5 Days Nile Cruise Luxor to Aswan

Explore remarkable ancient sites along the Nile River on a 5-day cruise from Luxor to Aswan. Marvel at the immense Karnak Temple complex and Valley of the Kings filled with pharaonic tombs. Glide past lush shorelines while discovering additional treasures in Edfu, Kom Ombo and Aswan. An Egyptologist guide unravels the past at each location and fine dining onboard completes this cultural voyage through the very heart of Egyptian civilization.

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Daily

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Cairo Airport / Any Hotel in Cairo

5 Days Nile Cruise Luxor to Aswan Itinerary

Upon arrival at Luxor airport, guests will board their Nile cruise ship, with embarkation beginning before 12pm to start their 5-day Luxor to Aswan cruise. In the afternoon, travelers will discover the East bank of Luxor, including a guided tour of the expansive Karnak Temple Complex, among the largest structures ever built. Construction first began during the Middle Kingdom, with some parts tracing back to the 3rd dynasty. The principal structures are dedicated to the god Amun-Ra, regarded as his earthly abode. Next is a visit to Luxor Temple, built by a 12th dynasty pharaoh and later completed by Ramesses II. Located at the center of ancient Thebes, it shares the dedication to Amun-Ra with Karnak. Following the tours, guests will return to their cruise ship for rest. An evening folkloric show will be presented by staff, followed by dinner onboard as the ship remains docked in Luxor for the night.

A breakfast buffet will be served onboard before today's touring of Luxor's West Bank begins, exploring the Valley of the Kings and its royal tombs. Next is the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir El Bahari, one of Egypt's finest examples of architecture carved directly into the mountainside. The tour concludes at the Colossi of Memnon, belonging to Amenhotep III. Lunch is onboard as the ship sets sail for Edfu. The afternoon is spent at leisure on the ship. Dinner and overnight cruise to Edfu.

Breakfast is served before disembarking for guided tours of the well-preserved Temple of Horus in Edfu, and the dual sanctuary of Sobek and Haroeris at Kom Ombo. Lunch is served onboard during the cruise between the two destinations. After exploring Kom Ombo, guests return to the ship to relax and watch the Nile landscape from the sun deck as dinner is served en route to Aswan for the night.

This morning after breakfast onboard, guests will visit several landmarks in Aswan including the High Dam. Next is a visit to Agilika Island to explore the picturesque Temple of Philae, dedicated to Isis. The final stop is the Unfinished Obelisk, begun from a single stone but never completed. Lunch is served onboard followed by afternoon tea. The remainder of the day is spent at leisure in Aswan. Dinner and overnight onboard.

A breakfast buffet is served before disembarkation after breakfast. An optional full-day tour is available to the iconic temples of Abu Simbel, far south on the border of Sudan. Ramses II's temples were meticulously relocated here in the 1960s after construction of the Aswan High Dam threatened to flood the area. The smaller temple was built for his wife Nefertari and honors the goddess Hathor. For those not selecting the Abu Simbel option, a transfer will be provided to Aswan airport for the return flight to Cairo after breakfast. Meals included on this last cruise day are breakfast only. Guests end their Nile cruise experience having explored Egypt's treasures from Luxor to Aswan.

Travelers on this 5 Days Nile cruise will uncover a wealth of treasures from ancient Egypt's golden age while sailing between Luxor and Aswan. From spellbinding temples and tombs to authentic culture and cuisine, this tour offers an all-encompassing Egyptian experience.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • 4 nights on a 5-star Nile cruise ship
  • All meals including breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Guided tours to major attractions in Luxor, Edfu, Kom Ombo and Aswan
  • Bottled water and service charges
  • All transfers
  • Entrance fees to all sights
  • English speaking guide
  • All taxes

NOT INCLUDED

  • International airfare
  • Entry visa for Egypt
  • Optional tours or attractions not listed in the itinerary
  • Entrance fee for the Tomb of Tutankhamen at Valley of the Kings
  • Personal expenses
  • Tipping

Highlights

PRICE LIST

  • Single $990
  • 2 Persons $900 Each
  • 3 Persons $800 Each
  • 4 Persons $720 Each
  • 5 Persons $650 Each
  • 6 Persons $550 Each
  • MORE THAN 6 PERSONS $525 Each

