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4 Night Nile Cruise from Luxor to Aswan

A trip to Egypt would not be complete without a cruise on the Nile, an experience sure to stay with you forever. On this 4-day cruise from Luxor to Aswan, we'll visit the most important temples in the country.

A trip to Egypt would not be complete without a cruise on the Nile, an experience sure to stay with you forever. On this 4-day cruise from Luxor to Aswan, we'll visit the most important temples in the country.

Nile Cruise from Luxor to Aswan

Day 1: Luxor

We'll pick you up at the Luxor airport at your arrival time, although we can also pick you up at the train station, at your hotel, or any other place. Then we'll take you to the cruise boat in which we'll sail the Nile, where your full room and board begins.

Day 2: Luxor - Esna - Edfu

Having eaten breakfast we'll disembark to see the majestic city of Luxor, or Thebes to give it its ancient name. Here we'll visit two of the most spectacular temples in Egypt, the Luxor Temple and the Karnak Temple, separated from each other by the Avenue of Sphynxes, a 3 km long road lined with the aforementioned sphynxes.

Having eaten, we'll head to the giant necropolises near Luxor. We'll visit the Valley of the Kings (seeing the inside of 3 tombs), the Temple of Hatsepsut (dedicated to the only woman to rule Egypt for an extended period) and the Colossi of Memnon (two giant stone statues which represent the Pharoah Amenhotep III).

Then upon our return to the boat, we'll sail in the direction of Edfu, where we'll dock to eat and spend the night.

Day 3: Edfu - Kom Ombo - Aswan

Once we've eaten and with batteries recharged, we'll visit the Edfu temple, dedicated to the god Horus. The cruise then continues towards Kom Ombo, where we'll visit its incredible temple, dedicated to the gods Sobek and Hareoris.

After the day's tour, we'll head up the Nile to Aswan, where we'll spend the night.

Day 4: Aswan

Having eaten we'll disembark to visit one of the most beautiful temples in the country, the Philae Temple, dedicated to the Goddess Isis. And after visiting Philae, anyone who wants to can visit the Abu Simbel temples, something highly recommended.

Then in the evening, we'll ride in a traditional felucca boat down the Nile, taking in its flora and fauna, volcanic islands and its natural beauty. Then, we'll spend the night in Aswan again.

Day 5: Aswan

Having eaten breakfast and checked out you'll have free time, and whenever you like we'll take you to the Aswan airport, train station, or whichever point in the city you would like. If your transfer is in the evening you can also have lunch on board.

Tours Included

Our 4-night cruise from Luxor includes the following tours, all of which are with an English-speaking guide.

Luxor Temple, Karnak Temple, Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple, Colossi of Memnon, Edfu Temple, Philae Temple and the Temple of Kom Ombo and its crocodile museum. You'll also enjoy a cruise on a traditional felucca boat.

Additional Cost

If you would like to complete your trip by visiting the Tomb of Nefertari or the Tomb of Seti I, an additional fee of 1,216 Egyptian pounds (approx. 65 (US$ 69.50)) per person must be paid.

Boats and Categories

The Nile cruise can be taken on any of three categories:

  • 5* Standard: MS Pioneer II, MS Mirage, MS Nile Delta, Miss Egypt, Beaurivage II, Grand Princess, Voyager, MS Jasmin, MS Grand Princess or similar
  • 5* Premium: Royal Esadora, MS Zeina,MS Nile Dolfine, MS Tuya, Royal Princess, Crown Jewel, MS TiYi, MS Liberty, MS Renissance, MS Stéphane, MS Jaz C. Jubilee, MS Nile Marquiz or similar


Your boat will be assigned one week before the cruise takes place.

Important Information

The order of the activities can change depending on the boat, but all of the activities included will take place. Once on the cruise, you can reserve additional visits not included in the itinerary (Valley of the Queens, Deir el-Medina or the unfinished obelisk).


From 20th December to 2nd January (Christmas), and during Easter, refunds will not be available in the event of cancellation.

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5 days.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.


