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13 Days Cairo to Luxor Cruise



Trip itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrival in Cairo and Cruise Embarkation
  • Day 2: Giza Pyramids, Egyptian Museum Tour & Onboard Entertainment
  • Day 3: Leisure Cruise to Beni Suef
  • Day 4: Maydom & Dahshour Pyramids Full Day Sightseeing Tour
  • Day 5: Leisure Cruise to El Minya
  • Day 6: Tuna El Gebel & Ashmunein Sightseeing Tour Near Al Menya
  • Day 7: Visit to Tel El Amarna and Continue Cruising to Asyut
  • Day 8: Leisure Cruise to Sohag
  • Day 9: Tour to Abydos Temple Then Cruise and Overnight at Qena
  • Day 10: Dandarah Temple Sightseeing and Cruise to Luxor
  • Day 11: Visit Valley of Kings, Hatshepsut Temple in Luxor West Bank
  • Day 12: Luxor and Karnak Temples Tour Then Cruise to Edfu
  • Day 13: Disembarkation, and Transfer to Cairo for Final Departure

MS Darakum Cruise Features:

  • Cruise through ancient Egyptian history
  • Spacious cabins
  • Variety of shops
  • Swiss quality service
  • 5 star service and facilities

MS Darakum Cruise Facilities:

  • Private bathroom with bath tub & Hair Dryer
  • Remote control LCD television, music channels, Internal telephone
  • Controlled air condition, safe deposit box
  • Large panoramic windows.
  • Large restaurant seating 142 guests
  • Large and Luxurious Lounge & mini-bar
  • Discotheque
  • Gift Shop
  • Clinic
  • Swimming pool
  • Sun Deck with Recreation Area and Bar
  • Reading & Playing room

Trip includes

  • Meet & assist at airport upon arrival and departure
  • Airport transfers by private A/C vehicles
  • Domestic flight tickets
  • Accommodation in Cairo hotel based on bed & breakfast
  • Accommodation on board MS Darakum Nile Cruise on full board
  • All Nile cruise trips sharing cruise group
  • Entrance fees to all sites as per itinerary
  • English speaking tour guide during trips
  • Service charges and taxes included

Itinerary highlights

  • Sakkara Necropolis

    Sakkara is one of the most extensive archaeological sites in Egypt! It was the cemetery for Memphis, the capital of Ancient Egypt. Yet it is still one of the virgin archaeological sites despite the fact that so much has already been found here! Best known for the Step Pyramid, the oldest known of Egypt's 97 pyramids.

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  • Nile River

    The Nile is a major north flowing river in northeastern Africa, generally regarded as the longest river in the world. In the ancient Egyptian language, the Nile is called "Great River". The Ancient Egyptians called the river Ar or Aur (black) because of the color of the sediment left after the river’s annual flood.

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  • Egyptian Museum

    Egypt is famous for its ancient civilization and some of the world’s most famous monuments. Cairo Museum in Tahrir Square is one of Egypt’s top attractions, known more commonly as the Egyptian Museum of antiquities, houses the largest collection of Ancient Egyptian artifacts in the world.

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  • Dendera Temple

    The temple complex of Dendera is one of the best preserved complexes in Egypt. Located about 2.5 km south-east of Dendera, Egypt.The area was used as the sixth Nome of Upper Egypt, south of Abydos. Ancient Egyptian Iunet or Tantere, known to the Greeks as Tentyris, was the capital of the 6th Nome of Upper Egypt and a town of some importance.

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  • Abydos Temple

    Abydos is one of the most ancient cities of Upper Egypt, also of the eight Upper Nome. Today, Abydos is notable for the memorial temple of Pharoah Seti I, the temple been built during the 19th Dynasty of Ancient Egypt. It contains an inscription known to the modern world as the Abydos King List.

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  • Valley of Kings

    The Valley of the Kings is the major tourist attraction in Luxor. It is a valley in Egypt where for a period of nearly 500 years from the 16th to 11th century BC. In modern times it has become famous for the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun and it is one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world.

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  • Memnon Colossi

    One of the main attractions in Luxor West Bank on the road to the monument area, 2 gigantic statues known as the Colossi of Memnon belong to Pharaoh Amenhotep III. For 3,400 years they have sat in the Theban necropolis.

