Aswan

4-Days Nile Cruise Aswan&Luxor,Hot Air Balloon&Abu Simbel.Hot deal

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3 nights Nile cruise Aswan and luxor tours and hot air balloon abu simbel from Aswan
  • 4 days
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Skip organizing a complicated itinerary to explore Egypt, and book one convenient package to see Aswan, Abu Simbel, and the Valley of the Kings with ease. This 4-day Nile cruise experience offers hotel transfers, boat accommodation, and trips to the major temples at Edfu, Abu Simbel, and the Valley of the Kings with an Egyptologist guide. An extra highlight includes a hot air balloon ride over Luxor.
  • Book one package that includes accommodation, guided trips, and meals
  • Travel between Aswan and Luxor the scenic way, with a Nile River cruise
  • Enjoy in-depth commentary at sites like Abu Simbel from an Egyptologist
  • Check off an Egypt bucket list activity with a Luxor hot air balloon ride

What's Included

  • Lunch
  • 3 nights on 5 stars Nile cruise board
  • Cruise cabin with all facilities
  • Meals start with lunch first day end with breakfast last day.
  • All sites which mentioned in itinerary.
  • Qualified Egyptology guide
  • Horse and carriage in Edfu
  • Trip to Abu Simbel.
  • Hot air balloon in Luxor
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • West and east banks in Luxor.
  • Edfu temple and Kom Ombo temples
  • Aswan tours
  • Door to door transfers from and to your destinations in Luxor and Aswan.
  • Qualified licensed drivers.
  • Taxes and charges
  • Breakfast (3)
  • Water or Drinks on the cruise.
  • Entrance Fees
  • Tipping to Guide, Drivers, cruise crew
  • Motorboat to Philae Temple.
  • Wifi on The cruise (with extra charge on the cruise)
  • It is available to pick Travelers from Aswan west bank hotels with extra 10$ USD per person.
  • It is available to drop off Travelers at Luxor west bank hotels with extra 10$ USD per person

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Pickup details

We pick up all our guests from any hotels,airport or train station

What To Expect

Day 1

Arrival Aswan such a charming city famous by the Nubian culture

1 Stop

Temple of Philae

6 hours Admission Ticket Not Included

Accommodation: Overnight on cruise board

Meals: Lunch

Day 2

Abu Simbel temples&Enjoy sailing

1 Stop

Abu Simbel Temple Complex

10 hours Admission Ticket Not Included

Accommodation: Overnight on cruise boat

Meals: Breakfast

Day 3

Edfu temple&Enjoy sailing

1 Stop

Temple of Horus

5 hours Admission Ticket Not Included

Accommodation: Overnight on cruise board

Meals: Breakfast

Day 4

Luxor-The famous Valley of the kings&The life trip Hot air balloon

1 Stop

Valley of the Kings

10 hours Admission Ticket Not Included

Accommodation: Not included

Meals: Breakfast

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • The itinerary is flexible so we can amend any part of it according to your request
  • Another languages are available with additional cost upon your request
  • We pick up all our guests from Aswan east bank hotels and available to pick up from west bank hotels with extra 10 us dollars per person
  • We drive all our guest to Luxor east bank hotels and available to drive them to Luxor west bank hotels with extra 10 us dollars per person
  • A child from 6 to 11 accompanied by one adult will be treated as an adult.
  • Children from 6 to 11 sharing with parents .(maximum 2 children in one room).
  • If your arrival to Aswan is so early,so we will start the tour direct upon arrival as Cruise check in at 12:00.
  • Prices are quoted in U.S dollars,per person per trip and valid,except during Christmas,New Year,Easter holidays.
  • Sometimes due to sailing conditions on the River Nile,Nile Cruises itineraries schedule and sailing time maybe updated.We assure that our clients will see all what is on their itineraries but maybe in different order).
  • If the trip to Abu Simbel cancelled due to bad weather, you will be refunded with 30USD per person.
  • If the Hot Air Balloon trip cancelled due to bad weather, you will be refunded with 30USD per person.
  • Camera is not allowed on the balloon basket, you can only use your cellphone to take pictures.
  • A child less than 6 years is not allowed for the balloon trip.
  • If you want to have your own room, then you need to book for a single person.
  • If you are traveling in a group of 3 people, you will enjoy one triple room.
  • If your traveling in a group and wanted to have your own room, then do a separate booking for a single person.
  • The tour ends on the last day in Luxor city around 4 to 5 pm, so evening departure is recommended.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Reviews

