nile cruise

The Nile Cruise from Luxor to Aswan takes 5 days and vice versa from Aswan to Luxor 4 days. You also have the option to go on a round Cruise on the Nile from Luxor to Luxor or from Aswan to Aswan. In all these options the sightseeing tours are the same.

During the tour days, you will visit the East Bank in Luxor which includes the Temple of Karnak and Luxor Temple. Enjoy dinner on board and feast your eyes on a Belly Dance Show.

Another day features a visit to the West Bank to see the Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Queens, and Hatshepsut Temple, then dressing in casual attire for the Captain’s welcome party and chat the night away as you sail to Edfu.
A day tour to Edfu and Kom Ombo will let you explore the Temple of Kom Ombo and Temple of Horus in Edfu then sail to Aswan to visit the Aswan High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk and the Temple of Philae

Choose your 5 Star Nile Cruise Ships in Luxor & Aswan 2019 now!

  • Luxor Nile Cruise

    Standard Nile Cruises

    Standard Nile Cruises are an excellent option for those who are looking for a new ship to Cruise the Nile with a good standard of service and variety of the provided food. Modern cabins with a better standard, Nile Cruises from Cairo and ideal for who are looking for a mediocre price.

  • Aswan Nile Cruise

    Deluxe Nile Cruises

    See the wonders of ancient Egypt unfold before your eyes on board one of our and Cruise the Nile on Deluxe Nile Cruises. Let us guide you around magnificent temples and five thousand years of culture, our cruises also offer nightly traditional dance and music performances.

  • Luxor Nile Cruise

    Luxury Nile Cruises

    Cruise along the Nile on board one of our luxury Nile Cruises and fall in love with the secrets of ancient Egypt; from timeless monuments to hand carved temples and tombs. Enjoy your royalty in this option and feel your full comfort with Luxor and Aswan Travel Nile Cruises.

Nile Cruise Highlights

  • Learn the secrets of the ancient world from Egyptologists and fall in love with the rich history.
  • Let the flowing waters carry you down the Nile, observing desert villages and crumbling temples from days long ago.
  • Float from Cairo to Aswan in the Nile where no mainstream liners are found, the tranquil waters call for a ride on a luxury felucca or traditional dahabiya.
  • Cruising is the ideal way to explore the Nile with views only accessible by boat.
  • Luxor: With a mysterious ambiance that is amplified by the historic temples, statues that guard the entrance and huge pillars that loom overhead as you walk in the footsteps of King Tut.
  • Valley of the Kings: You can’t help but feel like Indiana Jones in this royal burial site. Home to the great names of Egyptian history and their elaborate preparations for the next world.

Nile Cruise Tips

  • Hop off your boat and take a sunrise balloon trip from Luxor! There’s something about floating silently above the temples that is such a magical experience.
  • No matter what time of year you visit, Egypt gets hot, obviously, you’re in the desert! Bring a hat, sunglasses and plenty of sunscreen and make sure you stay hydrated with bottled water.
  • You should definitely add the word “baksheesh” to your vocabulary, which means “tip”. You’ll hear this one a lot and it will be expected for anything and everything. Tipping locals for their services is expected and a way of life in Egypt.
  • Make the most of your cruise ship facilities. After spending your days exploring temples and tombs in the desert heat, there’s nothing quite like enjoying a hot cup of tea watching the palm trees pass you by.
  • Remember to pack clothes for both hot and cold weather, as the nights can get chilly. Also remember that Egypt is a muslim country, so men are required to wear trousers and women should also “cover up”. A wardrobe of loose capris and blouses should do nicely!

What to Expect from a Nile Cruise?


Most Nile cruises start in Luxor (a Nile Cruise from Luxor to Aswan for 4 Nights) and visit the popular sites of Esna, Edfu, Kom Ombo, West Bank, East Bank and Aswan Sights before disembarking in Aswan. Other itineraries fly directly to Aswan and take a Nile Cruise from Aswan to Luxo for 3 Nights and work their way north down the Nile to the same sights and disembarking in Luxor.

Most cruises will last at least three nights. There are many different vessels to choose from, ranging from traditional paddle steamers (best suited to those that value history and authenticity) to luxurious modern cruise ships (geared towards those for whom creature comforts are a priority).

Your budget and personal preferences will determine which cruise you choose - though opting for a cabin with air-conditioning is advised during the scorching summer months.

