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How to Choose the Best Nile Cruise

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How to Choose the Best Nile Cruise 

There is No complete holiday in Egypt without living memorable adventure full of the best things to do in Egypt during a magnificent Nile River Cruise, Travel to Egypt and have the opportunity to explore many interesting and great secrets about The Egyptian civilization, touch the magical beauty of the great Nile River besides visiting many top attractions in Upper Egypt between Luxor and Aswan in unforgettable sailing. If you need to know how to choose the Best Luxor Aswan Nile Cruise, Keep reading below and explore the take a glance at the best things that you have to try during Egypt Nile Cruise Holiday and to get the best way to enjoy the perfect Nile Cruise Holiday Package with Ibis Egypt Tours.


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 1- Why you go on a Nile Cruise Holiday 

2- Determine your budget for Nile Cruise Holiday 

3- Types of Nile Cruises 

4- Search Nile Cruise facilities 

5- Nile Cruise duration options

6- Best time to book Nile Cruise

7- What Do You See on a Nile Cruise?

8- Enjoy entertainment which available on Nile Cruises

9- Things to do from your Nile Cruise

10- Select Expert Travel agency and Tour Guide for a lifetime experience




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1-Why you go on a Nile Cruise

The ancient Egyptians have been cruising The great Nile River for thousands of years so it will be a good opportunity to explore historical cities full of valuable and preserved highlights while sailing The Nile. It’s a good chance to relax in a floating hotel while getting different mornings vibes while wake up in front of the Nile, getting the chance to attend sunrise and sunset with a charming view of the Nile, amusing your eyes with the beauty of the green banks of the Nile, filling your lungs with fresh air, exploring villages, fishermen and valuable Egyptian treasures will be waiting for you to explore it during Top Nile cruise Tours.  


2-Determine your budget for Nile Cruise Holiday

Before booking your Nile Cruise holiday, you have to determine the budget of your Nile Cruise and you have to know how much many you will pay to book a magnificent Nile Cruise, it depending on your budget and tour inclusions that you are looking for. If you are a budget traveler, a standard Nile Cruise will be a good choice for a memorable vacation without paying a lot of money, if you are looking for high cruise facilities, choose your cruise from the Egypt Luxury Nile Cruise category.   

Dahabiya Cruise


3-Types of Nile Cruises

Explore Nile Cruise types to determine your selected one, when it comes to Egypt Cruises, you will find all that you need, there are different cruises types such as Luxor and Aswan Nile Cruise, Dahabiya Nile Cruises, Lake Nasser cruises and more.

Luxor and Aswan Cruise 

Try Luxor and Aswan Nile Cruise which taking visitors on a magical sailing, it’s a perfect idea to scout around the Pharaonic treasures with luxury or standard Cruises, its a big group cruise ship which powered by fuel and includes a big number of cabins offers entertainment at night 


Dahabiya Nile Cruise 

If you are looking for a private cruise, Dahabiya will be the nicest idea, it's considering as a private luxury sailboat relies on winds and contains a limited number of cabins which enough for a group of friends or family.


Nile Cruise Facilities 

4-Search Nile Cruise Facilities

Chill out and relax on Luxor and Aswan cruise with different facilities such as Swimming pool Main dining room, sun deck bar & barbecue lounge Spa & fitness center, with gym entertainment Plasma TV with DVD Panoramic windows Private terrace International telephone line, Internet access and more 


5-Nile Cruise duration options

When you planning for a Cruise holiday, keep it in your mind that Nile Cruises have a Fixed Weekly Calendar for Embarkation, you can book 04 Nights/ 05 days from Luxor to Aswan every Monday, Saturday & Thursday or 03Nights / 04 Days from Aswan Every Monday, Wednesday & Friday and 


6-Best time to book Nile Cruise

One of the most popular questions you might have is knowing when is the best time to book your Nile Cruise, Winter is a great time to book an Aswan Luxor cruise, From October to April when the weather is most suitable for exploring and the temperatures are pleasant. 

philae Temple

07-What Do You See on a Nile Cruise

 Enjoy cruising The great Nile River for 03 or 04 nights and prepare yourself for a memorable sailing vacation between Luxor and Aswan, visit countless sightseeing and attractions in Luxor, Edfu, Kom Ombo, and Aswan. Gain valuable experience while visiting Karnak Temples, Luxor Temple, and touch magic of pharaohs while visiting Valley of Kings and temple of Queen Hatshepsut at El Deir El Bahri. Visit Edfu Temple which is the second largest temple after Karnak and scout the double shared temple of Kom Ombo, scout Aswan City and visit Philae Temple, High Dam, and The Unfinished Obelisk of Hatshepsut.


08-Enjoy entertainment which available on Nile Cruises

Enjoy many entertainment parties that will be organized on your Nile Cruise Such as a Cocktail party organized on the first day by the managers of the cruise. 

Live the Egyptian folkloric during the Galabia party and you can purchase or rent a Galabia from an onboard bazaar shop. 

Also, there is an amazing opportunity to attend a wonderful Nubian party by Nubian dancers and singers to enjoy the Nubian folkloric vibes.

The last night contains many shows including a belly dancing show and Nubian bands.


Balloon Ride

09-Things to do from Nile Cruise

Make your Cruise holiday perfect with a wonderful tour to Abu Simbel temples, Some cruises sailing from Aswan to Kom Ombo Next Day By 13.00 Afternoon, so you can visit Abu Simbel Temples by private vehicle and return to cruise before sailing to Kom Ombo.

