M/S Esmeralda

Cruise Category

5 Stars Deluxe

Cruise Schedule

Every Monday from Luxor,
Every Friday from Aswan

Meals Included

Full Board

Overview

Esmeralda Nile Cruise, you will receive a warm welcome from the crew to start your journey on board the ship. You will discover its modern and luxurious ambiance as well as the true magic of cruising on the Nile. With its generosity, success and greatness, the Ancient Egyptian Civilization has left us remarkable monuments and sight scenes along the Nile. You will have the chance to witness and learn about all the intriguing history that happened right under your feet many centuries ago.

 

Esmeralda Nile Cruise showcases such monuments along its breathtaking route between the historical cities of Luxor and Aswan. The ship makes sightseeing stops at marvelous locations to provide you with the chance to further explore the wonders of the ancient Egyptian culture mixed with the beauties of everyday simple activities. Different itinerary programs are designed to suit your demands to make your holiday memorable and unforgettable. Whether you’re on board to relax or to explore the culture around you, you will find something to fit your needs aboard Esmeralda Nile Cruise

 

While sailing along the Nile, we will have few stops to visit the unique collections of our ancient and modern monuments, covering the High Dam, the Temple of Philae and the Unfinished Obelisk in Aswan. In Luxor, scheduled visits to the Valley of the Kings, Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir El Bahari, the Colossi of Memnon, the Karnak Temples Complex and Temple of Luxor are included.

 

Besides that, our dear guests who visit Egypt will have the chance to visit the Temple of Kom Ombo, or the Crocodile Temple as Egyptians used to name it, and the well-preserved Temple of god Horus in Edfu.

 

Various optional tours are available upon your request. Our valued guests who are cruising the Nile for 03, 04 or 07 nights will have enough time to do at least one or two optional tours beside the regular tours to the historical sites in Aswan, Luxor and the sites located in between.

 

Among the optional tours we have are the Hot Air Balloon in Luxor, the Sound & Light Show at Karnak or Philae Temple, sailing by Felucca / sailing boat around the beautiful islands of Luxor and Aswan, or visiting the hidden collection of our Pharaonic sites such as the Valley of the Queens, the Ramsseum, Temple of Madinet Habu and the tombs of Deir El Madina in Luxor. However, in Aswan, we can regularly arrange for visits to the magnificent Temples of Abu Simbel, the Temple of Kalabsha, the Nubian Museum and the natural site of Nubian Village.

Facilities

  • Bazaar
  • Salon
  • Library
  • Swimming Pool
  • LED T.V
  • A direct dial telephone line
  • A mini bar
  • An air conditioning system with individual control
  • A safety box.
  • Presidential suites private Jacuzzi.
  • Spa
  • Massage
  • Sun Deck

What’s included:

  • Meet and assist by our representatives in Aswan & Luxor.
  • Accommodation on board the Nile Cruise – based on FULL Board.
  • Private transfer to the Nile Cruise ship and vice versa.
  • Private Egyptologist, English-speaking tour guide.
  • Entrance fees to all the indicated sites.
  • All service charges and taxes.

What’s excluded:

  • Entry Visa to Egypt.
  • International or/and domestic flight tickets.
  • Extras on board like “SPA, laundry, telephone, extra meals, etc”.
  • Tipping to “Company Representatives, Guide, Driver, etc.”
  • Any optional tours may require.

* Kindly note that all rates are valid for the normal season, excluding Christmas, New year Eve and Easter.

Starts From

US $215.00

Per Person Per Night

Validity

From 01 October 2019

To 27 April 2020

 

* Kindly note that all rates are valid for the normal season, excluding Christmas, New year Eve and Easter.

 

Highlights

The High Dam – Temple of Philae – The Unfinished Obelisk – Temple of Kom Ombo – Temple of Horus in Edfu – Valley of the Kings – Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir El Bahari – Colossi of Memnon – The Karnak Temples Complex – Temple of Luxor

Itineraries

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Every Friday from Aswan to Luxor for 03 nights

Day 01: Friday (Lunch & Dinner)

Morning time, you will be met by our local representative in Aswan, who will transfer you by private Air-conditioned vehicle to your Nile Cruise boat. We will check-in our boat within few minutes. After that, you will join our professional tour guide to visit the Aswan High Dam, constructed by the former president, Gamal Abdel Nasser in 1960 to store the water of the Nile, and then generate electricity. We will then drive to shores of the River Nile and take a motor boat to reach the Agilika Island to visit Temple of Philae, constructed in the 3rd century BC in the Greco Roman period. Our last visit of this marvelous day tour in Aswan will be to the Unfinished Obelisk, which was found in the granite quarry in the Southern part of Aswan. After the tour, we will get back to our Nile Cruise boat for overnight.

