Nile Cruise Cairo to Luxor Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival in Cairo and Darakum Nile Cruise Embarkation
Welcome to Cairo, the gateway to ancient wonders and timeless beauty. Upon your arrival, our team will greet you and assist with your transfer to the luxurious Darakum Nile Cruise. Embark on this remarkable journey along the Nile, where unforgettable experiences await.
Day 2: Giza Pyramids, Egyptian Museum Tour & Onboard Entertainment
Prepare to be awe-struck as you embark on a captivating tour of the iconic Giza Pyramids. Marvel at the magnificent pyramids of Cheops, Chephren, and Mykerinos, testaments to the ancient Egyptian civilization's architectural prowess. Explore the enigmatic Sphinx and unravel the mysteries surrounding this enigmatic monument.
Continue your adventure with a visit to the world-renowned Egyptian Museum, home to a vast collection of ancient artifacts and treasures, including the mesmerizing treasures of Tutankhamun. Immerse yourself in the rich history and cultural heritage of Egypt as you wander through the museum's halls.
In the evening, indulge in onboard entertainment, where you can revel in the vibrant ambiance, enjoy traditional music and dance performances, and savor delicious culinary delights.
Day 3: Leisure Cruise to Beni Suef
Relax and unwind as you embark on a leisurely cruise to Beni Suef. Take in the picturesque landscapes along the Nile, soak up the soothing atmosphere, and bask in the tranquility of the surroundings. This is your time to rejuvenate and immerse yourself in the serenity of the river.
Day 4: Maydom & Dahshour Pyramids Full Day Sightseeing Tour
Embark on a full-day sightseeing tour to Maydom and Dahshour, where you'll encounter lesser-known yet equally mesmerizing pyramids. Explore the Maydom Pyramid, known for its distinctive architectural design, and discover the hidden gems of Dahshour, including the Bent Pyramid and the Red Pyramid. Delve into the secrets of these ancient structures and marvel at their historical significance.
Day 5: Leisure Cruise to El Minya
Continue your leisurely cruise along the Nile as you make your way to El Minya. Relax on the sundeck, enjoy panoramic views of the passing scenery, and let the gentle rhythm of the river soothe your soul. Take this opportunity to immerse yourself in the beauty of the Nile and create lasting memories.
Day 6: Tuna El Gebel & Ashmunein Sightseeing Tour Near Al Menya
Embark on a fascinating sightseeing tour near Al Menya, where you'll explore the historic sites of Tuna El Gebel and Ashmunein. Uncover the mysteries of Tuna El Gebel, known for its ancient catacombs and unique architectural features. Visit the Temple of Thoth and explore the ruins of Ashmunein, where ancient relics and artifacts tell stories of a bygone era.
Day 7: Visit to Tel El Amarna and Continue Cruising to Asyut
Embark on a captivating visit to Tel El Amarna, an ancient city dedicated to the sun god Aten. Marvel at the ruins of this once-glorious city and witness the remnants of the ancient royal palaces. Delve into the rich history and cultural significance of Tel El Amarna as you explore its archaeological wonders.
As the day unfolds, we continue our leisurely cruise towards Asyut. Relax on the deck and immerse yourself in the stunning landscapes of the Nile River. Observe the serene countryside, dotted with charming villages and lush greenery, as you sail towards your next destination.
Day 8: Sohag Exploration and Cultural Immersion
Today, we arrive in Sohag, a city steeped in history and culture. Embark on a fascinating exploration of this captivating destination, known for its ancient heritage and religious significance. Visit the prestigious Sohag National Museum, home to a remarkable collection of artifacts that offer insights into the region's rich past.
Immerse yourself in the local culture as you stroll through the bustling streets of Sohag. Engage with friendly locals, discover traditional crafts, and savor the authentic flavors of Egyptian cuisine. This immersive experience allows you to connect with the heart and soul of Sohag, creating cherished memories along the way.
Day 9: Temple of Abydos and Cruise to Qena
Prepare for an extraordinary day as we journey to the legendary Temple of Abydos, dedicated to the god Osiris. Step back in time as you explore this majestic temple adorned with intricate carvings and remarkable artwork. Uncover the mythological tales and religious beliefs intertwined within its walls.
Afterward, we resume our cruise towards Qena, a city that boasts a rich historical legacy. Admire the breathtaking scenery as we sail along the Nile, offering you a chance to relax and absorb the beauty of your surroundings. Enjoy the onboard amenities, indulge in delicious cuisine, and take in the serenity of the river.
Day 10: Dendera Temple Excursion and Cruise to Luxor
Embark on a mesmerizing excursion to the impressive Dendera Temple, dedicated to the goddess Hathor. Marvel at the well-preserved reliefs and vibrant colors that adorn this ancient temple. Explore its grand hypostyle hall, sanctuaries, and sacred chapels, each showcasing the architectural brilliance of ancient Egypt.
