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Tour Description

M/S. Zen Monaco Nile Cruise is a five star deluxe Nile River cruise, launched 2003. Completely renovated and re-launched in September 2009, the Zen Monaco was inspired by the classical European style. MS Zen Monaco Nile Cruise offers you a comfortable cruising for the life time holiday, takes you there to explore the mysteries land of the Pharaohs between Luxor & Aswan with thrilling tours and shore excursions in Upper Egypt to Luxor treasures, Kom ombo, Edfu and Aswan highlights.


  • Deck (1): Lower Deck, 04 cabins and the restaurant is equipped to serve 160 people in one sitting
  • Deck (2): Main Reception deck has the Lobby, Lounge Bar & 6 cabins (21 m²) and 2 single cabins (18 m²)
  • Deck (3): Library, Bazaar & 26 cabins (21 m²)
  • Deck (4): Gymnasium, Steam, Sauna & Massage room – 24 cabins (21 m²), 2 Royal Suites (42 m²)
  • Deck (5): Sun deck (Swimming pool, Jacuzzi, outdoor lounge sitting chairs, Swimming Pool)


  • All cabins are on upper decks
  • All outside cabins with large bay windows
  • Individually controlled A/C
  • Private bathroom with bathtub and hair dryer
  • En-suite sitting area
  • Safe deposit box
  • Internal telephone
  • Color TV with video channels
  • Internal music channels
  • Mini bar

Cruise Facilites

Other cruise Facilities

  • International cuisine
  • Lounge and discotheque
  • Piano bar
  • Boutique and gift shop
  • Beauty shop
  • Laundry service
  • Sundeck
  • Swimming pool
  • 2 Jacuzzis
  • Medical service
  • 24-hour cabin service
  • Computerized hotel operation
  • Spa (gymnasium, massages, and sauna)
  • Water purification station
  • Sound proofing
  • Fire alarm protection

Important Notes


English-speaking guides are provided by default, but Spanish, German, French, Italian, Dutch and Arabic – speaking tour guide can be arranged. Please advice at the time of requesting the tour.

Nile Cruises Tips: –

  • (F.B Basis) Full Board Basis includes Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. All beverages are extra except Tea, Coffee & Juice during Breakfast and afternoon tea on the boat sundeck during sailing days.
  • All sightseeing tours, transportation and accommodation are included
  • The Cruise starts either from Luxor or Aswan depending on the Nile Cruise Schedule.
  • Check in the Nile Cruise will be after 11:00am and check out is at 08:00am. However most of the flights arrive very early in morning. So, if your Cabin is free, they will give you the cabin immediately
  • Several cruise boats may moor next to each other, this requires crossing several boats to reach yours, carefully watch the gaps between the boats, and Assistance will be provided if required
  • Leave your valuables in your cabin safety box and close your cabin window and curtain before leaving.
  • In the sailing days, take a boarding pass before you leave the boat. Hand it over as you come back, so the boat can sail to the next stop with all passengers on board
  • You can pay your bill by any currency, Ask your guide to stop by bank during the tour, if you need to change money or ATM machine
  • Do not tip individuals, simply “At the end of the Cruise” put your tip in an envelope and hand it over to the boat reception. This money will be distributed evenly among the crew onboard. This way each person will get his fair share. Recommended boat tipping

Additional Entry

Technical Data:

  • Built according to the safety laws of American Bureau
  • Length: 72 m, Width: 14 m, Draft: 1.5 m, Height: 11.5 m
  • Cruising speed 18-21 km/h
  • 3 engines 475 H.P each (caterpillar)
  • 2 generators 280kw each (caterpillar)
  • 1 generator 160kw each (caterpillar)
  • 2 chillers 150 H.P each (york) for air condition system
  • Electricity voltage of 220 volts
  • Water purification comprehensive system
  • Radar and shortwave radio


  • Galabiya Party
  • Folkloric dance show
  • Nightly entertainment

Safety on Board:

  • Smoke Detector System Panel
  • 02 Life Jackets in each Cabin
  • Escape Map in each cabin

