Tour Duration: 03Days 02 Nights
Tour Departs and ends in the follow days
Start Monday from Luxor end Wednesday at Luxor
Egypt Nile Cruise Tour Package Highlight:
Day 01 Monday: Arrive Luxor, Cruise Embarkation & East Bank of Luxor
Arrive in Luxor Airport, meet and assist by our representative
Transfer from Luxor Airport to the Dahabiya.
11:00 Embarkation before lunch,
13.00 lunch on board.
14:30 Proceed with the visits of the East Bank of the Nile including the Temple of Karnak & the Temple of Luxor
Opportunity to do Optional Excursion (Sound & Lights Show at Karnak Temple)
Opportunity to do Optional Excursion City tour in Luxor by Horse carriage
17:30 Afternoon tea
18:30 after the tours transfer back to the cruise
19:30 Dinner on board
Overnight on board of the Dahabiya in Luxor
(Meals Included – Lunch, dinner)
Day 02 Tuesday: Luxor West Bank / Esna
Early morning of that Day opportunity to do Optional Excursion Hot Air Balloon over Luxor (if you take this option you will have breakfast box)
06:00 Wake-up call
06:30 Breakfast on board the Dahabiya
07:00 Cross the Nile to visits the West Bank of Luxor including the Valley of Kings, the factory of the Alabaster Stones then the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir El-Bahari and the of colossi of Memnon.
12:00 back to Nile Cruise boat
13:00 Sailing to Esna
13:00 lunch on board of the Dahabia during sailing
Free time at leisure
17:00 Afternoon Tea.
19:30 Dinner on board of the Dahabiya
Cross Esna Lock and Overnight in Esna
(Meals Included – Breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Day 03 Wednesday: Esna/ Disembarkation & Departure
06:00 Wake-up call
06:30 Breakfast on board of the cruise
07:00 Visit Esna Temple
Disembarkation from the Dahabiya
Transfer to Luxor
(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||$510
|Easter Season start from 24 /03 To 08 /04||$600
|Christmas & New Year start from 18/12 To 07/01||$675
Tour Package Rate Inclusions
Arrival transfer from hotel/airport/train station in Luxor according to your arrival details in Monday. Arrival should be in the morning for this Package before 12 PM
All transfers by air-conditioned non-smoking vehicle or buses
2 Night in Dahabiya Nile Cruise Boat on full board basis
Tour to Karnak & Luxor Temples
Tour to Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple and Colossi of Memnon
Tour to Esna Temple
Entrance fees to all the mentioned sites in the Inclusions Section
Services of experienced Egyptologist Tour Guide joined you in the Sightseeing Excursions
Departure Transfer from Esna to Luxor Airport/Luxor Railway Station/ Hotel in Luxor according to your departure details in Wednesday in Luxor
All service charges and taxes
Tour Package Rate Exclusions
Any extras not mentioned in the program
Tipping as written in our website http://www.egypt-nile-cruise.com/nile-cruise-gratuities-and-tipping/
- Child from 0 to 5 Years sharing parents’ cabin free of charge.
- Child from 5 Years to 11 years sharing parents’ cabin 50% from the half twin rate (Max. one child)
- 2 Children in a separate cabin will be charge as a one Single Cabin.
- 1 Adult + 1 Child will be considered as a Double Cabin.
Optional Excursions if need it:
City tour in Luxor by Horse carriage 15 US Dollars per person
Hot Air Balloon over Luxor 75 US Dollars per person
Sound & Lights Show at Karnak Temple includes transfers – Entrance Fees 35 US Dollars per person
In Dahabiya Nile Cruise
2 Nights in Dahabiya Nile Cruise Boat on full board basis
2 Breakfasts at Dahabiya Nile Cruise Boat
2 Lunches at Dahabiya Nile Cruise Boat
2 Dinners at Dahabiya Nile Cruise Boat
P.S: all Meals Excluded Drinks except (Tea or Coffee or Juice with breakfast only) Nile Cruise Boat.
What you need?
Camera – Hat – Sun block – Comfortable Footwear – Swimwear
What is the budget of this Tour?
Dear Clients Please know that the tour price covers the services stated in the “Inclusions” section only and there are many other personal expenses which will occur during your trip are not included in the Tour prices such as Optional Activities, Tipping etc … Please read bellow of this Page.
Gratuities and Tipping:
How much is the average Tipping and when to give it?
Dahabiya Nile Cruise Crew:
On Average there are about 12 to 18 persons working in the Dahabiya Nile Cruise boat. 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 Nile Cruise boats that Guest should not pay any tips for anyone during the Nile Cruise Trip. All Tips must be given at the end of your trip. You put your tips in an envelope and write the amount on the back then leave it at the Reception of your Nile Cruise boat. All Tips will be collected from clients and divided to the whole Cruise Staff. This is a Fair solution for everyone.
The Tips is about 5 to 10 US Dollars per person per Night. For Example, if you are 2 Persons and having a 2 Nights’ accommodation in Dahabiya Nile Cruise your Tip Amount will be:
8 US$ x 2 Nights x 2 Person = 32 US$.
So you Leave 32 US$ in an Envelope at the Reception on the End of your Dahabiya Nile Cruise Trip.
For The Drivers, Representatives and Guides:
The following amounts are Recommended and on a per person Basis (in American Dollars USD).
Luxor Representative 5 to 10 US$
Guides 5 to 10 US$ (Per Day)
Drivers 5 US$ (Per Day)
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 piasters. Notes are in denominations of E£200, 100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 1, 50 piasters and 25 piasters. Coins are in denominations of 25, 20, 10 and 5 piasters.
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 oases.
These are becoming less useful now that international ATMs are prevalent throughout the country. To avoid additional exchange rate charges, travelers are advised to take traveler’s cheques in US Dollars, Euros or Pounds Sterling.
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.