Nile cruises from Aswan to Luxor are designed and meticulously structured for people who want to enjoy the best of both worlds; a world of luxury, and a world of ancient wonders. From short 4-Day cruises, to longer 8-Day adventures on the water, it is easy to find the perfect Nile cruise from Aswan to Luxor, and one which matches your budget as well.
Nile cruises are your gateway to the best ancient sites in Aswan; the best in Luxor, and the best in all the places where you will be stopping along the way. Enjoy absolute luxury on board your chosen cruise liner; dine on fine cuisine, as you explore the ancient world the way it should be explored.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What is a Nile cruise?
A Nile cruise is the best way to enjoy your trip in Egypt. Many of the most important attractions, such as temples and the Valley of the Kings, are located in the south of the country, between Luxor and Aswan, along the Nile river banks. A cruise not only is the most convenient and comfortable way to enjoy the sights as it is a great way to revive how ancient Egyptians used to travel in the past.
What is the best time of year to do a Nile cruise?
You can choose anytime of the year to visit Egypt and do a Nile cruise because the trip itself is awesome. Now, if you have to choose a time of the year, take the weather into consideration, as if it is too hot you might not find the desert the most pleasant place, especially during summer peak (June and July). The high season for travellers usually is during autumn/ winter (between September to April); temperatures are more ideal.
Which is the best Nile cruise?
There are many Nile cruise options, from standard to luxurious, starting from Aswan or Luxor, and from 4 to 8 days. So, the best one is relative, as it depends on what you are looking for and what touristic attractions are must-see for you. Nevertheless, each cruise offers different facilities and entertainment options that add personal charm to your vacations.
What do you wear on a Nile cruise?
A Nile cruise might offer different facilities, so you can find yourself enjoying free time by the pool if you choose one of our Luxury Nile Cruises, so swimsuits are welcome. On the other hand, don't forget that you are also visiting historical sites, and depending on the time of the year, it can be hot; therefore, always wear comfortable shoes that protect your feet from the dust and clothes that protect your skin. Don't forget the sun block either.
What should I pack for a Nile cruise?
Have in mind that during a Nile cruise you will stop to visit temples and do some walking, so have comfortable shoes and clothes with you. Pack shirts, scarves, dresses, skirts and shorts, a pair of trousers, sun block, sunglasses and a hat.
What activities can you do at the Nile River?
By following the Nile River Touristic attractions, you can do a cruise between the cities of Luxor and Aswan and visit the many temples between the two, such as Karnak, Edfu, Kom Ombo; enjoy a felluca boat in Cairo and admire the sunset.
Can you swim in the Nile River?
Although the Nile River is very polluted in Cairo, in Aswan region it is very clean. However, we don't advise swimming because there is always the risk of infections and crocodiles. If you really want it, you can ask to the captain in your cruise for the safest area.
What are 3 facts about the Nile River?
1) It is the longest river in the world; 2) It's average discharge is 3.1 million litres per second; 3) It has a length of about 6695 km. Discover the Nile River in Egypt through one of our cruises and experience how magical this river is.
Is Egypt safe to travel to?
Yes. Egypt is safe to travel to and Egyptian people are very friendly. Most travelers have great experiences in the country, including solo traveler women. Egypt is a very safe destination. A proof of that is that in 2019 it was ranked safer than the US and the UK by a global pool. This means that travelers and tourists feel secure in the country and nothing better than themselves to confirm this.
Is Egypt a good place to go on holiday?
Yes. if you would like to experience something different and exotic, then Egypt is an amazing choice. Plus, despite the imaginary of majority, the country also offers beautiful beaches, so a Nile cruise is a combo of history, discovery, relaxation and curiosity.
What is the best time to visit Egypt?
You can visit Egypt all year long, however, the autumn/ winter season, between September to April, is better, simply because the better temperatures are ideal for enjoying your tours in Egypt, especially if you will visit the desert and the temples in Luxor and Aswan.
How many days do you need in Egypt?
