11-Day Nile Cruise Package from Cairo

Enjoy an epic 11-day Nile cruise package from Cairo that allows you to experience the grandeur and splendor of Ancient Egypt. Enjoy Egypt in the lap of luxury with 5-star hotel accommodation and a 5-star Dahabiya Nile cruise.

Our Cairo and Nile cruise package is so much more than just a vacation with plenty of sightseeing. It’s an enlightening journey through time with lifelong memories guaranteed.

TOURS RUN: Every Friday, Saturday & Sunday

From: US$ 3,299

Nile Cruise Package from Cairo

Inquire

7

Itinerary

DAY 1 – Cairo Arrival, Hotel Transfer and Free Time

Your tour manager will meet you at the airport when your flight lands. He or she will minimize immigration formalities by providing your Egypt entry visa when you arrive. Once you have cleared immigration, you will head outside where one of our drivers will be waiting for you in one of our deluxe air-conditioned vehicles.

You will then be transferred to the boutique 5-star hotel where you will be staying while you are in Cairo. Your tour manager will ensure a quick and smooth check-in, and then review your travel itinerary with you. He or she will also confirm pick up times for your upcoming tours

There are no tours or special activities scheduled for the first day of our Nile cruise package from Cairo. Instead, your tour manager will leave you at the hotel and you will be free to do whatever you want for the rest of the day.

DAY 2 – Grand Pyramids Tour

At the confirmed time, your expert guide and private driver will collect you from your hotel. You will then head to the ancient Giza necropolis to see the legendary Giza Pyramids, the Sphinx, and the Valley Temple. While most visitors choose to take a slow stroll from the pyramids to the Sphinx, you can also cover the distance on the back of a camel. However, this camel ride is an optional feature which means that it is not included in the listed price of our Cairo and Nile cruise package.

After your Giza pyramids and Sphinx tour, lunch will be had at a good local restaurant. Once you have finished enjoying your meal, you will drive to Saqqara. Here you will visit another ancient necropolis, this time to see the famous Step Pyramid of pharaoh Djoser. This was the very first pyramid to be built in Egypt. By the time the Great Pyramid at Giza was built, the Step Pyramid would already have been seen as ancient.

There are no further tours scheduled for today, so after your Saqqara tour you will be driven back to your hotel in Cairo.

Meals Include – Breakfast & Lunch

DAY 3 – Egyptian Museum and Khan el Khalili

At the confirmed time, your guide and driver pick you up at your hotel, and then you will make your way to the Egyptian Museum in the heart of Cairo. While some exhibits have recently been moved to the all-new Grand Egyptian Museum at Giza, there are still tens of thousands of ancient artifacts and relics on display. No trip to Cairo is complete with a visit to the Egyptian Museum.

When you are finished at the museum, you will again be taken to a good local restaurant to enjoy some lunch. After lunch, you will then drive into the heart of the Islamic Quarter for a visit to the centuries-old Khan el Khalili Bazaar. Enjoy a leisurely stroll through the meandering alleys in one of the oldest and biggest bazaar in the entire Middle East

Once you have seen enough of the bazaar, you can just let your guide know, and then you will be driven back to your hotel.

Meals Included – Breakfast & Lunch

DAY 4 – Flight to Luxor, Luxor Sightseeing, and Dahabiya Cruise Embarkation

Today you will be checking out from your hotel quite early so that we can get you to the airport in time for the early morning flight to Luxor. When you land in Luxor, one of our expert guides and a driver will meet you, and then you will visit the ancient Karnak Temple complex. This is one of the most visited sites in Egypt, second only to the Giza Pyramids.

After your Karnak Temple tour, you will then visit the Valley of Kings. This is an ancient royal burial ground where more than 60 tombs have been discovered. It is also home to the world famous tomb of King Tutankhamun. Our Nile cruise package from Cairo include admission to some but not all of the tombs. Admission tickets for Tutankhamun’s tomb, for example, can only be purchased in person at the site.

When you are finish at the Valley of Kings, you will then be taken to board your Dahabiya river yacht which is best described as being simplistic but luxurious. A delicious handcrafted lunch will be served shortly after boarding while you are sailing toward Esna via the Esna Lock. This night of your Nile cruise package from Cairo will be spent on the tranquil waters of the River Nile at Esna.

Meals Included – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 5 – El Kab Village, Edfu and El Sheikh Rehan Island

Enjoy a delicious breakfast and then you will visit El Kab village with your guide to explore some ancient temples, walls and rock-cut tombs. After your visit to El Kab, you will board your Dahabiya again and it will begin sailing towards Edfu. Lunch will be served out on the river while you are sailing.

When you get to Edfu, you will disembark and you will be taken to see the ancient Temple of Horus. This is the best-preserved ancient temple in all of Egypt. Its remarkable level of preservation is due to the fact that it was buried beneath the sand for more than 2,000 years.

