Our Egypt Nile River Cruise


So, we scored a five week house sit in Egypt! We will be in Hurghada which is a resort type of living. NOT the real Egypt. We have already visited Cairo with the Great Pyramids of Egypt. Terry found an eight day Nile River Cruise which would allow us to see incredible sites for a little over $500 a person! And not only that, it included a PRIVATE tour guide. He traveled on the boat with us and was a go to guide throughout our Egypt Nile River Cruise.

Our Boat

Our boat was the MS Amarco I. It had over sixty rooms but appeared to be only half full. Of course the tour included three meals a day and some entertainment. Funny thing, you had to pay for water and any other drinks. This included mealtime too!

The MS Amarco I

Nile River Cruise

Nile River Cruise

Nile River Cruise

Nile River Cruise

Our tour guide picked us up at our hotel and we started our day of exploration. First stop was the KarnakTemple and then we visited the Luxor Temple. They were in Luxor and right next to each other. After exploring these two, it was back to the ship for lunch.

Karnak Temple

Nile River Cruise

Nile River Cruise

Nile River Cruise

Nile River Cruise

Luxor Temple

Nile River Cruise

Nile River Cruise

Nile River Cruise

Nile River Cruise

Nile River Cruise

In the afternoon, we were back in the hire car and headed to the West Bank and off to the Valley of the Kings. This is where all the tombs of the Kings of Egypt were found, including King Tut! The bad news was that we are not allowed to take pictures there. However, I did purchase a CD with pictures of what we saw.

We were allowed to visit three of the many tombs with the ticket we had. We visited the tombs of King Ramses IV, King Ramses IX and King Merenpetah. Then we purchased a special ticket to the Tomb of King Tut.
After the visit to the Valley of the Kings, the boat left and headed south. We had a pleasant surprise right at sunset and went through a single set of locks.

The Valley of the Kings

Nile River Cruise

Tomb of King Ramses IV

Tomb of King Ramsey IX

Nile River Cruise

King Merenpetah

Tomb of King Tut

The Locks

We woke up the next morning to find the boat moored. Right after breakfast, we found ourselves in Edfu and then later sailed to Comombo. We then set off to Aswan where we would be for a few days.


Kom Ombo

The views outside our huge window were fantastic during our cruise and we loved laying back in bed watching the wonderful world of Egypt pass by.

Views from our Cabin

We are in Aswan now. We head off to see the mighty Aswan dam and then we visit the Temple of Isis. The second day was a “free day” and we decided to visit Abu Simbal. This was a boring three hour drive each way. But boy, was it worth it!

Temple of Isis

Abu Simbal

Back to Luxor and we pay for another side trip to The Dendera Temple. There on the property are the ruins of one of Clepatra’s palaces and her private swimming pool.

Dendera Temple

Ruins of Cleopatra’s Pool

Ruins of Cleopatra’s Palace

Wow!  What an adventure!

Remember guys, the ONLY we can afford to travel the world like we are doing is to “Travel the World House Sitting”.  Our house sit in Hurghada will be happening in a few weeks after this tour.  We will be living RENT FREE for five weeks.  No electric, water, trash or internet bill either.  And not only that, we can cook in our own “home” to save money there!  So take a look at the review I have done on Trusted House Sitters.  This is where we get most of  our house sits.  Through this site, you can do the same thing we are doing.

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11 thoughts on “Our Egypt Nile River Cruise

  1. I have been to Egypt before but not like this, my dream is to take a cruise down the nile and I really didn’t think the ship was that posh inside from the look on the outside.
    We’re the drinks expensive on board or were they reasonable?

    1. No, it was NOT that posh on the inside but look at the price for this cruise. About $500 a person. They won’t be building any newer boats here. There are about 330 of these boats and only 30 or so are active. Tourism is way down here.

      Yes drinks can be expensive (they always are on cruises). I only had three the entire cruise and I ordered the local rum with coke.

  2. WOW, wonderful pictures and wonderful places! I can only hope to see them for real one day. What a pity that Cleopatra’s pool is just a ruin now. 🙂
    What impressed you the most around there? From photos, everything looks like from another world.

    1. Hi Loana, It think the thing that impressed me the most is that “We were there”!
      First of all, House Sitting allowed us to afford a trip like this
      Second, that we were willing to think way outside the box and just do thi!

      Tourism is Way down in Egypt as people are afraid to travel there. However, we felt safe the entire time!

      Thanks for leaving a comment!

  3. What a luxurious experience you’ve just had:)

    Egypt is packed with historical events and one place I would love to see there are the Pyramids and of course Cleopatra’s palace. But your pictures says a thousand words.

    Really nice of you to share.


  4. This is amazing. I have never experienced anything like in your photographs. I’ve never even been out of my own country. It is so beautiful. Can’t believe house sitting was even an option for travel. I never thought about it. Thanks for the info.

  5. Great pictures! I love the idea of “housesitting my way around the world”. I was especially drawn to this article since I have a daughter who has a degree in history, is about to finish a Master’s Degree in Museum Studies, and has spent her lifetime obsessed with all things from Ancient Egypt.

    It looks like your trip was a blast.

  6. Wow, so nice pictures! Nile is the longest river all over the world. Nile River Cruise gives a wonderful pleasure to travellers. There are so many places on both sites of Nile River to travel. Nile cruises have been popular amongst the travellers. It is the most luxurious and comfortable way to explore a large number of ancient sights in Egypt. Yes, we need a private tour guide for Nile cruise. They also provide all travel service to travellers. When I had gone to Egypt one private tour guide Ask Aladdin helped us for Nile cruise.

    1. Hello Sofia,
      Yes, we agree! A Nile River Cruise is the BEST way to see Egypt. Time and time again, I have heard good things about All the guides. We loved our too, Hamet was the best

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