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4 Days / 3 Nights
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Unwind and Explore: 3 Nights Nile River Cruise From South Africa

Embark on a journey through time on a captivating 3 Nights Nile River Cruise from South Africa. This Egypt travel package allows South African travelers to discover the magic of the Nile, sailing between Aswan and Luxor, and exploring ancient wonders along the way.

Discover the ancient wonders of Aswan, Edfu and Luxor with our exclusive Egypt tours from South Africa. A typical 3 day Nile River cruise itinerary takes you on a historical adventure. Departing from Aswan, you’ll witness the majestic Philae Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site beautifully situated on an island. As you sail north, marvel at the grandeur of the Kom Ombo Temple, a unique structure dedicated to two deities – Sobek the crocodile god and Haroeris the falcon god.

No Nile River cruise packages are complete without exploring the Temple of Edfu, dedicated to the falcon god Horus. This exquisitely preserved temple boasts mesmerizing hieroglyphics and intricate carvings. Your cruise culminates in Luxor, the “City of a Hundred Gates.” Here, be mesmerized by the sheer scale of Karnak Temple, an enormous complex dedicated to the god Amun.

A 3 Nights Nile River Cruise from South Africa is the ideal way for South African travelers to discover the wonders of Egypt. Within a short timeframe, you’ll experience the magic of the Nile, explore breathtaking temples, and gain insights into ancient Egyptian civilization. So, set sail on an unforgettable adventure and discover the timeless beauty of Egypt!

Price from:

5-star standard (budget) Nile cruise        (European/American 3-star)

530 USD per person in a twin/double room in a group tour (2-16 people).

905 USD per single traveler, traveling alone.

5-star deluxe Nile cruise          (European/American 3.5-star)

799 USD per person in a twin/double room (2-16 people).

1360 USD per single traveler, traveling alone.

5-star luxury Nile cruise             (European/American 4-star)

1130 USD per person in a twin/double room (2-16 people).

1920 USD per single traveler, traveling alone.

5-star ultra luxury Nile cruise     (European/American 5-star)

1510 USD per person in a twin/double room (2-16 people).

2570 USD per single traveler, traveling alone.

Price Includes

  • Meet & assist service upon arrival and departure
  • All transfers as per the itinerary by air-conditioned vehicles
  • 5-star Nile cruise ship (based on category) on a full board basis for 03 nights
  • 09 meals: 03 breakfasts, 03 lunches, and 03 dinners
  • All tours as per the itinerary
  • Entrance fees of all sites as per the itinerary
  • Licensed Egyptologist tour guide
  • All service charges & local taxes

Price Excludes

  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Drinks and personal expenses
  • Any optional tour

Children Policy

  • Children from 0 – 5 years are free of charge
  • Children from 6 – 11 years get 50% off
  • Children from 12 years are considered adults
Highlights of this 3 Nights Nile River Cruise From South Africa

These highlights make the 3 nights Nile cruise from South Africa an exceptional journey, offering an unparalleled blend of history, culture, and scenic beauty.

  • Philae Temple: Discover the enchanting temple dedicated to the goddess Isis, located on a picturesque island in Aswan. Marvel at its intricate carvings and learn about its fascinating history.
  • Kom Ombo Temple: Explore the unique dual temple dedicated to both Sobek, the crocodile god, and Horus, the falcon god. Its symmetrical design and captivating reliefs provide a glimpse into ancient Egyptian mythology.
  • Edfu Temple: Visit one of Egypt's best-preserved temples, dedicated to the god Horus. The temple’s impressive reliefs and towering columns offer an immersive experience into ancient religious practices and beliefs.
  • Karnak Temple: Wander through the vast complex of Karnak Temple in Luxor, one of the largest religious complexes in the world. Explore its sanctuaries, pylons, and obelisks, and be awed by the grandeur of ancient Egyptian architecture.
  • Valley of the Kings: Enter the royal burial ground for the pharaohs, including the tomb of Tutankhamun. The beautifully decorated tombs with their stunning wall paintings provide insight into the journey to the afterlife and the beliefs of ancient Egypt.
  • Luxor Temple: Visit the strikingly beautiful Luxor Temple, dedicated to the rejuvenation of kingship. Its impressive architecture and historical significance make it a must-see on your Nile cruise.
Itinerary
3 Nights Nile River Cruise From South Africa

Day 1 Arrive in Aswan - Aswan Tour

Touch down in Aswan, gateway to ancient wonders, and embark on a 3 nights Nile cruise from South Africa. Your 4 days Nile cruise from Aswan to Luxor awaits, ready to whisk you away on a journey through millennia. Meet your guide, your key to unlocking the secrets of pharaohs and gods.

Explore the highlights of the beautiful City of Aswan. Visit the High Dam, a great engineering feat of 1960s, to generate electricity and to stop floods. Then proceed to the beautiful Temple of Philae. This temple was built during the Greco-Roman era and dedicated to Isis, goddess of Magic and Love in ancient Egypt. End your tour at the granite quarry of the Unfinished Obelisk.

Transfer to your Nile River cruise ship. Free evening, you can discover the city of Aswan. 

Optional tour: Nubian Village in Aswan 

Day 2Aswan - Kom Ombo - Edfu

Enjoy a free morning or join us on an optional tour to the phenomenal temples of Abu Simbel.

Your River Nile cruise ship will set sail to Kom Ombo around the lunchtime. Disembark at Kom Ombo to visit the twin Temple of gods Horus, and Sobek. The temple was built over the ruined temple of the New Kingdom. The temple began during the time of Ptolemy V and was completed by the time of Emperor Tiberius. The emperors Domitian, Caracalla, and others added to the temple. So it took about 400 years to finish.

Enjoy a short visit to the Crocodile Museum before you go back to your Nile cruise ship to set sail to Edfu. Overnight in Edfu.

Day 3Edfu - Esna - Luxor

Before/after breakfast, you will take a Horse and Carriage to visit the most intact temple in Egypt, the Temple of Horus in Edfu. The temple is very intact, none of its elements are missing but the Sacred Lake and two obelisks. The Sacred Lake was on the east side of the temple but now vanished under the city’s modern houses. The two obelisks were located in front of the main gate of the temple. The Temple of Edfu is fully inscribed with reliefs and hieroglyphs on its exterior and interior walls. 

Take your carriage back to your Nile River cruise ship to set sail to Luxor via the Lock of Esna. Upon arrival in Luxor, you will visit the impressive Temple of Karnak and the majestic Temple of Luxor. Both temples were dedicated to the Theban Triad; Amun, Mut and Khonsu.

Return back to your cruise ship to savor the final evening of your 3 nights Nile cruise from South Africa.

Day 4End of your 3 nights Nile cruise from South Africa

Disembarkation. Visit the magnificent Valley of the Kings, where pharaohs of the New Kingdom were buried. There are 65 tombs there, and your guide will recommend the best three are open to visit. From the Valley of the Kings to the unique Temple of the female pharaoh Hatshepsut, who ruled Egypt for about 20 years as a sole pharaoh. You will end your tour with a photo stop at the giant Colossi of Memnon of Amenhotep III.

Wrap up your 3 nights Nile cruise from South Africa with a transfer to Luxor Airport or Luxor Railway or Luxor hotels. 

Optional tour: Sunrise Hot Air Ballooning Over Luxor

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