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Tour Dates

Tour Dates on Request

Tour Inclusions

  • Luxury Accommodation
  • Full board meal plan – breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner with mineral water, tea and coffee served during meal times
  • English speaking guides
  • Meet & Greet upon arrival
  • All sightseeing, guiding and entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Taxes and service charges

Tour Exclusions

  • Any items of a personal nature such as laundry, telephone calls and purchases from the gift shop
  • Gratuity to staff
  • Drink packages
  • Medical services, travel insurance or visas
  • All transfers to/from the boat from airports

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Sanctuary Retreats

SANCTUARY SUN BOAT III

The Sanctuary Sun Boat III is an intimate river yacht representing the ultimate in luxury Nile cruises. Style, comfort and refinement are reflected throughout, with white and ecru tones combined to create warmth and depth. This elegant Egypt cruise boat accommodates up to 36 guests on three, four and seven night cruises.

 

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About The Nile River

The Nile was the lifeline of ancient Egyptian civilisation and today the banks of the river are dotted with ancient tombs and temples.

Lying 420 miles south of Cairo, Luxor is the most dramatic historical site in Egypt – and is often referred to as the world’s greatest open air museum. Luxor is the modern day name for Thebes, the ancient capital city of the New Kingdom Pharaohs. Today, Luxor is home to more than half of Egyptian antiquities and is a must-see destination for any visitor to Egypt.

Aswan is the “Jewel of the Nile”. Pink and grey granite thrusts upward through the Nubian sandstone, forming mountains, cliffs and jagged outcrops. The Nile runs clear and cold here, and endless waves of golden sand swirl against its banks.

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About Sanctuary Sun Boat III

Evoking the heyday of Egypt’s past, the Sanctuary Sun Boat III has several times been voted among the top 100 most beautiful boats in the world by Condé Nast readers. Modelled on the opulent era of the 20s and 30s, this graceful cruiser has exquisite facilities from delicious gourmet dining in the restaurant to sipping refreshing cocktails around the pool area on the sun deck, or enjoying afternoon tea in the stunning lounge. The Sanctuary Sun Boat III has 18 beautifully designed unique cabins which include two royal suites and two presidential suites.

Sleeps upto 36 guests

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Why THE SANCTUARY SUN BOAT III

 

  • Has several times been voted one of the top 100 most beautiful boats in the world by Condé Nast readers
  • Choice of seven and ten night itineraries, led by best Egyptologists
  • Award-winning chefs
  • Only 18 cabins, allowing for an intimate and personalised Nile cruise
  • First boat in over 15 years to cruise from Cairo to Aswan, opening up new sites to guests including Beni Hassan rock tombs
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The Sanctuary Sun Boat III is available for charter between Aswan and Luxor. It offers you the unique opportunity to tailor your Egypt cruise and each day’s sightseeing by offering an “a la carte” style touring itinerary.

Below are a selection of example cruises you can enjoy on Sanctuary Sun Boat III.

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4 NIGHT NILE CRUISE (LUXOR TO ASWAN)

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DAY 1

EMBARK IN LUXOR

Check in to your 5-star deluxe Nile cruise boat, where you will be welcomed by the reception staff. On arrival, you will have the opportunity to visit Luxor Temple.
Lunch will be served on board in the main restaurant.
After lunch, visit the West Bank of Luxor to explore the Valley of the Kings. You will also have the chance to visit at least one tomb in the Valley of the Queens and the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut.
On the way back to the river Nile, we will pass by the famed Colossi of Memnon.
Tonight, you will be greeted by your Boat Manager while you enjoy freshly prepared canapés with some complimentary Egyptian wine and local beer, followed by a gourmet dinner menu.

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DAY 2

KARNAK TEMPLE AND TEMPLE OF KHNUM

After a delicious breakfast buffet on board, our tour of the East Bank will begin with a visit to the Temple of Karnak.

Following the morning sail to Esna, enjoy lunch on board the boat.

After lunch, your Egyptologist will guide you around the Greco-Roman Temple of Khnum at Esna. The beautifully preserved Great Hypostyle Hall was built during the reign of the Roman Emperor Claudius; it was excavated from the silt that had accumulated through centuries of annual Nile floods and is about nine meters below present-day street level.

Afternoon tea will be served on board during the cruise to Edfu.

