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Mövenpick MS Darakum Nile Cruise

Cruise Category
5 Stars Deluxe

Cruise Schedule

Every Monday from Luxor,
Every Friday from Aswan

Meals Included

Full Board

Overview

The Mövenpick MS Darakum Nile Cruise is one of the largest vessels cruising the river Nile between Luxor and Aswan. Its Moroccan inspired design makes it stand out and it offers an unforgettable journey while cruising through 7,000 years of the Egyptian fabulous history. A variety of recreational activities are available at the Mövenpick MS Darakum Nile Cruise including a swimming pool and Jacuzzi, sun deck with a recreational area, themed parties and an equipped gym.

As we gracefully glide along the tranquil waters of the Nile, our voyage unfolds with intermittent stops, each offering an opportunity to delve into the captivating array of ancient and contemporary marvels that adorn the riverbanks. Our sojourn begins with an exploration of Aswan‘s treasures, where the imposing presence of the High Dam, the mystical ambiance of the Temple of Philae, and the unfinished grandeur of the Obelisk await our discovery.

Transitioning to Luxor, the ancient city steeped in myth and legend, our itinerary unfurls a tapestry of scheduled visits to renowned landmarks. From the cryptic depths of the Valley of the Kings, where the pharaohs rest in eternal slumber, to the majestic facade of the Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir El Bahari, each site bears witness to the illustrious past of this storied land. Amidst the colossal remnants of the Colossi of Memnon and the sprawling grandeur of the Karnak Temples Complex, our journey through Luxor culminates at the resplendent Temple of Luxor, a testament to the enduring legacy of Egypt‘s ancient civilization.

Yet, our odyssey extends beyond the confines of the well-trodden path, offering our esteemed guests a chance to delve deeper into Egypt‘s cultural tapestry. Venturing to the dual sanctuaries of the Temple of Kom Ombo, known colloquially as the Crocodile Temple, and the exquisitely preserved Temple of Horus in Edfu, we uncover lesser-known gems that add a new dimension to our exploration.

For those seeking to personalize their experience, a myriad of optional tours beckons, each promising a bespoke journey tailored to individual preferences. Whether cruising the Nile for a fleeting three nights or luxuriating in a seven-night odyssey, our valued guests find ample time to indulge in one or two optional excursions, enriching their sojourn amidst the historic splendor of Aswan, Luxor, and the surrounding regions.

Among the offerings, the enchanting allure of a Hot Air Balloon ride over Luxor‘s timeless landscapes beckons, while the captivating Sound & Light Show at Karnak or Philae Temple promises an immersive journey through Egypt‘s storied past. Alternatively, a serene sail aboard a Felucca or sailing boat unveils the scenic beauty of Luxor and Aswan‘s idyllic islands, offering a tranquil respite amidst the hustle and bustle of exploration.

For the intrepid adventurer, a foray into the hidden troves of Pharaonic heritage awaits, with visits to the secluded enclaves of the Valley of the Queens, the regal splendor of the Ramsseum, the venerable Temple of Madinet Habu, and the ancient tombs of Deir El Madina in Luxor. Meanwhile, in Aswan, a curated selection of optional tours presents opportunities to explore the magnificent Temples of Abu Simbel, the timeless allure of the Temple of Kalabsha, the immersive exhibits of the Nubian Museum, and the rustic charm of the Nubian Village, nestled amidst the natural splendor of its surroundings.

In crafting a meticulously curated blend of mandatory highlights and optional escapades, our Nile cruise promises an unforgettable journey through the annals of Egypt‘s storied past. Each moment becomes a chapter in the unfolding narrative of exploration, inviting our guests to immerse themselves in the timeless allure of this ancient land.

Charter basis
Per person per night
Prices are quoted per person, per night, and valid during Summer Season, . However, please note that in case of any increase in taxes, fuel or/and entrance fees, we will keep rights to amend prices accordingly to cover these surcharges.
Price Validity
Prices are quoted per person, per night, and valid during Summer Season, from 01 October 2022 to 30 April 2023. However, please note that in case of any increase in taxes, fuel or/and entrance fees, we will keep rights to amend prices accordingly to cover these surcharges.
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The above-mentioned rates are quoted per person, in double standard cabin, per night, for minimum seven nights cruise – including private tours.

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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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.

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.

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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