16-Day Cairo to Aswan Long Nile Cruise - The Mövenpick MS Darakum Nile Cruise

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Location: Cairo, Egypt Duration: 16 Days
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16 Days /15 Nights
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The Movenpick MS Darakum is one of the largest Vessels to sail on the River Nile. The interior is of Moroccan design and boasts a Swimming Pool, Sun Deck and a Gym including recreational areas. There are also Themed Parties on board for you to enjoy! So come and take a journey on board and experience sailing between Cairo, Luxor and Aswan and take in all the famous sites as you cruise along the River Nile in comfort and stylel


  • Meet & Assist at Cairo airport upon arrival and departure by our representative.
  • All airport transfers by private deluxe A/C vehicle.
  • Domestic flight Aswan/Cairo
  • 1 night Hotel Accommodation in Cairo at Kempinski Nile hotel based on bed & breakfast.
  • 14 night Accommodation on board Movenpick MS Darakum Nile Cruise on full board.
  • All Nile cruise tours sharing cruise  group
  • Entrance fees to the sights as per itinerary
  • English-speaking tour guide during tours as mentioned above
  • Service charges and taxes included throughout the tours.


  • International airfare to Egypt.
  • Entry Visa to Egypt
  • Personal spending.
  • Optional Tours.
  • Tipping.


Day 1: Arrival Cairo - Overnight on board of Movenpick Darakum Cruise ship (D)

Arrive Cairo, meet and assist at Cairo airport, transfer to Movenpick Darakum Cruise ship, Embarkation on cruise in Cairo.
Dinner on board.
Music in the bar.
Overnight in Cairo. 

Day 2: Pyramids Tour - Overnight on broad (B, L, D)

06:00 : Breakfast on Board
07:00 : Visit Pyramids, Sphinx , Memphis & Sakkara including lunch at a local restaurant
19:30 : Dinner on board
Takht (Oriental Music)
Overnight in Cairo

Day 3: Cairo city tour , Overnight on board (B, L, D)

06:00 : Breakfast on board.
07:00 : Visit Coptic Cairo including the Hanging Church, Coptic museum and Jewish
12:00 : Lunch on board
13:00 :  Visit to the Egyptian Museum
19:30 : Dinner on board.
Managers Cocktail Party
Overnight in Cairo.

Day 4: Start Sailing, Beni Suef (B, L, D)

07:00 : Breakfast on board
08:00 : Full day sailing to Beni Suef.
13:00 : Lunch on board
20:00 : Dinner on board.
Egyptian Wine Tasting on Board.
Overnight in Beni Suef.

Day 5: Minya (B, L, D)

05:00 : Sail to Minya
12:30 : Lunch on board
19:30 : Dinner on board
Music in the bar
Overnight Minya.

Day 6: Minya visits (B, L, D)

05:00 : Breakfast on board
06:00 : Visit Tuna El Gebel & Ashmunein
12:30 : Lunch on board
13:30 : Visit Beni Hassan tombs (4 tombs).
The visit will include Tomb of Baqet III (BH15) Tomb of Khety (BH17), Tomb of
Amenemhet (BH2), Tomb of Khnumhotep II (BH3) (Approx. 01:30 hours visit).
16:00 : Back to the boat.
19:30 : Dinner on board
21:00 : Folkloric Show.
Overnight Minya.

Day 7: Assyt (B, L, D)

Early morning sail to Tel El Amarna , the home of the 'Amarnian experience
Breakfast on board.
09:30 : Arrive Amarna in time to visit Amarna Visitor Centre (at mooring point) with
presentation on Akhenaten and Nefertiti.Visit to northern tombs Tomb of Ahmose (EA3), Tomb of Meryre (EA4), Tomb of Pentu (EA5), Tomb of Panehesy
(EA6), Royal Tomb of Akhenaten (EA26). The Great Palace of King Akhenaten, The Small and great temples of Aten (Approx. 2:30 hours visit)
13:30 :  Back to the boat and sail to Assyut
Stop in front of Prince Tawdrous Monastery to view the monastery from the boat (guide will of course provide some explanation on the importance of the monastery)
Lunch on board
19:30 : Dinner on board
Galabeya Party
Overnight Assyut.

Day 8: Sohag (B, L, D)

Sail to Sohag (8 hours). 07:00 : Breakfast on board 13:00 : Lunch on board. 19:30 : Dinner on board Black & White Party Overnight in Sohag.

Day 9: Qena (B, L, D)

Early sailing to El Balyana
09:30 : Visit Abydos temple , the holy city of Osiris God of the Dead and the new
kingdom temple of Seti I
11:30 : Back to the boat and sail to Qena Via Naga Hammadi Bridges
13:00 : Lunch on board
19:30 : Dinner on board
Quiz Night
Arrive & Overnight in Qena.

Day 10: Luxor (B, L, D)

07:00 : Breakfast on board
08:00 : Visit Dandarah temple which is a 20 minute’ drive.
10:30 : Return to boat and sail to Luxor.
12:30 : Lunch on board
Cookery Lesson On Board
Dinner on Board
Belly Dancer Show
Overnight in Luxor.

Day 11: Luxor - West bank tour (B, L, D)

06:00 : Breakfast on board
07:00 : Visit West Bank (Valley of kings + Hatshepsut Temple).
12:30 : Lunch on board
19:30 : Dinner on board
Music in the bar
Overnight in Luxor.

Day 12: Luxor - East bank tour (B, L, D)

06:30 : Breakfast on board
07:30 : Morning visit to East Bank (Karnak & Luxor Temples).
Disembarkation after Lunch for Cairo / Luxor clients.
18:00 : Sail to Edfu & Overnight.

Day 13: Edfu & Kom Ombo (B, L, D)

Early Morning: visit Edfu temple.
Sail to Kom Ombo and Visit Kom Ombo temple.
Sail to Aswan & overnight.

Day 14: Aswan (B, L, D)

Morning Visit to High Dam & Philae temple.
Afternoon visit Nubian Museum.
Nubian Show.
Overnight in Aswan.

Day 15: Optional Abu Simbel temple , flight Cairo, Overnight Cairo (B)

Disembarkation after breakfast, optional tour to Abu Simbel temple south Aswan, flight back to Cairo, transfer to your Cairo hotel. Overnight Cairo.

Day 16: Departure (B)

After breakfast, check out for transfer to Cairo airport for flight back home.


City # of Nights Superior Deluxe
Cairo 14 Movenpick MS Darakum
Cairo 1 Kempinski Nile Hotel Cairo

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