In the evening, a gourmet dinner will be served on board.


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DAY 3

EDFU AND KOM OMBO TEMPLES

Enjoy breakfast on board, followed by a visit to the Temple of Edfu.
Lunch will be served on board while cruising to Kom Ombo. After lunch, visit the temple of Kom Ombo – dedicated to the crocodile-god Sobek. The temple stands at a bend in the Nile where, in ancient times, sacred crocodiles basked in the sun on the riverbank.
Return to your Nile Cruise boat where afternoon tea will be served in the lounge. You will also have the chance to take part in an Egyptian cooking demonstration while the boat is sailing to Aswan.
Tonight’s entertainment will be an “Egyptian Night” costume party for all guests, with a chance to dress up in traditional Egyptian “galabeyyas”. Dinner will be a lavish buffet of Egyptian specialties.

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DAY 4

PHILAE TEMPLE AND FELUCCA SAILING

A breakfast buffet will be served on board, after which you will have the morning at your leisure.
Enjoy lunch on board, followed by a short motorboat ride to visit the majestic Philae Temple on the Island of Agilika.
Next, we proceed to the Granite Quarries, which supplied the ancient Egyptians with most of the hard stone used in pyramids and temples, and still hold a huge unfinished obelisk. You will also have a chance take a ride on a felucca (a typical Egyptian sail boat) around Elephantine Island, Lord Kitchener’s Botanical Gardens, and the Agha Khan Mausoleum (weather permitting, life jackets will be provided).
Afternoon tea will be served in the lounge. Tonight’s farewell dinner will be a gala dinner, with white-gloved waiters serving gourmet cuisine. Enjoy a Folkloric show and a Dervish show after dinner.

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DAY 5

DISEMBARK IN ASWAN

Buffet breakfast on board and check out at 8:00 AM.

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4 NIGHT NILE CRUISE (ASWAN TO LUXOR)

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DAY 1

EMBARK IN ASWAN

Board your 5-star deluxe Nile cruise boat, moored in a private dock in Aswan, where you will be welcomed by the reception staff.
Lunch will be served on board.
This afternoon you will have the chance to take a ride on a felucca (a typical Egyptian sail boat) around Elephantine Island, Lord Kitchener’s Botanical Gardens, and the Agha Khan Mausoleum (weather permitting, life jackets will be provided).
Enjoy afternoon tea served in the lounge. Tonight, you will be greeted by your Boat Manager as you enjoy a selection of canapés with some complimentary Egyptian wine and local beer. A gourmet dinner will be served on board.
Enjoy a Folkloric Show and Dervish Show after dinner.

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DAY 2

PHILAE & KOM OMBO

A breakfast buffet will be served on board, followed by a short motorboat ride to visit the romantic and majestic Philae Temple on the Island of Agilika. This will be followed by a visit to the Granite Quarries, which supplied the ancient Egyptians with most of the hard stone used in pyramids and temples, and still hold a huge unfinished obelisk.

Later, an Egyptian cooking demonstration will be presented on board. Enjoy lunch, while you cruise to Kom Ombo and visit the magnificent Temple of Kom Ombo – dedicated to the crocodile-god Sobek.

Afternoon tea will be served while you cruise to Edfu.

Tonight will be an “Egyptian Night” costume party for all guests, with a chance to dress up in traditional Egyptian “galabeyya”. Dinner will be a lavish buffet of Egyptian specialties, followed by oriental music and dancing for everyone.


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DAY 3

TEMPLE OF KHNUM AND TEMPLE OF HORUS

A breakfast buffet will be served on board. This morning, explore the extraordinary Temple of Horus.
Once you return to the boat, continue to enjoy your cruise onward to Esna, while enjoying your lunch.
This afternoon, your Egyptologist will guide you round the Greco-Roman Temple of Khnum at Esna. The beautifully preserved Great Hypostyle Hall was built during the reign of the Roman Emperor Claudius; it was excavated from the silt that had accumulated through centuries of annual Nile floods and is about nine meters below present-day street
level.
Afternoon tea will be served while you sail to Luxor.
Tonight, a delicious dinner is served on board.