Pick up from airport, train station or hotel in Luxor and return transfer

4 nights full board cruise

Tickets to all monuments visited

English–speaking guide

Transfer to Aswan airport

Not included

Tips ( 25 (US$ 26.70) per person approx)


Entry to Tutankamon's tomb ( 12 (US$ 12.80))

When to book?

You can book up until 3 days before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.


Not wheelchair accessible.


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No printing of documentation required.


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Frequently asked questions

  • Q - When is the room available on the first day of the tour?

    A - From midday.

  • Q - Is it possible to book a hot air balloon ride in Luxor?

    A - Yes, you must choose the second day of the cruise in order to go on the hot air balloon ride.

  • Q - Is there a hair dryer on board?

    A - Yes.

  • Q - Are towels provided on the cruise

    A - Yes

  • Q - Can children under 12 stay in the same room as their parents?

    A - Yes, in that case the double room will have a double bed for two people and a sofa bed for one person. Triple rooms are not allowed, so you also have the option to book a double and a single room.

  • Q - Do the boats have a swimming pool?

    A - Yes.

  • Q - If we book a triple room, will there be three beds?

    A - No, in hotels and on ships, triple rooms have two beds and a sofa bed. If you want three beds, you will have to reserve two different rooms: one double and one single.

  • Q - What kind of beds do the Luxury superior cabins have?

    A - Superior luxury accommodation includes two separate beds or one double bed.

  • Q - When would we find out the name of the cruise ship?

    A - 10 days beforehand

  • Q - Can I stay in the same room as my partner although we're not married?

    A - Yes, you can stay with your partner or another person in the same cabin as long as you do not have Egyptian nationality.

  • Q - Can cribs be put in the bedrooms?

    A - Yes, cribs can be put in the bedrooms for no additinal cost.

  • Q - Is it possible to spend an extra night on board?

    A - Yes, but you must pay a supplement in the destination.

  • Q - When do the boats set off?

    A - The majority of the boats set off on the day after you embark, and in the evening - that is to say in the evening of day 2.

  • Q - Can we stay on the boat instead of going on the trips?

    A - Yes. You can stay on the boat and enjoy its facilities rather than taking part in the other activities, but please note that the price of the tour will remain the same. There will be no discounts or reimbursements if you do not go on the trips.

  • Q - At what time are the meals?

    A - Breakfast is between 6 and 8 am (depending on the time of the trips), lunch at 1 pm and dinner at 8 pm.

  • Q - Can children sleep in the same room?

    A - Yes, but to do so for free they should not be older than 3 years old.

  • Q - How does the itinerary change if we reserve the option which includes a trip to Abu Simbel?

    A - If you choose this option, we'll leave for Abu Simbel between 4 am and return at 12 midday. In this case, the visit to the temple of Philae will take place in the avening or the following day, depending on when the flight leaves. If you do not choose the option visiting Abu Simbel, the visit to the Philae temple will take place at 8 am.

  • Q - Is it possible to guarantee an exterior cabin?

    A - All cabins are exterior.

  • Q - Is it possible to arrive for the second day to immediately begin the activities?

    A - If you arrive on the sceond day you might miss the visit to Luxor, because the activities begin very early, around 6 am.

  • Q - Is there WiFi on board the cruise?

    A - WiFi on board the cruise is available for an additional fee.

  • Q - Can en Egyptian national take this cruise?

    A - Yes.

  • Q - What is the capacity and availability of services on board?

    A - The boat has 60 cabins with a capacity for 120 approximately. It has a bar, restaurant, swimming pool, shops, laundry...

  • Q - Can we check in, and then leave the boat to see Luxor on the first day?

    A - Yes, you can leave the boat after check in to see Luxor.

  • Q - Is the first day full board also?

    A - The duration of the full board depends on the hour of arrival. If you arrive in time for lunch you'll finish the final day with breakfast, if you arrive in time for dinner you'll finish the final day with lunch.

  • Q - Is it possible to bring your own food on the boat?

    A - No, it is not possible.

  • Q - Do under 4s need to leave a tip?

    A - No, under 4s do not need to leave a tip.

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

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Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.