Sanctuary Sun Boat IV

Nile, Egypt

At a Glance

  • Part of the Sanctuary Retreats fleet and one of the best cruisers on the Nile

  • The boat comprises of 36 standard cabins, two presidential suites and two royal suites

  • Cabins have floor-to-ceiling windows giving an excellent view of the legendary River Nile

  • One of only a few Nile boats to visit the Temple of Hathor at Denderah on a four night itinerary

  • For those looking for a longer cruise, there are 10-night itineraries available

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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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Description

Sanctuary Sun Boat IV has just 40 cabins and suites in total, with a chic art deco style. Offering three-, four- and 10-night itineraries, the boat sails between Luxor and Aswan offering guests the chance to explore the legendary sites along the Nile.

With 36 cabins, two Presidential Suites and two Royal Suites, Sanctuary Sun Boat IV has an intimate feel with excellent service and award-winning chefs.

The boat is furnished using rich teak wood floors with art deco influences and a chic style. Facilities include a swimming pool on the sun deck and a gymnasium.

Sanctuary Sun Boat IV has varying itineraries, taking guests between Luxor and Aswan and vice versa. Guests can visit the wonders of the River Nile with experienced Egyptologists, including trips to the beautiful Temple of Philae, the Aswan Dams, and the Valleys of the Kings and Queens.

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Experiences

  • 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.

  • Aswan Dam

    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.

  • Karnak Temple

    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

    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.

  • Luxor Temple

    The Luxor Temple is a remarkably delicate work of architecture, originally built by Pharaoh Amenophis.

  • Medinet Habu

    Make a trip to the West Bank to visit the Medinet Habu. This was Ramses III’s magnificent mortuary temple (1550–332 BC).

  • Nubian Museum

    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.

  • Unfinished Obelisk

    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.

Holiday Ideas

  • Best of Egypt & Red Sea

    Cairo, Luxor, Nile River, Aswan, Abu Simbel & Sharm El Sheikh

    from SGD $9000 pp 10 nights

    • Carefully curated list of hotels and cruise to experience Egypt in style
    • Opportunity to snorkel at Red Sea, home to some of the world's most stunning reefs and underwater ecosystem
    • Explore the less-visited St. Catherine Monastery and Mt. Sinai

Location & directions

Nile, Egypt

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.

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