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Great experience and good value
Graciela_P, Apr 2024
We had a great time with my partner doing this trip. For the 4 days the schedule is tight but still manageable and very well organized. Our guide Tarek was great. The boat that we had was called Royal Olivia Signature and also was perfect, a small issue with our room was swiftly fixed and then everything was smooth. Totally recommended
Highly recommended !
Satie_R, Feb 2024
A great way to experience a taste of Egypt and catch the highlights, on your first visit. Everything was well organized and Ahamad the guide was great in his explanations, he gave personal attention to all his guests. The cruise was nothing short of amazing! Great food and friendly staff.
Fantastic cruise thru history
CHINMAY_S, Jan 2024
Excellent package overall. Our guide Mohammed Wafa was the best. Informative, attentive and caring. The cruise was also really good, food (buffet) was excellent. The staff on the cruise did seem somewhat checked-out, especially towards our group, vs. rest of the travelers. But I wouldn't hold this tour provider accountable for it, we did convey our feedback directly to the cruise admin. Highly recommend this, especially for our guide Mohammed👍🏼
Pleasurable but tiring
jodie_s, Nov 2023
The boat was lovely, but a little tired in places, particularly the flooring. The staff were very good and at one point I needed some medication, the concierge went to a pharmacy for me and wouldnt take payment. Our housekeeper Jimmy was so nice and not only kept our room lovely and clean, he also left lovely designs each day with our towels. The food was excellent, there was a huge variety and plenty of it and the service was bery good. All of the communal areas of the boat were beautifully furnished and we loved the sun deck, it was so relaxing. The tours werent the greatest our first excursion to the High Dam and Philae temple were very rushed, our second excursion was to Abu Simbel and although the site was amazing a 4am start with 4hr each way travel without stops was not great. We skipped the third excursion to Edfu, as we were so tired from the Abu Simbel trip. On arrival to Luxor we went on a hot air balloon ride which involved leaving/checking out at 5.15am, it was an amazing experience which we thoroughly enjoyed, we went on to Hatshepsut Temple, The Valley of the King's, Calossus of Memnon, The Unesco Workshop, Karnack Temple and by then it was 2pm and were still scheduled to visit Luxor Temple, but we gave up due to walking 15700 steps in 37 degree heat, no break to eat (sorry 15mins to on the bus inbetween one of the sites to quickly eat our prepacked breakfast from the hotel), it was truly gruelling and both myself and my Mother were starting to feel quite ill. Although I have to say the guide Tarek was fantastic, very knowledgeable and the sights were amazing, but it was just too much. In my opinion far too many activities were crammed into too small an amount of time throughout the cruise and definitely in Luxor, it spoilt what was otherwise an amazing little cruise.
Best experience. A must do if you want to see everything
Barbara_Q, Jul 2023
What an amazing experience. The staff was every friendly and attentive. Our tour guy, hands down is the best His name is Owf. He is knowledgeable and felt like family. What a wonderful person. Then Mona text me everyday to check on our experience which was very nice. The itinerary was well thought out. Very organized. The hot air balloon was amazing. Everyone was on time. Picked us up from designated spots. Dropped grips at airports on time at the end. I was very impressed. I must say. Owf the tour guide was the best ever.
Great trip! :)
Lukasz_R, Jun 2023
The cruise itself was wonderful. Our tour guide (Muhammad) was always attentive, listened to the needs of the group while keeping up with all the sightseeing program. There was big variety of food to choose for - worth mentioning it was delicious and fresh. Our hot air balloon trip was cancelled due to weather. As we stayed in Luxor after the cruise, Mrs Bassant contacted us and made sure we had a chance to take this amazing trip. She also contacted us every day through the cruise to make sure we don't miss anything. :) The only downgrade were little bit outdated cabins. To sum up, as a first-time on organised cruise, we felt taken care of and would recommend it!
Amazing trip on the Nile
juan_r, Jun 2023
We had a great trip. Our Spanish tour guide, Sabry, was very helpful and we highly recommend. The accommodations were great.
DO NOT BOOK - YOU MIGHT BE PUT ON A 2-STAR BOAT
habermztx303, May 2023
