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Al Hambra Nile Cruise

Enjoy a luxurious cruise along the Nile River while exploring ancient Egyptian temples and landmarks in Luxor, Edfu, Kom Ombo and Aswan. Sail in luxury aboard the 5-star M/S Al Hambra cruise ship featuring spacious suites, indoor pool, spa and modern amenities.

Availability

Daily

Pickup

Cairo Airport / Any Hotel in Cairo

Al Hambra Nile Cruise Itinerary

Day 1: Aswan City Tour - Aswan ON Upon your arrival in Aswan, a representative from Travel Joy Egypt will greet you and transfer you by private air-conditioned van to your luxurious Nile cruise ship, the M/S Al Hambra. Check-in is before 12 pm. After settling in, you'll enjoy a lunch meal onboard. Next, you'll visit the High Dam, an iconic feature of Aswan built under President Gamal Abdel Nasser in 1960 to regulate the Nile river's flow. Afterwards, a short motorboat ride will take you to Philae Temple, a Graeco-Roman temple dedicated to the goddess Isis. Your last stop will be the unfinished Obelisk, an immense granite monument began for the god Amun Ra. Once the sightseeing concludes, you'll return to the ship for the evening. Dinner is included while the night is free for your own leisurely activities in the lovely city of Aswan. Not to waste any time, should your arrival be early, the tour will commence right upon arrival given the cruise check-in time is 12 pm. Meals included: Lunch Dinner NB: If your arrival time to Aswan is so early, we will start the tour direct upon arrival as the cruise check in time is 12:00 and we don't want our guests to waste their time waiting at the lobby.

Start your day with a hearty breakfast served onboard the M/S Al Hambra. Next, join your learned Egyptologist guide for a visit to the Temple of Kom Ombo, known for being dedicated to the worship of crocodile god Sobek and falcon god Haroeris. Return to the ship to dine on lunch with stunning Nile views from the sun deck. Spend the afternoon exploring the excellently preserved Temple of Horus in Edfu, legendary for its architecture, in a scenic horse-drawn carriage. Afterwards, relax onboard as dinner is served. Looking ahead, delight in an authentic Egyptian cultural experience as the crew organizes a folkloric musical performance in the evening. Meals included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Start your day with a savoury breakfast while sailing the Nile aboard your luxury cruise. Embark on a spellbinding excursion through Thebes, once the spiritual centre of ancient Egypt. First stop - the Valley of the Kings, final resting place of Pharaohs. Next, explore the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir El Bahari, a true marvel of architecture carved into the mountainside. Conclude at the Colossi of Memnon statues built in honour of Amenhotep III. Afterwards, return to the ship for lunch. Spend the afternoon at leisure. As evening falls, indulge in a scrumptious dinner before retiring for the night onboard with views of the Nile. Meals Included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Begin your day with a morning breakfast at 8am. Post check-out, immerse yourself in discovering the wonders of Luxor's East Bank. First up is the colossal Karnak Temples Complex, among the largest religious structures ever built. Believed to cover an area of over 100 hectares, it was devoted to the chief Theban god Amun-Ra. Next, explore the Temple of Luxor established by a 12th dynasty king and later reconstructed by celebrated pharaoh Ramses II. Upon completing the day's sightseeing, you will be transferred by private air-conditioned van to your Luxor accommodation, bringing our services to an end. Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 1: Luxor East Bank - Luxor ON Upon reaching Luxor station or airport, a Travel Joy Egypt rep will chauffeur you aboard the M/S Al Hambra Nile cruiser by private air-conditioned van. Embarkation before 12pm. This afternoon, explore Luxor's East Bank starting with the magnificent Karnak Temples Complex - among humankind's grandest architectural feats honouring Amun Ra. References date structures back to Egypt's 3rd Dynasty. Next, behold Luxor Temple established by a 12th Dynasty king and later additions by Ramses II. Once sightseeing concludes, return to the ship for relaxation. Then rejuvenate over dinner before an evening of Egyptian cultural performance by the crew. Not to waste time, should you arrive early, touring will commence directly to make full use of daylight. Meals Included: Lunch Dinner NB: If your arrival time to Luxor is so early, we will start the tour directly upon arrival as the cruise check-in time is 12:00 and we don't want our guests to waste their time waiting at the lobby.

