Nile Cruise From Cairo to Aswan Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival in Cairo and Embarkation on Movenpick MS Darakum
Welcome to Cairo, the vibrant capital of Egypt! Upon your arrival, our team will be there to greet you and assist with your transfer to the luxurious Movenpick MS Darakum, your floating haven for the upcoming Nile cruise adventure. Settle into your comfortable cabin and get ready to embark on an unforgettable journey along the majestic Nile River.
Day 2: Giza Pyramids, Egyptian Museum Tour & Onboard Entertainment
Start your day with a visit to the iconic Giza Pyramids, where you'll witness the awe-inspiring Great Pyramids of Giza, the enigmatic Sphinx, and the ancient ruins of Memphis. Afterward, delve into the rich history of Egypt at the Egyptian Museum, home to an extensive collection of ancient artifacts, including the treasures of Tutankhamun. In the evening, enjoy delightful onboard entertainment, immersing yourself in the captivating music and dance performances inspired by Egypt's vibrant culture.
Day 3: Leisure Cruise to Beni Suef
Relax and unwind as you cruise leisurely along the picturesque Nile, taking in the breathtaking views of the surrounding landscapes. Marvel at the tranquil beauty of the riverbanks, dotted with lush greenery and traditional villages. Indulge in the onboard amenities, savor delicious cuisine, and take advantage of the leisure facilities available on the Movenpick MS Darakum, ensuring a truly rejuvenating experience.
Day 4: Maydom & Dahshour Pyramids Full Day Sightseeing Tour
Embark on a full-day sightseeing tour to explore the lesser-known but equally fascinating Maydom and Dahshour Pyramids. Marvel at the unique architectural wonders, including the Bent Pyramid and the Red Pyramid, as you uncover the secrets of ancient Egyptian engineering and burial practices. Delve deeper into the ancient history and immerse yourself in the captivating stories behind these remarkable structures.
Day 5: Leisure Cruise to El Minya
Continue your leisurely cruise along the Nile, allowing yourself to be enchanted by the serene beauty of the river and the surrounding landscapes. Take this opportunity to relax on deck, enjoy the onboard amenities, and soak up the sun while immersing yourself in the tranquil atmosphere of the Nile.
Day 6: Tuna El Gebel & Ashmunein Sightseeing Tour Near Al Minya
Today's excursion takes you to the captivating sites of Tuna El Gebel and Ashmunein near Al Minya. Explore the ancient tombs, temples, and sacred areas, gaining insights into the religious and cultural practices of the ancient Egyptians. Witness beautifully preserved artworks and discover the historical significance of these remarkable archaeological sites.
Day 7: Visit to Tel El Amarna and Continue Cruising to Asyut
Embark on a fascinating visit to Tel El Amarna, the city built by Pharaoh Akhenaten, known for its unique artistic and architectural style. Explore the ruins of this ancient capital, marveling at the remnants of temples, palaces, and tombs. Afterward, continue your cruise towards Asyut, enjoying the serene ambiance of the Nile and the ever-changing landscapes.
Day 8: Leisure Cruise to Sohag
Relish the tranquil ambiance as you leisurely cruise along the mesmerizing Nile River towards the enchanting city of Sohag. Take this opportunity to immerse yourself in the serenity of the surroundings, appreciating the picturesque landscapes and the gentle flow of the river. Indulge in the onboard amenities and facilities of the Movenpick MS Darakum, ensuring a truly relaxing and rejuvenating experience.
Day 9: Tour to Abydos Temple, Cruise, and Overnight at Qena
Embark on an extraordinary excursion to the legendary Abydos Temple, dedicated to the ancient Egyptian god Osiris. Explore the beautifully preserved temple complex, adorned with intricate carvings and hieroglyphics, and delve into the mystical mythology and symbolism that surround this sacred site. Afterward, continue your cruise along the Nile, relishing the ever-changing scenery, and overnight in the captivating city of Qena.
Day 10: Dandarah Temple Sightseeing and Cruise to Luxor
Discover the fascinating Dandarah Temple Complex, an architectural marvel dedicated to the goddess Hathor. Marvel at the intricate reliefs and colorful paintings that adorn the walls, depicting ancient Egyptian myths and rituals. Experience the captivating energy of this sacred place as you explore its various chambers and sacred spaces. Afterward, resume your cruise along the Nile, heading towards the majestic city of Luxor.
Day 11: Visit Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple in Luxor West Bank
Unearth the mysteries of the Valley of the Kings, the final resting place of pharaohs and nobles from the New Kingdom period. Explore the elaborately decorated tombs, marvel at the intricate artwork, and gain insights into the ancient Egyptian beliefs surrounding the afterlife. Continue your journey to the impressive Hatshepsut Temple, dedicated to the powerful female pharaoh, and admire its unique architecture nestled against the cliffs. Immerse yourself in the grandeur of ancient Egypt as you explore these iconic historical sites.
