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Egypt + Lake Nasser Tour Package: 11 Days

  • 17 reviews | 238 travellers
    Positive: the friendliness of the staff on the cruises, and the different guides (especially Tamer, in Cairo, exceptional). On the negative side, when we arrived in Cairo, no one was to receive us. Then in Luxor there was no one with our name or that of the agency, and we had to go around several times and wait a long time to find who took us to the ship. . And the rate of visits is excessive at times: if we have to get up so early we should be able to go to bed earlier.
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Enjoy a cruise on the Nile and Lake Nasser with this Egypt + Lake Nasser Tour Package lasting 11 Days all-inclusive. The Giza pyramids, the Luxor Temples and much more await you.

Enjoy a cruise on the Nile and Lake Nasser with this Egypt + Lake Nasser Tour Package lasting 11 Days all-inclusive. The Giza pyramids, the Luxor Temples and much more await you.


Day 1

Last call for passengers on the flight to Cairo! As soon as you land in the Egyptian capital, we'll help you sort your visa so that you can board a flight to Luxor without any issues. The flight only lasts an hour between the two cities. From the airport we'll take you on a motorboat to the banks of the sacred river of the pharaohs, ready for an unforgettable 4-night cruise on the Nile with everything included!

Day 2

Ochre, reddish, orange, scarlet... The sunrise in Lúxor is a natural spectacle that we can admire from the decks of the ship. The cruise ship will dock on the eastern bank of the Nile so that we can enjoy a guided tour around Karnak Temple. Its exciting history will captivate us from the very first moment. We'll also immerse ourselves in the fascinating past of Pharaonic Egypt by visiting the Luxor Temple, the Colossi of Memnon and the Hatshepsut Temple, whose colossal dimensions never fail to surprise us. After the visit, we'll return to the ship for lunch and continue the journey towards Edfu.

Day 3

The Horus Temple, in Edfu, hides many secrets about the falcon god. By visiting this archaeological site on the west bank of the Nile we'll enter one of the most fascinating (and at the same time most enigmatic) periods for Egyptologists. Then, to complete the pieces that make up the puzzle of ancient Egypt, we'll sail to the eastern bank of the "sacred river of the gods" to visit another outstanding archaeological site, Kom Ombo, to see the Sobek and Haroeris Temples. We'll continue this unforgettable cruise on the Nile, sailing towards the southern city of Aswan.

Day 4

This day will be dedicated to the island of the Philae Temple, we'll board an Egyptian felucca to reach the island. After finding out unfathomable secrets within this exceptional ruin declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, we'll return to the cruise.

Day 5

After breakfast, the Nile cruise will finish but there are still many surprises and attractions to be discovered. First, we'll drive from Aswan to the symbolic Abu Simbel Temple. The stone giants with the busts of Ramses II are not the only emblems inside the temple. The giant sculptures carved in the annex Nefertari Temple are also important. After enjoying free time in the afternoon, we'll attend a dinner with a sound and light show over Abu Simbel.

The day will end as we start with a 3-day cruise on Lake Nasser.

Day 6

Qasr Ibrim, the citadel on the shores of Lake Nasser, will be the first stop on a tour. Then we'll continue with a visit to the Amada Temple, considered the oldest Egyptian ruin in Nubia. To complete the day, we'll also visit the Derr Temple and the ruins of the tomb of Pennut, a prominent governor in the time of Ramses IV (12th century BC). His story will accompany us on our return to the ship.

Day 7

We'll continue this all-inclusive cruise on Lake Nasser towards Wadi el Sebowa to visit the Dakka and Mahrakka Temples, locations full of mystery! Afterwards, we'll return to the boat to eat and head towards Aswan.

Day 8

We'll land on the island of the Kalabsha Temple to see the remains of the Kertasi Temple whose history, as many of the ancient buildings in this area of Egypt, is not without legend.  After the tour of the island, we'll go to the nearby airport of Aswan to take a flight to Cairo. In just an hour and a half we'll be in the Egyptian capital! From the terminal, we'll go to a hotel in the city to rest until the next day.

Day 9

After breakfast at the hotel, we'll go to the famous Giza Pyramids. Finally, one of the highlights of the tour arrives, the imposing Cheops, Kefren and Mycerinos mausoleums. We'll visit the interior of the second one to learn more about the pompous funeral rites of the ancient pharaohs, as well as the iconic Great Sphinx of Giza. 

After the 3-hour guided tour of Giza, we'll take a break for lunch at a local restaurant. Then we'll go to the necropolis of ancient Saqqara to visit the Zoser pyramid. To finish the day, we'll enjoy dinner in a restaurant in Cairo before returning to the hotel.

Day 10

We'll dedicate this day to a tour of Cairo. The tour includes the Egyptian Museum, the Coptic Quarter, the Citadel of Saladin and the Alabaster Mosque. This unforgettable memory of the Egyptian capital will be completed with lunch and dinner in a local restaurant!

Day 11

Three hours before your flight departure, we'll take you to the airport in Cairo so that you can check in and board without any hassle or hurry.

What do I need?

