Nile cruises from Luxor to Aswan provide visitors to Egypt with an unrivalled means of visiting and exploring many of Egypt’s most cherished ancient relics located along the shores of the Nile between Luxor and Aswan. Visit timeless tombs built for pharaohs and kings, and stroll through unforgettable temples built for the gods.
With Nile cruises to suit all tastes and budgets, and with cruises departing from Luxor almost daily, you are bound to find the ultimate cruise to suit your needs. Live a life of luxury on the water, and a life of discovery on land. Book your Luxor to Aswan Nile cruise with us, and get ready for an experience you will never forget.
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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Amazing Nile Cruises from Luxor to Aswan
Nile cruises from Luxor to Aswan are designed to let visitors discover and explore many of the ancient wonders which are located along the banks of the majestic Nile River between these two charming historical cities. Whether you are in search of a short cruise on the Nile lasting only a few days, or whether you want an adventure lasting a week or more, you can be sure it will be the experience of a lifetime.
More Affordable than You Have Ever Imagined
Nile cruises from Luxor to Aswan don’t have to cost you hundreds or thousands of dollars either. To the contrary, you can enjoy a luxury cruise on board a modern 5-Star cruise liner even if you are on a tight budget. With Luxor to Aswan cruises starting at just over $300 per person, anyone can enjoy the ancient wonders of the Nile River Valley in luxury and style. For those who want even great comfort, and even more grandeur, Nile River cruise liners like the magnificent Oberoi Zahrah and the equally as magnificent Oberoi Philae are guaranteed to offer an experience like no other; a cruise through the ancient world where absolute comfort; absolute luxury; word-class cuisine, and world-class amenities are the order of the day.
5-Star Service from Beginning to End
When you book Nile cruises from Luxor to Aswan through us, you can expect 5-Star service every step of the way. When you arrive in Luxor, you can enjoy complete peace of mind, knowing that one of our friendly, and extremely dedicated tour representatives, will be right there to meet you, either at the airport, or at Luxor’s railway station.
You will then be taken directly to your awaiting cruise liner for embarkation, and the beginning of a journey you will never forget. All transfers take place in modern air-conditioned vehicles and an experience English-speaking Egyptologist tour guide accompanies you during all onshore excursions. Not only are these guides extremely knowledgeable, but they are very friendly, and always happy to answer any questions you may have.
Visiting Ancient Egypt’s Historical Wonders
All our Nile cruises from Luxor to Aswan begin with some unforgettable sightseeing in Luxor. Here you will get to visit some of the most famous ancient sites located on Luxor’s East Bank and West Bank. While tour itineraries can and do vary between one cruise package and the next, most will include a visit to Karnak Temple and Luxor Temple on the East Bank, and a visit to Valley of the Kings and the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut on the West Bank.
Valley of the Kings and the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, in particular, are considered by many to be among Egypt’s most prized historical sites. Valley of the Kings is a sprawling necropolis where more than 70 royal tombs have been discovered, with the tomb of King Ramses the 6th and the tomb King Tutankhamen being the most famous of them all. Queen Hatshepsut’s temple on the other hand, is a vast and magnificent structure that was carved out of a rock face. It is remarkably well-preserved, and it is probably one of the most memorable sites you will visit during your Nile River cruise vacation.
After the sites in Luxor have been visited, your cruise ship will more often than not start sailing towards Edfu via Esna, although some of the longer cruise packages include a sightseeing visit and an overnight stop in Quina, before they head towards Edfu. Depending on which package you choose, you may have an overnight stop in Esna, or else you will simply pass through the Esna lock and continue on to Edfu.
Most good quality Nile cruises from Luxor to Aswan will include an onshore excursion while in Edfu, during which time you will visit the best-preserved temple of the Ancient World. Commonly referred to as the Temple of Edfu, it was built to honor Horus the falcon God, and it is believed to have taken roughly 25 years to complete. Its exceptional preservation is largely due to the fact that it lay buried beneath the sand for more than 2000 years.
After Edfu, most of the cruise ships that feature in our Luxor to Aswan cruises will then sail on to Kom Ombo for some more sightseeing. Depending on which Nile cruise you choose, you may only spend a few hours in Kom Ombo before heading on to Aswan, or you may spend the night at Kom Ombo, and then depart for Aswan in the morning.
Before you cruise officially comes to an end in Aswan, you will typically be taken to visit some of the area’s most prominent sites such as the Aswan High Dam and the spectacular Philae Temple which was moved in its entirety in order to rescue it from the rising waters of Lake Nasser.
World-Class Cruise Ships with World-Class Amenities
All of our Nile cruises from Luxor to Aswan take place on modern, world-class cruise ships, all of which have world-class amenities; amenities that one would expected to find at any luxury hotel. However, each of the cruise ships that feature in our Luxor to Aswan cruises is unique in their own sort of way. Some are more luxurious than others; some are wheelchair-friendly, and some are not. These are all things which need to be taken into consideration when you book one of our Nile cruises from Luxor to Aswan. However, no matter which one of our cruise packages you book, you can rest assured knowing that you will be in the lap of luxury, from the time you board in Luxor, to the time you disembark in Aswan.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding any aspect of our Nile cruises from Luxor to Aswan, simply get in touch with us and one of our dedicated tour managers will be more than happy to answer your question, and to provide you with all the information you require.