A cruise on the Nile is a great way to explore Egypt. Fantastic views, oriental landscapes and the atmosphere of an exotic journey will be remembered for a long time.
Hurghada International Airport
Please arrive at least 2 hours before the flight.
If you feel like visiting Upper Egypt, we invite you to the Nile Cruise. An old Egyptian proverb says “Egypt as a gift of the Nile”. The Egyptians have for centuries owed their existence to the Nile River. The area around the Nile accumulates many monuments. A Nile cruise is a great way to learn about the history of Egypt. Cruise ships stop in the most interesting areas from Luxor to Aswan. The duration of the trip is 5 days and 4 nights or 7 days and 6 nights. For groups of about 6 people, we organize cruises on the Nile with a 5 * luxury ship.
Day 1: Arrival
Arrival in Hurghada. Accommodation in a 5 * hotel, All Inclusive option
Day 2: Hurghada - Luxor
Early morning trip to Luxor. Visiting the Temple of Karnak, Luxor Temple. Lunch in a local but very elegant restaurant known for its good cuisine. After lunch, cruise to the other side of the Nile and visit the Colossi of Memnon and the beautiful Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Accommodation in a 5 * hotel, option HB. In the evening, take a walk around Luxor. We will visit the most famous cafe in Luxor, where we will smoke the aromatic shisha and listen to stories about the life of the Egyptians. Return to the hotel.
Day 3: Esna - El Kab - Quessia
After breakfast, check out and transfer to Esna. Accommodation on a LuxuryDahabiya boat. Visiting the Temple of Esna and a cruise to Medinet El Kab. El Kab is a prehistoric settlement, rock tombs, remains of temples from the early dynasty (3100-2686 BC) to the Ptolemaic period (332-30 B.C.), walls of a Coptic monastery. The cemetery has several important tombs: Sobeknakht II or Setau (priest during the reign of Ramses II). Near the city center there are remains of sandstone temples dedicated to the deities of Nechbet iThoth. A place for people fascinated by ancient culture, extraordinary. Lunch will be served on a boat or on a calm, green shore of the island. We will also spend the night here.
Day 4: Edfu - Wadi el Shat
We sail to Edfu and visit the Temple of Horus, one of the best preserved temples in Egypt. Then we will visit small villages scattered along the Nile, we will have the opportunity to see the daily lives of Egyptians away from tourist destinations. It will also be time to relax. We will spend the night at one of the islands on the Nile.
Day 5: Gebel el Silsila - Kom Ombo - Maniha
We sail to Gebel el Silsila. Here, the Nile narrows and the high sandstone rocks go up to the shore creating a beautiful gorge. In ancient times this place was known as Khennui or “paddling place”. Gebel el-Silsila became an important worship center and each year at the time of the flooding of the Nile, sacrifices were made to the gods of the Nile asking them for prosperity for the coming year. It is also the largest quarry where sandstone was mined for the construction of temples, e.g. in Karnak or Ramesseum and Medinet Habu. Today it is an archaeological site. It is here that you can see the ruins of temples dedicated to Pharaohs: Horemheb, Seti I, Ramses II and Merenptah. Then we head up the Nile towards the double temple of Haroeris and Sobek in Kom Ombo. We will spend the night mooring at Maniha Island.
Day 6: Daraw - El Koubania - Aswan
We’re heading towards the village of Daraw. During the cruise there is time to relax after New Year’s Eve. In Daraw we go on a trip to the village, visit the local bazaars and the last stop on the famous 40-day desert route Sudan – Egypt. The undoubted attraction will be the camel market. Some animals came to Daraw all the way from Sudan. Camels, sellers, buyers – it is not known who will shout louder. People dressed in traditional clothes willingly take pictures and look at the pictures on the camera preview. Children running around, laughter, movement. You can’t describe it, you have to experience it. That day we will also visit the picturesque Nubian village of El Koubania, near Aswan.
Day 7: Aswan - Hurhgada
After breakfast we will go to Abu Simbel and visit Aswan. Return to Hurghada and accommodation in a 4 * hotel in the All Inclusive option
Day 8: Return
Check-out from the hotel and transfer to Hurghada airport. Departure to your country.
The climate in Egypt is hot and dry. In the resorts of the Red Sea, air temperature in the daytime ranges from 20 ° C in January to 38 ° C in August. Water in the Red Sea warms up from 21 ° C in February to 29 ° C in August. In winter and early spring there can be strong winds.
Sun protection products: (high SPF cream, glasses, hats, long-sleeved beachwear). Mask, snorkel and fins for snorkeling. For colorful underwater photos, a waterproof phone case is useful. If you are taking medications, be sure to take them.
The pyramids of Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure are located on the Giza plateau, about 25 km. from cairo. Here is the famous statue of the mysterious Sphinx. A visit to the Pyramids is included in a one- or two-day excursion to Cairo. Tours from Hurghada are made by bus, and from Sharm el-Sheikh – by plane.
This question cannot be answered unequivocally. In general, Egypt wins in terms of quality of hotel base and level of service. The chip of Egypt is the underwater world of the Red Sea, outstanding in its beauty and diversity, as well as the most ancient archaeological sites. In recent years, Egypt is more attractive and the cost of tours.
Buying a tour to Egypt to your favorite hotel is easy online. Prices for trips to Egypt start from $ 200 per person for double occupancy, when the tours begin to burn. The price of holidays in Egypt also remains low during the off-season: relatively cold January, February and early March, as well as during the heat in August.
The best place for diving in Egypt is Lighthouse Reef in Dahab.
The most famous dive site for professionals is the Blue Hole Reef.
The most popular wreck is the SS Thistlegorm ship near Sharm El Sheikh.
The best resorts for diving and snorkeling are Marsa Alam, Dahab and Sharm El Sheikh.