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DAY 4

EAST AND WEST BANK OF LUXOR

Breakfast is served on board.
This morning, your Egyptologist will guide you around the strikingly graceful Temple of Luxor, dedicated to the god Amun – and then onwards to the Temple of Karnak.
After lunch, visit the Valley of the Kings. You will have the chance to visit at least one tomb in the Valley of the Queens, and visit the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. On the way back to the river Nile, you will pass by the famed Colossi of Memnon, known in Ancient Greek times for their haunting voices at dawn.
Return your luxury Nile Cruise boat where afternoon tea will be served in the lounge.
Tonight’s farewell dinner will be a gala dinner, with white-gloved waiters serving gourmet cuisine.

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DAY 5

DISEMBARK IN LUXOR

A buffet breakfast will be served on board, before check out at 8:00.

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8 NIGHT NILE CRUISE ASWAN TO ASWAN

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DAY 1

EMBARK IN ASWAN

Arrive on your 5-star deluxe Nile cruise boat, where you will be welcomed by the reception staff.

Lunch will be served on board.

After lunch, take a ride on a felucca (a typical Egyptian sail boat) around Elephantine Island, Lord Kitchener’s Botanical Gardens, and the Agha Khan Mausoleum (weather permitting, life jackets will be provided).

Afternoon tea will be served in the lounge.

In the evening, you will be greeted by your Boat Manager for a cocktail reception, who will review your cruise program for the upcoming days.

Enjoy local Egyptian wine and beer, as well as a selection of canapés, followed by a gourmet dinner.

Enjoy a Folkloric Show and Dervish Show after dinner.


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DAY 2

PHILAE TEMPLE AND UNFINISHED OBELISK

A breakfast buffet will be served on board, followed by a short motorboat ride to visit the romantic and majestic Philae Temple on the Island of Agilika. This will be followed by a visit to the Granite Quarries, which supplied the ancient Egyptians with most of the hard stone used in pyramids and temples, and still hold a huge unfinished obelisk.

Enjoy lunch, while you cruise to Kom Ombo. Spend the afternoon at leisure to enjoy the facilities on board, including the pool, games room and gymnasium. Afternoon tea will be served while you cruise to Edfu.

Enjoy an Egyptian buffet menu for tonight’s dinner with the chance for guests to dress up in traditional Egyptian “galabeyya”.


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DAY 3

TEMPLE OF HORUS

Enjoy breakfast on board this morning, before exploring the extraordinary Temple of Horus.

Return to your boat. Lunch will be served while sailing to Esna. Take time to enjoy the facilities on board, including
the pool, games room and gymnasium. Continue sailing to Luxor, while having your afternoon tea.

A gourmet dinner will be served on board.


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DAY 5

EAST BANK

Enjoy breakfast on board.

Afterwards, your Egyptologist will guide you around the East Bank of Luxor including the strikingly graceful Temple of
Luxor, dedicated to the god Amun.

Lunch and afternoon tea will be served in the lounge.

In the evening, you will be greeted by your Boat Manager for a cocktail reception, who will review your cruise program for the upcoming days.

Enjoy local Egyptian wine and beer, as well as a selection of canapés, followed by a gourmet dinner.


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DAY 4

VALLEY OF THE KINGS

Breakfast will be served on board.

Spend the morning at leisure before enjoying a delicious lunch in the restaurant.

This afternoon, visit the West Bank of Luxor to explore the Valley of the Kings. You will have the chance to visit at least one tomb in the Valley of the Queens and visit the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. On the way back to the Nile River, you will pass by the famed Colossi of Memnon, known in Ancient Greek times for their haunting voices at dawn.

Return to your cruise and sample the delectable afternoon tea.

Tonight’s farewell dinner will be on board the ship in Luxor.


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DAY 6

TEMPLE OF KARNAK AND TEMPLE OF KHNUM

A breakfast buffet will be served on board.

After breakfast, Visit the Temple of Karnak, built over more than a thousand years by generations of Pharaohs. The great “Hypostyle Hall” is an incredible forest of giant pillars, covering an area larger than the whole of Notre Dame Cathedral.

Following a sail to Esna, your Egyptologist will guide you around the Greco-Roman Temple of Khnum. The beautifully preserved Great Hypostyle Hall was built during the reign of the Roman Emperor Claudius; it was excavated from the silt that had accumulated through centuries of annual Nile floods and is about nine meters below present-day street level.

Afternoon tea will be served on board during the cruise to Edfu.

In the evening, a gourmet dinner will be served on board.


