Sanctuary MS Nile Adventurer
At a Glance
Offers an intimate cruising experience on the Nile River in just 32 en suite cabins
Recently renovated offers 5 star luxury
All the rooms are river-facing and air-conditioned
Has the Germanischer-Lloyd Certificate, signifying the highest standard of safety for river
The ship has a library, games room with internet access, gym, massage room and also two decks and a swimming pool
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Egypt has year-round sun, and almost no rain. Daytime temperatures range from pleasantly warm in the winter to very hot in the summer. Northerly cities such as Cairo and Alexandria are generally about 5ºC cooler than southerly areas such as Aswan and Abu Simbel. Nights in the desert can be extremely cold.
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The Sanctuary MS Nile Adventurer is a modern boat with all the amenities for a perfect cruise down the River Nile. Choose between a three night cruise (Aswan – Luxor) or a more relaxing four night cruise (Luxor – Aswan).
The Nile Adventurer has 32 stylish, contemporary and comfortable cabins with en suite bathrooms with bath tub and shower. There are two Presidential Suites and two Deluxe Cabins for those who require more space or a private balcony. All cabins are air-conditioned and have satellite television.
The specially created activity and excursion schedule will enable you to see the best the Nile Valley has to offer. The sightseeing groups are small, private and led by knowledgeable and experienced Egyptologists who will condense the most interesting facts and also answer questions on Ancient and Modern Egypt. The 'galabeya' party is a fun addition to the evening entertainment and gives guests the opportunity to dress in the traditional Egyptian Galabeya.
The boat has a large upper sun deck with a small swimming pool and outdoor bar. The restaurant on the main deck offers a huge range of international food and there is the also the option of in-cabin dining as well as barbecues on the upper sun deck. Other onboard facilities include a games room with computer, gym, library and laundry facilities as well as a massage room for relaxing after a long day sightseeing.
This boat has the luxury of sharing a private jetty with the other Sanctuary boats so please note that there may be up to four boats moored at any one time.
The cabins and suites are elegantly decorated in warm tones and have views of the Nile. They are fully air-conditioned, en-suite and have a television. The Sanctuary Nile Adventurer has 28 standard cabins, two deluxe cabins and two presidential suites.
Children are welcome to come on board M.S. Nile Adventurer and childcare is available upon request to educate and entertain children whilst on board the boat.
The professional chefs cook up some wonderful international and local dishes to include a variety of flavours catering for individual tastes. Tasty buffets, elegant a la carte menus, barbecues and extensive wine lists are offered.
The boat has an upper sun deck and inviting pool, a shaded deck with an outdoor bar, a library, a gym and a massage room.
All sightseeing is included on the MS Nile Adventurer, taking in the most interesting sites on the Nile between Luxor and Aswan, from temples, to the Valley of the Kings and the Aswan Dam. Groups are small and are accompanied by an experienced Egyptologist.
Clare Monro (Staff)
The Nile Adventurer is one of the nicest cruisers on the Nile, and with just 32 cabins altogether (including two deluxe cabins and two presidential suites), it doesn't feel too big or brash. The standard and deluxe cabins may not have balconies, but this actually makes them more spacious.
4 Nights Nile Cruise
Experience the legendary river, passing through Egyptian heritage sites, including the West Bank as well as the temples of Karnak, Luxor, Edfu, Kom Ombo and Philae. In Aswan, sail by traditional Felucca to Agha Khan.
Abu Simbel's Colossal Temple
Often considered the most impressive monument in Egypt after the Great Pyramids, visit the colossus temple of Ramses II, set by Lake Nasser. The four breathtaking statues in front of the temple are spectacular examples of ancient Egyptian art.
Alexandria City Tour
One of the most significant cities of the ancient world, Alexandria is known as 'The Pearl of Mediterranean' with charming sights including Catacombs, Royal Jewelry Museum, Citadel of Qaitbay, Pompey's Pillar and Kom El Dekka.
Understand the history of the famous Aswan Dam.
Best of West Bank
Take a morning motorboat into the West Bank. Explore 3 tombs in Valley of the Kings, Hatchepsut Temple, King Tutankhamun's Tomb and Queen Nefertari's Tomb. Time permitting, you can also explore another 3 tombs in the Valley of the Queens.