Day 02: Saturday (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Energizing breakfast on the cruise. Our Nile Cruise boat will be landed at the location of the city of Kom Ombo, where we will visit Temple of Sobek & Haroeris, established in the Ptolemaic period, completed in the Roman era, and was dedicated to two gods, the local crocodile, Sobek and the famous eagle god, Haroeris. After that, we will get back to our boat for rest and refresh. Later on, we will visit Temple of Horus in Edfu, the finest preserved ancient Egyptian temple in the land of the Nile. We will then get back to our boat for overnight.

Day 03: Sunday (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Free morning on your own or (optional) we can offer a Hot-air Balloon over the West Bank of Luxor. Enjoy your delicious breakfast before exploring the city of the dead where we can visit Valley of the Kings, the richest and most fascinating ancient tombs in Egypt. This was the burial site of the kings from the New Kingdom. The next visit of the day will be to the Temple of Deir El Bahari, constructed during the reign of the 18th dynasty by Queen Hatshepsut, one of the greatest rulers of Egypt. Our last visit will be to the Colossi of Memnon; these two huge statues are the only remaining items of the great funerary temple of Amenhotep III constructed in 1350 BC and became a landmark of Luxor afterwards. After that, we will get back to our boat for overnight.

Day 04: Monday (Breakfast)

Check out after breakfast. Later on, we will move to explore the east bank of Luxor including two marvelous temple complexes. Our first visit of the day will be to the Karnak Temples Complex, constructed over a period of more than one thousand years, almost all the impressive items of the Karnak we see today date back to the new kingdom specially the huge amazing columns of the hypostyle hall which are constructed by Ramses II, the greatest builder of ancient Egypt. We will then visit Luxor Temple, another startling temple that was established around the 14th century BC and the construction continued for many years afterwards by Ramses II, Queen Hatshepsut, and many other Pharaohs. After the tour, we will transfer you to your location in Luxor.

Every Monday from Luxor to Aswan for 04 nights

Day 01: Monday (Lunch & Dinner)

Morning time, you will be met by our local representative in Luxor, who will transfer you by private Air-conditioned vehicle to your Nile Cruise. After lunch, you will join our tour guide to visit Temple of Karnak, constructed over a period of more than one thousand years. We will then visit Luxor Temple, which was established around the 14th century BC and the construction continued for many years afterwards by Ramses II, Queen Hatshepsut, and others kings. After the tour, you will be transferred to your Nile Cruise for rest and refresh. Evening time is free at leisure on your own to relax on board or we can offer an (optional) tour to attend the Sound & Light Show at Karnak Temple, one of the remarkable shows in Egypt. Finally, we will get back to our Nile Cruise for overnight.

Day 02: Tuesday (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Energizing breakfast will be served on board. After that, we will visit Valley of the Kings, the richest and most fascinating ancient tombs in Egypt. This was the burial site of the kings from the New Kingdom. Our next visit of the day will be to Temple of Deir El Bahari, constructed during the reign of the 18th dynasty by Queen Hatshepsut. On our return way to the cruise, we will visit the Colossi of Memnon, the only remaining items of the great funerary temple of king Amenhotep III. Finally, we will transfer you to your Nile Cruise.

Day 03: Wednesday (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Energizing breakfast will be served on board before our full day tour. Our Nile Cruise ship will land at the location of the city of Edfu, where we will visit the Temple of Horus, constructed by the Ptolemies in the 3rd century BC for the worship of the god Horus, the avenger of his father. After this marvelous visit, we will get back to our Nile Cruiser for lunch, rest and refresh. We will then proceed to visit the Temple of Kom Ombo, established in the Ptolemaic period and completed in the Roman Era. Finally, you will be transferred back to your Nile cruise ship for rest and refresh. Evening time, Egyptian folklore show will be operated by the staff.

Day 04: Thursday (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Breakfast meal will be served on board. After that, you will prepare yourself to join your expert tour guide to explore the wonderful city of Aswan. Our first visit of the day will be to the High Dam, which was constructed by the former president, Gamal Abdel Nasser to store the water, and then generate a large volume of the electricity. We will then ride in a motorboat to visit Temple of Philae, constructed in the 3rd century BC in the Greco Roman era as the cult center of the goddess Isis. Our last visit will be to the Unfinished Obelisk, which was found in the granite quarry in the Southern part of Aswan. After the day tour, we will drive back to our Nile cruiser, so we can enjoy the tasty lunch. Evening time is free at leisure on your own to relax on board or we can offer an (optional) tour to attend the Sound & Light Show at Philae Temple, where you can learn more about the temple and about the kings who left their objects there. Finally, we will get back to our Nile Cruise for overnight.

Day 05: Friday (Breakfast)

Check out after breakfast. “Depends on the schedule of your flight”, you’ll be met by our local representative in Aswan, who will transfer you by private Air-conditioned vehicle to Aswan Airport in order to catch your flight to your next destination, where our services will be ended.

