on the Nile
A 10 Day Private Vacation in Egypt including 5 day Luxury Nile Cruise
Start in Cairo . Choose your own travel date, daily arrival in Cairo
, year round
Board the Sonesta M/S Moon Goddess
All cabins are with private Balconies
the ultimate version of this Egyptian adventure. Enjoy the most luxurious
steamer accommodation available: and stay at the Four Seasons Hotel
. Leave any day ( Subject to availability of air space and Nile cruise)
from Mark Twain to tycoons to heads of state have journeyed to
Egypt for the adventure. Treasures and sights unfold at a stately
pace: ancient columned temples, tombs containing inestimable riches,
green fields irrigated by life-giving waters, looming desert ridges.
Of course, there are excursions before and after to the mysterious Sphinx
1 - CAIRO -
This is a Private Tour. Choose Your Own Arrival date. ( Subject to cruise
onward to your hotel. Traditional sweets await you, with our compliments.
for Egypt maybe issued upon arrival at Cairo Airport for a limited number
of citizens such as : American, EU , Canadian , EU Singaporean and Japanese
citizens. Guests are to to pay for it upon arrival ( approx : $ 15 -
subject to change ) . You are responsible for having your passport in
order valid at least for 6 month beyond the date of your arrival in
After exiting the terminal, our local representative will escort you
to the hotel .
Private air condition car for your transfer. Private chauffeur
2 - CAIRO (BLD)
Private air condition car for your tour today . Private chauffeur.
Private Egyptologist . Your exploration of ancient Egypt begins today!
We'll start after breakfast with the Egyptian Museum. Here you'll see
the treasures of the ancient pharaohs: mummies, statuary, and
precious stones and metals. Travelers have long come to Cairo just to
gaze on these sights alone. But there's more , we'll motor to the mysterious
Sphinx and the Pyramids on the edge of Cairo. Taking a camel ride is
entirely your own choice! Lunch is included at the Mena House. Dinner
is included at La Bodega restaurant.
3 - ABU SIMBEL / ASWAN ( or Luxor)
(B. Lunch Box. D)
Very early breakfast is included at your hotel in Cairo.
Please alert our local rep. in Cairo if you prefer vegetarian meals
for you Lunch Box today. ( must be ordered the night before)
Always : Private air condition car for your transfer. Private chauffeur
Cairo personnel will escort you to the airport to board your flight
to Aswan and connect by air to Abu Simbel , where you PRIVATE car/driver
& guide will be waiting for you at ABU SIMBEL airport , tour
the mighty temples of Ramses the Great & Queen Neferatri then fly
back to Aswan and your suite at the Movenpick Aswan ,
( The legendary colonial style : Old Cataract remains closed
for renovations ).
the Great's huge desert temple at Abu Simbel marked the southern border
of the pharaoh's dominions. Rescued from the rising waters of Lake Nasser
by an international effort, it is a marvel of sacred engineering. Twice
a yearčand only thenčthe sun penetrates to the Holy of Holies, illuminating
the stone figures of Ramses and Nefertari.
Afternoon High Tea included on the famous terrace over looking the Nile,
where Agatha Christi wrote " Death On the Nile " Remainder
of the day at leisure. Dinner is included as well at the Old Cataract.
4 - ASWAN- Board your Nile Cruise (BLD)
American or buffet breakfast at the hotel. Morning at leisure . Board
the cruise from Aswan or Luxor .
noon we'll escort you to your Luxury floating hotel. You'll settle in
to your cabin on your Nile cruiser, where a fruit basket awaits you,
then enjoy lunch on board. We'll have the opportunity to experience
Egypt at its most authentic, as we sail the Nile in a graceful Felucca,
the age-old sailing vessel of the river. If you wish, try your hand
at camel riding! We'll take a traditional caravan to enjoy tea with
Nubian villagers. Back in Aswan, enjoy a welcome dinner on board your
5 - ASWAN / KOM OMBO (BLD)
Board a launch to visit the Temples of Philae, rescued from
rising waters when the High Dam was built. Then, back aboard our cruiser,
we'll sail down river at a stately pace to Kom Ombo, the twin temple
dedicated to the crocodile river god, Sobek. While you are on board
the cruise, afternoon tea will be served daily on deck.
6 - EDFU, ESNA- We Include Esna Temple Tour (BLD)
Horse-drawn carriages meet us at riverside to take us through Edfu
to the Temple of Horus, best-preserved in all of Egypt. Later, we'll
cruise to Esna, We
sail to Esna and tour its temple , while the cruise ship goes
through the locks
, and by evening, we'll be in fabled Luxor. Egyptian sweets platter
will be delivered to your cabin today with our compliments.
