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5-Days 4-Nights Cruise from Luxor to Aswan including Air Balloon&Abu Simbel

5-Days 4-Nights Cruise

Description

Overview

The Beauty of Egypt Upper Nile Valley, is best appreciated from the deck of a Nile Cruise ship. Enjoy the riverside scenery and discover the ancient wonders of Egypt passing by pharaonic sites en route between Luxor and Aswan. Explore the highlights of the sightseeing in Luxor and Aswan, two stops in the way to visit the pharaonic sites of interest such as; Edfu and Kom Ombo Temples. Experience the exciting trip of the Hot Air Balloon in Luxor. Discover one of the most impressive temples in Egypt by visiting Abu Simbel 285 km south of Aswan. Have fun and enjoy plenty of night entertainments of the belly dancing show, galabiya party, Nubian show or disco and more in 5 days/4 nights Nile Cruise every Saturday, Monday or Thursday from Luxor to Aswan. Full board, check in with lunch, check out with breakfast.

This Tour is offered in: Arabic, English, French, Spanish, German, Japanese, Russian or Italian(Please Advice)

Schedule from Luxor

Tour Type

Pick up Time

Saturday-Monday-Wednesday
Thursday-Friday
Nile cruise from Luxor to Aswan

Around 8:00 am

(available to change)

Tour Duration

5 Days/4 Nights

Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Nile Cruise-Luxor East Bank

Egypt Gift Tours licensed tour guide will meet and assist you at Luxor Airport, Railway station or Hotel to be transferred by A/C van to your 5 stars Nile Cruise to check in before lunch. Have lunch on board. Then, start your tour by visiting the largest temple ever; Karnak temple built through 2000 years and covering an area of about 63 acres. Proceed to visit Luxor Temple, where ancient Egyptian, Christian, and Islamic features are exhibited. Admire its obelisk and statues. Back to the cruise, dinner on board and overnight in Luxor.

Note: If your arrival to Luxor is so early, so we will start the tour directly upon arrival since the cruise check-in time at 12:00 and we don’t want our guest to waste their time waiting at the lobby for check-in.

Meals included: lunch and dinner.

Day 2: Hot Air Balloon-Luxor West Bank-Navigation

Begin with an early morning pick up from the cruise(around 5am) to experience the exciting Hot Air Balloon ride over the River Nile and Egypt’s most famous ancient monuments in the West Bank of Luxor for about 30-45 minutes flight. Enjoy the sunrise illuminating the sky of the open air museum city(Luxor) over the great temples and mountains below.

Breakfast and start your wonderful day by driving to the West Bank to explore the Theban Necropolis by visiting the Valley of the Kings, where the pharaohs from the New kingdom carved their tombs in the mountains aiming to hide their treasure and protect their mummies. Then to the Mortuary temple of the famous queen Hatshepsut at El Deir El Bahari. End your tour in the West Bank by a photo stop in front of the gigantic statues of Memnon. Return back to the Cruise by noon to have your lunch. Start sailing down the River Nile to cross Esna Lock. Overnight in Edfu.

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Day 3: Edfu Temple-Kom Ombo Temple-Aswan

After your breakfast, enjoy Horse Carriage ride with your tour guide to visit the temple of Horus at Edfu which is considered to be the most complete and the best preserved of all the Egyptian temples. Back to the cruise. Relax on the deck watching the unique landscape and admire the scenery of the Nile river while sailing to Kom Ombo. Lunch on board. Afternoon tea on the sundeck. Late in the afternoon, stop at Kom Ombo city where to visit the unique double temple of Sobek, the crocodile God and Horus, the Falcon God. Return to the cruise and have dinner followed by folkloric party operated by the cruise staff and tour guides. Continue sailing to Aswan for overnight.

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Day 4: Abu Simbel Temples from Aswan

Around 4:30, your guide will pick you up for Abu Simbel trip(sharing a small group), to visit one of the most impressive places in Egypt; the rock-cut temples of Abu Simbel with their unique design built for King Ramesses 2nd and his beloved Queen Nefertari. Back to the Cruise by noon to have your lunch. Free afternoon, you might like to visit the Nubian village(optional). Dinner on board and Nubian show. Overnight in Aswan.

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Day 5: Aswan Tour(Philae Temple, High Dam)-Departure transfer

Check out after breakfast. Discover with your guide the highlights of Aswan and listen to the story of the Nubian immigration. Start your tour by visiting the High Dam; achieved in 1960 to protect Egypt from the flood and generate electric. Proceed to visit Philae temple; the Graeco Roman Temple dedicated to goddess Isis using a small motorboat to get there. Later on, you will be transferred to your Aswan Hotel, Airport or Railway station.

Facilities:

All Cabins Contain:

  • Mini Bar.
  • Safe Deposit Box.
  • Satellite TV.
  • Private Bathroom with full bathtub.

Additional Information:

  • Child rate applies only when sharing 2 paying adults.(maximum 2 children in one room)
  • A child from 6 to 11 years old accompanied by one adult will be treated as an adult.
  • A child less than 6 years not allowed for the balloon trip.
  • Prices are quoted in U.S dollars , per person per trip and valid, except during Christmas, New Year and Easter Holidays(60$ per person per night will be charged as extra supplement for these Holidays).
  • If your arrival to Luxor is so early, so we will start the tour direct upon arrival as Cruise check in at 12:00.
  • Sometimes due to sailing conditions on the River Nile,Nile Cruises itineraries schedule and sailing time maybe updated.We assure that our clients will see all what is on their itineraries but maybe in different order

Included:

  • 4 nights accommodation on 5 stars Nile Cruise on full board basis.
  • Meals, start with lunch and end with breakfast.
  • Meet&assist upon arrival and departure.
  • All transfers by a private A/C. vehicle.
  • All Nile Cruise excursions as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Professional English speaking Egyptology Tour guide.
  • 35 t0 45 minutes Hot Air Balloon Ride over Luxor Sky.
  • Sharing a small group to Abu Simbel Temples by minivan.
  • All services and charges.

Excluded:

  • Entry Visa to Egypt.
  • International, Domestic flights or trains.
  • Entrance fees to the above-mentioned sightseeing.
  • Drinks during meals.
  • Any personal expenses like laundry etc.
  • Tipping to Guide, Drivers, cruise crew etc.
  • Any optional Tours.

Cruise Price:

  •  Per Single Cabin: 700 $
  • Per Person in Double Cabin: 500$
  • Per Person in Triple Cabin: 500$

Children Policy:

  • 0 – 05.99 Free of Charge.(not allowed on the balloon trip)
  • 6 – 11.99 sharing with their parents, pay 50% of the tour price.
  • 12+ pay full tour price as per adult person.

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