Cairo to Aswan Cruise

Cairo to Aswan Cruise discovers the wonders of the ancient Egyptians on this unique 15 day cruise aboard the Mövenpick Darakum.

Discover the wonders of the ancient Egyptians on this unique 15 day cruise aboard the Mövenpick Darakum. Enjoy a true Egyptian cruising experience, as you meander slowly up the Nile from Cairo to Aswan visiting ancient sites few tourists travel to. Explore the city of Minya, home to the ancient necropolis of Hermopolis and Abydos Temple, the holy city of Osiris. Witness the mighty Pyramids of Giza, the beautiful island temple of Philae and the renowned temples of Luxor and Karnak.

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15 days/14 nights
Departs ex Cairo


  • Explore the ancient Pyramids of Giza and marvel at the mighty Sphinx
  • Visit some of Cairo’s best sights including the Egyptian Museum, Coptic Museum and Jewish Synagogue
  • Enjoy a true Egyptian cruising experience down the Nile River
  • Witness some of Egypt’s lesser known sights including Minya and Abydos Temple

Optional Extension:


  • Transfers
  • Accommodation on a full board basis
  • Meals and sightseeing as per itinerary

Note: 10, 12 and 13 day itineraries are also available

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Cairo to Aswan Nile Cruise

15 days/14 nights

Day 1


Board the Mövenpick Darakum today. D

Day 2


Enjoy a morning visit to the Coptic Museum and Jewish Synagogue. Return for lunch before an afternoon tour of the Egyptian Museum. Filled with some of the nation’s best treasures, learn about over 5000 years of ancient Egyptian history. BLD

Day 3


Rise early this morning for a full day tour to see the ancient Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx, Memphis and Sakkara. Evening cocktail party onboard. BLD

Days 4/5


Today sail to Beni Suef and enjoy an Egyptian wine tasting onboard. On day 5 sail to Minya. Experience a full day sailing on the Nile marvelling at the unique and picturesque scenery. BLD

Day 6


The little visited city of Minya is a hidden gem in the Egyptian desert. Visit nearby Tuna El Gebel, the ancient necropolis of Hermopolis, and Beni Hassan, an archaic burial ground home to a number of fascinating tombs. BLD

Day 7


Today sail to Tel El Amarna. An extensive archaeological site, the city was built by the Pharaoh Akhenaten in the late 18th Dynasty. Witness a presentation at the visitors centre and visit the tombs and the Great Palace. In the afternoon sail to Assyut. BLD

Day 8


This morning set sail for Sohag. BLD

Day 9


Today sail to El Balyana. Visit Abydos Temple, the holy city of Osiris god of the dead and the temple of Seti I. Return to the boat and sail to Qena. Tonight enjoy a quiz night with your fellow travellers. BLD

Day 10


Enjoy a morning visit to Dendera Temple. The complex is one of the best preserved sites in Egypt. Return to the boat and sail to Luxor. BLD

Day 11


Early morning tour of the West Bank. See the renowned Hatshepsut Temple and explore the Valley of the Kings. BLD

Day 12


Today visit Luxor’s East Bank and explore the two magnificent temples of Luxor and Karnak. BLD

Day 13


Enjoy an early morning visit to beautiful Edfu Temple, before sailing onto Kom Ombo. Take an afternoon tour of this unusual ‘double’ temple, dedicated to both the crocodile God Sobek and Horus the Elder. BLD

Day 14


Full day tour of the Aswan High Dam and the magical Philae Temple. In the afternoon enjoy a visit to the Nubian Museum. This evening witness a Nubian show, your last night onboard. BLD

Day 15

Tour Ends

This morning is at leisure, before disembarking after lunch. BL

B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner



Slowly Down The Nile

Explore the Nile in luxury on an unhurried cruise aboard the exclusive Oberoi Zahra. This is the ultimate Egyptian tour, allowing you to discover 5,000 years of Egyptian culture at a leisurely pace

Egypt Overview

Why you should visit Egypt: This spellbinding destination offers some of the world’s most magnificent ancient monuments, as well as a insight into age-old Islamic culture. The scenery is also unique, with the mighty Nile River creating swathes of lush greenery amid vast expanses of stark desert.

What is the climate in Egypt?: Cairo has a milder climate than the southern part of Egypt; however temperatures between May-Oct may reach 30°-36°C. The rest of the year is warm to mild, and it can get quite cold on winter nights. Although quite hot all year round, Luxor and Aswan experience their most extreme temperatures from June-August (30°-45°C). Nights are cool in winter and hot in summer (24°-26°C).

What can I combine Egypt with?: Neighbouring Jordan or Oman, the United Arab Emirates, Israel or Morocco.

How to get to Egypt: Daily flights are available from Australia to Egypt. Flight time is approximately 18-19 hours with stopovers depending on which airline you fly with.

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Do I need vaccinations for Egypt? Please call us on 1300 363 302

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