7 - LUXOR (BLD)
We'll cross the Nile to view an array of ancient splendors: the
tomb chambers of the Valley of the Kings; the imposing tomb-temple of
Queen Hatshepsut in the Valley of the Queens ; and the Colossi of Memnon,
tour Medinet Habu , the Ramesseum and the Ancient Workers Village
at Deir El Medineh, the first known "Workers Village"
these were the true creative heroes who built the temples & tombs
for the mighty Pharaohs of the Nile Kingdom.
El Medinah is on Luxor's west bank you get a totally different perspective
on ancient Egyptian life, at the ancient workers' settlement of Deir
el-Medinah. While most of the imposing stone monuments and sites of
Egypt honor the lives and after-lives of royalty, Deir el-Medinah gives
us unique and surprising insights into the ordinary citizens who constructed
and decorated the tombs.
we'll see the excavated homes shared by laborers with their domestic
animals. These quarters were surprisingly large, with three good-sized
rooms, courtyard, kitchen, and even storage cellars. While ancient Egypt
might not have been a workers' paradise, we'll see that artisans and
builders were highly regarded in their community. We are proud to be
the only operator to offer regular visits to this singular ancient settlement
in its tour and cruise programs.
it is off to tour the magnificent tombs in the Valley of the Kings
including Tut-Ank-Amon's tomb and the great temple of Queen Hatshepsut,
we stop at the Colossi of Memnon before we
tour the charming Luxor Museum. In the evening your guide will call
on your for a horse-drawn carriage ride to tour Luxor souks and water
The order of sites/ tours may change depending on the cruise ship confirmed,
yet you will not miss any site/ item listed here.
8 - Fly Back to CAIRO (B)
After breakfast we'll visit the imposing Great Temple of Amon at
Karnak and the Temple of Luxor before heading to the airport to catch
our flight to Cairo. Private air condition car for your transfer. Private
chauffeur. We'll settle you into your hotel.
9 - CAIRO (B)
One more day in Cairo, at leisure.
You'll have one more opportunity to experience the excitement of this
great city and, of course, do some last-minute shopping.
10 - DEPARTURE (B)
Private air condition car for your transfer. Private chauffeur .Our
Cairo-based staff escorts you to the airport, where you'll begin your
journey home. Bon Voyage! Please
note that the Nile vessels and cruise itineraries are subject to
Hotels : Hyatt . Cairo Marriott or similar
And accommodation in on board the Cruise : Sonesta M/S Moon Goddess
, or similar
( subject to availability)
RATES per person, in deluxe accommodations, in US$:
Person in : Triple occupancy : US$ 4490.
Person in : Double US$ 4410.
Person in : Single US$ 5645.
add 15 % for Easter (2 weeks period), and Dec 20-Jan 3 Peak Holiday
Level Room at the Grand
Hyatt or similar , and suite at your hotel in Aswan,
or similar Hotels . And accommodation in a Suite on board the Cruise
: Mozart Suite on the Sonesta Star Goddess or similar ( subject to
RATES per person, in deluxe accommodations, in US$:
Per Person in : Triple occupancy : US$ 5180.
Per Person in : Double US$ 5250.
Person in : Single US$ 6400.
Please add 15 % for Easter (2 weeks period), and Dec 20-Jan 3 Peak
transportation in Egypt , domestic flights in Egypt in business
airport/cruise/hotel transfers , including airport greeting.
Always on a private basis , private air-conditioned vehicle and
private chauffeur .
guided sightseeing in Cairo and Abu Simbel on a private basis ,
private air-conditioned vehicle and private chauffeur, private Egyptologist
, while on board the cruise you are part of a 10-15 English speaking
hotel accommodations, including tax based on your choice from
rates listed above .
cruise, with all meals and shore excursions, based on your choice
rates listed above .
with guide and entrance fees to archaeological sites.
as indicated, with preset menu (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
air conditioned vehicle for all Cairo touring and transfers.
welcome drink upon arrival on board the Nile Cruise.
welcome fruit basket on board the Nile Cruise.
bottle of water ( per person ) delivered to you cabin daily while
you are on board the Nile Cruise.
or coffee an bottled water with each / every meal while you are
on board the Nile Cruise.
air fare and tax .
maybe issued upon arrival at Cairo Airport for a limited number
of citizens such as : American, EU , Canadian , EU Singaporean and
Japanese citizens. You are responsible for having your passport
in order valid at least for 6 month beyond the date of your arrival
in Cairo. Please
pay the $ 15 upon arrival .
interruption and cancellation insurance
expenses, including excess baggage or shipping charges, beverages,
and personal charges in hotels for laundry, telephone, or other
are warm, and sometimes hot, in Luxor and Aswan, while evenings and
mornings can be cooler.
walking shoes and clothing of natural fabrics are suitable
for shore excursions.
board, dress is relaxed for breakfast and lunch, smart casual for
dinner. Take a sun hat and, of course, a swimsuit.
ships are fully air-conditioned. Typical amenities (which vary from
vessel to vessel; inquire for details) include large view windows;
in-cabin minibar, hair dryers and safes; and pools, boutiques,
and dance lounges.