Multi-day trip

From Luxor: 3-Night Nile Cruise to Aswan and Hot Air Balloon

3.9 / 5

79 reviews

Activity provider: Nice Tours
Multi-day trip

From Luxor: 3-Night Nile Cruise to Aswan and Hot Air Balloon

Activity provider: Nice Tours

From US$ 440 per person

Take a wonderful 3-night journey through Egyptian culture on a 5-star Nile cruise from Luxor to Aswan. Visit iconic temples with a tour guide along the way and enjoy a sunrise hot air balloon ride.

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Duration 4 days
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Live tour guide
Arabic, English, French, Spanish, German
Pickup included
Meet your driver outside your Luxor hotel.


  • Explore the city’s magnificent temples by visiting the west and east bank
  • Enjoy Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride the once in a lifetime adventure
  • Door-to-door round-trip private transfers save time and stress
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Day 1 :

A representative will come at the chosen pick-up time to pick you up by car to go to the Nile cruise ship by a private A/C van. Get settled into your comfortable room. Relax on the ship and have a buffet lunch then at about 2:00 pm Your professional Egyptologist Guide meet you for your visit to the Karnak temple. Then take a felucca ride on the Nile. Enjoy refreshing breezes with a ride on a traditional Egyptian sailboat. Along the way Enjoy an incredible outing with friends or family away from the stress of the big city and see a spectacular view of Luxor from the water. Next, you will move to the Luxor temple that was built by Amenhotep III in the 18th Dynasty in the modern kingdom and the temple was completed by Ramses II. Finally, After finishing your tour, our guide will transfer you back to the ship at about 6:30 pm. At night you will enjoy dinner on board with an Egyptian Folkloric Show party/ Day 2:

In the early morning get ready to have a bird’s eye view of the city from a hot air balloon. Watch an unforgettable sunrise from the sky and Luxor from above . After landing your guide will be waiting for you to head to the West Bank of Luxor to visit the Valley of the Kings. Glance around the complex and see the tombs and resting places of remarkable Egyptian kings such as Merneptah, Ramesses III, and Ramesses VI. Then move on to the Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, dedicated to the fifth pharaoh and the only female ruler of Egypt who reigned for 20 peaceful years. Next, move to the colossi of Memnon where you will See the mortuary temple of Amenhotep III at the Colossi of Memnon. Finally, head back to th ship for dinner.

Day 3:

After breakfast on board, take a horse-drawn carriage to Edfu. You’ll then enjoy a guided visit to the Temple of Horus (with a small group of . Marvel at the best-preserved religious place in Egypt with imposing sandstone structures of Horus. You’ll enjoy a buffet lunch back on board the boat as you sail to your next destination. In the afternoon, visit the unusual Temple of Kom Ombo. Learn about the structures of the temple and how it was built in honor of two great gods. Return to the boat for dinner and free time. Day 4:

In the early morning, head with a group to one of the most stunning temple complexes in Egypt, Abu Simbel Temples. Meet your guide at the temple and discover the twin temples of Ramesses II and Nefertari, built into the mountainside under the dynasty of Pharaoh Ramesses II. After the visit, you will return to your Nile cruise ship to take your luggage to drop you off at your Aswan hotel. For an additional fee, you can finish your trip at the Aswan airport or the train station.

  • Hotel pickup in Luxor
  • Private Tour
  • Accommodation on a 5-star cruise with full-board
  • Cabin with all facilities
  • Professional Private Egyptologist guide
  • All transportation in the location of the destination
  • All transfers by a private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Felucca ride
  • Sunrise VIP hot air balloon ride
  • Private transportation
  • All tours mentioned in the program
  • Professional licensed driver
  • Hotel drop-off in Aswan
  • Tips
  • Entry fees
  • Drop-off at Aswan airport or train station (available for an additional fee)
  • Drinks

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Children under 6 years can't join the hot air balloon flight (Civil aviation rule)
  • This trip finishes in Aswan. To be dropped off in a 3-seat car at the Aswan Airport, pay an additional 25 USD. To be dropped off at the Aswan train station, pay an additional 20 USD
  • Vegan, vegetarian, and halal diets can be accommodated
Customer reviews

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3.9 /5

based on 79 reviews

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Read this carefully, I wish someone had written it for us to be able to plan ahead: the ship won’t leave early on the first day. They leave at night, just try to get there before 6 p.m. We booked the one that included Abu Simbel for the last day, they pick you up around 4:10 am, you have to do the check out at that time and leave your bags there. They will bring you back when you are finished. The time you get back to the ship is around 2 pm, we booked our flight until 8 pm. We had to wait for hours to leave. The airport wont be open until 6 pm. This is the most important information I will give you: For the Horus temple (Edfu), the pick up time always depends on the boat, but if you have any consideration/respect/love for the animals, Do Not let them take you on the horse rides. The horses are sick, skinny and not well taken care of. They will lie to you and tell you that that is the only way to get to the temple. The temple is 1 km away, arrange for a moto, a car or walking. Pls

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March 12, 2023

Superb experience. Even if before the departure, the communication was complicated (Getyourguide acts as intermediary), Arwa contacts us every day via Whatsapp to know the feeling of the day and to give us the details for the following day. The Semiramis II is a very comfortable boat. Pleasant cabins (size, comfortable bedding, bathroom). The team on board, especially in the kitchen and in the dining room, is extremely caring and very considerate. Varied and very good quality food. Drinks on board not included at very reasonable prices. Pleasant terrace also with afternoon tea and a barbecue meal. Amazing hot air balloon experience. The various sites visited are breathtaking (Edfu in particular and Abu Simbel - a long trip, but worth the trip). One of the less efficient guides but that of Luxor of good quality and those of Edfu and Abu Simbel super professional, with perfect French and a desire to share their knowledge. In a word: awesome!

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February 15, 2023

Excellent cruise, very complete, very good service, very good food, very good rooms, the staff is very attentive, the captain stands out, as well as the guides who took us to the archaeological zones, highlighting Sayed in the Valley of the Kings, and of course especially Arwa who coordinated everything very opportunely, so that nothing falkar

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February 3, 2023

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