Begin your day with a nourishing breakfast while sailing past majestic cliffs and greenery along the Nile. Disembark to uncover mystical wonders of ancient Thebes' West Bank. First up, traverse the awe-inspiring Valley of the Kings tombs of pharaohs entombed in the limestone ridges. Then, proceed to Deir El Bahari to marvel at the temple complex of Queen Hatshepsut, an architectural phenomenon carved entirely within the mountainside. Finally, pay homage at the Colossi of Memnon monoliths, tribute to Amenhotep III. After this discovery, board the cruise for a reviving lunch. Spend the rest of daylight at leisure. As dusk arrives, relax over a lavish dinner before settling for the night on the comfy vessel along the riverbanks. Meals Included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Begin your day with a delicious breakfast as you sail down the Nile. Your guide will then lead you on a covert expedition back in time. The first destination - the ornately preserved Temple of Horus in Edfu, a centre of mystery in ancient days. After appreciating its architecture, return onboard where a luncheon awaits during the cruise to Kom Ombo. Disembark in the afternoon to visit the Greco-Roman Temple of Kom Ombo, sacred to the crocodile and falcon deities. Reboard to savour your meal with picturesque scenery unfolding from the sundeck. Civilization along the Nile banks comes to life before your eyes. Later, tuck into a hearty dinner while sailing to Aswan under the stars. Arrive in the mesmerizing city as night falls to rest onboard anchored along the shoreline. Meals included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Begin your day with a hearty breakfast onboard. Accompany your Egyptologist guide to explore captivating Aswan city. The first stop - the High Dam, a monumental feat of engineering by Gamal Abdel Nasser. Next, board a motorboat to visit the Temple of Philae on Agilika Island, a beautiful sanctuary to goddess Isis. Finally, pay homage at the enchanting Unfinished Obelisk erected for Amun Ra. After the illuminating tour, relax onboard over your lunch. Savor your fill from the afternoon tea spread. Come evening, the day is yours to experience this magical city. As dusk falls, nourish your mind and body with dinner before retiring for the night at anchor. The Nile bestows her gifts - rest well through the darkness. Meals Included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

After a hearty breakfast, it's time to check-out. Our representative will drive you to Aswan airport or station for your onward travel to Cairo. Optional Tour: Visit Abu Simbel with a guide - a marvel awaiting 185kms south of Aswan. A private air-conditioned van will whizz you through the landscapes. Upon arrival, admire the Great Temple and the smaller one - both immense structures raised by Ramesses II, one honoring himself and Queen Nefertari. After taking in the awe, commence your return while glimpsing rural scenery. In Aswan, the van will either drop you at your selected hotel to refresh, or shuttle you directly to the airport for a domestic flight homewards. A memorable Nile adventure draws to an end! Meals Included: Breakfast

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • 04 or 03 nights’ accommodation on board the Nile cruises based on FB basis.
  • Meet and assist service upon arrival & departure
  • Assistance of our personnel during your stay and excursions
  • All transfers by a modern air-conditioned deluxe vehicle private
  • All Nile Cruise excursions as mentioned in the itinerary private
  • Entrance fees to all sights in and between Luxor and Aswan
  • English-speaking tour guide during your excursions on the Cruise (group size is 1 – 8 maximum)
  • Complementary 01 bottle of water per day per person
  • All transfers by A-C vehicles with qualified driver (s).
  • All service charges and taxes

NOT INCLUDED

  • Any Extra meals and beverages.
  • All personal expenses like laundry etc.
  • Tipping to Guide, Driver, etc.
  • Any Optional tours may require.

Highlights

PRICE LIST

  • Single $1320
  • 2 Persons $900 Each
  • 3 Persons $880 Each
  • 4 Persons $850 Each
  • 5 Persons $830 Each
  • 6 Persons $800 Each
  • MORE THAN 6 PERSONS $785 Each
  • Prices may differ on holidays.

