoy guided group tours to sites such as Karnak, the Valley of the Kings, Kom Ombo and the Philae Temple in Aswan. Optional tours, including a trip to mighty Abu Simbel, are also available. 

Alternatively, upgrade to enjoy private tours of the sites with your own private Egyptologist guide. Plan each day’s itinerary with your guide to suit your interests, and enjoy personalized commentary as you explore.

The M/Y Mirage offers a comfortable restaurant and plush lounges, together with a swimming pool deck with whirlpool area, and sunbathing deck and bar. Other amenities include a gift shop, boutique, a massage spa and laundry service. In the evenings, relax with onboard entertainments such as belly-dancing and Nubian music shows.

Your cruise includes four nights’ accommodation, all meals and all guided tours. Each of the 58 air-conditioned cabins offers private facilities and a satellite TV, and you can choose from three cabin types when you book.

Please note: if you’re traveling in a group and require a variety of different cabins, please make separate bookings to ensure you get the cabins of choice.


Customer Reviews

Camilla C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

We had a very enjoyable Nile River Cruise from Luxor to Aswan. Tourism in Egypt has taken a major hit since the 2011 revolution, and although we felt very safe and well looked after, both the ship and the sites we visited felt very quiet. We did not sign up for the private guide option, but in the end had only one other couple in our group. The food on board the ship was excellent, and the staff made a huge effort despite there being only 18 passengers on board. The temples and tombs we visited were extraordinary - really must see. Great photos and some fantastic memories from each place. There were a few touristy places e.g. demonstrations of how alabaster is carved, or textiles or papyrus is made, followed by hard sells of those products which we could have done without, but others may find them interesting or welcome the shopping opportunities. In particular, our guide Michael was outstanding - really a great guide, highly knowledgable, fluent in three languages, and a nice guy as well.

Valeria Romina G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

We had the time of our lives. From the pickup at Luxor airport till they said goodbye in Aswan's, all of the experience was simply surreal. We were treated as royalty but with such closeness and so much sincere kindness and humanity from all the crew, that we were moved to tears when we had to part. Our guide Rabeh was there for us and so correct, educated, knowledgeable, companion, it was so enriching to be around him. We learned a lot about the past and present of Egypt. We feel very happy and grateful we could enjoy that much. The temples and tombs, the bazars and bars, the view of the Nile from the cruise and faluca were unforgettable. The onboard service was amazing, food was goumet, generous and yummy. Don't think twice! South Sinaí Travel is first quality. Viator was very solicitous too. You'll never ever regret it.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

We have booked more day trips, tours and transfers than I can remember with Viator and so far all have gone like clock work, this one included. The cruise is a must as you get to see much of the country side along with tours off the ship and at the end of the day thank god for the pool and bar, it can be hot here.The feel of the ship is classical and very clean, well serviced and good food. Had a great time.

Ronald M USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2011

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.

Eric D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2011

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!
Thank you!

marjolaine d

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2011

We had a great time. We enjoyed every visit, the room was very confortable and the food was excellent. Our guide was fantastic.

Mark F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2011

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.

Richard C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2010

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 Singapore

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2010

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.

John S Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2010

The service was very good and the food varied. A very relaxing cruise.

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