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Cairo: 2-Hour River Nile Cafelluca Cruise with Meals

1. Cairo: 2-Hour River Nile Cafelluca Cruise with Meals

Your River Nile experience begins with pickup from your hotel within Cairo City, then heads to Maadi where your traditional felucca boat awaits you. Find your seats aboard the boat and sit back and relax as you leave the marina and start your trip along the world-famous River Nile. Spend a delightful 2-hours cruising along the river, admiring incredible views of the surrounding landscapes and locals going about their day. As you watch the scenes unfold along the river, learn about how Old Cairo has adapted to modern times, and how traditions and culture have developed here. While you sail, enjoy a delicious and authentic Egyptian meal, bursting with colorful flavors that represent the local way of life. There are 3 options available for the trip, the breakfast option which runs from 10am to 12pm, the lunch option which runs from 12pm to 4pm, and the dinner option which runs from 6pm to 8pm. During the breakfast cruise, dine on traditional ful stew, falafel, feteer, honey, cheese, tomato, salad, and soft drinks. On the lunch and dinner cruises, guests are served a selection of meat samosas, meat and vegetable tagine, tahini, salads, grilled chicken, kofta, and more, as well as a sweet dessert and soft drinks.

Aswan: Philae Temple Sound & Light Show with Transfers

2. Aswan: Philae Temple Sound & Light Show with Transfers

Take a narrated multimedia journey through time at the Sound and Light Show at Philae Temple. Hear tales of Goddess Isis and God Osiris, and explore the temple at night, with return transfers from your Aswan hotel included. Begin your evening with pickup from your Aswan hotel by private vehicle. At the marina, hop onboard a boat for a short ride across to Agilkia Island. Using music, lasers, and light projections, stroll through the temple as the multimedia show brings Ancient Egyptian mythology to life in a stunning location. Who were Isis and Osiris, and why were they so important to ancient Egyptians? Philae Temple itself has a remarkable story. Due to regular flooding in the early 20th century, a special project was carried out by UNESCO to transport the temple stone by stone to its current site on an island in the Nile River.

Old Cairo Half Day Tour And Nile Dinner Cruise

3. Old Cairo Half Day Tour And Nile Dinner Cruise

Your guide will pick you up from your hotel in Cairo or Giza to visit both Coptic and Islamic parts of old Cairo. First, you will go to the Sultan Hassan Mosque, which is one of the largest and most important medieval mosques in the world. Next, you will explore Coptic Cairo, visiting the Babylon fortress and the St. Sergios Church dating back to the 4th century, where the holy family took refuge. Saving the best for last, your tour will end with a 3-hour Nile cruise with dinner. An evening cruise on one of the Nile boats is a wonderful opportunity to spend and look at Cairo's skyline at night. During the evening, you will find both local and international cuisine options at an open buffet. In addition, you will watch a belly dance show, listen to Arabic songs and music, along with a Tanoura show while indulging in your delicious meal. Spend an evening in the open air, enjoy the good food, the unique entertainment and the magnificent views of the banks of the Nile.

From Aswan: River Nile 4-Day Cruise to Kom Obo, Esna & Luxor

4. From Aswan: River Nile 4-Day Cruise to Kom Obo, Esna & Luxor

Enjoy a 4-day cruise on the Jaz Crown Jubilee, a 5-star deluxe cruiser. Enjoy the comfort of warm cabins and bask in the view of the river Nile. Explore the history of the river and discover key locations along the way, beginning with Aswan, followed by Kom Ombo, Edfu, Esna, and Luxor. The journey begins by departing from Aswan, a city known for a rich, local cuisine and significant cultural heritage, including local temples like Abu Simbel and Philae. Continue exploring the Nile on the first day, stopping in the small town of Kom Ombo, situated on the East side of the Nile. Check out this agricultural town, famous for the Temple of Kom Ombo (Golden Hill).   Next enjoy dinner onboard in Edfu, an ancient settlement on the western banks of the Nile between the cities of Aswan and Esna. Edfu is a quaint old city possessing the remains of ancient Egyptian pyramids. Notable for being the site of the Ptolemaic Temple of Horus, Edfu is home to the remains of Tell Edfu, an ancient settlement that dates back to 3000 years of history. Take advantage of the chance to visit these ancient treasures that are linked back to the Old Kingdom to the Graeco-Roman period. On the second day, the cruise continues to Esna, located on the Western bank of the Nile. Esna was formerly part of the modern Qena Governorate. While Esna is popularly known for it’s Temple of Khnum, this farming town also has a number of other charming properties to explore. Esna is home to many Pharaonic treasures such as the Temple of Esna, dedicated to the worship of the gods Khnum, Menhit, Nebtu, Heka, and Neith. Along the waterfront of Esna Temple are the remains of several 19th-century houses with traditional Islamic architectural elements. Continue wandering north of the temple to explore ancient roadside inns like Wikalat Al Gidawi. Days 3 and 4 of the cruise take you to Luxor. Characterized as the world’s greatest open-air museum, Luxor is home to the Karnak and Luxor temples, which play key roles in the narrative of Egyptian history. This stretch of the cruise provides the opportunity to learn about how Luxor is the religious hotbed of Egypt, featuring a range of temples and a landscape sprawling across rivers, deserts, and ancient ruins. Be sure to watch the sound and light shows, which are a must-see, along the West Bank Necropolis sites. A breathtaking experience steeped in the history of Egypt, Luxor is sure to charm with its ancient vibes.