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  • Edfu Temple

    Edfu is an Egyptian city, located 60 Km to the north of Aswan, today it is an important center for sugar production and pottery. The most important monument in the city is the Temple of Horus, considered to be one of the most beautiful and preserved Temples in Egypt & the second largest after Karnak.

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  • Kom Ombo Temple

    Kom Ombo is located in Upper Egypt on the east bank of the Nile. The origins of Kom Ombo are mysterious, perhaps still buried for future generations to discover. The Temple of Kom Ombo is an unusual double temple built during the Ptolemaic dynasty in the Egyptian town of Kom Ombo.

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  • Luxor West Bank

    Luxor is one of the world’s greatest cities is nothing less than an understatement. The West Bank of Luxor in Egypt is even more of an archaeological paradise than the East Bank. It is much more than what we refer to as the Valley of the Kings, though many have called the whole of the area by that name.

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  • Luxor Temple

    Known in the New Kingdom period as Ipt-Rsyt, means the southern shrine. Amenhotep III built Luxor Temple. Many festivals were celebrated in Thebes (Waset in ancient Egyptian). The Temple of Luxor was the center of the most important one, the festival of Opet. It appears that the temple's purpose was for a suitable setting for the rituals of the festival.

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  • Luxor East Bank

    In ancient times it was known as Waset and later Thebes under the Greeks. Homer is said to have described Luxor as the ‘City of the Hundred Gates’. Travel to Luxor and you will know why it is one of Egypt's great tourist attractions. Luxor is one of the world’s greatest cities is nothing less than an understatement.

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  • Karnak Temple

    It is part of the monumental city of Thebes. Although badly ruined, no site in Egypt is more impressive than Karnak. It is the largest Temple in World ! It contains a group of Temples (Great Temple of Amon Ra, Temple of Khonso, The Ipt Temple, Temple of Ptah, Temple of Montho & the Temple of God Osiris).

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  • Hatshepsut Temple

    Deir el-Bahri Temple Complex It is an incredible expression of the absolute power of a pharaoh, whether woman or man. It includes one of the most beautiful temples in Egypt, perhaps in the world due to its design & decorations. In the 7th century AD, it was named after a Coptic monastery, known as the “Northern monastery”.

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  • Esna Lock

    Esna is a city in Egypt. It is located on the west bank of the River Nile, about 33 miles south of Luxor, The town was formerly part of the modern Qena Governorate. Esna Greek name was Latopolis and here fish (lates) where thought to embody the goddess Neith, who was sacred to the area.

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  • Luxor

    Luxor is one of the most wonderful Egyptian cities. The city that witnessed the flourishing of the New Kingdom of ancient Egypt when it was called Thebes and it served as the capital of Egypt for hundreds of years. Many Egypt travel packages would include a visit to Luxor.

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  • Tell El Amarna

    The Capital of Ikhnaton, 100 km on the east bank of the Nile River north of Asyut city in Upper Egypt. Built 1348 BC by Amenhotep IV (Akhenaton) to be his capital and devoted to god Aton. Horizion of Aton was the name given to the city and the site has the ruins of Aton Great Temple, sanctuary, palace and residence of the royal family made of mud brick painted in a lively naturalistic style.

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  • Beni Hasan

    Egyptian archaeological site carved into limestone tombs at the eastern bank of the river Nile about 20 Km south of the modern city of El Minya, 245 Km south of Cairo. The tombs are the burial site for the military ‎leaders and local rulers of the XII dynasty Middle Kingdom of ancient Egypt between 2055 until 1650 BC. It consists of 39 tombs with daily life scenes.

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  • Al Minya

    Ikhnaton capital 1390 BC and the 'Bride of Upper Egypt', El Minya 245 km south of Cairo at the border between the Upper & Lower parts of Egypt halfway between Cairo and Luxor. The city covers an area of 32,279 sq with 4 million population. Al Minya named after King Khufu meaning the nursing city of Khufu, home to various archeological sites like Beni Hasaan & Tel Amarana.

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  • Al Fayoum

    90 km southwest of Cairo less than 2 hours driving located Al Faiyum Governorate. One of Egypt oldest cities and oases with several historic sites from various eras. Home to multiple activities from bird watching, hiking and fishing. Wadi El Hitan, Maidum Pyramid, Tunis Village, Gabal El Medawara, Wadi El Rayan, Lake Qaroun are the most popular attractions in the city.

