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11 Nights Long Cruise on Darakum Nile Cruise

A Grand Voyage of Ancient Marvels

Unveiling Egypt’s Ancient Marvels on an 11-Night Long Cruise aboard the Darakum Nile Cruise

Embarking on an 11-night long cruise from Cairo to Luxor aboard the Darakum Nile Cruise is a captivating journey that takes travelers on a remarkable exploration of Egypt’s ancient wonders. This extended voyage offers an unrivaled opportunity to immerse oneself in the rich heritage of this storied land while enjoying the utmost luxury and comfort. Join us as we embark on this extraordinary adventure, unveiling the hidden treasures and timeless beauty of Egypt’s past.

Setting Sail on the Darakum Nile Cruise:

The Darakum Nile Cruise is renowned for its opulence and dedication to providing an unforgettable experience for its guests. With its luxurious amenities, impeccable service, and meticulously planned itineraries, this 11-night voyage promises an unparalleled exploration of Egypt’s extraordinary past.

Embarking from Cairo, the vibrant capital city of Egypt, guests will have the chance to discover the iconic landmarks that define this bustling metropolis. From the awe-inspiring Pyramids of Giza to the enigmatic Sphinx, these ancient wonders stand as testaments to the ingenuity and grandeur of the ancient Egyptians. Delve into the mysteries of the pharaohs, marvel at the architectural marvels, and immerse yourself in the rich history that surrounds these iconic sites.

Unveiling Ancient Marvels:

As the Darakum Nile Cruise sets sail along the majestic Nile River, guests will have the opportunity to visit a myriad of captivating sites that showcase Egypt’s awe-inspiring heritage.

The journey continues to the city of Beni Suef, where a visit to the nearby ancient city of Amarna awaits. Once the capital of Egypt during the reign of Pharaoh Akhenaten, Amarna offers a unique glimpse into a short-lived period of religious and artistic revolution. Explore the well-preserved ruins and admire the strikingly different artistic style that distinguishes this ancient city.

Further along the Nile, the cruise docks at Luxor, the world’s greatest open-air museum. Here, guests can explore the breathtaking Karnak and Luxor Temples. Marvel at the towering columns, intricate hieroglyphics, and captivating history that permeate these magnificent structures. Immerse yourself in the stories etched into the stone, gaining a deeper understanding of the extraordinary civilization that once thrived here.

Exploring Historic Sites:

The Darakum Nile Cruise also allows guests to discover the historical wonders of Edfu, home to the beautifully preserved Temple of Horus. This temple, dedicated to the falcon god Horus, provides a fascinating insight into the religious practices and beliefs of the ancient Egyptians. Admire the intricate carvings and sacred ambiance as you delve into the spiritual essence of this ancient site.

Continuing the voyage, the cruise docks at Kom Ombo, offering an opportunity to explore the captivating Temple of Kom Ombo. This unique temple is dedicated to two deities, Sobek, the crocodile-headed god, and Horus, the falcon-headed god. Admire the symmetrical design of the temple and marvel at the fascinating depictions of ancient medical instruments, offering a glimpse into the medical practices of the time.

Journey to Luxor – The Glorious Finale:

As the Darakum Nile Cruise nears the end of its voyage, guests will disembark in Luxor, the gateway to the Valley of the Kings. Explore the intricately decorated tombs of pharaohs, witness the stunning mortuary temples, and unlock the secrets of ancient Egyptian burial practices. The Valley of the Kings stands as a testament to the grandeur and mystique of Egypt’s ancient rulers.

Embarking on an 11-night long cruise from Cairo to Luxor aboard the Darakum Nile Cruise is a majestic passage through time, allowing travelers to witness the enduring legacy of Egypt’s remarkable civilization. From the iconic landmarks of Cairo to the serene beauty of the Nile River and the ancient marvels of Luxor, every moment of this extended journey is filled with awe and wonder. With its exceptional service, luxurious accommodations, and thoughtfully planned itinerary, the Darakum Nile Cruise promises an unforgettable adventure that will leave you with cherished memories and a profound appreciation for Egypt’s timeless treasures.

Cruise Facilities

  • 44 cabins
  • 2 Junior Suites – Second Floor
  • Two Senior Suites – Third Floor
  • 2 Panorama Suites – Third Floor
  • 2 Senior Suites
  • Restaurant
  • Pub
  • Reception
  • Mini GYM
  • Tan Deck.
  • Lounge
  • Lower Sun Deck
  •  Sun Deck.
  • Temperature control for each individual.
  • Private Bath with a bathtub in all cabins and also a Hair dryer in bathrooms.
  • Satellite, LCD T.V. & music TV channel.
  • In-House Video channel and Video player.
  • Mini bar
  • Non-smoking cabins and internal telephone

Cruise Details

  • Duration: 12 Days / 11 Nights
  • Cruise Schedule: Cairo to Luxor
  • Tour Type: Private or small group depending on the availability

Cruise Itinerary

Day 1: Embarkation on the cruise in Cairo.

  • Dinner on board (Light Dinner).
  • Music in the bar.
  • Overnight in Cairo.

Day 2: Pyramids Tour:

  • 06:00 Breakfast on board.
  • 07:00 Visit Pyramids & Sphinx
  • 11:30 Lunch on board (international Buffet)
  • 12:30 Visit to the Egyptian Museum
  • 15:30 Fire Drill
  • 16:30 Tea time
  • 19:30 Dinner on board (International Buffet)
  • 21:00 Takht (Oriental Music)
  • Overnight in Cairo.