Colossi of Memnon
The Colossi of Memnon are two huge stone statues, which are all that remains of the Temple of the hedonistic Amenophis III.
Hot Air Balloon Sunrise
Enjoy sunrise over the West Bank for a view of the valley on a hot air balloon.
Located at the northern end of the town of Luxor, the Karnak Temple has three main sacred areas that honour three gods: Montu, an ancient local warrior god; Amun, the chief god of Thebes; and the goddess Mut, wife of Amun.
Library of Alexandria
Designed by a Norwegian architecture, the Bibliotheca Alexandrina is a feat of modern engineering in attempt to revive the Great Library of Alexandria which was lost in antiquity.
Luxor Museum is home to a small but very high quality collection of Egyptian antiquities. The collection includes grave goods from the tomb of Tutankhamen.
The Luxor Temple is a remarkably delicate work of architecture, originally built by Pharaoh Amenophis.
Make a trip to the West Bank to visit the Medinet Habu. This was Ramses III’s magnificent mortuary temple (1550–332 BC).
The indigenous people of Upper (southern) Egypt and the north of Sudan are known as Nubians, and the Nubian Museum shows off the culture, history and art from ancient times until the present day. The building housing the museum is of local architecture.
Sail Aswan by Felucca
Sail the Nile by felucca passing through sights such as Agha Khan Mausoleum, Kitchener's Island and ending at Elephantine Island, where you will enjoy afternoon tea with a view.
Sail to Aswan Botanical Garden
For those with longer time, extend your felucca sail and drop off at the Botanical Garden for a stroll.
Sound & Light Show at Karnak Temple
Enjoy a spectacular evening at the Sound & Light show at Karnak Temple.
Sound & Light Show at Philae Temple
A spectacular hour-long show telling the story of Isis and Osiris at the beautiful Temple of Philae, set on an island in the middle of the River Nile.
Temple of Dendarah
Visit to the Temple of Dendarah, dedicated to Hathor, Goddess of Music, Love and Joy.
Temple of Horus & Kom Ombo
As you make your way between Luxor and Aswan, make a visit to Temple of Horus in Edfu as well as Kom Ombo, where you will find a huge temple dedicated to the God Sobek and Harocies.
Temple of Khnum at Esna
The Greco-Roman Temple of Khnum at Esna contains the beautifully preserved Great Hypostyle Hall.
Temple of Philae
The Temple of Philae is a superb temple complex dedicated to the goddess Isis.
Tomb & Mummy of King Tutankhamun
Visit the final resting place of the world-renowned Egyptian pharaoh, King Tutankhamun.
Tomb of King Seti I
We bring you out from the standard tourist circuit to Tomb of Seti I, is the best decorated and longest tomb in Valley of the Kings.
Tomb of Queen Nefertari
Visit the Tomb of Nefertari, often referred to as the Sistine Chapel of Ancient Egypt.
Take in the impressively gigantic Unfinished Obelisk.
Valley of the Artisans
Valley of the Artisans or Deir Al Madina hosts some of the lesser-known tombs of the workers, who have built some of the most colourful and most-preserved tombs in Luxor area, which surprisingly rival the tombs of the kings!
Valley of the Kings & Hatchepsut Temple
For over a thousand years, the kings of the New Kingdom (1500-1070 BC.) were buried in the Valley of the Kings. You will cover temple of Queen Hatchepsut and 3 tombs in the Valley of the Kings.
Valley of the Nobles
The Nobles' Tombs are located close to the Valley of the Kings and Queens, in the Theban Necropolis near Luxor.
Valley of the Queens
The Valley of the Queens is a place near Luxor where wives of Pharaohs were buried in ancient times.
Location & directions
Four night cruises depart from Luxor, while three night cruises depart from Aswan. In both Luxor and Aswan the docks are in front of the Military Officers Club.
How to get there
To reach the docks, we recommend flying from Cairo to either destination. The flying time from Cairo to Luxor is 1-hour, and from Cairo to Aswan it is 1-hour 30-minutes.
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