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Cairo: 3-Day River Nile Cruise with Hot Air Balloon

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Activity provider: Travel To Church

Cairo: 3-Day River Nile Cruise with Hot Air Balloon

Activity provider: Travel To Church

From US$ 495.93 per person

Sail down the River Nile on a cruise from Luxor to Aswan. Visit the most important archaeological sites and enjoy a hot air balloon flight at sunrise.

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Duration 4 days
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96 hours
  • Cairo

  • Luxor (sightseeing)

  • Valley of the Kings

    • Extra fee
  • Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut

    • Extra fee
  • Temple of Karnak

    • Extra fee
  • Lunch, boat cruise

  • Edfu

  • The Temple of Horus at Edfu

    • Extra fee
  • Temple of Kom Ombo

    • Extra fee
  • Abu Simbel

    • Extra fee
  • Medinet Habu

    • Extra fee
  • Aswan

  • Cairo

Pickup included
Main stop
  • Explore the ancient history of Luxor, Edfu and Aswan with your guide
  • Sail down the Nile on a 2 night river cruise, with all meals included
  • Take a horse-drawn carriage to the Temple of Horus in Edfu
  • Learn about the most important archaeological sites in Egypt
  • Take a hot-air balloon flights over the temples of Luxor at sunrise
Full description

Day 1 You will be picked up from your accommodation and driven to Cairo train station, where you will board an overnight train to Luxor.  Day 2 Upon arrival in Luxor in the early morning, a representative will greet you and take you to a 4-star hotel to have some rest until the hot air balloon time. Enjoy a hot air balloon ride to watch the sun come up over the archaeological sites of Luxor. Next, head to the west bank of Luxor to visit the Valley of the Kings. Here you will explore the 3 most important tombs and see the walls full of hieroglyphs.  Your guide will then take you to the most important temple of the complex, the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut. The temple consists of three floors with open balconies built of limestone, with statues of the god Osiris and Queen Hatshepsut. You’ll then head to the east bank to visit the biggest temple in Luxor, the Karnak Temple, dedicated to the god Amun, his wife Mut and their son Khonsu. Learn about the history of the temple before heading to your river boat for lunch.  You’ll check into your room and then the boat will depart for Edfu. In the evening, you’ll enjoy dinner and free time in the comfortable surroundings of the boat.  Day 3 After breakfast on board, take a horse-drawn carriage to Edfu. You’ll then enjoy a guided visit of the Temple of Horus. Marvel at the best-preserved religious place in Egypt with imposing sandstone structures of Horus.  You’ll enjoy lunch back on board the boat as you sail to your next destination. In the afternoon, visit the unusual Temple of Kom Ombo. Learn about the structures of the temple and how it was built in honor of two great gods. Return to the boat for dinner and free time.  Day 4 In the early morning you’ll head to one of the most stunning temple complexes in Egypt, the Abu Simbel Temples. The twin temples of Ramesses II and Nefertari were built into the mountainside in the 13th century BC, under the dynasty of Pharaoh Ramesses II. Your guide will take you back to the cruise to check out and take your luggage. You’ll then be transferred to Aswan station to travel back to Cairo by train.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Train ticket from Cairo to Luxor & from Aswan to Cairo
  • 4-star hotel room with breakfast
  • Accommodation for 2 nights on a 5-star cruise with full board excluding drinks
  • Tour guide
  • Transportation
  • Horse carriage to Temple of Horus in Edfu
  • Tips (optional)
  • Entrance tickets

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3.3 /5

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It was a very good organized package with many interesting things and sight seeing: 1- The train from Cairo to Luxor (VIP first class) was very bad (13 hours) and the train was not comfortable at all! 2- After the train the Hotel was very good and the hot air balloon was one of its kind ( very exciting)! 3- the Nile Cruise was so great with the 5 Stars Ship Ruby Royal and the whole organization of visiting the temples and the program was great. 5- the transportation was very good. 4- One plus point was the direct communication through whatsapp and the quick answers from the Sheba Tours. Except for the train the trip was so great. I would like to advise anyone to do that! Thank you

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June 6, 2022

Summary: Excellent Nile Cruise by Real professional people. My Review: I was a bit afraid at first to book this tour because of the bad reviews but everything was completely different! Since the beginning of the tour, the pick-up up was on time by the driver Mohamed. We caught the train on time and the train was on the VIP class with air conditioning. Seats in the train were comfortable not like what the other people said!! The hot air balloon in Luxor was UNFORGETTABLE and our room was AT THE TOP. Our guide in Luxor "Taghreed" she was really excellent guide with a big experience she was able to answer all my questions about the Egyptian history and this made me really pleased. Nothing to complain about. The tour from A to Z was perfectly organized. Definitely recommend this tour to anyone!

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March 31, 2022

December 30, 2021

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