You will have a private Egyptologist, who will guide your group around the ancient sights you visit along the way. Days start early to avoid the intense heat of the afternoon; and as such, all cruises tend to operate on a similar schedule (which can lead to overcrowding at the docking sites and at the temples themselves). Modern vessels typically have a swimming pool so that you can cool off after your morning explorations; while some provide nightly entertainment in the form of belly dancing shows or themed dress-up evenings.

Food on board is usually excellent, ranging from generous buffets to set dinner menus. Make sure to find out what's included before choosing your operator.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

Slacks are fine, as are dresses. Bare shoulders are acceptable in the cruise dining room, so feel free to wear what you feel good in. During the day, at breakfast, and at lunch, shorts and a t-shirt are absolutely fine to wear.

If you want to apply for a Visa On Arrival that lasts for 30 days then you should be one of the eligible countries, have a valid passport with at least 6 months remaining and pay 25$ USD in cash, as for the E-Visa for 30 day you should have a valid passport for at least 8 months, complete the online application, pay the e-visa fee then print the e-visa to later be presented to the airport border guard. You could also be one of the lucky ones who can obtain a free visa for 90 days. Read More About Egypt Travel Visa.

English is studied in school all over Egypt. This is why most Egyptians, who live in the cities, speak or understand at least some English words or phrases. Fewer Egyptians can speak French, Italian, Spanish, and German; however, professionals, who work in the tourism sector, are accustomed to visitors who cannot speak Arabic and they will speak enough English and other languages to fulfill the needs of most travelers.

The best time to travel to Egypt is during the winter from September to April as the climate becomes a bit tropical accompanied by a magical atmosphere of warm weather with a winter breeze. You will be notified in the week of your trip if the weather is unsafe and if any changes have been made.

The entire country of Egypt deserve to be seen with its every heavenly detail but there are places that must be seen such as the breathtaking Hurghada's red sea, The wonders of Cairo the pyramids of Giza, the great sphinx, the Egyptian Museum, Khan El Khalili, the wonders of Luxor like Valley of the Kings, Karnak and Hatshepsut temple and the wonders of Aswan like Abu Simbel temples, Philea temple, Unfinished obelisk and The Wonders of Alexandria like Qaitbat Citadel, Pompey's Pillar and Alexandria Library.

Wear whatever feels right and comfortable. It is advised to wear something light, sunblock during your time in Egypt in the summer and wear comfortable footwear like a closed-toe shoe to sustain the terrain of Egypt.

In less touristic places, relatively modest dress is recommended. Women should avoid very tight clothing, keep their shoulders and knees covered, and avoid very revealing necklines. Men should also avoid particularly revealing clothing. wearing shorts is not very common among Egyptians. Dressing with relative modesty is a way of respecting the local culture. The metro in Cairo has separate cars for women that might be more comfortable, especially during rush hours when the cars can be very full.

In a restaurant, it is good to give between 5 and 10% tip directly to the waiter. For a small favor, like carrying luggage or parking a car, a few Egyptian pounds would be appropriate. Not more than five. Often times in Egypt you will find someone tending to the bathroom to keep it clean. Giving them one Egyptian pound is an appropriate amount. Tipping your tour guide and vehicle driver is completely optional but should be considered if you're provided with great service. If you decide to tip feel free to give what you think your experience was worth.

The best activity is by far boarding a Nile Cruise between Luxor and Aswan or Vise Versa. Witness the beauty of Egypt from a hot balloon or a plane and try all the delicious Egyptian cuisines and drinks plus shopping in old Cairo. Explore the allure and wonders of the red sea in the magical city resorts of Egypt like Hurghada and many more by diving and snorkeling in the marine life or Hurghada. Behold the mesmerizing western desert by a safari trip under the heavenly Egyptian skies.

There are a lot of public holidays in Egypt too many to count either religious or nation, the most important festivals are the holy month of Ramadan which ends with Eid Al Fitr, Christmas and new years eve.

The fastest way is a car, of course, a taxi. If you are in Cairo ride a white taxi to move faster or you could board the fastest way of transportation in Egypt metro if the roads are in rush hour.

The temperature in Egypt ranges from 37c to 14 c. Summer in Egypt is somehow hot and winter is cool and mild but sometimes it becomes cold at night. The average of low temperatures vary from 9.5 °C in the wintertime to 23 °C in the summertime and average high temperatures vary from 17 °C in the wintertime to 32 °C in the summertime. The temperature is moderate all along the coasts.

It is the home of everything a traveler might be looking for from amazing historical sites dating to more than 4000 years to enchanting city resorts & beaches. You will live the vacation you deserve as Egypt has everything you could possibly imagine.

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