After you have finished exploring the temple, you will board your Dahabiya again, and it will start sailing slowly towards El Sheikh Island. This is an extremely scenic stretch of river so be sure you have your camera ready.

You should reach the island in time to enjoy a spectacular sunset just as you are disembarking. This evening, dinner will be served on this quiet island in the Nile. Tonight will be spent aboard the Dahabiya which will be anchored near the island.

Meals Included – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 6 – Gabal El Silsela and the Temple of Hormoheb

Enjoy another delicious breakfast, a relaxing morning, and a delicious lunch while your Dahabiya sails slowly along the peaceful waters of the Nile. The minute your Dahabiya arrives at the quarries of Silsela, the first thing you will see is the mystical rock-cut temple of Hormoheb. You will also disembark from the Dahabiya here and then you will ascend a nearby mount known as Gabal El Silsela to enjoy absolutely breathtaking views.

There are no other tours or excursions today. Enjoy a delicious BBQ diinner on the edge of Al Basher Island. This night of your cruise will be spent on the Dahabiya near to this quiet and peaceful island in the Nile.

Meals Included – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7 – Full Day Leisure Cruise to Aswan

Today you will have the entire day for relaxing and for enjoying the passing scenery while your Dahabiya sails silently along the Nile to Aswan. This night of your Nile Cruise Package from Cairo is spent aboard the Dahabiya at Aswan.

Meals Included – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 8 – Philae Temple and Cruise to Herdiab Island

Another good breakfast on your Dahabiya and then you will leave the boat for a visit to the remarkable Temple of Philae in Aswan. After this tour, you return to the Dahabiya and then the rest of the day will be spent sailing to Herdiab Island. Enjoy another dinner under the stars and another good night’s sleep on the quiet waters on the Nile near the island.

Meals Included – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 9 – Kom Ombo Temple

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast on the Dahabiya, and later in the day another handcrafted lunch while you are sailing to Kom Ombo. When the boat arrives at Kom Ombo, your guide will accompany you to the remains of an ancient twin-temple complex. One half of this complex was dedicated to Sobek the crocodile god, while the other identical half was dedicated to Horus the falcon-headed god.

Enjoy dinner aboard the Dahabiya in the evening, and spend the night on the water near Kom Ombo.

Meals Included – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 10 – Cruise to Esna

Today is another day for relaxing. Get up early to watch a spectacular sunrise before sitting down to another delicious breakfast. Your Dahabiya will then depart from Kom Ombo and it will spend the entire day sailing slowly to Esna. The last night of your Nile Cruise Package from Cairo on the water at Esna.

Meals Included – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 11 – Final Departure

After a good breakfast on your Dahabiya, you will disembark, and then we will drive you to Luxor airport to board a flight back to Cairo in time for your final departure from Egypt. Your Nile Cruise Package from Cairo has come to an end, but with lifelong memories guaranteed.

Included

Included in your Nile Cruise Package from Cairo

  • Meet and greet service by one of our representatives at airports
  • Egypt entry visa provided at the airport when you arrive
  • Assistance from our guest relations department throughout your stay if/when needed
  • All transfers in our private air-conditioned vehicles with WiFi
  • Accommodation for 3 nights in Cairo – includes daily breakfast & all taxes
  • Accommodation for 7 nights on a 5-star Dahabiya river boat with full board
  • Complimentary tea, coffee and soft drinks during meals aboard your Dahabiya
  • All sightseeing tours in Cairo and Giza [private guided tours]
  • All sightseeing tours during your Nile Cruise [small group tours]
  • Entrance fees to all sites listed in our Nile Cruise Package from Cairo itinerary
  • English-speaking expert guide for all tours
  • Lunch meals during tours in Cairo and Giza as indicated in the itinerary
  • Bottled water during tours
  • Domestic flights [Cairo – Luxor – Cairo]
  • Portage if/when needed
  • All service charges & taxes [no hidden charges]
  • Complimentary photo session around at the Giza Pyramids

Excluded

Not Included in your Nile Cruise Package from Cairo

  • International airfare to and from Cairo
  • Tours and/or activities list as optional in our Nile Cruise Package from Cairo itinerary
  • Personal expenses
  • Tipping kitty

Accommodation Plan

Gold Plan

  • Le Riad Hotel de Charme, Cairo
  • Nebyt Dahabiya Nile Cruise

Prices

Select your preferences

Prices for our Nile Cruise Package from Cairo itinerary are quoted per person in US$ and are valid until the 30th of September 2022, except during the Easter, Christmas and New Year holidays. Discounted rates for children. Contact us for an exact price quote.

DESIGN YOUR CUSTOM TOUR

Explore Egypt and Jordan your way by selecting only the attractions you want to visit

Design Your Custom Tour

Explore Egypt and Jordan your way by selecting only the attractions you want to visit