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04 Days / 03 Nights
Availability : 01 August – 31 October 2021
Min PAX : 2
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The Movenpick Darakum is considered to be one of the largest upscale floating hotels on the Nile between Luxor and Aswan. The exquisite interior has been tastefully crafted with intricate Moroccan inspired design. Boasting a wide range of facilities, Dakarum offers an unforgettable journey while cruising through 7,000 years of history.

If you are in love with ancient wonders of the world, then Luxor is a perfect place for you. Known as the “World’s Largest Open-Air Museum”, it is one of the largest tourist attractions in Egypt. Home to historic Pharaonic tombs, ancient temples and monuments of that great era, Luxor is a place where every second spent will be mesmerizing and full of anticipation.

Aswan, a beautiful city located in Upper Egypt and was once the gateway to Africa and an important ancient trade center. Aswan today offers beautiful natural scenery in addition to numerous sites of interest. Between the two cities, enjoy the Nile-side villages and ancient temples and wait to cross the Esna Water lock and watch Nile Cruisers being raised or lowered to overcome the difference of 06 meters in water level between the two sides of the lock.

Your accommodation on Movenpick Darakum combines contemporary design and sumptuousness with a taste of Morocco. The stunning vessel features 44 cabins with area of 20 square meters uniquely designed in a Moroccan inspired décor with panoramic views of the Nile. 08 well-appointed suites include 02 junior suites of 26 sqm on the 2nd floor. 02 senior suites of 40 sqm offering double the area of the standard cabin and 04 suites of 34 sqm located on the 3rd and 4th floors, 02 of which are Panorama suites offering unhindered views of the spectacular and ever-changing scenery.

All cabins and suites on board Movenpick Darakum are designed with maximum attention to detail to make them a home away from home. All come with private bathroom with a bath tub, individually controlled AC, hairdryer, mini bar, satellite LCD TV, internal telephone, safe deposit box, 02 life jackets and internet through USB modern.

Price Includes

  • Meet and assist by GAT Tours’ English-speaking Representatives in all cities.
  • Accommodation on board of Nile Cruise – on (Full Board) basis.
  • Round-trip transfer ``Airport/Boat/Airport`` by private Air-conditioned vehicle with qualified drivers.
  • Private English-speaking tour guide in all the indicated historical sites in the program itinerary.
  • Entrance fees to all the indicated historical sites and attractions in the program itinerary.
  • All transfers by private Air-conditioned vehicles with qualified drivers.
  • All the current taxes applied by the Egyptian government.

Price Excludes

  • Entry visa to Egypt.
  • International flight tickets.
  • Domestic flight or Sleeper Train tickets.
  • All personal expenses like laundry etc.
  • Tipping to Guide, Driver, etc.
  • Any Optional tours may require.
04 Days / 03 Nights Program
EVERY FRIDAY ASWAN

Day 1Arrival to Aswan and tour to the High Dam, Philae Temple and Felucca Ride in Aswan (Lunch and Dinner)

Your Cruise trip will start by meeting GAT Tours’ Representative in the morning who will take you directly to your Nile cruiser to check in and start your amazing adventure.

The first site you will visit in Aswan is the High Dam which was built during the region of the president, Gamal Abdel Nasser in order to store the Nile extra water and also to generate electricity.

Through a motorboat ride, you will reach the amazing temple of Philae which was built during the Greco Roman era. Then you will have the chance to sail the Nile by a felucca.

Your last visit for today will be to the great site of the Unfinished Obelisk that was discovered in the granite quarry at the south of Aswan city.

You will return to your Cruise to spend the night. [Lunch and Dinner]

Day 2Tour to Kom Ombo and Edfu Temples (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

You will start a fresh day with a delicious breakfast on your cruise to be ready for a great adventure.

The city of Kom Ombo will be your first destination of the day where you will be visiting the temple of Sobek & Haroeris. This temple was built to worship two gods, the local crocodile, Sobek and the famous eagle god, Haroeris. This is because the temple was built in two different eras, the Ptolemaic and the Roman era.

Now you will get back to your Cruise to get some rest, then you can continue the tour by visiting the Temple of Horus in Edfu. This charming temple was one of the most famous temples made by the hand of ancient Egyptians.

Let’s get back to the Nile Cruise to spend a relaxing night. [Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner]

Day 3Tour to the West Bank (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Enjoy your morning time on your own, or you can join us in our optional ride with a Hot-air Balloon to fly all over the West Bank of Luxor and enjoy such breathtaking views from the sky.

The most delicious breakfast will be waiting for you at your Nile Cruise then get ready to explore the famous site of the Valley of the Kings. This site is full of charming ancient tombs for the kings from the new kingdom.