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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

anagarza89
anagarza89
2024-05-27
Verified
Excellent service! The attention from the beginning was excellent, Omar was in charge of putting together a plan according to needs and budget. My tour in Giza and Cairo was two days, our guide Mito was super friendly and knew a lot about everything, I highly recommend.
Dana F
Dana F
2024-05-17
Verified
Excellent! I did the tour to Bahariya Oasis for 2 days-1 night. Excellent service! Super punctual, organized. The guide is very friendly and very knowledgeable!
Jaqueline C
Jaqueline C
2024-04-28
Verified
The best travel agency in Egypt Service of 10! An agency that makes you have a pleasant moment throughout your stay. Very responsible, punctual and orderly. Excellent hosts. They know where to take you, which places are worth investing more time and which others are not so much. They take you to places with excellent food 🫶🏻 overall a very good experience
jadergiraldo
jadergiraldo
2024-04-21
Verified
Excellent experience Excellent experience, the agency was very organized and had very good guides, highly recommended to feel safer and learn much of the history of this country.
Carolina B
Carolina B
2024-03-29
Verified
Amazing trip with family Tour wss well coordinated, Omar was very helpful, always responding our messaged on time, always available.. quality wss very godd, our guided and driver were amazing
Catalina M
Catalina M
2024-03-17
Verified
EXCELLENT ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️!!! It's a shame that it can only be given 5 stars, because I would like to give it 20 stars for the excellent service they offered me. I wholeheartedly recommend Travel Joy Egypt, from the first message their kindness and willingness to help me has been their personal trademark. I am a woman and I traveled alone to Cairo for 5 days, and I have never felt so well cared for and safe, this thanks to this tourism company that cared from the first moment to make me feel comfortable, they always knew how to adapt to my needs. Omar is an excellent advisor, very kind, patient, quick to respond and has been a key player in coordinating all the details of my trip. Hesham, my assigned Spanish guide, 10/10, he is an EXCELLENT guide, his level of Spanish is too good, he is very patient too, and he is also very intelligent with everything related to Egyptian culture, he always had an answer to all my questions . The driver of the vehicle was very friendly and spoke English. The car is always clean, with air conditioning and with window protectors for the sun. They always arrived on time and invited me to eat Egyptian snacks, I really appreciated this! I am not a person who repeats the same destination but I am sure that Egypt will be an exception, I want to return with my family and without a doubt we will take the same service with Travel Joy Egypt. Thanks for everything !!! Andrea
Francisco C
Francisco C
2024-02-26
Verified
A dream come true It was a dream stay, we visited Cairo, Aswan, Luxor and Hurghada. We had a great time, the guides 10 out of 10. The guys are very attentive, responsible, cordial and very punctual. I recommend this trip with them. Chilean friends, they have very good Guides in Spanish…
Culture609367
Culture609367
2024-02-24
Verified
Perfect trip Our entire stay in Egypt was amazing thanks to Travel Joy. They made sure my mom and I had the best 12 days touring Cairo, Aswan, Luxor and Hurghada. Kero and Emily were always making sure that everything went well and that the trip coordination was excellent! They also helped us with all the reservations and with every favor we asked for during our stay. We couldn't be happier to have had Mito and Mohamed as our guides. They speak excellent Spanish and answered all of our questions about the temples. We will definitely return to Egypt and choose Travel Joy as our host again. We leave very happy and feeling as if we had been with friends these days.
Marizul
Marizul
2024-02-22
Verified
Cairo in 2 days Amazing service since the first message. Omar is a great guy who will be available to answer any questions any time. Our guide Mito with a perfect Spanish was the perfect guide for our trip. He care about us, specifically my son. We still have one more day but I can absolutely recommend this service.
Boris B
Boris B
2024-02-22
Verified
Memorable multi-city tour of Egypt Our group of 13 had a memorable multi-city tour of Egypt thanks to Travel Joy and guide Mostafa. Over 6 months of planning ensured smooth sailing from start to finish. Comfortable transit aboard a spacious Toyota Coaster added enjoyment between destinations. We were delighted by most aspects of the 3-night deluxe Nile cruise from Aswan to Luxor, taking in iconic sights along the river. A road trip to Abu Simbel and Alexandria broadened cultural horizons outside Cairo as well. Our dedicated guide Mostafa and his cheerful team, including Omar and Kiro, anticipated every need with excellent hospitality. Relying on their local expertise enhanced appreciation for Egypt's rich history. While optional excursions hold value exploring off-itinerary, do thorough research beforehand. Knowing typical pricing prevents potential mismatches in expectations. When time permits, leisurely browsing artisan workshops and perfumeries can also prove rewarding after confirmed interest and minor negotiation. Overall, Travel Joy Egypt delivered wonderful memories through meticulous coordination. I'm grateful for their passion in sharing this magnificent land and cultures with visitors from around the world.

