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Sailing Nile Cruise from Aswan to Luxor for 2 Nights

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Sailing Nile Cruise from Aswan to Luxor for 2 Nights

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Take the river route to get from Luxor to Aswan, and check a Nile River cruise off your bucket list. With this 2-night experience, you’ll enjoy a slow-paced yet scenic journey that cuts out the traffic on the Egyptian roads. Meals are provided on board, and the cruise itinerary includes tours of the temples at Edfu and Kom Ombo.
  • Book an Aswan to Luxor cruise online and plan your vacation in advance
  • Maximize your travel time to Luxor and experience a Nile River cruise
  • Soak up the riverside scenery and try the local Egyptian tea on deck
  • Enjoy two nights aboard a riverboat that offers 5-star accommodation
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2 nights on 5 stars cruise board from Aswan to luxor
cabin with all facilities
meals start with lunch first day end with breakfast third day
door to door transfers from and to your destinations in Luxor and Aswan
Egyptology tour guide
horse and carriage
taxes and charges
edfu temple and komombo temple
qualified licensed drivers
Breakfast (2)
tipping(optional)
entrance fees(around 20 us dollars per person for edfu,komombo temples)

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We pick up all our guests from Aswan hotels,train station or airport
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Abu Simbel day trip is available with extra cost upon your request
  • Philae temple and the High dam in Aswan are available with extra cost upon your request
  • West and East banks in Luxor are available with extra cost
  • Hot air balloon in Luxor is available with extra cost
  • Most travelers can participate
  • We pick up all our guests from east bank hotels and available to pick up from west bank hotels with extra 10 us dollars per person
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Here Egypt Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Sailing Nile Cruise from Aswan to Luxor for 2 Nights?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Sailing Nile Cruise from Aswan to Luxor for 2 Nights.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Sailing Nile Cruise from Aswan to Luxor for 2 Nights?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Sailing Nile Cruise from Aswan to Luxor for 2 Nights?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Sailing Nile Cruise from Aswan to Luxor for 2 Nights?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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star-5
Osama the best and most handsome guide in Egypt cruising onboard the Magic
Eric_L
, Jun 2022
This tour was definitely a highlight among many on our trip to Egypt. All the crew were friendly and ready to accommodate your needs. A roomy cabin with large window, Cold A/C, a comfortable bed and marble bathroom. Great buffet with some authentic flavors mixed with international fare. All of which is much needed when you are summer temple hopping. A special distinction must go to our best and most handsome private guide in Egypt. His name is Osama and he is exactly what you need for an exclusive Egyptian tour of the great temples along the great Nile. He took great care of us every step. From the water’s edge at Philae Temple, to stepping into an 78 Peugeot blasting down the dusty African Edfu streets to the magnificent Edfu Temple, to the the cool sunset river stroll to the Beautiful Komombo or a few local falafel sandwich, he has got your bases well covered. His stories and narratives bring the artwork and architectural designs alive. He is knowledgeable and he is passionate about Egyptian history and we highly recommend his services as they were absolutely invaluable. One of our best experiences in Egypt. Thank you.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Must Do!
Daniel_R
, Jun 2022
Great experience! All the transfers and arrangements were seamless! The food on board was delicious and the ship was modern and very comfortable!
star-3
Average Experience but Great Location
Sean_R
, May 2022
My wife and I took this cruise from Aswan to Luxor and didn’t have the best experience. Firstly, when we boarded we were assigned a room toward the rear of the boat, which seemed fine at the time, but we later discovered was adjacent to the engine room and subject to much more noise and vibration than the rest of the rooms. The room smelled of smoke, which we shrugged off as maybe it was formerly a smoking room, but we also later realized that because it was adjacent to the engine room, when the sailors were smoking it seeped into the room. The meals were good and the hospitality was very friendly and kind. Our tour guide was ok, not the best and not the worst but seemed to rush a bit through the sites and was actually rude at times when other guests asked questions. As I said in the title, the locations are great and even though the ship was somewhat lacking it all balanced out to be an average experience.
