Lake Nasser Cruise
Lake Nasser cruise offers a wonderful scene of the endless desert landscape, staggering monuments, whose shimmering colors change dramatically under the Sunlight. Lake Nasser cruises became popular after the construction of the Aswan High Dam, across the Nile, between 1958 and 1970, the anticipated rising waters .
Explore the best of Egypt and leave the stress and worries you have behind by sailing from Aswan to Abu Simbel or vice versa and experiencing a relaxing journey south on Lake Nasser to see the monuments and ruins of Ancient Nubia. Enjoy seeing one of the largest man-made lakes in the world and seeing on its shores many of Egypt’s great wonders like the iconic Abu Simbel Temples, a UNESCO World heritage Site, and go back to Pharaonic Egypt and the reign of Ramses II. Explore the variety of Lake Nasser cruises to choose from, promising to be an experience like no other.
Aswan to Abu Simbel Cruise
Lake Nasser Cruise gives you a unique opportunity to sail and totally relax on board a luxury Cruise ship on the setting of this magnificent lake Nasser in Upper Egypt. Enjoy the unspoilt landscapes of the sixth largest man-made Lake in the world, along with all of the nearby attractions included in this quality Lake Nasser cruise.
Lake Nasser Cruise tours include Aswan highlights such as the Aswan High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk and the Temple of Philae. Also visits to Kalabsha Temple, and the magnificent Temple of Abu Simbel and more.
Cruising on Lake Nasser enables you to experience the perfect combination of exploring ancient sites in splendid isolation and relaxing on board a modern luxury cruise ship. The shoreline of picturesque Lake Nasser, where Egypt overlaps with Africa, has some of the country’s most diverse and dramatic desert landscapes. It’s abundant in wildlife too. Prepare to be overwhelmed by the vastness of Abu Simbel.
Lake Nasser Cruises offer a fantastic range of accommodation, from luxurious cabins to royal and imperial suites. Each cruise ship is decorated in its own style. All cabins and suites are air-conditioned, with en-suite bathrooms that feature a bathtub/shower and all the facilities you expect on a luxury cruise. In addition to a dining room, bar and lounge, there is plenty of outside space, including a large sundeck with an outdoor swimming pool and a pool bar. Further facilities include a spa with gym room, massage, sauna & Jacuzzi.
Lake Nasser Cruise itinerary
The Lake Nasser cruises operate between Aswan and Abu Simbel for three or four nights. In either direction, Lake Nasser cruises allow passengers plenty of time to explore the Abu Simbel monuments, a UNESCO World heritage Site. The four-night itinerary travels at a more leisurely pace.
Cruising southwards – From Aswan to Abu Simbel
Every Saturday on board M.S. Kasr Ibrim – 55 cabins and 10 suites
Every Monday on board M.S. Prince Abbas – 43 cabins and 22 suites
Every Monday on board M.S. Nubian Sea – 52 cabins and 2 suites
Every Monday on board M.S. Omar El Khayam – 68 cabins and 12 suites
Cruise Itinerary – Aswan to Abu Simbel – 4 Nights
Day 1 » Embarking in Aswan
Transfer to Lake Nasser port in Aswan to board your cruise ship for the four-night cruise. Lunch on board followed by a visit to the ancient sites at Kalabsha: the Ptolemaic Kalabsha temple, the temple of Beit el-Wali and the Roman Kiosk of Qertassi. Dinner and overnight on board at Kalabsha.
Day 2 » Sail to Wadi El Sebua (140 km – 11 hours)
A full day cruising through some of the most spectacular and remote scenery in Egypt, passing eternal desert scenes, sun-baked hills and wildlife. Dinner and overnight on board at Wadi El Sebua.
Day 3 » Sail to Amada (50 km – 4 hours)
Begin the day with a visit to the temple at Wadi El Sebua and the relocated Graeco-Roman temples of Dakka and Maharraqa. Lunch on board while sailing to Amada. Visit the temples of Amada and Derr. Finally, see the rock-cut tomb of Pennut before returning to the boat. Dinner and overnight on board at Amada.
Day 4 » Sail to Qasr Ibrim and Abu Simbel (90 km – 6.5 hours)
Sail on to Qasr Ibrim, the only ancient site in lower Nubia not to have been flooded by the lake. View its fortress from the ship’s sun deck, as visitors are not permitted to go ashore. Set sail for Abu Simbel. Later in the afternoon visit the twin temples of Abu Simbel, undoubtedly Ramesses II’s most iconic site. The day ends with the Sound-and-Light show at the temples. The evening is rounded off with a candlelit dinner on board.
