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12 Nights Long Cruise on Darakum Nile Cruise

Sail the Nile to discover the heart of Egypt

12 Nights Long Cruise on Darakum Nile Cruise

Price: $10500

A Grand Voyage of Ancient Marvels

Embark on a 12-night Long Cruise from Aswan to Cairo aboard the Darakum Nile Cruise Ship

Embarking on a 12-night long cruise from Aswan to Cairo aboard the Darakum Nile Cruise Ship is a captivating voyage that unravels the mysteries and splendors of ancient Egypt. This extraordinary journey takes travelers on an immersive exploration of historical landmarks, sacred sites, and breathtaking landscapes along the legendary Nile River. Join us as we embark on this unforgettable adventure, where every moment is filled with wonder and discovery.

Setting Sail on the Darakum Nile Cruise Ship:

The Darakum Nile Cruise Ship is renowned for its luxurious amenities, impeccable service, and exquisite attention to detail. With its elegant design, comfortable accommodations, and carefully curated itineraries, this 12-night voyage promises an unforgettable experience as guests sail from Aswan to Cairo.

Starting in Aswan, guests have the opportunity to discover the rich history and natural beauty of this enchanting city. From the majestic Philae Temple dedicated to the goddess Isis to the iconic High Dam that transformed the landscape, Aswan offers a captivating introduction to the wonders of ancient Egypt.

Unveiling Ancient Treasures:

As the Darakum Nile Cruise Ship sets sail, guests will embark on a mesmerizing journey through Egypt’s ancient treasures.

The cruise continues to Kom Ombo, where guests can explore the mesmerizing Temple of Kom Ombo. Dedicated to the falcon-headed god Horus and the crocodile-headed god Sobek, this temple offers a fascinating insight into ancient Egyptian beliefs and rituals. Marvel at the intricate carvings and hieroglyphs that adorn its walls, and discover the unique architectural design of this dual temple.

Continuing along the Nile, the cruise reaches Edfu, home to the stunning Temple of Horus. Step back in time as you explore one of the best-preserved temples in Egypt, marveling at its towering columns and intricate reliefs. Immerse yourself in the myths and legends of ancient Egypt as you wander through the temple’s sacred halls.

Exploring Historic Sites:

The Darakum Nile Cruise Ship also offers guests the opportunity to explore Luxor, often referred to as the world’s greatest open-air museum. Discover the awe-inspiring Karnak and Luxor Temples, where ancient pharaohs once held grand ceremonies and worshipped their gods. Admire the colossal statues, intricately carved hieroglyphics, and monumental obelisks that grace these magnificent structures, providing a glimpse into the grandeur of ancient Egyptian civilization.

The voyage then takes guests to the West Bank of Luxor, where they can explore the iconic Valley of the Kings. Venture into the tombs of pharaohs such as Tutankhamun and Ramses II, marveling at the vibrant murals and intricate burial chambers that have remained remarkably preserved for thousands of years.

Journey to Cairo – The Glorious Finale:

As the Darakum Nile Cruise Ship nears the end of its voyage, guests will disembark in Cairo, Egypt’s bustling capital city. Here, they can explore the iconic landmarks that define the city’s rich history, from the awe-inspiring Pyramids of Giza to the enigmatic Sphinx. Delve into the mysteries of the ancient Egyptians, marvel at the architectural marvels, and immerse yourself in the vibrant culture that permeates Cairo.

Embarking on a 12-night long cruise from Aswan to Cairo aboard the Darakum Nile Cruise Ship is a journey back in time, offering a captivating immersion into ancient Egypt’s wonders. From the historical landmarks of Aswan to the vibrant city of Cairo, every moment of this voyage is filled with awe and discovery. With its luxurious accommodations, impeccable service, and thoughtfully planned itinerary, the Darakum Nile Cruise Ship promises an unforgettable experience that will leave you with cherished memories and a deep 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: 13 Days / 12 Nights
  • Cruise Schedule: Aswan to Cairo
  • Tour Type: Private or small group depending on the availability

Cruise Itinerary

Day 1: Embarkation on the cruise in Aswan and Overnight.

  • Dinner on board
  • Music in the bar.
  • Overnight in Aswan.

