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Luxor, Egypt Sailing trips & boat tours

Our most recommended Luxor, Egypt Sailing trips & boat tours

Luxor: 3 Days Nile Cruise to Aswan

1. Luxor: 3 Days Nile Cruise to Aswan

Day 1: Luxor Your Egyptology tour guide will pick you up at 11:00AM from any location in Luxor. From there you will be transferred to your Nile cruise. After arriving you will check-in at your cabin, and following lunch you will begin sailing from Luxor. Once settled in, stand up on the sun deck watching the islands of Luxor as you pass them by. You can also observe small boats, Egyptian villages, cows, and donkeys, allowing you to take rare photos of authentic Egyptian nature. You will later pass through the Esna Lock, following which you will continue sailing to Edfu City. Day 2: Edfu Your second day will begin with a morning ride in a horse and carriage to visit the Edfu Temple. After returning back to the cruise, you will continue sailing towards Kom Ombo. At around sunset, you'll visit the Kom Ombo Temple, after which you will continue sailing through the night towards Aswan. Day 3: Aswan Following breakfast on the morning of your final day, your tour will conclude in Aswan.

From Luxor: 7-Night Nile River Cruise + Ballon & Abu Simbel

2. From Luxor: 7-Night Nile River Cruise + Ballon & Abu Simbel

Discover ancient Egypt on a 7-cruise down the Nile from Luxor. See the Valley of the Kings, explore Edfu Temple, and marvel at the Temple of Isis. Day 1: LuxorAfter getting picked up from Luxor International Airport or your hotel, board your motor boat and travel downstream to the West Bank. Here, see the Colossi of Memnon, Valley of the Kings, Temple of Hatshepsut, and the Carter House, where you can admire treasures belonging to Tutankhamun. Spend the night on your ship, cruising down the Nile. Day 2: LuxorRise before sunrise and enjoy the experience of a lifetime as you take a hot air balloon ride over the city. Watch as the sunlight illuminates the city and its surroundings before heading back to the boat. Sail through ancient villages and beautiful islands and discover true Egyptian culture. Arrive at Esna in the evening. Day 3: Edfu - Kom OmboArrive in the city of Edfu in the morning and enjoy a traditional horse and carriage ride to Edfu temple, the largest Ptolemaic temple in Egypt.   In the afternoon, travel to Kom Ombo, enjoying a refreshing drink on the boat’s sun deck as you cruise. In Kom Ombo, visit the city’s unique temple, dedicated to two gods, and discover the contrasting architecture of both sides. Day 4: AswanCruise to Aswan, a city famous for its Nubian culture. After breakfast, head to the Temple of Isis on Philae Island and visit the High Dam, which provides electricity to the residents of the Nile. Later, enjoy some free time if you want to discover the city and its ancient market by yourself. Day 5: Abu SimbelArrive at the ancient wonder of Abu Simbel in the morning and spend the day exploring this historic temple complex. Day 6: AswanBegin the sailing journey back to Luxor. As you sail, take stunning photos of the Nubian islands and villages that you pass. Day 7: CruisingSpend the day relaxing on the ship as you sail down the Nile. Sleep overnight on the boat. Day 8: LuxorAfter breakfast, enjoy a tour of the East Bank of Luxor. Visit the Karnak temple, the biggest temple complex in the world, as well as the beautiful Luxor temple. At the end of your tour, get dropped off back at your accommodation or at the airport in Luxor.