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
2 night trip is the way to go
leandra_P
, May 2022
Great experience on the Semiramis III. Newly remodeled and contemporary, we felt quite lucky to be placed on this ship. The rooms had a lovely palette -- kudos to the design team. We chose the two night itinerary to save money (why stay on the boat for nights in Aswan and Luxor when you could stay in a hotel or guesthouse for much, much cheaper) and it was perfect -- we got to see two temples which otherwise would have required some logistics to reach, and they were both great examples of Greco-Egyptian architecture. Getting tickets though at the sites was a nightmare (as were the street vendors) -- we had to stand in line with all the other guides cutting in front of us and jostling to get their tickets first. We felt the guide should have purchased tickets ahead of time to save the hassle of standing in a sweaty line of hundreds of people, but it seems like that's probably not a feasible possibility with how things are run in Egypt. Our guide was good, although with the time spent waiting in line for tickets (significant, 45+ minutes), some of the information felt cut short. Our ship had a great sailing schedule that seemed to be 30 minutes behind all the other ships -- which allowed us to have Edfu to ourselves after the crowds had gone. Speaking of sailing -- that's why you book a Nile cruise, right? This two night itinerary had 14 hours of sailing over two days -- much more enjoyable than sitting at the dock. Great scenery, vignettes of Egyptian agrarian life, minarets in the distance. The sundeck was wonderful although the pool was tiny. It was HOT in Aswan -- 111 degrees, which was too hot to lay out. 106 the next day was acceptable with the breeze while cruising and very enjoyable. Food was actually very, very good. I went in with no expectations other than to be fed and walked away pleasantly surprised at every meal. I have celiac disease and I quickly found the head chef who walked with me through the whole buffet (at every meal) to tell me what I could and couldn't have (with reasonable accuracy -- he said yes to rice with vermicelli which I knew I couldn't eat but otherwise I only experienced minor cross-contamination issues, and I'm extremely sensitive). A fantastic experience overall, well worth the money, and I would recommend this highly to anyone who wants to experience a Nile cruise without breaking the bank. Pick up and drop off were also included which was great.
star-5
Fantastic
Nicole_S
, Apr 2022
We had a fantastic time. The staff on the boat were amazing - 5 star service from the moment we checked in. Everything was as expected based on the Viator listing. The pictures are not exactly what we had on our boat, but overall things were similar, except for the pool (it was only a small plunge pool) but that wasn't an issue for us. In the reception area, there was a posted sign of the day's activities so you knew what to expect throughout the day (meal time, temple visits, etc.). The rooms are good size and comfortable. The food was amazing. The rooftop area was great. There were lots of shady spots, sun loungers, and a small pool. It was great to spend the afternoon relaxing and enjoying the beauty of the Nile. We also had a great tour guide for the temples. He was one of the better guides we had during our time in Egypt. This cruise was a highlight of the trip and would strongly recommend it to anyone wanting to experience the Nile.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Busy but relaxing
Kim_T
, Apr 2022
All the tours were carefully coordinated and our guide Ahmed was thoughtful. The food was good and the staff very very kind.
star-5
Once in a Lifetime Experience
Amy_G
, Apr 2022
Our Nile river cruise was a last minute decision. We booked only a couple of weeks before departing and we were nervous about making such a quick decision, but the experience is one, we as a family, will never forget. The boat was the perfect size, not too big and not too small. Our rooms were clean, we had great views to the Nile, the rooftop pool deck was everything we hoped for and expected and the food was delicious. Prior to boarding the boat we arranged a tour in Aswan, as well as a tour in Luxor after disembarking. These tours were also a complete treat for us as a family. I was nervous about all of the transfers and coordination of time between stops because we wear arriving into Aswan by train and departing Luxor by bus, but Ahmed our tour guide was fantastic, he put me at ease with letting me know he had it all under control with the logistics and that we had no need to worry about making the boat or missing a bus. The entire 3 days we were with him, from start to finish he was amazing. His knowledge of the temples and sacred sites that he grew up around is priceless. He explained things to us in such a way that helped us to see the temples in a whole new light. We felt as though we were capable of translating the mysteries that lie with in the artwork. He is also a great photographer and knows the right spots to grab the perfect family picture. It was a fantastic family experience that we have no regrets with and we thank Ahmed for all his help and time during our adventure. We will never forget it or him!! Thank you!! :)
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Best trip of our life!