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Jaqueline C
Jaqueline C
2024-04-28
Verified
La mejor agencia de viajes de Egipto ¡Servicio de 10! Una agencia que te hace pasar un agradable momento en toda tu estancia. Muy responsables, puntuales y ordenados. Excelentes anfitriones. Saben a donde llevarte, qué lugares vale la pena invertir más tiempo y cuales otros no tanto. Te llevan a lugares de comida excelente 🫶🏻 en general una muy buena experiencia
jadergiraldo
jadergiraldo
2024-04-21
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Excellent experience Excellent experience, the agency was very organized and had very good guides, highly recommended to feel safer and learn much of the history of this country.
Carolina B
Carolina B
2024-03-29
Verified
Amazing trip with family Tour wss well coordinated, Omar was very helpful, always responding our messaged on time, always available.. quality wss very godd, our guided and driver were amazing
Catalina M
Catalina M
2024-03-17
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EXCELLENT ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️!!! It's a shame that it can only be given 5 stars, because I would like to give it 20 stars for the excellent service they offered me. I wholeheartedly recommend Travel Joy Egypt, from the first message their kindness and willingness to help me has been their personal trademark. I am a woman and I traveled alone to Cairo for 5 days, and I have never felt so well cared for and safe, this thanks to this tourism company that cared from the first moment to make me feel comfortable, they always knew how to adapt to my needs. Omar is an excellent advisor, very kind, patient, quick to respond and has been a key player in coordinating all the details of my trip. Hesham, my assigned Spanish guide, 10/10, he is an EXCELLENT guide, his level of Spanish is too good, he is very patient too, and he is also very intelligent with everything related to Egyptian culture, he always had an answer to all my questions . The driver of the vehicle was very friendly and spoke English. The car is always clean, with air conditioning and with window protectors for the sun. They always arrived on time and invited me to eat Egyptian snacks, I really appreciated this! I am not a person who repeats the same destination but I am sure that Egypt will be an exception, I want to return with my family and without a doubt we will take the same service with Travel Joy Egypt. Thanks for everything !!! Andrea
Francisco C
Francisco C
2024-02-26
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A dream come true It was a dream stay, we visited Cairo, Aswan, Luxor and Hurghada. We had a great time, the guides 10 out of 10. The guys are very attentive, responsible, cordial and very punctual. I recommend this trip with them. Chilean friends, they have very good Guides in Spanish…
Culture609367
Culture609367
2024-02-24
Verified
Perfect trip Our entire stay in Egypt was amazing thanks to Travel Joy. They made sure my mom and I had the best 12 days touring Cairo, Aswan, Luxor and Hurghada. Kero and Emily were always making sure that everything went well and that the trip coordination was excellent! They also helped us with all the reservations and with every favor we asked for during our stay. We couldn't be happier to have had Mito and Mohamed as our guides. They speak excellent Spanish and answered all of our questions about the temples. We will definitely return to Egypt and choose Travel Joy as our host again. We leave very happy and feeling as if we had been with friends these days.
Marizul
Marizul
2024-02-22
Verified
Cairo in 2 days Amazing service since the first message. Omar is a great guy who will be available to answer any questions any time. Our guide Mito with a perfect Spanish was the perfect guide for our trip. He care about us, specifically my son. We still have one more day but I can absolutely recommend this service.
Boris B
Boris B
2024-02-22
Verified
Memorable multi-city tour of Egypt Our group of 13 had a memorable multi-city tour of Egypt thanks to Travel Joy and guide Mostafa. Over 6 months of planning ensured smooth sailing from start to finish. Comfortable transit aboard a spacious Toyota Coaster added enjoyment between destinations. We were delighted by most aspects of the 3-night deluxe Nile cruise from Aswan to Luxor, taking in iconic sights along the river. A road trip to Abu Simbel and Alexandria broadened cultural horizons outside Cairo as well. Our dedicated guide Mostafa and his cheerful team, including Omar and Kiro, anticipated every need with excellent hospitality. Relying on their local expertise enhanced appreciation for Egypt's rich history. While optional excursions hold value exploring off-itinerary, do thorough research beforehand. Knowing typical pricing prevents potential mismatches in expectations. When time permits, leisurely browsing artisan workshops and perfumeries can also prove rewarding after confirmed interest and minor negotiation. Overall, Travel Joy Egypt delivered wonderful memories through meticulous coordination. I'm grateful for their passion in sharing this magnificent land and cultures with visitors from around the world.
Raúl M
Raúl M
2024-01-11
Verified
The best experience Excellent service, excellent staff, very trained, 100% recommended. Everything was carried out as planned, on time and without setbacks.
Gandi Raúl M
Gandi Raúl M
2024-01-11
Verified
The best experience The entire service was excellent, we felt very well taken care of, very punctual and above all very attentive, the guides and transportation were top quality. We are very happy and they certainly come highly recommended.