Aswan: 3 Days Nile Cruise to Luxor with Sightseeing

3. Aswan: 3 Days Nile Cruise to Luxor with Sightseeing

Day 1: Start with pickup at 8:00 AM from your hotel in Aswan. First, visit the beautiful Philae Temple which was dedicated to the Goddess Isis. Then proceed to the amazing High Dam, an engineering miracle built in 1960 to protect the surrounding regions from the annual Nile floods. Next, make your way to check-in for the cruise and set sail at approximately 2:00 PM. Enjoy a pleasant afternoon cruise and arrive at the Temple of Kom Ombo in time for sunset. This beautiful temple was built to worship the gods Sobek and Horus. Continue sailing till Edfu where the cruise will stop for an overnight stay. Day 2: Rise early in the morning for breakfast before enjoying a horse and carriage ride to the Temple of Horus at Edfu. This ancient temple houses important scenes and inscriptions of the Sacred Drama which tells of the conflict between Horus and Seth. Return to the cruise ship for afternoon tea while sailing towards Luxor. Pass through Esna lock along the way before arriving in Luxor at 7:00 PM. Day 3: On the third day venture to the Valley of the Kings just outside the city of Luxor. Explore the site with your guide and wander through the Royal Tombs. Proceed to the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir El Bahari. Queen Hatsheput was the first Pharaonic woman to rule Egypt. Next, see the Colossi of Memnon facing the Nile.  Visit the Karnak Temple Complex, which was dedicated to the God Amun and his wife, Mut. Walk through the giant pillars of the famous Great Hypostyle Hall. Karnak Temple also features the oldest peace treaty known to historians, which was signed by the Hittites and the Egyptians. The Egyptian version of the treaty was preserved on a wall in the Temple of Amun at Karnak. Next, see the majestic Luxor Temple and the Obelisk of Ramses II in front of the 1st Pylon. You will then be transferred to the airport or railway station for your final departure.

From Aswan: All Inclusive 2-Night 5-Star Nile Cruise

4. From Aswan: All Inclusive 2-Night 5-Star Nile Cruise

After pickup from your hotel in Aswan, you’ll head to the port with your expert guide to begin your trip down the Nile. Departing in the afternoon, you’ll have plenty of time to gaze out from your luxurious quarters, or to hang out by the pool, catching a glimpse of the Nile’s lush flora and diverse fauna with lunch. Around sunset, you’ll arrive at the Temple of Kom Ombo, dating back to 180 BCE. Amble through the stately columns, learning of the complex religious significance that the building holds, paying tribute to 2 gods simultaneously. Afterwards, you’ll hop back on board for dinner, arriving in Edfu for the night where the boat will dock. After breakfast, you’ll head out to the Temple of Edfu, a shrine to the god Horus, and one of the best preserved temples in Egypt. Hop on a horse and carriage ride around the grounds before heading back onto the cruise for some time to relax. Arriving in Luxor that evening, you’ll gaze at the city’s lights from the water as you settle in for dinner. After breakfast the next morning, the cruise will end in the bustling and historic city of Luxor.

From Marsa Alam: 4-Days 5-Star Nile Cruise with Guided Tours

5. From Marsa Alam: 4-Days 5-Star Nile Cruise with Guided Tours

Begin your tour on Day 1 with pickup from any location in Marsa Alam at 6 AM. Drive to Aswan in an air-conditioned car with a representative, in case you need any help. Upon arrival in Aswan, meet your tour guide and head first to the Aswan High Dam, then take a motorboat to Philae Island. After your Aswan tour, check in to the cruise. Once onboard, get ready to snap great photos of both sides of the River Nile. Find out about both Nubian and Egyptian cultures, and see small boats, Nubian people, and villages all around you. Drink your tea on the sundeck as the cruise sails. Stop at Kom Ombo to visit the Kom Ombo Temple, then enjoy an overnight stay on the boat. On Day 2, sail over toward Edfu. Enjoy a wonderful experience by horse and carriage to visit Edfu Temple before heading back to the cruise and sailing on to Esna. Pass Esna Lock and continue to Luxor where the cruise will stop overnight. On Day 3, discover the Valley of the Kings and listen to your guide's detailed explanations about its history. Then, visit Queen Hatshepsut Temple and find out her secrets. Make a stop in Howard Carter House, where the famous Englishman who discovered Tutankhamun's treasures lived. Head back to the cruise and enjoy some time to relax before visiting the awe-inspiring Karnak Temple. Pay a visit to the beautiful Luxor Temple before spending the night on the cruise. After breakfast on Day 4, disembark the cruise and get transferred back to your original starting location in Marsa Alam.

