Multi-day trip

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

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Activity provider: Egyptology Travel CO
Multi-day trip

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

Activity provider: Egyptology Travel CO

From US$ 1,000 per person

Explore the legendary sites of Egypt on a Nile river cruise and experience many of its ancient wonders along the way. Visit Luxor, Aswan, Abu Simbel, and much more and enjoy a hot air balloon ride over the River Nile on this 7-day cruise.

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Duration 8 days
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Your hotel in Luxor or Luxor International Airport
Wheelchair accessible


  • Explore the magnificent temples of Luxur and Aswan
  • Marvel at the breathtaking architecture of Abu Simbel, an ancient wonder of the world
  • Discover the east and west bank's of Luxor and enjoy a sunrise hot air balloon ride over the city
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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: Luxor

After 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: Luxor

Rise 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 Ombo

Arrive 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: Aswan

Cruise 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 Simbel

Arrive at the ancient wonder of Abu Simbel in the morning and spend the day exploring this historic temple complex.

Day 6: Aswan

Begin the sailing journey back to Luxor. As you sail, take stunning photos of the Nubian islands and villages that you pass.

Day 7: Cruising

Spend the day relaxing on the ship as you sail down the Nile. Sleep overnight on the boat.

Day 8: Luxor

After 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.

  • 5-star 7-night Nile cruise
  • Cabin with all facilities
  • Meals
  • Stops at all sites mentioned in the program
  • Airport/hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Tour guide
  • Horse and carriage
  • Motor boat
  • Hot air balloon ride
  • Taxes and charges
  • Entrance fees
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities

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Important information

Know before you go

  • The tour begins and ends in Luxor.
  • The tour departs every Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Thursday and Friday.
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4.4 /5

based on 7 reviews

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At Blue Shadow, very friendly staff who warm welcomes you and greets you everytime. Everybody paying attention to every detail to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Really felt at home. Our guide Ahmed is always keen to give detailed information and aswers every question. Really enjoyed it!

August 21, 2021

The service is impeccable. The buffet is excellent and very varied. The boat is not recent but it gives it a certain cachet. The staff are very helpful and attentive. A great experience!!!

September 15, 2022

A cruise is really the best way of experiencing all the temples along the Nile. The boat was very nice and the guide enthusiast and knowledgeable.

November 22, 2021

Product ID: 266020