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Nile River | Links Esna to Aswan, Aswan, Egypt
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Reviewed 1 week ago

On most any Nile cruise between Aswan and Luxor your boat is going to pass through the Esna Lock. We passed through after dark and went to the sun deck up top of the boat to watch this incredibly tight passage navigated. It takes many...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank David B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We travelled through the lock on our cruise and apart from the amazing lock itself, the fun was trading with local vendors from their boats, 4 decks below. They would throw goods up to top deck and we would throw money down to complete the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ShutupGreg
Reviewed 31 July 2019

We were on cruise from Aswan to Luxor, we passed this Esna Lock, since we were informed of this inter pass we were waiting for it. Nile river pass through several stages in different heights. It is not on same level. The cruise will go...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Aadhes
Reviewed 21 July 2019

Exciting. I was topside by the pool and all of a sudden I see what I think are fishermen in the way of our Nile Cruise ship. Next thing you know, they join alongside our ship, tie up, and proceed to sell the tourists on...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank LAM487
Reviewed 18 July 2019

At this point, the level of the Nile rises on one side and goes down from the other! Cruise ships stop a little while, to change the level from one point to another! When we arrived there was another cruise ship on the opposite side!...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 17 June 2019

Nilce cruise boats all have to pass these locks and apparently they have been built to fit exactly through this bottle neck. Seeing the crew of the ship manage the passage through the tight space and feel the water level rise or fall to the...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank HansCB
Reviewed 27 May 2019 via mobile

It's not always a queue to get through, especially at 2 a.m.! It's fascinating to see the guards alongside the workmen as you go through the locks

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank wayne m
Reviewed 19 May 2019

There used to be a huge queue of boats lining up to pass through the lock, but we only had a few boats ahead of us. Interesting to see how it works.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank drgrun
Reviewed 14 April 2019

The best part is watching the vendors on the side throwing things up for you to buy and you throwing back the money.. Not to be missed

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank RedheadedLady7
Reviewed 7 April 2019

Traveling down the Nile by boat you don’t want to miss passing through the locks at Esna ...they raise the boat quite quickly, the lock is very tight and it’s always interesting to stand on deck and just watch

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Steve T
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