How long does it take to sail the Nile?
Nile river cruises are available on their own or as part of a tour to Egypt. Aswan
is the most common starting and ending point for most boat cruises, and the length of the journey can range from 4 days to 14 days. A trip to Luxor's treasures, ensured by sailing north, is the highlight of the journey.
Adventure Life features Long Nile Cruises
, which departs from Cairo and flies directly to Aswan or Luxor, include two nights in Giza prior to the cruise and two nights in Cairo following the trip for an in-depth exploration of Egypt.
Are Nile River Cruises Operating this 2021?
Yes, Nile cruises have resumed, with Egypt
's COVID-19 protocols for the tourism sector remaining in place.
newest ship, AmaDahlia
, was launched on her first journey on the Nile River in Egypt on September 6th, 2021.
What are the entry requirements for traveling to Egypt for a Nile Cruise?
(Updated Nov 29, 2021)
Tourists can now travel to Egypt
, and flights have resumed. However, some COVID-19 restrictions on Egypt travel remain in place.
A PCR test done within 72 hours of departure is required for all visitors to Egypt, including nationals. For arrivals from Japan, China, Thailand, North America, South America, Canada, London, Paris, and Frankfurt, this extends to 96 hours. The certificate must be written in both English and Arabic and must be stamped by a laboratory that is accredited.
On arrival, all visitors must fill out a personal monitoring card and present proof of medical insurance.
At the time of arrival, all travelers must complete a personal monitoring card and present proof of health insurance.
Alternatively, travelers in the coastal governorates of South Sinai, the Red Sea, and Marsa Matrouh who are unable to demonstrate a negative test can spend $30 to take one and then isolate themselves while awaiting the results. Those who test positive must be quarantined in a designated area of their hotel for 14 days.
To enter Egypt, most countries require an e-visa, which may be obtained here.
It only takes a few seconds to get yourself signed up. All you need is your email address and basic information. Complete the application form and make your payment with a Visa, MasterCard, or other debit card. You must submit an e-Visa application at least seven days prior to departure.