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Sanctuary Nile Adventurer Cruise

Cruise Category
Nile Cruise Ship Luxury Class

Cruise Schedule

Every Monday from Luxor for 04 nights
Every Friday from Aswan for 03 nights

Meals Included

Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Drinks are not included

Overview

The Sanctuary Nile Adventurer Cruise is an elegant cruise ship that has just 32 cabins, offering a luxurious yet relaxed cruise on the Nile. This fabulous Nile Cruise has been decorated in a contemporary style, the ship’s design combines modern Egyptian culture with seven thousand years of heritage. Add gourmet cuisine as well as sightseeing experiences with the country’s most experienced Egyptologists, this is a taste of genuine five-star luxury on a timeless river.

The Sanctuary Nile Adventurer seamlessly blends contemporary Egyptian culture with authentic character, a blend of East and West. The extensive sun deck areas, with their elegant teak floors, include private cabanas around the pool area, the perfect spot for relaxing while taking in the scenery.

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 AswanLuxor 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.

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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 May to 31 December 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: Embarkation in Luxor (Lunch & Dinner)

Upon arrival to Luxor Airport, you’ll be met by our representative, who will help and assist you in all formalities. Then, we will transfer you to your Nile Cruise ship by private Air-Conditioned vehicle. Board your 5-star deluxe Nile cruise boat, moored in a private dock in Luxor, where you will enjoy a welcome Zaffa, with drums and flutes. On arrival, you will have the opportunity to visit Luxor Temple. Lunch will be served on board in the main restaurant. After lunch, visit the West Bank of Luxor to explore the Valley of the Kings. You will also have the chance to visit at least one tomb in the Valley of the Queens and the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. On the way back to the river Nile, we will pass by the famed Colossi of Memnon. Afternoon tea will be served in the lounge. Tonight, you will be greeted by your Boat Manager while you enjoy freshly prepared canapés with some complimentary Egyptian wine and local beer, followed by a gourmet dinner menu.

 

Day 02: Karnak Temples & Temple of Khnum (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

After a delicious breakfast buffet on board, our tour of the East Bank will begin with a visit to the Temple of Karnak. Following the morning sail to Esna, enjoy lunch on board the boat. After lunch, your Egyptologist will guide you around the Greco-Roman Temple of Khnum at Esna. The beautifully preserved Great Hypostyle Hall was built during the reign of the Roman Emperor Claudius; it was excavated from the silt that had accumulated through centuries of annual Nile floods and is about nine meters below present-day street level. Afternoon tea will be served on board during the cruise to Edfu. Tonight, a delicious dinner is served followed by a movie night on board.

 

Day 03: Temple of Edfu & Temple of Kom Ombo (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Enjoy breakfast on board, followed by a visit to the Temple of Edfu. Lunch will be served on board while cruising to Kom Ombo. You will also have the chance to take part in an Egyptian cooking lesson. Following afternoon tea in the lounge, visit the temple of Kom Ombo – dedicated to the crocodile-god Sobek. The temple stands at a bend in the Nile where, in ancient times, sacred crocodiles basked in the sun on the riverbank. Return to your Nile Cruise boat ready for the sailing to Aswan. Tonight’s entertainment will be an “Egyptian Night” costume party for all guests, with a chance to dress up in traditional Egyptian “galabeyyas”. Dinner will be a lavish buffet of Egyptian specialties.

 

Day 04: Philae Temple & Nile Felucca Sailing (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Enjoy breakfast on board, followed by a short motorboat ride to visit the majestic Philae Temple on the Island of Agilika. Next, we proceed to the Granite Quarries, which supplied the ancient Egyptians with most of the hard stone used in pyramids and temples, and still hold a huge unfinished obelisk. Following lunch on board, you will have a chance take a ride on a felucca (a typical Egyptian sail boat) around Elephantine Island, Lord Kitchener’s Botanical Gardens, and the Agha Khan Mausoleum (weather permitting, life jackets will be provided). Afternoon tea will be served in the lounge while you enjoy the sounds of an Oud trio. Tonight’s farewell dinner will be a gala dinner, with white-gloved waiters serving gourmet cuisine. Enjoy a Dervish show and belly dancer performance after dinner.

 

Day 05: Disembarkation in Aswan (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.

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