Day 2: Aswan Tours:

  • 06:00 Breakfast on board
  • 07:00 Visit to High Dam and Philae Temple.
  • 13:00 Lunch on board (International Buffet)
  • 14:00 Visit to Nubian Museum.
  • 19:00 Managers Cocktail Party
  • 19:30 Dinner on board (International Buffet)
  • 21:00 Nubian Show.
  • Overnight in Aswan.

Day 3: Sail to Kom Ombo and Edfu Temples:

  • 07:00 Breakfast on board
  • 12:30 Lunch on board (International Buffet)
  • 13:30 Sail to Kom Ombo.
  • 15:30 Fire drill
  • 16:00 Tea time
  • 16:30 Visit Kom Ombo Temple.
  • 18:30 Sail to Edfu.
  • 19:30 Dinner (B.B.Q.)
  • Music in the bar
  • Overnight in Edfu.

Day 4: Edfu Temple Tour and Sail to Luxor:

  • 05:45 Breakfast on board
  • 06:45 Visit Edfu Temple.
  • 09:30 Sail to Luxor via Esna Lock.
  • 12:30 Lunch on board (International Buffet)
  • Embarkation for Luxor / Cairo clients.
  • 16:30 Tea time
  • 19:30 Dinner on board (international Buffet)
  • Music in the bar.
  • Overnight in Luxor.
  • Long Cruise from Aswan to Cairo

Day 5: Luxor Tours:

  • 06:00 Breakfast on board
  • 07:00 Visit the West Bank (Valley of Kings + Hatshepsut Temple).
  • 12:30 Lunch on board (International Buffet)
  • 14:00 Visit East Bank (Karnak & Luxor Temples).
  • 19:30 Dinner on Board (international buffet)
  • 21:00 Belly Dancer.
  • Overnight in Luxor.

Day 6: Sail to Qena:

  • 07:00 Breakfast on board during sail to Qena.
  • 13:00 Lunch on board (International Buffet)
  • 14:00 Visit Dendara Temple
  • 16:00 Back to Ship in Qena and sail to Naga Hammadi
  • 17:00 Tea time
  • 19:30 Dinner on board (B.B.Q)
  • Music in the bar
  • Passing the bridges in Naga Hammadi
  • Overnight in Naga Hammadi

Day 7: Tour Abydos Temple:

  • 05:00 Sail to El Balyana via Abu Homer’s bridge & lock
  • 07:00 Breakfast on board
  • 10:00 Visit Abydos Temple
  • 12:30 Sail to Sohag
  • 13:00 Lunch on board (International Buffet)
  • 16:30 Tea time
  • 19:00 Egyptian Wine Tasting
  • 19:30 Dinner on board. (Oriental buffet)
  • 21:00 Galabeya Party
  • Overnight Sohag.

Day 8:

  • 03:50 Sail from Sohag to Tel El Amarna, the home of the ‘Amarnian experience via Asyout’s lock
  • 08:00 Breakfast on board
  • Pass Asyout’s lock & sail to Tel El Amarna
  • 13:00 Lunch on board (International Buffet)
  • 14:30: 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)
  • 17:00 Tea Time
  • 19:00 Cookery Lesson on board
  • 19:30 Dinner on board ( B.B.Q .)
  • Overnight Tel El Amarna

Day 9: Tel El Amarna Tours:

  • 05:30 Breakfast on board
  • 06:45: Visit the northern tombs of Tel El Amarna, the Royal Tomb of Akhenaten, The northern Palace, The Small temples of Aten.
  • Visit Tuna El Gebel & Ashmunein
  • 14:30 Lunch on board (International Buffet) during sail to Minya
  • 17:00 Tea time
  • 19:00 Dinner on board (Italian Buffet)
  • 21:00 Folkloric show on board
  • Overnight in Minya.

Day 10: Beni Hassan Tours:

  • 06:00 Breakfast on board
  • 07:00: 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).
  • 11:30 Back to the boat and sail to Beni Suif.
  • 12:30 Lunch on board (Sea Food Buffet)
  • 17:00 Tea time
  • 19:30 Dinner on board (B.B.Q)
  • 21:00 Quiz Night
  • Arrive and overnight Beni Suif.