Day 3: More of Cairo and Giza Tours:

  • 06:00 Breakfast on Board
  • 07:00 Visit Memphis & Sakkara
  • 11:30 Lunch on board (International Buffet)
  • 12:30: Visit Coptic Cairo including the Hanging Church, Coptic museum, and Jewish synagogue.
  • 19:00 Manager Cocktail Party
  • 19:30 Dinner on board (Set Menu)
  • Music in the bar
  • Overnight in Cairo

Day 4

  • 07:00 Breakfast on board
  • 08:00 Full-day sailing to Beni Suef.
  • 13:00 Lunch on board (international Buffet)
  • 16:30 Tea Time
  • 19:30 Egyptian Wine Tasting on Board
  • 20:00 Dinner on board. (B.B.Q.)
  • Music in the bar
  • Overnight in Beni Suef.

Day 6: Beni Hassan Tours:

  • 05:00 Breakfast on board
  • 06:00 Visit Tuna El Gebel & Ashmunein
  • 12:30 Lunch on board (International Light buffet)
  • 13:30 Visit Beni Hassan tombs to visit the Tomb of Baqet III (BH15) Tomb of Khety (BH17),
  • Tomb of Amenemhet (BH2), Tomb of Khnumhotep II (BH3)
    (one-hour drive from Minya dock & Approx. 2-hour visit).
  • 16:00 Back to the boat
  • 16:30 Tea time
  • 19:30 Dinner on board (Set Menu)
  • 21:00 Folkloric Show.
  • Overnight Minya.

Day 7: Tel El Amarna Tours:

  • 05:00 Sail to Tel El Amarna, the home of the ‘Amarnian experience’
  • 07:00 Breakfast on board.
  • 10:00 Visit the northern tombs of Tel El Amarna, the Royal Tomb of Akhenaten, The Northern Palace, The Small temples of Aten
  • 13:30: Sail to Assyut
  • Stop in front of Prince Tawdrous Monastery to view the monastery from the boat (the guide will of course provide some explanation on the importance of the
    monastery)
  • Lunch on board (international Buffet)
  • 16:30 Tea time
  • 19:30 Dinner on board (Oriental Buffet)
  • Galabeya Party
  • Overnight Assyut.

Day 8: Sail to Sohag:

  • 05:00 Sail to Sohag (8 hours).
  • 07:00 Breakfast on board
  • 13:00 Lunch on board (set Menu – Egyptian Tablya)
  • 16:30 Tea Time
  • 19:30 Dinner on board (international Buffet)
  • Music in Bar
  • Overnight in Sohag.

Day 5

  • 05:00 Sail to Minya
  • 07:00 Breakfast on board
  • 12:30 Lunch on board (Set menu – Egyptian Tablya)
  • 16:30 Tea time
  • 19:30 Dinner on board (Italian Buffet)
  • 21:00 Music in the bar
  • Overnight Minya.

Day 9: Sail to Balyana:

  • 03:30 Sail to El Balyana
  • 07:00 Breakfast on board
  • 09:30 Visit Abydos temple, the holy city of Osiris God of the Dead, and the new kingdom temple of Seti I
  • 11:30 Back to the boat and sail to Naga Hammadi via Naga Hammadi Bridges
  • 13:00 Lunch on board (Set menu – Moroccan)
  • 16:30 Tea time
  • 19:30 Dinner on board (B.B.Q)
  • 21:00 Quiz Night.
  • Arrive and overnight in Naga Hammadi.

Day 10: Sail to Qena and Visit Dendara Temple:

  • 05:00 Early sail to Qena
  • 07:30 Breakfast on board
  • 10:00 Visit Dandarah temple which is a 20-minute’ drive.
  • 13:00 Return to the boat and sail to Luxor.
  • 13:30 Lunch on board (seafood Buffet)
  • 16:00 Cookery lesson on board
  • 16:30 Tea Time
  • 19:30 Dinner on board (Italian Buffet)
  • 21:00 Belly Dancer.
  • Overnight in Luxor.

Day 11: Luxor:

  • 06:00 Breakfast on board
  • 07:00 Visit West Bank (Valley of Kings + Hatshepsut Temple).
  • 12:30 Lunch on board (International Buffet)
  • 14:00 Visit East Bank (Luxor & Karnak Temples)
  • 19:30 Dinner on board (international Buffet)
  • Music in the bar
  • Overnight in Luxor.

Day 12: Disembark:

  • 07:00 Breakfast on board
  • 13:00 International Buffet
  • 08:00 Disembarkation.

** Slight changes might occur due to circumstances beyond our control**

Inclusions

  1. 11 full-board nights of lodging on board the Nile cruises.
  2. Upon arrival and departure, greet and help customers
  3. Assistance from our staff throughout your visit and any excursions
  4. Every transport is made in a contemporary, luxurious car with air conditioning.
  5. Every Nile Cruise tour listed in the schedule is private
  6. Entrance fees to all attractions in and between Luxor and Aswan
  7. English-speaking tour guide for your cruise excursions (maximum group size is 8)
  8. Complementary One bottle of water for each person, per day
  9. All transfers are made using A/C cars with trained drivers.
  10. All taxes and service fees

Exclusions

  • Additional meals and drinks.
  • Every personal outlay, including laundry, etc.
  • Tipping the driver, tour guide, etc.
  • Any optional tours could be required.

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