Steigenberger Omar El Khayam Lake Cruise

This memorable 4-5 day tour offers luxury cruising on Lake Nasser between Aswan and Abu Simbel while exploring ancient Egyptian and Nubian sites and landscapes. Guests will be pampered onboard the exquisite 5-star MS Steigenberger Omar El Khayam cruise ship and visit renowned temples such as Abu Simbel and lesser known treasures like Amada and Tomb of Pennut guided by expert Egyptologists. The experience blends history, culture and comfort into an enjoyable voyage through southern Egypt.

Availability

Daily

Pickup

Cairo Airport / Any Hotel in Cairo

Steigenberger Omar El Khayam Lake Cruise Itinerary

Day 1: Embarkation - Visit Abu Simbel Upon arrival in Abu Simbel, a representative from Travel Joy Egypt will collect you from your hotel or the airport and transfer you to the luxurious 5-star Steigenberger Omar El Khayam Lake Cruise for check-in at 1 PM. Lunch will be served onboard. Next, you will tour the impressive Abu Simbel Temple complex, located on the west bank of the Nile between the first and second cataracts. Built in the 13th century BC under Pharaoh Rameses II, the structures were carved out of stone and later moved in 1968 when the Aswan High Dam was constructed. After the fascinating tour, spend the afternoon relaxing onboard over tea before dinner. In the evening, an unforgettable Sound and Light show at Abu Simbel Temple will transport you back in time, using music and multimedia projections to vividly depict how the site appeared in ancient days. Spend the night onboard as the cruise continues. Meals included: Lunch Dinner Optional attendance at the enlightening Sound and Light show.

On the first morning, breakfast will be provided onboard as the cruise sets sail towards Kasr Ibrim. Visitors can take in views of Kasr Ibrim Citadel from the sundeck, once a formidable city along the Nile now appearing as an island. Lunch is served before disembarking with a guide to explore important temples. The Temple of Amada will be the first stop, erected under Thutmose III then expanded by his successors. Next, the Temple of Derr displays Rameses II's skilled rock cut design, one of Egypt's most powerful pharaohs. Finally, the rare rock cut tomb of Viceroy Pennut is seen, also relocated like nearby structures due to the Aswan Dam. Returning to the cruise, guests can unwind at a cocktail reception ahead of a captivating Nubian show, followed by dinner and overnight accommodations. Meals included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

The following morning, breakfast is available onboard as guests embark on a visit to the remarkable Wadi El Seboua archaeological site. Home to relocated monuments, it offers insight into the "New Kingdom" period plus Temples of Dakka and Maharraqua. Many start the exploration along the "Valley of Lions", a sphinx-lined path leading to the Temple of Amenhotep III honouring the Nubian god Horus. Built during his reign, the rock cut structure retains its brick pylon, courtyards and painted halls. After lunch on the cruise, there is a sail towards Aswan where dinner and overnight accommodation are provided, ending the educational day of historical discoveries. Meals included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

On the final morning, breakfast will be provided onboard before travelling with an Egyptologist guide. The first highlight is Temple of Kalabsha, situated near the High Dam and often the initial stop on Lake Nasser voyages. Originally located farther south, it was relocated here after dam construction. Built under the Ptolemies yet finished during Augustus' reign, the temple blends Egyptian, Roman and Nubian artistic styles depicting various rulers paying homage to Mandulis. Afterwards, guests will disembark and check out, then a Travel Joy Egypt representative will transfer everyone back to their selected hotel in Aswan, concluding the enlightening Lake Nasser cruise itinerary. Meals included: Breakfast

Day 1: Arrival at Aswan - Aswan Visits & Embark on the Cruise Upon arrival in Aswan, a representative from Travel Joy Egypt will receive you and transfer you to your Nile cruise for check-in and embarkation. You will enjoy lunch aboard the cruise. An Egyptologist guide will then accompany you to discover Aswan's renowned sites, including the High Dam built by President Nasser in 1960 to regulate the Nile river. Next, a short motorboat ride will take you to Agilika Island to explore the Temple of Philae, a Greco-Roman structure dedicated to goddess Isis. You will also visit the quarry holding an immense unfinished obelisk crafted from red granite under Pharaoh Hatshepsut's reign. Dinner will be served aboard the cruise as you relax and overnight in Aswan. Meals Included: Lunch Dinner