Do not book this trip! You risk being put on a terrible-quality boat while others are on actual 5-star cruises. The ship was advertised as "5-stars" but that couldn't be further from the truth. The boat we were placed on, the Papyrus, was over 30 years old and is not fit to house people. We even spoke to the front desk staff, and they confirmed the boat was in fact only "2 or 3 stars" today. So not at all what we paid for and were promised. Viator and the tour company only offered a less than 10% refund after ruining our vacation. The first room we were placed in, 221, had about half an inch of water on the floor when we entered the cabin which was coming out of the bathroom/toilet and soaking the carpet. We told them we would not stay in that room, and they moved us down a floor to 112. They subsequently vacuumed up the water and gave the room to another unsuspecting group later. In room 112 there was an extremely strong odor of diesel fuel in the air. So much so that my husband and I both had bad headaches after only minutes in the room. I messaged the tour staff and told them we did not feel safe staying in that room (see attached messages.) I honestly felt we might get carbon monoxide poisoning in the night. (There was no carbon monoxide detector in the room.) After they told me there was nothing they could do as all other ships were booked, we walked across the street and booked a hotel for that night for 1,400EGP. The next morning, an Indian family of about 7 people left the boat due to the terrible quality of their rooms, and they were forced to spend hundreds of dollars extra per night to stay on a different, smaller boat that was actually 5 stars. We could not afford to make the same move, and, being essentially trapped in a foreign country, we were forced to stay in 219 for the final 2 nights. While certainly much better than 112, room 219 still smelled strongly of diesel fuel. Essentially, we feel we were tricked by the listing and placed on a boat that the tour staff knew was inferior, but hoped they could get away with. If you examine the reviews, you will see plenty of other much nicer boats mentioned, and that is the quality of boat we were expecting when booking. I have attached a couple of photos of the boats mentioned in prior reviews, along with a few photos of our dirty, dingy cabin on the 2-3 star Papyrus. Mohammad was a great tour-guide though, and, while rushed, the tours were good. But the trip was really ruined by our accommodations. Salt was rubbed in the wounds as well when we had to walk through the lobby of some of the ships that others booking this same tour were put on that were GORGEOUS. All anyone in the groups with us could do was just angrily laugh at our terrible luck.
A lot of fun
AndreaLopes_C, May 2023
We are just in love with Egypt. The tour was above our expectations. All the places to see, all the historie is simply mind-blowing. Mona Rashin, the agent in Egypt was following us up all the way before and during the trip. That was really serious and securing for us. Making sure we were alright. Our guide Mohamed Wafa was amazing, funny, paciente and very very helpful. We had and amazing time on the cruise and the tours. Thank you!
Don't miss this experience!
Lisa_G, May 2023
We had a very good time. It's not as nice as a Royal Caribbean cruise but it's definitely an experience you shouldn't miss. The food was average. We were surprised how early we would have had to get up to see Abu Simbal, 3 am! If you're younger you can handle it a bit better. It was May and very hot! I definitely recommend going in months November-March. Too hot otherwise.
Ancient Egypt tour with Zackary
Adrian_T, Apr 2023
zakarya was our guide throughout the tour. Extremely friendly, very accommodating and good knowledge of the tour around the sites. But, not only that, was always available for advice and help throughout the cruise also. I highly recommend Zakarya for anyone wanting a very knowledgeable and helpful tour of ancient Egypt.
Amazing trip. Terrible boat
Tiago_M, Apr 2023
The trips went very well and our guide was great, very knowledgable and concerned. The company was reliable and they solved all problems that showed up. But the boat itself was terrible. It was no 5 stars, not even by far. Not even a 4 stars. The rooms were old and the air conditioning didn’t work properly. The toilet had several issues too. The swimming pool was too small for so many people. Saying it is a 5stars cruise it is false advertising.
Awesome itinerary - but poorly managed by operator 'Here Egypt Tours'
Howard_C, Mar 2023
We had a great time on this Nile cruise, the locations, the tour guide and the balloon ride were all perfect - would highly recommend this tour to anyone. We booked the tour through Here Egypt Tours. They changed the itinerary 15 hours before the tour was due to start. Instead of the first day in Aswan per the advertised itinerary, the change was to go to Abu Simbel first day, this meant that due to our flight schedule (based on original tour itinerary) we checked into our hotel at midnight and now had to check-out at 3am for Abu Simbel. We had less than 2 hours at the hotel - a total waste of money. Additionally, we confirmed with 'Here Egypt Tours' when the tour would finish so we could plan our onward travel. They advised 5pm, so we booked a hotel for the night. The tour finished at midday, which had we known, we would have booked our onward flight the same day. Another hotel cost we could have avoided. Other people on our tour were also complaining about the impact this change in schedule had to their plans. Im not sure how much Here Egypt Tours can control these schedule changes but they were unsympathetic to the impact to their customers.