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DAY 7

TEMPLE OF KOM OMBO

Breakfast will be served on board.

Spend the morning at leisure and enjoy the facilities on board, including the pool, games room and gymnasium.

Lunch and afternoon tea can be enjoyed on board.

This afternoon you will also have the chance to take part in an Egyptian cooking demonstration, as you continue cruising to Kom Ombo.

Following afternoon tea, visit the Temple of Kom Ombo – dedicated to the crocodile-god Sobek. The temple stands at a bend in the Nile where, in ancient times, sacred crocodiles basked in the sun on the riverbank.

Tonight’s entertainment will be an “Egyptian Night” costume party for all guests, with a chance to dress up in traditional Egyptian “galabeyyas”. Dinner will be a lavish buffet of Egyptian specialties.


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DAY 8

ASWAN

A breakfast buffet will be served on board.

You will have the day free to visit Aswan and enjoy the facilities on board, including the pool, games room and gymnasium.

Tonight’s dinner will be a gala dinner, with white-gloved waiters serving gourmet cuisine.

Enjoy a Folkloric Show and a Dervish Show after dinner.


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DAY 9

DISEMBARK IN ASWAN

A buffet breakfast will be served before check-out at 08:00.

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8 NIGHT NILE CRUISE LUXOR TO LUXOR

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DAY 1

EMBARK IN LUXOR

Arrive on your 5-star deluxe Nile cruise boat, where you will be welcomed by the reception staff.
Your Egyptologist will guide you around the East Bank of Luxor including the strikingly graceful Temple of Luxor, dedicated to the god Amun. Lunch and afternoon tea will be served on board.
In the evening, you will be greeted by your Boat Manager for a cocktail reception, who will review your cruise program for the upcoming days.
Enjoy local Egyptian wine and beer, as well as a selection of canapés, followed by a gourmet dinner.

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DAY 2

TEMPLE OF KARNAK AND TEMPLE OF KHNUM

A delicious breakfast buffet is served on board.

After breakfast, visit to the Temple of Karnak, built over more than a thousand years by generations of Pharaohs. The great “Hypostyle Hall” is an incredible
forest of giant pillars, covering an area larger than the whole of Notre Dame Cathedral.

After lunch and a cruise to Esna, your Egyptologist will guide you around the Greco-Roman Temple of Khnum at Esna. The beautifully preserved Great Hypostyle Hall was built during the reign of the Roman Emperor Claudius; it was excavated from the silt that had accumulated through centuries of annual Nile floods and is about nine meters below present-day street level.

Afternoon tea will be served on board during the cruise to Edfu.

In the evening, a gourmet dinner will be served on board.


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DAY 3

TEMPLE OF KOM OMBO

Following breakfast, spend the morning at leisure and enjoy the facilities on board, including the pool, games room and gymnasium.
This afternoon you will also have the chance to take part in an Egyptian cooking demonstration, as you continue cruising to Kom Ombo.
Following afternoon tea, visit the Temple of Kom Ombo – dedicated to the crocodile-god Sobek. The temple stands at a bend in the Nile where, in ancient times, sacred crocodiles basked in the sun on the riverbank. Return to your boat and enjoy a cruise to Aswan.
Tonight’s entertainment will be an “Egyptian Night” costume party for all guests, with a chance to dress up in traditional Egyptian “galabeyyas”. Dinner will be a lavish buffet of Egyptian specialties

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DAY 4

ASWAN

A breakfast buffet will be served on board, after which you will have the morning at your leisure.

Enjoy lunch on board followed by an afternoon at leisure where you can enjoy the facilities on board, including the pool, games room and gymnasium.

Tonight’s dinner will be a gala dinner, with white-gloved waiters serving gourmet cuisine.

Enjoy a Folkloric Show and a Dervish Show after dinner.


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DAY 5

FELUCCA SAILING

A breakfast buffet will be served on board.

This morning, enjoy the facilities on board, including the pool, games room and gymnasium.

After lunch on board, take a ride on a felucca (a typical Egyptian sail boat) around Elephantine Island, Lord Kitchener’s Botanical Gardens, and the Agha Khan Mausoleum (weather permitting, life jackets will be provided).

Afternoon tea will be served in the lounge. Enjoy local Egyptian wine and beer, as well as a selection of canapés, followed by a gourmet dinner.

