How relaxing would it be to wake up and go to sleep moving smoothly in River Nile, experiencing its water swallowing the rays of sun? A cruise in the river) can offer you this dreamy feeling that you will remember forever. Follow our tips of do and dont’s to have the most of your Nile cruise.

There are 3 types of itineraries for Nile Cruises:

03 Nights Cruise
Usually departs from   Aswan to Luxor

 The cruise includes the following visits:
  AswanThe High Dam, the Unfinished Obelisk and the Temple of Philae
  Kom OmboVisit the Temple of Kom Ombo
  EdfuVisit the Temple of Edfu
  EsnaVisit the Esna Temple
  LuxorVisit the west bank in Luxor to see, the Valley of the Kings, the Valley of the Queens, and the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut

04 Nights Cruise
Usually departs from  Luxor to Aswan

 The cruise includes the following visits: 
 Luxor Visit the west bank to see, the Valley of the Kings, the Valley of the Queens, and the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Then visit the east bank to see, the Temple of Luxor and the Temple of Karnak
 Esna Visit the Esna Temple
 Edfu Visit the Temple of Edfu
 Kom Ombo Visit the Temple of Kom Ombo
 Aswan Visit the High Dam, the Unfinished Obelisk and the Temple of Philae Felucca boat outing to visit the Botanical Island, a trip to a Nubian village (optional) Visit to Elephantine Island and the Tombs of the Nobles (optional)

07 Nights Cruise
Direction: Luxor to Aswan or Aswan to Luxor

This cruise’s itinerary basically includes all the visits mentioned above, however it will give you more time to relax and take in the view before you.

Behind the Dam Nile Cruise:

This trip goes beyond the High Dam into Nasser Lake. it is your chance to see the monuments and ruins of Ancient Nubia and to spend an evening docked next to the temples at Abu Simbel. Lake Nasser cruises provide a more tranquil experience than the popular river cruises between Aswan and Luxor. There is usually no network and the place is quieter and more natural.

Whatever the program you choose is, there are few rules to follow in order to have the best time with no misfortunes!

Do:

  • Go “all inclusive”: Find a package that covers accommodation, sightseeing tours, and transportation. Spare yourself the hassle and spend all your time just enjoying yourself.
  • Leave all your valuables and money in the safety box: Store your cell phone, passport, extra cash and credit cards to avoid having your belongings stolen or missing.
  • Follow the dress code: You can wear your shorts or swimming suits on board and during breakfast and lunch time. However, dress more smartly for dinner.
  • Listen to your tour guide’s instructions: ask your tour guide if you feel frustrated about anything or have any questions.
  • visit a bank to change your money before cruising: Most of the boats do not offer to exchange money
  • Use your phone when you have network: You can never be sure when you’ll have network. If you need using your phone to connect to internet or to call anyone, seize the chance when you have network connection

Don’ts:

  • Avoid drinking large amounts of alcohol: hangovers are worse on a ship. You will spend two days with a bad headache and an angry stomach.
  • Do not spend too much time on deck if you have equilibrium problems.
  • Don’t lose your room key-card: It can be difficult keeping your cruise ship key card without worrying about losing it. The easiest solution is to pack a lanyard(that shoelace type thing you wear around your neck, usually to hold ID badges) and attach your key.
  • Never smoke in bed: This can cause fire.
  • Don’t forget your belongings in the safety box: Keeping your valuables there is safe, forgetting them there is not.
  • Don’t oversleep: If you over sleep, you gonna miss the breakfast. It is served early in the morning. Early birds catch the worm!
  • Never forget to buy medications for an angry stomach: If you get these mostly because of food or movement, keep medications that help with your stomachache.
  • Don’t forget to leave tips for the cruise staff: The amount of money is not fixed, you determine it according to how satisfied you are with the service.