5 Days Nile River Cruise Luxor to Aswan

Embark on a captivating 5-day Nile River Cruise from Luxor to Aswan, where the ancient wonders of Egypt come to life. This remarkable journey takes you on a cultural odyssey, unveiling the iconic temples, tombs, and historical sites that have mesmerized travelers for centuries. Sail on the legendary Nile River, surrounded by breathtaking landscapes and unparalleled history. Immerse yourself in the mysteries of Luxor’s East and West Banks, marvel at the temples of Kom Ombo and Edfu, and bask in the serene beauty of Aswan. Book now and seize the opportunity to experience the allure of Egypt’s ancient past!


Explore the heart of Egypt’s history on a 5-day Nile River Cruise from Luxor to Aswan. This carefully curated itinerary encompasses a wide array of historical gems, from the renowned Karnak Temple Complex and Valley of the Kings in Luxor to the twin temples of Kom Ombo and the grand Edfu Temple. Cruise leisurely along the Nile River, relishing the charm of the surrounding landscapes. Our knowledgeable guides will enrich your journey with fascinating tales and insights into the rich tapestry of Egypt’s past.


  • Unravel the mysteries of Luxor’s East and West Banks, including the Karnak Temple Complex and the Valley of the Kings.
  • Visit the grandiose Temple of Kom Ombo, dedicated to the gods Sobek and Horus.
  • Explore the beautifully preserved Edfu Temple, devoted to the falcon god Horus.
  • Marvel at the Aswan High Dam, a feat of modern engineering.
  • Discover the captivating Philae Temple, relocated during the construction of the Aswan Dam.


  • In-Depth Exploration: Uncover the most iconic sites of Ancient Egypt in just 5 days, maximizing your experience.
  • Expert Guides: Our Egyptologist guides are passionate about history and will provide engaging insights throughout the tour.
  • Luxurious Cruise: Travel in comfort and style aboard our well-appointed Nile cruise ship.
  • All-Inclusive Package: Enjoy hassle-free travel with accommodation, meals, entrance fees, and transportation included.
  • Customizable Options: Tailor the tour to suit your preferences, including changing the pickup time and adding optional tours.


Day 1: Luxor – Nile Cruise Embarkation

  • Arrive in Luxor and board the luxurious Nile cruise ship.
  • Explore Luxor’s East Bank, including the awe-inspiring Karnak Temple Complex.
  • Overnight on board in Luxor.

Day 2: Luxor – West Bank – Esna

  • Visit the West Bank and explore the Valley of the Kings, where ancient pharaohs were laid to rest.
  • Discover the impressive Temple of Hatshepsut and the Colossi of Memnon.
  • Sail to Esna and pass through the Esna Lock.
  • Overnight on board in Esna.

Day 3: Edfu – Kom Ombo

  • Sail to Edfu and visit the remarkably preserved Edfu Temple dedicated to Horus.
  • Continue sailing to Kom Ombo and explore the unique Kom Ombo Temple, dedicated to Sobek and Horus.
  • Overnight on board near Kom Ombo.

Day 4: Aswan – Philae Temple

  • Sail to Aswan and marvel at the Aswan High Dam, a symbol of modern engineering.
  • Visit the captivating Philae Temple, dedicated to the goddess Isis.
  • Overnight on board in Aswan.

Day 5: Aswan – Nile Cruise Disembarkation

  • Disembark from the cruise ship after breakfast.
  • End of the tour or extend your stay with optional add-ons.


  • Accommodation on a luxurious Nile cruise ship.
  • All meals and selected beverages onboard.
  • Expert English-speaking Egyptologist guide.
  • All entrance fees for the mentioned sites.
  • Pickup and drop-off at your hotel or the airport.
  • Transportation in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle.


  • International and domestic flights.
  • Optional tours and activities.
  • Gratuities for guides and crew.

Pricing Information:

Accommodation Plan (A) 5 stars:

Cairo:Le Méridien – Steigenberger Pyramids- Ramses Hilton- Helnan – Barcelo Pyramids- Pyramisa

Luxor: Steigenberger Nile. 

Nile cruises: MS Emilio, MS Radamis, MS Princess, MS Sara

3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars
Price per person in DBL or TRPL Room650 $699 $799 $
Solo traveler1050 $1100 $1300 $
Christmas & Easter – DBL or TRPL Room750 $839 $950 $
Christmas & Easter – Solo Traveler1200 $1290 $1400 $
Accommodation Plan (B) Luxury:

Cairo: Kempinski – Fairmont Cairo – Hilton Curnrad -Marriott Sheraton- Hilton Golf pyramids

Luxor: Hilton – Sonesta St. George.

Nile Cruises: MS Amwaj Nile Cruise, MS Nile Premium, MS Bule shadow, MS Jaz Jubilee, Crown Emperor, Steigenberger.

All year roundChristmas and Easter
Price per person in dbl room1500 $1800 $
Solo traveller2400 $2650 $
Ultimate Luxury:

Cairo: Four Seasons -Marriott Mena House – Kempinski Nile Deluxe – Fairmont Nile Premium – Hyatt Regency

Luxor: Sofitel Winter Palace.

Nile cruises: Sanctuary Sun Boat – Oberoi Cruises – Movenpick Royal Cruises – Sonesta Cruises – Le Fayan – Ms Farah -MS Acamar 

All year roundChristmas and Easter
Price per person in dbl room2250 $2500 $
Solo traveller3450 $3700 $

Tips and Advice for Travelers:

  • Dress comfortably and wear sturdy shoes for the temple visits.
  • Stay hydrated and use sunscreen to protect against the sun’s rays.
  • Respect local customs and traditions when visiting religious sites.
  • Don’t forget your camera to capture the awe-inspiring moments.

Trip Notes:

  • The cruise itinerary may be subject to change due to weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances.
  • Nile cruise ships offer various onboard amenities, ensuring a pleasant and comfortable journey.


  1. What languages do the guides speak? Our guides are fluent in English and will provide detailed explanations in your language.
  2. Are the temples wheelchair accessible? Some temples may have limited accessibility. Please contact us in advance if you have specific accessibility needs.
  3. Can I request special dietary arrangements? Yes, we can accommodate dietary restrictions with prior notice.
  4. Is there free time during the cruise? Yes, you’ll have leisure time to relax on the cruise and enjoy the stunning Nile views.
  5. Can I customize the tour according to my preferences? Absolutely! We offer personalized options, including changing pickup times and adding optional tours.

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General Tips

  • Always wear comfortable shoes.
  • Buy a local SIM card.
  • Carry some of the currency of Egypt is the Egyptian pound.
  • Learn some Arabic words like Shokran, Mn Fadlak.
  • Try the famous Egyptian food like Ful & Ta’meya.
  • Stay Hydrated at all times especially during the summer in Egypt.
  • Friday and Saturday are the official holidays in Egypt.
  • The metro is one of the fastest ways to travel within Cairo.
  • Keep a tour Guide by your side to fully enjoy your time in Egypt.

General Highlights

  • Explore the Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx.
  • Shop at Khan El Khalili Bazaar enchanting markets in old Cairo.
  • Behold the holy Islamic & Coptic attractions in Old Cairo.
  • Feel the grandeur of Luxor within its majestic temples & tombs.
  • Rediscover the captivating wonders of the Egyptian Museum.
  • Witness the great Philae and Abu Simbel temples in Aswan.
  • Board a soulful Nile Cruise from Luxor to Aswan or vice versa.
  • Discover the Natural Allure of Egyptian oases like Siwa or Bahariya.
  • Swim, Dive, and snorkel in Hurghada or cities situated on the Red Sea.

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