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Best 3-Nights Cruise From Luxor To Aswan including Hot Air Balloon and Nubian Village

3 Nights Cruise


Cruise Schedule: Saturday-Monday-Thursday.

Pick up Time: 8 am (Available to change)

Tour Type: Join Tours (sharing a group)

Tour Duration: 4 Days/3 Nights

Pick up Location: Luxor airport, train station or Luxor east bank Hotel.

Optional Tours: – Horse and Carriage city tour in Luxor. – Sound and light show at Karnak temple. – Hot Air Balloon in Luxor. – Sound and light show at Philae temple.

Cruise the Nile River from Luxor to Aswan on a 5-star cruise that explores the ancient highlights of the Upper Nile. From the Temple of Philae to Kom Ombo Temple and the Valley of the Kings, discover royal tombs to temples. Experience the exciting trip of the Hot Air Balloon in Luxor , small-group tour, a visit to a local family in a Nubian village on Soheil Island. Have fun and enjoy plenty of night entertainments of the belly dancing show, galabia party, Nubian show or disco and more in 4 days/3 nights Nile Cruise every Saturday, Monday, or Thursday from Luxor to Aswan. Full board, check in with lunch, check out with breakfast.

  • Enjoy personal service from Aswan arrival to Luxor departure.
  • Included meals and activities take care of logistics.
  • 5-star accommodations mean a comfortable trip.
  • Nubian Village tour by Motorboat.
  • 30 to 40 minutes balloon ride over Luxor sky.

Note:Recommended Arrival time on the first day should be before 12:01 pm.
Tour ends in Aswan on the last day around 6 pm, so evening departure is recommended.


Day 1: Transfer to Nile Cruise and 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, covering an area of about 63 acres. Listen carefully to the stories and legends to be told by your tour guide. Marvel at the sheer size of the Great Hypo-style Hall, take photos between the huge columns and obelisks.

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.

Accommodation: Overnight in Luxor.

Day 2: Hot Air Balloon, Luxor West Bank Tour and Navigation

Begin around 5:00 am pick up for the incredible trip of 30 to 45 minutes Hot Air Balloon flight over the west bank of Luxor and enjoy an aerial view of the country’s landscape and famous landmarks. Enjoy the sunrise illuminating the sky of the open air museum city (Luxor) over the great temples and mountains below.

Breakfast and start your remarkable 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. Listen from your guide to her exciting story and how she managed to rule as a sole Pharaoh.

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, afternoon tea on the sundeck. Cross Esna Lock and overnight in Edfu.

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Accommodation: Overnight in Edfu.

Day 3: Edfu Temple and 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.

Accommodation: Overnight in Aswan.

Day 4: Aswan, Nubian Village tour and 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.

Continue for the fantastic trip in nature to the Nubian Village. Down to the Nile to take a motorboat, sailing slowly to enjoy the scenery and views to the Nubian Village on Soheil Island, have a welcome drink in one of the Nubian families houses, talk to them, know about their customs, walk around the village with your guide. Finish by sunset, enjoy the breeze and watch the birds while going back.

Later on, you will be transferred to your Aswan east Hotel, Airport or Railway station.

Meals included: breakfast.

Accommodation: No accommodation Included.

Optional Tours:

  • Abu Simbel Trip, private tour (120$ USD per person, starting from 2 Travelers, and 180$ USD for the single person )
  • Abu Simbel temples, sharing a group in a bus or minibus (60$ USD per person)


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.
  • A child from 5 to 11 years old accompanied by one adult will be treated as an adult.
  • A child less than 6 years old is not allowed in the Air Balloon Trip.
  • Prices are quoted in U.S dollars , per person per trip and valid, except during Christmas, New Year and Easter Holidays (100$ 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.
  • If the Hot air Balloon trip cancelled due to bad weather, you will be refunded with 30$ USD per person.
  • If the trip to the Nubian Village cancelled due to bad weather, you will be refunded with 30$ USD per person.
  • It is available to pick travelers from Luxor west bank hotels with extra 10$ USD per person.
  • It is available to drop off travelers at Aswan west bank hotels with extra 10$ USD per person
  • You will need to pay all the entrance fees by card except the High Dam and motorboat to Philae temple in cash.
  • If you want to have your own room, then you need to book for a single person.
  • If you are traveling in a group of 3 people, you will enjoy one triple room.
  • If you are traveling in a group and wanted to have your own room, then do a separate booking for a single person.
  • Passports copies are required for the cruise line company and Hot Air Balloon trip permission.


  • 3 nights accommodation on 5 stars Nile Cruise on full board basis.
  • Meals, start with lunch and end with breakfast.
  • Meet and assist upon arrival and departure.
  • All transfers, pick up and drop off by an A/C. vehicle.
  • Professional English speaking Egyptology tour guide.
  • Nubian Village trip to Soheil island.
  • 30 to 40 minutes Hot Air Balloon Ride In Luxor.


  • Domestic flights or trains.
  • Entrance fees to the mentioned sightseeing.
  • Motorboat to Philae Temple.
  • Water or Drinks on the Cruise.
  • Any personal expenses like laundry etc. or any optional tours.
  • Tipping to Guide, Drivers, cruise crew etc.
  • Wi-Fi on the Cruise (available with extra charge).
  • It is available to pick travelers from Luxor west bank hotels with extra 10$ USD per person.
  • It is available to drop off travelers at Aswan west bank hotels with extra 10$ USD per person.

Cruise Price:

  •  Per Single Cabin: 970$ USD
  • Per Person in Double Cabin: 720$ USD
  • Per Person in Triple Cabin: 720$ USD

Prices are quoted in US Dollars per person per trip except during Christmas, New Year and Easter holidays.

Children Policy:

  • 0 – 4.99 sharing with their parents, free of charge.
  • 5 – 11.99 sharing with their parents pay, 520$USD per child
  • 12+ pay full tour price as per adult person.

Child pricing applies to children who share rooms with their parents (Max 1 Child in one Room)

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