The Temple of Deir El Bahari will be your next destination for today. You will enjoy discovering a masterpiece made by the greatest queen Hatshepsut in the 18th dynasty.

Your last visit of the day will be to the famous Colossi of Memnon. This site consists of two amazing statues that were constructed in 1350 BC to become one of the greatest landmarks in Luxor nowadays.

Now you will get back to your Nile Cruise to spend the night. [Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner]

Day 4Tour to the East Bank (Breakfast)

Don’t miss your breakfast meal before checking out the Nile Cruise and get ready for today’s journey at the east bank of Luxor.

To complete visiting the luxor temples collection, you have to visit the charming temple of Karnak Complex. All the items inside this temple date back to the new kingdom like the huge columns of the hypostyle hall constructed by Ramses II.

Then you will continue the tour by visiting the second charming temple in Luxor which is named after the city, the Luxor Temple. This one was built in the 14th century BC and many Pharaohs participated in its construction like Ramses II and Queen Hatshepsut.

Once the tour ends, you will transfer to your location in Luxor. [Breakfast]

05 Days / 04 Nights Program
EVERY MONDAY LUXOR

Day 1Arrival to Luxor and tour to the East Bank (Lunch and Dinner)

Your Nile Cruise trip will start by meeting GAT Tours’ Representative who will be responsible to take you to your Nile Cruise ship to check in and enjoy your Lunch meal in the middle of the Nile.

The Temple of Karnak will be your first destination to visit in Luxor city. Then to the most attractive temple of Luxor which was constructed in the 14th century BC by Ramses II, Queen Hatshepsut, and many other kings. Both temples are masterpieces of Luxor temples.

At night you will return to your Nile Cruise to get some rest. [Lunch and Dinner]

Day 2Tour to the West Bank (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Enjoy your morning time on your own or can choose our optional trip to take a Hot-air Balloon ride to discover the whole of Luxor city from the highest point.

After such a great adventure, you ‘ll return to the Nile Cruise to enjoy your delicious breakfast on board.

Then you will head to visit the most attractive site in Luxor, the Valley of the Kings. This was the burial site for all the kings from the New Kingdom which means it hosts the greatest tombs of ancient Egyptians.

The Temple of Deir El Bahari which was built by Queen Hatshepsut in the 18th dynasty will be your next destination for the day.

After such a great tour you will return to the ship to get some rest, then you will continue the tour by visiting the Colossi of Memnon. This amazing site was one of the great items of the funerary temple of king Amenhotep III that’s remaining until today.

At the end of your tour, you will get back to the ship to get some sleep. [Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner]

Day 3Tour to Edfu and Kom Ombo temples (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Enjoy your Energizing breakfast on board before starting today’s trip in Edfu city.

The Temple of Horus is your most important visit to Edfu city which was built in the 3rd century BC during the Ptolemies era to worship the god Horus.

Once you finish this marvelous visit, you will return back to your Nile Cruiser to enjoy your lunch meal in the middle of the Nile with many charming views.

Then you will proceed your visit by visiting the Temple of Kom Ombo which was constructed during the Ptolemaic period and was completed during the Roman era.

Finally, you will return to your Nile Cruise to get some rest after a long and fruitful trip.

At night you will enjoy some Egyptian folklore shows that will be performed by the staff. [Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner]

Day 4The High Dam, Philae Temple and Felucca ride in Aswan (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Your breakfast meal will be served to you on board before starting today’s journey in Aswan city.

The wonderful city of Aswan will offer you amazing sites and the first of these sites is the High Dam. This great project was built by the former president, Gamal Abdel Nasser to save some extra water for the Egyptians and also to generate electricity.

Now it’s the time to go on a motorboat ride to visit one of the startling temples in Aswan which is the Philae Temple. This temple was built in the 3rd century BC during the era of the Greco Roman To worship the goddess Isis.

Last but not least, you will be visiting the charming site of the Unfinished Obelisk which is a great sample for the obelisks construction in ancient Egypt.

Once the tour is over, you will return to your Nile cruiser where you will be having your lunch meal while enjoying the amazing Nile views.

Your evening time will be so special as you will enjoy attending some Nubian shows while having your Dinner meal.

Overnight on board. [Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner]

Day 5Departure from Aswan (Breakfast)

Today you will enjoy your last Egyptian Breakfast on board before the check out.

You can choose to end the trip here and return to your location in Aswan. OR you can choose to go on our optional tour to the city Abu Simbel.

You will go on a road trip with an Air-conditioned vehicle towards Abu Simbel to visit the greatest achievement of the ancient Egyptians, Abu Simbel Temples. This temple was built by Ramses II and it was made out of rocks. Through the years this temple was buried under the sand and we only were able to discover it in the 19th century. You will definitely enjoy your visit there.

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