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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

anagarza89
anagarza89
2024-05-27
Verified
Excellent service! The attention from the beginning was excellent, Omar was in charge of putting together a plan according to needs and budget. My tour in Giza and Cairo was two days, our guide Mito was super friendly and knew a lot about everything, I highly recommend.
Dana F
Dana F
2024-05-17
Verified
Excellent! I did the tour to Bahariya Oasis for 2 days-1 night. Excellent service! Super punctual, organized. The guide is very friendly and very knowledgeable!
Jaqueline C
Jaqueline C
2024-04-28
Verified
The best travel agency in Egypt Service of 10! An agency that makes you have a pleasant moment throughout your stay. Very responsible, punctual and orderly. Excellent hosts. They know where to take you, which places are worth investing more time and which others are not so much. They take you to places with excellent food 🫶🏻 overall a very good experience
jadergiraldo
jadergiraldo
2024-04-21
Verified
Excellent experience Excellent experience, the agency was very organized and had very good guides, highly recommended to feel safer and learn much of the history of this country.
Carolina B
Carolina B
2024-03-29
Verified
Amazing trip with family Tour wss well coordinated, Omar was very helpful, always responding our messaged on time, always available.. quality wss very godd, our guided and driver were amazing
Catalina M
Catalina M
2024-03-17
Verified
EXCELLENT ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️!!! It's a shame that it can only be given 5 stars, because I would like to give it 20 stars for the excellent service they offered me. I wholeheartedly recommend Travel Joy Egypt, from the first message their kindness and willingness to help me has been their personal trademark. I am a woman and I traveled alone to Cairo for 5 days, and I have never felt so well cared for and safe, this thanks to this tourism company that cared from the first moment to make me feel comfortable, they always knew how to adapt to my needs. Omar is an excellent advisor, very kind, patient, quick to respond and has been a key player in coordinating all the details of my trip. Hesham, my assigned Spanish guide, 10/10, he is an EXCELLENT guide, his level of Spanish is too good, he is very patient too, and he is also very intelligent with everything related to Egyptian culture, he always had an answer to all my questions . The driver of the vehicle was very friendly and spoke English. The car is always clean, with air conditioning and with window protectors for the sun. They always arrived on time and invited me to eat Egyptian snacks, I really appreciated this! I am not a person who repeats the same destination but I am sure that Egypt will be an exception, I want to return with my family and without a doubt we will take the same service with Travel Joy Egypt. Thanks for everything !!! Andrea
Francisco C
Francisco C
2024-02-26
Verified
A dream come true It was a dream stay, we visited Cairo, Aswan, Luxor and Hurghada. We had a great time, the guides 10 out of 10. The guys are very attentive, responsible, cordial and very punctual. I recommend this trip with them. Chilean friends, they have very good Guides in Spanish…
Culture609367
Culture609367
2024-02-24
Verified
Perfect trip Our entire stay in Egypt was amazing thanks to Travel Joy. They made sure my mom and I had the best 12 days touring Cairo, Aswan, Luxor and Hurghada. Kero and Emily were always making sure that everything went well and that the trip coordination was excellent! They also helped us with all the reservations and with every favor we asked for during our stay. We couldn't be happier to have had Mito and Mohamed as our guides. They speak excellent Spanish and answered all of our questions about the temples. We will definitely return to Egypt and choose Travel Joy as our host again. We leave very happy and feeling as if we had been with friends these days.
Marizul
Marizul
2024-02-22
Verified
Cairo in 2 days Amazing service since the first message. Omar is a great guy who will be available to answer any questions any time. Our guide Mito with a perfect Spanish was the perfect guide for our trip. He care about us, specifically my son. We still have one more day but I can absolutely recommend this service.
Boris B
Boris B
2024-02-22
Verified
Memorable multi-city tour of Egypt Our group of 13 had a memorable multi-city tour of Egypt thanks to Travel Joy and guide Mostafa. Over 6 months of planning ensured smooth sailing from start to finish. Comfortable transit aboard a spacious Toyota Coaster added enjoyment between destinations. We were delighted by most aspects of the 3-night deluxe Nile cruise from Aswan to Luxor, taking in iconic sights along the river. A road trip to Abu Simbel and Alexandria broadened cultural horizons outside Cairo as well. Our dedicated guide Mostafa and his cheerful team, including Omar and Kiro, anticipated every need with excellent hospitality. Relying on their local expertise enhanced appreciation for Egypt's rich history. While optional excursions hold value exploring off-itinerary, do thorough research beforehand. Knowing typical pricing prevents potential mismatches in expectations. When time permits, leisurely browsing artisan workshops and perfumeries can also prove rewarding after confirmed interest and minor negotiation. Overall, Travel Joy Egypt delivered wonderful memories through meticulous coordination. I'm grateful for their passion in sharing this magnificent land and cultures with visitors from around the world.

