Nile Cruises in Egypt

There are many ways to see Egypt…… but the ideal way to view the country’s many marvels without spending a fortune is to take a cruise up the Nile.

There are many ways to see Egypt…… but the ideal way to view the country’s many marvels without spending a fortune is to take a cruise up the Nile. From the sun deck, enjoy spectacular views over green fields and palm groves, slow-moving feluccas, picturesque villages and busy cities – the kaleidoscope of Egypt sparkles wherever you look. From Aswan to Luxor, every stopover brings you into close contact with mythological wonders, world-famous temples, the hustle of everyday life and the bustle of the souks.

Eternally vibrant… the Egypt dreams are made of!

It’s also one of the most relaxing and luxurious ways to take in many of the major great cultural landmarks and sites. Egypt is the gift of the Nile as Herodotus said and for a long time the idea of travelling in Egypt meant only sailing through the Nile, since this was the quickest and simplest way to travel along Egypt.

There are many alternatives according to your time, places to visit or even your budget.

Long Cruises
On one of the 320 Nile Cruisers, you can retrace the same routes as Egypt’s great kings and queens.The regular cruise from Luxor or Aswan passing by, Esna, Edfu & Kom Ombo. (Four to seven days) you can also add more nights in Luxor or Aswan every stopover brings you into close contact with mythological wonders, world-famous temples, the hustle of everyday life and the bustle of the souks.

Check with your tour operator or your cruise company to avoid having a transfer from Luxor by road at the time of Esna lock ( a specific time each year for two changeable weeks in December and June when the level of the Nile are lowered than the proper level for navigation. If you are very fond of adventure, you can have long cruise (from Luxor or Aswan) by using sailing boat.

Lake Nasser cruises: the most luxury way to discover the faboulus treasures of Abu Simble is a criuse from Aswan to Abu Simble passing by Kalabsha ,Bait el walli, Wadi El Seboua & Amada Temple (three to four days).

Cruising through the Nile offers full board accommodation, entertainment on board, sightseeing, entrance fees and guidance are all inclusive elegant boats, five stars facilities and even wireless internet connection are available now in many boats.

Short Cruises
If you don’t have time you still have chance for irregular adventure: One Day cruise from Luxor- north to Dandara or even sail to ( 65 km. from Luxor) or Abidos( 145km. from luxor) Sailing early morning, having lunch on board backing by sunset.

Very Short Cruises
You still have chance to tailor your Nile cruise even in a very tight time: short excursion by felucca in Luxor, Aswan and Cairo. Cairo offers you a luxury way to cruise the Nile, 2hr.- cruise with lunch with live music or dinner with full entertainment show belly dance, tanoura etc

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