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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

Jaqueline C
Jaqueline C
2024-04-28
Verified
La mejor agencia de viajes de Egipto ¡Servicio de 10! Una agencia que te hace pasar un agradable momento en toda tu estancia. Muy responsables, puntuales y ordenados. Excelentes anfitriones. Saben a donde llevarte, qué lugares vale la pena invertir más tiempo y cuales otros no tanto. Te llevan a lugares de comida excelente 🫶🏻 en general una muy buena experiencia
jadergiraldo
jadergiraldo
2024-04-21
Verified
Excellent experience Excellent experience, the agency was very organized and had very good guides, highly recommended to feel safer and learn much of the history of this country.
Carolina B
Carolina B
2024-03-29
Verified
Amazing trip with family Tour wss well coordinated, Omar was very helpful, always responding our messaged on time, always available.. quality wss very godd, our guided and driver were amazing
Catalina M
Catalina M
2024-03-17
Verified
EXCELLENT ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️!!! It's a shame that it can only be given 5 stars, because I would like to give it 20 stars for the excellent service they offered me. I wholeheartedly recommend Travel Joy Egypt, from the first message their kindness and willingness to help me has been their personal trademark. I am a woman and I traveled alone to Cairo for 5 days, and I have never felt so well cared for and safe, this thanks to this tourism company that cared from the first moment to make me feel comfortable, they always knew how to adapt to my needs. Omar is an excellent advisor, very kind, patient, quick to respond and has been a key player in coordinating all the details of my trip. Hesham, my assigned Spanish guide, 10/10, he is an EXCELLENT guide, his level of Spanish is too good, he is very patient too, and he is also very intelligent with everything related to Egyptian culture, he always had an answer to all my questions . The driver of the vehicle was very friendly and spoke English. The car is always clean, with air conditioning and with window protectors for the sun. They always arrived on time and invited me to eat Egyptian snacks, I really appreciated this! I am not a person who repeats the same destination but I am sure that Egypt will be an exception, I want to return with my family and without a doubt we will take the same service with Travel Joy Egypt. Thanks for everything !!! Andrea
Francisco C
Francisco C
2024-02-26
Verified
A dream come true It was a dream stay, we visited Cairo, Aswan, Luxor and Hurghada. We had a great time, the guides 10 out of 10. The guys are very attentive, responsible, cordial and very punctual. I recommend this trip with them. Chilean friends, they have very good Guides in Spanish…
Culture609367
Culture609367
2024-02-24
Verified
Perfect trip Our entire stay in Egypt was amazing thanks to Travel Joy. They made sure my mom and I had the best 12 days touring Cairo, Aswan, Luxor and Hurghada. Kero and Emily were always making sure that everything went well and that the trip coordination was excellent! They also helped us with all the reservations and with every favor we asked for during our stay. We couldn't be happier to have had Mito and Mohamed as our guides. They speak excellent Spanish and answered all of our questions about the temples. We will definitely return to Egypt and choose Travel Joy as our host again. We leave very happy and feeling as if we had been with friends these days.
Marizul
Marizul
2024-02-22
Verified
Cairo in 2 days Amazing service since the first message. Omar is a great guy who will be available to answer any questions any time. Our guide Mito with a perfect Spanish was the perfect guide for our trip. He care about us, specifically my son. We still have one more day but I can absolutely recommend this service.
Boris B
Boris B
2024-02-22
Verified
Memorable multi-city tour of Egypt Our group of 13 had a memorable multi-city tour of Egypt thanks to Travel Joy and guide Mostafa. Over 6 months of planning ensured smooth sailing from start to finish. Comfortable transit aboard a spacious Toyota Coaster added enjoyment between destinations. We were delighted by most aspects of the 3-night deluxe Nile cruise from Aswan to Luxor, taking in iconic sights along the river. A road trip to Abu Simbel and Alexandria broadened cultural horizons outside Cairo as well. Our dedicated guide Mostafa and his cheerful team, including Omar and Kiro, anticipated every need with excellent hospitality. Relying on their local expertise enhanced appreciation for Egypt's rich history. While optional excursions hold value exploring off-itinerary, do thorough research beforehand. Knowing typical pricing prevents potential mismatches in expectations. When time permits, leisurely browsing artisan workshops and perfumeries can also prove rewarding after confirmed interest and minor negotiation. Overall, Travel Joy Egypt delivered wonderful memories through meticulous coordination. I'm grateful for their passion in sharing this magnificent land and cultures with visitors from around the world.
Raúl M
Raúl M
2024-01-11
Verified
The best experience Excellent service, excellent staff, very trained, 100% recommended. Everything was carried out as planned, on time and without setbacks.
Gandi Raúl M
Gandi Raúl M
2024-01-11
Verified
The best experience The entire service was excellent, we felt very well taken care of, very punctual and above all very attentive, the guides and transportation were top quality. We are very happy and they certainly come highly recommended.