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Al Hambra Nile Cruise

Arrival in Luxor

Upon arrival at Luxor Airport or station, a representative from Travel Joy Egypt greeted the guests and swiftly transferred them aboard the luxurious Nile cruiser MS Alhambra. Embarkation was before 12pm, allowing time to fully settle into the plush and spacious cabins. The attentive staff ensured all guests felt right at home on the splendid vessel that would be their floating residence through an unforgettable Egyptian experience.

Discover Karnak Temples

The first site on the itinerary was the awe-inspiring Karnak Temples Complex. References trace structures as far back as Egypt’s 3rd dynasty, yet the present buildings remain a colossal testament to the glory of ancient Thebes. Guests spent hours wandering through the immense hypostyle halls and avenues of ram-headed sphinxes reaching far into the horizon. They learned from their guide how the site was devoted to chief Theban deity Amun-Ra and left feeling truly humbled by such a monumental religious marvel.

Majestic Luxor Temple

In the afternoon light, visitors explored the almost as grand Luxor Temple established by 12th dynasty pharaohs. Later reconstruction under the renowned King Ramses II revealed even more intricately carved details. Wandering through the massive pylons and entrance avenues filled all with wonder at how the lively site would have appeared in its heyday. Returning to the vessel satiated their thirst for history in the “world’s largest open air museum”.

Nourishing Nile Sustenance

Aboard the cruise, guests indulged in a variety of local delicacies for each meal. For lunch that day, a buffet included salads with olives and feta, vegetable tagines and rice, stews of meat and lentils, and fresh bread. Dinner saw grilled fish served with aromatic herbs and accompaniments of stuffed vine leaves alongside home-brewed beers. After every meal, guests relaxed and digested their meal while taking in dazzling sunsets on the sundeck with fellow passengers.

Exploring Aswan’s Highlights

Following a lavish breakfast, the next port of call awaited – Aswan. Here, explorations began at the immense High Dam, a landmark feat by President Nasser. A short boat ride then transported all to the sacred Isle of Philae and its Ptolemaic temple to goddess Isis. Finally, wanderings led to the colossal Unfinished Obelisk, intended tribute for the almighty Amun-Ra. Through such enriching sights, travelers left Aswan feeling they had unearthed the very spirit of ancient Egyptian life along the Nile.

Optional Abu Simbel Excursion

Some guests choose to participate in an optional day tour to the legendary temples at Abu Simbel. An early morning drive through lush landscapes brought them face to face with the iconic rock-cut structures – truly among Egypt’s most renown. Both the expansive Great Temple of Ramses II and his smaller dedication to himself and Nefertari left all awestruck up close. After taking advantage of the opportunity to see such iconic structures, the return to Aswan capped off an thoroughly satisfying first half of the holy land adventure.

Home on the Nile

Back aboard their home on the Nile, travelers relaxed and bonded over another afternoon of scrumptious meals, traditional folkloric entertainment, and leisurely observing the ever-changing river scenery drift by from private sundecks. Each night brought new constellations to gaze at from the ship’s comfortable outer decks while docked in port. As guests drifted off to sleep, anticipation built for the next day’s discoveries in this evocative land where ancient history continually revealed more of its mysteries.

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