From Luxor: Nile Cruise to Dendera w/ Temple Tour and Lunch

5. From Luxor: Nile Cruise to Dendera w/ Temple Tour and Lunch

Enjoy a scenic cruise on the Nile River from Luxor. Head toward the Dendera Temple Complex and take a tour of the Temple of Goddess Hathor, one of the most well-preserved temples in Egypt. On board, you can enjoy a buffet lunch and a coffee break, and make use of the spacious facilities. After arriving at the meeting point, board the Lotus ship. Originally built in Cairo in 1989, it was renovated in 2022 and includes an onboard bar, disco, changing rooms, swimming pool, and restaurant. Make yourself comfortable before setting sail toward the Dendera. Take in the sights along the river, including Luxor's historic monuments and the surrounding scenery. Lunch will be served on the way to the Dendera Temple Complex. Upon arrival, take a guided tour of the Temple of Goddess Hathor and learn more about its history. On the return journey, there will be a scheduled coffee break. Take the time to sunbathe, jump in the water for a swim, or make the most of the onboard facilities before arriving back in Luxor.

Cairo: Pyramids, Museum Visit & Dinner Cruise Combo

6. Cairo: Pyramids, Museum Visit & Dinner Cruise Combo

Get picked up from your hotel at 8 AM, then begin your excursion with a visit to the Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren, and Mykerinus. Then, proceed to the Great Sphinx which dates back to the time of Chephren. The tour also includes a visit to the Valley Temple, which belongs to the Pyramid of Chephren. Next, continue on to visit the Egyptian Museum which features artifacts from the Pharaonic period. The museum displays a rare collection of 5000 years of art and is considered to be the largest and most precious collection of Egyptian art in the world. Admire over 250,000 genuine artifacts, including an exhibit dedicated to Tutankhamen's collection of treasure, gold, and jewelry. Read about how these marvels were enclosed in his tomb for over 3,500 years before they were discovered in the 1920s. After this, get transferred back to your hotel at around 4 PM to rest for a while, take a shower, and get ready for the night ahead. At 6 PM, get picked up from your hotel and head to the pier to begin your 2-hour Nile cruise. Enjoy a night on the Nile as you take in the sights of Cairo. Savor a delicious dinner on board as you watch a belly dancing and a folkloric show. Be delighted by the Chef's menu along with a selection of Egyptian favorites, all made with fresh ingredients. At the end of this memorable dining experience, get transferred back at around 10:30 PM where your tour ends.

From Marsa Alam: Private 2-Day Trip To Aswan And Abu Simbel

7. From Marsa Alam: Private 2-Day Trip To Aswan And Abu Simbel

Enjoy a private 2-day trip to Aswan from Marsa Alam. Explore the Great Temple of Ramesses II and the Small Temple of Nefertari on a sightseeing tour from Aswan. Learn about the Egyptian pharaohs and their burial rites and traditions. Day 1 : We will take you to Aswan right from your hotel by a comfortable air-contitioned car , you will visit the High Dam of Aswan. From the top of the High Dam, you will see a wonderful panorama across Lake Nasser to Kalabsha Temple. Continue to the Unfinished Obelisk in the granite quarries of Aswan. The last of the three famous Aswan sites you will see are generally regarded as the best. Philae Temple You will spend the night at a 4-star hotel in Aswan, have your dinner and some free time. Day 2 :We will pick you up from your hotel in Aswan to Abu Simbel where you will enjoy the two Temples of Abu Simbel (Temple of Ramses II, Temple of Queen Nefertari). After lunch at a restaurant we will take you back to your hotel in Marsa Alam.

Aswan: Private Home-Cooked Meal with a Local Family

8. Aswan: Private Home-Cooked Meal with a Local Family

Imagine your entire village was moved from its ancestral lands because a dam was being constructed. This is the story of the Nubians in Southern Egypt, who were relocated in the 1960s to the area around Aswan city.  On this Aswan tour, you’ll have the opportunity to not only eat delicious home-cooked Nubian food, but also have the privilege of learning about the people, culture, history, and traditions of Aswan. You'll visit a Nubian family in their home and experience some traditional hospitality. As a guest, you’re welcome to ask as many questions as you like! Learn about their lives and culture, and about the different Nubian tribes living around Elephantine Island. Your home-cooked Aswan tour will take you on a stroll around Elephantine Island before settling in for a shared meal with a local family. The styles and colors of the homes in this community cannot be found anywhere else in Egypt, so you’ll want to keep your camera ready!  Then, after you've walked and explored, it’s time to eat! The types of dishes you’ll be offered are among the favorite delicacies for Nubians. You might get to sample dishes like Bird’s Tongue Soup (don’t worry, there are no tongues involved), or maybe some rice with vermicelli, oven-cooked chicken, Nile perch, and mixed vegetables. But no matter what’s on the menu, be aware that Nubians like to eat a lot — so be prepared and come hungry!

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What people are saying about Aswan Governorate

Excellent experience! Santiago was a great guide who transmitted his passion for Egypt to us and showed us spectacular places, he was flexible with what we wanted to know, he encouraged us to live new experiences and he always helped us to live a great experience

It was an entertaining trip. I had interesting and personal conversations about life in Cairo with my guide. A great experience - anytime again.

First class service. Wonderful tour guide who was extremely knowledgeable and very caring of our needs throughout the day. Highly recommended.

The dinner cruise was spectacular itself especially the show! Very entertaining.

The attention of the guide very good, very attentive