As the day progresses, we continue our cruise to Luxor, the jewel of the Nile. Sail past breathtaking landscapes and picturesque villages, creating unforgettable memories along the way. Delight in the comforts of the cruise ship, relish in delectable meals, and anticipate the wonders awaiting you in Luxor.
Day 11: Luxor West Bank Exploration
Today, prepare to delve deeper into the fascinating history of Luxor as we embark on an unforgettable exploration of the West Bank. Our first stop is the renowned Valley of the Kings, a burial ground for pharaohs from the New Kingdom period. Marvel at the intricate tombs adorned with colorful wall paintings, hieroglyphics, and ancient artifacts.
Next, we visit the majestic Temple of Hatshepsut, dedicated to one of Egypt's most powerful female pharaohs. Admire the temple's impressive architecture, with its terraces, colonnades, and stunning reliefs depicting the life and accomplishments of Queen Hatshepsut.
Our journey continues to the Colossi of Memnon, two colossal statues representing Pharaoh Amenhotep III. Stand in awe of these imposing statues and capture stunning photos against the backdrop of ancient history.
Day 12: Luxor East Bank and Karnak Temple Complex
Today, we explore the magnificent treasures of Luxor's East Bank, starting with the awe-inspiring Karnak Temple Complex. Enter a world of grandeur and marvel at the colossal columns, imposing statues, and beautifully carved hieroglyphics. Witness the Great Hypostyle Hall, an architectural masterpiece, and imagine the religious ceremonies that once took place within these hallowed grounds.
Next, we visit the enchanting Luxor Temple, dedicated to the rejuvenation of kingship and an impressive testament to ancient Egyptian architecture. Admire the towering statues, colossal obelisks, and intricately carved walls as you immerse yourself in the spiritual ambiance of this sacred site.
As the sun sets, enjoy a leisurely cruise along the Nile, basking in the tranquil beauty of the river and relishing the serene atmosphere.
Day 13: Disembarkation and Departure
Today marks the end of our extraordinary Nile cruise adventure. After breakfast, we disembark from the cruise ship and bid farewell to the enchanting city of Luxor. Our team will transfer you to airport to get the flight back home, where you can reflect on the unforgettable memories and experiences you've gathered along this remarkable journey.
We hope you had an unforgettable experience aboard the Darakum Nile Cruise and that the memories you've made will stay with you for a lifetime.
Ms Darakum Nile Cruise Features:
- Cruise through ancient Egyptian history
- Spacious cabins
- Variety of shops
- Swiss quality service
- 5 star service and facilities
Movenpick Darakum Nile 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
- Gift Shop
- Swimming pool
- Sun Deck with Recreation Area and Bar
- Reading & Playing room
Nile Cruise Cairo to Luxor Inclusions
- 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
- Movenpick Ms Darakum Nile Cruise on full board basis
- 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
Nile Cruise Cairo to Luxor Highlights
Whether you're a cruise enthusiast or looking for a different way to see Egypt, the Cairo to Luxor cruise is a great choice. The Nile cruise Cairo to Luxor offers visitors a chance to see many of the most spectacular sights along the Nile. You can also get a feel for the ancient history of Egypt. You can visit the Pyramids and other Cairo monuments, the Egyptian Museum, and take a tour of Old Cairo.
In Cairo, there are plenty of attractions and stories from ancient Egypt to Roman, Greek, Coptic, and Islamic mixture of cultures and structures. Explore the Giza plateau extended through Sakara, Memphis, and the three large pyramids. Pay a visit to the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, featuring collections of ancient Egypt history, including the Mummies room and Tutankamen golden collection. Old Cairo is a must-visit place, an open-air museum that features mosques, churches, synagogues, and medieval souks.
In Luxor, you will explore the Temples of Luxor, Karnak, and Deir Al Bahary of Queen Hatshepsut. Then, you can go to the Colossi of Memnon, mythical singing statues that have guarded the West Bank for more than 3,500 years. You can also visit the Valley of Kings and many more ancient sites to uncover while stopping in Luxor.
The 5-star Cairo to Luxor boats includes all meals, guided tours of en route sites, and transportation from the airport. While most of the Nile River is a scenic waterway, there are some fun activities to enjoy while you're cruising, from the Galabiya party, usually held in the evening, to Cocktail parties and oriental and western music parties.
The Nile river cruise Cairo to Luxor features include additional activities you can book on or before arrival. In Cairo, you may want to attend the sound and light show in the Giza pyramids, get a night walking tour in Old Cairo, ride a camel or horse in Giza by sunset or sunrise or pay a visit to the Camel market. In Luxor, you may be interested in the hot air balloon over Luxor's west bank, a sailboat trip to the banana island, or attending the sound and light show in Karnak temples.
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Nile Cruise Cairo to Luxor FAQs
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