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  • Memphis Egypt

    The ancient capital of Egypt, founded 2925 BC south the river Nile delta by king Menes the unifier of ancient Egypt and the founder of the first dynasty. It is part of Saqqara necropolis with remains of God Ptah temple and 2 huge statues of Ramses II still found at the site. The Memphis archaeological area was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1979.

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  • Khan El Khalili

    Khan El-Khalili open air bazaar is 14th century old Arab souk. Built in 1382 by the Emir Djaharks el Khalili in the heart of the Fatimid Islamic Cairo. Filled with exotic unique items from jewelry, spices, souvenirs and perfumes to t-shirts and galabiyyas. The bazaar still operates and allows you to experience an exciting world where treasures can still be found.

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  • Old Cairo

    Misr Al Qadimah or Old Cairo, goes back in history to the 6th century and The name was given to the the ancient southern part of the city the site of those capitals before modern Cairo. known also as Cairo religious comunity as it conatins some of the ancient Islamic mosques, Coptic churches beside the historical Jewish synagouge of Ben Ezra.

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  • Alabaster Mosque

    Situated inside the open court of Cairo Saladin Citadel, designed by the Turkish architect Yousf Boushnaq in 1830 A.D as replica of Sultan Ahmed Mosque in Istanbul. Limestone was the main material for construction but alabaster been used largely in the the lower parts up to 11 meters height.

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  • Giza Pyramids

    Dating back to 2589 BC, Giza Pyramids are the Only remaining ancient world wonders with its 3 pyramids built for kings Cheops, Chephren & Micerinus. Cheops pyramid is the oldest and largest, Chefren built The sphinx, Chephren and Micerinus pyramids are smaller and simpler. The Great Pyramid needed 30 years, about 100 000 workers & 6 millions stone block to be erected.

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  • Cairo Egypt

    Cairo, the capital of Egypt, is the largest city in the country and an important political, cultural, and commercial hub in the Middle East and the Arab World. Cairo has a population of more than 10 million people.

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Booking Terms

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  • All packages are operated privately unless mentioned in itinerary.
  • Package price always excludes personal expenses & optional activities.
  • Package prices are fixed in USD but you can pay with any other currency.
  • Package prices are per person per trip including all items in tour offer
  • Package price is always valid except for Easter & Christmas periods.
  • Package price does NOT include Entry visas to any of served destinations.
  • Package price does Not include fees of any special archaeological sites.
  • Package prices are updated always to give you the best possible price.
  • Prices would NOT be changed once you have tour package confirmed.
  • Children under 2 years old are free of charge in similar tour packages.
  • Children between 5 and 5.99 years would pay 25 % of adult package price.
  • Children between 6 and 11.99 years would pay 50 % of adult package price.
  • Children will be charged in case your tour package includes any airfare.
  • 25 % down payment is required to get your tour package booking confirmed.
  • 50 % down payment is required to confirm Easter & Xmas package bookings.
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Before You Book

  • Egypt is always safe country to visit with notable low crime rates
  • Tourist attractions are well secured and far from any unrest points
  • There is no negative attitude towards foreigners been ever reported
  • No special concern for women traveling alone to Egypt touristy sites
  • Modest dress is recommended in less tourist sites for men & women
  • Valid Passport with 6 month beyond your travel schedule is a must
  • Egypt entry visa costs 25 Usd & available in any of Egypt Embassies
  • Few nationalities can obtain Egypt entry visa upon their arrival
  • Obtaining Sinai Visa only would not permit you to get out of Sinai
  • Egypt has many direct flights with European Union & United States
  • Duty free shops are available in Egypt airports & major tourist cities
  • Egyptians speak & understand English as they study it in school
  • Most monuments & Museums in Egypt open between 8 Am to 5 Pm
  • Shops and stores in Egypt are usually opened from 10 Am to 10 Pm
  • Non Muslims can easily visit all religious historical sites in Egypt
  • Taking pictures for people & streets is fine after people permission
  • Taking pictures for official type or army structures is not permitted
  • Egypt has big hotel variety; Check in by midday & check out 2 pm
  • There in no health concerns or vaccinations required to visit Egypt
  • The Pound is the official currency & money exchange is widely available
  • Credit cards are largely used in Egypt major cities & tourist spots
  • Stay away from the public buses in big cities like Cairo & Alexandria
  • Taxi and limousine service are fine every where but price is negotiable
  • Trains are going to all big cities in Egypt except Sinai & Red Sea
  • Tipping is an appreciated habitual attitude but is Not obligatory

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