Adding on additional nights couldn't be easier with El Gouna being accessible by daily transfers. Furthermore, El Gouna is a little over 1 hour away by air.
El Gouna (Translated: Arabic:the lagoon) is a popular town owned and ran by the Egyptian Sawiris Family and known for its year round great weather, The area is well knows for its water sports. El Gouna has 2 main beaches, 3 marinas and boasts some excellent golf facilities
In our opinion, El Gouna is excellent for anyone wanting somthing a little different due to its excellent activities. The resort also offers something for couples and families of all ages and enjoys great weather all year round.
So what you waiting for? Turn you're your Nile cruise into a twin center and enjoy the holiday of a live time.
Our Nile Cruise & Stay options give you the perfect combination of incredible sights and culture combined with 7 nights relaxing by the beautiful Red Sea. All our boats and resorts are handpicked and offer you the very best experience throughout. There really is no better way to experience magnificent Egypt.
All our cruise include a fully qualified Egyptologist for your itinerary, Our cruises depart Luxor and head up the Nile to Aswan before returning to Luxor for your onward journey . Your cruise will include all the major sights, from Luxor and the magnificent city of Thebes and Valley of the Kings, on to the temple of Kom Ombo, and Edfu - one of the best preserved temples in Egypt - before reaching Aswan and its spectacular High Dam.
El Gouna has plenty for you to do and enjoy the area has a great reputation for activites and keeping you busy. Furthermore, you can just relax by the pool and do some snorkelling or discover some great places to be entertained. We are sure you will thoroughly enjoy a Nile cruise and stay in El Gouna.
Enjoy 7 nights cruising the the beautiful Nile before heading for El Gounato enjoy 7 nights on the Red Sea coast at one of El Gouna's 5 grade resorts. This combination will allow you to enjoy your criuse on Full Board basis and your stay in El Gouna on All Inclusive. Various Cruises, board options and other hotels available may carry a supliment.
Enjoy 7 nights cruising the the beautiful Nile before heading for El Gounato enjoy 2 nights on the Red Sea coast at one of El Gouna's 5 grade resorts. This combination will allow you to enjoy your criuse on Full Board basis and your stay in El Gouna on All Inclusive. Various Cruises, board options and other hotels available may carry a supliment.
Enjoy 7 nights cruising the the beautiful Nile before heading for El Gounato enjoy 11 nights on the Red Sea coast at one of El Gouna's 5 grade resorts. This combination will allow you to enjoy your criuse on Full Board basis and your stay in El Gouna on All Inclusive. Various Cruises, board options and other hotels available may carry a supliment.
Day 1 - Arrival
Arrive at Luxor airport. Meet and greet by local representative and transfer to your boat. Check in to your cabin before dinner and over night on board as we depart. for Esna.
Enjoy your first sunrise as we sail to Edfu to visit the extraordinary Temple of Horus, the mythical son of Isis and Osiris. Here, legend says, Horus avenged the murder of his father Osiris by defeating his father's brother Seth in combat. Following lunch the afternoon is free for leisure as we sail to Aswan. Dinner and overnight on board.
Visit the high dam which controls the flow of the Nile, an engineering miracle when it was built in the 1960S, it contains 18 times the material used in the Great Pyramid of Cheops. Then onto the Unfinished obelisk in its bedrock of pink granite and take a short boat trip to the Temple of Philae dedicated to the Egyptian god Isis. The temple was moved 550 metres from its original location on Philae Island in 1971, when the high dam was completed, using money from UNESCO to its new home on Agilika Island.
Following lunch an afternoon felucca cruise along the Nile enjoying the views of the Aga Khan mausoleum, Elephantine and Kitcheners Islands. Dinner and overnight board.
An early departure if the optional excursion to Abu Simbel by air has been chosen. Then we set sail for Kom Ombo. enjoying lunch on board. Then we visit the Temple dedicated to the two gods Sobek and Haroeris. Sobek was the crocodile god of Nile fertility before sailing onto Esna. Dinner and overnight on board.
Today we continue sailing onto Luxor with the morning free for leisure enjoying lunch on board. Following lunch, we visit the East Bank temples of Karnak and Luxor. Karnak is the biggest temple complex in the world with the famous 138 gigantic columns. Luxor faces the Nile and was originally joined to Karnak by an avenue of Sphinxes over 2 kms long. In the evening a possible optional excursion to the sound and light show at Karnak. Dinner and overnight on board.
An early morning excursion to the Necropolis of Thebes better known as the West Bank of Luxor. Here we visit the Valley of the Kings and the tombs of the new kingdom pharaohs including Tutankhamen (separate ticket required) and Ramses the Great.
Today we move to the Temple of Deir El Bahari the mortuary temple of Queeh Hatshepsut with its 3 terraces, before a photo stop at the imposing Colossi of Memnon. Lunch on board as we set sail for Esna and an afternoon free for leisure as we cross the lock. Dinner and overnight on board.. Dinner and overnight on board.
Day 8 - Return Home
Head from Luxor Nile dock to your Hotel in Luxor.
Please Note: The order or content of your itinerary may have to be amended due to lock closures, low water levels or any other unforeseeable circumstances. Due to the increasing number of boats on the Nile, at some docking points boats are moored side by side obstructing the view from cabins.
General Information: Occasionally, due to operational difficulties a change of vessel can occur. However, the sightseeing itinerary will remain the same. At busy mooring points in Luxor and Aswan, boats often moor next to each other, this effects will restrict the views from cabins on board.