Luxor: Hatshepsut, Valley of Kings and Felucca Ride, guide

6. Luxor: Hatshepsut, Valley of Kings and Felucca Ride, guide

Begin this day trip around 12:30 PM with pickup at your hotel in Luxor, then transfer to the other side of the Nile River in a comfortable, new model car. After 20 minutes, arrive at the burial place of the Thebes kings, the Valley of the Kings. Before entering, receive a detailed description from your guide at the Visitors' Center, as they will not be able to go in with you. Once you know what to look out for, visit 3 tombs and marvel at these archaeological sites. Next, continue to Hatshepsut Temple, honoring the only female ruler in ancient Egyptian history. On your way back to Luxor, make a 20-minute photo stop at the Colossi of Memnon and admire the two giant statues. After that, proceed to have lunch in a delicious restaurant (if option selected). Finally, return to Luxor to the boat dock and begin your felucca experience. Relax on the soft cushions and soak up the tranquility of the water that has been the lifeblood of Egypt since the time of the Pharaohs. Enjoy a cool drink as you gently glide down the river, looking around you at scenes that have not changed in millennia. See children playing in the water, observe the camels and donkeys, watch the traditional farmers going about their work, and admire the water buffalo and a wide variety of birds and wildlife. Then, marvel as the sun sets slowly over the West Bank and the Valley of the Kings. At the end of the tour, you'll be dropped off back at your hotel.

Luxor: Half Day Motor Boat Ride with Banana Island Visit

7. Luxor: Half Day Motor Boat Ride with Banana Island Visit

Your local tour leader will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to the Nile side of Luxor, where your boat is waiting for your journey. Sailing down the peaceful waters of the majestic Nile River, see the imposing Luxor Temple on the East Bank and the pink hills of the West Bank go by, an inspiring and incredibly relaxing experience you’ll never forget.  Experience the peace and tranquility of the Nile water that has been the lifeblood of Egypt since the times of the pharaohs. Enjoy a drink during your boat ride. The boat will sail north of Luxor to an island covered with banana plantations. The boat will sail to the Banana Island, an island covered with banana plantations. Have a relaxing time enjoying the beautiful scenery on a short exploratory tour.  Enjoy a refreshing cup of traditional Egyptian tea and some of the sweetest, most delicious bananas you have ever tasted. Continue sailing and watch the sun set slowly over the Luxor West Bank, take in the scenes around you as you sail along the Nile.

Luxor: Private Felucca Boat Trip with Hotel Pickup

8. Luxor: Private Felucca Boat Trip with Hotel Pickup

Take a cruise on the Nile river in a traditional felucca sailing boat to discover the beauty of Luxor. Relax with a drink as you soak up the scenery. Enjoy a private trip with hotel pickup and drop-off. See camels, donkeys, and a wide variety of birds and wildlife. Watch children playing in the water and traditional farmers at work. Marvel as the sun sets over the West Bank and the Valley of the Kings.

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A successful day all round. The morning hot air balloon launch was a great experience, albeit quite 'industrial' as around 50 hot air balloons, each with up to 15 balloonists, launched into the sunrise. Nevertheless: A great experience with great pictures and unforgettable memories. The subsequent pick-up at the hotel by the German-speaking guide was initially a bit clouded by the fact that we had no information about it. The organizers had forgotten that, but after 15 minutes the phone in the room rang. The guide was great. Very deep professional knowledge, very individual to our wishes, we dived deep into Egyptian history and culture and we were well shielded from "snipers and snitches". What he showed us could be bought; acting is part of it. In summary: An unforgettable day, which was something very special, especially thanks to our guide. Super worthwhile investment

This was an amazing tour from start to finish. The early morning pickup was easy and seamless, with the communication with Arwa. The hot air balloon offered stunning views and an incredible sunrise. The tour guide Salma was one of the best we ever had. She was informative, super fun and gave all the best recommendations when touring the tombs. Koko was our driver and he knew all the ins and outs and was always waiting for us to head to the next site. This experience over all was 10/10. I would recommend this to family and friends! Thank you

We had an amazing organized day. First we had a boat just for ourselves which took us around the Nile, the guide realized we loved nature so he gave us a proper treat by letting us walk on an island on the Nile to see birds and cows grazing. Then we went to the valley of the kings and temple. We had a very good guide which was very informative, he gave us a lot of info re kings and tombs. This day was great and an amazing experience in Luxor. Highly recommended

Esta actividad es realmente completa y es una genial opción si tienes solo un día en Luxor y quieres visitar los lugares más importantes. El paseo en globo es una experiencia única. De las visitas a los templos solo añadiría un poco más de tiempo con explicaciones del guía en el templo de Karnak ya que es el más grande de Egipto y media hora es muy justo para visitarlo. Quizás eliminaría una de las visitas para tener más tiempo en el resto de lugares.

It was good experience and thanks for professional conductor Arwa.