It depends on what you want to see because there is a lot. You can enjoy a short 8 days Egypt package for visiting Cairo and cruise down the Nile or you can have a complete tour of 2 weeks. If none of the packages suit you perfectly, you can still personalize yours.
What can you see in Egypt in 4 days?
Four days in Egypt are not a lot. A 4 day Egypt tour will will most often include a visit the main attractions in Cairo, such as the Pyramids of Giza, the Egyptian Museum, the Coptic and Islamic parts of the city and Khan El Khalili Bazaar. You can include a short trip to Alexandria or Luxor. A 3 or 4 Nile cruise will cover the main sites in Luxor and Aswan.
What can you see in Egypt in 7 days?
In 7 full days in Egypt you can enjoy Cairo's main attractions, such as the Great Pyramids, Egyptian Museum, Khan el Khalili, and Coptic Cairo, and enjoy a short cruise on the Nile between Luxor and Aswan to visit ancient temples, monuments and the Valley of the Kings.
What can you see in Egypt in 10 days?
A 10 day Egypt tour package allow you different combinations. Among the options, you can visit Cairo and Alexandria, do a cruise on the Nile between Luxor and Aswan for visiting ancient temples, go to Abu Simbel, dive in the Red Sea in Hurghada. It depends on what you are prioritizing.
Can you visit the pyramids?
Yes. The archeological site is composed by the Great Pyramids, the Sphinx, the Valley Temple and the Solar Boat Museum. Be aware of the prices though, as you will need extra tickets if wishing to visit inside the pyramids and the Solar Boat.
Can you go inside the pyramids of Egypt?
Yes, you can enter the Great Pyramids, but you have to pay an extra ticket (360 LE for the Great Pyramid; 100 LE the 2nd and 3rd). Other pyramids, such as the Dahshur Pyramid also offer visit of its interior.
What do you wear to visit the pyramids in Egypt?
Comfortable clothes. Although in pictures the pyramids seen close to each other, there is actually some distance between them, and the archeological site is big. If you want to visit inside the pyramids, there is a narrow climbing space, so you should wear trousers or shorts that allow you so.
What do tourists wear in Egypt?
Tourists wear normal clothes, but since modesty is part of Egyptian society, it is recommended to do the same. So shorts and skirts covering the knee, a veil for women when visiting mosques and a pair of long trousers for men, shirts, bathing suit.
How much does it cost to take a trip to Egypt?
It will depend on your budget and interests. But Egypt is a very cheap destination compared to others, especially if you are converting from US$, Euro or GBP. You can enjoy a Nile cruise for fair prices and yet luxurious.
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Breathtaking Nile Cruises from Aswan to Luxor
All of our high quality Nile cruises from Aswan to Luxor begins with some wonderful sightseeing in Aswan itself before the cruise ships begin their journey along the Nile towards the fascinating city of Luxor. These cruises have different durations, ranging from 4 days to 8 days, but they are all designed and structured to ensure you have one of the most memorable experiences of your life.
Cruises to Suits All Tastes and Budgets
Contrary to what many people believe, Nile cruises from Aswan to Luxor are not only for the rich and wealthy. In fact, depending on which cruise package you choose, your time spent on the water can cost you considerably less than what you might pay for a good hotel in any of Egypt’s major cities. Our cruises all take place on board 5-Star cruise ships, and they all include full board and lodging.
With cruises starting at just over $300 per person, even people on a tight budget can now experience the magic of the Nile River Valley and its many ancient attractions in comfort and luxury. For those travelers who have more money to splash out, and for those who want to experience the very epitome of luxury and comfort, cruise ships such as the Oberoi Philae and the Oberoi Zahra never fail to please.
World-Class Service All the Way
The high level of service you will experience throughout the duration of your cruise becomes apparent from the moment you step of the plane or train in Aswan, where one of our tour managers will be standing by to meet you and to assist you in any way they can. Your transfer to Aswan Port will take place in a modern air-conditioned vehicle, and in almost no time at all, you will be boarding your new luxury home on the Nile.
