Tour Duration: 5 Days 4 Nights
Tour Type: Felucca Adventures
Tour Departs: Every Day
Egypt Nile Cruise Tour Package Highlight:
The High Dam
The Unfinished Obelisk
Kom Ombo Temple
Valley of the Kings
Colossi of Memnon
|Arrive Aswan, Philae Temple, The High Dam, The Unfinished Obelisk and Nubian Village||Aswan||———-|
|Abu Simbel Temple, Nile Felucca boat||Felucca||Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner|
|NileFelucca||Felucca||Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner|
|Kom Ombo Temple, Edfu Temple, Karnak & Luxor Temples||Luxor||Breakfast|
|Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple,Colossi of Memnon, Transfer to Luxor Airport or Train Station, Tour ends||
Day 01: Arrive Aswan, Hotel Check in, Philae Temple, the Unfinished Obelisk, the High Dam and Nubian Village
Arrive in Aswan Airport or Train Station, meet and assist by our representative
Transfer from Aswan Airport or Aswan Train Station to Hotel and check in.
Proceed with the visits of Aswan including the Temple of Philae, the High Dam and The Unfinished Obelisk
Optional excursion Nubian Village
Overnight at Hotel in Aswan
(Meals Included –No Meals)
Day 02: Aswan, Abu Simbel and Nile Felucca
Early Morning Optional excursion to Abu Simbel (if you take this option you will have breakfast box)
Breakfast at Hotel
Check out from the Hotel
Transfer from the Hotel to Nile Felucca
Nile Felucca start sailing to North Direction
Dinner and overnight on Felucca
(Meals Included – Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 03: Nile Felucca
Breakfast and continue sailing to north direction
Lunch on board on Nile Felucca
Dinner on board on Nile Felucca
Overnight on Nile Felucca
(Meals Included – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 04: Nile Felucca, Kom Ombo Temple, Edfu Temple, check in Hotel in Luxor, Karnak and Luxor Temples
Early morning breakfast on Felucca
Visit the Temple of Kom-Ombo, dedicated for Gods Sobek and Haroeris
Drive 60KM to Edfu visit the Temple of Edfu, dedicated to the God Horus
Transfer from Edfu to Luxor
Check in at Hotel in Luxor
Afternoon; visit Karnak and Luxor Temples
Evening Optional excursion Sound & Lights Show at Karnak Temple
Overnight at hotel in Luxor
(Meals Included – Breakfast)
Day 05: Tour ends and final departure
Optional excursion Hot Air Balloon over Luxor (if you take this option you will have breakfast box)
Breakfast; Cross the Nile to visits the West Bank of Luxor including the Valley of the Kings, the factory of the Alabaster Stones then the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir El-Bahari and the colossi of Memnon.
Check out from Hotel before 12PM
Transfer from Hotel to Luxor Airport or Luxor Train Station for final departure
(Meals Included – Breakfast)
Prices are quoted in US Dollars per Person per Package.
|Seasons and Rates||Single||Double||Triple|
|Winter Season start from 01/10 To 30/04||
|Summer Season start from 01/05 To 30/09||$260.00
|Easter Season start from 24 /03 To 08 /04||$300.00
|Christmas & New Year start from 18/12 To 07/01||$300.00
Tour Prices Inclusions
Arrival Transfer from Aswan Airport or Aswan Railway Station to Hotel in Aswan according to your arrival details in day 1 of the Tour
Transfer from the Hotel in Aswan to Nile Felucca
Transfer from Kom Ombo to Luxor 180KM
All transfers by air-conditioned non-smoking vehicle or buses
Departure Transfer from the Hotel in Luxor to Luxor Airport or Luxor Railway Station according to your Departure details in day 5 of the Tour
1 Night at 2 Stars Hotel Aswan On Bed and Breakfast basis
1 Night at 3 Stars Hotel in Luxor On Bed and Breakfast basis
2 Nights at Felucca Sailing Boat on Full Board basis
Tour to Visit the High Dam and Philae Temple and the unfinished Obelisk
Philae Temple Motorboat
Tour to Visit Kom Ombo Temple
Tour to visit Edfu Temple
Tour to visit Karnak and Luxor Temples
Tour to Visit the Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple and the Colossi of Memnon
Meet and assist service upon arrival & departure
Brief meeting in the arrival Day
Assistance of our personal during your stay and excursions
Services of experienced Egyptologist English speaking Tour Guide joined you in the Sightseeing Excursions
All service charges and taxes
Tour Prices Exclusions
Flights, Entry visa Train Tickets
Sightseeing’s Entrance Fees
Any extras not mentioned in the program
Tipping as written in our website http://www.egypt-nile-cruise.com/nile-cruise-gratuities-and-tipping/
Tour Package information
What the budget of this Tour?