Every Monday from Luxor to Luxor for 07 nights

Day 01: Monday (Lunch & Dinner)

Morning time, you will be met by our local representative in Luxor, who will transfer you by private Air-conditioned vehicle to your Nile Cruise. After lunch, you will join our tour guide to visit Temple of Karnak, constructed over a period of more than one thousand years. We will then visit Luxor Temple, which was established around the 14th century BC and the construction continued for many years afterwards by Ramses II, Queen Hatshepsut, and others kings. After the tour, you will be transferred to your Nile Cruise for rest and refresh. Evening time is free at leisure on your own to relax on board or we can offer an (optional) tour to attend the Sound & Light Show at Karnak Temple, one of the remarkable shows in Egypt. Finally, we will get back to our Nile Cruise for overnight.

Day 02: Tuesday (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

It is a free morning in Luxor. However, we can offer many activities in the morning like exploring the West bank of Luxor from the SKY! Imaging flying over the great city of Luxor, whereas the royal necropolis and the wonderful collection of our funerary temples were erected. Evening time is free at leisure on your own on board to relax on board while cruising the Nile towards the city of Edfu. Dinner meal will be served on board your Nile Cruise, and then the staff will operate a folkloric show. Overnight onboard.

Day 03: Wednesday (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Energizing breakfast meal will be served on board before the tour of today. Our Nile Cruise ship will land at the location of the Temple of Kom Ombo, established in the Ptolemaic period and completed in the Roman era, the temple is dedicated to two gods, the local crocodile, Sobek and the famous eagle god, Haroeris. After your amazing visit, you will get back to the ship, so we can enjoy the delicious lunch on board while sailing towards Aswan. Afternoon time, is free at leisure to use the cruise facilities (available, but not included in the package price) or to relax on board enjoying the amazing view of the immortal River Nile! Dinner meal will be served on board. Evening time, a music performance will be operated by the staff. Overnight onboard.

Day 04: Thursday (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Free morning on board, so you can enjoy the amazing view of the Nile while sailing to Aswan! Afternoon, we will transfer you to enjoy such a unique tour by sailing on the Nile by Felucca (Sailing Boat) around the nice islands of Aswan, Agha Khan Mausoleum and the Kitchener Island. We will then get back to the ship for rest and refresh. Enjoy your afternoon tea on board whereas the wonderful view the Nile. Evening time is free at leisure on your own to relax on board or we can offer an (optional) tour to attend the Sound & Light Show at Philae Temple, where you can learn more about the temple and about the kings who left their objects there. Finally, we will get back to our Nile Cruise for rest and refresh. Dinner meal will be served on board, and then the staff will operate a folkloric show. Overnight on board the Nile Cruise in Aswan.

Day 05: Friday (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Breakfast meal will be served on board. After that, you will prepare yourself to join your expert tour guide to explore the wonderful city of Aswan. Our first visit of the day will be to the High Dam, which was constructed by the former president, Gamal Abdel Nasser to store the water, and then generate a large volume of the electricity. We will then ride in a motorboat to visit Temple of Philae, constructed in the 3rd century BC in the Greco Roman era as the cult center of the goddess Isis.

Our last visit will be to the Unfinished Obelisk, which was found in the granite quarry in the Southern part of Aswan. After the day tour, we will drive back to our Nile cruiser, so we can enjoy the tasty lunch. Evening time is free at leisure on your own to relax on board or we can offer an (optional) tour to attend the Sound & Light Show at Philae Temple, where you can learn more about the temple and about the kings who left their objects there. Finally, we will get back to our Nile Cruise for overnight.

Day 06: Saturday (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Today we start sailing (in the early morning) towards the city of Edfu, near Aswan, in order to continue our wonderful Nile Cruise to Luxor. Energizing breakfast meal will be served on board before starting to your day tour. Our first visit of today will be to the Temple of Horus in Edfu, the finest preserved ancient Egyptian temple in the land of the Nile. It was constructed by the Ptolemies in the 3rd century BC for the worship of the god Horus. After that, you will get back to the ship, so we can enjoy the lunch on board while sailing to the city of Luxor. Evening time is free at leisure on board so you can enjoy the sailing process to Luxor. Overnight onboard.

Day 07: Sunday (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Morning time is free at leisure or (optional) you can enjoy a Hot-air Balloon over the West Bank of Luxor. Enjoy your delicious breakfast before exploring the city of the dead where we can visit Valley of the Kings, the richest and most fascinating ancient tombs in Egypt. This was the burial site of the kings from the New Kingdom. The next visit of the day will be to the Temple of Deir El Bahari, constructed during the reign of the 18th dynasty by Queen Hatshepsut, one of the greatest rulers of Egypt. Our last visit will be to the Colossi of Memnon; these two huge statues are the only remaining items of the great funerary temple of Amenhotep III constructed in 1350 BC and became a landmark of Luxor afterwards. After that, we will get back to our boat for overnight.

Day 08: Monday (Breakfast)

Check out after breakfast. Later on, you will be met by our local representative in Luxor, who will transfer you to your hotel in Luxor or to Luxor International Airport in order to catch your departure flight after spending few days exploring the amazing temples, tombs and unforgettable attractions.

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