Day 12: Luxor and Karnak Temples Tour, Then Cruise to Edfu
Embark on a captivating tour of Luxor and Karnak Temples, where history comes alive. Marvel at the colossal statues, towering columns, and beautifully carved hieroglyphics that adorn these magnificent temples. Allow yourself to be transported back in time as you wander through their sacred halls and courtyards, and soak in the profound spiritual atmosphere. After the tour, continue your cruise towards the captivating city of Edfu, enjoying the serene beauty of the Nile along the way.
Day 13: Edfu & Kom Ombo Temples Sightseeing and Cruise to Aswan
Today, embark on an exploration of the awe-inspiring Edfu Temple, dedicated to the falcon-headed god Horus. Immerse yourself in the rich mythology and history as you uncover the secrets of this well-preserved temple. Continue sailing towards Kom Ombo, where you'll visit the fascinating Kom Ombo Temple, dedicated to both the falcon-headed Horus and the crocodile-headed Sobek. Marvel at the temple's dual design and learn about the ancient rituals and beliefs associated with these deities. Afterward, resume your cruise towards the picturesque city of Aswan, known for its timeless beauty and serene landscapes.
Day 14: Aswan City Tour to High Dam, Philae Temple, Nubian Museum & Nubian Show
Embark on a captivating city tour of Aswan, where ancient wonders and vibrant culture converge. Begin your exploration with a visit to the iconic High Dam, an engineering marvel that has played a crucial role in the development of Egypt. Marvel at its grandeur and learn about its significance in harnessing the power of the Nile. Next, journey to the enchanting Philae Temple, dedicated to the goddess Isis. Explore the temple's intricate architecture and immerse yourself in the captivating mythology surrounding this sacred site.
Continue your Aswan adventure with a visit to the Nubian Museum, a treasure trove of Nubian art, history, and culture. Discover the rich heritage of the Nubian people through a fascinating collection of artifacts, including ancient pottery, jewelry, and sculptures. Gain insights into their traditions, customs, and unique way of life.
In the evening, experience the vibrant Nubian culture firsthand with a captivating Nubian Show. Delight in traditional music, dance performances, and colorful costumes that showcase the rich cultural heritage of the Nubian people. Immerse yourself in the rhythmic beats and joyful melodies that fill the air, creating an unforgettable evening of entertainment.
Day 15: Disembarkation and Final Departure
As your long Nile cruise adventure comes to an end, disembark from the Movenpick MS Darakum and bid farewell to the enchanting landscapes of the Nile. Our team will assist you with your transfer t airport, where you can catch your departing flight or continue your exploration of Egypt. Depart with cherished memories of a remarkable journey along the storied Nile, filled with ancient wonders, cultural discoveries, and unforgettable experiences.
Darakum Nile Cruise Features:
- Cruise through ancient Egyptian history
- Spacious cabins
- Variety of shops
- Swiss quality service
- 5 star service and facilities
Ms 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 From Cairo to Aswan Items
- 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 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 From Cairo to Aswan Tips
Taking a Nile cruise from Cairo to Aswan is a great way to see ancient Egypt archaeological sites and get a view of the Nile. It is also a good way to see lesser-known places in Egypt. In addition to visiting famous historical monuments, you can enjoy a relaxing holiday on board the cruise.
Nile cruises are available for multi-day trips. The best time to take a Cairo to Aswan cruise is during the cooler months, October through April. The Nile cruise package includes meals, lodging, and transportation. In most cases, the price is based on two people sharing a room. If you are traveling alone, you will have to pay a supplement for a private room.
The accommodations on the Nile cruise Cairo Luxor Aswan offer cabins with modern decor and beautiful views of the Nile, it features coffee makers, and bathrobes, sliding glass doors that open to a private balcony. They have a television, an internal phone, air conditioning, and private bathrooms. They also offer gourmet meals and a safety deposit box.
Some of the other amenities you can expect to find on board the Cairo to Aswan river cruise are a spa, massage services, an outdoor pool, and an onboard shopping center. Most of the Nile Cruises offer large, well-appointed rooms with large windows, a bathtub, a minibar, and a hairdryer.
The River Nile cruise Cairo to Aswan is the perfect trip duration to see many of the ancient sites on the Nile banks. You will be able to relax and enjoy the scenery, and you will have the chance to visit more of the less-known sites in Upper Egypt. You will also have plenty of time to explore Cairo and Aswan.
During your Cairo to Aswan by boat trip, you can also opt to explore the temples and tombs of the ancient Egyptians spread everywhere along the Nile river from Cairo, Al Minya, Abydos, Luxor, Esna, Aswan, and Abu Simbel. All tours included professional tour guides, transfers, entrance fees to sites, and meals in case of the full-day trip.
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Nile Cruise From Cairo to Aswan FAQs
What is the best long Nile cruise?
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What is the Cairo to Aswan cruise price?
We offer Aswan to Cairo cruises from $525, but the cost of a cruise Cairo to Aswan varies depending on your stay dates, length, etc.
What are the check-in & check-out times at the luxury cruise from Cairo to Aswan?
Check-in at 2:00 PM, and check-out at 12:00 PM.