Dear Clients please knows that the tour price cover the services stated in the “Inclusions” section only of this page and there are many other personal expenses which will occur during your trip are not included in the Tour prices.
Sightseeing’s Entrance Fees Rates which are not included in the Package Rates
Philae Temple: 60 Egyptian Pounds
The High Dam: 30 Egyptian Pounds
The Unfinished Obelisk: 40 Egyptian Pounds
Kom Ombo Temple: 50 Egyptian Pounds
Edfu Temple: 60 Egyptian Pounds
Valley of the Kings: 100 Egyptian Pounds and 4 Egyptian Pounds
Hatshepsut Temple: 50 Egyptian Pounds and 2 Egyptian Pounds
Colossi of Memnon: Free
Karnak Temple: 80 Egyptian Pounds
Luxor Temple: 60 Egyptian Pounds
Optional Excursions if need it:
Nubian Village in Aswan 30 US Dollars per person
Abu Simbel by car includes transfers – Entrance Fees and Guide 125 US Dollars per person
Sound & Lights Show at Karnak Temple includes transfers – Entrance Fees 35 US Dollars per person
City tour in Luxor by Horse carriage 15 US Dollars per person
Hot Air Balloon over Luxor 75 US Dollars per person
What you needs?
Camera and a supply of film – Hat – Sun block – Comfortable Footwear – Sleeping Bag
What the Minimum of this Tour?
The Tour run minimum of two persons in case of Single Traveler it will be a different rate, for that case there will be a supplement of 50 US Dollars.
Prices are quoted in US Dollars per person per Tour Package and valid year around.
Gratuities and Tipping:
How much is the average Tipping and when to give it?
On Average there are about 15 to 20 people working in the Hotel. The Guest sees only 5 or 7 persons of the crew. So it is unfair to give tips to people that you see and forget other people. That’s why there is a rule in all Hotels that Guest should not pay any tips for anyone during the stay at the Hotel. All Tips must be given at the end of your stay. You put your tips in an envelope and write the amount on the back then leave it at the Reception of your Hotel. All Tips will be collected from clients and divided to the whole Hotel Staff. This is a Fair solution for everyone.
The Tips is about 2 to 5 US$ Per Person per Night. For Example, if you are 2 Person and having a 1 Nights accommodation in Hotel your Tip Amount will be:
3 US$ x 1 Nights x 2 Person = 6 US$.
So you Leave 6 US$ in an Envelope at the Reception on the End of your stay at the Hotel
Nile Felucca Crew:
8 US$ x 2 Nights x 2 Person = 32 US$.
For The Drivers, Representatives and Guides:
The following amounts are Recommended and on a Per Person Basis (in American Dollars USD).
Aswan Representative 3 to 5 US$
Luxor Representative 3 to 5 US$
Guides 5 to 7 US$ (Per Day)
Drivers 3 US$ (Per Day) per person
Horse Carriage in Edfu 4 US$ per Carriage not per person
Tips are not an obligation on you. It is redemption for a good service. However wages in Egypt are very low. So most people depend on tips to survive, but this is not an excuse to give a bad service. If you feel that the person is not offering you a good service or stressing you to give him tips, DO NOT GIVE TIPS or REDUCDE THE AMOUNT. But please tell him why you did that. In most cases if you don’t give tips, people such as Driver, Cruise Staff, Felucca Captain or Carriage Car Driver will think that you gave the tips to your guide to give it to them and will start a Hard Talking with him about that and waste your time.
Egyptian Pound (EGP; symbol E£) = 100 piastres. Notes are in denominations of E£200, 100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 1, 50 piastres and 25 piastres. Coins are in denominations of 25, 20, 10 and 5 piastres.
British pounds sterling, Euros and the US Dollar are accepted everywhere although change may be given in Egyptian pounds.
Available at banks, official bureaux de change and most hotels. Banks often have better exchange rates than bureaux de change or hotels. All common international currencies are accepted.
Credit/Debit Cards and ATMs
American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard and Visa are widely accepted in all but the smallest hotels and restaurants throughout the country, except in the Western oasis.