Good, but not the best way
Nicole_L, Mar 2023
This is a good tour but as mentioned by others, very busy. Every morning starts very early, between 3:30 to 5 am wake up calls. Meals were hit and miss for my taste but they had enough variety that I could find something to enjoy. The sites in the itinerary are worth seeing and having the balloon ride included is a nice addition. Each temple has unique features to enjoy, although I would have skipped the Aswan Dam and Queen Hatshepsut's temple. We had a lot of fun and met nice people. The rooms were very neat and comfortable and the crew was good. The scenery on the Nile is beautiful. I deducted stars because of the following: 1) It is not clear unless you expand "what's included" that the entry tickets are not included. It says "all sites mentioned in the itinerary are included" meaning they will take you there and you'll have a guide, but you will pay the entry fee. This is kind of annoying and doesn't make much sense. I thought this was intentionally misleading. 2) The guides tell you how much to tip and tipping feels more like an additional fee rather than appreciation for good service. 3) Because you are one of many cruises on the same itinerary many sites are quite crowded. You all arrive and leave at the same time. If I were to redo this trip I would pay for the cruise only and arrange my own excursions.
Great cruise-ask for Zak!
Tiffany_S, Feb 2023
We had an incredible trip. Be prepared to be up very early in the morning, but it is worth it. Our guide, Zak was incomparable. He was so knowledgeable and extremely helpful negotiating our time outside the boat. He is a star-ask for him!
Aswan to Luxor-Abu Simbel & Hot Air Balloon
Adnan_T, Jan 2023
The trip was simply amazing. The staff on the boat are very friendly and courteous. Food was good and different variety everyday. It was the best way to experience Egypt and see many temples possible short amount of time. Only downside- be prepare to wake up at 4 am daily but it was worth it. Our tour guide Zakaria was awesome and very knowledgeable. Zakaria answered all of our questions and was willing to do extra things to make sure we were enjoying our trip. Few of us on the boat wanted to go to a local Hookah Bar on our own, but Zakaria volunteered to take us so we didn't get lost and we had a great time. I went to Dubai after Egypt and Egypt was the best part of my vacation!!
Perfect
Zdravka_B, Jan 2023
The boat (Miriam) is amazing, beautiful, spacious, the crew super kind and helpful. Ali was the best! The food was amazing!!! The best we tried in Egypt. We loved the cruise so much that we were sad to leave the boat when it was finished. The massages on the boat are really good and there was a gym. Upper deck is beautiful. Trips were well organized, our only negative feedback is the guide who didn’t speak english well, gave missinformstion about the history and in total didn’t talk a lot on the sites nor in the vehicles. All else was perfect, we are planning to take the cruise again!
Amazing trip down the nile
Jasmin_P, Dec 2022
This trip was amazing! The temples that you see are incredible, its a jam packed trip with early mornings but really worth it. Abu Simbel was a mind blowing highlight for me. Our guide Ahmed was great, he really looked after us and explained some cool facts about the temples but then gave us plenty of time to wander around ourselves to take pictures and explore. I think I enjoyed this more than seeing the Pyramids in Giza (Although this was also great), the boat was nice and the food was better than I had expected to. Highly recommend this cruise
Lots of ancient Egypt scenery
ramil_b, Nov 2022
Everything was good or great. Had to wake up too early. This was not a leisure trip, but a discovery one
Rucky Family!
Christy_V, Oct 2022
Highly recommend booking! The cruise and food was actually way better than I thought. Jam pack every day adventures. Definitely worth it! No need to put an agenda together. They have it all lined up for you. Especially our guide Rucky! We had such amazing time and learn so much from him. The best group of people! They did it right by putting the best fun active people together in our group. Just want to say how amazing and awesome Rucky is! Thanks again for letting us fall in love with Egypt!
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