Day 1: Transfer to Nile Cruise & Aswan tours

Meet & assist at Aswan airport, Railway station Or Hotel
Transfer to your Nile Cruise. Check in at 11:00am
Lunch on board
Visit Aswan high dam and Philae temple
Dinner on board
Overnight in Aswan
Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Day 2: Kom-Ombo & Edfu

Breakfast on board
Sailing to Kom-ombo
Visit Kom-ombo temple shared by two gods Sobek & Haeroris
Sailing to Edfu
Lunch on board
Visit the temple of Horus at Edfu
Sail to Luxor via Esna
Free time at leisure on Board
Afternoon tea on sun deck
Cross Esna lock
Dinner on board
Galabiya party
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Visit Luxor east bank

Breakfast on board.
Free time onboard
Lunch on board
Visit Karnak temple & Luxor temple
Dinner on board
Disco & Music in the evening
Overnight in Luxor
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Disembarkation, Visit Luxor West Bank – Departure transfer

Breakfast on board.
Disembarkation after breakfast (08:00am)
Visit the Valley of the Kings, Queen Hatshepsut temple and Colossi of Memnon
Transfer to Luxor hotel, airport or railway station
Meals: Breakfast

Program A Includes

Meet and Assist upon arrival & Departure
All transfers by A/C modern vehicles
Accommodation on full board basis
Meals as indicated in the Cruise itinerary
Entrance fees to all mentioned sights
Qualified Egyptologist tour guide
All service charges and taxes
Assistance of our personal during the tour

Program A Excludes

Optional activities
Personal expenses
Gratuities (Tipping)

Optional Tours: –

Hot air balloon ride in Luxor
Sound & Light show at Karnak temple
Horse & Carriage city tour in Luxor
Tour to Abu Simbel from Aswan by Car or Flight
Nubian Village trip by motor boat
Sound & Light show at Philae temple
Horse & Carriage city tour in Aswan

What to Bring?

Passport valid for More than 6 months
Warm clothes in winter
Cotton clothes in summer
Hat, Sun block, Sunglasses, Light torch
Comfortable shoes
Hotel Room Slipper Shoes
Photo / Video Camera

Saturday, Day 1 - Luxor

Visit The Temple of Karnak and The Temple of Luxor
Visit the West Bank including Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Queens, The Temple of Queen
Hatshipsut and the Colossi of Memnon
Overnight in Luxor

Sunday, Day 2 - Edfu, Esna, Luxor

Morning sailing to Edfu via Esna
Overnight in Edfu

Monday, Day 3 - Edfu, Kom Ombo, Aswan

Travel by horse drawn carriage to the Temple of Horus, considered the best-preserved
ancient temple in Egypt and the second largest after the Temple of Karnak
Sail to Kom Ombo, visit Temple of Sobek and Haroeris
Sail to Aswan, overnight in Aswan

Tuesday, Day 4 - Aswan

Visit the Aswan High Dam, the Granite Quarries and Philae Temple
Overnight in Aswan
Optional sound and light show at Philae Temple

Wednesday, Day 5 - Aswan

Optional tour to Abu Simbel

Program A Includes
Egyptologist tour guide.
Air Conditioned private vehicle.
4 Day Tours
All Entrance fees
Airport Transfers or Railway Station Transfers in Luxor and Aswan on Day 1 and Day 5
Tourism Police Permission for arranging the tours

Program A Excludes
Domestic Airfare or Train Tickets
Optional Tour to Abu Simbel
Meals & Drinks during day tours
Personal Expenses
Anything not mentioned above

May – September (Price Per Person)

04 Days-03 Nights05 Days/04 Nights
Per Person in Triple Cabin295 $360 $
Per Person in Double Cabin300 $370 $
Per Single Cabin475 $570 $

October – April (Price Per Person)

04 Days-03 Nights05 Days/04 Nights
Per Person in Triple Cabin335 $380 $
Per Person in Double Cabin340 $385 $
Per Single Cabin550 $660


Prices are quoted in US Dollars per person per trip and valid till September 30.2018, except during Christmas, New Year & Easter holidays.

Children Policy

  • 0 – 01.99 Free of Charge
  • 2 – 5.99 pay 25% of tour price
  • 6 – 11.99 pay 50% of tour price
  • 12+ pay full tour price as per adult person.

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