Magdalena_M
, Apr 2022
The cruise was absolutely amazing. The rooms are spacious and with massive windows! Food is excellent. Trips to temples included are just mind-blowing... We had the best tour guide you could hope for- Michael. He was passionate and knowledgeable, funny and caring. We booked additional temples trips with him!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
2 nights on The Nile
Brian_G
, Apr 2022
I had a great experience. Mohamed Wafa was a great tour guide who handled everything and was very communicative and knowledgeable about Ancient Egypt. While the cruise wasn’t truly a 5 star luxury cruise I found it to be an excellent experience overall. I was a solo traveler and it was easy to make friends and there were even other solo travelers as well.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-3
Good boat but poor organisation.
Kenneth_D
, Apr 2022
The cruise was fine but: our hotel pickup was due at 12 noon. A car arrived at 11.15. We rushed to our room to pack. When we returned to reception, the car had gone. On the boat reception knew nothing of our reservation. Your BR number meant nothing to them On departure morning, we agreed pick up at 9 am. Then Mina asked us to switch to 8 am. We compromised on 8.30. The car arrived at 9.20. On our seat we found a half eaten breakfast. Mina' s English was not great. He spoke quite quietly when showing us the ruins. I could not make much of what he said.
star-5
Beautiful trip
Jonathan_B
, Apr 2022
We had an excellent time on the cruise. The Aswan to Luxor route is less popular than the other way around, but that was good for us as we had a small group on the boat. Everyone got to socialize with each other and we had plenty of space on the sundeck. The boat staff is super kind, as is the guide. Spa amenities were great as well. It really was an excellent way to spend a weekend and I'd definitely recommend either route for transport between Aswan & Luxor. The stops at Kom Ombo and Edfu are worth it as well.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Good and well-organized tour
Lauren_M
, Feb 2022
My friend and I had a great time. The company contacted us in advance to make sure everything was correct with the pick up and drop off times and locations. A driver was waiting for us at the airport at the correct time. We took several optional tours that were well worth the time and money. Mohammad was a fantastic guide!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Nice and interresting visits
Thuy_V
, Feb 2022
We spent a nice moment with our guide Mohamed Albasha and have learnt very interresting tips in Kom Ombo and Esna for our two days Cruise Aswan to Louxor.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
We had a great time. Food...
Amir_E
, Feb 2022
We had a great time. Food was good and our tour guide Mohammed Basha was very friendly and knew a lot about the temples!
star-5
Great cruise for independent travellers
Rebecca_S
, Jan 2022
If you are travelling independently this is an enjoyable relaxed way to travel from Aswan to Luxor. The cabins are a good size & are clean and comfortable. Enjoyed starting the day watching the sunrise from my room balcony surrounded by wildlife & nature. The Temple tours were well organised and interesting. I cannot rate our guide Mohammed highly enough! Warm friendly, funny and very knowledgeable. Highly recommend!!!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
I think this is much better than the 3-night version, where you just have one more night docked in Aswan
Max_B
, Jan 2022
Excellent value for money! For 256$ (or 313$ for two people) you get two nights in a spacious and comfortable room. One night of them is cruising down the nile, the other one near Luxor. Massive buffets three times a day. Drinks are not included and quite expensive, so bring some water if you can. You also get to see two temples with a guide. Our guide, Ahmed Elsayed, was great! There is no free Wi-Fi though, so make sure to get a SIM card before boarding.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Perfect Experience
Alexander_B
, Jan 2022
We took the cruise tour for two days from Aswan to Luxor. Our guid Mohamed showed the small group of tourists temples in Kim Ombo and Endfu and was ready to answer all our questions. Good organisation and cheerful atmosphere during the tour)
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Two nights cruise ride from Assuan to Luxor
Felix_H
, Jan 2022
Great boat trip from Assuan to Luxor with stops in Kom Ombo and Esna. The staff was excellent, in particular Mohamed Wafa who took care of us all along and who is also a considerate, knowledgeable and non-intrusive, pleasant tour guide.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
The guide was very good...
Jeremyahu_E
, Dec 2021
The guide was very good and I enjoyed the visits very much, but the cruise staff could have been more friendly and welcoming.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Awesome guide and cruise
zhen_z
, Dec 2021
The cruise ship is very clean and bling bling style, staff at restaurant is nice, guide Mohamed Wafa is very accomodating, help to arrange my activities well, and always gave enough time for photos at the end. Answered my questions of all about temples. Recommend!

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