Economy Nile Cruise - EG319
Luxor to Aswan
for 5 days / 4 Nights
Aswan to Luxor
for 4 Days / 3 Nights
Economy Nile Cruises are
only valid for a minimum of 2 passengers traveling
A private guide is provided in Luxor and Aswan only. The ship
provides a guide for all other ports.
For cruises with private guides
and modern ships, see the regular
3 night cruises from Aswan and
4 night cruises from Luxor
5 days Cruise departs Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
1st Day: Luxor
Morning embarkation before lunch. Visit the temple of Karnak, a series of temples built during different reins of pharaohs with the Avenue of the Sphinxes. View the impressive Avenue of the Sphinxes, then continue to Luxor temples on the East bank of the Nile. Lunch, dinner and overnight on board in Luxor.
2nd Day: Luxor / Esna / Edfu
Next is the West Bank
to visit the Necropolis of Thebes with the Valley of the
Kings with their richly decorated underground burial places as well as the temple of Queen Hatshepust, and the Colossi of Memnon. Each colossus, including the pedestal and the crown, is about 21m tall and represents King Amenhotep III seating on his throne, wearing the Memes, or royal headdress, Afternoon sail to Esna. Cross the lock. Sail to Edfu and overnight. The ship will moor at Edfu for overnight.
3rd Day: Edfu /Kom Ombo / Aswan
Morning visit of the temple of Edfu. It dates to the Ptolemaic period and was dedicated to the worship of the god Hours represented as a falcon. It is one of the most beautiful Egyptian temples, distinguished by its huge splendid structure that blends Pharaonic and Greek architecture. Its grandeur competes with Luxor temples. It is the second largest temple after Karnak and it also houses the Nilometer and a huge monumental gateway entrance. Sail to Kom Ombo. p.m. Visit the
double temples shared by the two Gods Sobek, the Crocodule dog of fertility and Hathor, the Goddess of Love and Joy. Sail to Aswan and
4th Day: Aswan
After breakfast visit of the High Dam and the temple of Philae.
After lunch sail by felucca (wooden boat) to see Elephantine Island and the view of
the Agha Khan Mausoleum. Overnight in Aswan.
5th Day: Aswan
Morning disembarkation, transfer to the airport. Possibility for optional tour to the famous temples of Ramses II. and his favorite wife Nefertari at Abu Simbel. Side trip by flight is US$
347 per person (3 hours) or by land ($167, 8 hours). Excursion to Abu Simbel has to be booked together with the cruise.
4 Day Cruise departs Friday, Sunday and Monday
1st Day: Aswan
a.m. Embarkation before lunch. p.m. Afternoon free at leisure. Overnight in
2nd Day: Aswan / Kom Ombo / Edfu
a.m. Visit of the High Dam and the temple of Philae. Sail to Kom Ombo.
p.m. Visit the temple shared by the two Gods Sobek and Haroeris. Sail to
Edfu and overnight.
3rd Day: Edfu / Esna / Luxor
a.m. Visit the temple of Horus in Edfu.
p.m. Sail to Esna. Cross the lock. Sail to Luxor and overnight.
4th Day: Luxor
a.m. Disembarkation after breakfast. Cross to the West bank, Visit the
Necropolis of Thebes, Valley of the Kings, the temple of Queen Hatshepsut,
and the Colossi of Memnon.
2019 Price Per Person in USD:
Full board, sightseeing as per itinerary and station or airport
transfers in Aswan and Luxor
A 10% Surcharge applies for Easter,
Christmas and New Year’s
A New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner (mandatory) for 4
star ($75) and 5 star ($110) hotels
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