Enjoy delicious meals in a beautiful setting, enjoy luxuriously comfortable accommodation, along with all the amenities you would expect to find in a luxury hotel, and visit ancients sites in comfort and style, and always in the company of a highly experience, and very friendly Egyptologist guide.
Exploring the Ancient Wonders from Aswan to Luxor
All our Nile cruises from Aswan to Luxor begin with some sightseeing in Aswan. This typically includes a visit to Aswan High Dam and a visit to Philae Temple, although itineraries can differ from one cruise package to the next. Philae Temple is one of Egypt’s most famous ancient sites, and one which has a fascinating history, not least because it was very nearly lost forever when the water level of Lake Nasser started rising following the construction of the Aswan High Dam. Thanks to a huge international effort, the entire temple was relocated to higher ground, and today it is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Depending on which cruise package you choose, your cruise ship may leave Aswan the next morning, or it may remain in Aswan a second night. For example, if you book our 8-Day Aswan to Luxor cruise on board the luxurious Oberoi Zahra cruise ship, you will spend two nights on board in Aswan, visiting Philae Temple again on your second night in order to enjoy a spectacular sound and light show.
After your ship leaves Aswan, it will head to Kom Ombo, Edfu, Esna, and finally on to Luxor. All our Aswan to Luxor Nile River cruises include sightseeing excursions at all of these places, other than in Esna, although some of the longer cruise packages do include an overnight stay on the water in Esna. How long you spend in these places depends entirely on what cruise package you choose. For example, a 4-Day Aswan to Luxor cruise might only include a brief sightseeing stop at Kom Ombo and Edfu before continuing on to Esna, whereas an 8-Day cruise might involve an overnight stop at all the places you visit.
Regardless of which cruise package you choose, you will however get to visit the amazing Temple of Kom Ombo. This is essentially a twin temple complex that was built to honor two different Gods. Some cruise packages will also include a trip on board a traditional falucca boat. However, excursions such as this are generally only included in our longer and somewhat more costly cruise packages.
All our Nile cruises from Aswan to Luxor also include a visit to Edfu Temple. It is believed that this remarkable temple took more than 25 years to build. It is also Egypt’s best-preserved ancient temple, thanks to the fact that it remained buried under the sand for more than 2000 years.
After your stop at Edfu, your next sightseeing opportunities typically begin when you arrive in Luxor. With short 4-Day cruises, you will usually visit Luxor’s most famous historical sites, such as Luxor Temple, Karnak Temple, Valley of the Kings, and the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, and then your cruise officially ends. With our longer cruise packages, you can usually expect to spend an additional night on board the cruise ship in Luxor, as well as a night in Quina.
Choosing the Perfect Aswan to Luxor Nile Cruise
All of our Nile cruises from Aswan to Luxor are special, and all carry the promise of an unforgettable experience, but different people have different tastes and requirement, so it is important to choose the right cruise package if you want to have the ultimate experience.
Some Nile Cruises from Aswan to Luxor include onboard entertainment which others don’t. For example, some cruises include cocktail reception parties; Egyptian Belly Dance shows, and even lively onboard discos. Others, such as those on board the Oberoi Zahra or the Oberoi Philae focus more on relaxation than they do on lively entertainment.
It is also worth noting that not all cruise ships are suitable for disable passengers or passengers with special needs. Although it is not the only wheelchair friendly ship operating between Aswan and Luxor, the MS Amarco is perhaps the most wheelchair-friendly one of them all.
All the cruise ships featured in our Aswan to Luxor cruise packages have no shortage of world-class amenities, from large open-air swimming pools, to well-equipped gyms; fully stocked bars, and etc. If you have any queries regarding our various cruises, or the cruise ships featured in them, simply contact us and one of our professional tour managers will be ready to answer any questions you may have, and to assist you in any way they can. Our primary goal is to offer Nile cruises from Aswan to Luxor that not only meet your own expectations, but exceed them.