To participate in this circuit, you only need to book a return flight to Cairo on your own. Please note that you must arrive on the day you have booked the tour, returning 11 days later. In between, everything is down to us.

We'll adapt the different visits, whenever it's possible so that you can fully enjoy everything included in this Egypt Tour Package.

Departure days

The direct flight between Cairo and Luxor included in this tour package only operates on Mondays. Therefore, if you choose a Monday as your departure day, the order of the tour will be the one described in the itinerary.

If you choose a Friday for example, the order of the itinerary will change: first, the 3 nights in Cairo, then the 3 nights cruise on the Nasser lake and finally the 4 nights cruise on the Nile river. The tour will end in Luxor. We'll take you to its terminal so you can take the flight back to Cairo airport, the tour finish point.

Depending on the day of your arrival, you may visit Cairo first and then do the cruise, or vice versa.


Everything is included in the price: visa, domestic flights, transport, hotels, boats, lunches, dinners, breakfasts, guides, excursions, visits, entrance fees, and even tips. 

Other agencies don't include everything, so their final price can double and it is almost impossible to compare it with our price.

Hotels & boats

Upon booking, you can choose between two types of accommodation:


  • 4 nights Nile cruise: MS Pioneer II, MS Mirage, MS Nile Admiral, MS Egypt, Beaurivage II, Grand Princess, Voyager, MS Jasimn, MS Grand Princess, MS Beau Solie, MS Solares II or similar
  • 3 nights cruise on Lake Nasser: Nasser Nubian Sea ship or similar
  • 3 nights stay in Cairo: The Oasis Hotel Pyramids, Pyramids Park Resort Cairo or similar


  • 4 nights Nile cruise: MS Royal Viking, MS Zeina, MS Nile Dolfine, MS Blue Shadow, MS Blue Shadow II, MS HS Moon Dance, MS Stegenberger Minerva, MS Kon Tiki, MS Opera, MS Al Jamila, MS Alyssa, MS Royal Princess, MS Stegenberger Regency, MS Stegenberger Royale, MS Concerto or similar
  • 3 nights cruise on Lake Nasser: Movepncik Prince Abbas boat or similar
  • 3 nights stay in Cairo: Renaissance Mirage City, Crown Plaza Cairo West, Cairo Marriott, Omar Khayyam Casino, Marriott Mena House, Hyatt Regency Cairo West or similar

The price indicated is per person in a double room or cabin. People traveling alone will have to pay a single supplement. Children over 12 years of age are considered adults.

Note: In Aswan (where the boat embarks on Wednesdays and Fridays), there's an option to spend one night in a hotel in Aswan, and in the morning, we'll take you back to the cruise ship.

Fewer days

If 11 days seems too long, we have the Best of Egypt: 8-Day All Inclusive Tour.

Want to see the sunrise in Luxor?

If you wish, during your stay in Luxor you can take an unforgettable Luxor hot air balloon ride at sunrise. No doubt an incredible experience that you'll remember forever.


From 20th December to 2nd January (Christmas), and during Easter, refunds will not be available in the event of cancellation.

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11 days.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.


All transfers

Visa and assistance from the start

English–speaking guide during all of the visits

4 nights all–inclusive cruise along the Nile

3 nights all–inclusive cruise along Lake Nasser

3 nights all–inclusive in Cairo

All entrance tickets, day trips, tips, guided tours and activities mentioned in the itinerary

Domestic flights between Cairo and Luxor, as well as Aswan and Cairo

Airport fees

Not included

Optional day trips and activities


When to book?

You can book up until 3 days before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

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Not wheelchair accessible.


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Frequently asked questions

  • Q - Is it possibe to guarantee an exterior cabin?

    A - All cabins are exterior.

  • Q - Is the visa management done upon arrival in Egypt or should it be processed in our country of origin?

    A - The local provider handles all visas upon arrival in Egypt. People coming from certain countries (like Guatemala or Cuba, for example), may need a visa letter to be able to fly to Egypt. In case you need this document, the local provider will send it to you before your trip.

  • Q - Is it possible to check in baggage?

    A - On domestic flights, you can check in one suitcase per person (maximum 23 kilos) and carry a handbag (maximum 8 kilos).

  • Q - Will there be Wi-Fi in the hotels and on the cruise?

    A - In general, all the hotels have Wi-Fi. Regarding the cruise ships, they also usually have Wi-Fi, at an additional cost.

  • Q - What if I arrive in Cairo in the early morning on the start day of the circuit?

    A - We recommend that you book a flight that arrives from 7 am. If you arrive earlier, you will have to pay for the costs of your own transfers or hotel until the start of the tour.

  • Q - Can a child under 12 years old stay in the same room as their parents?

    A - Yes, in that case the double room will have a double bed for two people and a sofa bed for one person. Triple rooms are not allowed, so you also have the option to book a double and a single room.

  • Q - Do I need a PCR Covid test to be able to return to my original destination from Egypt?

    A - Yes, we will take you to a local clinic where you can take the test. The price is about 80 euros per person, which must be paid the same day the test is taken.

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

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If you have any other questions please contact us .


If you cancel 3 days before the day of the activity, we will refund you 85%. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

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