Day 11: Sail to Cairo:

  • 06:00 Sail to Cairo
  • 07:00 Breakfast on board
  • 13:00 Lunch on board (international Buffet)
  • 14:00 Coptic Cairo tour including the Hanging Church, Coptic Museum & Jewish Synagogue
  • 19:30 Dinner on board (International Buffet)
  • 21:00 Takht (Oriental Music).
  • Overnight Cairo

Day 12: Pyramids and Museum Tour:

  • 06:00 Breakfast on board
  • 07:00 Visit the Giza Pyramids and Sphinx.
  • 12:00 Lunch on board (International Buffet)
  • 13:30 Visit to the Egyptian Museum in Cairo
  • 19:30 Dinner on board (Set menu)
  • Music in the bar.
  • Overnight in Cairo.

Day 13: Disembark:

  • 07:00 Breakfast on board
  • 13:00 Lunch on board (international Buffet)
  • Disembarkation.

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


  1. 12 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


  • 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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Prices are quoted in US Dollars per person per trip except during Christmas, New Year & Easter holidays.

Children Policy

0 – 05.99 Free of Charge
6 – 11.99 pay 50% of the tour price
12+ pay full tour price per adult person.
Notes: Child pricing applies to children who share rooms with their parents (Max 2 Children in one Room)

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What People Say About Us

Thank you Egypt Fun Tours for a most memorable trip. I admit I didn’t do any of the planning (it was all done by my boyfriend) but as you can read in the reviews below Hani (the owner of Egypt Fun Tours) is superbly organized and accommodating with scheduling.

My boyfriend and I, and our dearest mutual friend, booked the 7Days-6Nights tour. In short time, we visited Cairo, Aswan, and Luxor sailing down the down the Nile, pit stopping to see key sites at these location – and so much more!!! We got to know the ancient and modern egypt in depth thanks to Hani’s impressive knowledge. He also enlightened us on the people and their beliefs and went as far as showing us what a typical life looks like. I cannot express the level of personalized service Hani offered us. He was flexible to adapt to our requirements and added sites to our schedule that was not part of the tour simply to ensure we were 100% satisfied with our experience in Egypt.

I went to Egypt practically blind-folded, not knowing what to expect, especially considering the time we had decided to go (December 2020 – we were the first group that Hani met with after months of having to put his tour agency on hold considering the pandemic) yet he managed to surpass all of our expectations. I felt so incredibly lucky for us to have stumbled on Hani. I would recommend Egypt Fun Tours to anyone and everyone. It was truly, HANDS DOWN, the best cultural experience I’ve ever had. You’ll be in the best of hands.

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Nille cruise,Luxor and Aswan where amazing sites to see, specially when you have with you the best tour guide in Egypt .Hamada was absolutely fantastic, lots of information and some of them not spoken by others. This guy was not only a simple tour guide for us, he became a good friend also. Was a one in lifetime experience. Highly recommend Fun Tours. Really a great experience.

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Hamada was incredible! So knowledgeable and kind. He had information about every item, street corner, and relic we looked at. Any questions we had, he had answers! He even made sure to give us tips while walking through the crowds so that’s we would feel more comfortable when being approached by vendors. Oh and the food?! He took us to the best places! Delicious food!! We tried Egyptian fried chicken, falafel for the first time, the best shawarma in the city (we love food). We even got to meet his beautiful wife and children and try some “French” Egyptian coffee in their home! Truly made friends for life!! We’ve promised to host him and the family when they travel to America for the first time! Such an incredible experience, and Hamada (and family) made it that much more memorable and amazing!

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Excellent trip to historic sites with no one else around. We came to see Egypt while most places still had COVID19 fears. The staff at Egypt Fun Tours were professional, safe, and great to deal with. Very helpful, knowledgeable, and entertaining. I feel like I just got a a year of Egyptology in the last week and we had all the sites to ourselves due to COVID19. While people are shutting down and staying home you should feel safe to come explore with Egypt Fun Tours and have the place to yourself.
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Trip of a lifetime!! COVID SAFE!! Knowledgeable guide who loves to share the magic of Egypt with tourists. Friendly and accomodating. This company goes to the extreme to make clients feel welcome and help you. Family company who takes good care of their support staff. Must book the 7 night trip which gives you a great feel for all of the history in upper and lower Egypt. The guide is an expert photographer and historian. He knows so much about each site and the culture. You MUST take this guide to teach you all about Egypt!

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