More About

5 Days Nile Cruise Luxor to Aswan

Welcome to Luxor

Discover the wonders of East Luxor including the immense Karnak Temple complex and the Luxor Temple on this first day. Karnak, constructed over 1500 years, featured a grand avenue of ram-headed sphinxes and colossal statues. Visit the sanctuary of Amun-Ra and neighboring small temples. Luxor Temple, constructed primarily by Ramesses II, has astonishing carved reliefs and the remaining part of the Avenue of the Sphinxes that once joined it with Karnak.

Thebes West Bank Safari

Exploring the West Bank of Luxor today includes the exquisite Queen Hatshepsut Temple at El Deir and the Valley of the Kings. At Deir El Bahari, view Hatshepsut’s dramatic terraced structure with its sanctuary and statuary dedicated to her patron god Amun. The Valley of the Kings holds over 60 magnificent royal tombs including that of Tutankhamun. Admire their vivid painted walls depicting the ancient Egyptian afterlife. Conclude at the Colossi of Memnon, two gigantic seated statues of Amenhotep III.

Temples of Edfu and Kom Ombo

After breakfast onboard, visit the rare Greco-Roman temple of Horus at Edfu, one of Egypt’s most completely preserved temples renowned for its sculpted entrance pylon and grand hypostyle hall. Continue sailing to Kom Ombo where two distinct temples were built side-by-side, one dedicated to Sobek the crocodile god and Haroeris the falcon god. Explore its well-preserved painted columns and twin sanctuaries before returning to the vessel.

Splendors of Aswan

In Aswan, visit the Aswan High Dam and Agilika Island to see the spectacular slender columns and carvings of the Temple of Philae dedicated to Isis. View an unfinished obelisk demonstrating the ancient stone-cutting techniques used to fashion these imposing monuments. Marvel at the immense stone carvings that adorned the magnificent temples and palaces of ancient Egypt. Bid farewell to your Nile voyage as your trip concludes.

Optional Abu Simbel Day Trip

For those wishing to extend their Egyptian adventure, an optional day trip to Abu Simbel can be arranged. This early morning excursion allows visitors to witness firsthand the engineering marvel that saved two massive rock-cut temples from inundation during construction of the Aswan High Dam. The towering facades of Ramses II and Nefertari are decorated with colossal seated figures and walls with finely sculpted hieroglyphics and relief carvings, transporting visitors back to ancient Egypt’s New Kingdom era of imperial power and grandeur. The optional trip to Abu Simbel provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to behold these architectural wonders. An afternoon return to Aswan marks the end of this unforgettable Egyptian voyage.

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