Enjoy a Folkloric Show and Dervish Show after dinner.


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DAY 6

PHILAE TEMPLE AND UNFINSIHED OBLEISK

A breakfast buffet will be served on board, followed by a short motorboat ride to visit the romantic and majestic Philae Temple on the Island of Agilika.
This will be followed by a visit to the Granite Quarries, which supplied the ancient Egyptians with most of the hard stone used in pyramids and temples, and
still holds a huge unfinished obelisk.

Enjoy lunch, while you cruise to Kom Ombo. Spend the afternoon at leisure and enjoy the facilities on board, including the pool, games room and gymnasium.

Afternoon tea will be served while you cruise to Edfu.

Enjoy an Egyptian buffet menu for tonight’s dinner with the chance for guests to dress up in traditional Egyptian “galabeyya”.


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DAY 7

TEMPLE OF HORUS

A breakfast buffet will be served on board.

This morning, explore the extraordinary Temple of Horus. Return to your boat and enjoy sailing to Esna.

Lunch will be served while sailing. Use this afternoon to enjoy all the facilities on board.

Continue sailing to Luxor, while having your afternoon tea.

Tonight, a delicious dinner is served on board.


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DAY 8

VALLEY OF THE KINGS

Enjoy breakfast on board. Spend this morning at leisure.

Lunch will be served on board followed by a morning visit to West Bank of Luxor to explore the Valley of the Kings. You will have the chance to visit at least
one tomb in the Valley of the Queens and visit the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. On the way back to the Nile River, you will pass by the famed Colossi of
Memnon, known in Ancient Greek times for their haunting voices at dawn. Return to your cruise where afternoon tea will be served.

Tonight’s farewell dinner will be on board the ship in Luxor.


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DAY 9

DISEMBARK IN LUXOR

A buffet breakfast will be served on board, before check out at 8:00.

The Sanctuary Sun Boat III has 14 standard cabins, two royal suites and two presidential suites.

All cabins have Nile views, a mini-bar, safe deposit box, and LCD television with satellite and in-house movies, along with being fully air-conditioned with individual controls. The private bathrooms all have a bathtub, shower and hairdryer. International telephone access is available through the reception.


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LUXURY CABINS (17M²)

The 14 luxury cabins are all beautifully appointed with old fashioned four poster beds, draped with Egyptian linens. The shutters are the traditional focal point of the cabin and are a striking design element. The warm colours of the cabin and traditional tones evoke the glamour of the 1930s.


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PRESIDENTIAL SUITES (29M²)

Indulge in this spacious, elegant suite decorated in cool calm tones that will leave you in absolute serenity. Comfort and style are reflected in all corners of the presidential suite to give a naturally astonishing look. There are two presidential suites.


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ROYAL SUITES (36M²)

Discover the essence of tranquility and elegance during your luxury Nile cruise in our two Royal Suites. Honey hues welcome you to these opulent and spacious suites.

SUN DECK

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TOWER DECK

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PROMENADE DECK

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NILE DECK

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The Sanctuary Sun Boat III’s luxury Nile cruises depart from either Luxor or Aswan (downstream from Aswan to Luxor or upstream from Luxor to Aswan).

In Luxor the dock is situated in front of Karnak Temple beside the floating police station while in Aswan the dock is found in the new corniche beside the Aswan New Bridge. 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. Driving to and from Luxor or Aswan is not usually recommended as it would require a police escort and the driving time is both long and tiring – approximately 12 hours from Cairo to Luxor, and 15 hours from Cairo to Aswan.

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Dates upon request. Please contact for pricing

RATES INCLUDE

  • Accommodation
  • Full board meal plan – breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner with mineral water, tea and coffee served during meal times
  • All sightseeing, guiding and entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Taxes and service charges

RATES EXCLUDE

  • Any items of a personal nature such as laundry, telephone calls and purchases from the gift shop
  • Gratuity to staff
  • Drink packages
    • Unlimited lunch and dinner drink package – US$ 55 per person (local wine, local beer, soft drinks, juices, tea, coffee and mineral water
    • Alternatively, drinks can be purchased individually
  • Medical services, travel insurance or visas
  • All transfers to/from the boat from airports

CHILD POLICY

  • Children over ten years are welcome on-board the Sanctuary Sun Boat III in 2020, please enquire for our child rates.