The import and export of local currency is limited to Eâ£5,000. The import and export of foreign currency is limited to US$10,000 or equivalent.
Exchange Rate Indicators: Kindly visit the website of the main bank in Egypt to see the update exchange rates.
Shopping in Egypt
Throughout the years Egypt history has been a fascinating and intriguing subject to read about. Historians have revealed many aspects of Ancient Egyptian life and have written great books about Egypt. From Mystery to Facts you can browse through our collection of book titles and read reviews and go through sample pages of some books before you buy. The books titles about Ancient Egypt, Egyptian history, civilization and modern Egypt written by great Egyptian writers including Naguib Mahfouz, Taha Hussein and others
Ancient Egyptians used papyrus as we use paper today. They registered their daily life on papyrus. Ancient artists used papyrus to paint beautiful scenes. Many pieces of papyrus painting were left by Ancient Egyptian artists. Papyrus painting makes a great gift. There is a collection of Egyptian papyrus paintings all colored by hand. Pictures Tutankhamun, Nefertiti, Cleopatra and scenes taken from walls of temples. Some of these scenes are : The funerary judgment scene, king Tutankhamun in a hunting trip with his wife, Akhenaton and Nefertiti worshipping Aton (the Sun) and more.
Ancient Egyptian silver jewelry, Hieroglyphic silver cartouches:
Women in Ancient Egypt loved to wear jewelry made of gold and silver. Egyptian Jewelry included pendants, necklaces and bracelets and other items. You can also buy a beautiful Egyptian cartouche of silver to hold the name in Hieroglyphics of your loved one. Silver pendants and charms of Nefertiti, Cleopatra and Tutankhamun, Horus eye and Ankh bracelets and rings are some jewelry items you can buy. you can have a name written in Hieroglyphics on a silver Egyptian cartouche which will make a wonderful gift.
Egyptian cotton T-shirts:
There are a collection of cool T-shirts made from 100% Egyptian cotton which is well known for its high quality. You can buy white or color T shirts or printed T shirts with ancient Egyptian pictures. You can also buy a custom picture printed cotton T-shirt. The high quality of Egyptian cotton Tee shirts are a great gift for holidays especially if they are personal with your friend’s name or picture. You can write your name in hieroglyphic on white Egyptian cotton t-shirts, you will love having your Hieroglyphic name printed on Egyptian cotton T-shirt.
Egyptian Islamic handicraft gifts:
Egypt has always been famous for its great Islamic art and craft works, silver pendants, copper and brass frames and engraved copperplates, silver plated frames and wood arts (frames, book holders, chairs and other home and office furniture) will be a wonderful gift for your friends.
Shisha, Egyptian water pipe:
Shisha is a very popular smoking tool in Egypt both by Egyptians and also by foreign tourist who sits at cafes and enjoy smoking and talking with Egyptians. Some people call it hookah, but the Egyptian water pipe correct name is “Shisha”. You can buy shisha to enjoy smoking or as a home decor.
The use of alabaster in Egypt dates well back into the Pharaonic period of Egyptian history, and this is very evident when one visits the temples, tombs and museums in Egypt. New pieces of alabaster from ancient Egypt seem to turn up constantly.
The ancient pharaohs used this wonderful material for many purposes, including household items, ritual objects, and for a number of different funerary purposes such as sarcophaguses and canopic equipment. Some of the finest ancient artifacts made from alabaster can be found in the Tutankhamun collection of the Egyptian museum, where we find a variety of different items made from this material.
Alabaster is a fine-grained, massive, translucent variety of gypsum, a hydrous calcium sulphate. It is pure white or streaked with reddish brown. Like all other forms of gypsum, alabaster forms by the evaporation of bedded deposits that are precipitated mainly from evaporating seawater. It is soft enough to be scratched with a fingernail and hence it is easily broken, soiled, and weathered. Because of its softness, alabaster is often carved for statuary and other decorative purposes. The often-used term “Oriental Alabaster” is a misnomer and actually refers to marble, a calcium carbonate, whereas gypsum is a calcium sulphate.
There are plenty of perfume shops in tourist areas of Egypt.
The perfume is mostly the same everywhere, or at least their components.
They may even be made in just a few places and then delivered to the shops.
IT IS NOT a modern perfume that could scent you for the day!
The perfume is beautiful and pleasant.