8-Day Nile River Cruise From Aswan Including Luxor And Optional Private Guide

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 Days
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  • Departure Time :
    At your leisure, please advise preferred time for pick up at time of booking
  • Departure Details :
    Pickup is available from Aswan Airport, railway station or hotels
  • Return Details :
    Concludes after breakfast on Day 8 at the original point of departure
  • Cancellation Policy :
    • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
    • Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Spend eight days relaxing on a leisurely Nile River cruise from Aswan to Luxor and explore the historic temples, tombs and relics of the the Upper Nile, described as the greatest outdoor museum in the world!
Scheduled guided tours on the cruise include the Valley of the Kings, the Karnak and Luxor Temples, Edfu Temple, Kom Ombo and the beautiful Philae Temple in Aswan. You also have the opportunity to upgrade to a private guided tour so you can plan your itinerary with a qualified Egyptologist during the cruise!


  • Multi-Day Trip
  • All-inclusive tour
  • Led by a qualified Egyptologist
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

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The deluxe Nile cruiser M/Y Mirage has an onboard restaurant, lounges and reading areas, a discotheque, swimming pool with jacuzzi, large shaded sundeck with bar, massage service, boutique, gift shop and laundry service. Evening entertainment may include Nubian music and dancers, a Galabayeh night and belly dancing. The cruiser's 58 air-conditioned cabins have private facilities and satellite TV.

Opt for your own expert local guide and ensure a more personal experience on your visit to Egypts ancient sites and monuments accompanied by a qualified Egyptologist. Alternatively, group sightseeing offers a great money-saving option and with group sizes restricted to 20 people you have plenty of opportunity to interact with your guide and ask questions.

With all meals, accommodation and sightseeing included, your M/Y Mirage cruise on the Nile River makes your journey into ancient Egypt as relaxed and enjoyable as possible. And with your own guide to lead the way at each of the stops, you'll gain valuable insights into Egypt's ancient history and civilization on this laid back but informative cruise.

Please note: Groups of travelers requiring different cabin types are required to make separate bookings in order to guarantee cabins of their choice


8-Day Nile River Cruise Itinerary:

Day 1 (L, D):

• Embarkation before lunch
• Felucca ride around the islands of Aswan
• Overnight in Aswan with opportunity to disembark
Day 2 (B, L, D):

• Sail to Kom Ombo and visit of Kom Ombo Temple
• Sail to Luxor
• Overnight in Luxor with opportunity to disembark
Day 3 (B, L, D):

• Visit the West Bank (Valley of the Kings, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and the Colossi of Memnon)
• Overnight in Luxor with opportunity to disembark or optional Sound and Light Show at Karnak (additional cost)
Day 4 (B, L, D):

• Possibility of optional Hot Air Ballooning over the West Bank (additional cost)
• Visit the East Bank (Karnak and Luxor Temple)
• Overnight in Luxor with opportunity to disembark
Day 5 (B, L, D):

• Early morning sail to Esna and Edfu
• Overnight in Edfu
Day 6 (B, L, D):

• Visit Horus Temple in Edfu
• Sail to Kom Ombo and Aswan
• Overnight in Aswan (late night arrival)
Day 7 (B, L, D):

• Visit the High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk and Philae Temple
• Overnight in Aswan with opportunity to disembark or optional Sound and Light Show at Philae Temple (additional cost)
Day 8 (B):

• Check out after breakfast
• Possibility of optional tour to Abu Simbel (additional cost)
Please note: the above itinerary is subject to change due to Nile river traffic, conditions and water levels.


Eight-day Nile River cruise

Sightseeing as per itinerary

Private guide if option selected

Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)

Hotel pickup and drop off




Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Transportation is wheelchair accessible

Infants are free of charge, provided they are sharing a cabin with 2 paying adults

Traveler Reviews

  • 22-Dec-2017

    First I would like to say that I’ve found my guide ito be great and knowledgeable. However, this is NOT a 5 Star Cruise. However, I PAID a 5 Star price. Thus, I’m not happy. As of day two the schedule shared in not correct. I’ll update as the week goes on...

  • 27-Mar-2012

    This is a relaxing way to see the amazing temples and tombs. Our guide was very informative and allowed us to see things at our pace.

  • 15-Dec-2010

    Very good accommodations, excellent food, great guide. Very enjoyable. The 8 day tour is actually a 3 day tour down and 4 day tour up. Most people only go one way. The round trip is very relaxing. The tour was very good value.

  • 30-Mar-2010

    Everything was perfect. The boat was excellent, 5 stars, and the food and service were very good. The cabin was superb and you would not know it was on a boat. The private guide was very knowledgeable and a great help to us. Everything about the cruise was most enjoyable.

  • 14-Mar-2009

    You can easily see all the sights on a one way trip, but it will seem rushed. A Nile cruise from Aswan instead of Luxor is more relaxed especially if you include a trip to Abu Simbel. Aswan is a much prettier city and not quite as touristy. You will have plenty of time in Luxor. The MY Mirage 1 is a good boat and good value. Food is great, cabins are clean, staff is friendly and our guide was knowledgeable.

  • 30-May-2008

    Absolute highlight of the trip and the best way to see Upper Egypt. The staff were so friendly and our guide was awesome, our favorite person we met in Egypt. So many great sights to see along the way, and cruising the Nile is really relaxing. Don't miss out on the dancing at the Nubian night, it's a riot!