Explore Ancient Egypt

Luxor City, Luxor, Egypt

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Blue Planet Scuba
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Oct 12 - 20, 2018
Group size: 10 - 16
Explore Ancient Egypt
Luxor City, Luxor, Egypt

Blue Planet Scuba
  • Facebook verified
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61 reviews

Oct 12 - 20, 2018
Group size: 10 - 16

About this trip

Join Blue Planet for this bucket-list trip following our Red Sea liveaboard! Cruise down the Nile River on a floating hotel and learn more about the ancient sites and temples we stop at along the way. See the Pyramids of Giza, the Great Sphinx and the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.  We're cramming as much history and sight-seeing as we can into 1 spectacular week!


Luxor

As the site of the Ancient Egyptian city of Thebes, Luxor has frequently been characterized as the "world's greatest open-air museum." Here you will see the ruins of the temple complexes at Karnak and Luxor, and immediately opposite, across the Nile, lie the monuments, temples and tombs of the West Bank Necropolis, including the Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens.  


Nile River Cruise

The Princess Sarah II is a 5 star deluxe Nile cruise ship, the perfect way to explore the historic sites along the Nile. With 70 cabins, a spacious restaurant, a lounge and bar, a sun deck with swimming pool and more, this floating hotel is our home base for 4 nights. We'll have our own Egyptologist guiding us through Luxor, Edfu, Kom Ombo and Aswan.


Cairo

After we leave Aswan, we'll spend 3 nights in Cairo at the Steigenberger Pyramids Hotel, right by Giza and the Pyramids and Sphinx. We'll also visit the Egyptian Museum, the Citadel of Saladin and Coptic Cairo before ending our journey.


Other Activities

One of our favorite activities that we added on last time was a sunrise hot-air balloon ride over the Valley of the Kings. Spectacular!! We also had mint tea and tattoos in a Nubian village after swimming in the Nile near Aswan. There will be plenty of opportunities to pick up souvenirs and gifts too -- papyrus, alabaster, perfumed oils, spices, etc. It's a great place to get your holiday shopping done. 


Travel

We'll transfer from the liveaboard boat in Hurghada via private bus to Luxor on October 12th. From Luxor, we'll spend several nights on the Nile River cruise until we fly from Aswan to Cairo (flight not included, but we'll book it for you).  The tour ends on October 20th in Cairo, from where you can fly home.

Cancellation Policy

Upon cancellation of a reservation for any reason, the refund of the deposit and payments made or due will be contingent upon Blue Planet reselling the participant's reservation. Any refund may also be subject to a cancellation fee and payment of any non-refundable fees imposed by the tour company, dive operator or any other contractor associated with the trip. 


Dive accident insurance is required for all divers on this trip. We strongly recommend travel insurance to protect your vacation investment. Contact us if you need more information. 

What’s included

  • 8 nights accommodations
    1 night in Luxor, 4 nights on the cruise and 3 nights in Cairo
  • Transfers
    excluding domestic flight from Aswan to Cairo
  • Guided tours
    with licensed Egyptologists
  • Most meals
    as outlined in itinerary
  • Entrance fees to sites
  • Flights
    international flights to Egypt or domestic flight from Aswan to Cairo
  • Tips
    Tips for the excellent guides
  • Meals not specified

Available Packages

Double Occupancy
Sold Out

Double occupancy in hotels and on cruise. 

$1425
Deposit: $500
Single Occupancy
only 3 left

 Double occupancy in hotels and on cruise.  

$1985
Deposit: $500

Itinerary

Friday, October 12th
Transfer to Luxor

Breakfast on the dive liveaboard boat. Transfer to Luxor. Overnight at Sonesta St. George hotel in Luxor. (B) 

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Blue Planet Scuba
61 reviews
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Reviews

HC
This was my 4th trip with Blue Planet. They are my “go-to” group for diving trips. The Red Sea trip was on my bucket list and turned out to be a trip of a lifetime. We were originally scheduled for October 2020, but you know - COVID. Jonas and Heather kept us informed along the way on rescheduling, COVID requirements and other important information. I can’t say enough positive things about their customer service. It is obvious to all who deal with Blue Planet staff either in their shop, as a student or on a trip that customer service is their priority. I’ve already booked my next trip.
By Heidi C for Explore the Red Sea on 17 Sep, 2021
Thank you for your kind words, Heidi! We're so happy you were able to join us on this trip and we can't wait until the next one with you!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 18 Sep, 2021
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All aspects of this trip, both land and sea, were meticulously planned. Our dive boat and it’s staff were of highest quality. They accommodated all our requests in order to make this a five-star experience. We then participated in most of the land portion of the tour. Our guide was superb and, again, all details were well executed. We can’t wait to go back and look forward to future trips with Blue Planet Scuba!
By Carla S for Explore the Red Sea on 12 Sep, 2021
Thank you so much, Carla! We're thrilled to hear you two enjoyed the trip, both on the boat and the land tour. We look forward to diving with you again!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 18 Sep, 2021
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Another AMAZING trip with Blue Planet!!! Originally scheduled for 2020 and delayed due to COVID-19. Heather and Jonas did a great job communicating changes, unique requirements due to COVID-19, and answering all questions. The dive operator was great. Really enjoyed the professionalism of the staff and dive guides on the Blue Horizon. The Red Sea dives were amazing and extra special since fewer boats are operating than normal. The Red Sea was beautiful!! We even saw a Whale Shark from the boat! I joined the Cairo portion of the land tour, which was also great. Hassan, our guide, was very informative. 100% recommend Blue Planet and looking forward to my next dive adventure!!
By Meryl G for Explore the Red Sea on 08 Sep, 2021
Thank you, Meryl! We're so happy you could join us and that you had a great time. We can't wait to dive with you again soon!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 18 Sep, 2021
BP
Relaxing Dives, great location. Blue Planet Scuba always delivers.
By Charles R for West Palm Beach Photo Trip on 20 Aug, 2021
Thanks, Charlie! It was a pleasure to dive with you again, as always. :-)
By Blue Planet Scuba on 20 Aug, 2021
BP
Such a fantastic time! The folks at Blue Planet planned an excellent trip and Heather and Jonas were great leaders through it all!
By Joey B for Weekend Getaway to West Palm Beach on 16 Aug, 2021
Thank you so much, Joey! We're so glad you could join us on the trip. We can't wait to see you underwater again!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 17 Aug, 2021
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Hey! Please add me to the waitlist for the Indonesia trip in November! Thanks! Eran Patterson
By Eran P on 25 Nov, 2018