Can I book a nile cruise from Cairo to Luxor and Aswan?

Can I book a Nile cruise from Cairo to Luxor and Aswan? How long does it takes to sail from Cairo to Luxor and Aswan? What will I see and visit? Can I do Abu Simbel too?
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Can I book a Nile cruise from Cairo to Luxor and Aswan?

Traveling by Nile Cruise from Cairo to Luxor and Aswan is the most elegant way to travel around Egypt. It takes 7 nights of sailing to reach Luxor and 11 nights to Aswan from Cairo. This 11-Nights Nile River trip harkens back to the early days of Egypt tourism when European travelers first toured the nation by boat (including sightseeing days in both Cairo and Luxor while onboard). Use the train if you don’t have a lot of time in Egypt and limit your cruise vacation to two days.

There are very few Nile riverboats now do this trip from Cairo. Sailing onboard a Nile Cruise from Cairo to Luxor and Aswan starts from Maadi in Cairo. After you finish 2 days touring around Cairo city and the Pyramids, you board your Nile Cruise. The first stop is at Bani Suef and The El Mynia to see the city of King Akhinaton “Tal El Amarna”. Later you sail to Assyout city where you see the beauty of the Nile Valley.

Visit the Temple of Abydos

Your Nile Cruise arrives to Sohag to give you a fantastic opportunity to visit the Temple of God Osiris, The God of The After-life. This temple has amazing colorful scene still remains on the walls.

Visit The Temple of Dandara

Arriving later to Qena city to see the unique house and temple of Goddess Hathor, the Cow Goddess of motherhood.

Arrive in Luxor

After almost 6 nights cruising the Nile, you will arrive in Luxor city. There are many things to see in Luxor, the most famous are the Kings Valle, Karnak, and Hatshepsut Temples. You will spend 2 nights in Luxor then start sailing towards Esna lock to experience crossing river locks. You will also visit Edfu Temple of The Falcon God and Kom Ombo Temple of The Crocodile diety.

Aswan Tour and Visit

After 2 Nights of sailing between Luxor and Aswan, you arrive to Nubia, The Land of Gold in Aswan. This beautiful city has many tours attractions to show like, Philae Temple and High Dam. From Aswan you can spend a day trip to visit Abu Simbel Temple along with The Unfinished Obelisk in your way back to the city.

Other FAQ about cruising the Nile River

Is it safe to travel down the Nile?

It’s safer than you would imagine. You’ll notice high levels of security along the Nile, which is reassuring rather than intrusive. Metal detector gates, similar to those seen at airports, are installed at every attraction, hotel, and cruise ship. Prepare for luggage checks as well; it’s best to pack minimally for day trips.

What should I take on a Nile cruise?

For your Nile River Cruise excursion, you will need a few necessary goods. Here is a list of the most important ones: Sunscreen, you should bring sun protection on a Nile River Cruise to avoid becoming sunburned in Egypt, especially in Upper Egypt. People who are susceptible to getting seasick should bring diarrhea tablets, a sun hat and sunglasses, as well as insect repellent. Camera, power adapter with USD ports, local sim card and tour guide are all included in the package.

How long is a Nile river cruise?

A long Nile cruise from Cairo to Luxor or Cairo to Aswan, relying on your interests, might last 11/13/14/15 days. The Abu Simbel Temples are one of the most important attractions in Aswan. From Luxor to Aswan, the journey takes around two to three days.

What is there to do on a Nile cruise?

First and foremost, you will be treated to one of the Nile River’s most heart-warming natural settings, as well as its animals and the lifestyle of early-morning fisherman. You can observe the oldest and most valuable Egyptian history in Luxor and Aswan while relaxing on the east and west banks of the Nile, enjoying the fresh wind brought by the Nile. The Nile Cruise is known for its shopping and entertainment nights, which are mainly hosted by Nubians.

How much does it cost to go for a Nile cruise?

Four-day Nile cruises start at US$210 for the most economical options. The cost of a 5-day cruise begins at US$310 per person and rises to US$480 for the most luxurious cruises. A three-day, two-night Nile cruise costs less than $200 which is considered to be the quickest cruising experience. Luxurious cruises are more expensive.

Where do Nile cruises depart from?

Luxor and Aswan are the most popular departure points for Nile cruises. River boating is a pleasant and luxury way to visit the ancient sites of Upper Egypt. The most of river cruises depart from Cairo and last between three and seven days (round-trip), with only a handful of few journeys lasting more than a week.

What is the best time of year to do a Nile cruise?

The ideal time to take a Nile River cruise is between October and April, based on Egypt’s climate throughout the year and the fact that Upper Egypt is the hottest part of Egypt, “Luxor & Aswan,” where you may enjoy your Nile River Cruise and the Nile’s grandeur.

How long is the boat ride from Cairo to Luxor?

This 12-day cruise up the Nile River, which passes via Cairo and Luxor, pays homage to the beginnings of Egypt tourism, when European travelers first visited the country by boat. These cruises offer viewing days from the ship’s deck at both Cairo and Luxor.

What are the small luxury boats on the Nile called?

Egyptians keep going by boat across the Nile on a regular basis. When they require a quick voyage down the Nile, they use the felucca, a small boat with a large triangular sail. Some are more extravagant than others in terms of look and space. Those luxuries once are called Dahabiyas, It’s the most luxurious wat to sail the Nile River.

What are the boats on the Nile called?

A felucca is a triangle-shaped boat with a triangle-shaped sail that the Egyptians use up until today. Cabins on Ancient Egyptian ships did not appear until the reign of the New Kingdom. Aswan is the most popular departure point for felucca cruises, although Luxor is also an option. In Zamalek and Downtown, little felucca rides are available for you and your guests to enjoy.

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