Breakfast will be served aboard your Nile cruise. Today, your Egyptologist guide will first explore the Temple of Kalabsha located near the High Dam. Originally situated farther south, the temple was relocated here after the dam’s construction. Built under Ptolemaic and Roman rule, it features a fusion of Egyptian and Roman motifs depicting various emperors and deities. Dedicated to Mandulis, the Nubian god, it provides insight into regional cultures. Next, a visit to Beit El Wali is arranged. Salved from Lake Nasser, the rescued temple was constructed symmetrically around a central sanctuary with columns. Mostly hewn from the rock face, it was accessed through the façade’s central entrance. After refreshing onboard, lunch will be enjoyed as the cruise continues north through the Tropic of Cancer en route to Wadi El Sebou. Dinner and overnight accommodations remain available on the comfortable vessel. Meals Included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

You will start your day with breakfast aboard the cruise. Next, a visit is arranged to Wadi El Sebou, or "Valley of the Lions". Named after the avenue of sphinxes leading to its temple built for Ramesses II, the site lay forgotten until its relocation in the 1960s due to rising waters. After exploring the area, lunch will be enjoyed back onboard as the boat sails north. This afternoon's exploration is the Temple of Amada. Considered the oldest monument along Lake Nasser, the temple dates to the 18th Dynasty before both Ramesses II and Abu Simbel. However, as was customary, marks were later added within by both Ramesses and his son Merenptah. After learning about its antiquity, you will return to the cruise for dinner and continued accommodations for the night. Meals Included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

You will enjoy an early morning sail past Kasr Ibrim to view its citadel perched high above the former Nile shoreline. Once a formidable riverside city, it now appears as an island due to the Aswan Dam construction. This afternoon, a visit is arranged to Abu Simbel's iconic temples. Built by Ramesses II between two cataracts, the elaborate structures were repositioned higher in the 1960s when their original site flooded. After exploring the interiors adorned with towering statues, you have the option to attend the illuminating sound and light show this evening. Conveying visitors through melodies back to pharaonic times, its projections bring the temples' former appearance to life. The show enhances the memorable experience of witnessing Abu Simbel's engineering marvel firsthand. Meals Included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner Optional: Sound and Light Show at Abu Simbel

You will enjoy a final breakfast aboard the cruise before disembarking and checking out. A Travel Joy Egypt representative will then transfer you to the airport for your return flight to Cairo, marking the end of your Lake Nasser cruise and journey through Aswan. Meals Included: Breakfast

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Meet and assist service upon arrival & departure
  • Assistance of our personal during your stay and excursions
  • All transfers by a modern air-conditioned deluxe vehicle
  • Accommodation on board 5 star cruise on full board basis
  • All Nile Cruise excursions as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees to all sights between Aswan and Abu Simbel
  • Egyptologist guide during your excursions
  • All service charges and taxes

NOT INCLUDED

  • Any Extra meals and beverages.
  • All personal expenses like laundry etc.
  • Tipping to Guide, Driver, etc.
  • Any Optional tours may require.

Highlights

PRICE LIST

  • Single $2550
  • 2 Persons $1850 Each
  • 3 Persons $1600 Each
  • 4 Persons $1400 Each
  • 5 Persons $1150 Each
  • 6 Persons $1100 Each
  • MORE THAN 6 PERSONS $1050 Each

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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.

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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.

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Steigenberger Omar El Khayam Lake Cruise Facilities

Accommodation

  • Large Panoramic Window which opens into a balcony
  • All cabins are fully air conditioned with individual control
  • Private bath with bath tub, hair dryer
  • Colored TV within house music and video channels
  • Dedicated movie channel
  • Mini Bar
  • International telephone in Cabins
  • Safety Box
  • Luggage Rack
  • Doctor available 24 hours around the clock
  • Internet access
  • Swimming Pool
  • Laundry service & housekeeping
  • All major credit cards accepted

Other Facilities

  • WiFi
  • Pool
  • Air condition
  • Private bath with Shower
  • TV
  • Mini Bar
  • Doctor available 24 hours
  • Gift Shop
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