Day 5 » Disembarkation at Abu Simbel
Watching dawn break over the temples is a unique experience. A dawn tour literally reveals the temples in a new light: mystical, mysterious and wonderful. The cruise ends in Abu Simbel.
Customized travel plan
Looking for a customized travel plan for your Egypt trip, including a Lake Nasser Cruise? Request a Quote Today
Cruising northwards – From Abu Simbel to Aswan
Every Wednesday on board M.S. Kasr Ibrim – 55 cabins and 10 suites
Every Friday on board M.S. Prince Abbas – 43 cabins and 22 suites
Every Friday on board M.S. Omar El Khayam – 68 cabins and 12 suites
Every Friday on board M.S. Nubian Sea – 52 cabins and 2 suites
Cruise Itinerary – Abu Simbel to Aswan – 3 Nights
Day 1 » Embarkation in Abu Simbel
Board your Lake Nasser cruise ship in Abu Simbel. The first day of this cruise from Abu Simbel will be an ancient day. Yes, the magical allure of the Great Temple of Ramesses II is the signature set piece and, despite the hype, it is every bit as magnificent as you’ve heard. Evenings are also magical in Abu Simbel: Attend the electrifying Sound-and-Light show projected against these incredible monuments. In the evening, there is a candlelit dinner on board.
Day 2 » Sail to Qasr Ibrim & Wadi El Sebua (140 km – 11 hours)
The day starts with a spectacular sunrise over Abu Simbel. After breakfast, cruise past the ancient site of Qasr Ibrim, which can only be viewed from a distance as it is closed for protection. Continue cruising on to new Amada, site of the Pharaonic desert temples of Amada and Derr. A short walk will bring you to the small rock-cut Tomb of Pennut. After some time here, continue sailing to Wadi El Sebua.
Day 3 » Sail to Aswan (140 km – 11 hours)
Step ashore at Wadi El Sebua, the site of three rescued ancient Egyptian temples. See Ramesses the Great’s temple and its alley of sphinxes. A short walk across the sands, or a camel ride, brings you to the Roman-era temples of Dakka and Maharraqa. Enjoy the final part of your leisurely cruise through the scenic landscape to Aswan.
Day 4 » Disembarkation at Aswan
Enjoy breakfast on board before disembarking. A morning excursion takes you to Kalabsha Temple, the first to be relocated due to the rising waters of Lake Nasser. You will also visit the Temple of Beit el-Wali and the Roman Kiosk of Qertassi here.
Customized travel plan
Looking for a customized travel plan for your Egypt trip, including a Lake Nasser Cruise? Request a Quote today.
Nile River Cruise Tips
- Never worry about which season you should come to visit Egypt since the weather is ideal all through the year.
- Bring your camera with you to keep every wonderful moment you spend either on the cruise ship or during the tours.
- Don’t forget to bring both light summer clothes just like shorts & shirts and heavy clothes like a jacket or a sweater.
- You will need to get your Sun-block, your hat, & sunglasses to protect yourself from the sun rays while touring the historical sites.
- Remember to enjoy the super high deluxe facilities and services located onboard the Nile cruises like Spa, Sauna, Gym, Sun deck and more.
Nile River Cruise Highlights
- Unleash your mind and spirit across the marvelous Nile views on the banks of the Nile River.
- The Nile River will lead you to witness the Immortal Pharaonic civilization in Upper Egypt.
- You will enjoy visiting the precious tombs and treasures of the ancient Egyptian kings and queens.
- The Nile cruise experience will give you the opportunity to discover all the fabulous landmarks of the Nile banks.
- Heading down far south in Aswan, you will take have the chance to discover how wonderful this Nubian city really is.
Egypt Holidays and Lake Nasser Cruises
Egypt Top Tours
Egypt Private Group Tours & Travel Packages
Egypt Day tours, travel packages, Nile river cruises, and Family-friendly tours all tailor-made
Booking Egypt day tours can’t be easier, only choose a city name to search by and all Egypt tours of this city will appear to you in a few easy steps. Bastet Travel offers Egypt tours and Egypt tourist attractions according to the best destinations in Egypt and also the best things to do in Egypt.