Try Luxor balloon ride from Cruise, enjoy soaring over Luxor city and watch the sunrise in the sky of the biggest open-air museum (Luxor).

Spend an amazing time with Philae Temple's sound and light show and enjoy listening to mysteries about this great temple. 


10-Select Expert Travel agency and Tour Guide for a lifetime experience

Expert Egypt Travel agency and tour guide sure will assist you to have a memorable holiday with an unforgettable experience, book your Nile Cruise holiday with Ibis Egypt Tours and enjoy perfect cruising holiday, will offer you Professional Tour guide, Private transfers, competitive prices and services and sure our expert team will help you to get Nile Cruise suits your budget from a magnificent variety of Standard and Luxury Cruises. 




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Questions and Answers related to Egypt Tour Packages.

Egyptian cities are very safe in general, especially at the areas where tourists are visiting frequently, as tourist sites are far from episodes have occurred and it was not affected, even during protests happened after the Egyptian Revolution in 2011 Most of our clients arrived during these periods mentioned how it was safe during their trip to Egypt.

Traveler must have a valid passport for at least six months, You can apply for a tourist visa at any Egyptian embassy in your country before your arrival. If traveler citizen of the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Norway, Korea, Croatia, Georgia, Macedonia, Serbia, the Ukraine, a country that is part of the Russian Federation, or a country that is a member of the European Union, he can apply for a visa upon arrival at the Egyptian airport, it will cost him $25 or the equivalent amount, and visa will be valid for 30 days.

For sure you can visit Egypt and Jordan, where you can explore fascinating Egypt and Jordan and more with Ibis Egypt tours.

If you have a visa for Sinai, it will allow you to visit any destination in Sinai, but if you want to visit Cairo, Luxor or Aswan you can obtain Visa according to rules at questions number One.

Yes, there are direct flights from the United States to Cairo organized by Egypt Air, where you can find a flight from New York, the JFK Airport, direct to Cairo five times a week. it takes approximately 12 hours. There is flights belongs to Egypt Air as well flies from Los Angles directly to Cairo, it takes approx. 17 hours, However tourists arriving from U.S.A prefer to make transit either in Paris, North Africa ( They prefer to stop in morocco ), or London.

Because of the cheap price of the airline tickets, clients prefer airlines, but the only exception for this client arriving from Jordan via Aqaba Port, as they are crossing by ferry boat from Aqaba Harbor to Nuweiba, but the ships were coming to Egyptian Mediterranean harbors from Cyprus or Greece, is not working nowadays. On the other hand you can find a variety of cruises coming to Egypt’s Mediterranean and the Red Sea Ports, it is stopping at the different harbors for one or two days, and Ibis Egypt tours will be more than happy to offer day trips to Egypt and Jordan for clients wanted to enjoy tours to Egypt or Jordan, and clients can obtain visa at the Egyptian ports, kindly open this link, it contains different Egyptian Shore Excursions trips for clients who intend to ride an international cruise will stop at the Egyptian ports or Jordan port.

We recommend for you to Purchase Cigarettes and Alcohol upon your arrival to Egypt, where you will find duty free shops at Egypt’s airports, at Cairo, Hurghada, Luxor, Sharm El Sheikh, and El Gouna, you will be allowed to purchase 200 cigarettes and 03 liters of alcohol upon arrival.

All travelers arriving to Egypt have 48 Hours to buy cigarettes or alcohol from any duty-free shop either located at Egypt’s airports, or from other locations located in Cairo or from hotels in El Gouna or Hurghada or Sharm El-sheikh, the traveler can purchase 200 cigarettes and 03 liters of Alcohol.

Deposit required for your holiday is 25% of the total holiday cost, except at the peak periods “ Christmas, New Year and Easter “ deposit will be 50% of the total price. and you can pay the deposit by credit card ( Visa or Master Card ) or by bank wire transfer to Ibis Egypt tours bank account.

Ibis Egypt tours is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to receive your booking inquiries via email, telephone, or live online chat. Our number, email, and a link to our chat service can be found at our homepage. www.ibisegypttours.com

Yes for sure Ibis Egypt tours offering special prices for private groups. We are offering discounts starting from 10% and more, depending on the nature and length of the trip. For groups more than 15 people, we will offer you one person in double free of charge from the group.

Ibis Egypt tours has good deals with all hotels all over Egypt, which makes our prices competitive, another thing you’ll notice is the inclusions. While we don’t include everything, we do throw in the major highlights of a destination, the things that everyone goes to see, on the other hand, we leave many other activities as options, to provide you the freedom and flexibility to choose what you want to do on a daily basis.

A charge of 3% will be paid as bank fees for payments made by credit card, No additional charges will be applied.

As Per our terms and conditions, Ibis Egypt tours refund depends on how far in advance we are notified about the cancellation, Except Shore Excursions day trips booking you will refund whatever amount you have paid in advance in case of force majeure.

Ibis Egypt tours is glad to offer a discount for clients wanted to pay the total amount of their tour in advance, However, If you paid the total amount of your tour six months before arrival, we will be more than happy to offer 5% discount for your trip.

You should book your tour maximum one week before your arrival. On the other hand during peak periods “ Christmas and New Year’s, Easter “ earlier is much better to secure space for your holiday before arrival.

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